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Keightley, Thomas - Music weaves spells

Identifier

004357

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

The harp, the violin, all entrance and enchant.  Music weaves spells.  Music is the expression of function

 

A description of the experience

The Girl at the Troll Dance – from The World Guide to Fairies, Gnomes etc [compiled by Thomas Keightley]

The power of music over all nature is a subject of frequent recurrence in northern poetry......  Here all the wild animals are entranced by the magic tones of the harp; the meads flower, the trees put forth leaves; the knight, though grave and silent, is attracted, and even if inclined to stay away he cannot restrain his horse

The source of the experience

Keightley, Thomas

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Troll

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Listening to music
Singing spells

Commonsteps

References