Philo - On celestial music
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Philo Judaeus – from Questions and Answers on Genesis [approx 30BC] [translated by Ralph Marcus]
For it rouses to madness those who hear it and produces in the soul an indescribable and unrestrained pleasure. It causes them to despise food and drink and to die an untimely death through hunger in their desire for the song.