Beethoven - The Moonlight Sonata
Type of Spiritual Experience
I have added an interesting extra quote from Richard Wagner talking about Beethoven.
Beethoven may have been deaf, but he could still listen to the music in his head.
A description of the experience
Talks with Great Composers – A. Abell 1905 – Richard Wagner
I am convinced that there are universal currents of Divine thought vibrating the ether everywhere and that anyone who can feel those vibrations is inspired, provided he is conscious of process …. I believe, first of all, that it is this universal vibrating energy that binds the soul of man to the Almighty Central Power from which emanates the life principle to which we owe our existence. This energy links us to the supreme Force of the universe, of which we are all a part…. In that trance like condition, which is the prerequisite of all true creative effort, I feel that I am one with this vibrating force, that it is omniscient, and that I can draw upon it to an extent that is limited only by my own capacity to do so. Why did Beethoven appropriate it to a far greater degree than Diitersdorf to name only one of the many minor composers of that period? Because Beethoven was much more aware of his oneness with Divinity than was Dittersdorf
The source of the experienceBeethoven
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBeing left handed
Deafness and tinnitus
Listening to music