Author: Hazrat Inayat KhanPublisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 1995Language: EnglishPages: 273ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120805798
This is the second volume of the Indian edition of all the works of Hazrat Inayat Khan, the great Sufi mystic who lectured and taught in the western world. This book and other volumes in this series contain his lectures, discourses and other teachings as taken down in shorthand. The complete series contains fourteen volumes. Each volume is complete in itself, and therefore may be read without any necessity to study following or previous ones. However, one may get a spiritual and mental appetite to continue reading . One will find that a meditative way of reading will convey not only the words but also the spiritual power emanating from them, tuning mind, heart and soul to the pitch which is one's own.The Mysticism of Music, Sound, and Word presents an essential part of the - highly practical - philosophy of Hazart Inayat Khan. The music presented in this volume is in its many and various aspects. It contains four parts. In the Mysticism of Sound the basic philosophy is given in a wide context. Both the abstract and some very practical aspects are covered. Music presents the mystic aspects of music besides relating its philosophy to the practical side again. It presents a beautiful early view on Indian music and it relates music and color. Moreover the psychic and healing powers are discussed. The Power of the Word and in Cosmic language elaborate these influences both philosophically and practically.The book really may be called mysticism in daily life.It presents you with insights into the metaphysical foundation of music and sound and its effects upon our daily doings. You may acquire a deeper understanding of both the cosmic manifestation and the rhythm and harmony of everyday life. Although his philosophy is through and deep yet the unaccustomed reader will find himself inspired and understanding. The author combines depth and simplicity and speaks to the heart of the reader. You may find new dimensions to your everyday speech, thoughts and actions.
PrefaceThe Mysticism of SoundMusicThe Power of the WordCosmic LanguageAppendix IAppendix IIAppendix III