Racy 1 - 1/14/08 Racy Lecture 1 Trance Music and the mind

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1/14/08 Racy Lecture 1 Trance Music and the mind (emotions/consciousness) Music and Consciousness Music -State of consciousness connected with music -music can lead to altered states of consciousness -Ecstasy -I was ecstatic -feel the flow (people can want to cook, and just continue to cook. Things just kind of fall in place). -groove -swing -inspired -mood -elevated, uplifted -I felt like I was in a dream. ( dream state) -hypnotized -mesmerized -intoxicated -Does ecstasy have meaning? -mystical experience -divine communion -blissful surrender -meditation -trance (transformation) Bali, Indonesia -Ritual. People act in religious roles. They come here to connect with religion. Hindu. Colorful ritual with costumes, mask, and dancing. They take on different figures in drums also. -Video: Hindu spiritual education. Presented in Classical Japanese which is not understood by the people. Reinforce story with slapstick humor. In the end, the evil will be vanquished and cosmos restored to order. When they see Rhonda the witch, they turn the daggers onto themselves, but the daggers cannot penetrate their skin. -Part of religion, healing. Gamalon is a type of ensemble and is heard in the background. *Characteristics of altered states of consciousness 1) This type of experience is found cross-culturally. Widely experienced. Rituals involving possession. A. Do we feel states of consciousness in the West? i. Drugs. Speech. Sermon. 2)
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2009 for the course PERFORMING GE cluster taught by Professor Winter during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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Racy 1 - 1/14/08 Racy Lecture 1 Trance Music and the mind

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