Unformatted text preview: pray around a fire, which has a lot of symbolism and meaning to them. Mythology intersects with Sun Ra’s life, music, philosophy, and identity in various forms. His life revolved around being different and following what he wanted to do. He changed his name multiple times and came to Sun Ra after various interpretations of the sun, stars, planets, and cosmology. It expressed himself and what he does and what he wants to do. He didn’t go to school even tho he had the chance to become one of the best things a black person could become, yet instead he followed his “persona legend” and did what he really wanted to do. His love for music really inspired him. He used music as his connection to myth. It was the bridge that connected him to “other dimensions.” It leads to a connection to the people thru various songs, clubs, theaters, dance halls and they would get drawn to the music and eventually it would actually be IN and a part of them....
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This document was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course MYTH 150 at Rutgers.
- Spring '09