The Rosicrucian Chant — Herb Ernst, F.R.C.

           The Rosicrucian Chant is presented to every AMORC student at the beginning of the studies — to be sung, hummed, played either internally in the heart/mind or even externally in physicality if circumstances allow, when the member is in the home Sanctum, in Convocation, or wherever the need or desire arises.
          However, not everyone manifests musicianship and if one does, the opportunity to sing or play is sometimes elusive.  An alternative is to play a recording.  However, in the new world of digital music, a contemporary recording of The Rosicrucian Chant is difficult to find, as I’m sure some of you already know.
          I actually recorded a version of The Rosicrucian Chant in the 1980’s that perhaps some of you may have encountered in your association with AMORC, but as music recording technologies and artistic sensibilities have changed, it occurred to me that it was time for another expression of this most heartfelt music.  This was the motivation for the recording of several intuitive variations of this eternal song, used not just for simple entertainment but more importantly, as a tool for resonating, communing and communicating with the Inner Self and the energies of Celestial Sanctum.
          The first version is the traditional interpretation of The Rosicrucian Chant, taken directly from the sheet music itself.  The three variations that follow are recordings of intuitive performances, played from the heart from a spiritual perspective — with regard for metronomic exactitude and musical structures held only in secondary — or even tertiary — importance.
          With today’s technology, these recordings can be played separately, linked together or looped separately or together, in any order that you wish – whatever you need to facilitate going to the spiritual place you want or need to be.
          Please understand that this music is Rosicrucian in origin – inspired, composed, played, recorded and presented by members of AMORC, which holds all international copyrights.  I ask that you honor this sacred trust and keep it within the bounds of the Order.
          — Herb Ernst, F.R.C.

Pythagoras and Music — Melanie Richards, M.Mus., S.R.C.

The musician draws the bow across the violin string and immediately the inert atmosphere becomes vibrant and transparent, “…as if sound from nonspatial realms shines through a window into the world of space.” What is being demonstrated is a phenomenon known as the overtone series, in which any tone, played or sung, activates a column of mathematically-related notes which vibrate sympathetically with the sounded pitch and create resonance. Octaves throughout the universe respond, in a modern, scientific “music of the spheres,” echoing the hypothesis that dates back to ancient times and the School of Pythagoras.

Running Time: 16:44 | 22.9 MB
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Posted by Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum @ 07/01/2009

 

Harmony — Richard Schultz, F.R.C., Ph.D.

Harmony is often emphasized in esoteric circles as a goal of the seeker on the mystical path. By achieving harmony within, the mystic accomplishes a fusion with the divine essence and transcends the purely physical appetites, aspirations, and limitations of corporeal existence. In this podcast , we examine what harmony is, using references to familiar forms of harmony from music, the arts, and the sciences. We then examine the effect harmony has on its surroundings to discern whether harmony is the actual goal or, more precisely, a tool for effecting beneficial change. Finally, by drawing parallels between musical and mystical harmony, we explore some of the direct and indirect uses of mystical harmony in today’s society.
This podcast is written and narrated by Dr. Richard Schultz.

Running Time: 24:22 | 11.1 MB
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Posted by Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum @ 9/01/2006