The Theurgic Symbol: Musico-Magic Therapeutics in the 16th Century

Voss, A. (2018) The Theurgic Symbol: Musico-Magic Therapeutics in the 16th Century. In: Wistreich, R. and Fenlon, I., eds. The Cambridge History of Sixteenth Century Music. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521195942 (In Press)

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the philosophy of music in the late Renaissance period, focussing on the contemporary idea of music as a magical symbol which has the power to convey ideas from the Divine Mind to earthly ears. It includes an analysis of Orlando Lassus' 'Prophetiae Sybillarum' as an example of such symbolism, designed to awaken or invoke an altered state of awareness such as that available to the Sybils as prophetesses of the ancient world.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature on music > ML3797 Musical research
Divisions: Faculty of Education > School of Childhood and Education Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Angela Voss
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2018 13:28
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2018 14:05
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15220

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