Mysticism Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal

This is the first extensive scholarly study of drone metal music and its religious associations, drawing on five years of ethnographic participant observation from more than 300 performances and 74 interviews, plus surveys, analyses of ...

Mysticism  Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal

Author: Owen Coggins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350025119

Page: 224

View: 828

This is the first extensive scholarly study of drone metal music and its religious associations, drawing on five years of ethnographic participant observation from more than 300 performances and 74 interviews, plus surveys, analyses of sound recordings, artwork, and extensive online discourse about music. Owen Coggins shows that while many drone metal listeners identify as non-religious, their ways of engaging with and talking about drone metal are richly informed by mysticism, ritual and religion. He explores why language relating to mysticism and spiritual experience is so prevalent in drone metal culture and in discussion of musical experiences and practices of the genre. The author develops the work of Michel de Certeau to provide an empirically grounded theory of mysticism in popular culture. He argues that the marginality of the genre culture, together with the extremely abstract sound produces a focus on the listeners' engagement with sound, and that this in turn creates a space for the open-ended exploration of religiosity in extreme states of bodily consciousness.

The Extravagance of Music

Perhaps the most extreme example is Lou Reed's wonderfully rebarbative Metal
Machine Music (1975). ... with ideas about mysticism and ritual, and are therefore
often rendered as pilgrimage' (Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal ...

The Extravagance of Music

Author: David Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319918184

Page: 325

View: 884

This book explores the ways in which music can engender religious experience, by virtue of its ability to evoke the ineffable and affect how the world is open to us. Arguing against approaches that limit the religious significance of music to an illustrative function, The Extravagance of Music sets out a more expansive and optimistic vision, which suggests that there is an ‘excess’ or ‘extravagance’ in both music and the divine that can open up revelatory and transformative possibilities. In Part I, David Brown argues that even in the absence of words, classical instrumental music can disclose something of the divine nature that allows us to speak of an experience analogous to contemplative prayer. In Part II, Gavin Hopps contends that, far from being a wasteland of mind-closing triviality, popular music frequently aspires to elicit the imaginative engagement of the listener and is capable of evoking intimations of transcendence. Filled with fresh and accessible discussions of diverse examples and forms of music, this ground-breaking book affirms the disclosive and affective capacities of music, and shows how it can help to awaken, vivify, and sustain a sense of the divine in everyday life.

Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music Series editor: Christopher
Partridge Religion's relationship to popular ... Christian Metal, Marcus Moberg
Mortality and Music, Christopher Partridge Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in
Drone ...

Religion and Popular Music

Author: Andreas Häger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 135000149X

Page: 272

View: 182

Through in-depth case studies, Religion and Popular Music explores encounters between music, fans and religion. The book examines several popular music artists - including Bob Dylan, Prince and Katy Perry - and looks at the way religion comes into play in their work and personas. Genres explored by contributing authors include country, folk, rock, metal and Electronic Dance Music. Case studies in the book originate from a variety of geographic and cultural contexts, focusing on topics such as nationalism and hard rock in Russia, fan culture in Argentina, and punk and Islam in Indonesia. Chapters engage with the central issue of how global music meets local audiences and practices, and considers how fans as well as religious groups react to the uses of religion in popular music. It also looks at how they make these interactions between popular music and religion components in their own identity, community and practice. Tapping into a vital and lively topic of teaching, research and wider cultural interest, and employing diverse methodologies across musicians, fans and religious groups, this book is an important contribution to the growing field of religion and popular music studies.

U2 and the Religious Impulse

Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music Series editor: Christopher
Partridge Religion's relationship to popular ... Christian Metal, Marcus Moberg
Mortality and Music, Christopher Partridge Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in
Drone ...

U2 and the Religious Impulse

Author: Scott Calhoun

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350032565

Page: 256

View: 184

U2 and the Religious Impulse examines indications in U2's music and performances that the band work at conscious and subconscious levels as artists who focus on matters of the spirit, religious traditions, and a life guided by both belief and doubt. U2 is known for a career of stirring songs, landmark performances and for its interest in connecting with fans to reach a higher power to accomplish greater purposes. Its success as a rock band is unparalleled in the history of rock 'n' roll's greatest acts. In addition to all the thrills one would expect from entertainers at this level, U2 surprises many listeners who examine its lyrics and concert themes by having a depth of interest in matters of human existence more typically found in literature, philosophy and theology. The multi-disciplinary perspectives presented here account for the durability of U2's art and offer informed explanations as to why many fans of popular music who seek a connection with a higher power find U2 to be a kindred spirit. This study will be of interest to scholars and students of religious studies and musicology, interested in religion and popular music, as well as religion and popular culture more broadly.

Christian Punk

Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music Series editor: Christopher
Partridge Religion's relationship to popular ... Christian Metal, Marcus Moberg
Mortality and Music, Christopher Partridge Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in
Drone ...

Christian Punk

Author: Ibrahim Abraham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350094803

Page: 240

View: 691

Christian punk is a surprisingly successful musical subculture and a fascinating expression of American evangelicalism. Situating Christian punk within the modern history of Christianity and the rapidly changing culture of spirituality and secularity, this book illustrates how Christian punk continues punk's autonomous and oppositional creative practices, but from within a typically traditional evangelical morality. Analyzing straight edge Christian abstinence and punk-friendly churches, this book also focuses on gender performance within a subculture dominated by young men in a time of contested gender roles and ideologies. Critically-minded and rich in ethnographic data and insider perspectives, Christian Punk will engage scholars of contemporary evangelicalism, religion and popular music, and punk and all its related subcultures.

Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions

As a category in the study of mysticism, ecstasy has most often signified mystical
union. ... Isaiah was taken out of his position in time and space and saw the
impending doom of Judah, whereas Ezekiel had a ... Music, especially as
accompanying ritual and prayer and understood for its theurgic power to bring
about divine ...

Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions

Author: Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851099808

Page: 665

View: 540

This is the first comprehensive resource on the subject of love in the teachings of the world's major religions, cultures, and philosophies.

The Triple Crown Or the Power Course and Doom of the Papacy

It was thought important that , as Christianity was the only true religion , its
functionaries and service should have a style worthy of it in ... his Christ ,
emulated in behalf of His officials and ritual a magnificence not inferior to that
which the prevailing Idolatry was graced with . ... The ordinances of Baptism and
the Lord's Supper had much mystical ceremonial connected with their
administration , and far more ...

The Triple Crown  Or the Power  Course and Doom of the Papacy

Author: William URWICK (the Elder.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 700

Euripides Alcestis

Religion. I. Introduction. What here concerns me is to show sufficient cause for
the assertion made in the previous chapter that in the ... of narrative theory to
certain morally-informed cultic and ritual features of classical Athens, since
mystical intertexts, especially Eleusinian and ... Though it seems that during most
of the play the torrential waves of doom-laden forecasts and gloomy prognoses
sweep away ...

Euripides   Alcestis

Author: Andreas Markantonatos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110330970

Page: 235

View: 435

This volume is an accessible yet in-depth narratological study of Euripides’ Alcestis - the earliest extant play of Euripides and one of the most experimental masterpieces of Greek tragedy, not only standing in place of a satyr-play but also preserving at least some of its typical features. Commencing from the widely-held view, so lamentably ignored within the domain of Classics, that a narratology of drama should be predicated upon the notion of narrative as verbal, as well as visual, rendition of a story, this unique volume contextualizes the play in terms of its reception by the original audience, locating the intricate narrative tropes of the plot in the dynamics of fifth-century Athenian mythology and religion.

Teaching Mysticism

One easy and entertaining way to get students to interrogate the stereotype of the
mystic Orient is through the analysis of popular ... (1965), and culminates in
Stephen Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). ... the
classic Altar of Fire on the contemporary performance of Vedic ritual; the series
Sadhus: India's Holy Men (Bedi 1994), which focuses ... One pedagogical tool
that I have found extremely useful in my classes on South Asian religions is the
debate format.

Teaching Mysticism

Author: William B. Parsons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190208635

Page: 320

View: 818

The term ''mysticism'' has never been consistently defined or employed, either in religious traditions or in academic discourse. The essays in this volume offer ways of defining what mysticism is, as well as methods for grappling with its complexity in a classroom. This volume addresses the diverse literature surrounding mysticism in four interrelated parts. The first part includes essays on the tradition and context of mysticism, devoted to drawing out and examining the mystical element in many religious traditions. The second part engages traditions and religio-cultural strands in which ''mysticism'' is linked to other terms, such as shamanism, esotericism, and Gnosticism. The volume's third part focuses on methodological strategies for defining ''mysticism,'' with respect to varying social spaces. The final essays show how contemporary social issues and movements have impacted the meaning, study, and pedagogy of mysticism. Teaching Mysticism presents pedagogical reflections on how best to communicate mysticism from a variety of institutional spaces. It surveys the broad range of meanings of mysticism, its utilization in the traditions, the theories and methods that have been used to understand it, and provides critical insight into the resulting controversies.

Islam

He was a mortal, a human being who could not forgive his own mistakes; a fact
that makes the Islamic religion much simpler. The Christian ... If they desist not
from so saying a painful doom will fall on those of them who disbelieve. ... He was
inspired to purify the faith from mystic, ritual or formal deviations and inflitrations.

Islam

Author: A. M. Said Salama

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 111

View: 922

The Doom of Dogma and the Dawn of Truth

The ethnic religions are full of relics and fossils , quaint memorials of a dead and
silent past , which suggest thoughts so foreign to the present age that they come
to be regarded with superstitious awe , either as monuments of mystic wisdom or
as unimpeachable credentials of authority . Every rite and ritual , every memorial
festival , every symbol , vestment , and temple appointment , every sacrament
and ...

The Doom of Dogma and the Dawn of Truth

Author: Henry Frank

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 399

View: 479

Journal of Bible and Religion

David Mandelbaum describes the following ritual procedure among the Kotas , a
hill - tribe in South India . ... A significant feature of doom prophecy is that the “ in -
group becomes empty or at least extremely small , because the ritual community
... away from present reality is comparable to the development of mysticism in the
East , which is similarly anti - cultic , or at least anti - sacrificial , in its outlook .

Journal of Bible and Religion

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Includes section "Book reviews."

The Doom of Dogma and the Triumph of Truth

The ethnic religions are full of relics and fossils , quaint memorials of a dead and
silent past , which suggest thoughts so foreign to the present age that they come
to be regarded with superstitious awe , either as monuments of mystic wisdom or
as unimpeachable credentials of authority . Every rite and ritual , every memorial
festival , every symbol , vestment , and temple appointment , every sacrament
and ...

The Doom of Dogma and the Triumph of Truth

Author: Henry Frank

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 409

View: 561

The Dawn of Modern Geography A history of exploration and geographical science from the conversion of the Roman Empire to A D 900 with an account of the achievements and writings of the Christian Arab and Chinese travellers and students

... religion, as a less dogmatic, intricate, and systematised faith, without
priesthood, or sacraments, or mystic ritual, except ... civilised Caliphate, when
further danger was averted by the ruin of theologians and scientists alike in a
common doom.

The Dawn of Modern Geography  A history of exploration and geographical science from the conversion of the Roman Empire to A D  900  with an account of the achievements and writings of the Christian  Arab  and Chinese travellers and students

Author: Charles Raymond Beazley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 945

Living Magically

... from different flowers, the wise man accepts the essence of different Scriptures
and sees only the good in all religions. ... Moreover, metaphysics is not merely an
interesting backcloth to life, a Sunday morning ritual or a conversation piece for ...
Nostradamus, the Book of Revelations, and countless other mystics and
clairvoyants have been cited as evidence that ... far transcend our own— suggest
that the doomandgloom merchants are simply playing on our doubts and fears,
and that ...

Living Magically

Author: Gill Edwards

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405516011

Page: 288

View: 176

Living Magically is a book that has changed countless lives. In this lively and inspiring guide to the tools and techniques of metaphysics, Gill Edwards outlines a spiritually-based psychology for the times that we live in. Taking a practical self-help approach, Living Magically will help you to: Rediscover your inner wisdom; Break through your fears, blockages and limitations; Let go of the past and reach for the future; Grow through love and joy, rather than pain and struggle; Heal your inner child; 'Listen to the whispers' from your Higher Self; Make your dreams come true

Nostradamus

How an Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became the Modern Prophet of Doom
Stéphane Gerson ... To distinguish purely rational elites from a naïve populace—
as if cultures were fortified castles—likewise misses the exchanges and
borrowings, the shared beliefs and ... by the Tales of 1001 Nights, practiced
alchemy, consulted fortunetellers, and exchanged mystic secrets during Masonic
rituals full of ...

Nostradamus

Author: Stéphane Gerson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250017564

Page: 368

View: 498

We all know the name Nostradamus, but who was he really? Why did his predictions become so influential in Renaissance Europe and then keep resurfacing for nearly five centuries? And what does Nostradamus's endurance in the West say about us and our own world? In Nostradamus: How an Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became the Modern Prophet of Doom, historian Stéphane Gerson takes readers on a journey back in time to explore the life and afterlife of Michel de Nostredame, the astrologer whose Prophecies have been interpreted, adopted by successive media, and eventually transformed into the Gospel of Doom for the modern age. Whenever we seem to enter a new era, whenever the premises of our worldview are questioned or imperiled, Nostradamus offers certainty and solace. In 1666, guests at posh English dinner parties discussed his quatrain about the Great Fire of London. In 1942, the Jewish writer Irène Némirovsky latched her hopes for survival to Nostradamus' prediction that the war would soon end. And on September 12, 2001, teenagers proclaimed on the streets of Brooklyn that "this guy, Nostradamus" had seen the 9/11 attacks coming. Through prodigious research in European and American archives, Gerson shows that Nostradamus — a creature of the modern West rather than a vestige from some antediluvian era — tells us more about our past and our present than about our future. In chronicling the life of this mystifying figure and the lasting fascination with his predictions, Gerson's book becomes a historical biography of a belief: the faith that we can know tomorrow and master our anxieties through the powers of an extraordinary but ever more elusive seer.

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society

... of the fourteenth , ' fifteenth , and sixteenth , the religious spirit in Christendom ,
as in Islam , declared itself , to a large extent , obscurantist . ... faith , without
priesthood , or sacraments , and without even a mystic ritual , except of a simple
kind , seemed for a time more fortunate . ... the civilized Caliphate , when further
danger was averted by the ruin of theologians and scientists alike in a common
doom .

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society

Author: Royal Historical Society (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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"Transactions and publications of the Royal Historical Society" in each vol., ser. 4, v. 18-26.

A Companion to Martin Scorsese

I believe in images” (Locke, 1993: 1).4 Three qualities constitute the Catholic way
of seeing: the importance of ritual narratives, the significance of ritual ... often
preceded by a mortification of the flesh that renders the protagonist's deliverance
from doom all the more ironic. ... Mean Streets also resonates with mystical ideas
that are not intrinsic to orthodox Christianity but can serve as complements and ...

A Companion to Martin Scorsese

Author: Aaron Baker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118588363

Page: 496

View: 403

A Companion to Martin Scorsese is a comprehensive collection of original essays assessing the career of one of America’s most prominent contemporary filmmakers. Contains contributions from prominent scholars in North America and Europe that use a variety of analytic approaches Offers fresh interpretations of some of Scorsese’s most influential films, including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, and Hugo Considers Scorsese's place within the history of American and world cinema; his work in relation to auteur theory; the use of popular music and various themes such as violence, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, and race in his films, and more