Mysticism Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal

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 ...

Author: Owen Coggins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350025110

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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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.
Categories: Religion

The Extravagance of Music

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 ...

Author: David Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319918181

Category: Philosophy

Page: 325

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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.
Categories: Philosophy

Religion and Popular Music

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 ...

Author: Andreas Häger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350001497

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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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.
Categories: Religion

U2 and the Religious Impulse

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 ...

Author: Scott Calhoun

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350032569

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Christian Punk

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 ...

Author: Ibrahim Abraham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350094802

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 509

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.
Categories: Religion

Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions

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 ...

Author: Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851099801

Category: Reference

Page: 665

View: 523

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

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

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 ...

Author: William URWICK (the Elder.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018879383

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Euripides Alcestis

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 ...

Author: Andreas Markantonatos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110330977

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

View: 300

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Teaching Mysticism

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.

Author: William B. Parsons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190208639

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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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.
Categories: Religion

Islam

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 .

Author: A. M. Said Salama

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035677843

Category: Islam

Page: 111

View: 338

Categories: Islam

The Scratch on the Mirror

The Scratch on the Mirror

James Woodward contends that Tolstoy's and Bunin's common obsession with "
the doom of the flesh " evokes ... Linkov asserts that " for Tolstoy , not simply
indifferent but openly hostile to the ritual and mystical side of religion , only its
ethical ...

Author: Vicki Williams Polansky

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000052145186

Category:

Page: 920

View: 165

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Homeland Earth

Homeland Earth

conceivable that the republican ethos of France ' s Third Republic had something
religious about it , considering that it tied its ... Can we imagine an earthly religion
of the third type - a religion of doom ? ... It includes a mystical and sacred
sentiment . ... In rituals , wherein the faithful communicate , people experience a
forceful identity tied to something surrational and surreal , which they call god ( s )
.

Author: Edgar Morin

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UOM:39015066049522

Category: Psychology

Page: 153

View: 755

Edgar Morin, one of the leading figures in European thought, challenges us to think differently about our past, our present, and our future. Morin points to the development of a planetary culture that is not homogenizing or fragmented, and the need to recognize complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity as potential sources of creativity, learning, and transformation. Given the uncertainty of our journey, Morin presents "complex thought" as a way to overcome the "crisis of the future," and stresses the importance of solidarity.
Categories: Psychology

The Doom of Dogma and the Dawn of Truth

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 ...

Author: Henry Frank

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112064598011

Category: Bible

Page: 399

View: 327

Categories: Bible

Journal of Bible and Religion

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
itself becomes an enemy of God . ... This turning away from present reality is
comparable to the development of mysticism in the East , which is similarly anti ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002399510

Category: Bible

Page:

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Includes section "Book reviews."
Categories: Bible

The Doom of Dogma and the Triumph of Truth

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 ...

Author: Henry Frank

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433068241391

Category: Bible

Page: 409

View: 967

Categories: Bible

Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics

Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics

Zeus is no longer like all mystical religion , is primarily concerned solely the awful
dispenser of doom , but " he hath ... Probably ritual ; later it was viewed as inward
, and as Pythagoras owed it to the influence of the mys . extending to all the ...

Author: James Hastings

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000049689662

Category: Ethics

Page:

View: 660

Categories: Ethics

The Cult at the End of the World

The Cult at the End of the World

As if shopping a vast spiritual supermarket , he pushed his cart through the
world's religions , gathering bits of ritual and dogma to make his ... At its core ,
Aum Supreme Truth became a familiar New Age blend of Eastern religion and
mysticism . ... But no concept would prove more important than that of impending
doom .

Author: David E. Kaplan

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: UOM:39015038549930

Category: Religion

Page: 310

View: 435

Examines the cult responsible for the Tokyo nerve gas attack
Categories: Religion

Mystic Isles of the South Seas

Mystic Isles of the South Seas

Evidently the Arioi had merely preserved a supportable maximum of numbers,
and it remained for civilization to doom the ... In his unique book of his life in
Tahiti, he described their dramas, pantomimes, and dances, their religious rituals
and ...

Author: Frederick O'Brien

Publisher: IndyPublish.com

ISBN: UOM:39015027037962

Category: Journalists

Page: 534

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Most people have heard of Charles Bernard Nordhoff and James Norman Hall who came out to Tahiti and wrote Mutiny on the Bounty and its sequels, as well as Faery Lands of the South Seas, another installment in the Resnick Library of Worldwide Adventure. But there was another American, all but forgotten today, who traveled to the South Seas, fell in love with what he saw, and took pen to paper to share his experiences with those back home. His name was Frederick J. O'Brien, and, after working for a time for the Manila Times, he wrote a trio of books about what he had seen and experienced. Before the dust had cleared, he had written White Shadows in the South Seas, Mystic Isles of the South Seas, and Atolls of the Sun -- all classics in the field, and until now all long out of print. Not meant to be in any way academic, these books are quite simply love poems written to the tropical paradise that was French Polynesia in the early years of the 20 "th" Century. As the author himself puts it in his foreword: "It is for those who stay at home yet dream of foreign places that I have written this book, a record of one happy year spent among the simple, friendly cannibals....There is little of profound research. Nothing, I fear, to startle the anthropologist or to revise encyclopedias; such expectation was far from my thoughts when I sailed from Papeite on the Morning Star. I went to see what I should see, and to learn whatever should be taught me by the days as they came. What I saw and what I learned the reader will see and learn, and no more." With plenty of photographs to illustrate his text, O'Brien has given readers a glimpse of South Seas life the way it used to be -- and through hisown words, we feel as though we have been there.
Categories: Journalists

The Living Age

The Living Age

... sympathy with the imaginative mysticism and excessive veneration of ritual
forms which characterize the High Church. ... If disruption and disestablishment
are to be the doom of the Church of England, it will be due mainly to the apathy
and ... insists mainly on the abstract principles, that the sacraments possess in
themselves a mystical supernatural efficacy, ... But it would be the only possible
refuge from the utter abolition of anything resembling a national religious
establishment.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2894887

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The Living Age

The Living Age

... sympathy with the imaginative mysticism and excessive veneration of ritual
forms which characterize the High Church. ... If disruption and disestablishment
are to be the doom of the Church of England, it will be due mainly to the apathy
and ... insists mainly on the abstract principles, that the sacraments possess in
themselves a mystical supernatural efficacy, ... But it would be the only possible
refuge from the utter abolition of anything resembling a national religious
establishment.

Author: Eliakim Littell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030080660

Category:

Page:

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