Music has long been known to have a special effect on people. You’ve heard about “Music for Meditation”, “Music for Healing”, or “Music for Concentration”, etc. For instance, there are special musical pieces that are now played in major hospitals around the world that many people claim to help in healing and recovery. While practicing meditation, Yoga gurus recommend a special type of music that helps relaxation and inner peace. Music has been used throughout the ages in religious worship, because of its power to focus feelings and emotions on certain subjects. It is even claimed that Jamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt’s late ruler, decreed that ‘tarab’ music be composed for Umm Kultum (one of the Arab world’s main diva signers), because that type of music had such a mesmerizing effect on the masses, hoping this will divert their attention from the turbulent political issues of that day. Not to mention the positive effect that music has on newborn babies. Scientific research has well documented the positive effect of Mozart’s music on young babies’ mental development.
On the other side, you also have dark music that is sometimes associated with drugs, occult worship, etc and this can also have an equally destructive power on the mind.
One therefore wonders what’s the secret behind music’s powerful effects? The answer in my opinion is simply this: music is the best brain catalyst able to simulate the creation of an inner imaginary world for the purpose of improving the harsh reality we live in. In all of the above applications, whether it is used for healing, or meditation, etc, positive music is always assisting the imaginative brain in simulating a positive world, a beautiful scene, or good feeling or mood, that nicely dresses up, and sometimes overrides, the existing harsh world we live in. The resulting yearning for a better world or life helps to drive our being into where we would like to be.
No one sees the world as it really is, for we all see it through the eyeglasses of our minds. Some of us have highly visual minds, some are more analytical, some are very sentimental. Positive music plays such an important role in shaping up our minds (babies even more so) and enhancing its visual, analytical, and emotional capabilities, so that it can ‘see’ the world in a more pleasant way.
That is why positive and visual music plays an important role in enhancing the imagination. And that’s the main reason for my project and the new album “Figment of your Imagination” that I am about to release (http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/2606035). After all, when you really think of it, the world is nothing but a figment of your imagination.