Music of the (p)Spheres

author: Alessandro Panconesi, Sapienza University of Rome
published: Feb. 25, 2007,   recorded: May 2006,   views: 5409


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This lecture is talking about Nearest Neighbours Once upon a time... Musica universalis or music of the spheres is a medieval
philosophical concept that regards the proportions in the movements of
the celestial bodies - the Sun, Moon and planets - as a form of musica,
the medieval Latin name for music. This music was not thought of as
an audible sound, but simply as a mathematical concept. The Greek
philosopher Pythagoras was frequently credited with originating the
concept, which stemmed from his semi-mystical, semi-mathematical
philosophy and its associated system of numerology of
Some Surat Shabda Yoga, Satgurus considered the
music of the spheres to be a term synonymous with the Shabda or the
Audible Life Stream in that tradition, because they considered
Pythagoras to be a Satguru as well.

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