Scripture contains nothing we can honestly label "Music." There is no command, example or inference of God calling HIS children into assembly to engage in group singing with or without instruments. Making unnatural vocal or instrumental sounds disturb the human spirit and is the MARK of these Demonic practices.
Abomination, Witchcraft, the BEASTS, Sorcery, Charming, Soothsaying, enchantment, harlots, beguile, serpents, vipers, Serpo, Herpo, inducing wine-drinking, Cunning Craftsmen or Sophists, Rhetoricians, Dogs or Catamites, magic, Voodoo in primitive America, Melodies to deceive, Deceiver, Cunning Crafts, Techne. religious craftsmen, Lucifer, Locusts, Apollyon, Levi-Leviathan
The REST day for the Little Flock of Lost Spirit was always and is the ANTITHESIS of all RELIGIONS or Worship Rituals. Any performed FACTO of self-composed songs, sermons or actions is
Plautus.Ass-Dealer. The word "Parasite" properly denotes "one person who dines with another." The name was originally given to persons who were assistants to the priests and high magistrates, and, consequently, had a respectable signification. The hangers-on, who are called "Parasites" by the Comic writers of Greece and Rome, first received that name from Alexis, the Greek Comedian. It has been well remarked, that their chief characteristics were "importunity, love of sensual pleasures," and "the desire of getting a good dinner without paying for it." They may be subdivided into the jesting, the officious, and the flattering Parasite (assentator), of which latter kind Artotrogus is an admirable specimen. From ancient writers we find that it was theThe Pattern in Ephesians 4 is that Jesus in His STATE of Holy Spirit ordered the Elders as vocational Pastor-Teacher. The Shepherd does not manufacture the "food" nor does he force the sheep to pay him. They are commanded to TEACH that which has been taught. This is the frequent one-piece pattern which no literate reader can miss.
WHY NOT ASK THE WATCHING AND FLEEING WORLD?
9 Use a drum: The priests of Cybele, who were either eunuchs, or persons of effeminate and worthless character, walked in their processions beating a "tympanum." a "drum" or "tambourine." The Captain, by his question, contemptuously implies that Agorastocles is such a character. See the Truer lentus, l. 608, and the Note.
a timbrel, etc., as a figure of something effeminate, enervating: “tympana eloquentiae,” Quint. 5, 12, 21: “in manu tympanum est,” Sen. Vit. Beat. 13, 3.—a timbrel, etc.,
"One of these charges the Egyptians thus: "If you believe them to be gods, do not mourn or bewail them; and if you mourn and bewail them, do not any more regard them as gods." And another, taking an image of Hercules made of wood (for he happened most likely to be cooking something at home), said,
"Come now, Hercules; now is the time to undergo for us this thirteenth labour, as you did the twelve for Eurystheus, and make this ready for Diagoras," and so cast it into the fire as a log of wood. For the extremes of ignorance are atheism and superstition, from which we must endeavour to keep.And do you not see Moses, the hierophant of the truth, enjoining that no eunuch, or emasculated man, or son of a harlot, should enter the congregation?THE PERSONA OF RELIGIOUS MUSICIANS OR ACTORS ENDS THE SEARCH FOR ALL OF THOSE FLEEING THEIR CHURCHES.
By the two first he alludes to the impious custom by which men were deprived both of divine energy and of their virility;
and by the third, to him who, in place of the only real God, assumes many gods falsely so called,-as the son of a harlot, in ignorance of his true father, may claim many putative fathers.
Galatians 5 I.Wish.They.Would.Go.the.Whole.Way.and.Emasculate.Themselves
Brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished. Galatians 5:11
As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves! Galatians 5:12Chrysostom's Commentary on Galatians:
Galatians 5:1.-"With freedom did Christ set us free; stand fast therefore.115 ."
Ver. 12. "I would that they which unsettle you would even cut themselves off." And he says well "that unsettle you." "A man that is heretical after the first and second admonition refuse." (Tit. iii: 10) If they will, let them not only be circumcised, but mutilated. Where then are those who dare to mutilate themselves; seeing that they draw down the Apostolic curse, and accuse the workmanship of God, and take part with the Manichees?
Chrysostom understood that the pagans used vocal or instrumental noise to stir up or create anxiety so that they could steal your food money. Christ outlawed this in Isaiah 55. Christ outlawed BLASPHEMY in the modern context of saying that God commanded instrumental distractions when He DID NOT.For the ear enchanted by the sound of a flute hath often enervated the soul;
But if you will not allow this, why do you not mutilate the tongue for blasphemy, the hands for rapine, the feet for their evil courses, in short, the whole body?
and the perception of a sweet perfume by the nostrils hath bewitched the mind, and made it frantic for pleasure .
David's PRAISE word threatened the same sexual proof of superiority:
Ululo Ulŭlo I. Neutr., to howl, yell, shriek, utter a mournful cry. B.Transf., of places, to ring, resound, re-echo with howling: penitusque cavae plangoribus aedes Femineis ululant,Verg. A. 2, 488 : resonae ripae, Sil. 6, 285 : Dindyma sanguineis Gallis, Claud. Rapt. Pros. 2, 269 .--
The Goddess Cybele (The Sophia - Zoe Usurpation)"Here, devote to me thy manhood and become one of my faithful dogs! (emasculated priests) I shall be quick, and the cut will be clean!!!" Catullus: "Oh, Great Goddess, Goddess Cybele, Goddess and Lady of Dindymus! May all your fury be far from my house! Incite others, go! DRIVE OTHER MEN MAD!!!"
Holy Spirit: NO prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
John Mark Hicks Refutes: "MY Journey in Interpreting the Bible." 2.Peter.1.Prophecy.No.Private.Interpretation
Mike Cope finds Cracts: But for Hicks, and for many of US, there were CRACKS in the wall of certainty.
God therefore says: I am so sorry that I was STUPID and needed "A" holy spirit god to make me INTELLIGIBLE THROUGH Theologians.Rom. 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
SUMMARY OF RECORDED FACTS NOT AVAILABLE TO ANY "DOCTOR OF THE LAW" WHOM JESUS SAID "TAKES AWAY THE KEY TO KNOWLEDGE."
1. Israel fell from grace beyond redemption because of Instrumental-Trinitarian-Perverted Idolatry at Mount Sinai.
2. The NOBILITY turned the REST of God into a day of the Worship as the ABOMINATION they brought from Egypt.
3. The REST of God is Sabbath or the Greek PAUO and demands STOPPING anything beyond Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word delivered by Moses.
4. The Civil-Military-Clergy were abandoned behind closed gates to engage in the Lust of Blood and Flesh and the HOLOCAUST of INFANTS and GOATS.
5. The Godly Jews were never gathered to engage in group singing with or without instruments: this was outlawed for the SYNAGOGUE as A School--only of the Word-only.
6. Any kind of musical or theatrical performance would MARK the Effeminate and their refusal to HEAR the Word of God.
7. Even worse any kind of self-exhibition especially SINGING is that which MARKS and produces ALL of the data defining:
A CRACKED POT will not Ring True:
A further peculiarity of Dodona was the "bronze," a large gong set vibrating at every breeze by a scourge held in the hand of a figure standing over it;
the persistent ringing passed into a Greek proverbial phrase--Khalkos Dodones ("Brass of Dodona")-- for a continuous TALKERS who has nothing to say. Britannica Members
"A famous oracle in Epi'ros, and the most ancient of Greece. It was dedicated to Zeus (Jupiter), and situate in the village of Dodona.
The tale is, that Jupiter presented his daughter Theb with two black pigeons [Doves, Rock Pigeons] which had the gift of human speech. Lemprière tells us that the Greek word peleiai (pigeons) means, in the dialect of the Eprots, old women; so that the two black doves with human voice were two black or African women. One went to Libya, in Africa, and founded the oracle of Jupiter Ammon; the other went to Eprus and founded the oracle of Dodna. We are also told that plates of brass were suspended on the oak trees of Dodona, which being struck by thongs when the wind blew, gave various sounds from which the responses were concocted. It appears that this suggested to the Greeks the phrase Kalkos Dod ns (brass of Dodona), meaning a babbler, or one who talks an infinite deal of nothing. Bartleby
God's Word, Logos or Regulative Principle MARKS the enemies as rhetoricians, singers, instrument players, actors or fleecers of widows.
GOD GAVE US THE WORD OR REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE AS THE WAY TO MARK "THE SONS OF THE DEVIL WHO SPEAK ON THEIR OWN" AND MAKE YOU PA
Logos computation, reckoning 2. statement of a theory, argument, ouk emeu alla tou l. akousantas prob. in Heraclit.50; logon ēde noēma amphis alētheiēs discourse and reflection on reality,
IV. inward debate of the soul, reflection, deliberation
Regulative and formative forces, derived from the intelligible and operative in the sensible universe,
Opposite to epithumia
A. desire, yearning, longing after a thing, desire of or for it, Theaomai :--gaze at, behold, mostly with a sense of wonder, 3. view as spectators
Opposite Pathos A. that which happens to a person or thing, incident, accident, Moralizing Rhetoric
Opposite Poiein to excite passion, Arist.Rh.1418a12; V. Rhet., emotional style or treatment,
Opposite Enthousi-astikos , ē, on, A. inspired, “phusis” Pl.Ti.71e; esp. by music,
Prose, OPPOSITE -poiêsis, Id.R.390a;
OPPOSITE -poiêtikê, D.H.Comp.6; OPPOSITE poiêmata, onomatopoeic word
OPPOSITE emmetra Modus 2. The measure of tones, measure, rhythm, melody, harmony, time; in poetry, measure, metre, mode:
Mūsĭcusa, um, adj., = mousikos.
X. the Word or Wisdom of God, personified as his agent in creation and world-government,
Theologians are doomed to call God a liar or INCOMPETENT. If God had wanted any kind of music in the tuneful sense He was INTELLIGIBLE But denied by C. Leonard Allen.
mousikos kai melōn poētēs” 2. generally, votary of the Muses, The Muses were the LOCUSTS unleashed with Apollon their "musical worship leaders." The Greek and Latin literature identifies them as dirty adulteresses
The Muses are the LOCUSTS Apollyon unleashed in a church near you. He is the only personified SPIRITUS over his prostitute WorshipTeamLeonard.Allen.POURED.OUT.The.Spirit.of.God.Empowering.the.Mission.of.God
 the Muses of Olympus, daughters of Zeus who holds the aegis: “Shepherds of the wilderness,
wretched things of shame, mere bellies,
we know how to speak many false things as though they were true;
but we know, when we will, to utter true things.”
...and they bade me sing of the race of the blessed gods that are eternally,
but ever to sing of themselves both first and last.
pharma^kon 3. enchanted potion, philtre: hence, charm, spell, Od.4.220 sq., Ar.Pl.302, [Circe, Church, Corinth mother of harlots] Theoc.2.15
The WORD or LOGOS is God's only Regulative and Governing principle. God names and Defames personal opinions, personal experiences, rhetoric, singing, playing instruments, acting or "seeing godliness as a means of financial gain. Among the Greeks and others RATIONAL (Logos) are marked by SPEAK or READ identifies Disciples. Disciples are STUDENTS of what Jesus commanded to be taught
Anything beyond being A School of Christ or those OF the World, Kosmos, Ecumenical or the kingdom of the Devil MAKING war against the Kingdom of Christ. All Rhetoric, singing, speaking or acting is the universal marks of the effeminate or worse.
Here is a short list of PERFORMANCE and PERFORMING Enabled by rhetoric, singing or any kind of instruments which CLAIMS that God is ignorant.
An Abomination, Witchcraft, the BEASTS, Sorcery, Charming, Soothsaying, enchantment, harlots, beguile, serpents, vipers, Serpo, Herpo, inducing wine-dranking, Cunning Craftsmen or Sophists, Rhetoricians, Dogs or Catamites, magic, Voodoo in primitive America, Melodies to deceive, Deceiver, Cunning Crafts, Techne, religious craftsmen, Lucifer, Locusts, Apollyon, Levi-LeviathanIf any kind of metrical or recurring sounds are PROOFS of Sorcery (Revelation) why would it become a MAJOR COMMERCIAL INTEREST in imposing any kind of rhetoric, singing, playing (Anti-Logos) instruments and 'passing the plate' to fund it? Jude says that they are FOREORDAINED.
The Greek and Latin overflows with identifying anyone who tried to control another's mind with anything but FACTS
THE PATTERN IN SCRIPTURE AND ALL RELIGIOUS GROUPS. IN THE CLASSICS
STRAIGHT OR RATIONAL was identified by the LOGOS which Jesus SPOKE and did not sing or play.
CROOKED OR GAY by SING, PLAY, DANCE ETAL.
John Mark Hicks: I understand that the positive argument for acapella music in the assembly of worshiping saints involves other considerations. For example, it includes the contrast with Israel's worship, the limited and situated use of instruments in the Levitical worship authorized for the tabernacle and the temple, the value of human voice as God's created instrument for worship, and the history of the church in the first few centuries after the apostles.
A capella is a PLACE: the Sistine Chapel where the male singers were replaced by the Pope's castrated opera singers. They CHANTED the same note and the melody could consist of one or two notes. Everyone singing in UNISON means that they are in HARMONY.
The godly Jews were quarantined "to quarters" on the evil Babylon Sabbath to prevent them from going to Jerusalem or any other pagan "worship centers." Not even a Jacob-Cursed and God-Abandoned Levite could go NEAR the Holy Space without being executed. The Holy Place was the PAGAN PATTERN replaced by the Church PATTER which contained the Lampstand representing the 7 spirits OF god all devoted to knowledge.
Music. Cantillation signs guide the READER in applying a chant to Biblical READING. This chant is technically regarded as a ritualized form of SPEECH intonation rather than as a musical exercise like the singing of metrical hymns: for this reason Jews always speak of SAYING or READING a passage rather than of singing it. (In Yiddish the word is leynen 'read', derived from Latin legere, giving rise to the Jewish English verb "to leyn".)Because of Instrumental-Trinitarian-Perverted Idolatry at Mount Sinai, that generation has Sinned BEYOND REDEMPTION. God turned them over to worship the STARRY HOST including Apollon or Abaddon in Egypt before the Exodus.
The Philipedium: In most western European languages, the word for “read” starts with the letter “L”. These languages can be divided into two main groups — those of Latin origin and those of Germanic origin. In each of the Latin languages (Italian, Spanish, French, etc.), the modern word is derived from legere, the Latin word for “read”. The Italian word is still leggere, essentially unchanged from the Latin. In the other Romance languages, the “g” sound was lost, and so we have leer in Spanish, ler in Portuguese, and lire in French.
(Note: The Old Testament understands that instrumental music--called NOISE--was authorized only in certain dedicatory or purification rituals associated with the temple and with Jerusalem. Without both there was never any rationale for instrument to make a great crashing sound during animal sacrifices.)
"At the dedication of the later edifice, the priests blew the trumpets at the same time that the Levites sang and played upon instruments of music,
so as 'to make one sound;' but it is evident that on that great occasion of rejoicing, what was aimed at was not musical harmony, but a powerful crash of jubilant sound. We are shut up to the conclusion that
there was nothing in the tabernacle-worship, as ordered by Moses, which could be justly characterized as instrumental music." (George Girardeau, Instrumental Music, p. 29 - a Presbyterian)
Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images,
the STAR of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days,
and offered sacrifice unto the idol,
and rejoiced in the works of their own hands
The practice in the wilderness, tyre and Jerusalem
Acts 7:42 Then God turned,
and gave them up to worship the HOST of heaven;
as it is written in the book of the prophets,
O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices
by the space of forty years in the wilderness?
Amos 5:27 Therefore will I cause you to go into
captivity beyond Damascus,
saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch,
and the star of your god Remphan,
figures which ye made to worship them:
and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
Trumpet, drums, flute, cymbals and castinets with buffoons
Psallo permits ONLY smiting a string with your FINGERS: not a plectrum
Psallo and SOP have the same root meaning.
Revelation 18F: they are all called Sorcerers who HAD once deceived the whole world.
They WILL BE CAST ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.
John Mark Hicks: At the same time, when it comes to specific authorization and the required exclusion of instruments, that is rooted in the above pattern argument. Otherwise, the argument against instruments in the worship of God is more like a theological argument than it is a blueprint argument. (I will explain what a theological hermeneutie is in coming pages.) There is nothing inappropriate about that, of course. Eastern Orthodox churches have done that for centuries.
THE EPHESUS PATTERN AT ANY PROGRESSIVE CHURCH
And in truth against these Heraclitus the EPHESIAN PROPHESIES asOne can make a good theological case for acapella music, but it is a different sort of animal than the blueprint argument. One may seek to justify acapella music as an apostolic practice based upon a prescribed pattern, or one may seek to justify it by a theological argument, or both. Though both may be true, the two approaches are quite different. Sometimes they arrive at similar conclusions; sometimes they do not. Sometimes they arrive at opposite conclusions. What do we do when the theological argument runs contrary' to the blueprint argument? More on that a bit later.
"the night-walkers, the magi, the bacchanals, the Lenaean revellers, the initiated."
Ephesos , hē, Ephesus, Hdt.1.142, etc.:—Adj. Ephesios , a, on, grammata [Scribes MAN'S writing, notes in music] A. magic formula, Plu.2.706e, Eust.1864.16 (also Ephesēia , “gr.” Anaxil.18.7 (anap.)): Ephesia , hē, = aristolokheia stroggulē, Ps.-Dsc. 3.4; = artemisia, [wormwoodp. hodos tōn theōn BROAD WAY”]: Ephesia , ta, festival of Artemis at Ephesus, Th.3.104 (also Epheseia, ta, OGI10.10): Ephesēo
nikēs [Nike the GODDESS OF VICTORY] victor in these games, Ephes.2.72 (iii A.D.): Ephesis , idos, hē, in pl., title of poem by Aeschrio, Sch.Lyc.688.
aristolokheiaAristoph. Cl. 595 Chorus
lokhios , epith. of Artemis
Eur. IT 1097  and the well-grown laurel and the holy shoot of gray-green olive, Leto's dear child, and the lake that rolls about its ripples, where the melodious swan  serves the Muses.
metaph. of words and expressions, wellrounded, compact, terse, “s. rhēmata”
Ar.Ra.849 2. Krētikos (sc. pous), ho, a metrical foot [_ ^ _], = amphimakros, Heph.3.2, cf. A.D. Pron.50.16; so egeire . . , Mousa, K. “melos” Cratin.222; to K. (sc. metron) Heph.13.1; K. rhuthmos, rhuthmoi, D.H.Comp.25, Str.10.4.16.
Hear me again, King Phoebus, Delian Apollon, who inhabitest the high-peaked Cynthian rock! And thou, blessed goddess, who inhabitest the all-golden house of Ephesus, in which Lydian damsels greatly reverence thee; and thou, our national goddess, swayer of the aegis, Minerva, guardian of the city! And thou, reveler Bacchus, who, inhabiting the Parnassian rock, sparklest with torches, conspicuous among the Delphic Bacchanals!
THE ONLY PASSAGE WHICH RECOMMENDS "SINGING"
James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. or SING PSALLO.
This is AT HOME and he would not call the ELDERS if he was sick meaning Spiritually Down.
Audible: The command is ALWAYS to SPEAK the Word and never to Sing the Word for our LEARNING.
Inaudible: Ode (opposite of Speak) as an enchantment or Sorcery and
Psallo means PLUCK something with your FINGERS but never with a PLEKTRON or PICK.
Psallo in the Latin Literature and used as AUTHORITY by the Instrumental Sect Almost
always speaks of Girls or pseudo-girls who, with Alexander The Great, had his
pubic hairs PLUCKED and seduced by Alexander's Harp Plucking which embarrased
his father, Philip.
Acts 13:15 And after the READing of the law and the prophets
the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren,
if ye have any word of exhortation [COMFORT] for the people, say on.
Acts 13:27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their RULERS, because they knew him not,
nor yet the voices of the prophets
which are READ every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.
Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city
them that PREACH him, being READ in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Acts 15:31 Which when they had READ, they rejoiced for the consolation.
Acts 23:34 And when the governor had READ the letter, he asked of what province he was. And when he understood that he was of Cilicia;
2Cor. 1:13 For we write none other things unto you,
than what ye READ or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;
2Cor. 3:2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and READ of all men:
2Cor. 3:14 But their minds were blinded:
for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away
in the READing of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
2Cor. 3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is READ, the vail is upon their heart.
Eph. 3:4 Whereby, when ye READ, ye may UNDERSTAND my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
Col. 4:16 And when this epistle is READ among you,
cause that it be READ also in the church of the Laodiceans;
and that ye likewise READ the epistle from Laodicea.
1Th. 5:27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be READ unto all the holy brethren.
1Tim. 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to READing, to exhortation, to doctrine.
Rev. 5:4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to READ the book,
neither to look thereon. also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye
1Th. 5:27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be READ unto all the holy brethreN
PAUL WRITING THE WORDS GOD PUT INTO HIS MOUTH (the meaning of Spirit) Commanded SPEAKING or READING in the assembly which met ONLY to (learn the WORD)
Both ODE and PSALLO are in the heart meaning SILENT so that WE can mark those who are FOREORDAINED
JUDE WARNED AGAINST THE RETURN OF THE MOUNT SINAI INSTRUMENTAL-TRINITARIAN-PERVERTED DEMON WORSHIP.
Jude 1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James,
to them that are sanctified [Given A holy spirit at baptism]
by God the Father, and PRESERVED in Jesus Christ, and CALLED:
2822. kletos, klay-tos´; from the same as 2821; invited, i.e. appointed, or (specially), a saint: — called.
Heb. 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, [Church of Christ]
which are written in heaven,
and to God the Judge of all, and to the SPIRITS of just men made PERFECT,
Jude 2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
Jude 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation,
it was needful for me to write unto you,
and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend
for THE FAITH which was ONCE delivered unto the saints.
g530. hapax, hap´-ax; probably from 537; one (or a single) time (numerically or conclusively): — once.
Jude 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares,
who were before of old ORDAINED to this condemnation,
ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness,
and denying the
only Lord God [Theos] |
AND our | These are trinitarians (Jesus-Blasphemers, John-Antichrists)
Lord [Kurios] Jesus Christ. |
Jude 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this,
how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt,
afterward destroyed them that believed not.
Jude 6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation,
he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Jude 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner,
giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh,
are set forth for an EXAMPLE, suffering the vengeance of eternal FIRE.
EVIL-PERVERSION MARKS OF PSALLO “psallere saltare ēlĕgans I. In the ante-class. period in a bad sense, luxurious, effeminate, fastidious, nice: elegans homo non dicebatur cum laude “mulier (Phryne—with formo
Elegans . Luxurious, effeminate, fastidious, B. Of things: “nec magis compositum quicquam, nec magis elegans, oratorium
The Orator rejects Scripture:ōrātōrĭus
He “ornamenta, gestus, “compositio,
He. ingĕnĭum have acted out“inhumanum,” one's natural bent, to one's old courses, vanum dictatoris
ingenii celeritas, with cleverness b. Of things, an invention, a clever thought: “exquisita ingenia
Tac. Hist. 2.71 The nearer the Emperor approached to Rome, the greater was the license of his march, accompanied as it was by players and herds of eunuchs, in fact by all that had characterised the court of Nero. Indeed, Vitellius used to make a display of his admiration for Nero,
and had constantly followed him when he sang,
not from the compulsion to which the noblest had to yield,
but because he was the slave and chattel of profligacy and gluttony. [Religious Musicians are Parasites]
Vitellius admiratione celebrabat. sectari cantantem solitus,
“Mercurio Sais fertur Virgineum conposuisse latus,”
Mercury is Hermes or KAIROS as the messenger of the gods who knows when and where to ATTACK.
Mercury, the son of Jupiter and Maia, the messenger of the gods; as a herald, the god of dexterity; in speaking, of eloquence; the bestower of prosperity; the god of traders and thieves; the presider over roads, and conductor of departed souls to the Lower World:
virgĭnĕus Helicon, as the seat of the Muses Ov. M. 2, 219: The Locusts unleashed were the MUSES or Apollon's musical worship. They were known as filthy adulteresses and became the SHEPHERDESSES
conposuisse 1. To bring together in hostility, to oppose
a. To compose, write, construct. Oationibus compositus, “carmina, “epistulas
saltātor , ōris, m. salto,
All people accuse God with being ignorant. Even a simple person would would understood that Music would include
rhythm of voice AND body. Paul guided by Jesus Christ in the STATE of Holy Spirit would have said.
"Ode AND Mŏdus Out Loud and to the Paying but rarely admiring Audience.:
Mŏdus 2. The measure of tones, measure, rhythm, melody, harmony, time; in poetry, measure, metre, mode: “vocum,” Cic. Div. 2, 3, 9: “musici,” Quint. 1, 10, 14: “lyrici,” Ov. H. 15, 6: “fidibus Latinis Thebanos aptare modos,” Hor. Ep. 1, 3, 12: Bacchico exsultas (i. e. exsultans) modo, Enn. ap. Charis [grace]. : “flebilibus modis concinere,” Cic. Tusc. 1, 44, 106: saltare [dance] ad tibicinis modos, to the music or sound of the flute, Liv. 7, 2: “nectere canoris Eloquium vocale modis,” Juv. 7, 19.—Fig.: “verae
--dēlĭcĭae. dēlĭcĭa , ae, f.; [delicio; that which allures, flatters the senses], delight, pleasure, charm, allurement; deliciousness, luxuriousness, voluptuousness, curiosities of art; sport, frolics, etc. (freq. and class.; for syn. cf.: voluptas, libido, delectatio, oblectatio, delectamentum, oblectamentum).
E-lēgoI.to convey away (from the family) by bequest, to bequeath away, Petr. 43, 5; Gai. Inst. 2, 215.
"carried away by pride and arrogance, would they believe themselves to be deities of the first rank, and fellows of the highest in his exaltation, because they had devised the arts of grammar, music, oratory, and geometry. For we do not see what is so wonderful in these arts, that because of their discovery the soul should be believed to be above the sun as well as all the stars, to surpass both in grandeur and essence the whole universe, of which these are parts. "
"For what else do these assert that they can either declare or teach, than that we may learn to know the rules and differences of nouns, the intervals in the sounds of different tones, that we may speak persualsively in lawsuits, that we may measure the confines of the earth? Now if the soul had brought these arts with it from the celestial regions, and it were impossible not to know them, all men would long before this be busied with them all over the earth... But see now how few musicians, logicians, and geometricians are there in the world! How few orators, poets, critics!..." (Arnibious, Ante-Nicene, VI, p. 441)
I am SO sorry but I don't think that history knows any exception:
CTESIAS.OF.CNIDUS: Why did you do this, you lowlife?" Parsondes now spoke without flattery,
"I thought I was more worthy to have this prize
since I am manlier and more useful to the king than you,
a man who keeps his face clean-shaven, wears eye-liner,
and anoints his skin with white make- up."
Then he answered, "Aren't you ashamed that such a great man as yourself, defeated by your belly and genetalia, has been conquered by the lesser one? I, however," he continued, "will soon make your skin softer and whiter than a woman's." He then swore an oath to Belos and Molis (this is how the Babylonians call Aphrodite).ADDED NOTES MUSIC IS SORCERY
Nanaros then summoned the eunuch in charge of the songstresses and said to him,
"take this man and shave his entire body except for his head,
rub it with pumice stone, wash him twice a day and rinse him with egg-yolk,
and then put eye-liner on him and braid his hair like a woman's.
Teach him to sing, play the cithara, and pluck the lyre
so he can perform like a woman for me with the music-girls,
with whom he will share a lifestyle by having a soft body,
wearing the same clothes, and practicing the same skills."
After he spoke, the eunuch took Parsondes, shaved his entire body except for the head, taught him what he was asked, keeping him out of the sunlight, washing him twice per day, softening him up,
and keeping him in the same quarters with the women as his master had ordered.
Soon after, Parsondes was a white, smooth, and woman-like man,
who sang and played the cithara more beautifully than the music-girls with
whom he had performed and surpassed them in beauty as well
and no one who saw him perform at one of Nanaros' dinner-parties would realize that he was not a woman.
After this, he invited the angaros to join him for a drink and dinner and when the meal was served, the music-girls entered, 150 women in with Parsondes among them. Some women played the cithara or aule while others plucked the lyre; Parsondes was the most prominent of them in beauty and talent as he appeared to be a woman too. When they had their fill of dinner, Nanaros asked the angaros which of the girls he thought was the most attractive and talented and without much thought he replied, "that one" while pointing to Parsondes. Nanaros clapped his hands and laughed for a long time before saying, "How would you like spending the night with her?" to which the angaros readily assented. Nanaros then said, "However, I won't let you have her.", and the angaros relied, "Then why did you ask me?" Nanaros paused for a while and said, "That is Parsondes, the man for whom you have come."
Athenaeus Deipnosophist 4.5.5
So piped he the drunken bagatelles of the Muses sung by Glauce,
or the tune of the Stutterer
who delights in the drinking of unmixed wine,
or of Cotalus or Pacalus.77 Nay, then, of Theon the reed-piper say, Farewell, Theon!'
OF EDUCATED PEOPLE:
Plat. Prot. 347c But if he does not mind, let us talk no more of poems and verses, but consider the points on which I questioned you at first, Protagoras, and on which I should be glad to reach, with your help, a conclusion.
For it seems to me that arguing about poetry is comparable to the wine-parties of common market-folk.
These people, owing to their inability to carry on a familiar conversation o
ver their wine by means of their own voices and discussions—
[347d] such is their lack of education—put a premium on flute-girls by hiring the extraneous voice of the flute at a high price, and carry on their intercourse by means of its utterance. But where the party consists of thorough gentlemen who have had a proper education,
you will see neither flute-girls nor dancing-girls nor harp-girls,
but only the company contenting themselves with their own conversation,
and none of these fooleries and frolics—each speaking and listening decently in his turn,
lēroi kai paidiai, of flute-playing at banquets, Pl.Prt.347d
[289e] For not only do these speech-writers themselves, when I am in their company, impress me as prodigiously clever, Cleinias, but their art itself seems so exalted as to be almost inspired. However, this is not surprising; for it is a part of the sorcerer's art, epōdōn tekhnēs
Latin 289e:Plat. Euthyd. 290a and only slightly inferior to that. The sorcerer's art is the charming of snakes and tarantulas and scorpions and other beasts and diseases, while the other is just the charming [kēlēsis] and soothing of juries, assemblies [Ekklesia or church], crowds, and so forth. Or does it strike you differently? I asked.
kai mentoi ouden thaumaston: esti gar tēs tōn epōdōn tekhnēs morion mikrō te ekeinēs hupodeestera.
Thaumaston Is a Lying wonder which claims that your rituals are ordained by God.
-epōdē , Ion. and poet. epa^oidē , hē, A.song sung to or over: hence, enchantment, spell, LADEN BURDEN
ou pros iatrou sophou thrēnein epōdas pros tomōnti pēmati
of the Magi, Hdt.1.132
oute pharmaka..oud' au epōdai” Pl.R. 426b ; thusiai kai e. ib.364b ;
CHARM for or against.., “toutōn epōdas ouk epoiēsen patēr” A.Eu.649.
Hdt. 1.132 And this is their method of sacrifice to the aforesaid gods: when about to sacrifice, they do not build altars or kindle fire, employ libations, or music, or fillets, or barley meal: when a man wishes to sacrifice to one of the gods, he leads a beast to an open space and then, wearing a wreath on his tiara, of myrtle usually, calls on the god.  To pray for blessings for himself alone is not lawful for the sacrificer; rather, he prays that the king and all the Persians be well; for he reckons himself among them. He then cuts the victim limb from limb into portions, and, after boiling the flesh, spreads the softest grass, trefoil usually, and places all of it on this.  When he has so arranged it, a Magus comes near and chants over it the song of the birth of the gods, as the Persian tradition relates it; for no sacrifice can be offered without a Magus. Then after a little while the sacrificer carries away the flesh and uses it as he pleases.
Magos [a^, ou, ho, Magian, one of a Median tribe,
3. enchanter, wizard, esp. in bad sense, impostor, charlatan, Heraclit.14, S.OT387, E.Or.1498 (lyr.), Pl.R.572e, Act.Ap.13.6, Vett. Val.74.17:
II magos, on, as Adj., magical, “magps tekhnē prattein ti” Philostr.VA1.2; “kestou phōneusa magōtera”
epōd-os , on, （epadō）A.singing to or over, using songs or charms to heal wounds, “epōdoi muthoi”
b. Subst., ENCHANTER, “e. kai goēs” E.Hipp. 1038 (but “goēs e.” Ba.234): c. gen., a charm for or against, “ethusen hautou paida epōdon Thrēkiōn aēmatōn” A.Ag.1418 ; e. tōn toioutōn one to charm away such fears, Pl.Phd.78a.c. c. dat., assisting, profitable, 2. Pass., sung to music, “phōnai” Plu.2.622d ; fit for singing, “poiētikēn e. parekhein
2. epōdos, ho, verse or passage returning at intervals, in Alcaics and Sapphics, D.H.Comp.19 ; chorus, burden, refrain,
No, it appears to me, he replied, to be as you say.kēl-ēsis , eōs, hē, *A. bewitching, charming, ekheōn, nosōn, Pl.Euthd. 290a: enchantment by eloquence, dikastōn k. te kai paramuthia ibid.; by music and sweet sounds, Id.R.601b, Stoic.3.97.
Goes A.sorcerer, wizard, Phoronis 2, Hdt.2.33,4.105, Pl.R. 380d, Phld.Ir.p.29 W.; “g. epōdos Ludias apo khthonos
The Jews had a Covenant with Death and Hell: music while sacrificing was to dispel the DEMON spirits.