Music on the Brain

Hohenwald Church or Christ driving a wedge between the youth and the Bible Literate older members.

"Music makes me forget my real situation. It transports me into a state which is not my own. Under the influence of music I really seem to feel what I do not understand, to have powers which I cannot have." ~Tolstoy

See how it is proposed to use this mind control and destructive practice to induce "worship

Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? Job 21:7
Their seed is established in their sight with them, and
Their offspring before their eyes. Job 21:8
Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them. Job 21:9
Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf. Job 21:10
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and
their children dance. Job 21:11
They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ. Job 21:12 [Organ instrument of the prostitute]
They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. Job 21: 13
The Logical conclusion is:
Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. Job 21:14
What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him? Job 21:15

Ezek 33:30 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and

speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord.

And they come unto thee as the people cometh,

and they sit before thee as my people,
and they hear thy words,
........ but they will not do them:

for with their mouth they shew much love,
........ but their heart goeth after their covetousness. Ezek 33:31

And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song
........ of one that hath a pleasant voice,
........ and can play well on an instrument:
for they hear thy words,
........ but they do them not. Ezek 33:32

And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them. Ezek 33:33

Judah would be brought down to again speak through their "familiar spirits." These were old wineskins or nebels or harps in which they believed they could get a better message than from God. The strangers they had collected with rituals--even burning babies to the sound of instruments--were adulterers just looking for a better gig. They were led by violent or tyrannical men. They would just burn themself up like chaff:
He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites (ACTORS), as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Mark 7:6
Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men (Songs). Mark 7:7

For laying aside the commandment (songs) of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. Mark 7:8
And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment (songs) of God, that ye may keep (sing) your own tradition. Mark 7:9

Quotes from MICHAEL D. LEMONICK From Time Magazine for educational purposes only. Other notes in blue or black [or from Time]

It's hard to exaggerate the effect music can have on the human brain. A mere snippet of song from the past can trigger memories as vivid as anything Proust experienced from the aroma of his petite madeleine.

A tune can induce emotions ranging from unabashed joy to deep sorrow  and can drive listeners into states of patriotic fervor or religious frenzy-- to say nothing of its legendary ability to soothe the savage beast.

Yet in spite of music's remarkable influence on the human psyche, scientists have spent little time attempting to understand why it possesses such potency.

"We tend to think of music as an art or a cultural attribute," notes Robert Zatorre, a neuroscientist at McGill University in Montreal,

"but it is a complex human behavior that is as worthy of scientific study as any other."

Music will not work without the drum beat which, in American "churchy songs" is derived from hillbilly and Voodoo. As the Blacks were gaining their liberty even before the Civil War, they were--consistent with lots of history--enslaving the "masters" by the use of the drum beat and styles of "singing" never seen outside of Africa. Indeed, the black influence heavily influenced the myths of the black madonna with the white, blue-eyed blond child. Those being defeated still cannot resist the lust for Rock and Roll (an "F" word) and other styles out of the oppressed classes rising from the cotton fields and slums to be masters of religion.

Among the ancient Hittites and other nations, a song composed and owned in life became public property and was put in the catalog after the composer (old women) died. Thereafter, the songs became magical incantations having real power over the "gods." Therefore, these songs were "improvized" and therefore replaced the Word and became idols.

Self-composed hymns are idols and are treated as having real spiritual power if you say "Lord, Lord" enough times. Click for clear proof that hymns are idols because of the superstitious belief that they have power.

That's why Zatorre helped organize a conference, "The Biological Foundations of Music," sponsored last week by the New York Academy of Sciences, at which experts in disciplines ranging from neuroscience and neurology to brain imaging and psychology met to exchange notes about what's known--and, more important, what remains to be learned--in this small but growing field.

What seems clear is that the ability to experience and react to music is deeply embedded in the biology of the nervous system.

While music tends to be processed mostly in the right hemisphere of the brain, no single set of cells is devoted to the task.
Different networks of neurons are activated, depending on whether a person is listening to music or playing an instrument, and whether or not the music involves lyrics.

Specific brain disorders can affect the perception of music in very specific ways. Experiments done on epileptics decades ago showed that stimulating certain areas of the temporal lobe on both sides of the brain awakened "musical memories"--vivid re-creations of melodies that the patients had heard years earlier.

Lesions in the temporal lobe can result in so-called musicogenic epilepsy, an extremely rare form of the disorder in which seizures are triggered by the sound of music. Autism offers an even greater puzzle. People with this condition are mentally deficient, yet most are proficient musicians; some are "musical savants" possessed of extraordinary talent.

The opposite is true of the less than 1% of the population who suffer from amusia, or true tone deafness. They literally cannot recognize a melody, let alone tell two of them apart, and they are incapable of repeating a song (although they think they are doing it correctly). Even simple, familiar tunes such as Frere Jacques and Happy Birthday are mystifying to amusics, but when the lyrics are spoken rather than sung, amusics are able to recognize the song immediately.

"This goes way beyond an inability to carry a tune," observes psychologist Isabelle Peretz of the University of Montreal. "They can't dance, and they can't tell the difference between consonance [harmony] and dissonance either.

They all appear to have been born without the wiring necessary to process music." Intriguingly, people with amusia show no overt signs of brain damage or short-term-memory impairment, and magnetic-resonance-imaging scans of their brains look normal.

There is evidently no way to help these unfortunate folks (though, admittedly, they don't know what they're missing).

But for instrumentalists, at least, music can evidently trigger physical changes in the brain's wiring.

By measuring faint magnetic fields emitted by the brains of professional musicians, a team led by Christo Pantev of the University of Muenster's Institute of Experimental Audiology in Germany has shown that intensive practice of an instrument leads to discernible enlargement of parts of the cerebral cortex, the layer of gray matter most closely associated with higher brain function.

As for music's emotional impact, there is some indication that music can affect levels of various hormones,
cortisol (involved in arousal and stress),

also called Hydrocortisone, an organic compound belonging to the steroid family, the principal hormone secreted by the adrenal glands. It is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and is also used for the palliative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Use of cortisol in therapy produces the same undesirable side effects as cortisone. Both drugs have been largely superseded by such synthetic steroids as prednisolone

testosterone (aggression and arousal) and

an organic compound belonging to the steroid family and occurring as the androgenic, or masculinizing, hormone produced by the testis. Testosterone is responsible for development of the male sex organs and such masculine characteristics as facial hair and deepening of the voice. Testosterone can be manufactured by chemical and microbiological modification of inexpensive steroids, such as diosgenin. It is used clinically for treatment of testicular insufficiency, the suppression of lactation, the therapy of certain types of breast cancer, and the treatment of frigidity in women.

oxytocin (nurturing behavior) as well as

Natural oxytocin is secreted by the posterior pituitary gland, which holds and secretes oxytocin produced by the hypothalamus. Oxytocin causes milk to be ejected from the breasts during lactation;

the amount of oxytocin produced naturally,
however, has little effect on uterine contractions and
does not stimulate labour.When synthetic oxytocin is infused in larger amounts, however, it causes smooth muscle in the wall of the uterus to contract and initiate the process of labour.

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trigger release of the natural opiates known as endorphins.

any of a group of opiate proteins with pain-relieving properties that are found naturally in the brain.
Endorphins have been found to be clearly involved in the
regulation of pain; even the analgesic effects of acupuncture treatments may be attributable to them. Such substances are also believed to have some relation to appetite control,
the release of sex hormones through the pituitary, and the adverse effects of shock.
There is strong evidence that endorphins are connected with "
pleasure centres" in the brain. Using PET scanners, Zatorre has shown that

the parts of the brain involved in processing emotion seem to light up with activity when a subject hears music.

Endorphins may serve in modulating the release of other peptides from endocrine cells in the digestive system.

Opiates achieve their effect on the brain because their structure closely resembles that of certain molecules called endorphins, which are naturally produced in the body. Endorphins suppress pain and enhance mood by occupying certain receptor sites on specific neurons (nerve cells) that are involved in the transmission of nervous impulses.

Blue notes from Britannica.

Again: "Music makes me forget my real situation. It transports me into a state which is not my own. Under the influence of music I really seem to feel what I do not understand, to have powers which I cannot have." ~Tolstoy

In Babylon according to Hislop who defines most gentile Temple-states which includes that in Jerusalem because God turned them over to worship the starry host (Acts 7 etc., etc.)

Only the high priest and other privileged members of the clergy and court were permitted to enter the cella, or inner part of the temple, which held the special statue of the deity

[Only these were involved with the musical animal sacrifices for purifying temple or personnel in the Jerusalem Temple.]

The needs of the deity were provided for in accordance with impressive ceremonies carried out by a vast institutionalized clergy that included

priests, musicians, magicians, soothsayers, dream interpreters, astrologers, and hierodules (temple slaves or prostitutes). Sacrifices of food, drink, or incense were offered daily. Numerous festivals were held, the most important of which was the celebration of the new year at the spring equinox. Encarta Encyclopedia

"According to the system which Nimrod was the grand instrument in introducing, men were led to believe

that a real spiritual change of heart was unnecessary, and that so far as change was needful,
could be regenerated by mere external means.

"Looking at the subject in the light of the Bacchanalian orgies (Read Ephesus and Corinth), which, as the reader has seen, commemorated the history of Nimrod, it is evident that

he led mankind to seek their chief good in sensual enjoyment,

and showed them how they might enjoy the pleasures of sin, without any fear of the wrath of a holy God. (Voodoo, Rock, Boogie Woogie becomes Contemporary Christian Music)

"In his various expeditions he was always accompanied by troops of women; and by music and song, and games (ritual drama) and revelries, and everything that could please the natural hearts,

he commended himself to the good graces of mankind." (Hislop, Alexander, The Two Babylons, p. 55, Loizeaux Brothers)

All of these point to the observation that music releases chemicals which produce the impulse for "fight, flight or sex." That is its only historical value as performed in religious rituals for the people.

As tantalizing as these bits of research are, they barely begin to address the mysteries of music and the brain, including the deepest question of all: Why do we appreciate music? Did our musical ancestors have an evolutionary edge over their tin-eared fellows? Or is music, as M.I.T. neuroscientist Steven Pinker asserts, just "auditory cheesecake," with no biological value? Given music's central role in most of our lives, it's time that scientists found the answers. --REPORTED BY ANDREA DORFMAN/NEW YORK

While "loud" is often associated with Rock concerts, 300 or 3000 voices when on key produces a body-shaking power: you can feel it as hurt in the eardrums and the shaking of your song book. Therefore, "church" concerts produce the same effects as Rock concerts at some level:

"On pages 90, and 131, of this book Battle for the Mind Dr. William Sargent, a leading scientific authority on the human nervous system, writes, "Electrical recordings of the human brain show that it is particularly sensitive to the rhythmic stimulation by percussion and bright light among other things,

and certain rates of rhythm can build up recordable abnormalities of brain function and explosive states of tension sufficient enough to produce convulsive fits in predisposed subjects.

Of the results caused by such disturbances, the most common one is temporarily impaired judgement and heightened suggestibility

"Rhythm induced stress shows up in many ways, including decreased performance, hyperactivity, increase in errors in the work force, decreased decision making ability,

emotional pressures, depression
and lack of respect for authority.
One doctor said that "in my practice I have found that the academic records of many small children improve considerably after they stop listening to rock music while studying.
Unnatural rhythm, like many drugs, can become addictive. Repeated exposure to it causes one to seek it. It is as if a switch is thrown in the mind.
After this switching takes place the body begins to crave this unnatural beat or rhythm over a natural one.
"It is as if the body can no longer distinguish between what is beneficial and what is harmful.

In fact, the body actually chooses that which is destructive over that which is constructive.

Chapter VII.-Sacrificial Orgies.

[Paul demanded lifting up HOLY PALMS to exclude what he called WITHOUT WRATH or without ORGE or ORGIES.]

"But they did not cease to worship images, by reason of the evil intelligence of the magicians, who found excuses for them, which had power to constrain them to the foolish worship For, establishing this things by magical ceremonies, they assigned them feasts from sacrifices, libations, flutes, and shoutings,

by means ofj which senseless men, being deceived, and their kingdom being taken from them, yet did not desist from the worship that they had taken up with.

To such an extent did they prefer error, on account of its pleasantness, before truth.

They also howl after their sacrificial surfeit, their soul from the depth, as it were by dreams, forewarning them of the punishment that is to befall such deeds of theirs


Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Luke 8:11

Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. Luke 8:12

How does the Devil LIFT UP to carry away the IMPLANTED SEED?

Airo (g142) ah'ee-ro; a prim. verb; to lift; by impl. to take up or away; fig. to raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind); spec. to sail away (i.e. weigh anchor); by Heb. [comp. 5375] to expiate sin: - away with, bear (up), carry, lift up, loose, make to doubt, put away, remove, take (away, up).

Nasa (h5375) naw-saw'; or nacıah Pcıaa 4˙6 [7] naw- saw'; a prim. root; to lift, in a great variety of applications, lit. and fig., absol. and rel. (as follows): - accept, advance, arise, (able to, [armour], suffer to) bear (-er, up), bring (forth), burn, carry (away), cast, contain, desire, ease, exact, exalt (self), extol, fetch, forgive, furnish, further, give, go on, help, high, hold up, honourable (/ man), lade, lay, lift (self) up, lofty, marry, magnify, * needs, obtain, pardon, raise (up), receive, regard, respect, set (up), spare, stir up, / swear, take (away, up), * utterly, wear, yield

H5375 is referenced here:

Is.13:1 THE burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

Massa (h4853) mas-saw'; from 5375; a burden; spec. tribute, or (abstr.) porterage; fig. an utterance, chiefly a doom, espec. singing; mental, desire: - burden, carry away, prophecy, * they set, song, tribute.

Jer 23:32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the Lord, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the Lord.

Jer 23:33 And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the burden of the Lord? thou shalt then say unto them, What burden? I will even forsake you, saith the Lord.

Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. Am 5:23

But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. Am.5:26

All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Matthew 11:27

Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

The heavy lading was from the clergy whom Jesus identified as a "den of vipers" and children of their father, Satan. Their method of substituting their own words did the same musical work of Satan. Laden is:

Phortizo (g5412) for-tid'-zo; from 5414; to load up (prop. as aa vessel or animal), i.e. (fig.) to overburden with ceremony (or spiritual anxiety): - lade, be heavy laden.


Rom 15:1 WE then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves

Aresko (g700) ar-es'-ko; prob. from 142 (through the idea of exciting emotion); to be agreeable (or by impl. to seek to be so): - please. 

Airo (g142) ah'ee-ro; a prim. verb; to lift; by impl. to take up or away; raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind); spec. to sail away (i.e. weigh anchor); by Heb. [comp. 5375] to expiate sin: - away with, bear (up), carry, lift up, loose, make to doubt, put away, remove, take (away, up).


A. pleasing, mostly in bad sense, obsequious, cringing, Arist.EN1108a28, 1126b12, Thphr.Char.5.1.

II. areskos, ho, the staff borne by pornoboskoi [brothel keeper] on the stage, Poll.4.120.

Arist.EN1108a28 Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics book 2

[12] In respect of truth then,the middle character may be called truthful, and the observance of the mean Truthfulness1 ; pretence in the form of exaggeration is Boastfulness, and its possessor a boaster; in the form of understatement, Self-depreciation, and its possessor the self-depreciator.

[13] In respect of pleasantness and social amusement, the middle character is witty and the middle disposition Wittiness; the excess is Buffoonery and its possessor a buffoon; the deficient man may be called boorish, and his disposition Boorishness. In respect of general pleasantness in life, the man who is pleasant in the proper manner is friendly, and the observance of the mean is Friendliness; he that exceeds, if from no interested motive, is obsequious, if for his own advantage, a flatterer; he that is deficient, and unpleasant in all the affairs of life, may be called quarrelsome and surly.

The Biblical and other evidence clear shows that once you have become addicted to music the SWITCH HAS BEEN THROWN and you have "fallen and will never get up." Consistent with addiction, it is common to try to tempt others into the same dilema.

Don't forget that a thousand people all singing close harmony are moving your brain in the skull. It is extremely loud and harmful much like Rock music with amplification. Not forgetting that "churchy" music is LOUD music or it would not do its magical work we are asked to:

Consider the following three types of damage that takes place in our bodies under exposure to loud volume.

First, loud volume slows down our ability to memorize and do other brain functions by constricting the flow of blood to the brain. In the words of Dr. Arnold Scheivel, professor of medicine at UCLA and an expert on brain growth, "If there is a bottom line, it is that no neuron is healthier than the capillary that supplies it.

We have a very strong feeling that in the capillary supply system is the story of the maintenance or slow decline of the brain." How does volume effect blood supply? The blood vessels undergo a narrowing of caliber in the presence of loud sound. This narrowing decreases the flow of blood to the different parts of the body, including the mind. A person studying under the influence of loud music has a decrease in the amount of blood flowing to the brain. This makes it more difficult to memorize and to understand their studies.

Second, loud music can cause a form of schizophrenia. When a person is exposed to high level sound, a chemical is formed in the brain that is normally found in schizophrenia patients in mental institutions. A music therapist, investigating the effects of loud music, gave an emotional stability test to 240 teenagers while they listened to music.

A psychologist, who was unaware of how it was given, examined the results and determined that the test had been given in a mental institution.

Martin Polo, the director of Audio Visual Services at UCLA and noise consultant for the aerospace industry and related technologies writes, "Lastly, the presence of continued exposure to high level sound can trigger psychopathological impacts on individuals."

These impacts can range from depressions noted among females during the menstrual period to actual presence in the brain of chemicals normally found in schizophrenia and psychosis. There are a number of other interesting reaction to the presence of high level sound which involve the brain, including interference with vision.

Third, loud music can cause ulcers. When susceptible individuals are exposed to loud sound over a period of time, certain stomach functions are disrupted and an increase of hydrochloric acid is released, causing ulceration of the stomach. Martin Polon of UCLA writes, "The continuing exposure to high energy sound creates a stress reaction in the body that significantly involves the gastrointestinal system. Certain stomach functions are disrupted by abnormal contractions of the abdominal area, and increased infusion of hydrochloric acid causing dyspepsia. Recurring activation of this syndrome will lead to peptic ulceration in susceptible individuals.

If you consider that Crack Cocaine is dangerous when abused, how can you deliberately feed our young people with a "church" dose of cocaine claiming that you are not an extremist?

But, in harmonic singing, the "barks" and '"drips" which drive us crazy are momentarily very loud as everyone gets in "harmony." Therefore, if you feed your children "moderate" doses of music-induced morphine how can you know that you are not just the "whip arm" of Satan tearing down the kingdom of God?

All of the ancient literature says that you are the agents of Lucifer.

The Bible agrees that music says to God: "We don't want to hear from you, we have a better master."

Secular history even at the Towers of Babylon knew what medicine is just now beginning to grasp: music can disable the rational brain God gave you.

"Then why did God give me musical talent and the power to control people with music?" Hitler asked the same question and moved Wagner from the churches to the streets. God gave me the power to consume buttered popcorn and I will be that you can attract more "customers" to your theatrical religion if you hand out hot, buttered popcorn. So, the use of "talent" in an attempt to worship for others is "the idolatry of talent."

If you have already turned your "religious system" over to theatrical performs, if the ancient stories are true:

You have fallen and you will never be able to get up.

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