Music is in the ancient religion of the greatest importance.
Orpheus is playing his flute to gather animals
and birds and fishes into his dimension.
Very surely music played an important role
in the initiation of ancient Christian believers.
Music was keeping the universe together.
Even the stars and planets were moving on the tones of music,
called heavenly music.
But the concept of music goes much further.
Central in music is the Octave.
In those ancient times the Octave was divided into seven basic tones.
The eighth tone was the next octave, the fullfilment of the octave.
This is why we see in ancient religious thinking
about the Divine a sevenfold way.
The full sound is the fullness of the octave.
because of the fullness of the tones.
The Divine Abode in ancient Christianity is sevenfold
with the pleroma in the Eighth level of fullness.
When we as modern people try to figure
how the ancient believers were seeing Divinity,
we have to play the string of heavenly music and see a sevenfold resonance.
(I don't know whether the seven days of the week
are coming out of this same way of thinking).
When I find more examples of Divine sound and fullness
this webpage will be amended.
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