In the words of Walt Whitman, “I sing the body electric,” as referenced by Kahlil Gibran, “in the depth of my soul there is a wordless song.” It is apparent there is universality in music. The underlying premise is that we are all connected by a bonding force that we have an awareness of, music acts as a conduit to that awareness. It reveals emotional states that exceed our capability to express in words. In contemporary terms, “can you feel it,” relates to the same notion of there being some unidentifiable presence, a presence that exposes our physical body to the resonating vibrations of truth. In Aldous Huxleys’ Doors of Perception, he shares with us the reference to a common bond experienced through sight and sound. Huxley further discloses, “after silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” Our bodies have a subconscious tonal perception to the celestial symphony. We are a product of life’s sonic origins.
It would certainly seem all the world over, same song. Or should we say… all the Universe over, same song.
“I Sing The Body Electric” by Walt Whitman
“Song of the Soul XXII” by Kahlil Gibran
Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) published 1954, Harper & Brothers