Paul Horn Quotes
But it was in the late '60s that a transformation took place in my life, a spiritual transformation that affected everything, including the music and how I viewed music. Until then music was entertainment, and I was mainly a jazz musician. I was trying to build a career for myself so I was pretty self-centred about it and was very concerned about acceptance with my peers, what the critics thought of me, and everything that it took to prove to myself that I was OK. The career was building nicely, and everything was going as I had hoped it would, and yet the realisation came to me quite vividly that I wasn't very happy with all of this. It seemed like a real paradox. I was achieving all of my goals that I had set out to achieve over the years, so why wasn't I smiling from ear to ear twenty-four hours a day? And so I began a spiritual search. There was an inner unfulfillment that obviously didn't lie in the area of my career because that was being fulfilled. So what was it that was lacking?
I've approached music with the understanding that knowledge is available regarding tones and their effect upon the body. I think the father of that knowledge was the mathematician Pythagoras who lived several thousand years ago. Pythagoras was also a fine musician and he knew specifically what tones would affect which parts of the body.
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