Just one look at a person who has in his memory a difficult experience, actualized in the present, in order to determine the presence of this experience. Usually, a person tries to hide an emotion breaking out to realization, possibly interpreting it as negative.
But tensions arising in a person who suppresses his emotions help to destroy the “primary essence”, which increases the estrangement from most people and others (Lowen, 1975). According to Lowen, the “primary essence” is the pleasure of life, the source of which is freedom of movement and lack of tension in the body.
In the modern world of “distress” and stimulants, the acquired automatism of controlling bodily stresses does not allow one to have enough freedom of movement for the timely response of bodily stresses. In many cases of therapeutic practice, the most effective methods remain, which include elements of catharsis (from the Greek. Catharsis – purification). Continue reading
Music at all times, since its inception, has been used as a means of influencing people’s consciousness. With its help, different goals were achieved. Knowledgeable people wisely approached the musical design of their events.
For example, the Christian church banned music in its temples, until the reign of Pope Gregory I, who allowed, and even wrote music for prayers. However, this music was not supposed to be emotional, without accompaniment, and the male choir sang songs in unison. This style is called Gregorian singing.
And to this day, this singing tunes in a divine way, evoking sublime, angelic feelings among the parishioners and clergy within the walls of churches and monasteries. Gregory I was a man who knew what he wanted to achieve through music. And he was not alone in his attitude to music. Continue reading
The theory claims that the brain uses a holographic coding system, so that it is capable of multifaceted encoding sensory signals through all senses. Therefore, any stimulus, such as sound, for example, can be transmitted through any other sensory organ, in such a way that the brain can recognize the incoming signal just like sound, using a type of signal code that is special for sound.
It seems that without wanting it, Patrick Flanagan made a significant contribution to the confirmation of this theory when, as a teenager, he invented a device that allows any person (even completely deaf, even with a middle ear removed surgically and, moreover, even with completely atrophied auditory nerve) hear through the skin. Patrick called his device – “Neurophone” (Neurophone). An entertaining story of the creation of a neurophone. Continue reading