Author: Sonic Catharsis

Reflections on the Stairway to Heaven (part 2)

Thanks for coming back to the second installment of my series Reflections on the Stairway to Heaven. Yesterday, we looked at the structure of the song and the first verse, you can read the first post here, if you are just joining. Today, we are starting with Verse 2 of Stairway to Heaven. Verse 2

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What is Sonic Catharsis

Sonic Catharsis is my hero’s journey, my labor of love.  It seeks understanding of the existential through scholarship and experience. It seeks to bring together Science and Humanities together to form a sonic palate of spirit and medicine without the dogma of religion or politics of power. Through my own experiences,  I have found Music and

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Music and Humanity

Throughout written History, Music has been part of humanity. The earliest known written documents reference the power of sound and throughout history, regardless of culture, music has been featured with prominence. History is also full of power-hungry leaders whom sought to control and conquer everything as far as the eye could see. Some would say

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The Power of Sound

  In this fascinating Ted talk, Ad Exec Steve Keller takes us on a little journey discovering how advertisements are used to manipulate emotions, influence behavior and even shape our perceptions. The experiments highlighted in this video demonstrate exactly how ad execs use sound and music to manipulate our emotions and perceptions, it is quite

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