Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rapture of the Deep

Music can quickly induce the rapture of the deep, that feeling caused by an altered state while diving way down below the surface of an ocean or a deep sea. All the more rapturous when such music is drawn out, as on Van Morrison's Saint Dominic's Preview (1972). Wow. Such an altered state can be evoked purely from listening away from "the madding crowd." I get this from Van Morrison, John and Alice Coltrane, from the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St. (1972), Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti (1975) -- and many others.

On the manifest production side, writing does this for me, researching, delving, musing, doing anything I'm "really into."  

How about you?

Today's Rune: Wholeness. 


Charles Gramlich said...

I was getting that feeling last night listening to Sepultura's version of "angel."

jodi said...

Erik, I love the Van man. As dumb as this is painting a room can transport me. There is an underwater music festival in Key Largo (I think) and that would qualify as the ultimate. Wonder if they can play "Tupelo Honey"?