Feeling and Understanding on the Musical Path of Cognition
The Nature of Intellectual Cognition in Music
Greater Alertness in the Tools of Cognition of the Music Listener
The Nourishment of the Musical Tools of Cognition
The Nature of Musical Cognition on the Level of the Feeling
The Practical Application of Energy in the Tools of Cognition
The Process of Musical Consideration
kinds of cognition are known to man:
cognizing the multiplicity by virtue of the understanding, and
cognizing the unity by virtue of the feeling; and, in addition, cognition exists in the integrated form of these two paths.
is a feature of musical cognition on the level of our understanding that it
brings us joy and enlivens us.
Cognition here means higher cognition to which the listener climbs as if on steps.
The increase of joy comes about because more intelligence is released within us as we comprehend higher musical orders on our way to higher cognition.
As this intellectual process of cognition proceeds, music places our tools of cognition into a state of greater alertness because it makes us use more of our own intelligence.
Thus, our potential of intelligence is systematically released which increases the purity of its cognitive function, and the result is a brighter radiance of the objects of knowledge of a higher musical order.
As we cognize higher musical orders, our tools of cognition register an influx of manifold nourishment, and it appears to us as if our inner tools of cognition would feed through many mouths.
is characteristic for musical cognition on the level of our feeling to bring
us happiness and strength.
In this case, cognition means that we climb the steps of gaining knowledge with our feeling.
increase of our sensation of happiness comes about because the musical forces
of cognition, which we music listeners catch with our net of knowledge in
the waters of higher musical orders, shine brighter and brighter the deeper
we enter the true world of music.
In this process, we release within ourselves higher and higher energies for our emotional cognition of the higher musical orders.
So, quite logically, we feel more and more energetic as our emotional process of gaining knowledge in music proceeds.
And when, eventually, we have reached the realm of the harmony, we even recognize ourselves as the natural expression of pure energy. At the same time, with the capabilities of our understanding, we think we are the natural expression of pure intelligence.