The Pure Knowledge of the Reality of Music
The Unrealistic Course of the Musical Process of Gaining Knowledge
Beyond Higher and Lower Musical Meaning
Illusion of the Relative Gaining Knowledge
The Unreality of Created Music
cognitive vision, in which we compare the totality of the absolute music in
the infinite musical force-field of the harmony with the relative force-fields
of music, reveals to us how the latter, in their entirety, unfold from the
With this insight, our original concept of the reality of music is simply turned upside down.
the relative field of musical structural change we gradually inferred an increasingly
higher musical meaning at least we thought we did.
Thereat our entire process of knowing was subject to space and time.
from the cognitive world of the harmony, we now realize that the terms "higher
or lower musical meaning" have no relevance at all.
Just as one believes one could conclude an object from its shadow although the shadow actually is a void of light and, indeed, nothing real likewise we make-believe cognizers thought to gradually conclude a higher musical meaning, a higher musical truth, a higher musical knowledge in our supposed relative musical process of gaining knowledge.
Seen from the absolute musical field of the harmony, however, such a supposed process of knowing takes place as little as a shadow gives us the object by which it is thrown.
the field of pure self-knowledge, from the absolute force-field of the harmony,
we understand the non-reality of the relative sphere of music and,
correspondingly, of relative musical knowledge and we are even sure
now that our personal musical way of knowledge into the infinity of the harmony
was only possible by virtue of a miracle although, maybe, a musical
Such is the nature of musical knowledge.
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