Author: DeLong, Ian
A gift, an offering, the divine understandings given as words and music intermingle to bestow spiritual insights of divine wisdom informed by agape, conveying archetypes through narrative. Divine resonances enable empathic connectivity by engaging archetypes interpretively within songful experiences as narratives emerge from the songful soundscape. Song compels the perception of emotionality through story, entailing a communion with the human condition, the eternal, and the divine. Love, joy, regret, hope, hopelessness, loss, these are but a few of the enduring themes that music may convey through a myriad of comedic, romantic, tragic, and satiric/ ironic renderings. Through poetry, words activate an understanding of the ego, the soul and the self as we connect with resonance to narrative character archetypes. Divinity is imbued in song. Through inquiry, the ethical merges with aesthetic practices, as song inextricably interwoven with being and becoming fosters a responsible subjectivity as it is informed by agape with the divine grace brought to our lives in the wisdom given by song.
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Thesis advisor: Senyshyn, Yaroslav
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