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Permission for bold emotional expresssion through music of J.S.Bach, assured with his own signature. (SEE FULL DOCUMENT BELOW)
Believe it or not, but you are looking at the above paradoxically unknown & under-publicized authentic J.S.Bach’s own signature on his receipt for the sale of the keyboard instrument at the time referred as“Piano et forte”, sold by J.S.Bach to Count Branitzky of Bialostock, Poland. (See the ENTIRE document below.) This document’s copy was published in 1967 by Polish magazine ”Muzyka”. (See BELOW FULL view & nfo )
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This deliberately under-publicized document is evident of the COMMONLY DISTORTED BIOGRAPHICAL FACT of composer's personal possession of the keyboard instrument with the newly emerging capacity to produce diverse nuances of volume, thanks to invented around that time hammer action, that was yet to be perfected in grand pianos(vs. plucking hooks of common for his time harpsichord, incapable of generating dynamic variations).
Needless to say, such dynamically expressive instrument afforded a great opportunity for Genius composer - to utilize the emerging capacity of “Piano et forte” for various shades of emotional nuances in his music composition process, that worked as such a great match to his innovative for his provincial town and for his time ideas of significantly expanding the pallet of tonal colors (including the usage of the prohibited at the time dissonant sonorities) as the musical metaphors of great intensity and wide range, in order to create greater therapeutic resonance of distinct emotional expressions. Visionary Artivist was far ahead of his time in HIS DEFIANT STRIVE AGAINST SOCIETAL CONVENTION OF HARMFUL EMOTIONAL SELF-REPRESSION, reflected in music, thanks to its truest mirroring of the emotional reality. And he still remains a pioneer in emerging domain of Music Therapy. So, join the international family of his devotees and follow J.S.Bach’s lead with your open heart, while sharing your unique experience:
J.S.BACH'S OWN SIGNATURE SERVES AS HIS PERMISSION FOR PIANISTS TO EXPRESS THEIR EMOTIONAL FEELINGS THROUGH HIS MUSIC, DESIGNED FOR HEALING
ATTENTION! dear performers of J.S.Bach’s music (especially PIANO PLAYERS), along with following you audiences and fans of your musical gift, dear J.S.Bach’s scholars and dear readers of dedicated to composer books and other printed and media publications, dear music teachers, who use J.S.Bach’s music to foster advanced musical multi-tasking skills through his mastery of polyphonic craft & the art of passionate artistic expression:
THIS J.S.BACH’S OWN SIGNATURE NULLIFIES ANY AND ALL MISTAKENLY CALLED ”OFFICIAL” REQUIREMENTS FOR WITHHOLDING EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION DURING PERFORMANCE OF HIS MUSIC. THE ATTEMPTS FOR CALLING SUCH ILLOGICAL APPROACH ”HISTORICALLY INFORMED” ARE FLAWED, IMMATURE AND MAY BE MOST LIKELY BASED ON THE INERTIA OF DISTORTION OF THE BIOGRAPHICAL FACTS ABOUT J.S.BACH, DRIVEN BY THE MORAL BLIND SPOT OF RESENTMENT TO CHANGE.
Every obstacle to such intention of J.S.Bach's Spirit needs to be in the spotlight, and every victory has special inspiration to follow it and deserves to be witnessed by our community of his devotees, linked by the desire to delight in watching how these false relics of the false convention SEIZE in the mindset of individuals and as the false expectations among audienc and institutional logistics. And in order to speed up institutional restructuring of approach to J.S.Bach, PUBLIC APOLOGIES will be reasonable to issue for the inherited errors that caused MUCH OF THE TRAUMATIC COGNITIVE AND EMOTIONAL DISSONANCE, stored in childhood memories, at times clear and in other cases unidentified... Awareness of the need to handle their re-patterning with self-compassion and self-patience is the key to success
Join our worldwide family of J.S.Bach enthusiasts to share our joyful EUREKA! moments of discovering under-publicized facts of liberating TRUTH about the distinct emotional expression in every moment of every music composition of J.S.Bach, inspiring to overcomethe inertia of the false convention of emotional self-repression.
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And witness how following this passionate heart’s desire of the visionary unsurpassed Polyphony Master & Music Therapist leads Y O U to YOUR OWN HEART’S LIBERATION & allows YOUR SOUL to soar, while opening the gates into your untapped personal potential.
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Please, remember that your voice matters a lot in our collective effort to assure that these important questions are clarified and these issues are resolved at least now, for the sake of our and future generations, due to the high efficacy healing potency of J.S.Bach's Music and its powerful transformative impact on still evolving human brain, with implications in all parts of our society.
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In somber acknowledgment of the J.S.Bach’s suffering from the false and retaliatory imprisonment in response to his protest against artistic censorship for his dedication to using his musical gift for healing, and IN CONSIDERATION OF ALL SUFFERING MUSICIANS AND ARTISTS OF ALL TIME, we also remind all J.S.Bach’s devotees to pledge their PROACTIVE PERSONAL commitment to serving as the objective witnesses of various stages of liberation of his musical legacy. Sharing proudly the joy of EUREKA! every time when you discover another gem of the unearthed emotionally intense beauty of J.S.Bach’s music, along with its healing impacts, is our obligation to his scores that possess the incredible ability - to allow his spirit to come alive and to manifest into our reality in all of its glory, transcending all time and dimensions barriers of emotional and spiritual imprisonment that still has a stronghold of the enforced dubious standards and implicit convention over his music, so similar to his unfair physical imprisonment by the incivility of his primitive contemporaries.
After the physical release from the unjust and retaliatory prison confinement and while having to cope with the emotional trauma of false and unfair public humiliation, for centuries J.S.Bach’s musical legacy had remained SIMILARLY UNFAIRLY IMPRISONED BY THE INTENTIONAL AND UNINTENTIONAL DISTORTION OF THE CORE ESSENCE OF HIS MUSIC - THE EMOTIONAL VIBRANCY that is naturally linked to his choices of compositional devices. This false standard that was defied by J.S.Bach, had paradoxically become institutionalized as “the official” for most of the authoritative publishing houses, official music education institutions, and propelled by the presenters and the venues that contribute to establishing the honor of fame for those, who had provided the false interpretation standards, following multi-generational inertia.
As thresult, the majority of musicians had been affected by the false demands to practice two conflicting cognitions, resulting in many hazards ofinternalized emotionally painful COGNITIVE DISSONANCE. Of course, this evident and indisputable J.S.Bach’s own signature easily disproves the excusiology, based on the resentment to change.
And yet, without the collective watch by the community of TRUE composer's devotees, passionate for his Spirit’s liberation, the centuries overdue related revisions and changes in academic standards may be still overdue a century later...
That’s the important reason for YOU to join and to make your voice heard NOW AND OFTEN!
Like many other devotees of this maverick composer, you might be very puzzled and curious about why neither your textbooks, nor your teachers could tell you anything of such significance in the past... How could this happen? Indeed, since 1967 and by now, every J.S.Bach’s fan should have known of this evident document, due to its obvious paradigm changing importance. Indeed, it should have been widely publicized by the institutions, charged with upholding the composer’s legacy... But, it appears that even during our time, in order to stop the inertia of writing false scholarly manuscripts that inherit biographical and stylistic distortions, it may require the involvement of our collective the effort of the worldwide the community of passionate J.S.Bach’s devotees and true followers! Without invaluable personal feedback and encouragement of other likeminded fans of the composer to join us today, this importantchange may not be allowed for another century!
So, show you can follow defiant lead of timeless Artivist, please:
Celebrate! by sharing with the international family of J.S.Bach’s devotees, admirers, fans and students and the entire world the discovery of the above composer’s own signature that transcends his ban on having boredom, dry rationalizing and senseless disconnect of his music with heart-felt feelings.
Open your heart to J.S.Bach and become PRO-ACTIVE WITNESS for the centuries-overdue liberat,ion of the musical legacy of one of the foremost Music Therapists and unsurpassed Polyphony Genius J.S.Bach. And remember to share with us about the results of your inner transformation efforts, the lessons learned and the wisdom you wish to share with those, who may be ready to follow your lead.
THE GREAT NEED FOR OVERCOMING THE INHERITED TRAUMA FROM CENTURIES LONG DISTORTION OF J.S.BACH’S BIOGRAPHICAL FACTS
THE CALL TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR TRAUMA COUNSELING FACILITATION UPON THE BENEFICIARIES FROM THE SPREAD OF THE LACKING TRUTH PUBLICATIONS OF J.S.BACH’S MUSIC SCORES, RELATED SCHOLARSHIP & PROMOTING RELATED FALSE STANDARDS
Join us in our call to beneficiaries from many publications of the distorted J.S.Bach’s scores and biographical facts that had failed to inform the publicof the above truth, to call upon their conscience for providing the funding for counseling for many musicians, who had been suffering from the early education and adult trauma, resulting from imposing irrelevant emotional withholding in J.S.Bach, while calling it mistakenly ”the high standard” in music education and promoting the false conventional perception standard among the worldwide audiences.
One of the key therapeutic features of J.S.Bach’s polyphony is its ability to restore the essential balance between emotional and intellectual processing, disrupted by stress and trauma. But, such high potency feature, resulting from his unique compositional accomplishment for the area of improvement of the brain function can be possible only, if his music is performed as intended - without dictated by the false dogma of withholding of the natural emotional expression in his music’s performance, instead of following the common logic for interpreting tools of compositional design. Sadly, as the result of such warping misrepresentation of his core creative purpose, instead of serving as a powerful healing tool, as intended and deliberately designed by the visionary Genius composer, the senseless pressure to withhold emotions in his music had caused much cognitive dissonance that may have had especially negative impact during young age, when J.S.Bach’s music is usually introduced, causing hard to recognize, yet powerful cognitive blocks to many today's performing musicians, music educators, scholars, audience members etc.
This call upon the key beneficiaries from centuries-long distortion of composer's spirit should be also extended to those educational venues, as well as presenters and large performance venues, who had contributed to honoring and thus, institutionalize the false and harmful misinterpretation of the key element of J.S.Bach’s music legacy! Many living currently victims of this institutionalized harmful for musicians and audiences trend need to have the resources for addressing their related emotional distress, as the result of this lasting and never seizing biographical confusion!
Your support for our call upon the beneficiaries from J.S.Bach’s music publications to PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR TRAUMA COUNSELING BY EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND MUSIC THERAPY EXPERTS IS CRITICAL FOR THE RECOVERY FROM THE EMOTIONALLY TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE OF HAVING TO HARBOR COGNITIVE DISSONANCE, RESULTING FROM THE PRESSURE UPON MUSIC STUDENTS TO ABIDE BY THE FALSE ILLOGICAL STANDARDS THAT ASSERT IRRELEVANT TO HIS MUSIC EMOTIONAL WITHDRAWAL that is hard to accomplish without emotional tension, due to the completely contrary nature of his music.
Please, share about your memories of having to withhold your feelings in the performance of J.S.Bach’s music, upon your teacher’s request, scolding, ridiculing, threats with bad grades, or any other derogatory ways of persuasion, mentioning your age at that time. Can you grasp the reason why your teacher acted in such a way? Do you think their teacher passed on such an attitude from an uninformed teacher of the previous generation?
WHY DYNAMICS IN J.S.BACH’S MUSIC ARE NOT NOTATED AND HAVE TO BE INTERPRETED ACCORDING TO THE REGULAR RULES FOR COMPOSITIONAL DEVICES
The absence of the specific dynamic nuances in the scores of J.S.Bach’s music is due to the fact of lacking the facility for regularly sharing music outside of the castle, where the composers we're employed (at least during most of J.S.Bach’s life). That is why, nuances of interpretation were not notated by the composers, but rather personally explained during the rehearsals.
This tradition for the lack of dynamic signs may not lead to interpreting differently the meaning of regular compositional devices, used in J.S.Bach’s music, compared to any other music written by any other composer, many of whom had inherited many of their compositional techniques from J.S.Bach and his virtual students. And it can no longer be used in combination with the distorted biographical facts for excusiology for the resentment to the change among J.S.Bach’s performers, as well as scholars and researchers of his music (even in the cases, if their books may need evident revisions, or otherwise should no longer be used as the references to propagating more and more of the fallacy).
This problem of emotional self-repression has become particularly hurtful to everyone involved with his musical legacy in connection with J.S.Bach’s KEYBOARD music, resulting from the centuries long FALSE claims about his keyboard use "limited to only harpsichord-type" that had no capacity for expressing dynamic nuances, thus, limiting emotional expression of his music on the piano most unfairly. But, such misstatements are easily refuted by the above evidence.
And, the true devotees of J.S.Bach may not tire of helping it to get SPREAD WORLDWIDE. If you know someone in need of support, encourage them to get in touch with our community, and letting us know the details, so we can better understand and help the problem.
And in addition to that, the recently published book ”The 18th Century Fortepiano Grand and It's Patrons, from Scarlatti to Beethoven” provides TRANSLATION OF THE ABOVE RECIEPT, as well as the detailed analysis of the results of the meticulous research of various biographical details by musicologist Eva Badura-Skoda, debunking multitude of rather immature and silly excusiology points to avoid the important change in the attitude towards music’s core healing purpose - to reawaken emotional resonance, manifested as the most critical impact of music, with polyphonic structure being of its service, according to the pioneering design by unsurpassed Polyphony wizard.
It had been masterfully projected by J.S.Bach, despite the fierce opposition of his narrow-minded, resentful to change employers, who resorted to the incivility of unfair harsh punitive month-long imprisonment, as the attempt of retaliation in response to his resolve to pursue his prolific music therapy innovations with the most significant impacts on the human brain, and thus, on the individual psyche and on the society.
This remarkable degree of conviction of the Genius composer, demonstrated at the great sacrifice, deserves to be honored at least during our time by following J.S.Bach with similar passion and despite any obstacles.
OPEN YOUR HEART TO J.S.BACH AND SEE HOW HIS MUSIC ENABLES ITS FUNCTION AS A PORTAL FOR THE ESSENTIAL LINK TO THE GLOBAL HEART COHERENCE
According to the research, the human heart serves as the critical portal to facilitating primordial electromagnetic link to the electromagnetic field of our Mother Planet, thanks to being attuned to the same frequency, allowing for being a part of Oneness of our Universe that provides most of the resources for us, both those from the intangible spiritual and informational realms and to their the physical manifestations into tangible reality. However, the current disability of using this link had reached vast spread among the population, resulting from the vicious circle of emotional trauma that is the source of the heart’s closure, caused by the sensory resurgence of fear for the painful memory of the unpacked emotional pain from the past.
Thus, the high efficacy of the tool of music and sound healing for breaking this vicious circle is of critical importance, and it starts with recognition through resonance. And only when the music of J.S. Bach is delivered with emotional intensity, as intended by the composer, its transformative capacity to restore the disrupted by stress/trauma emotional/intellectual balance, can project its high efficacy healing for both heart and mind. Verbal modalities for heart opening, combined in intricate ways with J.S.Bach’s music promise great results in repatterning synaptic connections of trauma, and in the realm of liberating the heart from the heavy load of emotional burdens. (For detailed info on this prolific research and the related subjects, please, click on the image to go to www.HeartMath.org )
We believe that this most significant contribution by HeartMath on the subject of the research on this primordial paradigm that sustains both our and our Universe's existence calls for being well popularized and should be nominated to the distinct reward, in order to achieve the widespread publicity.
Eureka! Here is the larger version of the document with the above J.S.Bach's signature:
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INTRODUCTION: MUSIC AND THE ARTS AS THE COUNTERPOINT TO THE PARADOX OF THE BLIND SPOT OF USING VERBAL-ONLY METHODS OF COUNSELING IN CLINICAL
Each of us at least once in our life had wished to improve our cognitive abilities after having regrets about making wrong choices. The negative consequences from the wrong decisions made many of us vow that at least in the future we would need to find better ways to navigate. But, how? What would help recalibrate the decision making process, in order to make the outcome more satisfying?
This process is illusive and in order to reflect and to sense the components of complexity that constantly involve both multiple streams of ideas and compound senses, one needs to step aside and to practice one of the most complex mental operations of META-COGNITION, the ability to observe an to reflect upon own cognition. However, at his time very few people realize that this higher level of self-awareness that allows us to gain precious inner insights of our psyche (including on PSYCHO-SOMATIC level) can not be limited to solely on only intellectual analysis. But in fact, contrary to the common misconception, the increasing sensory self-perception of our emotions and feelings can help achieve the BALANCED cognition that is critical for the optimal brain function, and yet is so often lacking both in individuals and on the level of our instituionaoized societal conventions that rule our life. And, having the less expected tool of MUSIC with complex, intellectually/emotionally balanced musical content, such as the brilliantly composed for this purpose complex polyphonic music of J.S.Bach that can recalibrate our brain through fun activity of engaging with it through the authentic narrative entry, is remarkably impactful.
One of the key operations in our complex decision-making process involves our prioritizing ability. However, we are seldom aware of the fact that at any point and time of our cognitive activity we need to make a great multitude of choices among the priorities for both daily tasks and among the options for the decisions that shape our longterm goals. Everything in our private and public life depends on making the right priorities and the mastery of self-evaluating skill that informs it.
Logic dictatets that these still uncommon issues should be addresses with still similarly unconventional solutions. Thus, to allow for the blind spot of resentment to unconventional matters to interfere for being equipped with the essential music healing tools for the adequate development and maintenance of the functionality of the human mind, that is proven by research to contribute to the higher effectiveness and productivity of the brain, with impoications for all levels in all parts of our society, is both laughable and yet painful mistake that we can not afford to let determine the future of our brain development, and thus, the future of our civilization.
Indeed, most fortunately, through the history of human brain evolution, Humanity managed to produce the tools for reflecting and embodying the above illusive and intangible processes of our brain through the similarly intangible medium of MUSIC that is capable to provide very elaborate and nuanced references to reflect on our sensory perception that we often tend to neglect, due to the subliminal pressures of the emotional self-repression convention. And the complex polyphonic orchestral or piano music scores are able to provide adequate complexity with the adequate means of the container for such reflection, in order to embody the features of our cognitive process with a great degree of nuances... However, the given historical context, the scaffolding with the special therapeutic emphasis, designed also with the the aim of overcoming the learning curve, is the key solution, in order to help overcome the obstacle of widely spread lack of music literacy that appears to be the key to overcoming the stigma about complex music. (And much more of such adoptive tools should be allowed to make a major difference, and should be properly and urgently funded.)
Indeed, it is the most fortunate for Humanity that despite the absence of the scientific discipline of neuroscience three centuries ago, J.S.Bach was cognizant of these complexities and took the monumental effort to address them. However, it is most paradoxical that not only he did not find much resonance in such visionary pursuits during his lifetime among provincial minded contemporaries, but the problem had been remaining unresolved, had deepened and had produced drastic disbalance in our life, reflecting disproportionate emphasis on the technocratic pursuits, touted though various terms of the Age of Technological Progress that manifested in the dominance of the ethics-lacking mindset that can be easily compared to the senseless embodiment of computerized devices. And although we all know that the essential part of our decision-making may not be based only on the one-sided factual computations, majority of people in our current sensory-deprived society fail to involve sensory/emotional processing, that is THE key to the EMOTIONALLY/INTELLECTUALLY BALANCED decision making and to optimal cognitive functionality in general.
There is no secret that when it comes to tapping into our emotional genius, at times we intuitively sense the uncertainty about whether or not we can trust our senses to be the primary driving force for our prioritizing ability. Indeed, we all know that the impact of stress derails our reality-based perception, due to the disruption of the balance of emotional/intellectual cognitive abilities. And, at these times our view of the world may be distorted through the prism of trauma, including the unpacked and even unrealized trauma experiences of the past, that is easily triggered by those stressors which remain resonant, until they are re-patterned.
We all strive and wish to act at our optimal level, but the reality is that it isn't possible at all times, since we encounter a multitude of unexpected obstacles, caused by the lacking focus and aptitude, often as the outcome of the disruption by the chain reaction of malfunction of people we interact with, whose actions were impacted by the virus-like spreading trauma that propels the influence of its vicious circle on and on. Some people, who become more aware of the problem try to take the action by reaching out to counseling, in order to break it. But, unfortunately, very few individuals realize that the means to do so with the use of the existing counseling modalities aren't capable of the complexity of reflection, discussed above, since they are unable to grasp and therefore, to tackle the depth of the compound trauma, that often involves stored in our unconscious mind residue if unpacks and unprocessed childhood developmental trauma, that is triggered by the certain current stressors (and remains none-resonant to others). Leaving the root cause of unconscious PSYCHO-SOMATIC response to unpacked trauma unresolved and aiming to deal only with the tip of the iceberg is a self-delusional approach that is paradoxically the mainstream foundational method in current training and continuing education clinical psychology and similar types of counseling practitioners.
Such ineffective outcomes of leaving out of the counseling process the key PSYCHO-SOMATIC part of the meaningful unpacking and repatterning the root-trauma circuitry have dire outcomes for individuals and for the society at large (and drastically decrease the esteem of the field in the society...) And needless to say, this blind spot of the great significance and grand proportion is the cause for multitude of paradoxical systemic malfunctions of individual and societal nature in every part of our current reality, that had reached the degree of existential hazards that demand the most urgent solutions, since they threaten more and more our health and safety and even lead to the extinction of our species (through multigenerational genetic mutations), now threatening the sustainability of our species, proudly boasting to be ”homo sapiens”. Paralysis about the urgent solutions remains, even though everyone appears to be aware about these existential dangers, from unsustainable environmental practices that are evident of the environmental insanity, to the universal collapse of medical ethics that commit unsuspecting patients to preventable chronic illnesses and preventable death, to the decline of the democratic values in our government system along with the legalized misuse of force by failed, unfit for duty public servants, etc. that appear to perpetuate with hopelessness and lead further into demise, even when it comes to the most urgent matters of health and safety, that demand for the solutions at the roots of these problems - by the blind spots of still evolving and the evolutionary young human brain.
And very few people realize that such sense of paralysis has to be overcome intentionally, since it has been an integral part of the evolutionary relics of the unconscious Fight-and-Flight instinct that millennia ago had saved our ancestors from tiger attacks in the jungle, thanks to the release of the adrenalin by the amygdala of the evolutionary older reptilian brain that automatically blocked the function of the evolutionary younger neurocortex, responsible for logical reasoning and critical thinking.
This PSYCHO-SOMATIC response to stress/trauma is fundamental and is present in most of the related circuitry, and it can not be addressed with the discussion-only modalities, contrary to the current conventional training of most counselors.
So, even in the best cases, when those individuals would wish to stop the patterns that are unfit for their leadership with the duties to determine the policy directions, may have tried to search for such solutions for their paralyzing personal blind spots and mental obstacles, by reaching out to counseling and coaching assistance by the professional counselors, they likely would face with the commonly dissatisfying and disappointing results of cognitive behavioral therapy or coaching approaches that are BASED ON THE FUNDAMENTAL PARADOX of utilizing VERBAL-ONLY methods to address emotional issues, expressed in the form of THE FELT SENSE that are HARD (IF POSSIBLE) TO VERBALIZE, due to their roots in the realm of the unconscious mind, where the underlying residue of trauma resides. (Such blind spot that is at the foundation of the field of counseling psychology has to be the first to be addressed among the most urgent societal paradoxes...)
Fortunately, the counterpoint to this systemic illogical malpractice in the current training of mental health professionals exists - high efficacy Expressive Arts and Music Therapy approaches. These currently highly limited in availability despite the demand and also under-publicized alternative approaches are significantly more productive, since they are based on a combination of counseling and client’s proactive engagement into METAPHORICAL cognition, facilitated through their artistic self-expression that opens the gates into CONCEPTUAL processing of the emotional blocks. And among all Arts modalities, Music-centered containers for processing the emotional blocks have the highest efficacy, since the human brain had evolved along with music in such a way that allows music to elicit the healing feel-good neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, oxytocin, etc., according to the emerging MRI research.
No barriers of the conventional blind spots may be allowed any longer to continue to prevent our society from seeing and utilizing the solution that is available and is relatively simple to implement. The false stigma and widespread misconceptions, that are the result of the lack of the aptitude in the domain of Music, leading to the false perception of being ”non-essential entertainment” must be overcome. Fortunately, the tribal uses of music remind us that the commercialized form of music that is now most dominant departed from its original roots of serving as the ANCESTRAL GIFT OF TOOLS TO OVERCOME THE EVOLUTIONARY RELICS OF OUR EVOLUTIONARY YOUNG, STILL EVOLVING AND OFFEN MISFIRING HUMAN BRAIN.
The existing to date findings of the emerging brain/music research demonstrate the proactive engagement with music triggers release of feel-good healing neurotransmitters (dopamine, oxytocin etc.) And, this high efficacy and critical in our trying times sensory reawakening resource with the ability to promote higher level of mental health in our society needs to be re-evaluated and uppraised adequately for its unique transformative impact on the human brain with no more delay. Just as military music bands had led the armies into the riskiest battles, this proven quality of music can and should be harvested to help promote changes over many paralyzed solutions of the great urgency in our society (as we examine further some examples). Indeed, pioneering INTELLECTUAL LEADERSHIP has to emerge with no more delay, in order to overcome the barriers of the conventional blind spots that prevent the majority from seeing the solution that is available and relatively simple to implement (especially considering increasingly positive outcomes), since it is the least expected to be taken seriously, due to the false stigma and widespread misconceptions, and the lack of the aptitude in the domain of...Music that most of people consider to be non-essential entertainment. (Indeed, the tribal uses of music remind us that the commercialized form of music that is now most dominant departed from its original roots of serving as the ANCESTRAL GIFT OF TOOLS TO OVERCOME THE EVOLUTIONARY RELICS OF OUR EVOLUTIONARY YOUNG AND STILL OFFEN MISFIRING HUMAN BRAIN.)
HONORING J.S.BACH BY MOVING FROM GRASPING PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS TO URGENTLY NEEDED PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS
And, it is easy to understand that in order for the truly successful integration of such approaches to manifest, the general level of musical and artistic literacy is most critical and must be achieved with no more delays. These issues may no longer remain in the realm of philosophical debates, but instead the following questions would be answered with tangible changes:
If the solution for the problems that threaten our society’s very sustainability exists in the form of the ancestral gift of Arts and Music, how can these sensory awakening modalities be made accessible to ALL?
What is the specific obstacles in the given community to using the proven for millennia tools for reaching a much higher performance level for our cognitive capacity among all members of our society?
What communal resources can be immediately directed to the key solution for reducing the impact of the evolutionary relics of our still-evolving human brain? And what kind of strategic increase of such resource be made to achieve the much needed results of raising the mental performance, by improving the state of mental health?
Who and why is in charge of such decisions and priorities, and are these individuals qualified for such priority making that impacts the course of the development of the brain of our human race, including the issue of our survival?
The new evaluation standards should be in place, aiming to determine, if our current leaders have primitive mind, and what must be done to improve their chances to possess higher performance brain capacity, based on the cognitive advancement that is afforded by the reflections from the practice of the Arts and Music?
These are the new criteria for the new type of leadership we all deserve - by the individuals, who have the above average mental capacity of symphonic vision and polyphonic multitasking.
THE ESSENTIAL FOR COGNITIVE FUNCTIONALITY INTELLECTUAL/EMOTIONAL BALANCE
At this time, the majority of music materials currently used in music therapy and healing practice is of very simple nature, largely due to the impermissibly low level of music literacy in our society. In such a challenging context, the need to overcome the learning curve often serves as a deterrent. But, the practice of guiding music students towards reaching their Higher Human Potential demonstrates that our brain is capable of reaching much higher standards, if the efficient technique is combined with the method that promotes personal emotional engagement. In fact, when the human brain is engaged into simultaneous processing of both emotional AND intellectual content (as in complex music, called ”classical”), the great benefit of restoring the balance of emotional/intellectual cognition, disrupted by stress, can be harvested, boosting and advancing cognitive capacity, while deriving pleasure from the beauty of music (instead of the struggles of repressed will power suggested in meditation techniques). And J.S.Bach’s polyphony stands out among the vast variety of complex music, thanks to the remarkable presence of these critical components for the above task - complex intellectual polyphonic constructs, perfected by the unsurpassed Polyphony Master and the all-time unsurpassed Music Therapist, along with highly nuanced and clearly defined emotional expression, achieved by his innovations in expanding the range of emotional expression.
The use of complex music, such as polyphony of J.S.Bach as the container for the process of synaptic re-patterning in the settings of cognitive-behavioral therapy (and similar types of counseling ) can allow for the reflection and embodiment of the significant emotional detail and intricacy for the root causes of the compound trauma without their unnecessary oversimplification. And the design of the special scaffolding that would bridge the learning curve, can also serve as a guide for the creation of the authentic narrative, based on the intricate development of J.S.Bach’s polyphonic constructs. Such guided imagery type of practice can allow for the complex music to serve as an effective container to embody and to choreograph the experience of modeling of the resolution of otherwise hard to grasp elements of compound trauma that contribute to the cognitive dissonance (that is proven to be the source of many physical calamities in addition to emotional suffering), when the synaptic networks of trauma are triggered and reactivated by stress. These authentically choreographed container-based personal narratives are fun to repeat too for the sake of repatterning of old mental habits. And that is of the significance since it takes practice and time for the habitual patterns to be replaced with the new productive attitudes and to become fully acquired. And if the process is fun (vs. emotionally repressive, as proposed in meditation practice as the stress relief solution), the efficacy of it is based on the natural release of the pleasure-associated neurotransmitters, and the likelihood of ”the cognitive recidivism” is significantly lowered.
And it is thanks to this very capacity of J.S.Bach’s polyphony to reflect and to help sort out the complexities of our current emotional reality, the discourse on J.S.Bach’s musical legacy allows us to shed the light of multidisciplinary implications into the darkest corners of our individual mind and collective psyche that appear to hopelessly sustain the threatening for the survival of our species course of self-demise. And it is most remarkable that at the current tipping point, Humanity is in the possession of such high efficacy toolset (yet to be fully appraised and utilized) had emerged and sustained throughout several centuries, despite incredible challenges their creator had to face during his life, because of J.S.Bach’s contemporaries’ unconscious choice of incivility and self-limiting priorities, imposed on others in the form of hopelessness for the duties about offering the better possibilities for the future generations, along with the cruel hostility of resentment to change... His emphasis on better modeling of the emotional reality in music - through the use of dissonance, had led to such outrage as punishment with false imprisonment of the Genius for a month-long period... (The archival version of the description of the reasons for his imprisonment, narrated by the composer’s harassers, accuses J.S.Bach in adamant refusal to accept the appointment of the new inept supervisor to oversee the creative output of Genius, after his relative’s death, without going into the above-detailed essence of the issue, using the stigma of imprisonment for his character assassination, as the senseless cruel backlash at the messenger of change and the 5th evangelist.)
But, even after his death, the same type of emotional distortion that J.S.Bach had battled with so passionately, continues to plague his own music with the senseless restrictions on authentic emotional expression. That is why, composer’s dedication to the true emotional expression, and his personal sacrifice, suffering and perseverance for the sake of the true reflection of the reality in his art have to be honored by his devotees through their own particular emphasis on his bold emotional expression focus, in defiance of the false convention that demanded to deny such undeniable fundamental essence of any music.
THE NEED TO CONDUCT LONGITUDINAL RESEARCH STUDIES ON THE USAGE OF THE ANCESTRAL GIFT OF MUSIC TO COPE WITH EVOLUTIONARY RELICS OF THE HUMAN BRAIN THAT WILL YIELD BENEFITS TO BE FELT IN ALL REALMS OF SOCIETY
Indeed, cognitive advancement should be the key school subject, but it is paradoxically left for us to deal with this type of issues on our own. Perhaps, for the majority of people this commonly spread lack of resources in the main stream education makes it easier to assume that nothing can be done about improving our cognitive function, thus not many people ventured into this intangible realm of cognitive advancement that is certainly invaluable, yet filled with complexities that are yet to be fully underwtood. But should complexity be consistently oversimplified, left with no adequate attention and dismissed? The logic would dictate the contrary - the complexity should be given the necessary measure of significance, effort as well as priority to explore and to utilize the new findings. Fortunately, thanks to perseverance of J.S.Bach, we have his effective tools to deal with realities complexities, and yet, still need to uppraise and fully understand its value.
J.S.Bach’s observant mind of Genius Music Therapist, informed by the personal experience of having to recover from trauma, had prompted him to embark on fostering the daring for his time solutions for the root cause of all problems of the great complexity that Humankind may ever have - the implicit convention of EMOTIONAL SELF-REPRESSION. This emotional hindrance is both the result and the cause of the blind spots, induced by the vicious circle of trauma, and is the evolutionary relic inherited from the tribal ancestry that is the most unfortunate outcome of the consistent malfunction of Fight-or-Flight mechanism of ”the reptilian brain” of our evolutionary young, trying to evolve and yet, still misfiring human brain.
Indeed, the use of J.S.Bach’s musical mavericks as the container for self/therapist-guided therapeutic modalities have the great potential to serve as the tool to help reshape the path for the evolutionary development of the human brain that is still so susceptible to the ugliest retaliatory response in various forms of incivility, triggered by the unconscious responses to fear of the challenging changes.
Re-evaluation and re-appraisal of the visionary contribution of J.S.Bach into the development of therapeutic and developmental properties of music with complex constructs, such as his polyphonic style, helps us comprehend better and solve easier most perplexing multi-component problems as below complex environmental calamities, thanks to the deliberate intent to create experiential transformative impact by his visionary compositional design (in addition to the primordial nature of sound vibrations that is foundational for the emotional resonance of music, reminding us of Einstein's String Theory, that points to the fact that anything and anybody in our Universe is nothing, but vibrations...)
And, since the recent brain studies show that the impact of trauma on the human brain can be passed down throughout generations through genetic changes in DNA, the healing impact of high efficacy music therapy on trauma can positively impact on such evolutionary inheritance. And, it is easy to project that if in addition to his spiritual presence through music, J.S.Bach would be physically alive today and had the access to MRI equipment for observation of the above very promising prospects of his music’s influence, he would advocate for the longitudinal studies to track multigenerational positive changes in the human brain from his music’s impact that can (and should) be fostered among several generations of children of J.S.Bach’s devotees and tracked for these markers. This is how we can finally demonstrate that we are able to honor his sacrifice at least three centuries later and assure that the lessons were finally learned from the multigenerational implications of inexcusable error, committed by the uncivilized leadership of his provincial castle town community of Leipzig, by denying support for the written petition for funding music education that Genius J.S.Bach had taken the time and effort to propose and to submit.
CURRENT UNIVERSAL SPREAD OF SENSORY DEBILITATION CALAMITY, RESULTING IN DYSFUNCTION OF INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE PRESERVATION INSTINCT
Our sensory system is complex and it had evolved to support our self-preservation instinct. When a small finger cut hurts us badly, we act automatically and instantly to move it away, protecting it from being chopped. Our ability to sense pain informs us and causes instant protective action.
So, why is it that we feel no pain alarm of the existential threat to our health and safety, when we interact with such substances that are known to harm us with horrible suffering and death from cancer and similarly impossible to cure health calamities? If we were able to sense such alarms in advance, we would not have to face such horrors as the sudden discovery of cancer of the 4th stage and other similarly devastating health calamities, due to the cumulative effect of the triggers we could not detect, disabling our capacity for the risk management.
THE ROOT OF THE PARADOX ON THE EXAMPLE OF THE RELATED SOBER ANALYSIS OF THE LACKING COMPLIANCE ENFORCEMENT FOR THR CALIFORNIA STATE PROPOSITION-65 ON DISCLOSURE OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS
None of us deserves to be poisoned by the cumulative effect of known to be hazardous and avoidable chemical substances that had become illegally legalized, widespread and normalized, due to the insanity of political campaign contributions, instituted by senseless political leadership and supported by both political parties. But, those of us, who become extra vulnerable and even less capable to tolerate such toxic impacts, suffer from very measurable health impacts of unethicaly permitted health hazards.
So, why is it possible for a paradox of posting on the hospital buildings the so-called Proposition 65 Warning of the harmful chemicals that cause cancer, instead of doing everything it takes to make the building intended for improving health to be free of such harmful chemicals, instead of being a culprit for worsening health and lethal threat? Why the subject of prevention of horrible pain and suffering is no longer prioritized, by doing everything to remove such harmful substances? Don't the hospital administration members understand that prevention of cancer and other horrible illnesses is the key to winning the battles over them for both patients, as well as for medical staff, including ...themselves? It should be easy to understand that no matter what kind of salary they get paid for agreeing to be involved into the hazard promotion, no of this money would matter when the most precious asset would be lost in the process - health and potentially life, but...
The surprising answer is NO. We, ”the homo sapiens” species had failed with the plea of our ancestors to follow the religious teachings on compassion, because due to the pressure of the convention, we've lost our essential ability to be SELF-COMPASSIONATE, from losing the capacity feel the alarms for the existential threats, that comes down to feeling our own pain. Self-compassion is the root of compassion and is based on, self-knowledge, self-mastery that is in turn, dependent on the critical for our survival ability and skills for self-inquiry, self-observation, internal sensory self-assessment. The term EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE has become common in the vocabulary of educators. But, practically, how much emphasis is made to allow for this critical capacity to form and to develop during various school experiences of different levels? The answer is paradoxically absurd - very little if any space in the curricula of both general and specialized education is dedicated to the sensory reawakening through experiential exploration of emotional reality that is afforded by music and the Arts.
And as the result, not only the majority of hospital administrators, but most remarkably, the majority of our human race members ARE NOT AWARE OF THE FACT THAT THEY NO LONGER HAVE THE ADEQUATE SENSORY CAPACITY THAT WAS USED TO INFORMING OUR INHERITED MILLENNIA-OLD SELF-PRESERVATION INSTINCT OF MANY GENERATIONS OF OUR ANCESTORS IN THE FORM OF THE ABILITY TO SENSE PAIN AND INTERPRET IT AS THE SERIOUS EXISTENTIAL ALARM. And the related to it projection of feelings of empathy, compassion, kind care, and the corresponding anticipatory prevention of the pain and suffering triggers for self and others are hard to elicit for the same reason.
Not every State in USA has accomplished this important to all of us step towards environmental sanity, as this requirement for the disclosure of health hazards, and Proposition 65 is certainly an incredible landmark legislative accomplishment for Californians. But, the fact that there are no healthy alternatives to very few hospital ER’s and thus, we are unable to refuse to enter the hospital’s emergency facility for the pressing urgent needs with such posting, demonstrates the delusional nature of this legislative effort that is meaningless, since very few people are still capable to feel pain and thus sense the top priority for hazards elimination, while the majority of people no longer do... As the outcome, NO ONE FEELS DRIVEN TO FIGHT FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY IN OUR SOCIETY, BY ENFORCING THE COMPLIANCE WITH THE EXISTENTIAL HEALTH AND SAFETY DANGERS THAT PROPOSITION 65 UNDERSCORES, as if these issues ”don't deserve” to be at the very top of all other priorities and as if they ”can” be overlooked without horrific for everybody impacts. (Of course, to do that many harmful chemicals would have to be banned by law and replaced with the healthy alternatives that are used in civilized countries...)
This is an increasingly dangerous pattern that hurts us all and indiscriminately, leading our so-called ”homo sapiens” race towards self-demise. So, how is it possible that we had created such a paradoxically hazardous environment for ourselves, while there are better alternatives used in other parts of the world?!.. There is no logical explanation to this, now normalized and no longer questionable societal pattern... However, even more remarkable and disturbing is the paralysis around the solutions and the lack of hope for a mere possibility for our healthy and productive life in the future...
Postings of the text on the official buildings makes it seem normalized, official, appears to be ”approved” from the point of the considerations of health and safety by the hospital authorities for the public use, and thus, most of the people assume that there would be no harm for them in the officially maintained buildings (especially maintained by the healthcare organizations). We tend to easily extend our public trust to those in the leadership positions of our public institutions. Of course, we assume and we don't ever doubt that people who are in the leadership positions would not put themselves and their loved ones in danger deliberately. (Who would do it, unless they lost sanity?) And thus, we have the right to assume that we could be safe in the environment shared with them, while near them as well. But, like most of the other people, the majority of those who climbed up to the leadership at the top of the career latter are no exception, although we expect them to be superheroes. We are similarly unaware that they too suffer from the same universal calamity of sensory debilitation, making their individual self-preservation instinct inactive and impossible to function as a compass for making the right priorities for the communal preservation of the public safety and health issues.
THE KEY TO THE EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP: ABOVE AVERAGE SENSORY CAPACITY AND THE PROVEN ABILITY TO RESONATE TO THE SUFFERING OF OTHERS
So, is there a solution for such a complex root cause that impacts all parts of our struggling for sustainability society? Fortunately, there is. However, it is only logical for such solution to be capable to break the pathological convention, if it is outside of conventional expectations: the criteria for the leadership position should include the above-average ability to feel pain and to sense and to show compassion in tangible actions, along with other advanced cognitive abilities of higher than the average level that is needed for execution of such attitudinal characteristic, including symphonic prioritizing ability to encounter multiple individuals interests both objectively and with the intend of just and peaceful co-existence, as presumed by the democratic foundations.
And yet, if such capacity is so hard to come across, how can it be multiplied and nurtured among our society that is increasingly dependent of it at our trying times?..
COMPLEX MUSIC, SUCH AS THE EXEMPLARY BALANCED COMPOSITIONAL POLYPHONIC MINDSET OF TIMELESS MUSIC THERAPIST J.S.BACH IS THE UNEXPECTED BY THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE, BUT IMPACTFUL ANSWER FOR MISFIRING HUMAN BRAIN
Fortunately, three centuries ago, visionary Artivist J.S. Bach began his systematic effort of developing such resources for promoting cognitive advancement, and he was far ahead of his time in his defiant strive against the complexities of the societal convention of emotional self-repression - the root cause that may not remain oversimplified. And even during our time, his achievements continue to remain pioneering in emerging and still struggling for the fair recognition domain of Music Therapy, despite its obvious high efficacy of transformative power, based on it's primordial vibrational quality (as described in Einstein's String Theory, about the vibrational nature of everything and everybody in our Universe).
J.S. Bach’s compositional style has certain distinctive sonority features that include constant appearances of the sharp dissonance, followed by harmonic resolutions. In many pieces such musical pattern is also highlighted at the end of the piece that makes it climactic, impossible to miss as well as most memorable... Such dissonance no longer appears to sound really sharp to our ear today, since it has become common, thanks to many prominent composers who had become J.S.Bach’s followers and who had incorporated this compositional technique into their own style, learning the important harmony lessons from J.S.Bach’s scores. But during his time, it was prohibited and thus, very risky to practice. But, he knew the importance of taking such a risk that once sent him to prison. Composer’s gift came to him with the commitment and focused intent to use music for healing (likely due to having to sustain the impact of much trauma in his own life). So, many of J.S.Bach’s music compositions are designed by him to embody and to help resolve the intangible complexities of cognitive dissonance and emotional tension, propelled by the conventional emotional self-repression of these feelings, revealing of his in-depth understanding of these serious mental limitations to be THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE MOST BLIND SPOTS AND MENTAL OBSTACLES of the human mind. His focus on emotional expression (incoming through the expansion of the tonal colors of 48 creations of Well-Tempered Clavier, he started in prison), combined with his unmatched mastery of polyphonic writing, his visionary grasp of the solutions for still evolving and evolutionary young human brain had produced the body of works that can serve as the container for embodying the personal narrative of healing and transformative nature. Maestro may not have known the current terms of the emerging brain science, but had been on the receiving end of the vicious circle of trauma in multiple circumstances, due to the underprivileged status of musician, who demonstrate a more complex brain structure compared to nonmusicians, according to the research. Indeed, having to experience synaptic misfiring in the mind of his contemporaries-employers, resulting from the evolutionary baggage of unconscious Fight-or-Flight response to stressors and related trauma, that effectively paralyzes logical reasoning and other advanced cognitive functions, is no picnic. And J.S.Bach had many instances that would motivate him to demonstrate music’s transformative power to such traumatized individuals in the position of power.
But, due to the tradition of distortion of his music by emotional limitations much of its emotional resonance and related therapeutic benefits are yet to be fully upraised and utilized. Such paradox must seize.
J.S.Bach’s masterful capacity to reflect in music the process of resolution of cognitive dissonance, as a part of our emotional reality, still remains outstanding and exemplary despite centuries passed. And his such endeavor is most exemplary for the field of Music Therapy, particularly considering how daring his innovative use of dissonant sonorities was during his time, when they were prohibited. Certainly, his incredible versatility in the complex polyphonic style enabled his ability to mirror the truest and very resonant reflection of emotional reality of the human experience. And his remarkable enthusiastic strive to expand the expressive pallet of sonorities though widening of the tonal diversity is yet another great evidence for his such intention.
IS THE LACK OF ENVIRONMENTAL SANITY HOPELESS FOR OUR HOMO SAPIENS RACE? CAN THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF IT - THE SENSORY DEBILITATION BE REVERSED?
Thanks to that his music remains as a very potent container for serving as the therapeutic tool for the authentic narrative, that combines emotionally/intellectually balanced cognitive engagement, most critical during our time, oversaturated by the increasing disruptions from worsening amount of stressors of the great variety, including both the social tensions of various nature, based on misfiring Fight-or-Flight, as well as the rapidly growing stress from the environmental pollutants with various hazardous abilities, including neurotoxic impacts. In fact, most paradoxically, only 10 harmful chemicals are banned in the USA, out of 1400 of such hazards that are outlawed in the European Union, due to the known serious health dangers. Such a catastrophic blind spot of the human mind towards environmental threats is made possible (among other institutionalized horrors) by a paralyzed legislative system that had been turned to societal self-destruction mechanism by the political campaign contributions, that made the crime of bribery perfectly legal. And this lack of the sense of the collective preservation instinct is yet another outcome of the underlining culprit of WIDESPREAD SENSORY DEBILITATION, the social convention with self-propelling ability to grow and to spread as the virus, polluting social environment and becoming more and more engrossed, permitting multitude of preventable suffering from horrible and often incurable illnesses. J.S.Bach’s Music can be a great resource for emotional reactivation, demonstrative the composer’s awareness of the significance of dumbed-down senses that are an integral part of millennia's old self-preservation instinct that served human race as a compass in navigating away from the existential threats.
But, despite the distinct brilliance of J.S.Bach’s musical talent, his cognitively disadvantaged contemporaries were incapable to appraise, value and support his visionary and innovative use of music design for the therapeutic application. It is hard to believe, but such distinctly gifted composer was known during his time more for his organ mastery than for his prodigious original music composition gift that still remains incomparable in many ways and for various reasons. And his petitions to his City Council for the public funding to expand music education (that could serve as a tool to help to increase the level of sanity amidst of increasing trauma among the population) we're dismissed and left with no monetary support for implementation. The limited minds of the contemporary leaders of his time could not grasp the fact that for generations, several centuries later they would be found responsible and denounced for the negative outcomes of left unresolved for several centuries and passed down to the next generations impacts of unresolved trauma through inherited genetic mutations, magnified by THE SELF-REPRESSION CONVENTION, that had manifested into WIDESPREAD AMONG MAJORITY OF THE HUMAN RACE, PROFOUND DISABILITY TO FEEL OUR OWN EMOTIONAL AND AT TIMES, EVEN PHYSICAL PAIN. This, sensory incapacity that J.S.Bach had aimed to address is THE reason for the failure to sense and to recognize the critical warning signals about most of today’s societal cataclysms, including for example, the societal blind spot and paralysis around its resolution as the decades-long legislative failure to ban many of the obviously hazardous and proven by research to be harmful chemical substances that diminish, ruin and threaten health, wellbeing and life of today’s and future generations.
As the result of having to be a part of the community of the provincial castle city dwellings, with primitively minded individuals in the town leadership, J.S.Bach’s visionary ideas for using music as the ancestral gift for the reflection upon our reality (vs. meaningless entertainment) to overcome evolutionary disadvantages of the evolutionary young human brain, were not valued and were not implemented, causing the ripple effect throughout generations. It appears absurd to us today, but most of his life, this musically gifted Change Maker was the object of unfair treatment, increasing overload with unrelated to music duties and tasks, often made to feel hurt by his superiors who lacked any civility, including no ability to value his complex mindset.
As the outcome of such wasteful attitude practiced several centuries ago, many of today’s snowballed existential problems of our society demand for the corrective measures with ever increased intensity and urgency. But, instead of approaching this complexity with the adequate solutions, the issue remains oversimplified. Physical outcomes of the flawed law and policy design reflect the blind spots of consistently misfiring brain of incapacitated leaders that remain with no tangible solutions, since they are ONLY THE MATERIAL MANIFESTATIONS OF THE MISFIRING HUMAN BRAIN, that depended for millennia for our now largely deactivated self-preservation instinct, that is based on our evolved ability to feel sensory painful alarms that had become largely dysfunctional among the majority of the population. And despite the obvious causation (although not visibly obvious for the same reason of the blind spots, caused by the sensory deprivation), still very little is done to begin urgent steps of the adequate remediation for the environmental calamities, in order to reverse the course of our society’s unsustainable patterns, despite being more and more noticeable in reaching tipping points of SELF-DESTRUCTION. This lacking sense of the right collective PRIORITIES among our society’s leadership is the result of propelled by the vicious circle of more and more diminishing SENSORY ABILITIES abilities to register the alarmingly painful problem at the onset of it as well as preempt it.
And J.S.Bach knew the right solution for these complex root problems and offered the invaluable tools to address it, which may not remain unutilized, due to the urgent needs of having to face existential threats to the future of today's children that surprisingly remain without adequate priority solutions.
For example, sensory disability for having the realistic sense of the priority while dealing with such problems as the legislative failure to protect consumers from the known to be harmful for ALL chemical hazards, could have been prevented (or at least improved), if the responsible for this societal duty individuals in the current position of power had made better developmental progress during their childhood and adulthood, through integrated sensory engagement curricula. Such comparatively insignificant investment into public mental health could provide THE NEW SOCIETAL MINDSET, that is capable of preventing serious health endangerment of the entire population without exceptions, by addressing the cognitive and moral blind spots that caused the failure to provide the legal ban for assuring public health and safety.
Unsuspecting consumers believe that their elected representatives are driven by the common self-preservation instinct towards their own and loved ones’ natural interests of preserving public health, safety and wellbeing, while it remains unknown to the majority that in the USA only 10 out of 1400 harmful chemicals that have been banned in the European Union. The majority of people don't suspect that the sense of health priorities of their leaders IS NUMBED, DEACTIVATED AND DYSFUNCTIONAL to such a degree that their judgment is NO LONGER BASED ON THE ACCURATE PERCEPTION OF THE REALITY, but instead, is driven by the desire to profit from bribes of political contributions, misusing their positions of authority. However, the blind spot had caused their disability to grasp and to sense that THE CHEMICAL HAZARDS THE ILLEGALLY LEGALIZED DO NOT DISCRIMINATE!.. The common sense of sobriety would be able to alert any mentally healthy individual of the obvious fact:
NO AMOUNT OF MONEY FROM BRIBES CAN HELP CURE MULTITUDE OF HEALTH CALAMITIES like cancer of various organs, diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, heart, autoimmune and many other PREVENTABLE diseases, resulting from both their own health interests and consumer betrayal... This is only one, although involving most of the population example among many and too many instances of institutionalized blind spots possessed by the individuals, who are unfit to their positions of authority leaders, and who are misusing democratic venues, while clearly demonstrating lacking cognitive resources required for the job...
THE CURRENT GLOBAL OBLIVION ABOUT THE ROOT CAUSE OF MOST HORRIBLE ILLNESSES - NEUROTOXINS OF ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES THAT HAVE TO BE BANNED ALSO TO SUSTAIN THE IMPACT OF COVID19
And, among the above outcomes, there is a particularly alarming fact of our reality: among the environmental threats that had been widely publicized and challenged in court (although still illegally legalized in the USA), the serious danger for the faith of the Human race is lurking in the form of under-publicized and unidentified even by the majority of the prominent environmental organizations ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES that had been allowed to be ubiquitously spread, despite known as serious public health hazards (due to their ability to disrupt endocrine system function and all unconscious processes in the human body it controls, including IMMUNE RESPONSE TO DEADLY COVID19).
During the age of informational overload, studies are rarely encountered by the majority of the population in their routine decision making. However, our instinctive sensory abilities should inform us of taking precautions with the self-preservation purpose of preventing caused by hazardous chemicals occurrence of cancers, dementia, diabetes, autism, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, autoimmune and many other horrible, yet preventable diseases. But, our sensory abilities had become largely extinct and fail to inform us of such vital threats, with the exception of the small amount of population, who still retain such abilities, and feel allergic pain response, due to genetically passed natural gift of super sensitivity, or due to the environmental illness, resulting from achieved cumulative effect that made their tolerance lower than average, or both.
As a result of the widespread, but unrecognized PANDEMIC OF SENSORY DEBILITATION, the high integration of hazardous chemical substances into our reality had reached apocalyptic nature that is very close to the point of meltdown, when very little could be corrected.
The unconscious pleasure response from these sweet-smelling neurotoxin produces the addictive stronghold over logical reasoning - the blind spot of the human mind that is misused for profiting from the subliminal advertisement by many corporate entities at the horrific price of health of today’s and next generations, resulting from the genetic mutations in generations to come with the horrible implications of impossible to estimate horrendous damages, as presented in revealing visionary documentary STINK! (Netflix). Much more of the urgent attention in the form of longitudinal studies is needed to observe the formation of the synaptic memory networks that are formed as the result of experiencing the impact of these neurotoxic compounds, enabling the strong hold over human psyche, since they are based on the similar pleasure-processing mechanism with associated release of related neurotransmitters, reflected in the research related to the similar processing of music and other pleasure-eliciting experiences of addictive nature.
That is why the urgent steps to address both the root cause of the problem and to mediate the material outcomes are unquestionable now. But, without the awakening of dumbed-down sensory capacities, there is no promise for any chance to overcome the survival threats, especially those of sneaky nature like synthetic scents that pollutants of the indoors air (and are often spread outside, most sadly)...
If performed with intended by composer emotional intensity, the music of J.S.Bach (used with assistive literacy scaffolding to help overcome currently profound lack of musical literacy) has the ability to reawaken the lacking sense of the alarming problem, as well as the has proven ability to restore critical for the brain BALANCE OF EMOTIONAL/INTELLECTUAL PROCESSING DISRUPTED BY STRESS/TRAUMA. And various factual biographical information is evident of the fact that J.S.Bach strived to achieve such therapeutic quality of music intentionally, thanks to his grasp of the problem from the position of personal experience, informed by his own trauma of having to be the victim of the blind spots in the mind of people, who were unfit to their leadership positions in his community, due to unresolved trauma.
J.S.BACH IS THE ANSWER TO THE EXISTENTIAL THREATS THAT DEMAND FOR THE INTELLECTUAL LEADERSHIP, INCLUDING ABOVE AVERAGE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, WELL BALANCED WITH INTELLECTUAL COGNITION
In the current socio-economic landscape, ridden with many complexities and the accompanying sense of paralysis, the value of such high efficacy tools of sensory reactivation as J.S.Bach’s musical compositions grows increasingly, and their underutilization is ever inexcusable, due to the distortion of the emotional essence of his transformative compositions.
Those individuals with the advanced mindset that allows grasping of J.S.Bach’s complexities, and who have the ability to sense the urgency of the situation where high efficacy modalities based on his music can make a difference, have moral obligation to raise their voices, demanding for the actions beyond the mere verbal statements in defense of J.S.Bach’s musical legacy for the sake of assuring the progress is made at least for the future generations. Indeed, the time came to take a sober look at the circumstances that still permit such mistreatment of an Artist in the society during our times that we no longer call “Dark Ages” despite the remnants of incivility that is yet to seize and that may no longer be tolerated.
Our efforts to bring the TRUE sense of Maestro’s Musical Spirit need to consolidate into the tangible actions NOW and urgently, and like never before. The advantage of his music’s healing impact is now most critical at this moment in the history of the Humankind. No obstacles should remain on the path to this logical achievement that is foundational for many further steps to utilize passionate emotional expression to inspire the above so much overdue changes.
Let us know how do YOU see the applied value of the liberating shift in the attitude towards the musical legacy of J.S.Bach in your life, in your circles of people close to you, in the world? (Please, add the subject line to your message “Intl Campaign Liberate Bach! )