[LAU] re Subconscious Affecting Music

Louigi Verona louigi.verona at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 04:32:39 UTC 2010

The problem with psychology in music/literature/whereever is that each
person has his own understanding in this domain. And no matter what you say
it will seem nonsense to some, genius stuff to others. It's delicate ground
to tread on.

Obviously music is capable of affecting subconscious. To do it in conscious
manner, however, is very unlikely, as all human attempts to control
subconscious were always with very limited success.

As for the question with which the thread has started, I would respond to it
in two ways.

1. It is probably less likely to be able to effect subconscious in a "good"
way, because while "bad" seems to be very basic and same for everyone
(aggressive and sexual instincts), "good" stuff differs from person to
person, depending on his cultural level, context and education, as well as
personal beliefs. And the person who would try to control people with "good"
stuff will end up bringing up things which he believes to be "good",
according to his views.

2. It is not a very good idea, all in all. The whole religious process of
"becoming better" comes out of inner freedom of doing so. Any forceful
effects would not be "real", they would be no more than influences which
would never be able to ignite the actual flame of "betterness", "needing to
change something to the better" within oneself. Do you see what I mean?

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