Secrets of the Heavens CD – £10

Secrets of the Heavens CD – £10

Twenty years ago, I was fortunate enough to mastermind a project of recreating the Orphic Hymns, ancient invocations to the seven planetary deities, to evoke the spirit of Marsilio Ficino’s astral magic in 15th century Florence.

Images of Melancholy – Music Download/CD £10

Images of Melancholy – Music Download/CD £10

1:14:20 minutes of downloadable music

Images of Melancholy is an evocation of the revival of Hermetic philosophy in Elizabethan England, through the music of John Dowland and his contemporaries.

Zodiac – Music by Eduard Heyning

Zodiac – Music by Eduard Heyning

My creative project is called Zodiac, music composed and performed with additional poetry on the twelve star signs, presented on the 27th of September 2014 in St. Gregory’s church in Canterbury.

Star Music : The ancient idea of cosmic music as a philosophical paradox – Eduard Heyning

Star Music : The ancient idea of cosmic music as a philosophical paradox – Eduard Heyning

This thesis regards the ancient Pythagorean-Platonic idea of heavenly harmony as a philosophical paradox: stars are silent, music is not. The idea of ‘star music’ contains several potential opposites, including imagination and sense perception, the temporal and the eternal, transcendence and theophany, and others. The idea of ‘star music’ as a paradox can become a gateway to a different understanding of the universe, and a vehicle for a shift to a new – and yet very ancient – form of consciousness.

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