Music, Bioenergetics, and Increasing Creativity

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“I want to go and write music that announces to you that you can feel something. I don’t want to tell you what to feel, but I just want you to have the possibility of feeling something.” –Hans Zimmer

News that matters

➜ Researchers have shown that classical music that is positive valence and high in arousal, facilitates more divergent creative thinking compared to silence. –Source

➜ And if this is just the near term effect, it has to mean there are longer term effects? Yes. But are they beneficial? A new finnish study is beginning to shed light on the long term, biological implications of music (especially classical music). It’s shown that listening to classical music enhanced the activity of genes involved in dopamine secretion and transport, synaptic neurotransmission, learning and memory, and down-regulated the genes mediating neurodegeneration.

What we’re reading

The Way to Vibrant Health: A Manual of Bioenergetics Exercises by Alexander Lowen, M.D. and Leslie Lowen

You caught us. We bought the book for it’s cover. Just kidding.

“Bioenergetics is a way of understanding personality in terms of the body and its energetic processes.” It’s fascinating, and most importantly… works.

What we’re watching

Alan Watts: 33 of his Best Quotes and a Video — Alan Watts was a philosopher, writer, and speaker. Although best known his Zen and Buddhist teachings, Watts wrote on a variety of other topics including personal identity, public ethics, the meaning of life, and the relation each person has with the universe. Here’s a little bit of inspiration from the man who popularized Eastern philosophy in the West.

How were the pyramids built?
“Anybody who tells you how the Great Pyramids were built isn’t telling you the truth. We don’t know how the pyramids were built.” –Graham Hancock

GH is an adventurer, archaeologist, and a writer. It’s possible to conduct all types of science and archeological work outside of the walls of academia, and Graham does this in archeology and anthropology.

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