The Spiritual World – Part 6 (The Schools of Music)
This note is an excerpt from Peter Tan’s book “The Spiritual World” which can be downloaded for free here: The Spiritual World.
(Other parts in this series can be found by following the links at the bottom.)
All music in the heavenly spheres has sound, shape and colour. There are many, many schools in the Spirit World in each sphere. In the school of music, students study the music of various types. There are those who specialise in composition. Others specialise in orchestral music. Still others study ecclesiastical music and many other forms of music unknown to us. The music of the spheres reaches beyond all the sounds known to earth and the best symphonies of Beethoven and Mozart are like child compositions when compared to the music of the spheres. There are various progressive schools of music through each sphere rising higher and higher in refinement and quality as the glory of the spheres increases.
In the buildings of heaven, the buildings and plants have a harmony which is absent on the earth. Buildings are not just built, they are “grown” and emanate a presence; and the plants around the building also emanate a presence, which harmonize together like a song or a melody. There are studies in music that are beyond this world: studies in the creation of instruments of music, studies in the effect of music on various spiritual substances, souls or spirits, studies in the relationship of music and the various glory it brings forth, studies dedicated to singing, studies in spirit composition, studies in transmission through the various spheres, and many others which are not imaginable on this earth.
There are also those who create compositions and another group who specialise in transmitting them to those who are able to receive them on the earth. There is no “hurriedness” in any of the works but great and patient care is taken on every detail. Most of the best music of earth have come from those angelic spirits who have “gifted” them to those who are sensitive to receive them. Unfortunately, not all the music of the earth has arisen from these bright realms; there are those that come to earth via the realms of darkness. Its original source was from God but its true tone, energy and colour has been refracted through dark spirits and changed before being received by those humans living in darkness. All music has its original source flowing from the heart of God but becomes changed uniquely as it flows through the spirits that receive them.
The concerts in heaven have more harmonies in voice and music than there are on the earth. Not only are there harmonies of sounds in pitches which earthly ear has not heard but also harmonies of light and life that is displayed when the music is played. The symphonies are such that you cannot tell one instrument from another; everything becomes a swell of harmonious waves of colours, lights and sounds with the manifested hues of glory. It not only brings great pleasure but it also invigorates and fills the listener with life and energy. Plants, animals, clothing, buildings, air, water and all spirits radiate hues of colours in symphony with the music played. It is a transforming presence that results. All life in the heavenly spheres vibrates with music and life. The worship and singing of each sphere is more sublime the higher the spheres. Even though the music of the lowest sphere is already greater in quality than the earth’s, the music of each successive sphere is greater in quality than the one lower. Each sphere has its own unique music, tint of colour and clothing according to the various characters, blend of minds, knowledge or wisdom of its inhabitants.
When we visit a different sphere, the atmosphere, colour and music of the particular sphere begins to affect our own beings and clothing and we are transformed within and without by the uniqueness of the sphere we visit. We immediately feel the special graces of that particular sphere and sense the oneness with those who dwell there.