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How Can We Explore The Connection Of Sound With The Experience Of Religion?, Paolina Marielle Siqueira-Koo Jan 2017

How Can We Explore The Connection Of Sound With The Experience Of Religion?, Paolina Marielle Siqueira-Koo

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This thesis approaches the connection of the experience of sound/music and the experience of religion. The investigation applies a methodology of lens analysis, using the religious and mystical theories of Rudolf Otto and William James, to the case-study of Mantric chanting in a contemporary diasporic, orthopractic tradition of Sikh mysticism--3HO Kundalini Yoga. It is concluded that the experiences of sound/music and of religion are connected insofar as they are intrinsically corporeal experiences that exhibit a paradoxical immersive transcendence; Immersive because of how inescapably corporeally based they are, and yet transcendent because of how they can transport one’s ...