MUSIC IS A MORAL LAW,
IT GIVES SOUL TO THE UNIVERSE
WINGS TO THE MIND.
FLIGHT TO THE IMAGINATION
A CHARM TO SADNESS
GAIETY AND LIFE TO EVERYTHING.
IT IS THE ESSENCE
OF ORDER AND LENDS TO ALL
THAT IS GOOD,JUST, AND BEAUTIFUL.
PLATO

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According to Rudolph Steiner the world we enter in sleep is called ' The World of Devachan'. This is a dimension in which we experience 'Tones and Colours.' 

Composers have the facility to bring back what they hear/experience in this state and translate it into structured sound which we call Music. I personally never remember this experience ,I'm too busy sleeping!! Smile....BUT I can say that I often wake in the night with ' an idea' or 'a theme 'running through my Being.

 

 This morning I awoke with a voice saying ' a Fifth;!! a Fifth' and I ' saw' an interval of a Fifth as it would be shaped on a Piano or keyboard....i.e 5 notes apart. This Fifth idea has dominated my thinking for most of the day... Never had an experience like that before so naturally I started to analyse what it could mean.

The number 5 is ruled by Mercury, the Planet of Communication!! is that the message? I don't know. To delve further, the Fifth is considered to sound on the brink of the ' Spiritual World', it is not considered a ' comfortable' interval and has a typically ' empty' quality. In times gone by students were taught that one should not write consecutive intervals of a Fifth.

 During the day, the idea formed that there was something I should write/compose consisting only of Fifths! My editor would throw a fit!!! Interestingly, this evening I went to the Keyboard and to my surprise out came a phrase....all in Fifths!! This may be the beginning of a third movement for Venus Conjunct Mars...if it is, it introduces an extremely uncharacteristic quality for a conjunction of two such energies ....let's wait and see!!!