Music and consciousness
Journal/Book: Journal of Music Therapy. 1975; 12: Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. National Association for Music Therapy 8455 Colesville Rd., Suite 930 20910 Silver Spring, Maryland USA. 121-135.
Abstract: Maps of consciousness describe areas of the psyche to be explored through the medium of programmed music. Induction techniques and music stimuli evoke imagery of all of the senses to allow subjects access to intense feelings states. The technique of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) is an effective tool in individual and group psychiatric application and as a projective device for personal growth in the normal population. Instructions as to procedure and illustrations taken from personal accounts are included. Abstract 2: Discusses music used as a projective technique and as a means of teaching individuals to understand themselves through states of consciousness evoked by music. Freudian theories behind this application are described as they appear in the literature. Altered states of consciousness from other stimuli (drugs, dreams, etc) are mentioned. Examples of experiences evoked in patients by music are given.
Note: music used as projective technique; self understanding through states of consciousness evoked by music; patients
Keyword(s): music, consciousness, guided-imagery-and-music, individual-music-therapy, group-therapy, psychiatry, projection, personal-development, imagery.