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The Superiority of Music
over the Language of Today

Fundamental Research

The Organ of Speech

The Smithy of Thought

Sovereignty over Bound and Free Creativity

The Dimension of
Creative Unfoldment

Control over the World
of Thinking

Content and Form,
Meaning and Structure

The Share of the
Senses of Perception
in the Process of
Gaining Knowledge

The Language of Music

How Our Ancestors
Used Language

Conclusions from the
Ancient Records

The Legacy of
Our Ancestors

The Task Set by
Our Ancestors


Peter Hübner
Founder of the
Micro Music Laboratories




  Music and Speech
The Legacy of Our Ancestors

By the in­ner logic of our an­ces­tors’ lan­guage – by its tech­nol­ogy – we find con­fir­ma­tion of what has been said in this book about mu­sic and also about speech, and we be­gin to un­der­stand why our an­ces­tors, in their re­cords, have so se­ri­ously urged us never to lose sight of our free, in­ner for­ma­tive will amidst the outer turbulence of time, and to for­ever place the high­est value on an in­te­grated per­son­al­ity.

Confirmation of New Insights in Music
To pass on their knowl­edge, our fore­fa­thers thus chose, for ex­ample, the symbol of the forge. In this re­spect, the art of the smith was the symbol for that in­ner abil­ity of shap­ing speech, for that true skill of poetry, which was con­sid­ered a pre­req­ui­site for mas­tering the in­ner and the outer world.

Our Ancestors as Masters over the Power-Promising Creativity
Eve­ry­one had to mas­ter this in­ner art and – equip­ped with the keenness of his un­der­stand­ing – forge for him­self the sword of his ac­tion, namely the in­tel­lect: un­der the guid­ance of a mas­ter in the high art of smithery who also knew how to teach it: a mas­ter over the field of power-prom­is­ing crea­tiv­ity: over the true art of war on the battlefield of life.

Master over the High Art of Warfare on the Battlefield of Life
Such a per­son­al­ity is de­scribed by our fore­fa­thers as be­ing equip­ped with a golden helmet, a golden breast plate, and a golden sword – the helmet symbolizing sov­er­eignty over the un­der­stand­ing, the breast plate sov­er­eignty over the feel­ing, and the sword rep­re­sent­ing the crea­tive power of self-cog­ni­tion.
The golden shield was the sign of the sun, the symbol for the self of the act­ing in­di­vid­ual, which from the level of self-aware­ness radi­ates its light of pure knowl­edge into the field of the mind, and from there into the sur­round­ing world.

We have used this one ex­ample only to pre­sent, in prin­ci­ple, our fore­fa­thers’ lively, sym­bolic yet uni­ver­sally un­der­stand­able, time­less way of de­scrip­tion and to show how deep an in­spi­ra­tion we can draw to­day from their an­cient re­cords.

The Timeless Method of Description of Our Forefathers
Eve­ry day we all make use of lan­guage but we use it only on the level of sim­ple cate­gori­cal mean­ings. And yet we de­sire to com­pre­hend our lan­guage as a live ex­pres­sion of our an­ces­tor’s true art of poetry.

The Desire for Music of Our Generation
When, in the nor­mal wak­ing state of con­scious­ness, some­one says the word “tree,” the lis­tener knows what is meant, but he has not the lively im­pres­sion, the vivid image of that very spe­cific tree – as though he would ac­tu­ally ex­peri­ence it.

Lack of Sensitivity in the Language of Today
This lack of in­ner imagi­na­tion in the wak­ing state of con­scious­ness re­sults from our in­ner bond­age to the outer sen­sory per­cep­tion which, for ex­ample, is con­sid­era­bly re­duced in the dream­ing state of con­scious­ness and there­fore sub­stan­tially di­min­ished in its bind­ing in­flu­ence, an in­flu­ence which, in the wak­ing state, di­verts us to­wards the out­side, away from the pow­er­ful in­ner imagi­na­tion.

Weak Inner Imagination in the Uncultivated Waking State of Consciousness
This gives us an idea of the great loss that is incurred when han­dling the ele­ments of lan­guage in a rou­tine, mechanistic, and undif­fer­en­ti­ated man­ner which is drummed into the heads even in school, and which drives the feel­ing to­wards lin­guis­tic stagnation. And the very same word that gives rise to a vivid ex­peri­ence in the dream­ing state of con­scious­ness, ap­pears merely as a shadow on the level of the com­mon wak­ing state, and is un­able to suf­fi­ciently stimu­late the in­ner fan­tasy.

Loss of the Perfect Use of Speech
  With kind permission of AAR EDITION INTERNATIONAL