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MUSA 3342 Music & Ecstasy (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines the many different contexts where music is used to attain an altered state of consciousness. Throughout the world, music is actively used to drastically alter the emotions, perceptions and actions of listeners in order to transport them into another state of being. This class deals with music's relationship with specific practices of mysticism, shamanism, and magic; it also explores the specific musical structures associated with altered states of consciousness and analyzes general questions of music versus other factors in achieving an altered state of consciousness.


Instructor(s): Ann Lucas

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Cross-cultural course


Last Updated: 10-Jun-16