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Music: A Connection to the Divine
This paper discusses music as a connection to the Divine, by looking at "Paradise" by Aligheri Dante and "The River Sutra" by Gita Mehta.
# 96128 | 2,120 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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In this article, the writer maintains that one could say that the written and spoken word describe the foreseen and that music describes the unforeseen. This relationship between music and spirituality is explored using two famous works. The first, Dante's "Paradise", is from Western culture and the other, "The River Sutra" by Gita Mehta, is from Eastern culture. The writer explains that both of these works describe a spiritual journey into the unknown. The writer notes that music is used to reference that which cannot be truly described using words alone. The essay supports the thesis that music is used as a means to connect the reader to the spiritual world in these two works. The writer concludes that one can learn much about the spiritual worlds of the East and West by examining the use of music in their works.

Dante and Signaling the Eternal
The Boy Singer and the Path to Enlightenment
The Musician's Story
Works Cited

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aligheri, Dante. Paradise. The Divine Comedy. Tanscribed by Judith Smith and Natalie Salter. Project Gutenburg. Trans Rev. H.F. Cary. Online at
  • King James Bible. Ezekiel I (17-2210.
  • Mehta, Gita. A River Sutra (New York: N. A. Talese, 1993)

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