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Flashback: Obama at Denver 2008 Demonrat Convention - "Chanting"
Quoting: The Comedian Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10881941 Quoting: The Comedian
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The chanting of Muslim prayers/songs do have some Gregorian ties to them. There are even those who think the Gregorian songs should be sung as if they were Muslim... so there's a link there.
Can you point us in any particular direction?
Something on YouTube maybe that might support this assertion?
[link to www.chantcafe.com
I have to search through some blogs again but here is a starting point.
It was 5:00am and I’m sleeping in a hotel in Bodrum, Turkey, a secularized Islamic state as far from fundamentalism as one can imagine. This is a thoroughly modernized country with universal rights. I heard something strange and mysterious, a voice of some sort, a song. I rolled over and went to back to sleep and woke an hour later to the sound of a rooster. I figured I had dreamed the whole thing.
The next day, however, the same voice came on at 5:00am and this time I listened. It was chant of some kind of religious nature. Then I realized. This was coming from the local Mosque. The cantor was singing on the loudspeaker and it was heard through this sector of town.
At first, the sound puzzled me. Too foreign. I couldn’t understand the words. But then I became curious and heard melodic and textual similarities to the Gregorian chant. Surely there is a common ancestor between Quranic chant and the Gregorian tradition. They both use scripture. They both proclaim the word. They both date from the first millenium. They are both unmistakably religious.
By the fourth day, I was hooked. I got up just to hear it.
Come to prayer
Come to success
Prayer is better than sleep
Allah is the greatest
There is none worshipable but Allah
Arab and Persian are heavily bastardized Sanskrit.
The most powerful mages on the planet were originally in India, when India encompassed SW china (tibet bangladesh bhutan etc), pakistan afghanistan, and north to kazakhstan.
After the Battle of Kuruksetra (chronicled in the "Mahabharata") the remaining warrior clans on the outskirts of greater India (called "Bharata" at that time), were somewhat cut off from their heritage and the language deteriorated, although the mages remembered important words of power and rituals.
Any working ritual or word-spell for summoning, binding, manifesting, directing of elements was passed down from this time period, with changes to the language weakening but not eliminating the potency altogether.
Especially when it comes to summoning and communing. Certain spirit entities are not limited to being able to use you depending on whether you correctly pronounce the spell. Your willing agreement is the only necessity, yet they increase the pride of the practitioner by allowing them to THINK they are possessed of some articulate commanding phrase and thus the cause of the summoning, when in actuality they are being used as a dupe from the get go.
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