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from God 1 - Item # BM10
|| A MUSIC CD FOR MEDITATION AND WORSHIP
Bible verses play
make heavenly melodies of psalm music played by the Hebrew letters
to notes produce heavenly music
Click on the
samples below to hear the music:
(The Shema Prayer)
The amazing graphic representation
of the soundtrack of Psalm 148:
doubt there are more experiments needed to determine the scope
and validity of this research. More interesting and unexplained
findings are being discovered almost daily. One such phenomenon
is what we found in the graphic representation of the soundtrack
of Psalm 148. To our amazement a vivid imprint of a Star of David
appeared in the visual graph of the sound of the word "Hallelujah."
The Six-pointed star showed around the forth syllable, which
sounds as "Yah," (God" in Hebrew). These findings
confirm the notion that the Bible consists of many layers and
has a vast amount of information encoded into the original Hebrew
text in variety of forms.
offered by Uri Harel.)
ABOUT MUSIC FROM GOD
For years, Uri, an Israeli
Hebrew teacher, was talking to everyone who's willing to listen
about his idea of music in the Bible. Uri knew of an old Hebrew
tradition about the creation of the world. According to the story,
God used the Bible as a blueprint for his work of creating the
universe. The 22 Hebrew letters in pre-determined combinations
were used to accomplish this task. Those letters therefore represent
the physical forces used in the creation process.
new evidence confirms the idea that the original text of the
Hebrew Bible is multi-layered and goes much deeper than the surface
story. Mysterious codes embedded in the text contain information
that could have not been written or obtained by human beings.
"Why," Uri has asked himself, "would one of the
layers of this complex text not be music?" And if there
is music in the text, how would one find it? The answer Uri came
up with was probably the simplest one: assign a musical note
to each Hebrew letter and let the Bible "play itself..."
Early in 1997 Uri and some
of his students collaborated on the production of this project
and what they found--after long and exciting months of experimentation--was
YES, there is Divine music
encoded in the Hebrew text of the Bible! It is beautiful and
of the music sounds like ocean waves, other parts lift the spirit
and fill the listener with joy.
The first experiments concentrated
on certain chapters from Psalms. Tradition tells us that reading
Psalms aloud in Hebrew brings healing to the sick and helps individuals
overcome adversity. How does this happen? Could it be that sound--the
combination of Hebrew syllables--can produce some unknown effect?
An old Jewish legend tells us that "he who possesses the
knowledge of how to form the right combination of Hebrew sounds
can create and destroy worlds...." If that is so, then music
is just another "delivery method" of those powerful
forces and actually has the same effect on people (or matter)
as the Hebrew text has when it is read aloud. Psalms that are
known for their healing properties were chosen. The assumption
was that healing will occur in any form of delivery of this unknown
power. In an amazing way, it seems to work just as predicted.
People report an immediate calming effect, a meditative healing
quality that sounds unlike anything you have heard before. The
effect is amplified when you close your eyes and the music seems
to work best while resting, while meditating or while praying.
by Uri Harel.)
See also Music
From God 2 - Days of Majesty. This new edition emphasizes the melodic
qualities of the hidden music. CLICK HERE!
the Biblical music
for meditation and worship
The World of Mystery / Column by Uri
(translated from Hebrew) appeared in Ma'ariv, one of Israel's
leading newspapers, on March 31, 2000
in the words:
Tunes of Psalms are
reverberating in my mind while I am writing. Without words, melodies
only. This music is older than any song I have ever heard, but
it is probable that it was not played for thousands of years.
Maybe never. Not even by King David, the author of these Psalms.
I am talking about the sounds of God's words that were translated
to music. Responsible for this creation are two people:
Uri Harel, an Israeli Hebrew & Bible teacher, and Kevin Zadai,
a musician from Phoenix, Arizona. The two developed a method
to replace the letters of the Hebrew Alef-Bet by musical notes.
They used synthesizers to create hymns of praise made of actual
Psalms. The result is 11 Psalms that were recorded onto a CD
and published under the name "Music from God".
What catches the ear is the melodic harmony. The notes express
the Alef-Bet and supposedly are not connected, but in some magical
way they create melodies that sound like the wind, full of powerful
At first it may be hard to recognize the perfect wholeness of
each Psalm, but after listening to it repeatedly it becomes evident.
Every "chapter" opens with a soft sound that flowers
and grows into a beautifully orchestrated harmony. Trumpets,
bells, strings and other traditional instruments were used in
order to achieve this melodic perfection. The somewhat metallic
sound of computerized synthesizers becomes a part of this music.
Until now I never cared much for computerized sounds, but the
digital perfection of this work gives birth to a plethora of
Hymns of Psalms speak directly to God, begging for love and justice.
Anyone who listens to this music, even without knowing what it
symbolizes, will feel similar feelings of prayer. I am not certain
if King David was fully aware of the musical quality that he
wrote, even though he was known to be a very talented musician.
What we could not know is what God hears when we pray. We convey
our prayers in Hebrew, English, Yiddish, German, Spanish, French
and more and more; a blend of languages, dialects, accents, slang
etc. It would be a bit childish to expect God to listen to each
prayer in its source language. Now we added a new language, the
language of the computer.
The two authors, it seems, have succeeded in breaking a code
that is maybe as old as the written word.