Who are the Muses?

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Am I mad, or does the Muse call out to me?
Don’t you hear her? Don’t you hear her
in the rustling leaves, in the wind’s soft voice,
in the water’s laughter? Don’t you hear her?

If this is madness, let me go insane!
Let me go in search of her, calling out
to the bright sky: descend, singing goddess,
descend! Bring us your immortal music:

the sound of flutes playing like wind
over bending grass, the sound of strings
plucked like sudden sunshine, the clear bell
of your voice thrilling through the world.
from The Odes of Horace

Muse (n.) A source of inspiration. (v.) To think upon. Root word of museology, museum, music, amuse (among others). For a history of the ancient Greek Muses, check out this post from our friends at About . com: Muses defined

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And thanks to Lunaea for the Horacic quote at the top of this page, and for a great and succinct description of the Muses and their qualities: Lunaea/Muses

This site is dedicated to philosophical speculation about Consciousness; the Arts; Science and Music. Shalom.

©  2007-2010 MusEditions

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Muses are important, good or bad they bring out the best and worst in men. But what would life be without them :)

And women, too, I hope! :D

I hope so, wouldn’t know though :)

I thought you might be interested in the Positive Music Association: http://www.PositiveMusicAssociation.com

I just returned from the New Thought Songwriters Tribute at Unity Village in Missouri. What a wonderful group of musicians and human beings. Here’s a video montage of the concert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1zjiikba6M

Thank you Scott, I’m glad you found my site. I attended the first two Songwriter’s Tributes, as part of the International New Thought Alliance Congress, and was tremendously uplifted and inspired by them. Thanks also for the video, I saw some remembered and new faces! I’m off to visit PMA.

hello museditions!
thank you for visiting my blog and appreciating my post. it was an inspiration!

and if it is not much of a trouble,could i see some of your cube drawings? i am an artist and i would love to enjoy a fellow blogger’s artworks!

aw! that was so scweeeeeeet of you! :D

to give me the button link, that is! and i have it in that blog’s sidebar already! and this is one button i am really happy to have. http://shogoto.wordpress.com
– in case you don’t get condused about which blog it is!

and about the doodles, it’s
ok! not having showable doodles i mean! btw, i miight have gotten some inspiration from “unworthy”
doodles – i have very receptive braincells and a hyperactive imagination…. what i mean to say is, i often get excellent ideas from stuff that nobody gives a damn about :D

big issues don’t poke me as much as the little things!

please don’t mind my blabbering…….you’ve put me in such a good mood!

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