Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes on Music and Love

Love gives itself, but is not bought.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Endymion)

The human voice is the organ of the soul.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Hyperion, 1839)

Love keeps the cold out better than a cloak.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (The Spanish Student, 1842)

Music is the universal language of mankind.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Outre-mer, 1835)

The dawn is not distant, nor is the night starless; love is eternal.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (The Nun of Nidaros)

And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
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Canticle of the Sun by St Francis of Assisi

Most High, all powerful, good Lord,
Yours are the praises, the glory, the honor,
and all blessing.

To You alone, Most High, do they belong,
and no man is worthy to mention Your name.

Be praised, my Lord, through all your creatures,
especially through my lord Brother Sun,
who brings the day; and you give light through him.
And he is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor!
Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.

Praise be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon
and the stars, in heaven you formed them
clear and precious and beautiful.

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Odes to the Mystics

Hello friends!

I wanted to take a little time to write about a new upcoming project I have been working on lately, a project which I have given the title “Odes to the Mystics” or just “Odes”. In this new feature on the website I will reveal and put myself, the creator of the iPerceptive website, out there by creating original music and poetry. This is something that I see as a necessary step to make iPerceptive grow even further, and thus spreading the light of direct experience even more. Since I can’t compete with the other quotations websites when it comes to quantity, I’ll try to go the qualitative path towards the summit. I am after all just one guy who made this whole site out of a passion for wisdom 🙂

Moving on, this first volume of Odes will be an homage to the mystics of the world, and I’ve made a preliminary list of 8-9 individuals whose works and lives I will read and absorb, and after that write songs for.

The list so far contains 9 mystics separated by time and space but united in existential and spiritual contemplations:

  1. Heraclitus (6-5th century BCE) (Greece, Asia Minor)
  2. Zhuang Zhou (4-3rd century BCE) (China)
  3. Plotinus (3rd century) (Greece, Rome)
  4. Omar Khayyam (11-12th century) (Persia)
  5. Meister Eckhart (13-14th century) (Germany)
  6. Kabir (15th century) (India)
  7. William Blake (18-19th century) (England)
  8. Khalil Gibran (19th-20th century)  (Lebanon)
  9. Simone Weil (20th century) (France, Jewish)

Note that the list is preliminary and can come to change in the near future, depending on the feels I get for each ode I write to these beautiful souls.

The purpose of this is to simply sing about their lives, their way of expressing themselves and their individual and collective journey to the “highest” state of consciousness. This is something I look forward for very much, and I can say that I will release the Odes on this blog, the youtube channel and perhaps when I am done with all the songs as an album on iTunes.

But for the time being have fun and stay strong!



Victor Hugo Quotes on Music and Life

It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.
Victor Hugo (Les Misérables, 1862)

Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.
Victor Hugo (Intellectual Autobiography)

It is man’s consolation that the future is to be a sunrise instead of a sunset.
Victor Hugo (William Shakespeare, 1864)

You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.
Victor Hugo (Les Misérables, 1862)

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Victor Hugo (William Shakespeare, 1864)

To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.
Victor Hugo (Les Misérables, 1862)

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