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New Age

Diane Schreiner

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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An ideology based on the belief in the ultimate cultural evolution of human societies through the transformation of individuals. New Age thought surfaced in alternative healing communities in the USA during the late 1970s; its manifestations involve a great variety of techniques, including sound and music. A particular link is invoked connecting music, meditation and mind. In many cultures specific musical practices are used in religious ceremonies to induce altered states of consciousness (Bourguignon, Thame,

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Subjects: Music

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