PhD University of NSW 2012 Pages: 385

Music and the experience of the spiritual

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When an experience of music is described as spiritual, is that sense of spirituality an extrinsic (referential) or intrinsic (absolute) type of meaning? That question was examined using two questionnaires, which gathered qualitative and quantitative data on participants’ experiences and interpretations of music and spirituality. Study I included 117 participants from the Christian religion. Study II extended these findings by including 172 participants, both religious and non- religious...

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