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Interview: Ray Lynch

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Published on May 18, 2015

UPDATE 9/22/15: Ray lost his house and studio in the California wildfires. Please consider donating to our GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/lynchwildfir...

New Age pioneer and "headless hermit" Ray Lynch breaks his long silence to give us insight into lifelong openheartedness, his composing process, and his upcoming book on sacred mathematics. This is Ray's single most in-depth interview.

0:06 - introduction
2:24 - on rural living
6:48 - on writing devotional music for Adidam
16:15 - on "The Sky of Mind"
20:18 - on the composer as listener (writing "Celestial Soda Pop" vs. "Ivory")
24:10 - on his unreleased material
25:02 - on "Tiny Geometries"
28:47 - on sex-positivity
31:55 - on the influence of Adi Da Samraj
25:48 - on sacred mathematics in Ray's upcoming book
39:35 - on the book's growing scope
42:15 - on Julian Jaynes' theory of consciousness
47:15 - on headlessness
52:08 - on integrating the spiritual and the rational
56:11 - on reciprocity
59:45 - on Beethoven, Bach, & the phenomenon of great music created by narcissists
1:06:52 - on Ray's career in Renaissance music
1:16:29 - on mixing
1:18:20 - on "The Music of What Happens" & timelessness
1:26:45 - on the breakout success of "Deep Breakfast"
1:30:40 - on whether enlightenment can be permanent
1:38:06 - on not mistaking metaphor for reality
1:41:00 - on getting in

Discussed: Scientific Proof of the Existence of God Will Soon Be Announced by the White House! by Adi Da Samraj, The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes, "My Favorite Things by Bach" by Bernard Chazelle, "Beethoven Was a Narcissistic Hooligan" by Dylan Evans



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