I hope to build
an archive of theosophical music on the internet - I hope the copyright
holders (if any) will treat this as good publicity rather than a
breach of copyright. Please buy the tracks !!
( and let me know if you do)
- Agustin Barrios
A Paraguayan composer (mostly for guitar), who wrote.
"In spite of a severe religious education,
my primitive pantheism has pointed me in the direction of Theosophy,
the most human and rational of philosophic concepts. I believe
in the immutable laws of Nature. And Humanity and the Good impregnate
my spirit as the ethical end of all existence."
Here is a brief
biography, and here are some mp3 tracks by him:-
John Williams and Jorge
Morel are noted performers of his work
Mostly wrote piano music From the Scriabin
Society website biography:-
Scriabin's thought processes were immensely complicated, even
tinged with solipsism. "I am God," he once wrote in
one of his secret philosophical journals. He embraced Helena Blavatsky's
Theosophy. In London he visited the room in which Mme. Blavatsky
died. Scriabin considered his last music to be fragments of an
immense piece to be called Mysterium. This seven-day-long megawork
would be performed at the foothills of the Himalayas in India,
after which the world would dissolve in bliss.
Here are some tracks by him:
The Cyril Scott homepage is http://www.cyrilscott.net/index.html
Here are some quotes about him from this site:-
Reacting against what he regarded as the narrow piety of his
Victorian parents Scott briefly turned agnostic, then became interested
in Theosophy and finally in Occultism which he described as a
synthesis of Science, Philosophy and Religion. It influenced his
In 1920 he wrote the first volume of an extremely popular trilogy
concerning one such Initiate, simply titled The Initiate.
The second and third volumes, The Initiate in the New World
and The Initiate in the Dark Cycle followed in 1927 and
1932. They remain in print today, are still being translated into
different languages, and have been optioned for a film.
book, again largely governed by his Occult beliefs was Music,
Its Secret Influence Throughout the Ages. In it he states
that certain composers throughout history have been inspired by
Initiates and by one in particular, Master K.H.
- Paul Landry.
is a member of the TS, and is making a CD of atmospheric instrumentals
- here is a preview - The Departure
(the above tracks
are all downloaded from the internet - performer details are not
available - please support the artists and companies involved and
buy these records)