From the May/June, 2018 issue of Touchstone
music Musical Chains of Gold by Ken Myers

From Heavenly Harmony

Musical Chains of Gold

In the opening chapter of his 1969 book, An Antique Drum, Tom Howard describes two radically different ways of looking at the world, two opposing "myths" that inform perception, thought, and action. According to the "antique" mind, all experiences in the natural world—the created world—are meaningful because they are "images" or exhibitions or cases in point of the way things are. (The subtitle of Howard's book is The World as Image.) According to the new myth assumed by . . .


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