“The Third Ear: On Listening to the World” by Joachim-Ernst Berendt

"The Third Ear: On Listening to the World" by Joachim-Ernst Berendt

"We understand only half of the world if we want to comprehend it only by seeing

People today rely too much on their eyes. The ear, which civilisations of the past regarded as the noblest of the human senses, has been relegated to second place.

In order to redress this situation, internationally famous musicologist Joachim-Ernst Berendt, author of Nada Brahma—The World is Sound, takes us on an expedition into the world of hearing.

We will travel through the distant realms of the universe, into the secrets of nuclear physics, biology and physiology. We will listen to politics, sociology, ethnology and the great spiritual traditions.

For this excursion into other zones of perception, our vehicle is the ear, for it is only boy learning to use our ears that we may experience the fullness of being that is our true birthright."