Exposing the Music Industry

The music industry in recent times are showing their true selves and their agenda, which is becoming more and more obvious to us. An revealing music video would be Kesha’s Die Young song. First, the name itself doesn’t relay a positive image, but when you go into the video (which I don’t recommend) you will find so many Illuminati Symbols that will make you wonder whether the Illuminati are a secret organsation or not. Good Fight Ministries has an excellent investigation into this video, but of course there is a warning – this is for mature audiences. Some footage may be inappropriate and/or offensive to some viewers.

Kesha: The Satanic Cult Leader

There are many more videos out there demonstrating the true beliefs behind the music industry, but we at Righteousness is Love Ministries believe that only focusing on the Satanic, Secret Societies, and conspiracies will expose evil (Ephesians 5:11), but may not bring you closer to God. The most important thing that we must understand about music is how music affects the mind both physically and spiritually.

Music and the Physical

Research have shown that certain types of music can affect nature, I think most of us have heard of stories where the farmer grows larger crops because of classical music and other research have shown that rock music can stunt or kill the growth of a plant. Why is this? Dr Neil Nedley, a doctor and president of  Weimer College, explains it  quite nicely. The following are excerpts from Dr. Neil Nedley, M.D., Proof Positive, from the chapter “The Frontal Lobe.”

Dr Neil Nedley
Dr Neil Nedley

Few people understand the powerful influence that music has on the frontal lobe. Music enters the brain through its emotional regions.

 Depending on the type of music, it can either influence the brain beneficially or detrimentally. Music therapists tell us that certain types of music, such as rock with its syncopated rhythm, bypass the frontal lobe and thus escape our ability to reason and make judgments about it. Evidence suggests that it, like television, can produce a hypnotic effect. For many years some have argued that rock music was ruining America’s youth. Recently a neurobiologist and a physicist teamed up to put this generalization to a test. They designed a study to evaluate the neurological reaction of mice to different musical rhythms. For eight weeks they exposed each of three groups of mice to different music settings. One group heard rock-like disharmonic drum beats playing softly in their environment; a second group heard classical music, while the third heard no music whatsoever. All the mice went through a standard maze test (with food at the end of the maze). On the first day, all three groups performed equally well. They groped about the maze in search of food. By the end of eight weeks, however, it was noted that the second and third groups had learned the direct path to the food. The “rock group,” however, was still groping for it, taking much longer to find the food than the other two groups.

 Next there was a three week break in their maze training without music followed by maze re-tests to see how much knowledge they had retained of the maze’s course, and to see if the effect of the rock beat had worn off. Again the rock group performed poorly. They continued to have difficulty remembering how to get to their food, while the other two groups still found it quickly. The rock group seemed almost to be starting from scratch. They groped around and seemed disoriented. Both the control group and the harmonic group, on the other hand, could run the maze considerably faster, proving that their learning had stuck.

Rat in Maze
Rat in Maze

 To determine why the poor performers were having so much trouble, the researchers examined their brains, looking for changes in the hippocampus, a region in the temporal lobe near the brain stem, which is usually associated with alertness, memory, and learning. They found evidence of abnormal branching and sprouting of the nerve cells, and also disruptions in the normal amounts of messenger RNA [ribonucleic acid], a chemical crucial to memory storage.

 The researchers concluded that the culprit causing the memory and learning problems was the music’s rhythm, not its harmonic or melodic structure. The theory is that certain musical rhythms help to synchronize natural biological rhythms, thus enhancing body functions, while other rhythms tend to clash with, or disrupt, those internal rhythms. This is not surprising since all of our body systems function in rhythm. The study’s authors postulate that if these natural rhythms are disrupted by some kind of disharmony, detrimental effects can result, including permanent learning difficulties. This could help explain why rock music listeners are more prone to use drugs and engage in extramarital sex, and why heavy metal listeners are much more likely to consider suicide. Not only did the disharmonic rock-like music cause damage to the temporal lobes, it also caused atrophy of the frontal lobe. This atrophy would be expected to affect moral worth, learning, and reasoning power.

 Harmonious types of hymns and symphonies, on the other hand, can produce a very beneficial frontal lobe response. This is the kind of musical environment in which our children should be raised—music that can produce a positive rather than a negative effect. Classical music has been demonstrated to help college students learn spatial relationships in geometry. A study showed that listening to Mozart piano sonatas significantly increased spatial temporal reasoning. Interestingly, Mozart began composing music at the age of four.

 In a follow-up of the Mozart study, children three to five years of age who received eight months of group singing and keyboard lessons scored significantly higher on the “object assembly” task (arranging pieces of a puzzle to form a meaningful whole, requiring frontal lobe function) when compared to children in the same pre-school who did not receive music lessons. Another study showed that musicians who possess perfect pitch were soundly exposed to music before the age of seven.

 

Frontal Lobe & the Brain
Frontal Lobe & the Brain

The impact of music on shaping the character (and hence the frontal lobe) was recognized at least 23 centuries ago. Aristotle, the Greek philosopher of the fourth century B.C., recognized that music can either be beneficial or detrimental to our character, depending on the kind of music we expose ourselves to. He wrote, “Music directly represents the passions or states of the soul—gentleness, anger, courage, temperance, and their opposites and other qualities; hence, when one listens to music that imitates a certain passion he becomes imbued with the same passion; and if over a long time he habitually listens to the kind of music that rouses ignoble [degraded or vulgar] passions his whole character will be shaped to an ignoble form. In short, if one listens to the wrong kind of music he will become the wrong kind of person; but, conversely, if he listens to the right kind of music he will tend to become the right kind of person.” Aristotle unwittingly referred to the frontal lobe, where we now know the seat of our character resides.

Dr. Neil Nedley, M.D., Proof Positive, Nedley Publishing Co., Ardmore, Oklahoma, May 1999, excerpt from chapter, “The Frontal Lobe.”

Music Industry and the Spiritual

The Bible and basic psychology says that what you behold or perceive – that you become, 2 Corinthians 3:18. In other words, what you spend your time listening, watching and interacting with, you will slowly, but surely, become or imitate. If we are listening to music that is not of God, then we must ask ourselves whose agenda are we beholding when we listen to it?

To truly understand the agenda of music we must consider the most influential man in modern music – Aleister Crowley.

Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley (1875 – 1947) was an interesting man to say the least, he was called the most wicked man alive, he even called himself Great Beast 666. He was well known for his debauchery and occult worship and probably most known for his founding of the Thelemite philosophy. The main theme of Thelema and the philosophy for his own life was: “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.” (Do anything you want, despite of laws or others). This philosophy stands in stark contrast to the Bible’s main theme of; If you love me, Keep my Commandments. John 14:15. Though he died questioning what he had done and whether it was actually worth it, as well as questioning the real value of his philosophy, the damage had already been done as the seeds of his philosophy had been widely planted. Unfortunately, this philosophy of ‘Do what thy wilt” was rapidly spreading into the world’s culture and is still followed today.

In the 60’s and 70’s the culture of the day got a firm hold of the idea – they will no longer be burdened by rules but they will do what they want – which was often captured in the phrase ‘free love’. This culture not only used the philosophy of “Do what thou wilt” but they incorporated it in almost everything they did, particularly music.

Sgt Pepper - The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper – The Beatles

Music bands like Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osbourne, Jimmy Page, Led Zepplin and The Beatles, among others, all studied Aleister Crowley’s work and even wrote songs about the man himself, for example: Mr. Crowley by Ozzy Osbourne & Sgt. Pepper by The Beetles. The Beetles even put him on their album cover – Sgt. Pepper – which displayed all of their heroes and people who influenced them the most. We believe they were even going to put Hitler on the cover until they were convinced that that would have been a public relations nightmare.

So what about now? Do we still hear the influence of Aleistar Crowley in modern music today? Unfortunately yes, the following clip, found in the 6 part seminar Media and Brain shows how the philosophy of “Do what thou wilt”  has been inter-twined in all types of modern music, from pop to rock. Though the exact words aren’t the same, the precept is frighteningly similar. You will hear lines like: “I’m free to do what I want any old time”, “Do what you want to do, whatever, whatever, whatever gets you”, “It’s my life and I’ll do what I want”, “I did it my way” and so on, sounds familiar?

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Even Jay-Z  – the so called God of Rap “Jay-Hova” – has a clothing line that states Aleister Crowley’s “Do what thou wilt” motto:

Do what thy wilt - Jay Z
“Do what thy wilt” – Jay Z

Selling their Souls to the Devil

It is also interesting that many of the popular music artists have openly expressed that they have signed their souls to the Devil. They aren’t even shy about it and you don’t have to hunt around the lyrics to find controversial statements about love of a fallen angel or the Devil.

The following few videos are good evidence that shows that music artists are delving into the supernatural realm for inspiration and help:

Katy Perry Says She Sold Her Soul to the Devil

Bob Dylan sold his soul to the devil

Kanye West “sold his soul to the devil” (Language Warning!)

They Sold Their Souls: Robert Johnson

They Sold Their Souls: Elvis Presley

Conclusion

The whole idea of doing what we want might seem nice at first, but if we are honest with each other and follow the thought all the way to the end result, it would be very destructive not only for those around you but for ourselves mortality and eternally. The Bible makes it clear that we should never follow our heart and that our heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9. Not that we are condemned for this, but the natural desires of our heart, our emotions and passions, will always turn away from the Creator God of the Bible and lead us to evil behaviour and sinful choices. If we truly believe that the God of the Bible is our Creator, then surely He is the only one that knows what’s best for us and our loved ones.

Choose you this day whom ye will serve.
Choose you this day whom ye will serve.

As stated before, the Bible as well as Psychology show that we become changed into what we behold or perceive. The question we have at Righteousness is Love Ministries for our readers is – are we willing to be influenced by music that has an underlying rebellious agenda of “Do what thou wilt” as well as having a physical impact on your frontal lobe which affect our decision process? Or are we willing to believe the promises and follow the commands of our loving Father who knows the best for us. A Father who knows us and loves us to the point of dying so that we might live, and One who says:

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

We pray that we will understand the importance of this topic and be willing to allow God to change our tastes and lead us to give up any music – Secular and Christian – that will negatively affect the mind and our fellowship with our Lord and Saviour.

Recommended Purchase:

Of course if you want a seminar to sum up the above, we have the Media on the Brain on sale, which is a  great seminar that exposes music industry and their most popular “Stars”, please refer to Disc 3: The Spirit of Music Industry: How one man transformed American culture.

With eye-opening footage and informative interviews from numerous experts, Media on the Brain by Scott Ritsema is much more than a seminar.  Share this fast-paced, information-packed experience with those who need it most.  Gain inspiration from families who have found freedom from media addiction.  And behold something better in the character of Christ.

Disc 1: Conformed or Transformed: TV, the Brain and the Science of Salvation

Disc 2: By Beholding We Become Slaves: The the High Priests of a new religious order

Disc 3: The Spirit of Music Industry: How one man transformed American culture

Disc 4: Musical Manipulation: How Satan will use music to deceive the last day masses

Disc 5. The Demise Guys: High-Tech addictions - gaming and pornography

Disc 6: The Pleasure Trap: Why we’re bored by the Bible and have to time to read it

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Resources:

Christian Berdalh

Christian Berdhal also has an amazing testimony (below) coming from an entertainment background and shares his understanding of the music industry; http://www.shepcall.com.

Distraction Dilemma – A Music Overview:

 

Christian Berdahl : Testimony of Christian Berdahl

Ivor Myers

Ivor Myers is another insightful preacher, popular with the youth and one with another testimony and insights of the music industry;
http://www.powerofthelamb.com

Ivor Myers: Sonic Warfare

Ivar Myers: Testimony – Escape from the Black Hole

Derrol Sawyor

Derrol Sawyer preaches on music and has provided some beautiful music for us to safely listen to. A great replacement for secular music: http://www.mosessong.org.

Derrol Sawyer : Above The Clouds

Brian Neumann

Brian Neumann has a wonderful insight on the impact of un-godly music, like ‘Contemporary Christian Music’, on our minds and ultimately on our faith. The following 7 part series, called ‘Voices of a Dying Planet’ which gives a scientific, historic, practical and Christian view on music.

The Language of Music Pt. 1

The Primative Heart Pt.2

Mind of The Machine Pt.3

Moving The Masses PART (1) Pt.4

Moving The Masses PART (2) Pt.5

Words To The Wise Pt.6