Andrew Gilchrist found a remedy to today's nausea of novelty in the most familiar elements of narrative and music. He has composed a new arrangement from the ideas of Marshall McLuhan, Northrop Frye, Bernard Lonergan, and Jordan Peterson, weaving together a promising relationship between what we believe and how we live. This book starts a conversation at the crossroads of art, literature, religion, and psychology. And it begins with the oldest of stories.
A boy fell in love with a girl and sung her a song.
Each chapter in this book charts a series of helpful symbols and sounds, drawing attention to the melodies, rhythms, and tempos that make up our most common experiences. The scientific revolution gave birth to a new understanding of the relationship between observer and observed, lover and beloved. That birth has changed the song. However, we have not welcomed this new daughter into the family with a proper name or fully recognized her part in our spiritual development.
With her wisdom, we too might find hope and delight in the back-and-forth journey between tradition and innovation. Could her compelling voice and playful character help us prepare for the greatest roles of our lives?