Re: [asa] synesthesia

From: Iain Strachan <>
Date: Fri Apr 25 2008 - 13:48:52 EDT

The celebrated French composer Olivier Messaien (1908-1992) had the
ability to sense colour in musical notes and chords. I'm guessing
this was the same phenomenon. Messaien was a devout Catholic, and
quite a mystic - often giving spiritual titles to his musical pieces,
for example "Clusters of rainbows for the Angel who announced the End
of Time" (from "Quartet for the End of Time").


On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 3:27 PM, j burg <> wrote:
> Sometimes I have to agree with our friends at ICR. Here is a recent
> devotional from them.
> Can you see the notes coming from a piano? Can you feel the texture of
> a number? Does the aroma of every meal you eat have its own bouquet
> of color? Imagine how much more exciting life could be by combining
> your senses.
> Maybe tasting the rainbow isn't so far off. A recently researched
> human condition has been identified that enables some to do just that.
> It's called synesthesia, which is a cross-linking of at least two
> senses in various patterns. This rare trait gives people very unique
> talents, amazing memory, and an array of senses all at once. Instead
> of merely hearing a symphony, this person might actually taste and
> smell it as well. Watch our new episode of Creation in Common Sense in
> which the CSE Question and Research Team discuss this ability.
> Though synesthesia has sometimes been associated with defect, perhaps
> in our glorified bodies we'll all get full functionality of our
> senses, without the compromise. The Bible says, "Eye hath not seen,
> nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things
> which God hath prepared for them that love him" (1 Corinthians 2:9).
> Maybe in Heaven our five senses will be expanded; and we'll be able to
> taste the colors, smell the music, and see our praises rise up to God.
> It'll probably be even better than that. Reflect on God's promise, and
> rest in the assurance that He has amazing things in store for His
> creation!
> Burgy
> If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem
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