Welcome to spirit-rockmusic.eu!

Here we look at rock and pop music from a spiritual perspective.

Two of our favourite song writers are Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, though we believe that truckloads of songs of other artists deserve attention.

Our interpretations are certainly subjective. We don’t claim to be “right” in any way. Nor do we claim that the song writers “meant” anything the way we see it.

While we are sure not every reader will agree with our views, we hope to inspire some, and are looking forward to being connected with new ideas.

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News

November 2022
Finally added the first post about a spiritual movie: the brilliant Revolver (2005), written and directed by Guy Ritchie, featuring Jason Statham and the late Ray Liotta.

Summer of 2022
Added interpretation of Leonard Cohen’s Avalanche. It was only this year that I started seeing a spiritual context in the song. Had known it for many years. Had always been fascinated, but in a somewhat morbid way. 14 videos now.

October 2021
Videos section now contains 12 videos altogether: 8 interpreting Bob Dylan songs, and 4 about songs by other artists.

August 2021
Progress on our Youtube Channel!

New section on this website: Videos. Currently two subpages:

Check it out!

November 2020
We feel that the spoken word, combined with showing one’s face, is more contemporary than blog posts. So we started the spirit-rockmusic Youtube channel! Like with the website, it will take time to add new videos … Check out our progress!

May 2020
Meanwhile, the first 20 posts are published. Half of them cover songs by Bob Dylan (6) and Leonard Cohen (4), but there are also songs by Harry Styles, John Lennon, Jethro Tull, Queen, Estas Tonne, Ralph McTell, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel and Peter, Sue & Marc.

February 2020
This project was only just started. Lacking content, but we have loads of ideas! Due to time constraints, it will take a while to gradually build up articles.

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About

We strongly believe that spiritual impulses reach out for humanity in many ways. Our mission is to dig in lyrics of rock and pop music songs (and sometimes movies) and look out for spiritual levels of understanding.

Of course, there is no right and wrong in this context. How music is perceived is very individual, and what resonates in one person in one way may resonate in another person in a much different way.

If we manage to raise interest in one or the other song, or if we manage to inspire looking at songs from a different angle, we will be more than happy.

We startet out with a German language blog (that features a Google translate option at least) that covers more topics (e. g. many posts about spiritual books). Seeing vivid discussions about Bob Dylan lyrics in English language forums motivated us to start this website.

Although confident about writing in English, we realized that not being native speakers, we sometimes struggle for words on subtle topics like here. Feedback and suggestions for better wording are welcome.

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Blog

Bob Dylan: Shelter from the Storm

Flammarion: A traveller puts his head under the edge of the firmament

Bob Dylan’s Shelter from the Storm, to me, signifies two fields of life: on the one hand, our well-known world of opposites, struggles, and desperation, and on the other hand the world of the living soul. I see a path described in the song from experiencing the borderline in our physical world up to a new state of being, based on the immortal soul. read more

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