Plotinus’ idea of “unity-in-diversity” is perhaps best reflected in music in the art of the Fugue, which invariably brings me to J.S.Bach and Glenn Gould, my favorite interpreter of Bach on the piano.
There is philosophy in music, and prayer too, if I may say so.
I recently came across a WP post on Glenn Gould, with a link to a very interesting film titled “Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould”. I liked it so much that I downloaded the film from Youku, created a YouTube channel and posted these videos so that they can be viewed by a wider audience. Ironically, the film consists of 13 parts, a number that Glenn Gould dreaded near the time of his death, only days after he survived 49 (4+9=13). This apprehension of his, along with his views on the afterlife, is portrayed in Part 12, in the short film titled “Forty Nine”.