The rhythmic pounding off in the distance sharpened and intensified as well– became a work beat for some army of troll-like underground laborers, performing some endless, brutally monotonous task, wrote Dr. Eben Alexander
in Proof of Heaven
, a book about his near death experience.  I can't tell that for sure, but I think this was a music from Hell, and I’ve heard it too.
No, I didn’t have a near death experience per se, I had an out-of-body one, which can be induced in a sound state of mind and without the help of any substance, but by a purely physical exercise. The result will be the same – like being dead. By the way, I gave some touch on this technique and how the transfer happens in White Dance
. But, well, this piece is not about my technique, I want to say something about these sounds. I’ve heard them when I flew in a darkness
and they sound like jew’s-harp
, assuming that the harp is the size of an oil derrick. And, I bet the troll must be pretty big too. The sounds come at variable intervals, but if they are rhythmic, then this is the rhythm of a netherworld. Or a rhythm of a death rattle. It is a sequence of sounds, indeed, but, God, they are frightening!
I’ve mentioned the jew’s-harp
for a reason. Remember, what Lord had said about a man who is not let into the Kingdom? “Take him away, and cast him into outer darkness
, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” The gnashing of teeth. What if He talked about these sounds? Jew’s-harp sound and the way of playing it can be metaphorically called that way. Of course, our jew’s-harps
are benign instruments, good tools for a liturgy and even occasional symphony, like one used in the score of Doc Hollywood
the movie. 
Speaking of gnashing of teeth, I understand, it is only my conjecture, but I have another reason to support it. As you know, Heaven and Hell
are anti related like
, Levity vs. Gravity, Joy vs. Grief, etc. And those, who are lucky to pass through the Pearly Gates, play harps. What those who got through the Horn Gates have to play on?
- Eben Alexander, Proof of Heaven, Simon and Schuster, 2012.
- Matt 8:12 NKJ, see also Matt A- 13:42, 50; 22:13, 24:51; 25:30 and Luke 13:28.
- Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Concerto for Jew’s-harp and Orchestra in E major, performed by Munich Chamber Orchestra.
- Rev. 5:8; 14:2; 15:2. Jcw's-kaart
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