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Music in general has an affect on the listener, tit has power to affect how you are feeling, and can be inspirational. The church was fearful of this and in old paintings you see the demons and music. In old pagan traditions music was poetic and skaldic. Metal especially is spiritual for me, it opens up passageways, and I also love when I make it.

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At 50 years old, metal has always been there for me. Fashions come and go but metal is just there, mutating, evolving like it itself is a living thing and in that way it is spiritual to me. I have a disorder called Schizoaffective (its like a mix of schizophrenia and bipolar) and when things get bad for me I can turn the 'spirit' that metal feeds me with into all sorts of things. For example, on a simple practical level, metal is meant to be loud and that very physical loudness can block out the voices I hear. Or maybe the raw aggression can fuel me into making it through the day but it is the spiritual, meditative feeling I get from playing metal in order to rest that helps me most of all. Simply, I feel calm when metal is playing and that allows me to sleep when all the meds in the world don;t help.

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1 hour ago, noblastbeats said:

At 50 years old, metal has always been there for me. Fashions come and go but metal is just there, mutating, evolving like it itself is a living thing and in that way it is spiritual to me. I have a disorder called Schizoaffective (its like a mix of schizophrenia and bipolar) and when things get bad for me I can turn the 'spirit' that metal feeds me with into all sorts of things. For example, on a simple practical level, metal is meant to be loud and that very physical loudness can block out the voices I hear. Or maybe the raw aggression can fuel me into making it through the day but it is the spiritual, meditative feeling I get from playing metal in order to rest that helps me most of all. Simply, I feel calm when metal is playing and that allows me to sleep when all the meds in the world don;t help.

I know what you mean about metal helping you with a disorder. I have anxiety disorder, I get panic attacks which are so mentally exhausting and painful. I would never take meds I absolutely hate them, but metal really brings you down to earth, gives you something to concentrate on and the lyrics can be so relatable. Spiritually, I have to say for me, Metal gives me more emotion and meaning in my life then any god ever could.  

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