I have been struggling with the fascination our world has with experts. Please understand, I, too, am also amazed at the facts experts bring to light: studies that reveal the previously unknown, or theories that explain phenomena we don’t understand. But what about a personal experience you may have had years ago that’s only just now receiving confirming “expert” research?
…and the detractors, especially those who are themselves educated scientists, are still maligned for daring to doubt the mass acceptance of the “fact,” whatever it may be: the world is flat, the Earth is the center of the solar system, the atom is the smallest particle, nothing travels faster than the speed of light, etc.
It rankles me that some yoga teachers feel the need to license their methods, and then prosecute other yoga teachers who they feel are teaching something proprietary without a specific license. I worry that Music Therapy may be headed in this direction, and that, at some not-so-far-off day, music venues will have to pay a fee to some licensing board somewhere in order to cover the possible transformative experience some in the audience might have….