This post is a little esoteric for Old Spirituals.

I was thinking about a kind of music I like. It’s not a genre but it has a particular quality to it. I call it conjuring music. When I want or need to focus all of my attention on something, I listen to conjuring music.

What makes it conjuring music?

It’s hard to say what quality sets it apart or makes it resonate with me, but I know it when I hear it. An old friend of mine used to love to get vinyl records because she said it felt like there was something besides the music there. That’s probably the best definition I could give for this music: it’s got something else in it.

Your mind gets conditioned pretty easily if you associate a song with an activity. So, say you listen to cello music every night as you fall asleep, eventually cello music will make you sleepy, even if you hear it during the day when you’re not tired. Over time, these songs helped me detach from whatever I was doing to fix my mind on something important.

I’m adding some of my conjuring music to this post. Do you have special music? I’d love to hear if you want to share any of your conjuring music.