25 Most Magical Songs

For today’s post, I have decided to go through a list of my favorite magical songs.   This is a list that is heavily saturated with rock and roll, as I am a huge fan of classic rock.    I also have to admit that certain favorites, like Stevie Nicks, make more than one appearance…

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My Top 10 Rock Bands of the 1960s

For today’s post I would like to do a countdown of my favorite bands of the 1960’s!   The music in the 1960s was very much inspired by older cultures, as the counterculture movement embraced many mystical traditions!    This is perhaps a reason it is an era of music I truly adore.   Without…

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My Top 5 Most Magical Stevie Nicks Songs

For today’s post I would like to do a countdown of my top five picks for most magical songs by Stevie Nicks.   I love the music of Stevie Nicks, both solo and with Fleetwood Mac.    This countdown will have songs that have an ethereal and magical feel that Stevie is so known for!…

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The Phantom of the Opera

Gaston Leroux’s tale of a deformed man, named Erik, haunting a beautiful young woman at an opera house in Paris is one that has become iconic.    This is likely due to the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that has been a Broadway smash since the 1980s!   This happens to be my all time favorite…

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The Sleeping Beauty Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty Ballet was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.   It is based on the fairytale of Sleeping Beauty.   It is one of three ballets composed by Tchaikovsky.    It is my personal favorite Tchaikovsky ballet, and actually my favorite ballet of all time!   I am, in fact, walking down the aisle…

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Mandolin

The mandolin is part of the lute family of stringed instruments.    It has four sets of paired strings, a total of eight, that are played in pairs.   The tuning of the mandolin is G,D,A,E traditionally.    This instrument, or at least early forms of it, was used by medieval minstrels and troubadours.  …

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Magical & Mystical Music

Simple as it may seem one of the most magical things in the world is music!    Music has been used in rituals across cultures and across religions.   Dancing as a part of mystical energetic rites was very common in ancient times.    Dance can symbolize fertility, ecstasy, sexual fulfillment, and freedom! In the…

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My Top 10 Love Songs!

Below is my second Valentine’s Day list in honor of Love Week here at White Rose of Avalon! Number 10: Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers ~This song is a very romantic and was first released in 1955, but received jukebox standard acclaim with the Righteous Brothers 1965 recording.   This same recording went on…

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