Michael Jackson or Martin Luther: Who had more soul?

SPIRITUAL IQ QUIZ: Scoring soul, musically-speaking

BY SOUL’S CODE — Music. Spirituality. They go together like peanut butter and jelly. But how much do you really know about the spiritual lives of your favorite musicians, or the musical lives of the spiritual leaders who shaped our world?

Modern music came to us from the spiritual — or more precisely, the monastic. Gregorian Chants, sung in chorus by monks as a series of meditative Om’s in the High Middle Ages, inspired the creation of written music and what we now call musical notation.

Click on the radio buttons below to test the depth of your soul, musically-speaking:

Who is a descendant of the ‘enlightenment’-era German composer Johann Sebastian Bach?





Which progressive rock group — and baby-boomer stoner favorite — based an album on a footnote in the Upinashads, and Paramahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi?





Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass In B. Minor has been called?





Michael Jackson, a devout Jehovah’s Witness, had moral qualms while making which music video?





Martin Luther, the founder of Lutheranism, was known for what musical talent?





The Beatles were known for their association with which spiritual teacher?






Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard once joined which rock group for a studio recording session?







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