Parents Be Warned: Digital “drug” Craze


I-Dosing: How teenagers are getting ‘digitally high’ from music they download from internet (By Daniel Bates on 21st July 2010)

They put on their headphones, drape a hood over their head and drift off into the world of ‘digital highs’. Videos posted on YouTube show a young girl freaking out and leaping up in fear, a teenager shaking violently and a young boy in extreme distress.


This is the world of ‘i-Dosing’, the new craze sweeping the internet in which teenagers used so-called ‘digital drugs’ to change their brains in the same way as real-life narcotics.

They believe the repetitive drone-like music will give them a ‘high’ that takes them out of reality, only legally available and downloadable on the Internet. The craze has so far been popular among teenagers in the U.S. but given how easily available the videos are, it is just a matter of time before it catches on in Britain. Those who come up with the ‘doses’ claim different tracks mimic different sensations you can feel by taking drugs such as Ecstasy or smoking cannabis. The reactions have been partially sceptical but some songs have become wildly popular, receiving nearly half a million hits on YouTube.

But there has been such alarm in the U.S. that the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs has issued a warning to children not to do it. ‘If you want to reach these kids, save these kids and keep these kids safe, parents have to be aware. They’ve got to take action.’ He added that another concern is that many of these I-dosing sites lure visitors to actual drug and drug paraphernalia sites.

I-Dosing tracks have imposing names such as ‘Gates of Hades’ or ‘Hand of God’ which are ten minutes long – some sound like a ship’s horn being repeated again and again whilst others are more abrasive and resemble cheap synthesizers being played very fast.

Music as a Tool of Manipulation


“There is nothing new under the sun” said Solomon around 920 years before Christ was born. He was right then and he’s right now. There is supposedly a “new” sound, a harmonic vibration of certain tones that are supposed to alter human perception and even our DNA. Some are linking it to an ancient chant used in the Catholic church which supposedly the monks used to bring down the presence of God and transform behaviour and mood.

One ancient chant to St John the Baptist was arranged in an early form of what we know as the musical scale of Do-Ray-Me (etc).  I imagine this was done to teach choristers the scales, since there was no written notation in those days. (Go to this page to find out about it).

Initially written by Paolo Diacono as a hymn to Saint John the Baptist (circa 720 – 799), the Latin words “Ut queant laxis, Resonare fibris, Mira gestorum, Famuli tuorum, Solve polluti, Labii reatum,” translate to:

UT — Ut queant laxis = So that your servants may

RE —    resonare fibris, = with loosened voices

MI —  Mira gestorum = resound the wonders

FA —    famuli tuorum = of your deeds

SO —  Solve polluti = clean the guilt from

LA —    labii reatum = our stained lips Sancte Iohannes. = O Saint John.

However, now the New Age has “rediscovered” the hymn and is claiming that each ascending note is a resonance that has meaning, in particular the “miracle” note of MI which has a harmonic frequency of 528. You can buy CDs of each frequency that are supposed to heal your body and release spiritual energy as you listen and chant them. I have no doubt this will also be linked to the rainbow colour spectrum and other pseudo-scientific claptrap so as to give it special spiritual meaning.

But will modern-day deluded Christians buy into the same nonsense? I think so.

Here are 22 quotes [in an article written in the mid 1990’s] taken directly from Christian and other literature, where in their own words they discuss the power and use of music to influence people. They are not only AWARE of the power of music but intend to employ its spiritual power to enslave listeners to their agenda.

(Ecclesiastes 1:9-11) What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.