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The scorning and the crowning with thorns, through the Painters

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caravaggio eccehomo 1606

I wrote this few days ago, on the 16th, but had still some things to correct in the english, and that is why it comes out now, a bit later.

“But to repent signifies to be merciful”. Swedenborg, Arcana Coelestia, 587

“For all mankind are evil, and of himself every one would rush into hell, wherefore it  is of mercy that he is delivered thence.” AC, 587

What does this mean?
It means that probably all of us — receptors of the Divine — can as well be influenced by others, can “fall”. For instance, what did I do in other lives? I don’t know. I guess…. Or lets put it another way: if I had grown up with or had only known extremely cruel people… Like others, I would be influenced, and maybe do that too. This is what this means. What it means is the same as when the Eastern says “all is God”. Or when, in one passage, I don’t remember which, Swedenborg describes the following scene in the spiritual world: some spirits are creating a beautiful gift for Christ, and at the end they are all happy and cheering. Swedenborg tells them then that all they did, was coming from God, and not from themselves. And they were surprised for they were not aware, and felt it was from themselves.
This is a beautiful theme which keeps coming back in Swedenborg, explained in a great way. So what Swedenborg is saying can be seen as very condemnatory of the human being. For he is saying that all the good comes only from God. Or it can be understood as the mystics do, when they finally say “all they see is God, all is God”.
Then it becomes quite clear, what it means that all Good is God and comes from God.
Swedenborg explains evil as what happens when human beings start being very powerful, and they think it comes from them, as it happened in the past to some of the very advanced human beings, of the Most Ancient Church. That’s how their religion finally deteriorated, very very slowly, with the time, bit by bit…

Então cuspiram no rosto de Jesus e o esbofetearam. Outros lhe deram bordoadas, dizendo: "Faz-nos uma profecia, Cristo, quem foi que te bateu?"

Então cuspiram no rosto de Jesus e o esbofetearam. Outros lhe deram bordoadas, dizendo: “Faz-nos uma profecia, Cristo, quem foi que te bateu?”

Of course the whole issue is hammered by the Eastern spiritual teachers too. But still there are many questions about it, and I find the way that Swedenborg exposes it, very helpful:
He says we need to feel we are doing things as of ourselves, yet knowing or remembering that they come from God.

Further, Swedenborg’s exposure,  replies to the atheist or sceptic, or non-christian, or previous christian, who talk with contempt of God, who let his son suffer such a fate among human beings, to save them.
The crucifixion is not what saves people!
Jesus suffered all that, because he had to undergo the temptations and processes of human beings, and he underwent all this, in a way that he has defeated evil from the Earth.
Although people think otherwise, the truth is that without his message of love, which we learn so badly and slowly, humanity would be even more lost and in a more advanced state of cruelty. He fought with the evil, yea, with evil spirits, with hell. And in his conquering brought salvation to Earth. But that doesn’t mean that “we are saved, because Jesus was crucified, and we believe”.
I agree with all the people who think that that can not be true.
And the catholic faith, in the past, always defended the same as Swedenborg in this respect.
So Jesus crucifixion is much more then what we think, actually.
But it doesn’t substitute neither our private paths, nor the need for us to stop the cruel inhumanity which humanity has created.

So, when Swedenborg is saying that human beings are bad, it means that without God, humans (remember them getting tyrant powers…) do NOT, can NOT succeed in making a better society ! For ultimately, all good is God and comes from God. It’s like light. We may become stars. But what is a star without the light?

Thus the Crucifixion, is, historically speaking, the volunteer confrontation that Jesus had with evil because it does exist: it comes between us and a path of joy, it oppresses US, individually and collectively, sending the earth into a path of steel and concrete, of mechanical and materialistic “transformation” of the organisms and human beings into advanced controlled machines, with even much less consciousness, freedom, love and compassion.

It’s not for nothing that the Resurrection, in the world of Spirit, is celebrated in it’s correspondence on earth with the coming back of Spring and Life. The reason is that the real Life is not the coming back of Nature, but Life is the Spirit which inhabits Nature.

http://tulacampos.blogspot.nl/2011/05/quinta-feira-santa-flagelacao.html

Titian, Coroação com Espinhos e Escárnio de Cristo

Titian, Coroação com Espinhos e Escárnio de Cristo

 

Anthonis_van_Dyck_La coronación_de_espinas El Prado.

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El Prado.

Flagellation Michael Pacher 1495-98 Vienna

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MYSTAGOGY: After 32 Years, Crucifixion Icon Returns To Monemvasia

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AC1 – Génesis – Segredos da Bíblia – 1 a) (21-1-13)

Masaccio-Madonna

Detalhe de Madonna de Masaccio – Florentine school (b. 1401, San Giovanni Valdarno, d. 1428, Roma)
Nossa Senhora aponta para a garganta de Jesus, significando que ele é o Logos – a encarnação da Palavra Sagrada.

AC, é a abreviatura para Arcana Coelestia

AC 1 – Introdução
O Antigo Testamento contém segredos sobre o Céu, e tudo nele se refere ao Senhor, ao seu Paraíso, à Igreja, à religião. No sentido literal, parece referir-se aos ritos exteriores da Igreja Judaica. Mas a verdade é que estas escrituras estão repletas de coisas internas, que não são mencionadas exteriormente, (a não ser algumas explicadas por Jesus aos seus apóstolos).
Por exemplo, os países de Canaan e Jerusalém, e o jardim do Paraíso, significam o Céu.

AC 2 – O mundo (cristão) no entanto, está ainda profundamente inconsciente de que nas escrituras, tudo, até ao mínimo detalhe, significa e encerra coisas celestes, e por isso, não dá importância ao Antigo Testamento.

AC 3 – Quando separado do interno, o ser humano externo é apenas o corpo, e portanto, morto; pois que é o ser humano interior que está vivo, sendo a alma que causa a vida do ser humano exterior. O mesmo se passa com as Escrituras, as quais quanto ao sentido literal apenas, são o corpo, sem a alma.
Porém, tudo nelas se refere a Deus, que é a própria vida: de tal maneira que tudo o que não tem a ver com Deus, não está vivo, nem é divino.

AC 4 – Por exemplo: Ao ler o Génesis, se a mente se prende ao sentido literal, não vê além do jardim de Éden, e de Adão. Mas ficará claro, nas páginas seguintes, que estes assuntos contém mistérios ainda nunca revelados; e que de facto, o primeiro capítulo do Génesis, trata da nova criação do ser humano, quer dizer, da sua regeneração; e, especificamente, da Igreja mais Antiga, a que chamaremos, Antiquíssima. 


 

What distuingishes the artist from the dilettante?

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Sacred Heart, 1910, Odilon Redon

“What distuingishes the artist from the dilettante? Only the pain the artist feels. The dilettante looks only for pleasure in art.” — Odilon Redon

8/12 is the celebration of Mary’s conception (bilingual)

Editing: The video underneath may be interesting, as I was searching for gregorian chant, but this video doesn’t play on the page, at least in the country where I am.
After a long search and not finding another suitable gregorian,I post the following “Ave Maria”, not only in respect to Mary, but to the really sacred feminine. I hope you enjoy it.
In respect to the feminine in spirituality, what do you find of Olivier Manitara’s video at the end of the post?

Elīna Garanča – Ave Maria (Mascagni) – Mainz, 2009
Ave Maria
Intermezzo Cavalleria Rusticana – Mascagni


END OF EDITING

I start by publishing some music so that if there’s anyone who wants to read it, can listen while reading. Another long post… hope you survive it… it’s yet the lack of practice and organisation. I’ll get beter with time, if there will be a reason to go on…
Em baixo escrevi em português. Continue a ler por favor :)


Publicado às 04/02/2011
Bénédictines d’Argentan, le chant grégorien//Benedictine Nuns of Argentan, Gregorian Chant (and no itsNOT the profane/secular Pop Group ‘Gregorian’)But actual Catholic Nuns, sung as it should be.~1996 JADE records and 1982 SM Records France~http://wikimapia.org/14050902/Benedictine-Abbey-of-Argentan
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Argentan,France

Nossa Senhora do Ó

Nossa Senhora do Ó – Icon de Maria com Jesus dentro dela

Today is 8th December, and in the catholic countries this day is celebrated and dedicated to Mary’s conception by her mother Ana. The celebration seems to come already from the year 700. The celebration of her birth on 8th September, is counted from this day, and not the other way around. The fact that there is that ancient tradition, is clearly very meaningful, and at the same time, hidden from us.
It might be interesting to read:

Comments: ‘Mary The Mother of Jesus, Who Was She?’   scholar point of view by Joseph Raymond
Mary Mother of Jesus as Explained by Yogananda – Ananda Sangha    yogui point of view
Was Jesus raised and trained as Nazarene Essene? – The Dead Sea Scrolls – Zimbio   Essenian lover point of view

See algo the video underneath if you understand french – or in anyway, have a look: it is by a very interesting person. Maybe you find the same in the net with english translation.

Aqui, alguns dados a respeito desta celebração, que, no fundo, a maioria dos católicos ignora também:

O dogma da Imaculada Conceição de Nossa Senhora foi proclamado pelo papa Pio IX, em 1854, com a bula Ineffabilis Deus, resultado da devoção popular aliada a intervenções papais e infindáveis debates teológicos. O calendário romano já devotava uma festa em seu calendário em 1476; entretanto nos anos 700 esta celebração já existia no Oriente.http://www.tintafresca.net/News/newsdetail.aspx?news=573f1ed6-8344-450b-b471-d3540b71415c&edition=62

Pessoalmente, não tenho problema em concordar com que Maria seja não só ela própria sem pecado, como “concebida sem pecado”.
Qualquer um de nós pode compreender pelo estudo das escrituras e entendimento espiritual que não herdamos o nosso pecado de Eva. Seria uma injustiça atroz. É o que grita a intuição de muitos revoltados — pelo menos gritava  a minha; e é um dos dogmas que mantém pessoas longe de Cristo, e que é confirmado como falso, nos escritos de Swedenborg. Acontece que para o dogma do pecado original ser verdadeiro, é preciso ignorar-se o significado do dilúvio, como se esse acontecimento de importância maior, nada tivesse sido. Herdamos o pecado dos nossos pais e uns dos outros, da sociedade, e pelo facto da humanidade continuar o seu pecado.
Assim, embora Swedenborg, tenha uma posição estritamente protestante quanto a Maria, (o que também tem a sua função necessária), não é contraditório com a Verdadeira Teologia Cristã aceitar que Maria seja puríssima, espiritualíssima, iniciada e… Essénia, ou em próximo contacto com essa comunidade. E se sua mãe foi também Essénia, isso quer dizer que era também purificada; e sendo seu marido um Essénio e puro, criaram assim o veículo para Jesus.

A propósito, Jesus, foi um revolucionário também entre os Essénios, pois foi contra os seus princípios, sentando-se e comendo com não judeus, doentes e homem não santos, ordenando a evangelização para todos, e não seguindo as regras de higiene antes das refeições, tudo coisas que os Essénios, seguiam estritamente.

Para quem sabe pouco destes assuntos, as seguintes ligações podem ser interessantes:

Comments: ‘Mary The Mother of Jesus, Who Was She?’   scholar point of view by Joseph Raymond
Mary Mother of Jesus as Explained by Yogananda – Ananda Sangha    yogui point of view…
Was Jesus raised and trained as Nazarene Essene? – The Dead Sea Scrolls – Zimbio   Essenier-lover point of view

Seguem-se um vídeo ainda mais interessante, para celebrar o dia de hoje. Que refere não só Jesus e os essénios, como também o papel espiritual da mulher, para quem compreende o francês :
São 5 vídeos curtos que se sucedem automaticamente.

http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA66725&vw=dc

 

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