Monthly Archives: December 2012

Wonder-full

David Attenborough does Louis Armstrong. Just wonderful…

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Friends on the path – Youth

Friends on the path enquire and share yet once again. This hangout recorded on DEc 21st, 2012, is about the “luminous side of reality” ( as one of the participants called it) and the particularities and challenges getting into spirituality … Continue reading

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Silent night, holy night

Giotto’s masterpiece. Happy Christmas everyOne Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! Alles schläft, einsam wacht Nur das traute, hochheilige Paar. Holder Knabe im lockigen Haar, Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh, Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! Gottes … Continue reading

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Making space

The Ognissanti Madonna as seen by Smart Hostory

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Hark !

Some more angelic creatures as perceived by the ” imagician” Giotto Bondone… Hark ! the herald angel sings

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The majesty of the logos

This is Giotto’s beautiful Ognissanto Madonna, originally painted for a Franciscan church in Florence. The Italian title of the painting is “La Maestà di Ognissanti”, pointing to the  the majestic quality of the logos or wisdom, giving birth to everything. Johann … Continue reading

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Friends on the path – Surrender

Friends on the path came together yet once again. This time they meet at the dawn of the anxiously  anticipated Dec 21, 2012, a day rife with prophecies, colourful expectations and an unusually intense planetary alignment. The “end of the … Continue reading

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Heissa

This is one of the altar pieces of the Parish Church  St Wolfgang, Austria. The artist is Michael Pacher (ca 1430 – 1498) and this beautiful scene is complemented with a traditional Christmas carol from the area. Its a shepherd’s … Continue reading

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Apocalypse

This is Giotto’s Last Judgement.  Just look at it and see what this is all about. Fire and brimstone, the purification of the soul and the alchemical reaction. Here is the traditional interpretation: The top part shows Heaven, with Jesus … Continue reading

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Still, still, still

This is a detail from a ceiling fresco in Vienna – angels bringing the Christ Child from the heavenly father to the earth. And this is one of my favorites. …a carol traditionally sung in churches at the nativity Still, … Continue reading

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