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Meditative rose by Salvador Dali

Meditative rose by Salvador Dali
 
 
Parthalon Flyingsnake DeCoursy Smells a Rose by Bernie Quigley at 2005-06-08

The Celestial Rose shows the influence of William Butler Yeats and C.G. Jung on Dali - it is the sign of the Rosecrucians and the Knights Templar, the ancient knight-scholars who followed the path of the White Goddess, Jesus, the Buddha, Mohammud, what not, whose influeced wanned in the 14th century when teh Pope cut their heads off. Yeats essays in his book "Mythologies" talk of the alchemical Rose - in a word it symbolized the Christ in the second incarnation yet ahead in the ascending platonic month of Aquarius, an air age on the zodiac, leaving behind the Age of Pisces. Jung wrote volumes about the alchemists who considered these symbols and a study of Yeats and Jung would reveal their influence. Many pictures later follow to Rose to the Virgin and the Christ and to the Deathless Child (If I recall correctly). The rose represenets the endlessly opening inner life and new consciousness awakening to a new age. Therre is nothing really imagined in this picture as in the fantastic piano pictures which require quiet meditaiton. This s an applied symbol suggesting a specific belief and direction. Parthalon flyingsnake DeCoursy