Painting Words

Image: Copyrights ~ Vincent van Gogh Art Museum. Parisian Bookshop

PAINTING WORDS 
Unkempt children with dirty feet, 
weary peasants, plodding streets. 
Weathered hands and pallid faces,
living on faith, in dowdiest of places.

Concern flickered in his attentive eyes, 
wishing to paint ‘lives’ in their true light.
An inspired, sensitive and visionary man, 
the power of his heart, held in his hands. 

Words of colour, stroked from his brush,
immersed in nature, an emotional must.
A palette betwixt the colourful and dark,
an ingenious master in the tender of art.

Illuminate paints, in quest to understand,
infinity of life in Gods magnificent lands.
Casting artful eyes over natures scenery,
sensing the harmony, of universe clearly. 

Breathing the frequency of existence into air,
time was stilled, portrayed in magical flares.  
Forward thinking and a way ahead of time,
colouring enthusiasm between his lines.

Painting coloured words, to what he saw, 
influenced by Charles Dickens, gift to poor. 
The passion of his starry eyed expression,
were epileptic traits of spiritual impressions.

Laden with creations, meaningful treasures,
awe inspiring legacies, akin to your pleasures.
Victoria Healing ~ 5.1.2.2021 
Painting Words 

Image: Still life with Bible 1885. Vincent van Gogh Museum. The Bible symbolised his father’s faith, which Van Gogh felt was too conventional and made for a strict view of life. 

 

 

FOREWORDS

Vincent van Gogh absolutely loved Charles Dickens

Vincent wanted to “Paint what Dickens had done with his words”

Van Gogh was an avid reader and admirer of Charles Dickens. He remained devoted to the Victorian author throughout his life.

In a letter to his brother Theo, Vincent wrote of his ‘Irresistible passion for books’ and that the study of literature was as essential to him as his daily bread. Van Gogh created albums for his family and friends, containing poems and prose he selected himself.

Vincent collected images of everything that appealed to him, pretty much like his own Pinterest.

 

Image: The Empty Chair, was painted in commemorations of Charles Dickens. (Arles, December 1888)

https://www.sothebys.com/en/articles/how-vincent-van-gogh-was-inspired-by-the-works-of-charles-dickens 

https://christopherpjones.medium.com/van-goghs-chair-reconsidered-a9817928a336

 

Similarities in the personality traits of famous people who have epilepsy.

Would it be a ‘coincidence’ that both Vincent van Gogh and Charles Dickens both had epilepsy and were obsessive artists and writers? They each had the typical clingy emotional personality and were fascinated with spirituality and religion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geschwind_syndrome#Hypergraphia

 

Robert Efron commented on epilepsy in the Neurological Journal ~

‘The most intuitive people are diagnosed by the least’

The Ghost Whisperer

Image: The Charles Dickens museum
“It is required of every man’ the ghost returned, 
‘That the spirit within him, should walk abroad among his fellow man and travel far and wide and if the spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death’ 
~ Charles Dickens


THE GHOST WHISPERER 
With magical quill, he spelled dreams,
in a dark world, as bleak as it seemed. 
In black and sodden, cobbled streets,
raggedy children, shuffled on bare feet. 

The smells of neglect and overcrowding,
shadows flicker, loomed, overpowering.  
Polluted with poverty, grunge and grime, 
the hungry gaze of dull, feverish eyes.

Gusts of wind, rattled on broken panes,
swiping smoke off braziers, fiery flames.
In the smut of Victoria's, industrial era,
many, lived in poverty, scarcity and fear. 

The derelict, invisible, trapped bones,
in desolation, the homeless all roamed.  
Great Expectations, were to be had,
when he penned the good, in the bad. 

A true alchemist, of generous and kind, 
wandering about London’s slum’s at night.
The tired bodies slumped against walls,
wrapped in filthy blankets and shawls. 

He wrote about each one with humility,
offering hopes from squalor into dignity.
Where their aspirations, could be real,
freed from the aristocrats, pitiless deals. 

Ghost hunter, hypnotist, wannabe magician, 
with caring heart, penned of epileptic vision.
Bringing joy and benevolence to the sad,
stressing the wrong, in moral evils of bad. 

Invoking spirits of past, future and present,
Charles Dickens taught the miserly a lesson.
‘A Christmas Carol’ published for the greedy,
jangled in changes, for charity of the needy.

More than a century after Dickens has gone,
his empathetic, parables are still passed on.  
A wordsmith who seized our imagination, 
wringing the hearts, of each new generation. 
Victoria Healing ~ 4.12.2021
THE GHOST WHISPERER 

Image: Charles Dickens

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~ Charles Dickens 

 

Fact Finder:

Epilepsy and Hypergraphia

Why are there so many writers with epilepsy?

https://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/neurological-conditions/writers-with-epilepsy.htm

 

Did you know?

Charles Dickens was an actual, real life ghost hunter

https://www.bustle.com/articles/186345-charles-dickens-was-a-real-life-ghost-buster-and-member-of-the-worlds-oldest-paranormal-research ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_Club#History

 

 

Top image:

*A Christmas Carol was inspired by the Chorley murderer*

https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/chorley-murderer-who-inspired-one-18916326 

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Charles-Dickens-British-novelist

Image: John Atkinson

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ― Charles Dickens 

The Up sides of Down

Image: Pink

THE UP SIDE, OF DOWN

I don’t care how old I am, hold my shoes!

 

There’s Safety in Numbers

In Numerology the Tarot card for December is:

(Key 12) The Hanged Wo/Man

 

SUSPEND YOUR BELIEFS

Meaning: Reversal.

As if suspended by the feet, like a pendulum at rest. The Hanged person represents someone who is poised in consciousness and under perfect control. S/he is conscious of the one power everywhere, yet centred in their self.

 

CAN YOU HANG AROUND?

While not all of us have acrobatic flair, or spare aerial hoops and circus trapezes, just happening to be hanging from the ceilings in our lounge rooms, we all have the ability see our world upside down. When we use any kind of ‘inversion’ therapy, it helps tune into our mental focus, balance, and brain function. In a karaoke carpool with Jeremy Corden, my fave girl crush; P!nk revealed that she sometimes sounds better when singing upside down. “It has to be a scientific thing,” she said. She’s not wrong. 

 

STAND ON YOUR HEAD

Yes, it sounds bizarre, but it’s true, that any kind of reversal is a powerful way to see the world through new eyes. This posture can make you feel happier and more energetic, due to the increased blood flow to the brain.

 

STRIKE A POSE

Can you do a headstand? whoa, did your eyes just roll? …  ahem, yes, okay, in the real world, if you are like me, we are not all ‘that’ athletic, but there are other ways to get ‘your head upside down’ Your first step to getting there could be by practising the easy yoga pose of a ‘Downward Facing Dog’

 

tarot downward dog Vector cute unicorn in a downward dog yoga pose

Image: Vector cute unicorn in a downward dog yoga pose

 

 

WHEN IN DOUBT, TURN IT AROUND 

When your natural intuitive senses are overturned, life has more meaning and colour. Standing on your head enables you to become more inspired, focused and calm.

 

THE HANGED WO/MAN 

is a radical force which encourages an alternative choice or perspective. ~ a reminder of the psychic nature of things which defy reason. 

~ The Celtic Tarot ~ Helena Patterson

 

‘We are searchlights

We can see in the dark.

We are rockets pointed up at the stars,

We are billions of beautiful hearts’ ~ P!nk

 

TAROT

The Hanged Man

https://www.biddytarot.com/tarot-card-meanings/major-arcana/hanged-man/

 

How to get upside down.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-26927/5-ways-getting-upside-down-every-day-benefits-your-mental-physical-health.html

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The connections between Numerology, Astrology and the Tarot have been tested through years of research and application.

 

Numerology and the Divine Triangle.

Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker

 

Current vibe: Working for the lifestyle I promised myself

Namaste

The Origin

Image: Giver of Rainbow Diamond Light

“We walk by faith, not by sight.” -- Paul the Apostle 


The Origin 
There is a sacred divinity within us all,
a still, small voice of tenderness; calls. 
It’s in our ‘hearts, soul and understanding,
our spiritual desires, evermore entrancing.

It’s a longing, we are all yearning to find, 
with devout prayer and meditative mind.
It’s in the psyche, the magic, the mystery, 
an insightful zone, uplifting to perceive.

The truth is, ‘In’ there, it is not with out,
a silence, you will hear, as it may shout. 
In ancient times, it was known as a gift,
whereas today, that seems to contradict?  

Originally, known as, sacred and divine,
now known as evil, distorted over time. 
What, why, when, where did this change,
into the demonic and dread fully strange. 

Hidden in plain sight, the truth is ‘in’ there,
It’s been written in the bible, to be fair. 
From Ezeikel, Paul to Teresa of Avila,
their epilepsy gifts were written so clear.

Links with epilepsy and religion hold a key,
so what has changed in our neuro-theology?
Those ghastly myths and misconceptions, 
were caused by clueless, secular projections.

Condemnation, is the mistaking of the past,
the knowledge of science, should now hold. Fast. 
Victoria Healing ~ 27.11.2021
The Truth is “In” There 
Image: lyla_ab

‘All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted’.

Saint Teresa of Avila

Bring epilepsy out of the Shadows

Stories of Origin.

‘These ancient stories of epilepsy and spirit possession seem to develop from the Old Testament which later developed into the New Testament However, the study of religious and spiritual symptoms in epilepsy have received relatively little clinical and scientific attention. ~ Gnostic Warrior

There is a long-standing notion that epilepsy and religion are linked,[148] and it has been speculated that many religious figures had temporal lobe epilepsy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_with_epilepsy#Religious_figures

 

The Biblical connection between epilepsy and demon possession.  

https://livingwellwithepilepsy.com/2019/personal-epilepsy-stories/former-christian-fundamentalist-on-epilepsy-and-the-bible.html#:~:text=

 

Neuro-Theology

The case lies in the hands of theologians and scientists.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4550801/

 

Soldier of Light

Image: In Underworld

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” ~ Lewis Carroll

SOLDIER OF LIGHT  
She’d, 
heard ‘The Voice’ calling out her name,
most thought, ‘that’ was crazy or insane.
Wait! ‘Was the speaker, inside or out?’
that definitive, communion shout. 

What if?
‘She’ was like Harriet Tubman or Alice,
would she still have taken that challenge?
Alice, trained in questioning of the hare,
and Harriet guiding her people, to be fair.

‘She’d’ known what had to be done,
that she was to be the chosen one.
A pretty, androgynous sort of chick,
what she did, was groovy and hip.

‘Her’ habit of wearing men’s clothes,
a mortal sin, back then, I suppose.
‘Her’ hairstyle neither feminine or girly,
a neat bob, instead of long and curly. 

‘She’ who was courageous and true,
not giving a flick about others views.  
‘She' walked a faithful, trusted path,
how inspirational and visionary is that?

‘She’ hadn’t been disturbed or afraid,
believing she had to give, what she gave.
‘She’ a crusader and a soldier of light, 
a messenger, motivating and bright,

Some were boggled out of their mind,
yet, following to see, what she’d find. 
It was a brutally rigged inquisition, 
thereafter, the success of their mission. 

It was a shock and revelation to learn,
the clerics called her a ‘witch’ to burn. 
She, an exemplar of unshakeable faith,
her courage, meant battles were saved.

Military leader, champion for France,
was it epilepsy, luck or circumstance?
Joan of Arc, a kid, a heroine, a leader,
why did the world not believe in her?  

How did she do it, do you know?
perhaps, God DID tell her, so 
Victoria Healing ~ 25.11.2021
ON GOD’S ORDERS
 
Image: Copyright Murka

‘One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying’

Joan of Arc

FACT FINDER:

St Joan of Arc was a French teenage girl who, after having divine visions, led an army to victory over the English before being captured, tried, and famously burned at the stake. She was canonised in 1920.

 

REVELATIONS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_Arc#Visions

Although many believe Joan’s visions were epilepsy, the only way to be sure would be to test the DNA found in a strand of her hair. The only problem is that this strand of hair has yet to be found’ ~ Women of Grace

https://www.womenofgrace.com/blog/52391

 

“My Voices did come from God and everything that I have done was by God’s order”.

https://historycollection.com/nine-things-not-know-joan-arc/10/

MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES

Michael Persinger was an America Canadian professor of psychology at Laurentian University who discovered that people who report religious experiences may also display enhanced temporal lobe signs perceptual and motor skills 1984. His most well-known hypotheses include the temporal lobes of the human brain as the central correlate for mystical experiences

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Persinger

 

Her Crimes:

When she was put on trial: claiming divine visions and dressing as a man, among others.

‘It provides interesting evidence for the way the fifteenth-century church perceived Joan. The text also stresses the problem of Joan’s cross dressing ‘

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-dressing,_gender_identity,_and_sexuality_of_Joan_of_Arc#Modern_perspective

 

‘Isn’t it contradictory that throughout religious history when someone heard the voice of God they were censured… and now they are all sainted’

Image: Unknown artist. Pin Interest

Spirited Away

Image: Unknown

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world.” ― Harriet Tubman

SPIRITED AWAY
Soldier, saint, hero and spy,
a promise made, ‘to do or die’
In liberation of legacy now left, 
as she herself, had truly kept. 

Spirited, inspirational and brave,
multitudes, in her life she’s saved.
Under the dark shadows of night,
courageous and brave in her fight.

Guided by ‘Polaris’ the Northern star,
shepherding, her enslaved people far.
She had ‘Eyes in the back of her head’
is what those folk, who knew her, said. 

A true disciple and warrior devotee,
hearing God’s true words consistently.
Never one to run away, or back down,
leading the oppressed to higher ground.

A promise that she had made,
to ‘free all persecuted slaves’.
Her God given faith and visions,
served to guide her on missions.

A blessing of temporal lobe epilepsy,
to trust and believe in divine spirituality
Harriet Tubman absolutely fulfilled her vow,
look back on her legendary life story now. S
Victoria Healing ~ 24.11.2021
Spirited Away
Image: Harriet Tubman mural in Maryland. Street Art. Grafitti Artist: M Rosato 19.

 

‘I was conductor of the underground railroad for eight years and I can say what most conductors can’t say, I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger’ ~ Harriet Tubman

Fact Checker:

Epilepsy and Spiritual States

Hyperreligiosity

Epilepsy was associated religious fervour since the time of Hippocrates. Some believed that the visions and deep spiritual experiences of several famous prophets, including Ezekiel, Buddha, Mohammed, and Joan of Arc, were in fact epileptic in origin.

 

‘God don’t mean people to own people’ ~ Harriet

 

How Harriet’s brain injury helped end slavery

https://folks.pillpack.com/brain-injury-helped-end-slavery/?fbclid=IwAR2BLzDLh1PTrdbxPcBK0nnEJoVxFE9YcnYpAIwP9N-wNv9touB5bUEBRao

Tubman and Joan of Arc may share something in common.

https://www.oprahdaily.com/entertainment/tv-movies/a29664794/harriet-tubman-visions-movie/

Why Harriet Tubman had visions and seizures.  

https://www.epsyhealth.com/seizure-epilepsy-blog/did-harriet-tubman-have-epilepsy

Moses

https://www.businessinsider.com/8-amazing-facts-about-harriet-tubman-2016-4?r=AU&IR=T#3-her-work-as-moses-was-serious-business-3 

 

NEURO-THEOLOGY

Just’ a ‘Thought’

Where does God live in the brain?

If Neuro-Theology can explain Hyperreligiosity (heavenly visions and spiritual revelations), what does this mean for religion? …

https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/is-this-where-god-lives-in-the-brain/

 

HARRIET TUBMAN

‘The Lords not letting me alone, he’s pestering me near to death with dreams’ ~ Harriet Tubman

Picture This

Image: Vincent van Gogh ~ Artist unknown.

“This is where I come from, this is where I am now, and here is my universe’ ~ Tralbaut (2) 

 

The Colourful Life and Death of Mr Van Gogh.

 

USING ARTWORK TO UNDERSTAND EPILEPSY

An analysis of van Gogh’s epilepsy and emotionality must not obscure the fact that this great artist also had great strengths (4).

 

TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY

Neurologist, Dr David Bear had seen Van Gogh’s art as ‘Reflecting philosophical and spiritual questing’

 

Van Gogh was born with a brain lesion’ and had a genetic predisposition to epilepsy and suffered from seizures which doctors, including Dr. Felix Rey and Dr. Peyron, believed to be caused by temporal lobe epilepsy.

‘In general, people with epileptic activity in the left hemisphere write and people with right brain epileptic activity engage in the visual arts, such as drawing, painting and sculpture’ ~Edith Kaplan (1924-2009), known as the “Mother of Neuropsychology” 

~Seized ~ Eve LaPlante

 

There has been fair agreement among experts about the personality traits observable among patients with epilepsy (192030–33). Vincent’s viscosity was manifest by his intense clinging to people he loved, his persevering on details, and a tendency to debate endlessly and to write excessively.

Hypergraphia is a condition causing one to need to write continuously; and is commonly linked to epilepsy. Some believe that the massive collection of over 800 letters Van Gogh wrote during his lifetime could be attributed to this condition.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geschwind_syndrome

 

‘I have nature art and and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?’ ~ Vincent van Gogh   

Image: Vincent van Gogh ~ Artist unknown.

‘Just as we take the train to go to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to go to a star’ ~

Vincent van Gogh

 

‘He is his art. His art is him. And it is pure and stunning. Vincent was one of history's best among greats because his art came from his soul. He painted with passion, and instinct and a place all of his own. He learned art from life’ ~ Cindy Kaplan ~ Art curator.

https://www.vincentvangogh.org/starry-night.jsp

vincent van gogh birthday at eternitys gate

Image: Vincent van Gogh ~ Artist unknown.

Believe it or not, in the 21st century, ancient myths about people with epilepsy are still believed.

HELP

STOP THE STIGMA

November is epilepsy awareness month.

Don’t Fall For It 

Image: Valerian Entertainment

DON’T.  F A L L  FOR IT
N.n.n.n.n.no! he stuttered,
I don’t think so,
this perversion has to go. 

In the chronicles of Victorian times,
photo’s of nude children, were fine.
Curiously some assumptions began,
from a wannabe psycho analyst man.

There is no evidence to presume,
Lewis Carroll was a deviant of abuse.
Guesswork and conjecture, runs rife,
however, he was big hearted and nice.

His adoration and affection of child,
doesn’t imply that he had defiled.
I believe, ‘Goldschmidt’ was confused, 
in 1933 he hoped for sensational news. 

That smear campaign of slander, 
has continued on with propaganda. 
Tall stories have eventuated from books,
that psilocybin and hookah was mistook.

It’s clear, that, our epileptic genius; Mr Carroll,  
wrote about seizures, seen from rabbit hole.
Nothing factual has ever been approved,
however, I object, that he is being accused. 

Don’t go falling for that jumbled up hype, 
‘Alice through the looking Glass’ 
was noted for your delight.

How do I know?
Because I have temporal lobe epilepsy 
and this is, how it feels, so! 
Victoria Healing ~ 21.11.2021
FALLING DOWN


A L I C E  I N  W O N D E R L A N D
“I’m not crazy, my reality is different than yours” ~ Lewis Carroll 
 

alice hole lewiss carroll disney aliceImage: Disney Alice 

Fact Checking:

November is epilepsy awareness month (Day 22)

STOP THE STIGMA

‘According to Neurologist Paul Spiers: Lewis Carroll was probably writing about his temporal lobe seizures. The very sensation initiating Alice’s adventures ~ That of falling down a hole ~ is described in seizures by people with TLE.

Alice has frequent attacks of jamais vu which make her spatially insecure and she has sudden unprompted changes in emotions’ (P. 69-70)

‘The Hypergraphia of Lewis Carroll, van Gogh, Tennyson and Dostoevsky is well documented’ (P. 134)

There are many successful authors, artists, musician’s and creative people who have had epilepsy.  Lewis Carroll, Vincent Van Gogh, to name a few and they all had an enormous creative drive.

Seized ~ Eve LaPlante (Author)

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Traits

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geschwind_syndrome

Lewis Carroll

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Carroll#Migraine_and_epilepsy

The Big Question

https://curioushistorian.com/was-lewis-carroll-a-pedophile

Victorians saw childhood as a state of grace;

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/lewis-carrolls-shifting-reputation-9432378/\

A.M.E. Goldschmidt

https://the-artifice.com/lewis-carroll/

Today, much of the psychoanalytic criticism of Alice seems out-dated, unsurprising since most of it was written over fifty years ago. 

https://www.carleton.edu/departments/ENGL/Alice/CritPsycho1.html

In 1945, Florence Becker Lennon advanced the case that Dodgson had had an unhealthy attraction to Alice with Victoria Through the Looking Glass, the first modern critical biography of him as speculation.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/lewis-carrolls-shifting-reputation-9432378/

lewis carroll dodo Alice in Wonderland - behance.net Character Designs

THE DODO

The popular story is that Carroll used the (Dodo) bird as his caricature because his stammer made him sometimes introduce himself as “Do-Do-Dodgson,”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodo_(Alice%27s_Adventures_in_Wonderland)

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/535136/10-fascinating-facts-about-lewis-carroll https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/535136/10-fascinating-facts-about-lewis-carroll

https://www.writerswrite.com/why-raven-like-writing-desk-121520171

Lewis Carroll

Image: Lewis Carroll ~ Pin Interest

‘There’s a place called wonderland like I recall. 

Don’t be late’ ~ Lewis Carroll 

Image: Alice ~ Alicismo

Stars, in Mind

Image: The Hobbit Hole at Arch Inn ~ Artist unknown
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STARS IN MIND 
Rich lapis blues and sunbeam golds,
rivers of universe, curling in scrolls.
Whirlpools of passions immersed,
celestial air curves, harmonic swirls.

A cosmic orchestra of mystical lights,
eddy’s and swirls of colourful delights. 
Aligned within creation of human origin,
looking out, a fusion, as infinity within. 

Circles, rings, immersed in white codes,
amongst greens, violets, pink and golds. 
Melding of all polarities, returning to one, 
the seeing senses, to be reflected upon.

More alive and multicoloured than sky, 
wanting to share what he saw with eyes. 
Having the world of time in his hands,
pondering impressions of French lands. 

There were great movements at work, 
currents of dashed air, he could twerk.
Brushes and easel tucked under arm,
he had that kind of other worldly charm. 

His face was gaunt, elongated and slim, 
focused in stare, with beard all trimmed.
Galaxy of dreams within his twilight eyes,
musical rhapsodies, of mystical sighs. 

Emerged in the illusion of being alone,
as dimensional octaves were atoned.
His sacrifices both harsh and immense,
the purity of his innocence, ultra intense.

Poetically expressing earth to whisked sky,
famed for the brush strokes in Starry Night.
His striking angular asymmetry of face, 
was the visible sign of his epileptic grace.  

Some had called him mad, others a God,
our luminary artist, was Vincent van Gogh. 
Victoria Healing ~ 22.11.2021
Stars in Mind
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Image: Vincent van Gogh ~ Artist unknown

STARRY NIGHT 

“God is a comedian, playing to an audience that’s afraid to laugh.” Voltaire 

The religious meaning behind this painting has to do with a letter that Vincent had written some time before. In the letter Vincent wrote he described:

“A great starlit vault of heaven.. one can only call God.”

starry night vincent art art painting

This is the original ‘Starry Sky’ 

“At present I absolutely want to paint a starry sky. It often seems to me that night is still more richly coloured than the day; having hues of the most intense violets, blues and greens. If only you pay attention to it you will see that certain stars are lemon-yellow, others pink or a green, blue and forget-me-not brilliance. And without my expatiating on this theme it is obvious that putting little white dots on the blue-black is not enough to paint a starry sky.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

This seemingly abstract view is actually truer than mere words can convey’ 

~ Tim Prendergast ~ Art Gallery Owner

https://www.quora.com/What-is-Vincent-Van-Goghs-The-Starry-Night-about

Starry Night: A Secret Message to the Art Critics

https://legomenon.com/starry-night-meaning-of-vincent-van-gogh-painting.html

https://allabouthegogh.weebly.com

Close Encounters

Image: Witches gallery moon @skybyizzah
‘He says the sun came out last night. He says it sang to him’ 
~ Close Encounters of the Third Kind 


CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
In the sweet surrender of silence,
the Heavens bid you acoustic alliance
The world, a, buzz of beautiful things,
the *Harmony of the Spheres* brings.

Pulsating waves, of pristine sounds,
a galaxy of planets, humming around. 
The blossoming of deep inner peace,
vortexes, fountains of light, released. 

As medicine in the purification of spirit,
sound is the healing of soul within it. 
Most ignore what they can’t understand,
but there is a secret logic in wonderland.  

Close encounters with celestial mind,
this cool guy had heard and defined.
Our brilliant tactician of cosmology,
*musica universalis* and philosophy.

How do we know?
an epileptic man of vision told us so.
Master of numbers and sacred words,
‘admirer of mystic insight’ 
Pythagoras had heard, the Lights   
Victoria Healing ~ 21.11.2021
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

harmony of the spheres pythagoras

Fact checking:

Musica universalis

‘They held the belief that the planets all moved in giant circles, and that when they brushed against one another, they made a sound. This music has come to be known as the Music of the Spheres. This music was not audible because it was a constant background noise’

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musica_universalis

Harmony of the spheres

The harmonic qualities of music can have a profound and beneficial effect on the human psyche (4), something that was perhaps realised more than it is today.

http://www.ancient-wisdom.com/harmonics.htm

This is my dedication to Pythagoras and the genius of epilepsy

‘A possible link between epilepsy and greatness has fascinated biographers and physicians for centuries’ Pythagoras was believed to have epilepsy.

https://edmontonepilepsy.org/famous-people-with-epilepsy/

November is epilepsy awareness month

“Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to

talk of you as they please.” ~ Pythagoras