When they arrived at the grave, her body was gone, leaving a sweet fragrance. An apparition is said to have confirmed that Christ had taken her body to heaven after three days to be reunited with her soul.
Orthodox theology teaches that the Theotokos has already undergone the bodily resurrection which all will experience at the Second coming, and stands in heaven in that glorified state which the other righteous ones will only enjoy after the Last Judgment
Theotokos is a compound of two Greek words, Θεός God and τόκος parturition, childbirth. Literally, this translates as God-bearer or the one who gives birth to God; historian Jaroslav Pelikan translated it more precisely as "the one who gives birth to the one who is God".
One might notice the similarities between the traditional depictions of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Byzantine iconography and the account of the death of the Egyptian Desert Father, Sisoes the Great. In both Christ is seen coming to receive the soul of the dying saint surrounded by an aureola or cloud of blinding light and accompanied by the angels and prophets. In Byzantine iconography the other Christ is shown surrounded by such a cloud of light are those of also seen in icons of the Transfiguration, the Resurrection and the Last Judgment. One might further note that in some icons of the Dormition the Theotokos is depicted at the top of the icon in a similar aureola before the opening gates of heaven. This suggests that contemporary accounts of the deaths of the Desert Fathers accompanied by a sudden burst of light came to influence the development of the iconography of the Dormition
Probably my favorite song. The monkey and the engineer. The rhythms make me smile.
How strange it is... I hadn't seen my lady for over a year, when suddenly on February 15, 2013 I am leaving my house to get batteries and I see her walking up the hill to my house. The rhythms made her smile as well.
This is Opa-Loka by Hawkwind. When I listen to this I imagine a pack of wolves - in some vast cosmic perspective, as if this is my representation of the Native American coyote-as-spirit-guide system - and these wolves are running THERE. As the song progresses the pack begins gaining numbers and speed. We are running to the final battle. The high modulating tones are some psychic link, like thoughts we all share that gives us power and focus. It focuses and directs us.
The Pink Fairies guitarist (after this period mind you...) Martin "Mad Dog" Stone is important to my development in these subjects. The Club Dumas documents - "documents" - some of his adventures. The Ninth Gate is based on this book, by a man named Perez I believe. The book is so much weirder than the movie. It was written in the early 90s, and is surrealistic in that it is very conspiratorial. All of this is coincidence, mind you.
I first read Rat Scabies And The Holy Grail when I was 13-14-15. It documents the surrealistic prank that is at the foundation of the Rennes-Le-Chateau. Along with Jerry's biography and Lennon's biography this was the third book I would always read. Midway through Rat Scabies calls his friend "Mad Dog", a finder of rare books, and manuscripts, to find "Le Serpent Rouge" deposited in the Nationale Bibliotheque in Paris 1967. Scabies real last name is Millar. His father, John, was a "collector".
A golden strand from garden to garden. I always felt "Lady Jane" was a kind of Troubador song. Album titles like "December's Children". I'm reminded of the Winter King and Queen. Not to mention John and Yoko's Alchemical Wedding. The Rose.
Blood is the rose of mysterious union. - Jim Morrison
"its usually around the time i imagine the drummer as a tibetan fire demon that the trouble begins"