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Old 04-05-2014, 10:27 PM   #407
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All I can say to that is, who's that in your new avatar? It's cool.
Frida Kahlo de Rivera; born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón; July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter who is best known for her self-portraits..Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House.. She gave her birth date as July 7, 1910, but her birth certificate shows July 6, 1907. Kahlo had allegedly wanted the year of her birth to coincide with the year of the beginning of the Mexican Revolution so that her life would begin with the birth of modern Mexico. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form..Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in the house of her parents known as La Casa Azul (The Blue House), in Coyoacán. At the time, Coyoacán was a small town on the outskirts of Mexico City..Kahlo's father, Guillermo Kahlo (1871–1941), was born Carl Wilhelm Kahlo in 1871, in Pforzheim, Germany, the son of Jakob Heinrich Kahlo and Henriette Kaufmann. During Kahlo's lifetime and subsequently, media reports stated that her father was Jewish..However, genealogical research indicates that her father was not of Jewish heritage, but was from a Lutheran family...

The Mexican Revolution began during 1910, when Kahlo was three years old. Kahlo later claimed that she was born in 1910, allegedly so that people would associate her with the revolution. In her writings, she recalled that her mother would usher her and her sisters inside the house as gunfire echoed in the streets of her hometown..On September 17, 1925, Kahlo was riding in a bus that collided with a trolley car. She suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident, including a broken spinal column, a broken collarbone, broken ribs, a broken pelvis, eleven fractures in her right leg, a crushed and dislocated right foot, and a dislocated shoulder. Also, an iron handrail pierced her abdomen and her uterus, compromising her reproductive capacity..The accident left her in a great deal of pain while she spent three months recovering in a full body cast. Although she recovered from her injuries and eventually regained her ability to walk, she had relapses of extreme pain for the remainder of her life. The pain was intense and often left her confined to a hospital or bedridden for months at a time. She had as many as thirty-five operations as a result of the accident, mainly on her back, her right leg, and her right foot..

After the accident, Kahlo abandoned the study of medicine to begin a painting career. She painted to occupy her time during her temporary immobilization. Her self-portraits were a dominant part of her life when she was immobile for three months after her accident. Kahlo once said, "I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best."..Kahlo had a volatile marriage with the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera. She suffered lifelong health problems, many of which were the result of a traffic accident she survived as a teenager. Recovering from her injuries isolated her from other people and this isolation influenced her works, many of which are self-portraits of one sort or another. Kahlo suggested, "I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best..Her mother had a Special Easel made for her so she could paint in bed, and her father lent her his box of oil paints and some brushes.."She also stated,Of her paintings, 55 are self-portraits which often incorporate symbolic portrayals of physical and psychological wounds..I was born a bitch.. I was born a painter"..
Subject: Was Martin Luther a Jesuit/Rosicrucian?

Eric..Through one of the links you sent out, I discovered (what I consider to be) a very interesting person, namely Alan Watt ... He has been a regular guest on Jackie Patru’s “Sweet Liberty”, and on 011805 the following conversation took place:

JP: How do the Jesuits figure into this? When you mentioned Venice, I read quite a long thing about their control of trade and commerce in Venice.

AW: Well, the Jesuits, they have their PR segment that started out to fight this new thing created by one of their members, Martin Luther, this protestant sect…

JP: Was he a Jesuit?

AW: He definitely was a Rosicrucian, in fact, that’s on his coat of arms, his family crest, the rose and cross…

JP: Martin Luther? [Laughs]

AW: Uh-huh, and, of course, the Catholic Church at that time was burning everybody who it didn’t like. All it did with Martin Luther was call him in for a few questions and let him go. So why did they let him go? That was because it was the right time to create an opposition for the upcoming industrial age in creating the protestant sect with the protestant work ethic. That was important… [At this point, Alan Watt gets disconnected and the line goes dead]... Bull hockey. .Do you like this -The bull is stabbed, prodded, beaten.. The bull is Wounded..We all have inner demons to fight. We call these demons 'fear', and 'hatred', and 'anger'. If you don't conquer them, then a life of a hundred a Tragedy..If you do, a life of a single day can be a Triumph...

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