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Old 19-10-2016, 11:13 PM   #53
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Lightbulb Mary Untier of Knots

Year c. 1700..
The painting, executed in the Baroque style by Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner (1625-1707), shows the Blessed Virgin Mary standing on the crescent moon (the usual way of depicting Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception), surrounded by angels and with the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove hovering above her circle of stars as she unties knots into a long strip and at the same time rests her foot on the head of a "knotted" snake.. The serpent represents the devil, and her treatment of him fulfills the prophecy in Genesis 3:15: "I will put enmity between thee and the Woman, and between thy seed and her seed; he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel"..

Coat of arms of Haus im Ennstal..

The painting was donated around 1700 by Hieronymus Ambrosius Langenmantel (1641-1718), a canon of the Monastery of Saint Peter in Augsburg..Below are shown a human figure and his dog accompanying a much smaller angel.. This scene is often interpreted as Tobias with his dog and the Archangel Raphael traveling to ask Sara to be his wife..The concept of Mary untying knots is derived from a work by St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Adversus haereses (Against Heresies).. In Book III, Chapter 22, he presents a parallel between Eve and Mary, describing how "the knot of Eve's disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary.. For what the virgin Eve had bound fast through unbelief, this did the virgin Mary set free through faith..The first Chapel to be named "Mary, Untier of Knots" was completed in 1989 in Styria, Austria, inspired as a supplication in response to the Chernobyl Nuclear Tragedy.. According to Regina Novaes, of the Institute of Religious Studies in Rio de Janeiro, Mary, Untier of Knots "attracts people with small problems".. Bergoglio had this image of Mary engraved on a chalice he presented to Pope Benedict XVI and another chalice bearing her image, the work of the same silversmith, is to be presented to Pope Francis on behalf of the Argentine people..In Buenos Aires, a copy of the icon was made and left by the artist, Dr. Ana de Betta Berti, for the Church of San José del Talar..On the 8th of each moonth, thousands of people make the pilgrimage to this church..The Sealed Knot was a secret Royalist association which plotted for the Restoration of the Monarchy during the English Interregnum and is known as 'Holly Holy Day'..

Knots Landing - Ciji has the day from ell! ..

Tibetan Buddhists make use of a particular set of 8 auspicious symbols, ashtamangala, in household and public art..The endless knot has been described as "an ancient symbol representing the interweaving of the Spiritual path, the flowing of Time and Movement within That Which is Eternal.. All existence, it says, is bound by time and change, yet ultimately rests serenely within the Divine and the Eternal..Moreover, it represents the intertwining of wisdom and compassion, the mutual dependence of religious doctrine and secular affairs, the union of wisdom and method, the inseparability of sunyata "emptiness" and Pratityasamutpada "interdependent origination", and the union of wisdom and compassion in enlightenment ..The Vajrayana system states that the central channel (avadhuta) begins at the point of the third eye like of lord Shiva, curves up to the crown of the head, and then goes straight down to the lower body..The 'knots' within the heart restrict the winds in the central channel..The right and left channels coil around the central channel at various places, thereby forming the so-called 'channel knots'..Knot of Isis (tyet), symbol Of welfare/life..In many respects the tyet resembles an ankh..Also tyet as buckle of Isis, girdle of Isis, and the blood of Isis..., noon and knight..He just keeps getting better and better..Now he feels obligated..I just don't want you to watch me, it's that simple..Don't count on it..Here, this should be to your liking...

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