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December 30, 2012

Christ of Saint John of the Cross

“Desolation is a file, and the endurance of darkness is preparation for great light.” -- St. John of the Cross
Dali: "In the first place, in 1950, I had a 'cosmic dream' in which I saw this image in colour
and which in my dream represented the 'nucleus of the atom.' This nucleus later took on a metaphysical sense; I considered it 'the very unity of the universe,' the Christ!" In order to create the figure of Christ, Dali had Hollywood stuntman Russell Saunders suspended from an overhead gantry, so he could see how the body would appear from the desired angle. -- - La Wik

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 30, 2012 1:50 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Loreena McKennitt's melodious song "Dark night of My Soul" melts my heart and reaches deep into my soul knowing what He has done for me, also John Michael Talbot's "Holy is His Name" humbles me in the same way and brings tears of gratitude to my eyes.

I wonder if Ms. Loreena understands that St. John of the Cross's Beloved lover is our Lord, Jesus Christ. "On a Dark Night" is truly a beautiful poem.


Posted by: Terry at December 31, 2012 7:37 PM

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