Friday, August 24, 2012

Elvis, Jesus on Toast – Mary on a Mountain – Hand of Mohammed

Mary on the Mountain?

It has taken some time to write this. It was coincidence or serendipity that the topic of seeing Jesus or Elvis on a piece of toast kind of thing came up recently for me.

I can remember meditating on my lunch hour, sitting on a low wall behind Wal-Mart in some little shade on the recreational walkway, bike, park trail along the Rillito (little river) River in Tucson about fifteen years ago.

I was meditating trying to relieve middle age and work stress.  I opened my eyes and then I focused on a distant peak, part of the Santa Catalina mountain range.  I was looking specifically at the large smudge like area on Big Horn Mountain.

In the noon day sun, a summer Arizona sun I should add, I saw what appeared to be the Christian Icon of Mary on the side of the mountain. As I wrote previouslyonly a Christian is likely to see Christian iconography and iconic images in the abstract darks and grays of a mountain side. That and only mad men in the noon day desert sun are crazy enough to see God and or start world religions sometimes.

With some additional lunch time meditation sessions, I began to make out more of the total image surrounding the Mary iconic image that I imagined that I saw connecting the dots on a mountain side.

It was then that the words of Revelation 12 seem to take shape before my eyes:

Revelation 12 - A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of…

13 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 The woman was given the two wings as of a great eagle (angel), so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time

Along with the opening words of Psalm 121:

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

Of course all this was against a backdrop of being in bible study with my local pastor.  And seeing Mary, which was more so a Catholic Icon than a Protestant Icon, and as then being Protestant, I discounted the Mary image seen and kept it to myself. No point in running around sounding like a lunatic and saying there was a giant image of Mary on some mountainside in Tucson.

Though I must recall and admit that my local pastor at the time on our group study of Luke sparked a certain chemistry and or electricity within the group that I file mentally under the category of Holy Spirit (whenever two or more are gathered in my name...).

Fast forward, we move back east for some years and I keep the image, the Jesus, Elvis image on toast, Mary on a mountain thing in the back of my mind.

Some years later I go visit my son in college at Tucson and again am seeing Christian Iconography on a mountain.  From the second floor balcony of his dorm apartment I show him the outline of the smudge on the mountain and tell him what I think I see.  He does not see the image of a woman and child. He says he sees what looks like five fingers on a hand.  Shadows can be so tricky.  I look again and yes I guess you might also see a hand.

And of course since I am so steeped in esoterics and religious lore, I see both images, of Mary and also of the hand.  I see what I choose to see.  What I have in confidence and or in faith am willing to see.

And of course looking, connecting the dots on the image of a hand, I am reminded of the Hand of Mohammed, whose original handprint is said to be imprinted on a charter of protection to the ancient St. Catherine’s monastery in the Sinai Desert.

What is in a name? Or an image? The global reality of the present global culture  is to try and see with all the eyes of all cultures and see what best results in image or form evolve out of all those local cultural and religious contexts of the planet. 

So it goes.

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Pedophile Bonus Bishop Timmy Dolan to Bless GOP Convention - Paul Ryan his kind of “Boy”, Ayn-Ryan Catholicism

Happy with your bonuses Guys? I aim to please.

Pedophile Bonus Paying Archbishop Timmy Dolan to Bless the GOP Convention.

Dolan has been curiously silent since his Bonuses to Perverts Program in his salad days in Milwaukee scandal broke in the Press recently.  Off to Ireland for an official Church conference and not a peep since in the media until present when he announces his love of the property party – Angry White Man’s Party – the GOP.

While he has not officially given the Papist Seal of Approval to the Romney Ryan Ticket, Timmy has expressed his approval of Catholic Paul Ryan as his kind of “boy”.

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Judge Head Lubbock Texas – Slave Rebellion about to Attack Massa’s Plantation House – and other Shit His Father Told Him

Lubbock Texas, a shit hole, in the middle of nowhere is about to be attacked by a Nigra Slave Rebellion aka Civil War if the Nigra President Barack Obama gets reelected – according to Judge “Massa Tom” Head in Lubbock Texas.

Some of this paranoid old shit that has been passed around the family campfire of the Head Family since before the War Between the States is getting quite old.

Indeed, Representative Todd Akin of Missouri is still talking down the rules, justification for his great great grandfathers raping the slaves in the day back before the Civil War.

The Civil War happened. You Lost! They freed the Slaves! GET OVER IT!

All this ancient recycled paranoid town square horse shit verbiage in the "current" Tea Party culture should be separated for reality from the shit your fathers, grandfathers, great grandfathers etc. said to you over a hundred years ago.

Judge Head and Representative Akin are two embarrassments to us real Americans in the 21st century to the rest of the planet and our common global culture. 

GET A LIFE Judge Head.  GET A LIFE Lubbock!

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