Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Paradise is the garden of the heart






Paradise is the garden of the heart





Seven planets. The souls rose that day. They rose out of the garden. On the second line up of the planets we will no longer exist. Time will go so fast in the reversal. Venus, Mars, Neptune and the moons will be our home. Paradise is the garden and a Hell where we will find Heaven. We are born to appreciate. When we are taken right back to the first man of the world it will only be three hundred years after the existence of the planet. We will be taken right back there to the first garden God created as a memory in the earth and grow out of earth like plants in the garden. Maybe, remain plant in memory of a former god. Plants are our memory and how do we know the other planets are not our former home (Earth). Earth was our former home when we were angels and flew like the birds through the sky. We are of Paradise in the sky.



















Paradise in the garden had fantastical animals, dinosaurs and creatures of the Earth, gods. Gods turned monstrous in size and form and shape. Gods roamed the Earth before their earthly creatures did, not seen among the plants. While planets revolved around the Earth informing daily, gods and monsters, creatures, fantastical animals, plants and Earth, the sky shone down with day and night, stars, the Sun and the reflection of the moon, on the waters edge. We were born of the water. Angels flew through with demons, gods and monsters not noticing them, flying by, their angelic presence was only known to God. Are you "informed" by an angel, today? An angel thought so. The Earth gave birth to creatures of fantastical worth and had them fly, land dwelling animals stomp along, run and plod and walk the Earth.  All the gods and animals, angels and beasts of the Earth, united in species and became human. An early human had wings like an angel, we flew like birds in the sky and then, our angel spirit flew to God as we were no longer gods and had a mortal existence. We still have a memory of our former angel wings and fly in spirit through ourselves. Flying we exist for God.


















Flying we fly unto ourselves. We are in Paradise. The garden of Paradise and fly with the branches of trees like flying buttresses on churches. The trees. Tree branches. They are trees with branches, churches fly like buttresses supporting them, flying. We fly. Wings on buildings would appear like angels and we fly through the steeple of the church. We exist on the eves of churches as they are in existence. Our spirits fly with them like birds. We need to have the Gothic view, upwardly focused, stretching and elongating as though our bodies were as elongated as doorjamb, sculptures. We stretch our necks and elongate them as though stretching like a giraffe. Eating the fresh food and succulent leaves from the treetops we reach the pinnacle of achievement as though some ascetic studying religion by the sky at night. The religion is the sky and we are the leaves. Stretched and elongated our necks reach up to God. We fly with the spirit.








Nicole Page-Smith











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Friday, July 6, 2018

Further Reading


Andrea del Castagno, Apparition of the Trinity to Saints Jerome, Paula and Eustochium, 1454, (detached fresco; Florence, Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata)






Leonardo and Verrocchio, The Baptism of Christ, 1470-80 
(Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy)






Leonardo da Vinci, The Virgin of the Rocks, 1483-1484, 
(Musee du Louvre, Paris, France)











Further Reading





Leonardo da Vinci, The Complete Paintings and Drawings, by Frank Zolliner/Johannes Nathan. Published by Taschen GmbH. ISBN 978-3-8365-2975-4





The Springtime of the Renaissance, Sculpture and the Arts in Florence 1400-60. Exhibition Catalogue Published by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze (Florence). 2013. 
ISBN 978-88-7461-186-7





Understanding Italian Renaissance Painting, A guide to the Artists, Ideas and Key Works, by Stefano Zuffi. Published by Thames and Hudson Ltd. 2010. ISBN 978-0-500-97703-3











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Friday, June 29, 2018

Water is the purpose of God


Water is the purpose of God







God is our water. We are thinking about water being both the reason for our existence and the reason for our end more the deluges and the floods rather than the end of the world similar to the beginning of time and the beginning of the world where there was not any water on the planet. With the reversal of time the beginning of the world as we know it with plants and animals, trees and human beings is not how it will end for us probably all we will know. The end of the world will be so horrific similar to a nuclear explosion taking place, it will not be something no one will ever care to remember just not known, the whole of humanity will disappear. Energy is atomic and so is water created from atomic energy. At the end of the world energy and matter will start to disintegrate so, our bodies will start to fall apart. There will not be any water at the beginning and the end of the planet. We may have disappeared because of the flood and waters filling the Earth only to reappear again or sometime afterwards. For some reason I feel there will be a lapse a non-time or end time as some describe it where human beings will not exist and then exist again. The gap in time is probably easily explained in a physics science room but as almost unknown or unexplainable as the extinction of dinosaurs not that I feel they will reappear again. Are we just talking about God or water? The reversal of time is immortal and we are almost talking about a god and immortality. Water is our God. 












The spirit drifts on. As the water gods surface we see the rivers swell and the seas grow warmer, rise but only in anticipation of an ice age. The poles will melt but when they freeze we may no longer exist. We have not survived ice ages before. Atomic energy is a tricky thing to get your head around but almost works in reverse of how you could imagine it to. We are the mortal example of atomic energy and expand only to subtract. Some would disagree that the world needed to blow up as a result of the big bang and this created the Universe. Everything we do know and see about planets, the moon and the Sun does not make a bit of sense if you think about it logically. We see the moon. The light of the moon, seasonally, seems to appear as a reflection of the daylight on the other side of the planet but in itself seems like a reflection of the Earth. Are we seeing ourselves? The line up of the planets recently was for the reversal of time and has not happened in the history of the planet before but will happen once again. When we see the planets again not in anything of a similar line up but almost as we know them in the sky as they are this will be soon after caveman was on the Earth. The time and some three hundred years of man as we know in history will be the end of time. We would be asking ourselves have we progressed at all from the first known man on the Earth, nothing happens in that sort of progression in atomic theory. Water is the key as this will be like a star map for knowing and when we see a certain star we will know in our hearts the purpose of God. Water is the purpose of God.










By Nicole Page-Smith















Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi, detail of the left hand and transparent orb, c. 1500, Private Collection











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Friday, June 22, 2018

The Trinity is our water


The Trinity is our water





You could imagine it may rain at the end of the Earth but my feeling would be at the end of the world the Earth is going to be parched and hot and dry like a desert, there will not be any water. Perhaps with atomic energy there is a point of an explosion like an atomic bomb but matter keeps expanding. We are models for the Universe and our body expands from a single cell only to grow into our current human form. Cells in humans are programmed to die or age and do die away and our renewal can be to reproduce or have children. We are mortal only to die and the Universe is the same, nothing wants to live forever. However, God is immortal and does have "an infinity". Time and matter change in form as we change in spirit and go to the angels at death. God did try and explain love in our hearts by giving us a heart to feel with and we are made up of fifty to sixty percent water to flow life around in our veins. The spirit has a life. Drawing a cartoon for a painting is an expression of the spirit to take you to God.














What we see with Leonardo is a reflection in the mirror and why he could understand a reflection. Most are paintings and drawings of himself as religious or society figures, paintings commissioned by patrons of a certain class. The image in the mirror would look as familiar as our reflection but not what people see when they look at you, they almost see you backwards and not a reflection as with on a water plain. Maybe Leonardo even looked at his reflection in water instead of a mirror to sometimes distort his reflection. If you look at your reflection in salt water or the sea, you will not see a reflection, only the sky. We have to remember the properties, of water are predominately not known to "man" as they would have come from the heavens somewhere or God. The chemical elements of water are probably not a known mix, nothing we could mix in a physics class and do come from the heavens or the sky. Clouds filled with rain are waters evaporated from Earth and all the waters of Earth, including perspiration and water from plants or trees. We know God creates oxygen by photosynthesizing plants. I can imagine no one knows where water comes from and it would be as simple as all God's information or from the heavens somewhere.  Perhaps we do not want to know. The angels cry for us daily that we do not believe in Christ or our own reflection.












Our image is ugly to God if we do not believe in the water.  Water holds the fire and expands. We wonder if water is atomic and may be the key to our existence. We are probably too late to preserve the waters of the Earth. As time goes in the reversal of itself we look back at the beginning of time. The expansion of matter is the answer to our existence and the beginning and the end of the world happened in only a few hundred years from one another. Time reverses more than once. Water will come in floods and deluges and will fill all the rivers. But because of the reversal of time the whole history of the Earth and millions of years of the Earth will be reduced and one wonders if this is something to do with matter and how it reacts in water.












Characteristics of matter are known in the body as its mortal being. The body is half water. Programmed to age, the body is mortal and a similar reversal to time occurs in aging. Water flows with the spirit. The dove with the spirit takes us to God and several religions do communicate the connection with nature and the spirit. The spirit can have wings like an angel. It is as though we are to believe with the contemplation of Mary, the Virgin is somehow to divide our spirit and make it keep on dividing in a Christian way to become matter. The Trinity is our water.













Nicole Page-Smith











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Friday, June 15, 2018

Peals of thunder, lightening and rain


Peals of thunder, lightening and rain





Water is our philosophy. We are of the sea. We are of the rivers and all the streams. We are deities, nymphs and goddesses of the sea. We arrived on a clamshell like Venus from the sea and the wind blew her in under a moonlit night. Water is the deluge and we are the flood, waters. Deities of the sea took her, Venus, to the waters edge. Under a moonlit night you will see Venus, the planet as a star, close to the moon. Floods will occur as a result of the weather patters in the clouds and the sky and planetary information in the cosmos does govern our weather. The cosmos shines down on us as the stars do at night and the star maps nominating the heavens. Our ancestral heritage, angels and beings in the sky have lions and tigers as zodiac star patterns where other nations and religions have their own animals, gods and deities. The other planets appear to nominate our water. The organic quality of water or physical and chemical elements continue expanding, the waters of the sea rise only to retreat again. "Did Mars or the moon have water?" Do scientists of today ask. Water, may have simply been donated, by the gods. And will it rain, today? You will have to ask a god!












Water flows like the sea and we float along, drifting. The tides are the ocean. With the cosmological understanding of water, an element, we are then taken into the grotto of the cave. In Leonardo's The Virgin of the Rocks, 1483-1484, the grotto is reminiscent and significant of the birth of Jesus with the philosophy of the cave. A cave is a place of shelter and we are taken to nature as with God. The lake is a symbol of water. The Virgin, Christ and St. John along with the angel feel somehow with more ancient philosophy. When the story of the bible was written, the figures or the bible were associated with other gods of Ancient Greece and Rome, Hellenistic gods in a classical revival. The cave has very deep associations with the gods, the birds and the bees of philosophy. The grotto is more a place at the end of the garden especially in Renaissance gardens in Italy, a decorative place with a water fountain and sometimes reminiscent of a place by the sea covered in seashells. The grotto would represent the Mother.












Perhaps Mother Earth and Mother Nature are difficult to express in a scientific way. Proportions are subject to emotions so, back in the Humanist times of the Renaissance both Italian and Northern, perspective would have been hard to describe. With both the German artist Albrecht Durer and (Italian artist) Leonardo were trying to scientifically prove perspective. Leonardo was a genius and realized the scientific explantation of proportion was a difficult one to push or prove. Natural expression was what both Durer and Leonardo used. The humanist time in Europe was like a fashion of the Renaissance and almost would have been something the upper classes would have cared for in their lounge room, fashionable paintings on the wall. Leonardo's expression was controversial in its day. We know of Leonardo's Mona Lisa (La Gioconda), 1503-6, held in the Louvre museum (Paris) but other less famous paintings explored a similar form of expression, the natural expression of the face. Leonardo is more famous for his sfumato technique or the "smokey" haze in the background of his paintings and apparently achieved through a large amount of experimentation and drawing. The natural effect of the face is almost akin to old movie star photographs from the 1940's where they would use Vaseline (petroleum jelly) on the camera to cause a similar haze around the figure or "soft focus". Leonardo's The Virgin and Saint Anne, 1501-10 (Louvre Museum, Paris) does use such an effect and we are reminded of the humidity of Italy in Florence during the Spring, season. Landscape, water and clouds take us to God. The intellectual climate of the day referred back to early philosophers.












We float on the water's surface like Hellenistic gods of the sea. The cave, a symbol for the Universe almost takes us back to caveman days and then beyond to God and mythology. The sea has similar ramifications with local seaweed gods local to New Zealand. Cosmology is of the Universe and they float off with the birds. In Ancient Greek times water nymphs were of the cave and a cave can be representative of a woman. A home similar to a protective place like a womb for a baby is traditionally the place where a family could shelter and be nourished and you feel cavemen would have gathered food outside the cave. Evidence of cave painting, suggest the cave was often a place for shelter. Gods of the sea, nymphs and deities are given a cosmological reference such as Nereids are named after a moon of the planet Neptune. The sea itself feels like a Universe and waters follow its star path out through the cosmos and as water evaporates, it rains. Clouds become thundery and heavy and we are taken again back to ancient Greece and Rome. The god Zeus, a god of the heavens, sends down peals of thunder, lightning and rain.














Nicole Page-Smith











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Friday, June 8, 2018

End time and God


End time and God





Leonardo's drawings of water and preparation drawings for paintings refer to natural subjects, the flow of water and chubby children as the Christ child cuddling cats or with the Virgin Mary. There are thousands of hours of drawings of anatomy, plants, animals, inventions and note taking to inform his painting and to make for a richer experience. Florence was a place for the intellect to flourish in Renaissance Italy. Water feels synonymous with the river Arno flowing at full speed and water gods seem to frequent us with gods of storms or the sea. We pay tribute to God with a blessing of Christ in the water and a blessing of Saint John. The watery association of gods is blessed by most religions as though we ourselves crawled out of the sea. Venus is yet again amongst us. The planets are as ancient as the ancient Greek and Roman gods in association with them. And how old is God and the universe? We are as though with the spirit of God and the dove.












At the end of time and the beginning of the Universe, the Earth blew up. My mind is continually taken back to the beginning of time as though in reverse of time itself. However, strange an understanding we only exist because we are no longer in existence. The big bang of the Universe has already happened and this is what we are in anticipation of, the end of the world. The beginning of the Universe, the beginning of time and the world as we know it did happen as a result of the end of the world and we would like to believe there is some sort of cycle of renewal but this is not my belief. Maybe it is just a matter of physics but light travels faster than sound, so we have not heard it yet (the big bang)! You can imagine when the Earth blows up we will not live to tell the tale. If water on Earth is a result of meteorites hitting the Earth you could imagine we are destined on some kind of pathway or know very little of what is in store for our future but somehow it seems inbuilt. God gave us ourselves as an example of the Universe.













Water is the philosophical fire. As the meteorites hit Earth and seem to bombard us organically we turn to water. Water covered the Earth and created all the rivers and the sea. The deluge and the flood are biblical tales and we ride the ark with pairs of animals, in twos. Doves fly out to tell God about the world in a flood and as if God sent the waters as the Earth and the animals, we find the plants tell us of their thirst. Everything biblical and religious seems to have a watery tale; New Zealand's gods are predominately of the sea as with Hindu gods of cosmological rivers and oceans. The Christian God has a symbol of a fish along with Jesus walking on water. Greek and Roman water gods have their watery companions, nymphs and deities. We are blessed by water like Jesus was blessed by St. John and our feathery companion, the dove, of our Spirit takes us to God.













Water and God are of the sea and crawled out with our selves millions of years ago. When the oceans were formed along with the rivers the streams and the sea we were an organic substance. Gravity is our key. Earths organic population of plants and animals are only formed in accordance with the pressures of gravity and why they look the odd shapes they do. Humans came later. Evolving out of other species of organism anything from single cell to dinosaurs could have been the result our being. We are held together and could fall apart with a number of structural changes in the environment both manmade and of God, occurring naturally. At the end of the world our limbs will tend to drift off our bodies as space-time is in reverse you would imagine organisms could have formed by elements of nature joining together as they tell you the Universe is constructed or we are made to believe the Universe constructed itself automatically and is still expanding or growing this will reverse two or three times. The Big Bang did cause the Universe to explode like an atomic bomb that is still what is happening but it will disappear or space will be reduced to the void. Space we do know has zero gravity but this we know as an end time and God.













Nicole Page-Smith











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Friday, June 1, 2018

Water is the philosophical fire


Water is the philosophical fire





This Trinity. We think of God. When you think of the trinity, you think of God as the one. One thought and three ideas. The bird, the dove and the spirit beat our breast. I am reminded here of Andrea del Castagno's Apparition of the Trinity to Saints Jerome, Paula and Eustochium, 1454, (detached fresco; Florence, Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata) a painting viewed in an exhibition in the Louvre in Paris. The apparition of a flying crucifix carried by God with the dove above Jesus head, flying over St. Jerome, in an enormous painting, played tricks with perspective. You felt you could almost walk through the painting and approach the subject, although so arrested.








Water has a similar resonance with a blessing service. My mind travels upstairs in the Louvre to the painting department and to the Renaissance humanist artist Leonardo da Vinci and his The Virgin of the Rocks, 1483-1484. The scene of the painting is a grotto cave where the Virgin sits surrounded by a baby Jesus and St. John with an angel, in the background is a lake. Leonardo was obsessed with water and the natural landscape scene was derived from several drawings and notes along with a formal training in Florence, Italy, in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio. Along with the natural world of gently flowing streams and rivers, Leonardo was also haunted by visions of deluges and floods destroying the Earth. A painting worked on together by Leonardo and Verrocchio called The Baptism of Christ, 1470-80 (Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence) with beautiful renditions of water, has a dove with the hands of God fly over Christ with St. John blessing Christ with water.









We are taken back to the natural elements of nature including water in Hellenistic philosophy and the classical revival in Florence during the Renaissance. Early literature and philosophy written around the time of the story of the bible or some fifteen hundred years before the Renaissance theory spoke of nature equalling the stars. The reference to nature, water and natural elements equalled a similar pre Christian understanding of God. Early Christian mosaics glimmer near the sea in churches in Venice or Ravenna in Italy. Orthodox Christian religions represent the heavens using the stars and later contested scientific information by further star gazing through telescopes, poetry and theory. A star map viewed on the ground by artists, poets and writers had artisans reflect God. Hellenistic sculpture speaks of an angel and when we think of early Greek sculpture we are taken on a journey out to sea.








We ride on a centaur with cupid whispering in our ear or speak of the mythology of Roman and Greek literature. Venus is our god. We reflect on the stars. Water apparently entered our planet via meteorites and a meteorite shower created the seas and the oceans, heating up the earth only to cool it with water. Human beings appear to have been created in God's divine garden in a similar way and plants exist on other planets. One wonders how we would know if life form existed on other planets other than by asking God, although we may not be intelligent enough to understand, given the distance. You feel that most of the Solar System does not exist. We are as though in suspended time and the stars and the planets created in the big bang of the universe when the Earth exploded appear to be what we see out there as stars and planets, fragments of Earth. Water is the deluge not the flood. Hellenistic gods refer to the seasons.









Nicole Page-Smith











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