Color, pattern, line and form: the elements all artists have worked with to create their masterpieces from the earliest carvings at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, perhaps 12,000 years ago, right up to the most contemporary art works posted to the Web.
Here is a quotation from one of the oldest texts known to our current civilization. The Hermetica comes to us from Egypt in at least 3000BC, perhaps earlier. It is attributed to Thoth, one of the elders who instructed the Pharaohs. Its long history sees its translation into Greek, which made it accessible to the Medicis of Italy, where its translation into Latin sparked the Renaissance.
This translation is by the great Gnostic historians and philosophers Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy, for your enjoyment:
Look with your mind, however, and he will appear to you, manifesting himself without reservation throughout the whole universe, so that you may see his image with your eyes and hold it with your two hands.
He created all things so that through them you could see him. This is Atum’s Great Heart- that he manifests himself in everything.
Since he is always creating, he can always be seen, so we should think and marvel, and realize that we are blessed with Knowledge of our Father.
All photos by Woodland Gnome, 2013
- The Being of Atum (shunyatadharma.wordpress.com)
- Gobekli Tepe – Oldest Temple and Labyrinth of the Stars (zen-haven.com)