Thursday, August 19, 2010

Paper Scupture

Can you tell that all these stunning art pieces are made of paper ? They look more like crafted from marble or some kind of foam, something other than 'just' paper. They are created by Los Angeles-born artist Jeff Nishinaka. The clever play of light and shadow definitely make his works even more appealing.

I love the series of paper sculpture set for the Barbie Fashion Model Collection by fashion designer Robert Best. Gorgeous !!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Lost Symbol

I've finally finished reading Dan Brown's latest Robert Langdon story 'The Lost Symbol'. Thrilling and entertaining. Very much like his previous books ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Angels and Demons’, it too points out that Christianity is not as most people view it.

Putting asides all the breathless chases and fascinating codes deciphering, the idea of the book is that men ourselves are divine, we simply no longer possess the knowledge of this. Through cleansing ourselves of certain things, we could once again remember this. Rather than think of our lives as ‘Waiting for God’, think of it as God waiting for us to reach enlightenment. "Know ye not that ye are gods?"

Some passages from the book :

The Buddha said, "You are God yourself."

Jesus taught that "the kingdom of God is within you."

The first antipope - Hippolytus of Rome - quoted, "Abandon the search of God.....instead, take yourself as the starting place."

'We are creators, and yet we naively play the role of "the created." We see ourselves as helpless sheep buffeted around by the God who made us. We kneel like frightened children, begging for help, for forgiveness, for good luck. But once we realize that we are truly created in the Creator's image, we will start to understand that we, too, must be Creators. When we understand the fact, the doors will burst wide open for human potential.'

“Knowledge is a tool, and like all tools, its impact is in the hands of the user.” ~ Trish Dunne

“To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wondering about in a great library without touching the books.” ~The Secret Teachings of all Ages

“From the crusades to the inquisition to American politics, the name Jesus has been hijacked as an ally in all sorts of power struggles. Since the beginning of time, the ignorant had always screamed the loudest, herding the unsuspecting masses and forcing them to do their bidding. They defended their worldly desires by citing scripture they did not understand. They celebrated their intolerance as proof of their convictions.” ~ Father Dean Galloway

“If the infinite had not desired man to be wise, he would not have bestowed upon him the faculty of knowing.” ~ philosopher Manly P. Hall

"If thoughts affect the world, then we must be careful how we think. Destructive thoughts have influence, too, and we all know it's far easier to destroy than it is to create."

"Nothing is hidden that will not be made known; nothing is secret that will not come to light."

"We all had the Creator. We used different names, different faces, and different prayers, but God was the universal constant of man. God was the symbol we all shared ..... the symbol of all the mysteries of life that we could not understand. The ancients had praised God as a symbol of our limitless human potential, but the ancient symbol had been lost over time. Until now."