Quando in un bosco ne percepisci la bellezza e diventi tutt'uno con il bosco, allora, intuitivamente, sei in armonia e in pace con le Dee e con gli Dei. Essi sono parte della nostra vera natura, la nostra Natura Profonda, e quando siamo separati dalla nostra vera natura, viviamo nella paura. Percepire questa normalità vuol dire dare un senso reale al vivere che è insito in tutte le cose.

Intraprendere la Via Romana al Divino significa iniziare un percorso di risveglio: praticando l'attenzione e la consapevolezza continua ci incamminiamo lungo una strada sapendo che ciò che conta è il cammino per sè più che la destinazione.

When you, entering a forest, perceive the beauty of the forest and you feel to be in a complete harmony with it, then, intuitively, you are in peace with the Deities. They are an essential part of our real nature, our Deep Nature, and when we are separated by our real nature we live in the fear. Perceiving such normality means giving a real sense to our lives.

Undertaking the Roman Via to the Deities implies a path to awakening: with the practice of continuing consciousness and awareness we undertake our walking knowing that taking the path is more important than the destination itself

mercoledì 27 gennaio 2016

Stupidity and Ignorance

Stupidity and ignorance always are bound together. When one does not understand the value and the meaning of the reality, surely he/she will make very stupid actions.

Hiding a statue just because it may offend the decency of someone is a stupid decision driven by ignorance.  The recent case of the cover over the Capitoline Venus, a solution precisely adopted to defend the decency of a foreign guest officially visiting Rome, offers a clear example of the micidial mix between stupidity and ignorance.

First of all, ignorance has convinced someone that a masterpiece may be considered as a pornographic image. The statue of Venus is therfore "pornography", a pornography which can be accepted in certain circumstances but not in others. Who took this decision has not seen then the masterpeice per se, but only an obscene work.

But things are even worse. As I wrote in a specific post , the nudity of Venus (because this is what we are talking about) has nothing to do with obscenity or sexuality in a profane sense. Those who have minimal knowledge of the Traditional Roman Spirituality, clearly know the complex symbolism that is described by the nudity of Venus. Again ignorance played a bad joke thus driving someone to take a stupid decision.

Of course I do not pretend that certain things are well known to all. The awareness of the value and meaning of art, this is what one should at least expect.

Many are therefore rather offended and outraged for this.  
I would just say that only one person should fell really offended for this foolish decision, that is the foreign guest who has been considered like a fool ignorant unable to recognize and evaluate, in a serene and mature way, the meaning of a work of art. Moreover this man could have maybe some knowledge about ancient symbology... 

As a cultor, I'm rather satisfied of this farce because I can note that the Traditional Ancient Spirituality, through its expressions, is still a very powerful force, still capable to seriously generate worries and concerns in the minds of the "monotheists", who, in occasions like this , prove again and again their ignorance, stupidity and structural inclination to profanity and the cultural and psychological immaturity.

A statue of a great Goddess, as Venus, is still capable of disturbing: in this lies her power. Her presence still worries, likewise centuries ago when zealous Christians run everywhere to destroy temples and statues (by the way like in Palmyra today).

Any further comment is superfluous.

3 commenti:

M. Sentia Figula ha detto...

I think almost everyone is agreed that what happened was a folly and a grave (own goal) insult to Western civilisation, but the irony is that it happened in Rome, from where the very popular saying "when in Rome, do as the Romans do" comes from! I am glad you wrote this post and I agree that there is at least some pleasure to be taken from the implicit acknowledgement of the power of these statues.

Carmelo Cannarella ha detto...

Thank you for your comment. I'm still convinced that this farce just confirms again the intrinsic weakness of monotheism, in a very broad sense, when compared to every expression of polytheism.

M. Sentia Figula ha detto...

I agree!