- Thanks for the link Tarjei. I never liked seeing Magdalene nude for
some reason even less so now. It feels blasphemous to me in a way.
Maybe because they gave her this unwarranted reputation that I am
thrown back in shock to see her portrayed so tarnished in her flesh.
The skull I think speaks to her initiation by Christ. And the books
harken back to the Sybils who are always reading and are quite huge
as is usually Magdalene. I think I need to read up on these sybils to
see why they were so maligned. I have heard on list because of
certain strange prophesies and such but I seem to want to know more
of them. They are quite striking and seem very dedicated to their
task of learning as they seem to be portrayed with books mostly. As
well they have a masculine/feminine look about them. I love the way
Michel has painted them.
I find the interpretations of the artists paintings to be revolting.
Why is it that when She has one hand pointed up and the other down it
recalls indecisivness of which way she wishes to be loyal to while
men who do this are considered enlightened. What about all those Near
East paintings with the male god sitting on a lotus (creative
feminine) with one hand pointing up and the other pointing down to
earth. Do they not know of these? St. Francis is not even noted as
such and we are looking at the same artist who painted both pictures
of a similar nature. Agh!
Happy New Year to you and yours,
- holderlin wrote:
"Bogart did so well as Caine in the "Caine Mutiny" using the nervous
twitch of Caine, rolling steel marbles, or steelies in his hand, to
compensate for his war shattered pathology. But Caine had a war
shattered pathology. Bush has nothing but a limp, protected,
sheltered, hand picked, Lodge Podge stooge psychology and the
ultimate insult is that he was designed for the U.S. and us. Bush
was groomed as governor Cyanide, as addictive drunk, as failed
twelve step flunkie, as I luv dashboard Jesus cause he saved me...
and that is the nature of the hairbrained half of the country that
do not have the limberness of mind left in them to retain a scrap of
What is left is stubborn, rigid, goose stepping, stiff armed denials
and a Charleton Heston angry delerious cry, "from my cold dead
hands" will they give up the GOP or the Power of Avarice no matter
what truth stares them in the face. And for Anthro students, you
would do well to study that face of GWB during the debates. You
would have done well to study Zell Miller giving his speech at the
RNC. You would do well to digest in your soul life what pathology
looks like and if you need some help go back to Bogart in "The Caine
"Bush's conduct was reminiscent of that of Captain Queeg, the
mentally ill captain portrayed by Humphrey Bogart in "The Caine
Mutiny" who could conceal his disorder unless rattled enough.
In the film, Queeg orders his officers to steer the ship on a course
that will cause the ship to flounder in a typhoon, in the South
Pacific during World War II. He abruptly freezes in fear and his
executive officer seizes control of the ship and saves everyone's
The exec and a second officer involved in the mutiny go on trial and
their attorney, portrayed by Jose Ferrer, challenges Queeg on his
accusations of officer disloyalty until Queeg erupts into a paranoid
rant witnessed by the courtmartial judges.
Bush on Thursday stopped short of a paranoid rant, but he sure
bordered on it. He kept repeating himself, got annoyed whenever an
indefensible question was directed to him and continued to complain
about his administration's policies being "hard work."