The Truth of the Way Down
In 2005, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci was discovered, of all places in Louisiana.( That it was found in Louisiana may be related to the fact that it was painted for King Louis XII of France.)
In my book, Love and the Soul: Creating a Future for Earth, I mentioned the inner significance of the explosion of the atomic bomb, a Plutonium explosion occurring at 5:29:45 A. M., July, 1945, at the Alamogordo Bombing range, a volcano, in the region named Jornata del Muerto, which means “On Dead Man’s Route”. The first lines of a song titled Jornata del Muerto are: “Lift Me Up, Let Me Go.”
I read/understood that event as the end of the wholeness of Earth united with the human-divine worlds. That moment declared humanity as separated from the spiritual worlds – oh, and we declared also that earth is ours for the taking. We are now completely on our own. We have seen that imagination unfolding since and now culminating. It was also the moment of the arising of Pluto (plutonium) from the Underworld. We are now surely in the Underworld.
Then, the moment of the 9/11 explosion in Manhattan ("Manahata", from the Iroquois, meaning “the place where we all became intoxicated”), another surfacing of the Underworld, of other beings of the Underworld, having to do with pure greed, intoxication with greed and violence for the sake of violence. We are now even deeper in the Underworld. The problem is we are not conscious of where we are nor where we are going – it’s all happening blindly, without imagination, and we cannot see the journey as sacred and do not know how to make the journey an inward journey, and thus it becomes literalized in outward events.
The painting -- The very extraordinary painting by Leonardo, shows the way of self-awakening in combination with Spiritual-Earth awakening. Salvator Mundi, the Savior of the World, was painted in 1500; it disappeared in the 17th century until it was found and restored from 2005-2008 and exhibited for the first time on November 11, 2011, barely three months after 9/11. It sold for $450 million dollars, purchased by Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, to be placed in the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Thus far, it has not been displayed. (Play with the imagination revealed here.)
The Way is Now Down
There is now a way down to the Divine Soul, imagined as at the center of the earth rather than in the heavens. The true secret of this painting, at least from the imagining of an integral spiritual psychology (No art critic or expert has seen the paining in this way.), is found with the clear crystal orb Christ holds in his left hand. The orb is a mysterious alteration of the more usual form of an orb surmounted by a cross. The orb is understood as the Earth. But, this orb is transparent. Get that one – this orb is transparent, that is to say invisible -- the invisible Earth, the Spiritual-Earth.
Look at the picture of a crystal orb below. In an orb, the heavens and the Earth are reversed; the heavens are down and Earth is up. The way down is the way up! And the way up Is the way down! That is, Salvador Mundi is saying, the way is now down -- to the Divine Soul. Because of depth psychology, we do not consider ‘down’ as the way to the Divine Soul, but rather to the so-called unconscious. The error of depth psychology has obscured coming into the presence of the Divine Soul. How to begin the journey? The way of receptivity, the Feminine way. Next post.