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    • Heather Alani

    • May 14, 2014 in Columnists

    The true Feminine Divine

    Our Lady of Guadalupe - redo (3)Our Lady of Guadalupe - redo (3)Our Lady of Guadalupe - redo (1)On rare occasions, I come across an artist who sparks a magnetic, mystic curiosity within my soul. My first-sight impression reminded me of the early paintings of “El Greco,” known for the intense spirituality of his own famous pieces of art.  The moment I laid eyes on “Our Lady of Guadalupe,” I knew this painting contained immeasurable amounts of soul information.

    I felt instantly the allure of its ancient history, multidimensional quality and varieties of ancient symbols.  So I did a bit of necessary digging and what I discovered was incredibly share-worthy.

    There behind the spectacular image of the feminine divine was nothing less than a mystical artist, David Von Braun, whose own spiritual awakening divinely led him down a path to creating works of “healing” art. David is well known for painting with astonishing colored details of vivid imagination, reliving through his brush the ancient stories and relics of his own previous lives. As a young child, he was given access to an incredible, divine recollection  of his past lives.

    This sought-after information about the origins of the “Feminine Divine” opened my eyes to early “Goddess Isis” roots.  Paris was the center of one of the largest centers for Isis in the ancient world.  Notre Dame Cathedral is built on the ruins of a large temple to Goddess Isis.  One of the many names for Isis (The Goddess of 1,000 Names) was “Queen of Heaven.”  Another name was “Our Lady.”  As Christianity began to take form, the Goddess in her feminine form was disguised within the male form and referred to as “God.”  Her cherished image was adopted as” the beloved Virgin Mary.”  The “Feminine Divine” was now honored as “the mother of the son of God.”

    Originally,  her brilliant blue star-speckled cloak was a symbol of the mysterious star patterns that had appeared upon the cloak of “Juan Diego.”  Beneath her delicate, flowing gown, she is supported only by a luminous crescent moon, which is one of the oldest depictions of Isis.  The delicate crescent moon simply symbolized “feminine.”  It has no light-shedding capability of its own; it is merely reflected by the radiance of the sun above her.  The solar disc with doves dancing like a halo to the “Feminine Divine” remains an ancient symbol of peace for the goddess Isis.  It is not the first relic of ancient history that gave me knowledge of early Aztec beginnings. However, this was my first encounter with the historical beginnings of an image familiar to most as “Our Lady.”

    As I indulged myself further in his collection of works, I saw that each contained hidden spiritual messages that were merely awaiting true divination.  Within the mesmerizing beauty of each of David Von Braun’s paintings is an ancient lesson waiting to be revealed to each one blessed with eyes to see.  Ancient symbols from numerology to Feng Shui emerge from within the tones and undertones of each “healing” component throughout his otherworldly collections.

    It has been profoundly enriching to have discovered not only artwork that speaks of eons of Aztec history, but also the wonderment of a captivating spiritual artist whose journey has begun to unfold. Our Lady of Guadalupe - redo (3)



    • Yes, I can definitely picture you in that outfit. Heather Alani, it does have the ring of a Goddess. I was raised by women wearing outfits very similar to this one so perhaps it means something different to me. As a matter of fact, I don’t know what it means to me, other than, nothing. Very nice article though.

        • Heather Alani

        • May 14, 2014 at 9:14 am
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        Thank you Donald. Your visual of me the feminine divine’s outfit is quite flattering! One in a million you are Mr. Sanders!

    • Check out Alex Grey your niece has met him a bunch of times. She has gone to his home. Danced, prayed. Beautiful moving works he does.

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