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Holy Spirit Mandorla, Sacred Geometry, Wood Engraving

Holy Spirit Mandorla, Sacred Geometry, Wood Engraving

The shimmering Tiffany Dove Window is also referred to as the Holy Spirit Window designed by the famous stained glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. In the mid-1890s, The window was made and installed in the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, Illinois, with whose congregation Abraham Lincoln worshipped for many years.

Holy Spirit Mandala

The shimmering Tiffany Dove Window is also referred to as the Holy Spirit Window designed by the famous stained glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. In the mid-1890s, The window was made and installed in the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, Illinois, with whose congregation Abraham Lincoln worshipped for many years.

THE MANLY PALMER HALL COLLECTION OF ALCHEMICAL MANUSCRIPTS, 1500-1825 Box 17 "Cabala" ca. 1700

THE MANLY PALMER HALL COLLECTION OF ALCHEMICAL MANUSCRIPTS, 1500-1825 Box 17 "Cabala" ca. 1700

"Christ in Majesty" w/in mandorla = vesica piscis shaped aureola. "Mandorla" = almond nut in Italian. In Eastern Orthodox icons the mandorla is used to depict sacred moments which transcend time/space (Resurrection, Transfiguration & Dormition of Theotokos). mandorla are painted in several concentric patterns of color which grow darker closer to the center, in keeping with Apophatic theology: As holiness increases, there is no way to depict its brightness, except by darkness

"Christ in Majesty" w/in mandorla = vesica piscis shaped aureola. "Mandorla" = almond nut in Italian. In Eastern Orthodox icons the mandorla is used to depict sacred moments which transcend time/space (Resurrection, Transfiguration & Dormition of Theotokos). mandorla are painted in several concentric patterns of color which grow darker closer to the center, in keeping with Apophatic theology: As holiness increases, there is no way to depict its brightness, except by darkness

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