Happy Solstice!! I'm pleased to announce the release of our first official print of the year, "ANANDA, as in 'Sat-Chit-Ananda,' which is a Sanskrit term that describes the nature of reality as it is conceptualized in Hindu and yogic philosophy. Some consider Sat-Chit-Ananda to be the same as God or Brahman (Absolute Reality). Others use it as a term to describe the experience of realizing the unity and wholeness of all existence. A common translation of Sat-Chit-Ananda is "Truth-Consciousness-Bliss." It is said that Sat-Chitlins-Ananda is the source of all consciousness and all perfection. To experience Sat-Chit-Ananda is to achieve the ultimate goal of the spiritual journey in Hinduism or yoga.
The Hebrew word for the white stork is chasidah (חסידה), meaning "merciful" or "kind". Followers of Islam revered storks because they made an annual pilgrimage to Mecca on their migration. In Ancient Egypt, it was associated with, and was the hieroglyph for the Ba, or "soul". @powwowworldwide
The Hamsa, also known as the Khamsa, the Hand of God, the Hand of Fatima and the Hand of Miriam, is an ancient and universal symbol found throughout the Middle East and northern Africa, particularly within the Islamic and Jewish traditions.The Hamsa (Khamsa) is believed by Jews, Muslims and other faiths to be a sign of protection that brings blessings, power and strength and is seen as a potent defense against the evil eye. Five (hamesh in Hebrew) represents the five books of the Torah for Jews and symbolizes the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, "Heh", which represents one of God's holy names. For Sunnis it symbolizes the Five Pillars of Islam and for Shi'ites it represents the Five People of the Cloak. Because Hamsa hand symbology is believed to predate most modern religions, those who actively support a peaceful resolution to the ongoing Israeli conflict believe that wearing the hamsa hand highlights not only the similarities of Judaism and Islam, but also the similarities of the origins of the religions. Many Jews and Muslims wear the Hamsa as a gesture for hope, peace, and prosperity in Israel and other areas of the Middle East. @powwowworldwide
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with my pals @james_bullough and Tom for @vantagepointradio / If you ever had a question about paint, tattoos, etc... Check out the full interview at vantagepointradio.com 🙏🏼
Honored to be included in "THE ART OF WRITING YOUR NAME," alongside @chaz_bojorquez @usugrow @saberawr @nielsshoemeulman @faustnewyork @latlas_art and many more! / Many Thanks to @c100studio & @stylefighting / Available At www.stylefile.com
"It seems no work of Man's creative hand,
by labour wrought as wavering fancy planned; But from the rock as if by magic grown, eternal, silent, beautiful, alone!...
But rose-red as if the blush of dawn,
that first beheld them were not yet withdrawn; The hues of youth upon a brow of woe, which Man deemed old two thousand years ago, match me such marvel save in Eastern clime, a rose-red city half as old as time." - John William Burgon