The Secret of the Crucifix

What does the image of the wounded Christ hanging from a cross mean to you?
To some it symbolizes the greatest sacrifice. Laying down your life for what you believe. It does. And the churches regularly remind us to focus on this.

Dali's Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) brought into the 3rd dimension by Rev Arthur Slade

Dali’s Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) brought into the 3rd dimension by Rev Arthur Slade

There is another perspective that you may not have considered and I think it may explain a few things that don’t add up about Christianity and it’s followers. Having grown up in the Catholic religion the imagery never really sunk in for me until recently. I thought nothing of it because it was an image that was always around. Perhaps you are desensitized to it also.

Imagine that one day visitors from another world appear before you. They are strangers. They look different to anyone you have ever seen. They want to communicate with you. And they are holding up models and banners depicting a dead human hanging from his hands.
How do you feel about this? I would feel intimidated. Imagine how the indigenous peoples of the world would have felt seeing Christian colonizers arriving with this imagery. These strange men covering their bodies with material, their hair cut short, their faces hairless and carrying a image of a naked, long-haired, bearded man nailed to a cross.

First landing of Columbus on the shores of the New World at San Salvador, WI, Oct 12th 1492 rendered 3D by Rev A Slade

First landing of Columbus on the shores of the New World at San Salvador, WI, Oct 12th 1492   brought into the 3rd dimension by Rev Arthur Slade

This gives us an insight into the true function of the image. It is a tool of intimidation. It is a example of what the Powers That Be will do to rebels. This will happen to you if you defy them. If you do not submit to their authority they will publicly humiliate, torture and kill you. It’s an amazing phenomenon. You end up with a church full of people focusing on one man that they will never be like. From an outward appearance to inner attitudes and actions. The human mind is naturally repelled by this image to not do anything that the man represents because of one simple fact. The man is dead and our natural instinct is to survive.

We can agree with the teachings all we want but that image, and the association we have of the stories of Jesus, go against our physical reaction to avoid it because it leads to death. If the time came to choose we would abandon the teachings of Jesus to avoid death.

That is why the people in the congregations will live their lives avoiding standing out from the crowd, they will never stand up to the bullying establishment and they will always do exactly what they are told by them.

Because of the image of the dead man as an example of what happens to rebels.

The use of death to control others is the m’dyk (magic) known as Necromancy.

Now that you know what it is you are released from its control. You will recognize it and be disgusted and pity those who are still in the trap.

Peace and Joy to you.

Dali 3D

Dali 3D and 4D exhibition at the Church of the Fourth Dimension (Pueleaz Mau).

Here are some of the 3D anaglyph works discussed at todays Equinox Celebration.

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Happy Equinox

This Sunday we will be meditating on the works of Dali and their place in the Fourth Dimension.

His melting watches is perhaps his most recognized motif. The Persistence of Memory of 1931 was revisited in 1954 with The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory.


Dali ~ Persistence of Memory and it’s Disintegration
4Ded by Rev A Slade 2012 September Equinox

Every day is a celebration of time and an Equinox is more so. Today the day is the same length as the night in the North and the South. Here in Pueleaz Mau it is Spring so for the next 3 months the time of sunlight is getting longer each day and the darkness shorter. It is important to mark these events with a Ceremony or Ritual so we create a map of time in our minds. This is observing the fourth dimension.

The Persistence of Memory is a depiction of this in action. Events or symbols of things stick in our memory most of them seem random. When we mark these occasions with Ritual and map our memory then we are writing our story.

The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory is the antithesis of the first painting. It tells the story of when these memories fade and reminds us of the importance of Ritual to keep refreshing the points of reference on our time map.

The Spring Equinox Celebration at is on Sunday 23rd at the Pueleaz Mau Community Garden at 11am. All Welcome.