Geometry Of Light From Cathedrals Of France

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THE SUN

“But to receive the sun, one must first have dwelt for a long while in its thrice-blessed courts. One must have gone to meet it for a while, must have long been its student. As to bad monuments, the sun has nothing to say to bad artists whom the open air of the work yards has not prepared with understanding.

Is it possible that everyone is oblivious to, or mistakes, the sun’s gifts? Does it not present the universe with majesty, making everything perceptible and living? Does it not inspire the poet, whether famous or obscure? The sun is responsible for the prosperity of the farmers, the joy of animals, the fertility of the land; and man’s thoughts perhaps have their hearth in its light and warmth. For a long time man believed he saw God’s truth blazing in its fires, and God wishes us to adore the sun. When it shines, the earth is modelled according to its divine flame.

Thus it is allowed, and, by patience and diligence, it is possible, to understand and feel the geometry of light. In this spirit tastes response in silence, drawing forth from it a new energy and generosity.”

– Auguste Rodin, ‘The Cathedrals of France’

thanks to Jake Murray for the article

 

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Les nouvelles cloches de la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris exposées dans la nef en février 2013
Les nouvelles cloches de la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris exposées dans la nef en février 2013

 

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Light Festival de Lyon, France - Cathedral de Lyon
Light Festival de Lyon, France – Cathedral de Lyon

 

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Majestic Carcassone cathedral interiors in sun light. Lanquedoc, France.
Majestic Carcassone cathedral interiors in sun light. Lanquedoc, France.

 

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- sun rays beaming through the old stained glass window of saint denis cathedral and lighting interior with tomb. Paris, France, Europe.
– sun rays beaming through the old stained glass window of saint denis cathedral and lighting interior with tomb. Paris, France, Europe.

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8 thoughts on “Geometry Of Light From Cathedrals Of France

  1. Good article. I have heard and read in monasteries around the world, during festival night s, beings of light descend to observe and seek blessings from great living or dead masters!

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  2. These gothic cathedrals are a specific “sign”… which is furthermore enigmatic and obscure, going back ages to the time (in the places where now these churches are built) where evoked and venerated the old Celtic Gods… and even further back up to the egyptians Isis!
    Reims, Chartres, Paris and (of course) Carcassonne… you named just the more impressive ones.
    The Numbers (Kabbalah) and Alchemy (Ermete Trismegisto) are obscure matter to us humans… but there is so much to discover! :-)claudine

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    1. yes indeed. My favourite is Chartres. I loved my vist to that wonderful cathedral, although i have not posted a picture of the cathedral here. I wish i had the means to see all the large and splendid cathedrals, but i dont. sadly. eve

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      1. It’s mine favorite as well… 8 yrs. ago I visited the cathedral at night, just arrived there with my husband, after following a strange call. I was dreaming of Chartres and when I waked up I know I had to go there… I have such special remembrances I can’t tell with words. Since that time it is haunting me around… and is a great source of inspirations for my writings. It nice to hear that is your favorite too… unfortunately not all my writings are translated…
        :-)claudine

        http://claudinegiovannoni.com/racconti-short-stories/civitas-carnutum-chartres-la-visione/

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    1. thank you too.. i wish i could go visit all of them but money is a problem.. and time. There is so much of beauty here in France, but the cathedrals have to be their most best.. thanks eve

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