William Henry Claims Leonardo da Vinci Painting Is "Technology" for Transdimensional Communication with Christ
:Yesterday morning my hot water heater burst, and I had to spend most of the day dealing with the fallout and the cleanup. Worse, when the new heater was being installed, the plumber found that the pipe leading to the heater had cracked around a joint and was leaking. It was ready to burst. So, the pipe had to be replaced, too. Wasn’t that a merry Christmas present? The upshot is that I had very little time to complete work or prepare a blog post for today. So, I did what I usually do when I need a quick hit of something absolutely mind-blowingly stupid. I turned to a talking head from Ancient Aliens.
Of course, it’s also a great time to contribute to my annual fundraising campaign:
My theory is that there is something supernaturally powerful about “Salvator Mundi.” This is affirmed by the price tag, but also about the potential that the painting itself, inherently contains power. I have proposed it is an icon, which, in Christian art terms, means it is a portal, a sacred mirror and two-way communications channel between the viewer and Christ. Through this lens, Leonardo created a technology whereby the Spirit of Salvator Mundi could be transmitted.
Trying to parse that paragraph is a fool’s errand. It makes no sense, for example, to accept the painting as a Christian icon but also to consider that the Holy Spirit needs “technology” to pass between worlds, like some sort of varnished star gate. It’s a shame that Henry didn’t elaborate on how exactly he feels that paint on canvas can breach the veil between worlds, or what exactly he thinks Christ is that he needs special gateways to pass into our world. I can’t help but think of the children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon in which a small child can draw things into existence with his title crayon. Is that how Henry views Leonardo? And why can’t I channel deities? Does it require special paint?
Gunn At Risk
12/20/2017 09:52:56 am
I think the idea was to try and add something, without taking anything away. But, of course, the supernatural notion presented does take away, when one considers that no portal is needed for God to operate in His own created universe.
leonardo da vinci
12/20/2017 06:08:53 pm
You're about as batshit crazy as William Henry.
12/26/2017 03:00:48 am
Btw I loved your performance in The Revenant.
12/21/2017 06:01:38 am
Yes, well... maybe. But then again...
12/20/2017 11:07:26 am
Paint on canvas is now an interdimensional technology?! I think Henry took Exeter Paint's "It's more than just paint" slogan a bit too seriously.
12/20/2017 11:55:36 am
Help us Obi Wan Kenobi.....Jesus Savior of the World this guy has gone on one too many South American psychedelic journeys. Light bodies this Light bodies that with this guy. Everything's a "portal." No UFO in this painting so it is a "portal." Too much
12/20/2017 01:47:44 pm
Da Vinci must have had a time travel portal as well. That is, he must have had one for him to have gone back in time to create the Shroud of Turin, as Scott Wolter maintains...
12/20/2017 02:51:20 pm
Ignatius Voyola checking in! Always nice to get a tutorial on how God gods. Looking at all the evidence available however, tells me the true situation is:
12/20/2017 03:35:34 pm
"Back to the ways of Christopher Robin
12/20/2017 04:54:13 pm
"I touch what is before me and am amply satisfied with the result."
12/20/2017 09:26:21 pm
I was with you: it was making sense. Then the buzz wore off.
12/20/2017 03:54:24 pm
Now that is cutting edge thinking from 1963
12/20/2017 05:20:03 pm
More useless drivel in this portal of hate and jealousy. Please dig deep and give Jason money. It’s all about money. And unrequited bromance.
12/20/2017 08:44:51 pm
"It’s all about money. And unrequited bromance."
12/20/2017 09:07:47 pm
Been there, done that.
12/20/2017 10:13:42 pm
Why are you trying to position yourself as the writing tutor Chief?
12/21/2017 08:43:45 am
"More useless drivel in this portal of hate and jealousy. Please dig deep and give Jason money. "
12/21/2017 09:36:37 am
Me (Henry) use big words, makes Me (Henry) smart. Me (Henry) needs to have diaper changed.
12/21/2017 11:40:42 am
Methinks, Henry trolleth too much !
12/25/2017 09:19:18 am
Once again, Jason, you have proven yourself to be a total crank or just plain stupid. While you pretend to have knowledge, you actually have serious blocks when it comes to history. For example, you dismiss my assertion that art can act as portal. All the while, you are painfully ignorant of centuries of Christian tradition that says art, especially icons, functions as portals, sacred mirrors and methods of communication with the Divine. I won't waste any more time on you, little one. God bless you nonetheless. You know not what you do. One day, you will grow up. Hopefully soon.
12/25/2017 01:49:09 pm
"you are painfully ignorant of centuries of Christian tradition"
2/7/2018 09:54:24 pm
"Simon In The Land Of Chalk Drawings" comes to mind......
6/28/2018 10:25:55 pm
Have we forgotten Bert's chalk drawings in Mary Poppins? There was some serious portalizing going on at the park.
3/3/2021 01:02:41 am
This painting is a coded message about inner alchemy and transmutation into an Androgynous Being to return to our original Home.
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