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Twin Trees

July 7, 2015




Well, the truth is, we can only make our pictures speak. But yet, my dear brother, there is this that I have always told you, and I repeat it once more with all the earnestness that can be expressed by the effort of a mind diligently fixed on trying to do as well as possible – I tell you again that I shall always consider you to be something more than a simple dealer in Corots, that through my meditation you have your part in the actual production of some canvases, which will retain their calm even in the catastrophe.

For this is what we have got to, and this is all or at least the main thing that I have to tell you at a moment of comparative crisis. At a moment when things are very strained between dealers in pictures of dead artists, and living artists.
Well, my own work, I am risking my life for it and my reason has half foundered because of it – that’s all right – but you are not among the dealers in men as far as I know, and you can still choose your side, I think, acting with humanity, but que veux-tu?

-the last three paragraphs of a letter found on the body of Vincent van Gogh. (Van Gogh: a Self Portrait / Letters Revealing His Life as a Painter. Selected by W. H. Auden. Tesoro Books)

To skip past the incidentals on Vincent’s life, and to get into the heartmind of his work, we are left with a boundless expanse of property that parallels time like seasons bear their fruit. It’s a synonymous juncture, nothing less. If any one embodied Spirit in the arts, Vincent did. Did he sell a painting while his crusty hands bit the canvas? 800 paintings … we are told … 800 foretellings of Life. 800 glimpses of texture embracing color embracing light embracing movement embracing spiritual reality. 800 spirit-born expressions of love packed into a mere 37 years … and only one painting sold? Prophetic. And so we dialogue with you, our dear visionaries, on what is is to be of Spirrealism, abiding in two intertwining paths of faith, truth and beauty, paralleling the mystical and the prophetic, cataclysmic in the earth breech, an angelic self-expressive quest, monumentally symbolic, driven in Christ Essence, and the inner sanctuary – the voice, of our soul.

When Vincent painted, he didn’t just give us a rhythmic, and sometimes, stirring, view of his subjects, those you see in that familiar textural stroke, a stroke that never leaves you feeling untouched by its gifted and energetic appeal; he gave us the inner landscape. We weren’t treated to a beautiful and antiquated rendition of how he might see a tree, or a sky, or a shoe, or a child; he drew out the essence of the human spirit. For each subject, whether living or nonliving, was held complex, in an integrated way. The life force of his third eye, that hegemonikon of the soul, wove its yarn continuous, as his need to paint and draw was continuous, gathering momentum like a great sea at the rise of a storm. He was purist in his approach. The spiritual experience in this endeavor was virginal, supremely charismatic in the innocence of a love of the dialogue with the work, which truly, was more a mission, for his need to engage was instrumental to his life purpose. He had to engage, but even more was his desire to marry the outer with the inner, and make the paintings speak from this platform, more highly and vigorously charged. His was a calling out from the depths, a well deep, and filled with the treasures on the mysteries of life as epic twin, coalescing in spirit personage.

In the painting The Poplars at Saint-Remy 1889, Vincent demonstrates two worlds – the outer and the inner. The material and the spiritual. The lower and the upper. All things outside rendered the landscape inside, and all things inside shared in this collectively. Despite what others believed, his communion in these two was not at odds, just as his behavior was not at odds with self, what would be his intent. He knew of his calling and he drew this out like a butterfly sucks nectar. The two poplars in the painting share the obvious … the house in the distance, smack at the middle is self, the minds eye, his heartmind. Even his sky sang water, as his water sang sky. And in his choice of colors, the contrasts, complimented harmoniously, as nature often does when uninterrupted by man. In essence, his outer did not betray the inner. Vincent was a complex thinker with a simple heart. Know love. There is nothing mad in this portrait.




*taken from the SPIR essayΒ The Poplars at Saint-Remy




Peace and Love

  1. opheliart permalink

    when he spoke with religious zeal … it felt flat … he found no LOVE … it took his move out of religiondom to find his voice … but when he did, who/what understood it? he wasn’t ‘pretty’ enough … slinky and suave … a ladies man … nor was he a practiced orator, sheen and starched the way society wanted him … he wasn’t black and white enough in the system, but more of color and his attire smelled of rebellious appeal … hmm … ‘trying to talk rachel out of prostitution?’ what man dominated society would want this—even in its religious rightness?

    was he a danger to society? he wasn’t selling—why? he spoke a different language, perhaps?

    • opheliart permalink

      citizens, follow the trail … watch for the patterns: what steers recklessly and fortuitously to stay on top … to control the mandates … to keep ‘man’ as advisor and disguised within labels?

      do not be surprised when your voice is usurped … when you thought you were paving a path to freedoms … there is something navigating the systems of belief that desire martyrdom and mayhem … materialism and …

      there will be a gayness in the wiles of society, even women will desire its rudiments πŸ˜‰

      • opheliart permalink

        and then there is just ‘bad’ art … as we have discussed from time to time … and people still feed …
        and there are ‘signs’ saying: yo, dude … this is just BAD art … so, instead of suing him for using the signs and symbols badly, sue him for the art being bad πŸ˜€

  2. opheliart permalink

    so I heard …
    there is no reason to fear me

    it is your own ignorance you need to fear, and what will come from this when the world wakes to realize the senseless, selfish and the unconscionable … as you allowed so many to suffer and die

    your ignorance … especially that willful ignorance, for your lack of attention to matters of human decency, and your corrupt intent, including the mental instability that permits abuses and murders to take place in your houses—under your watch … where you could stop these, but you have not stopped these
    … this you need to fear … for what comes will be treacherous for you … continuing in these great sins, and these are sins … a sickness you permit … sicknesses you cover over with your self-rightness … I have been shown the billions of deaths by you and your houses … billions—billions … a sickness that the world will wake to and see for what it is: CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. yes … they will look and see the horrors—the abuses, the suffering, the wounding and the murders by your houses … and they will be angry—furious … and holler for you to be investigated and charged … your lives will be in danger … just as you put so many lives in danger, and allowed so many to suffer and to die … for what you believe will be what you receive …

    when the world sees you as enemy … your life will never be the same.

    • opheliart permalink

      and all those supporting this … even for protection… money, political positioning … will be seen as criminals

      take heed presidents, your image has shown its carelessness, its negligence … its favoritism and this will be like a ball and chain around your neck for the remainder of your days

      you were informed …

  3. opheliart permalink

    Wisdom says you will know them by their fruits …


    who expects that people suffer to listen to him … in the hot sun and wind and rain and rough nights —PREGNANT MOTHERS AND LITTLE CHILDREN AND … when there are several other ways for speaking, like the SPIRIT ARTS … and technology, but the competition is fierce online, in book form and social media and—yes? and the noise grows, and man demands to be seen—to use his worship tactics of old on those without understanding—the indoctrinated through man-glorified principles
    but … who parades self (man) for worship purposes to establish obedience … control over people as property …
    you will know them by their fruits … IN THIS DAY … why is it necessary? some survive on the poor, and demand that the poor remain poor by their legions … who/what demands obedience? who/what expects the million throng following … because its message is not worthy … as it lacks FAITH to become—to evolve—to grow and continues in the old stagnant idolatrous worship that causes ignorance and suffering …
    this is not of the WISDOM OF THE WORD …

    only the pharisee speak in the tongues on man luring the poor into captivity by claiming knowledge through ignorance … loudly proclaiming himself in public …
    so, you see? you will know them by their fruit—the BARREN TREE.

    • opheliart permalink

      could it be that man reading the Writings missed the message of the Christ? could it be that PROPHESY of the Writings is NOW showing us the TRUTH … a long time—yes? as man demanded obedience, keeping the people from Spiritual Growth—knowledge of the Word

      what is in the way of Knowledge and Understanding? what places stumbling blocks to keep the people from moving? what is barren but continuous to demand allegiance—obedience to barren parts?

      who/what continues in ignorance? who/what supports this loud, public display of prayer? a politician is a politician … yes?

      this is criminal minds … using the poor, enslaving … indoctrinating …

      when does man stop his abuse? when will he stop waging war on the bodies of women and children? when will he stop demanding the people bow to him? only the wicked devise these platforms for their institutional alliances … and woe to these … you are a sickness and will be rooted out like a scourge … deafening the masses

      what man IN THIS DAY stages himself that others bow to him? what institutions corral the people like livestock to place itself as landowner of the world?

      tis a sickness, but who/what will be the stone that knocks out this goliath?

      πŸ˜‰ … I know of this little one … he was hand-picked from a fresh running stream … his name is Anton, and he is my Brother. Run, flee … you who cause so much suffering … you who demand obedience to the stale, infected waters of the old … you are about to be …

      • opheliart permalink

        they never understood the language of Revelation … where this is—what is Land and what is Seas … the Masculine and the Feminine … ah, but they call it mother earth without Understanding the LANGUAGE of the Writings … are they trying to twist your mind? deny you the MEANING of the Word? hmm … clever manipulating—a secular travesty in ignorance (secular being of an age, and in this case—old, stagnant prose) …
        but they raped the land and the seas much like they raped the children … and hid these crimes, and the seas rise up to protect her sibling, her mile-stone … and man will again scramble to hide his crudity and his pilfering way …

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    in case people are ignorant about the crimes …

    DETROIT — A Michigan woman is taking on the nation’s Catholic hospitals in federal court, alleging they are forcing pregnant women in crisis into having painful miscarriages rather than terminate the pregnancy β€” and not giving them any options.

    The Muskegon woman, who developed an infection and miscarried 18 weeks into her pregnancy, sued the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Monday, alleging the group’s anti-abortion directive denies proper medical care to women like herself.

    In her case, the lawsuit said, the directive contributed to a painful miscarriage and offered her no options.

    The case involves Tamesha Means, who was rushed to Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon in December 2010 when her water broke after 18 weeks of pregnancy. The hospital sent her home twice, even though she was in “excruciating pain;” there was virtually no chance that her pregnancy could survive, and continuing the pregnancy posed a significant risk to the mother’s health, she alleged in the lawsuit.

    But because of its Catholic affiliation and directives, the hospital told Means that there was nothing it could do, and it did not tell her that abortion was an option, she alleged in the lawsuit. When Means returned to the hospital a third time in extreme distress and with an infection, the hospital still tried to send her home, but Means began to deliver while staff prepared her discharge paperwork.

    At that point, the hospital tended to her miscarriage.

    “They never offered me any options,” Means said in a statement. “They didn’t tell me what was happening to my body. Whatever was going on with me, they discussed it amongst themselves. I was just left to wonder, ‘What’s going to happen to me?'”

    Officials at Mercy Health Partners declined comment. So did the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which deferred to its 43-page Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.

    Under the directives: “Abortion … is never permitted. Every procedure whose sole immediate effect is the termination of pregnancy before viability is an abortion.” The directives also defend the practice of denying patient requests for certain medical procedures, stating it “does not offend the rights of individual conscience by refusing to provide or permit medical procedures that are judged morally wrong by the teaching authority of the Church.”

    The ACLU of Michigan, which filed a lawsuit on behalf of Means, disagrees, arguing Catholic hospitals are putting their beliefs before the health and welfare of its patients. In Means’ case, the ACLU argued, the directives prohibited the hospital from complying with the applicable standard of care. Consequently, it argues, the bishop’s conference is ultimately responsible for the unnecessary trauma and harm that Means and other pregnant women in similar situations have experienced at Catholic-sponsored hospitals.

    “The best interests of the patient must always come first and this fundamental ethic is central to the medical profession,” said Kary Moss, executive director of the ACLU of Michigan. “In this case, a young woman in a crisis situation was put at risk because religious directives were allowed to interfere with her medical care. Patients should not be forced to suffer because of a hospital’s religious affiliation.”

  5. opheliart permalink

    even fox will be shocked into walking …

    fox, there is something beyond your reach … something you have never experienced … imagine that

  6. opheliart permalink

    how interesting … but they are incorrect about the urgency on the part of the leadership—-ah, more drugging … keep the masses misted … unaware of the facts, esp where SAFTEY is an issue

    * use the encyclical to keep the matters of denial, lies and the abuse low on the radar for they can’t have a scandal prior to their political puppet’s trip to the US.

    these guys can be read like a book, and the response from the atheists and those opposed to fascist religion and hierarchal malady can also be easily read …
    throw the dog a bone and he gets sidetracked?

    depends on the dog …?

    • opheliart permalink

      in case those doggedly challenging and chastising the vaticants missed it … the encyclical was very much a way of serving to silence the atheists and …
      and a way of redirecting interest … and a way to tone down the criticism of institution and its doctrine, even to allow for praise and perks for the political puppetry
      watch how the journalist manipulate the movement on this—where they want the needlers, sniffers and scratchers to go …

      • opheliart permalink

        you see, the pope is no expert on climate change, but who did they use to ripen their fruit … and these were happy to comply as it serves their agenda … but what of the crimes? and who will be seen as aiding to cover up the crimes—the abuses and?

        who will be viewed as having been a part of the malady?

      • opheliart permalink

        this was primarily a US targeted venture … that encyclical their pope lays claim to but doesn’t know or understand … (much like the Writings πŸ˜‰ … and who was quick to hop on board and break the momentum on those working hard to call out the hypocrisy but esp to make aware those CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY … but now—now, the vaticants have a new host they can use! clever manipulation … evil is always looking to keep its sick deeds hidden and disguised and those without knowledge and understanding on these matters are easy prey.

        like we said, the atheists were never a concern for rome and its henchmen

        *even alan grant, although a digger, did not see what had been cooked up on that island

  7. opheliart permalink

    he died of a “brief illness”? that’s a bit vague

  8. opheliart permalink

    we read them … they try to say that man’s mind back in the days of the crusades, inquisition and the like were days approved … saying this was “the mindset” back then, but they missed the message while insulated in that dogmatic state …

    THE CHRIST showed the way out of that mindset … but who/what stole and enslaved? who/what crucified the Christ? who/what set itself up as God?

    do not allow these religionists to tell you that their power-monguering and torture—murderous dogma … an unchanged artifact still permitted its abusive trail … is the CHURCH spoken of in the Writings. it is no such thing. read REVELATION and you will see the time frame of this …

    their day is coming to an end … for what comes “turns the table” on these

    *calvin love … he saw in el greco’s money changers an elongated expression … one which read a bit dramatic *the whip and all πŸ˜‰ … but who knows the mind of God? maybe that whip is symbolic for whiplash from driving too fast to conquer the world and claim rome and its fascist ideology as absolute authority …

    much much much to add in those novels … and sadly, people suffered and suffer in darkness

  9. opheliart permalink

    the Day of the GNOSTIC comes … and many of these will be former atheists. rome cannot stand against these. and let us remind you, we are not of religion … but many gnostics will form religious doctrines, and they will use this to secure their freedoms … and their agendas. we are not of this, but we can see the parenting in these … we always hope for wellness of mankind—the move toward humanity in truth …

    but do know that the wiles of man demand parsonage, and many mystics lose their way because they hear a little, have some ability in spiritual academics … can orate, esp in this day of technological advantages …

  10. opheliart permalink

    now … with all the pontificate on the run … do you think the bombings are ceasing … or are they increasing?

    seems not all find the peace pope peace-filled

    • opheliart permalink

      maybe the vaticants should stay the heck out of politics … and while they are at it … step out of the way altogether

      • opheliart permalink

        the sign on this was when the pope had the children release the doves in peter’s square—rome … these were attacked—yes? hmm … children—rome? iconic or how ironic?

        there are no coincidences if you hear in {this} … but that incident was for the people to discern, as they desire the drama … but did they understand its significance?

        don’t think the united states wants a trail of blood … they already have growing concerns in this as there are cells everywhere … waiting for that call 😦
        it will get worse … so, why add to the chaos? US are you listening? or are you selfishly lining your pockets …

  11. opheliart permalink

    there’s that liberation theology again … can’t live with it can’t get away from it?

    hmm … the vaticants are leaking confusion on their savior’s stand within theologies—they play a cat and mouse game in the media … they will get caught and knocked down—bam

  12. opheliart permalink

    note: on the topic of homosexuality in the priesthood
    dr margaret smith does NOT have all the facts! do ya think the priests/bishops/popes and … that have had sex with those molesting-raping children and those caught like the cardinal in the above article have come forth and confessed their own activities? um-no … but the priests know and so do the bishops on up …

    these men began much of their sexual interests while in the seminary-some even younger … don’t be daft on this, folks, merely to protect the reputation of gays, or the reputation of the hierarchy—GET ALL THE FACTS …
    let’s just say we heard it from the priests … and if the clergy AND DOCTORS want MISINFORMATION out there … adding to the DANGERS … they are going to be investigated and caught having withheld important information …

    • opheliart permalink

      well, they will be investigated … as they should … it will all be coming out—THE LIES AND THE DECEPTION, and if there are LAWMAKERS AND POLITICIANS … POLICE AND those clergy … hiding, covering up these crimes because they want to protect a way of life in a system of belief that is causing harm as it has for centuries … they, too, will be seen as CRIMINALS!

      you can count on this happening in your lifetime …

      • opheliart permalink

        found this to add to their trauma

        this is immensely disturbing


        that article is dated 5-2015 … and never once did we see any of this published on RNS … we saw dozens and dozens of articles on ssm … the upcoming presidential candidates … the duggar incident, and dozens of stories related to the current roman catholic pontiff and his peace agenda along with his image as pope for the poor … but nothing on this very disturbing murder and the priests and his pals involved in these seductions and abuse-rapes …

        does this surprise you, readers?

    • opheliart permalink

      Betty Clermont July 13, 2015 at 6:17 am
      The pope was informed about Wesolowski in July 2013 and he was put under house arrest in the Vatican in September 2014. The pope left him with access to children for 14 months and access to child porn for months thereafter. As noted in another article: β€œIf he is found guilty, the pressure will be on Pope Francis and the Vatican to cooperate in all the countries where he served,” said Anne Barrett Doyle, co-director of, a watchdog group that follows the global abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.” I think Wesolowski is already a dead man from the same ailment which killed Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I.

  13. opheliart permalink

    long before the all girl catholic schools (where men desiring to take advantage of vulnerable young women used their POWER AS ‘god’ in a system of belief to rape and abuse) the rcc has been engaging and abusing boys and young males as the all male environment and its system of belief create a vacuum of “incest” (brother on brother) which is homosexual in nature … this is a type of culture for these young men/males (see the many stories involving young nuns and girls sent to convents where system of belief has INDOCTRINATION-insulated thought-tight mandatory lifestyle)

    it is a homosexual problem … not just this, of course, and certainly not rome’s only problem … but doctors need to address this and see it for what it is
    ssm has little to do with this and the vatican knows it … but they don’t allow for this insulated culture within their institution to be addressed as it needs to be addressed and to understand the separate ideologies …

    • opheliart permalink

      like the mindset cultivated in male groups that women are for sport … that they are property, to be owned and used as needed … there is an indecency that permeates in tight-knit, insulated groups with some measure of power coming from ideology feeding and fueling the mind to act a certain way …

      you will know them by their fruit is true of any group …

      • opheliart permalink

        imagine what vincent was up against in the village where he died

    • opheliart permalink

      the roman pontiff and his doctrine demand something of their vocational celibates that is indecent. yes … and this is not about permissive sex … this is about them creating a culture that demands obedience to something illicit … these men do not understand VIRGINAL
      and their view of women is off … in the SPIRITUAL mind (heartmind) … female becomes of male … and this is gnostic thought and something they FEAR because they do not understand what is sex within the SPIRITUAL OF WELLBEING WITHIN HUMANITY and how this is

      • opheliart permalink

        vocational or institutional celibates like pope fran … often use POWER/THEIR POSITION/THEIR TITLE to approve and disapprove in the world and they keep themselves busy in these charades … and we look at these like they are children playing king and his castle … they have no power in the Holy Spirit—none … because God is not of these portals—these drugs—these indoctrinated articles. *see paul’s verse on the tablets of the heart

        so, pope fran is a political puppet—used as this … by an institutional mindset demanding credibility, struggling to survive in a culture having found other cults … other interests …

  14. opheliart permalink

    and don’t even get us started on the annulments … nothing like denying facts
    like purgatory, it teaches to not address the acts—to not address the fullness of the responsibility for your actions … like there is a way out that does not ask you to consider thy neighbor

    and if a married man with children decides he wants to become a vocational priest … no problem—it was never a real marriage … and what of the wife and children? they no longer exist in this marriage? their purpose is no longer legitimate?

    who in their right mind requires that there be an annulment (a DIVORCE) to become a priest? it runs so contrary to the wealth of the SPIRIT its actually scary that people have believed this monarchy for so long, and they make it sound reasonable and somehow ‘holy’

    it is forced fiction! and can force a delusional mind

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