Saturday, January 23, 2010

Moderen with a Sumerian Look

UGH! I don't remember where I got this from, but I am sure somewhere from Goggle images. It has a Sumerian look to it. I am sure the person that made it had some knowledge of history and old images of the sun. Even around the borders the swirls are representative of the sun in ancient times. I don't even want to tell you what the middle area reminds me of that is non art related. (Must be the wine).

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Another Eye of God

Here is another photo I took on the way home from San Luis Obispo. This hole in the cloud looked to me like an "Eye of God". I have added in other posts that there has been a movement link an eclipse with how the "Eye of God" started. This photo makes another compelling argument. Eye in the sky.

What do you think?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Personal Pic

This is one of the photo's I took on the home from San Luis Obispo. I thought a little break from my usual post of historical information might be nice. I also posted this photo on my other blog. This was the last day I saw the sun since we been having so much rain here in SF.

Warm Blessing from the Land of Sun...Terra Del Sole.

Monday, January 18, 2010

2nd Chumash Sun

Here is my second sun representation of the sun. This was made by the Chumash Indians. They were the first known inhabitants of the coastal region of California. The food was plentiful for the people, and the Chumash lived as far south as Santa Barbara, and as far north as Monterey County. The weather is mild by the coast, so they would have worn very little in the way of clothing. Since the weather was mild there was more time for making jewelry, and other items of "luxury". The art that you see here would have been what they would have perceived as "luxury". It was not something that they Needed, just made life more pleasurable. What is a luxury you could not do with out?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Chumash Sun Symbol

When we were visiting San Luis Obispo I took this photo at the Mission. This is the ancient sun symbol created by the Chumash Indians that once inhabited the area of San Luis Obispo. It has long been said that the rings around the center circle represent pregnancy. The spirals are all over the world. Which is fascinating in itself. These circles are sometimes called primitive sun symbols as well.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


So, I was almost certain that I would be able to find several examples of sun images in Jordan, but Petra was the only place I could find a sun image (the one above the cock). This dates to the Roman mosaic's. It is beautiful.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Something fun

A golden sun illuminating the hillside. The rays stretch out over the countryside. It almost has an overheated felling to it to me. What do you think?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Another Side of The World

Surya is one of the Indian Sun Gods. This one is from North Eastern India. Notice the cute little moustache, and the elongated eye brows. It is believed that the Iranians brought Sun worshipping to the Indian people. His third eye area is very interesting in itself.

Warm wishes and Bright blessings Namaste

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A New Day

This little image is something I made for the art program that I teach for our school. I am not an artist. I am an art historian. I also wanted to share with all of you the same thing I shared on my other blog. Terra Del Sole. It is my more personal blog. I will get back to my usual posts tomorrow. I thought maybe you want to have some history of what my SUN posts are all about, and how they started.

So, I have not been around the last couple of days because I have been recovering from our family sadness. We have gone through our second round of paying for inspections, appraisals, and the emotional investment. It is heartbreaking.

The eighth we were suppose to close on our second deal. We even agreed to allow the guy to stay through the holiday season. He would just rather see his house foreclose rather than give his wife the child support he owes to her. Since we ask that an easement be cleared off the title his agent did not pursue the contingency. The property is worth less money with an easement running through the front yard.

I am confident that we are going to find the right piece of land for us. I think for now we are just going to relax and allow our agent to gather some other alternatives for us. I hope that third time turns out to be the ONE. If the third is not the one I guess it is just not meant for us to have a ranch with our museum.

We have learned lots of lessons during our search. Really, really, really, go with your gut. Be careful with the agent that you choose. Don’t choose one that works for both sides. We learned that one the hard way.

Many banks can do the same thing a “broker” can do for you. We lost thousands of dollars believing that a “broker” could do something extra. UGH!

Today, I cleaned and New Years Resolution was to become a better person, so I know how I can share with you a little more everyday how I am becoming a better person. At the end of every blog I will end with a sentence of what I did for the day to help my mind, body, and soul. I have a little book to keep my log of my little steps toward a better mind, body, and soul.

One of my favorite authors is Plato. I loved that he was what I believe to be a Great teacher. He believed that Mind, Body, and Soul each had to be nourished. Learning, by asking questions, playing games, and enjoying the adventurous journey toward wisdom.

Gymnastics is what we refer to as Physical Education. Thousands of years ago people knew that living healthy made you a better person. The fountain of youth is through movement.

The soul is our spirit it is different things to all of us. Or maybe it is that the words we choose for IT are different but fundamentally it is the same. The essence of our beings. Part of our personality, something that is at the core of our very being, and transcends this universe or existence.

So why do I want to find our “Terra Del Sole” , and why the obsession about the sun. Well, since I was young I have been collecting celestial sun images. I have always been fascinated with art of the sun through time. I am convinced that the very first religion was all about the sun. There is evidence that very early people all over the world had a God or Goddess as the sun. Then throughout time we have not lost our link to the FIRST religion. Many religions have retained some (sometimes settle) aspect of the sun. Royalty has for ages retained a link to the sun, and linking themselves to a greater REIGN than their own. Today, many products still use the sun symbols in their logo or brand. It is so primal, so necessary for our existence, and so NOW. We are coming full circle in our knowledge quest...the sun was vitally important for early people, and today we are realizing that the sun has so many more potentials that we are tapping into again.

When we went looking for our ranch I was reading another book about the Medici family. Cosmio had a Villa and country town named he named “Terra Del Sole”. One of the places we loved had a door knocker that is a sun. We loved the name, and we want our ranch to be varied. One thing we have learned about ranches, farms, and country life in general is you have to vary your farm. (I will tell more about this another time.)

My husband has not been feeling well. He has had this stomach thing for a long time. We had him all checked out about 2 years ago. His mother and grandfather died of stomach cancer, so I have been worried. He is not ready to go back to the doctor, and it is had to see your husband heartbroken and feeling so sick.

This is another reason I just want to kinda hang out, and let our agent find something suitable for us. Something that does not have a long escrow and end in sorrow for us. I have tried to lift my spirits by buying stuff I don’t need apothecary jars, art, and vintage posters from Italy. So today is a cleansing day...stop my ebay purchases after I pay for the items I win. Maybe once my husband sees that I am improving me that he will want to help himself.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Eye of God Example 1 Ancient Egypt

This is an Egyptian Eye of Horus. One can see how an eclipse with a little imagination could reveal an eye of God to people.

There are images of "Eye of God" that have rays behind it, and some even have stars in the background with the rays of the sun. More evidence that the idea of the "Eye of God" began when someone saw an eclipse in the heavens. The image of an eye came to their mind, and we still utilize the symbol today. So, I think in the coming days I will post how we still utilize this more mysterious image today.

Solar Eclipse

This is a solar eclipse. Take a real close look at it. What do you think it looks like? It is believed that over the years early people looked at the sky and saw the solar eclipse as the EYE OF GOD. I can see it. Can you? It does have an eye appearance. The pupil in the center...the shape of the eye.

During the eclipse God was peeking in and checking out how things were going on earth. It seems plausible that early man would have a thought like this. They were observing the sky, and this must have seemed like proof to early man that God existed and was watching them.

I can almost imagine how surreal the experience would have been for the early people. Maybe even more so for the "common" people. I am sure that the educated (scribes, royalty, and scholars) knew of some records, but others had no idea what was going on at the time.

Let me know what you think.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Extra Symbols

The Freemason's apron had a sun on the front, and the eye of God on the triangle at the bottom. I am sure this is part of a necklace. The eye of God is thought to originate in ancient times because of an eclipse. I will have to show you some examples, it is really fascinating. Seeing the evidence is so compelling.

One of the greatest pieces of information that I have come across recently has been what ancient doctors were preaching, fresh air, water, and sun is the best medicine. I recently read that more doctors are recommending that we get more sun during the day because vitamin D from the sun is better for us.

I am not a physician so always talk to your personal physician before you decide to burn yourself in the sun, and then blame me. I love being in the fresh country air, drinking real water (not from plastic), and doing some sun worshiping. I don't believe in overdoing it. Please be responsible for your own intake of anything.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Flag of Terra Del Sole

This is the flag of the very first "Terra Del Sole". This one exist in Italy. Cosmio was the one that founded the area, and named it. I have always loved the celestial image of the sun, and have a collection of items that are images of the sun (especially jewelry)

I thought I would have to start the year off with telling you where I got the idea. I was reading all about the Medici family when we started looking for "our place under the sun" it really grabbed the heart strings of the whole family, and we adopted the name. I am sure Cosmio got the name from Heliopolis (land of the sun in Egypt). We want to keep the Italian name since we are Italian (I am Italian in spirit, no real evidence YET). My husband is 100% Italian. Both of his parents are from Italy, and the rest of his family lives in Italy.

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