Friday, March 21, 2008

Between the earth and heaven

All cultures and belief systems have a concept of the Axis Mundi - a connecting point, a bridge, if you will, between this world and the next. They have assigned this connecting ability to various plants, animals and places.

Christianity recognizes Jesus Christ as the one and only Axis Mundi - the one who came from heaven, dwelled among us, then died, rose and returned to heaven, allowing those who trust in that work to follow. This is the day we commemorate the raising of that bridge.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.


Wanda said...

James, I love this ~~touches me deeply.

By the Way ~~ there is an award for you on my blog for Sat.

V. Schroeder said...

This is very moving.

gbdz said...

I love solstices and equinoxes and things people have attributed to these events since the dawn of mankind.
I find it unfair, though, that the Christian Church has messed up with the things assigning (for instance) the murder of Christ to the Spring Equinox. Or his birth to Winter Solstice.

The St. Jean of Summer Solstice has remained healthily pagan at least in the Northern countries where it originates an annual baby boomboom.

The return of Spring Goddess Eastre is (to me at least) a much better story, than the Christian Easter, older too.

Your pictures are fantastic.