Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieriquotes, Poems by Dante Thursday 31 May 2012 at 09:16 am

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Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321)

Dante Alighieri was born in Florence around 1265. In Florence, in 1300, he became an ambassador and was appointed "prior", one of the 100 leading citizens who ran the city in rotation. He confronted the Pope Boniface who condemned him to be burnt at the stake for his political beliefs. 

"It was Boniface," writes Duffy, "who declared the first Jubilee or Holy Year in 1300, when tens of thousands of pilgrims converged on Rome to gain indulgences, adding enormously to the prestige of the papacy and the spiritual centrality of Rome." All who visited were promised "full and copious pardon", and so enriched Rome's churches that the sacristans "had to scoop in the pilgrim offerings with rakes".

It was Boniface, too, who in his bull of 1302, Unam Sanctam says: "It is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman pontiff."

When Boniface sent a military envoy to Florence to conquer the place for the Church, Dante agreed to go to Rome with two other ambassadors of the republic. While he was away, enemies at home cooked up charges against him, Boniface detained him in Rome and he was sentenced to death.

Dante holding a copy of the Divine Comedy in Florence Michelino fresco

Dante holding a copy of the Divine Comedy in Florence Michelino fresco

In 1315 he was offered an amnesty, and friends and relatives wrote urging him him to come back. He rejected them all, and in return was once again condemned to death, this time in company with his children. He died in Ravenna in 1321.While in exhile from Florence, the great poet of the Divine Comedy visited Venice in early 1321.

Dante's visit to Venice was also the cause of his death, because on the way back, he contracted malaria which killed him in Ravenna September 14, 1321.

The Florentine poet Dante Alighieri is considered one of the greatest poets of all time

Poems by Dante

The Divine Comedy is an epic poem written around 1300.  This sacred  is an allegory of our journey to enlightenment.  It describes our paths through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven to understand the Divine Essence, and attain the union with the Divine Love.

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Pythagoras

Pythagoras Spiritual Wisdom and Philosophy Wednesday 30 May 2012 at 9:03 pm

Pythagoras (560-480 BC)

Esoteric teachings of Golden Citizens of Ancient Greece

Pythagoras Endless Wisdom One of the greatest Greek philosophers, a teacher, and a sage

Pythagoras lived at the same time as Buddha and Lao Tzu and he taught his disciples that a goes through an endless wheel of reincarnations until we purify and return to the .

Pythagoras formed The Pythagorean Brotherhood, one of the first un-priestly scientific societies teaching philosophy and science. Both men and women were allowed to become members of the order.

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Arts make students smart

Excerpt from Conscious Parenting Book about Kids Creativity Wednesday 30 May 2012 at 8:08 pm

Arts make students smart

Kids and Creativity

an Exerpt from Conscious Parenting Course by Nataša Pantović Nuit

Nurturing Creativity within our Kids

Creativity and divine inspiration quote from Mindful Being towards Mindful Living Course by Nataša Pantović Nuit

Arts, sport, music and drama are often viewed as fun extra-curricular activities for but are given less importance compared with core subjects such as English, science, or mathematics.

Nevertheless, numerous studies prove that practising art, music and sport from an early age improves brain activity, self-confidence, creativity, and gives students an overall sense of well-being.

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Creativity or losing fear of being wrong

9 Most Important Tips to Cultivate Creativity Tuesday 17 January 2012 at 7:01 pm

Creativity or losing fear of being wrong

9 Most Important Tips to Cultivate Creativity,

Conscious Creativity by Nataša Pantović

According to the theory of left-brain or right-brain dominance, the brain's hemispheres are associated with two distinct functions.  A person who is ‘left-brained’ is logical, and analytical, while a person who is ‘right-brained’ is intuitive, thoughtful and creative.

9 brain development most important tips to nurture creativity, alchemy of love mindfulness exercises, how to nurture creative thinking
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Art of Four Elements book launch

Interview with Authors of Art of 4 Elements: Discover Alchemy through Poetry Tuesday 17 January 2012 at 6:53 pm

Art of 4 Elements Poetry Book

Art of 4 Elements: Discover Alchemy through Poetry (AoL Mindfulness Training #1) by Nataša Pantović

4 elements poem art of 4 elements spiritual poetry by Nataša Pantović Nuit
The Art of 4 Elements book of  is the first of the Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training Books. These  spiritual poems talk about mind, meditation, our soul's quest towards Divine, about Love, about the Alchemy of Soul and the Alchemy of Love. The Art of 4 Elements is a collaboration of 4 artists. Inspired by 120 spiritual poems written by Nuit, the 3 artists created their art-works around the poems. Following their inner exploration and spiritual quest the magic Four explored: Earth, Air, Water and Fire Element and their manifestation within Gaia and the conscious and sub-conscious mind. 

The following is the interview with the Artists about their process of creation.

Interview with Authors of Art of 4 Elements

The Sunday Times in April by Josianne Facchetti 

A long, beautiful, red skirt caught Jeni Caruana’s eye from a multitude of people walking down Republic Street, Valletta, Malta. Less than an hour later she met Jason Lu and the girl in the red skirt – Christine Cutajar – while they were discussing the Art of 4 Elements project. Nataša was here too and she asked Jeni if she too wanted to take part in this artistic expression. When things are presented to you in a way that feels right, I go with the flow. These were one of the first steps of a multimedia project called The Art of 4 Elements – the project where 4 artists got together to create a book, an exhibition, a spiritual journey.

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