Amazing article about Buddhist Meditation...worth a second of your time to read it. :o)
Modern yantra, Rajasthan
Le grand arcane hermétique suivant Basile Valentin, lithography, from book; Éliphas Lévi. Histoire de la Magie. Paris : Germer Baillière, 1860. Page 0.408, Plate 17.
Landscape with lake - Konstantin Bogaevsky
Konstantin Bogaevsky, Night - 1922
Allusion - " My crown of thorns was woven of thoughts of my boy" (Alvarez 201). In the story Patria alludes to " crown of thorns" to describe the torment she has to suffer after Trujillo sent SIM to get her sisters, husband, and most importantly her son. Early on in the story Patria had already gone suffering with one of her children when she gave birth to a stillborn.
Introibo Ad Altare Dei
Jusepe de Ribera, Descent from the Cross · Pietà (1630s). Church of Saint-Pierre-de-Montmartre, Paris