For thousands of years man has been creating
In Southern Italy, I received initiation to the art of the traditional image by a Franciscan hermit, this initiation is the true path leading to knowledge. For ten years, he raised me by degrees ,as neophytes are raised, like a shoot/seed delicately striving towards light. He passed on to me the gestures of craft of his filiation, I received the three initiations leading to masterhood and I was
My Master taught me the laws of nutrition and of sleep as well as the traditional knowledge he possessed, from symbolism to sacred texts, from the art of colors to the art of geometry. He explained to me that illuminators, like the builders of cathedrals are geometers. On the parchment or on the ground, they
With illumination and its secret geometry, a metaphysical understanding of a centuries-old art emerges into the world. After ten years on my Master’s side, I understood what “being a geometer” meant: it meant to bear an understanding of the world, to seek the Divine Plan behind appearances so as to comply with it.
An illumination is built like any other
Gazing at the image, we go through different stages within ourselves, we reach different levels of understanding.
Illumination is an unstained star, linked with a regular tradition, its roots are in the upper world. Carried by the winged hand, the image becomes a path to lift us up to the celestial spheres. It sharpens our physical and spiritual senses, it is a relevant instrument.