Jerusalem terrestrial, Jerusalem celestial

A centripetal force is drawing me to Jerusalem, the original point of ‘primordial’ departure.  This mental journey or pilgrimage is not surprising.  Jerusalem has long been regarded ‘the navel of the earth,’ the city where the most momentous events of history have been enacted.  Devotion, religious symbolism and messianic hope are directed first and foremost to the terrestrial Jerusalem as a symbol of gathering on this earth of the people on their promised land.  A pilgrimage to Jerusalem brings one closer to its celestial counterpart, the symbol of a new spiritual and moral order. Jerusalem is the point where heaven, earth, and the underworld meet - a veritable axis mundi.Jerusalem, however, is more than a geopolitical or cosmological place; it is also spiritual, psychological and metaphysical center.  The city reflects the world and vice versa: peace emanates from Jerusalem to the rest of the world; instability in Jerusalem, spreads to the world as through an umbilical cord from the womb to the fetus.  Today, Jerusalem is an image of man’s soul, distressed by turmoil as we entered the new millennium.  Yet the Holy City stands for the right in man, as an alternative to Babylon, the symbol of violence, arrogance and fear.
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Ella Gallery, Jerusalem
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