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Angel of the Day

psPast Life Reading

      Your angels can help you remember your past lives. By understanding the journey that your soul has made, you can help yourself heal from emotional, spiritual, and physical wounds.

Past Life Reading contains:

        Your past; Your path;
        Previous incarnation; Your lessons.

Reading length: approx 11 pages.

Price: $14.90

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Archangel

Archangels Reading

      A complete reading about your life covering a period of a year, between two birthdays. Find out what is out there for you: opportunities, dangers and how to avoid them, how to improve yourself and your relations.

Archangels Reading contains:

      Prevision for a year (between two birthdays)
      Important events of the year
      Message from your Guardian Angel

Reading length: approx 20 pages.

Price: $19.90

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Angel Card

      A divine message form the Angel of the moment. Please wait 5 minutes before asking the next question. Every Angel rules approximately 5 minutes of the day (after 6 hours they repeat). Don’t abuse the Angel Oracle.

How to do it

  1. Clear your mind.
  2. Think about your question.
  3. Click on the picture.

The answer will be revealed for you.

Your Angels

Your Angels

Contains: the Incarnation Angel (with description), the Heart Angel and the Intellect Angel.

Price: $9.95

Love Reading

Love Reading

Contains: your current situation regarding your love life, marriage, hidden things, attitude and future.

Price: $9.95

Career Reading

Job Career Reading

Contains: your current situation, business partnership, your career, attitude and future.

Price: $9.95

MICHELANGELO

Michelagniolo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, best known as Michelangelo (1475-1564), was born at Caprese, Italy, a Florentine dependency where his father was governor. His mother died when he was six. At ten he joined the Grammar School of Francesco da Urbino, and three years later he joined the bottega of Domenico Ghirlandajo as pupil and helper. He left after a year to study the collections of Lorenzo the Magnificent, head of the house of Medici, in whose palace he was taken to live.

In 1494 Michelangelo left Florence for Venice and Bologna, where he lived over a year. The following year he returned to Florence, where a new government had been formed under the influence of Savonarola. In 1496 he left for Rome to seek his fortune. When he returned to Florence in 1501 he executed the famous marble David for the Opera del Duomo. This marble and the cartoon of the Battle of Cascina or the Bathers, a composition of life-size nudes for the pro posed fresco in the Sala del Consiglio, Palazzo Vecchio, are the most celebrated work of this period.

In 1508 Michelangelo was ordered to Rome by Pope Julius II to paint the vault and the higher parts of the side walls in the Sistine Chapel. Prophets, sibyls, nudes, and scenes from Genesis are represented on the vault, whereas other topics of the Old Testament, including the ancestors of Christ, are depicted on the lunettes and sprandels.

In 1534, at the age of fifty-nine, he left Florence finally for Rome, where he spent the remaining thirty years of his life. There he painted The Last Judgment, covering the whole wall above the altar of the Sistine Chapel, from 1536 to 1542. The Julius tomb for Pope Julius II, now in San Pietro in Vincoli, was executed in 1542. From 1542 to 1550 he painted the twin frescoes of the Paoline Chapel in the Vatican, and thereafter he devoted himself principally to architecture. Appointed in 1547, he remained architectin-chief of St. Peter’s until his death.

The Pieta of the cathedral in Florence was carved between 1545 and 1555, and it is likely that the Rondanini Piet& (Rondanini Palace, Rome) was begun in 1555. Upon his death in 1564, Michelangelo’s body was taken to Florence, where a very elaborate funeral took place at San Lorenzo in July. He was buried at Santa Croce, in the parish where his family had long lived.

Angels are depicted in a number of Michelangelo’s works, such as the paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. In the panel The Creation of Sun, Moon, Earth, and the Herbs, God is shown, on the right, borne up by cherubs, creating the Sun and the Moon; on the left, as he flies away, he creates Earth and the herbs. As God creates the Sun and the Moon, he is seen in flowing lilac robes, the Sun by his right hand and the Moon by his left. There is a beautiful little cherub on his right who looks up at him.

The panel Creation of Adam is considered Michelangelo’s greatest achievement. God, pictured as an old man, is again shown on the right of the panel, borne up by cherubs. He looks at Adam, his arm held out toward him, his hand almost touching Adam’s. There is one cherub of particular beauty supporting God’s left arm who looks with large, beautiful eyes at Adam.

Another exquisite angel is depicted in the Temptation and Expulsion. On the left of the panel Adam and Eve are shown being tempted by the serpent, and on the right they are driven from the Garden into the wilderness by an angel. The angel is seen high up in the picture just to the right of the serpent, driving Adam and Eve into the desert with a staff.

In another panel a captivating little cherub behind Isaiah’s right shoulder has delightfully absurd curly hair and a most charming face. In a scene depicting Daniel, another cherub supports a large book. In the panel representing Libica two cherubs talking to each other about her actions bring a human touch to the painting. Charming little cherubs stand in pairs at either side of all sibyls and prophets represented in the paintings of the chapel, each pair reproduced in reverse on the opposite side of the prophet or sibyl.

The picture The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel is among the most famous in the world. It is divided into four belts, the top one of which contains angels and cherubs holding the emblems of the Passion of Christ. Angels are also depicted in the third belt, which has in the center seven massive cherubs sounding the last trump to waken the dead; between the trumpeters are two angels, each with an open book in his hand, from which everyone reads his past life while rising to the judgment. On the left side of the same belt the souls arise to the Judgment, and saints and angels assist them in their upward path, some offering a hand, one a rosary.

The angel figures are nude, masculine in appearance, and are not winged. In fact the angels are not discernible from the human figures. Michelangelo chose this type of visual to show the close association that angels have with man.

In a marble group by Michelangelo in a chapel of the Vatican there are no angels, but there are engravings of another Piet& in which the Virgin sits at the foot of the cross, her eyes raised and her arms extended toward heaven, while two angels support the Christ, seated lower down and leaning against the knees of the Virgin. According to Michelangelo’s custom, these angels have no wings, but their expression is such that it would be impossible to mistake them for earthly children.

Michelangelo’s nudes of angels and men have not always been received with favor and acclaim among the church hierarchy. Inquisition Pope Paul IV, for example, called the completed Sistine Chapel a “stew of nudes” and wanted it destroyed. During the memorable reign of Pius V in 1564, the Council of Trent censured the work and ordered that it be “corrected.” As Michelangelo had died the previous year, other artists were commissioned to paint drapery upon some of the figures. These touchups and cover-ups lasted well into the eighteenth century. Restora tion of the Sistine Chapel began in earnest in the late 1970s and many of the cover-ups were painstakingly removed. With final restoration now complete, the true beauty of this creation can be enjoyed.

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