Large 10 inch French antique Catholic Church holy water font. Striking Gothic church design with Lord Jesus standing above the water font. Really beautiful Catholic relic with elaborate details for home display in shrine area or anywhere really. Bronze metal in very nice antique condition. Love Quality Antiques more here, or Religious Works
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The Solomonic scriptures also identify “water” as the symbol of the Divine Feminine principle (Proverbs 5:15-19). The Old Testament explains that God could not create without “water” (Genesis 1:1-2, 1:20-21), which is identified as the universal ethereal essence of the cosmos, which God’s masculine aspect divided to form the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:6-10). As “the Spirit of God moved” (Genesis 1:2), the Divine Feminine aspect “brought forth [all] life” from those masculine impulses (Genesis 1:20-21).
This ancient spiritual doctrine is reflected in the Catholic practice of Holy Water, wherein the masculine polarity of the Holy Spirit consecrates the feminine polarity of the water, such that the resulting Holy Water embodies both halves of the whole of the dual nature of God. This original Divine spiritual alchemy is the very essence of the Templar concept of the Holy Grail, symbolically represented in the Egyptian Priesthood as the Ankh, and in the Celtic Priesthood as the sacred chalice and sword.
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Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
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My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
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