Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"Partition in the Air" (scanned detail), acrylic on 16 1/2" x 13 1/2" paper, relatively early work by John Bonanno, 1986, $500

This painting illustrates some of the distractions a soul encounters on its sojourn to Earth.

"What then is the evil Soul?
It is, we read, the Soul that has entered into the service of that in which soul-evil is implanted by nature, in whose service the unreasoning phase of the Soul accepts evil unmeasure, excess and shortcoming, which brings forth licentiousness, cowardice and all other flaws of the Soul, all the states, foreign to the true nature, which set up false judgements, so that the Soul comes to name things good or evil not by their true value but by the mere test of like and dislike."-Plotinus, the Ethical Treatises

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