The Shadow Of Humanity Part 1

Injustice and horror is the focus of today's visit. Being present with it. Without running towards the liberation period, without looking at those that put up resistance and focusing on the hope that still existed there inside of those tortured souls. Just recognizing the pain and horror of this place and period, spending time sitting with that.  Maybe that is why I have been rushing around snapping photographs all day, feeling very activated.  I really need to slow down and breathe.  I will be going back for an afternoon session later.  Today's blog is aiming to activate, provocate, stir up and invite Chaos. Welcome to the shadow of humanity.


POLAND BRUTALLY INVADED 1939
I have just been into the exhibition 'The struggle and Martyrdom of the Polish Nation'. I had no idea about the absolutely abhorrent acts committed against the Polish Nation by both the Nazis and the Russian Communists.  I deeply honor the sacrifices they made for the rest of Europe.  3,500,000 Poles were sent through Concentration camps during the war, many of them died there.  Both Political prisoners, Jews, women and children, being Polish was enough to make you a target.  I am totally blown away by this.  I now understand why many later generations of Poles decided to move to the UK.  Finding safety is in their genes and many of them are still trying to survive the war, inside of themselves.  They have inherited the fear of being wiped out, not dissimilar to the Jews. 














To the right a Polish Village Ciepielow 1939
Above Polish children 'Cleansed' in Nazi mass killings of Polish people
Below left Nazi shooting a Polish woman and child













 
















































 

(((Above right Polish men being hung in Krakow 1940. 
BelowPolish men being shot.)))


Coldness hath gripped all mankind: Where is the warmth of Thy love, O Fire of the worlds? 
Calamity hath reached its height: Where are the signs of Thy succor, O Salvation of the worlds? 
Darkness hath enveloped most of the peoples: Where is the brightness of Thy splendor, O Radiance of the worlds? 
The necks of men are stretched out in malice: Where are the swords of Thy vengeance, O Destroyer of the worlds? 
Abasement hath reached its lowest depth: Where are the emblems of Thy glory, O Glory of the worlds?  Sorrows have afflicted the Revealer of Thy Name, the All-Merciful: Where is the joy of the Dayspring of Thy Revelation, O Delight of the worlds? 
Anguish hath befallen all the peoples of the earth: Where are the ensigns of Thy gladness, O Joy of the worlds? 
Thou seest the Dawning Place of Thy signs veiled by evil suggestions: Where are the fingers of Thy might, O Power of the worlds? 
Sore thirst hath overcome all men: Where is the river of Thy bounty, O Mercy of the worlds? 
Greed hath made captive all mankind: Where are the embodiments of detachment, O Lord of the worlds?




 

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  • Michael

    Michael Berlin

    Today I chose a special prayer. Here is a part of it: ... Coldness hath gripped all mankind: Where is the warmth of Thy love, O Fire of the worlds? Calamity hath reached its height: Where are the signs of Thy succor, O Salvation of the worlds? Darkness hath enveloped most of the peoples: Where is the brightness of Thy splendor, O Radiance of the worlds? The necks of men are stretched out in malice: Where are the swords of Thy vengeance, O Destroyer of the worlds? Abasement hath reached its lowest depth: Where are the emblems of Thy glory, O Glory of the worlds? Sorrows have afflicted the Revealer of Thy Name, the All-Merciful: Where is the joy of the Dayspring of Thy Revelation, O Delight of the worlds? Anguish hath befallen all the peoples of the earth: Where are the ensigns of Thy gladness, O Joy of the worlds? Thou seest the Dawning Place of Thy signs veiled by evil suggestions: Where are the fingers of Thy might, O Power of the worlds? Sore thirst hath overcome all men: Where is the river of Thy bounty, O Mercy of the worlds? Greed hath made captive all mankind: Where are the embodiments of detachment, O Lord of the worlds? ...

    Today I chose a special prayer. Here is a part of it:
    ...
    Coldness hath gripped all mankind: Where is the warmth of Thy love, O Fire of the worlds?
    Calamity hath reached its height: Where are the signs of Thy succor, O Salvation of the worlds?
    Darkness hath enveloped most of the peoples: Where is the brightness of Thy splendor, O Radiance of the worlds?
    The necks of men are stretched out in malice: Where are the swords of Thy vengeance, O Destroyer of the worlds?
    Abasement hath reached its lowest depth: Where are the emblems of Thy glory, O Glory of the worlds?
    Sorrows have afflicted the Revealer of Thy Name, the All-Merciful: Where is the joy of the Dayspring of Thy Revelation, O Delight of the worlds?
    Anguish hath befallen all the peoples of the earth: Where are the ensigns of Thy gladness, O Joy of the worlds?
    Thou seest the Dawning Place of Thy signs veiled by evil suggestions: Where are the fingers of Thy might, O Power of the worlds?
    Sore thirst hath overcome all men: Where is the river of Thy bounty, O Mercy of the worlds?
    Greed hath made captive all mankind: Where are the embodiments of detachment, O Lord of the worlds?
    ...

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