"Only after the intellect has planned
The best and highest, can the ready hand
Take up the brush and try all things received."
The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo's painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, is the fourth painting in a series depicting the Biblical creation narrative from The Book of Genesis in which God gives life to Adam. And is the inspiration for this necklace.
Recent discoveries predict there is a hidden meaning to The Creation of Adam. That while responsible for pleasing the Catholic Church, the popes, and the Medici family, Michelangelo's fascination with the anatomy of the human body played a part in depicting a much different representation of the creation of humankind.
This theory suggests that God, atop a cloud and surrounded by beings with perhaps Eve under his shoulder, is depicted in the figure of a human brain. (The accuracy in size and shape is quite suggestive to this theory.) And that where God reaches with his arm outstretched to Adam is the precise placement of the pineal gland - our third eye, the seat of our intuition, the organ of supreme universal connection.
Could this be a deliberate message from Michelangelo? His painting a depiction not exclusively of the Biblical narrative of the creation of humankind by God, but of the concept that we hold a God-like power in our minds, an intimate connection with our creation. That our perception of ourselves and our conscious reality is literally a product of our thoughts. And how a shift in our thoughts, our focus, our meditations, can alter our physical reality.
That God is not outside of you, God is inside of you.
The Michelangelo is a modern amulet that symbolizes these hidden truths. The answers are for you to decide.
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14 karat yellow gold
.1 carat diamond
14 karat gold 15-16" curb chain
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