how daskalos' paintings are also spiritual teachings
Apart from teaching and healing, Daskalos was also an accomplished musician as well as a noted painter. Yet for Daskalos the pursuit for beauty was another yet another effort to reflect the truth of creation.
The painting on the cover of this issue of Theosis, a seemingly simple seascape, is a good example of Daskalos' ability to fill a canvas with a great healing force.
The painting works on four levels: The sky is filled with rosy and yellow hues, and speaks to our intellectual/mental faculties. The blue sea is symbolic of the emotional body and the subconscious: centered in the solar plexus. The foreground, in brown and greens, is our contact to the matter and our physical body. In the center of the paining is a sun, shedding her rosy light above (into the mind) and below (into the sea and onto the land).
Since the time of Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV) (1350-1334) the sun has symbolized the benevolent God. The heart center is the door to the Christ consciousness, and through which the divine love is expressed.
'Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God' (Matt 5:8). Through this painting (which hangs in my healing room) the self is pulled together into a unify whole, and the peace and purity of the luminous heart is reflected in the air, sea, and land: the mind, the emotions and the body.