This quick post today–Friday, September 29th, 2012 at 6:51am EST in Central Florida, USA–is a SHOUT OUT TO JASON! He gave me permission to thank him here in cyber-space.
Jason chose these two books for me from my WISHLIST on Amazon. They arrived some time within the past week and I am just now getting time in my busy schedule to post about it.
This is the second gift Jason has sent me this year. I don’t know him in the real world and have no face to go with his name, but he knows me! And he comments on my blog from time-to-time and always is uplifting. He recognizes my generosity to my Matrix Fans and likewise blesses me in return.
I like Jason. And in exchange for his PATRONAGE, he received his choice of video clips. Please see my former post: Sensual Videos & Patronage Privileges in which I outline how you too can get my BEST LOVED OF ALL TIME Inspiring, SexXy video logs. I have three and they are juicy!
DISCLAIMER: My sexy videos are NOT PORNOGRAPHY! I have not and do not participate in video tapings of having sex with another person! I DISBELIEVE in PORNOGRAPHY but I DO BELIEVE in ART!
A great deal of the art I have done over the past 6 years has been quite SEXY, that’s true; I couldn’t help it! For, after finding myself with a beautiful body and brains, during the time in 2006 when I went RAW ORGANIC in my diet, was dancing 12 hours a week in College Dance Classes and began working as a professional Erotic Body Worker, well folks, the truth is, a sensual MUSE overtook me! It was a FORCE that slammed into my being and transformed me. The more time I devoted to a pure lifestyle, the sexier I felt and behaved. And so I came to believe that the Creator must certainly have a sexy side!
And it’s quite fitting, don’t you think, that a girl named SHOSHANA would wind-up being gifted with a personality corresponding to the virtues of her name? “Shoshana“, after all, is only mentioned once in the Bible, found in the one-and-only sexy book in the Bible: The Shir Ha Shirim/The Song of Songs (often referred to by Christians as The Song of Solomon)
1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.
Song of Songs chapter 2 verses 1-4
From the Hebrew Bible, Verse 1: “Shoshana” is the fourth word from the right and is spelled Shin-Vav-Shin-Nun-Hey
אני חבצלת השרון שושנת העמקים׃
Verses one and two are spoken by the male lover, verses three and four are the female lover’s response. I find it fascinating that the male here is the one whose name is Shoshana and declares himself a Lily of the valleys and then says his love is also a lily. Yet she does not reply and call him a flower in return, as he calls himself, she says that he is like a TREE; a sheltering, laden-with-fruit, scrumptious, juicy tree! A banquet of LOVE!
From these verses I derived the primary symbolism for my Coat of Arms. SHOSHANA ROSE represents ART LOVE & BEAUTY and it is these three that are my foundation and embody the ideals of my mission on earth.
Introduction to “Shir HaShirim” – The Song of Songs
Introduction to the Introduction to “Shir HaShirim”
“Shir HaShirim,” The Song of Songs, is one of the five “Megilot,” or Sacred Scrolls, that are part of the Hebrew Bible. It is a timeless allegory of the relationship between HaShem and the People of Israel, in terms of the love between a man and a woman. It is recited on “Pesach,” the Holiday that celebrates the liberation of the Jewish People from slavery in Egypt.
On “Shabbat Chol HaMoed,” the Shabbat that occurs during the Intermediate Days of the Holiday, or on the Seventh Day of that Holiday when Shabbat coincides with that day, the reading of the “Megilah” of “Shir HaShirim” is incorporated into the Services in most synagogues in the Jewish world.
It is most appropriate that this “Megilah” be read on the Holiday of Pesach, because this Holiday is the “Holiday of Spring,” the Holiday of the return of life, of creativity, to the world. Its theme is “love,” the rebirth of which is also symbolized by Spring.
As mentioned above, this “Megilah” is an “allegory” for the relationship between G-d and Israel in terms of the love of a man for a woman. The “mashal,” or the “metaphor,” focuses on the man and the woman; the “nimshal,” or referent, is the relationship between HaShem and the People of Israel. According to the RAMBAM, a twelfth century Torah giant of the Jewish People, the highest form of relationship between a human being and HaShem is the relationship based on love, “Ahavat HaShem,” even higher than the relationship built on fear or reverence, “Yirat HaShem.” The RAMBAM continues, “Just as when a man loves a particular woman, he cannot remove her from his thoughts, with just such intensity should a person love HaShem.
And since Judaism regards the relationship between a man and a woman as potentially holy, Rabbi Akiva argued (Mishnah Yadayim 3:5) for the inclusion of Shir HaShirim in the Sacred Canon when its inclusion was questioned because of the apparent earthiness of the “mashal.” He said that if all the other Books of the Bible are considered “Kedoshim,” Holy, then Shir HaShirim must be considered “Kodesh Kodoshim,” the Holiest of the Holy, because both its “mashal” and its “nimshal” are holy.
See full article here: http://www.ou.org/chagim/pesach/shir.htm
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