Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm being followed by Epiphany

From my archives
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On Saturday I sent an email to client re a development within the video (Out of the Box). He wrote back saying "Looks like you've had an epiphany."

The day after, I went over to Dion's for us to tie up the edit. When he opened the door, I told him a thought I'd had about the video upon waking (seems like that's when I have my clearest thoughts ... maybe because I dream the answers) ... and Dion responded similarly: "You've had an Epiphany."

Came home after editing at Dion's to find a message from an art peer, asking a group of us: "What images come to mind when you see the word Epiphany?"

All of this within 24 hours of each other.

Then yesterday I saw on Sarah-Ji's blog this image that she took inside The Epiphany, a church in Chicago.

Four times in a row? Something is up ...

There are different meanings of the word Epiphany (which comes from a Greek word epiphania, essentially meaning to manifest or show). See below. I've put in bold the parts that jump out at me in particular, based on the way certain things are coming together ...

Etymology:
Middle English epiphanie, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin epiphania, from Late Greek, plural, probably alteration of Greek epiphaneia appearance, manifestation, from epiphainein to manifest, from epi- + phainein to show — more at fancy

Date:
14th century
1 capitalized : January 6 observed as a church festival in commemoration of the coming of the Magi as the first manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles or in the Eastern Church in commemoration of the baptism of Christ

2: an appearance or manifestation especially of a divine being

3 a (1): a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something (2): an intuitive grasp of reality through something (as an event) usually simple and striking (3): an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure b: a revealing scene or moment

2 comments:

Shubhajit said...

yeah! I knew the word...sometimes in our lives this type of peculiar things happen..it is some sort of telepathy I believe...

Sometimes deja vu also occurs in our lives..it all happen because of some previous impressions in our lives..Impressions of our mind are like mats immerse in the lake one upon other and sometimes somewhere some impressions float on to the surface and we experience certain weird things..but we can't remember the previous impressions...the more advance the soul, more this type of things happen in the life...

Divine manifestations! In fact we are all.. ain't we?

Elspeth said...

Yes, we are all divine manifestations. So many other levels to our existence that we aren't fully aware of on a daily basis or in our 'everyday' consciousness ... and when the veils drop and other levels become clear, we perceive the 'impressions' ... the epiphanies.