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09-20-2016, 11:36 PM
As it is well known it is forbidden to portray Allah (God) in Islam. But IMO they portray "him" all the fucking time:







12-10-2016, 12:47 AM
An interesting thing I've been meditating on lately is the "Law of Limitation"

These Mosques I think explain very well the concept of taking an image-less thing or no-thing and limiting it through geometry.

12-10-2016, 01:09 AM
...and limiting it through geometry.

Isn't it the opposite? Liberating it into a work of art that express complexity, chaos, unity and beauty all at the same time?

Ah, wait I see what you mean... thought you meant it was limited by geometry. LOL.


12-10-2016, 01:25 AM
Haha right, not that It's limited by geometry, but that it uses geometry to express certain aspects of itself (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?4759-Re-Interpretation-of-the-Emerald-Tablet).

A square within a circle expresses a different "limitation" than say a triangle inside a circle. But these limitations are endless, even with a finite number of geometrical expressions. Because as soon as you've exhausted the expression of "circle" you now have to attach meaning to the circle. Does it designate an area or is it a metaphor for unity? Etc etc etc.

Laws of limitation and laws of adaptation are quite interesting alchemically.