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FIRECRESCENT 9 2014 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT IX                                               CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014

 

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FIRE: CRESCENT IX

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Orange Moon
Erykah Badu
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FIRE CRESCENT V 2014 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT V                                               CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FIRE CRESCENT IV 2014 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT IV                                               CATHERINE L. JOHNSON   2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CRESCENT:

 

Etymology

 

wiktionary

From Anglo-Norman cressaunt,

from Old French creissant (“crescent of the moon”) , 

from Latin crēscēns, present active participle of crēscō (“arise, thrive”),

 from Proto-Indo-European *ker (“to grow”). 

See Old Armenian սերիմ (serim, “be born”) and սերեմ (serem, “bring forth”), 

Ancient Greek κόρη (korē, “girl”) and κούρος (kouros, “boy”), 

Latin creare (“produce, create, bring forth”)

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  Ceres (“goddess of agriculture”).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ORANGE:

culture, associations and symbolism

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China

In Confucianism, the religion and philosophy of ancient China, 

orange was the color of transformation. 

In China and India, the colour took its name not from the orange fruit, 

but from saffron, the finest and most expensive dye in Asia.

 According to Confucianism, existence was governed

by the interaction of the male active principle,

 the yang, and the female passive principle, the yin

 Yellow was the colour of perfection and nobility;

red was the colour of happiness and power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Yellow and red

were compared to

light

 and

 fire,

 spirituality

 and

 sensuality

seemingly opposite

but

really complementary.

 Out of the interaction between the two came

orange,

 the color of transformation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hinduism and Buddhism

A wide variety of colours,

ranging from a slightly orange yellow

to a deep orange red, all simply called  saffron, 

are closely associated with Hinduism and Buddhism, 

and are commonly worn by monks and holy men across Asia.

In Hinduism, the divinity Krishna  is commonly portrayed dressed

in yellow or yellow orange. 

Yellow and saffron are also the colours worn by sadhu,

or wandering holy men in India.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Buddhism,

orange was the color of illumination

AND

the highest state of perfection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE