SEVEN YEAR'S BAD LUCK
Superstition has it that if you break a mirror you
will receive 7 years of bad luck. This could have had its origins
in Roman times when people used look at their reflection in gazing
pools before mirrors were invented. In those days they believed their
reflection was their soul and it was considered an evil trick for
someone to throw a stone into the pool distrupting the reflection
and bringing bad luck to its owner.
Another theory is that in Victorian times, vanity
mirrors were very expensive and could only be afforded by saving for
several (seven) years. If one was broken it would be a catastrophe
and very bad luck.
Mirrors have always been mystical and magical
and feature in many stories (Snow White and The Seven Dwarves, Perseus
and Medusa) and they are also used fequently in magic and illusions.
Everything we see is an illusion and a trick of the light (seven colours
of the spectrum bouncing off objects) What we see depends entirely on
how we personally interpet it. Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.
'Lies' being the appropriate word because we often see what we want
to see rather than the real truth.
Like a mirror life reflects itself, reproduces, replicates
and splits, from single cells to complex creatures, everything is split
into symmetry and opposites, The human body like almost every other
living thing is symmetrical. Think of the way your arm and legs are
jointed. Arms bend one way and legs bend the opposite way.
EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS A REFLECTION AND REFRACTION
Our brains are in two halves one side is rational
and the other emotional.
All humans, male and female are made from a male and a female, so every
single person is both male and female (but to different degrees) regardless
of their physical sex people range from very feminine males to extremley
butch women and everything in between)
LEONARDO DA VINCI, could draw and write simultaneously
and he wrote backwards in mirror writing.
I believe that this is because he could command both halves of his brain
at the same time not becauses he was hiding anything, ( mirror writing
is a pretty poor way for a genius to disguise his secrets), if you try
writing your name with both hands simultaniously the natural thing to
do is to write in reverse with one hand.
Da Vinci's most famous work The Mona Lisa is rumoured
to be a self portrait, Da Vinci's feminine side.
From studying nature Da Vinci noticed that the proportions
of natural objects including the human body were based on a simple mathematical
formula. The Fibonnachi system (1-1-2-3-5-8-13-21 etc..), our ideal
of what we consider to be beautiful is closely related to this formula
of natural proportion from works of art to the proprtions of your credit
card. That is why we consider so much of nature is beautiful because
it follows this devine proportion.
There is an unmistakeably 'design' to life and nature
which is way beyond the capabilites of humans who are but part of the
grand design themselves.
better watch out for the skin deep
I'll be your mirror reflect
what you are. in case you don't know