Pantheism in Full View

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Luminaries of Pantheism by Levi Ponce

This giant mural was conceived by Perry Rod, founder and Chairman of The Paradise Project, a group that promotes and supports the philosophy of pantheism.  They launched a competition for the design of the mural which was won by Peter Moriarty – to view other entries, click here. It was painted by the muralist Levi Ponce in early 2015.

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Not quite finished in late February

The mural decorates the side wall of the Paradise Project’s headquarters in Venice, California.  It depicts people who are viewed as key pantheists: Albert Einstein, Alan Watts, Baruch Spinoza, Terence McKenna, Carl Jung, Carl Sagan, Emily Dickinson, Nikola Tesla, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ralph Waldo Emerson, W.E.B. Du Bois, Henry David Thoreau, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Rumi, Adi Shankara, and Lao Tzu.

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The word pantheism is derived from the Greek pan (meaning “all”) and theos (meaning “God”).  It is the belief that the Universe is identical with divinity, or that everything composes an all-encompassing god. In other words, pantheists do not believe in a distinct personal or anthropomorphic god.

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aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 11 January 2016



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