To find the secret meaning of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, you need to first study how certain parts of a tree function. Furthermore, you need to investigate how certain features of the brain and spine relate to a tree. The tree is an important symbol in many spiritual and religious teachings because it represents the connection between the spiritual realm and material world.
Besides studying the tree, brain and spine, you have to overcome your fear of the Occult so you have enough courage to tumble down the rabbit hole to explore the world of occult knowledge. To find one of the secret meanings of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, you need to use occult knowledge and the art of word magic to decipher the parables and riddles in the Book of Genesis.
Many people like to associate the word occult with evil. This is a big misconception that prevents people from learning important spiritual knowledge. The word occult comes from the Latin word occultus, meaning “hidden, concealed, secret”. Therefore, occult knowledge means “hidden knowledge” or “secret knowledge”. Occult knowledge is like a tool and therefore can be used for good or evil purposes.
For example, a knife can be used to save or end a man’s life. Like a knife, occult knowledge can be used to heal or harm mankind. Today, many religious people like to verbally attack researchers of the Occult but what they do not “innerstand” is that the Bible, the Quran or the Tipitaka contains more occult knowledge than over 99 percent of the books in the world. By the end of this article, you will know why the key to deciphering the parables and riddles of the Bible is occult knowledge.
The Seed of Infinite Potential
Throughout the history of man, the tree has always been a symbol of worship. One of the reasons for this is because the tree is a great expression of the one and the many. As the one, the tree starts as a seed with infinite potential. This seed contains the atman, a word that comes from the Sanskrit word atma, meaning “essence, breath, soul”. In Hinduism, the word atman means “the principle of life” or “the individual self, known after enlightenment to be identical with Brahman” or “(initial capital letter) the World Soul, from which all individual souls derive, and to which they return as the supreme goal of existence.”
As the one/seed grows, it eventually transforms into a trunk and then sprouts branches and leaves, becoming more increasingly complex. By observing and studying how a tree grows, you can see how it beautifully and miraculously expresses the principle of unity and multiplicity. This principle of unity and multiplicity can also be seen during the development of a fetus.
The creation of the fetus starts with the merging of two seeds (the sperm and egg). This merging process transforms the sperm and egg into a zygote which is considered one seed or one being. An interesting fact you need to know about the word one is that it is an anagram for the word neo, a word-forming element meaning “new, recent”. Another interesting piece of information is that the word neo is the name of the main character of the movie The Matrix. In the movie, Neo eventually became known as the One. The zygote/one/neo is only a “seed” but within it contains all the information of the body of man (“male” and “female”).
As the zygote grows and divides itself, it eventually develops into the blastocyst and then the embryo. This is the stage when all the different parts of the body develop, such as the spine, heart, brain, lungs and central nervous system. An important structure of the body is the skull. This is the “dome” of the “temple” that houses an organ called the brain which is located between the temples of the head. This organ has two hemispheres called the left hemisphere and right hemisphere.
The Secret Meaning of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
Many scientists and spiritual teachers have said that the left hemisphere is the masculine side of the brain and is responsible for logic, analytical thought, science and math. As for the right hemisphere, it is the feminine side and is responsible for art, creativity, holistic thought, imagination and spiritual awareness. Because the left hemisphere is the masculine side, it is considered “good”. One of the reasons for this is that for thousands of years the masculine energy has always been associated with positive energy or light. As for the right hemisphere, it is the feminine or negative side and therefore is considered “evil”, the characteristic given to darkness. The right hemisphere (feminine/”evil”) controls the left hand and the muscles of the left side of the body. This is why people who write with their left hands are sometimes judged as “bad”.
The thoughts produced by the mind and processed by the brain have the power to motivate man (male and female) to do good or evil things. This concept is metaphorically represented in the Book of Genesis as the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Anatomically, this tree represents the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
Is it hard for you to see the connection between the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and the left and right hemispheres of the brain? To make it easier for you to see the connection, let us explore another important tree in the midst of the garden, called the Tree of Life.
9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. [Genesis 2:9]
To find the secret meaning of the Tree of Life, you need to study the arbor vitae, which is an important part of the brain located near the brain stem. The arbor vitae is defined as “a treelike appearance in a vertical section of the cerebellum, due to the arrangement of the white and gray nerve tissues.” To see a picture of the arbor vitae, click on this link.
The connection between the arbor vitae of the brain and the Tree of Life is plainly obvious when you know that the Latin term arbor vitae literally means “tree of life”. Do you see now that the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life represent certain parts of the brain and are not really trees? The Book of Genesis was NOT written to be read literally. How do I know this? Because I have never seen a serpent that talks in real life. Have you?
The fact that a serpent spoke to Eve in the Book of Genesis should tell you that this book contains myths. This is why the Book of Genesis does not make sense until its myths are deciphered. Dictionary.com defines the word myth using these exact words:
“…a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.”
This definition does a good job of briefly summarizing most of the stories of the Bible.
An important principle that you need to know about myths is that they are often written in parables and riddles. The reason for this is that to attain higher spiritual knowledge, you need to learn how to decipher words to find their deeper meaning. For example, the knowledge of God can not be understood through words alone because words can not express the power of knowing. Because of this, the stories of the Bible were written in parables and riddles to motivate people to use their spiritual powers to help them decipher the words into information, assimilate the information into KNOWledge and experience it into wisdom, allowing them to know what the words mean on a spiritual level. This is why in Matthew 13:34-35 Jesus said,
34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
The Secret Meaning of the Serpent
In certain occult teachings, the serpent is a symbol of life, procreation, wisdom, transformation, fertility and healing. The serpent also represents the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Based on my knowledge and research, the serpent in the Book of Genesis represents the ego, the producer of thoughts related to curiosity, rebellion and disobedience. These characteristics of the ego are not necessarily “bad” things. For example, children are very curious, rebellious and disobedient but do we judge them as “bad” or “evil”? The serpent represents the ego mind that curiously wants to explore beyond the Garden of Eden.
When you look at the serpent and Adam and Eve from the perspective of the mind, the serpent is the ego and Adam is the conscious mind and Eve is the subconscious mind. This concept is related to the Holy Trinity which is defined as “the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit existing as one God”. The ego is etymologically defined as “the self; that which feels, acts, or thinks”. The word ego comes from the Latin word ego, meaning “I”. In other words, the ego is your individuality.
Adam and Eve: The Story of the Creation of Polarity
The name Adam is defined by EtymOnline.com using these exact words:
“Biblical name of the first man, progenitor of the human race, from Hebrew adam “man,” literally “(the one formed from the) ground” (Hebrew adamah “ground”)”.
To find the occult (secret/hidden) meaning of Adam, you need to use the art of homophone to help you find a specific word that sounds similar to Adam. Phonetically, the name Adam sounds nearly identical to the word atom.
The biblical character Adam represents the positive atom/ion and the biblical character Eve represents the negative atom/ion. The Book of Genesis uses myths to secretly tell you about the splitting of the atoms and the creation of genes and DNA; hence, the title “Genesis” which is “Genes-Is/Genes-Isis”.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and [H]e took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. [Genesis 2:21-22]
The biblical story of Adam and Eve is nothing more a story about the creation of polarity. Adam is the mythical man who represents the positive atom/Divine Masculine Energy and Eve is the mythical woman who represents the negative atom/Divine Feminine Energy.
Here is an excerpt from my Amazon best seller book titled Word Magic: The Powers & Occult Definitions of Words that explores the story of Adam and Eve further:
At the deepest level, the biblical story of Adam and Eve is nothing more than a story of the two creative forces of polarity and why those two forces are constantly fighting and making love with each other, similar to what people do in an intimate relationship. This process of fighting (expanding) and making love (contracting) allows the manifestation of negative and positive experiences. The knowledge and experience gained from those experiences teach the two creative forces of polarity to achieve a state of balance and harmony.
Once you innerstand the occult (hidden) meanings of the story of Adam and Eve, you will eventually know that it is a story of the two creative forces of polarity and their magical journey to achieve a state of balance and harmony. Hence, the story of Adam and Eve, the Sun and the Moon, the sperm and the egg, the conscious and the subconscious, the light (“good”) and the darkness (“evil”), the positive and the negative, the divine masculine and the divine feminine, the Christ and the anti-Christ, etc.
The people who wrote the Bible were geniuses and knew about atoms and DNA over two thousand years ago. Maybe scientists should start paying attention to the secret messages hidden in the Bible instead of making the ignorant claim that the Bible is full of lies. The Bible is not really a record of history. It is a mythical book that teaches people important lessons in life and the secrets of the Universe through the power of myth. Because of this, to access the secret knowledge of the Bible requires occult knowledge and the ability to decipher and assimilate mythical information into knowledge using the art of word magic.
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Mantra Chanting: The Healing Power Of Sound
A mantra is a word or a phrase that can be repeated over and over again allowing the vibration of the sound and its meaning to sink into our subconscious. The use of mantras goes back to ancient times. Mantras have existed for thousands of years tracing back to the Vedic period in India as well as in Japan, China, and other countries across the world.
Why Sanskrit for mantras?
Mantras are typically chanted in Sanskrit. The Sanskrit word mantra is derived from the root of man which means “to think,” and tra from trai which means “to protect or to free from bondage” or “to free from the mind.”
Sanskrit is a language that has been constructed at the deep levels of consciousness typically available to advanced practitioners of yoga and meditation. The sounds are specially constructed to penetrate the analytical mind and affect our nervous system very directly. In this sense, they are a short cut, and are like spiritual pharmaceuticals that enter into our soul with palpable physiological effects. It is this capability that gives mantras the very specific therapeutic and spiritual properties that are missing in our everyday language. At the very least, they offer us a means to rise above the conditionings of mental patterns in order to view life and consciousness from a different perspective, one that offers healing and enlightenment.
Buddhist mantras on prayer wheels
Benefits of reciting mantra
Chanting is not just about religion and spirituality; rather it’s a combination of sound, breath and rhythm that helps you to channelise your energy. The mantras have both psychological and physiological effects on your body.
1 – Improves immunity
Chanting certain mantras puts pressure on tongue, vocal chords, lips, palate and other connecting points in the body. The vibration from the mantra stimulates a gland called hypothalamus. It is responsible for the regulation of many body functions including immunity system and some happy hormones. The happier you are the stronger your immunity.
2 – Calms the mind
The certain vibrating sounds of the mantras help in stimulating the hormones that calms the mind and relaxes your body. It also helps you to concentrate and thereby works as a tranquiliser for your mind.
3 – Balances chakras (Vedic mantras)
Chanting mantras helps to stimulate the body chakras, also known as the energy centres of the body. Imagine a chakra as an instrument, and the mantra as a tuning fork – strike the tuning fork, and the instrument will come into vibrational resonance with it, clearing out any energies that do not share the same resonance.
4 – Increases concentration
One of the best ways to focus is by reciting spiritual mantras.
5 – Regulates heart beat
Chanting mantra has been found to cause stabilization of the brain through rhythm and vibration which is said to lead to harmonization of our systems including heartbeat and breathing.
6 – Relieves stress
If you find yourself stressed at work or overwhelmed in a situation, you can turn to your mantras to help you through.
7 – Fights depression
Depression can feel like a miserable cloud that covers all the light in your life. It can be the heaviest weight to bear and the hopelessness that grips you can make it seem like nothing will help. Mantras can help and do help. All you have to do is listen and allow the energy of the mantra to penetrate your being.
8 – Improves skin condition
The vibrations also fuel the vital points on your face that helps to improve the blood circulation and get rid of toxins. The breathing pattern of chanting helps to oxygenate your skin, making it look younger and glowing.
Why do we recite mantras 108 times?
The standard repetition of a mantra is 108 times. Repeating a mantra 108 times early in the morning and at night for a total of 40 days is known to create a very noticeable shift in your life. Continuing on to 120 days is said to create a major shift.
In Vedic culture, the Mathematicians saw the number 108 as the wholeness of existence. A scientific example is that the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth, and the distance from Earth to the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Sun.
By chanting a mantra 108 times, we are aligning ourselves with the will of the Universe and its creative energy.
Relating to the human body, there are 108 nadis, or main energy lines that are emitted from the Heart Chakra.
By harmonizing our personal vibration with the natural vibration of the Universe, we can create desired outcomes. By chanting a mantra 108 times, we are aligning ourselves with the will of the Universe and its creative energy.
Tumi Bhaja Re Mana mantra
This is a Sanskrit mantra of love, devotion, and great beauty. Reciting the names of the Divine can be done outwardly or inwardly, without or with words, and will ultimately lead the heart to open to the Supreme Consciousness.
The Philosophy of the All-Father
“He who cannot howl, will not find his pack.” ~Charles Simic
In a world bloated with inert, impotent and domesticated father’s, the All-father stands head-and-shoulders above. He is a masculine Gaia-force. He is Shiva animated by Shakti. He’s not a boyfriend. He’s not a tamed poodle at the feet of Codependence. He’s a liberated wolf aware of how everything is connected to everything else through interdependence. He’s a self-overcoming, provident man, free to live with purpose, on purpose, despite outdated cultural platitudes and parochial values regarding what fatherhood “should” be.
If, as Goethe said, “there are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings,” then a mother (and perhaps a typical father) gives the child roots, whereas an All-father gives the child wings.
Above all, an All-father is painfully authentic, uncomfortably vulnerable and full of tough love. He has reconditioned the culturally conditioned ideal that a father must be domesticated, invulnerable, and full of violence to be a “good father.” He all at once nixes the outdated notion that “father” and “provider” are automatically synonymous.
He redefines the values of fatherhood for himself, openminded and imaginative, transforming such cliché misnomers as “breadwinner” and “wage-earner” into giver and protector. He is a shield, a guide, and a gift-giver, not a cog in a clockwork, a monkey in a machine, or a slave in a sweatshop. He is Hunter and Gatherer, Lover and Warrior (self-defense). As Aubrey Marcus said, “A wild man is a protector. A father. A warrior for all that is good… He is a force. He is a cause for an effect. He is a mission.” So it goes also for the All-father.
Cosmic fatherhood first, biological fatherhood second:
“For thousands hacking at the branches there is one striking the root.” ~Henry David Thoreau
Hold your cognitive dissonance in check for a second and here me out. Just because biological fatherhood comes second for an All-father, doesn’t make it less. It just makes it secondary. After all, biological fatherhood is still chief among all other things except cosmic fatherhood.
Cosmic fatherhood first, biological fatherhood second is a “Force of Nature first, person second” philosophy applied to fatherhood. Biological fatherhood is subsumed by cosmic fatherhood, just as personage is subsumed by being a Force of Nature.
Best of all, focusing on being a cosmic father first and a biological father second prevents an All-father from falling into cultural traps or being tripped up by outdated psychological hang-ups regarding fatherhood. He is free to think big-picture, using “Over Eyes” to see how everything is connected. He is free to be creative, open and vulnerable regarding fatherhood, rather than lackluster, rigid, and invulnerable. He is free to use his powers for the protection and teaching of the whole. In short: he is free to be a shamanic father to his children.
Most of all, he is free to be imperfect, understanding that true authenticity requires honesty regarding one’s faults and foibles. The All-father allows himself to be a gloriously inglorious, perfectly imperfect, independently interdependent father. He just tries his best and teaches his best and lets the chips fall where they may. As Sue Atkins said, “There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” The All-father is as real as it gets.
Student first, teacher second:
“Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.” ~Khalil Gibran
The All-father teaches that we are all students just as we are all teachers; life is what we teach, and life is what we learn.
As a student first, he learns from his children. He’s open to what they have to teach him. In this way he steps into a deeper and fuller fatherhood, embodied by a strength that is not cut off from empathy and softness, but is rooted in body-centered becoming. He is not armored and invulnerable against what his children are teaching him, rather he is highly sensitive and alive to the balance and deep connection building between them.
The All-father teaches through Nature (moderation/cooperation) first, and Pain (discipline/self-improvement) second. He teaches resilience through eco-conscious awareness, building upon what Mother Nature has to teach, deciphering her “language older than words” and then translating it for his children. In this way, he co-learns/teaches the Universal Laws which dictate the difference between what’s healthy and what’s not. Nature and the Human Soul by Bill Plotkin is a good primer for this.
The All-father helps his children use Pain as a guide, resolving issues of dissatisfaction, disconnection, and self-doubt by teaching them how to face their fears, their shame, and their unresolved wounds, thus bringing their head, heart, and guts (mind-body-soul) into full-blooded alignment. He teaches how to distinguish between anger and aggression through meditative martial arts, and between thought and feeling through mindfulness meditation and self-interrogation. He teaches the importance of neither rejecting nor succumbing to the “Dark Side” of power but reconciling and learning from it instead. He teaches how to bring the shadow out of the dark.
Most of all, he teaches his children courage and heroism and how to have the heart to persist regardless of fear. He teaches compassion and nonviolence, but he also teaches non-passivity and self-defense. He teaches his children how to be responsible with their own power. He teaches his sons how to go from overpowering to empowering others. He teaches his daughters how to teach men to respect her power as life-bringer.
Captain Fantastic and the bridge to the Übermensch (Overman):
“I teach you the Overman. Man is something that should be overcome. What have you done to overcome him?” ~Nietzsche
The All-father does not seek to condition young minds into fixed and outdated ways of viewing reality, instead he is intent upon teaching young minds how to recondition their own minds into perceiving reality in flexible and updated ways, piggybacking off the following Aristotelean wisdom: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” In short: he does not teach his children what to think but how to think.
He does not seek to raise last-generation men and women, he seeks to raise next-generation men and women. In this sense, he is willing to be a bridge to the Overman. Hoping that his children will become the Overhumans that will finally be able to cross over. If not, at least he has paved the way for them so that they may pave the way toward furthering the progressive evolution of the species.
The All-father teaches a yearning for greatness and a longing for vastness. He strategically plants seeds of heroism into the soft loam of youth in the hopes that they will grow into courage and resilience. But he understands that resilience will only get one so far, so he goes beyond teaching resilience and imparts methods of antifragility. As explained by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, “Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.”
The All-father wants to be surpassed by his children so that he and the human species, as a whole, may learn what they have to teach. As such, he does not cling to his mastery but proactively recycles his own mastery in order to be a healthy-minded example for his children. In this sense, he teaches how to stand on the shoulders of giants without getting stuck on any particular shoulder. He teaches self-interrogation and the ability to question to the nth degree.
At the end of the day, there are very few examples of All-fathers in our culture. The closest I’ve come across is the movie Captain Fantastic. Although this movie goes a little extreme with the off-grid sustainable lifestyle, it strikes at the heart of what it means to be a father rising above traditional and cultural fatherhood clichés.
Like the All-father, Captain Fantastic is set upon raising intelligent, eco-conscious, open-minded individuals who are confident and courageous enough to question things regardless of authority (even his own) in order to co-create with them alongside Truth, rather than attempting to pigeonhole Truth into some outdated ideal.
About the Author
Gary ‘Z’ McGee, a former Navy Intelligence Specialist turned philosopher, is the author of Birthday Suit of God and The Looking Glass Man. His works are inspired by the great philosophers of the ages and his wide awake view of the modern world.
Power Of 3: Guiding Principal Of Universe
Significance and meaning of number three has been fascinating mankind for thousands of years, and can still be found today in art, architecture, science, literature, and religion.
What is it about this number that continues to baffle scientific world? Could this recurring motif contain a profound message?
People of ancient Egypt believed the design and idea of the three pyramids of Giza came from the Gods. Various cultures across the world worshipped divine beings that ruled as all-knowing triads. Famous scientist Isaac Newton searched for the secrets of the universe in an ancient tablet that spoke of the power of the number three. Even the language of our DNA is written in a pattern of threes.
Is it possible that the combination of all the trios and trinities embedded throughout the mythical and religious world suggest that the power of three might somehow connect humanity with divine energy or superior mind?
Three in Religion
In the Hindu religion, the concept of the cosmos is personified by a triad of deities, namely the Trimurti. The Trimurti or triad is also referred to as Brahma-Vishnu-Maheshwara, which stands for Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer. The three represent the aspects of human existence: birth, life and death. Although there are many depictions of the Trumurti, often they have three heads branching from one neck, each gazing in a different direction.
Amitabha, Avalokiteśvara and Vajrapani form the divine trio of Sukhāvatī.
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity (Latin: Trinitas, lit. ‘triad’, from trinus, “threefold”) holds that God is three consubstantial persons or hypostases—the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit—as “one God in three Divine Persons”.
Three in Science
The DNA Code
All living organisms are dependent on three types of very large molecules for essentially all of their biological functions. These molecules are DNA, RNA, and proteins, and are classified as biological macromolecules. Without DNA, RNA, and proteins, no known forms of life could exist. The simple summary is that DNA makes RNA, and then RNA makes proteins.
The structure of the DNA consists in a series of three molecule combinations known as triplets
In 1966 scientists announced the greatest breakthrough in of science. they successfully deciphered the Genetic Code. After years of research, scientists discovered that the structure of the DNA consists in a series of three molecule combinations known as triplets. The genetic code consists of three-letter ‘words’ called codons formed from a sequence of three nucleotides (e.g. ACT, CAG, TTT). This makes the number three very important as you can say that it represents the key to our existence, the key to understanding the complex DNA language.
Three in Architecture
The pyramids of Giza
There is a theory that three pyramids of Giza are a perfect reproduction of the 3 stars of Orion’s belt. Its central claim is that there is a correlation between the location of the three largest pyramids of the Giza pyramid complex and Orion’s Belt of the constellation Orion, and that this correlation was intended as such by the builders of the pyramids. The stars of Orion were associated with Osiris, the god of rebirth and afterlife, by the ancient Egyptians.
Three pyramids of Giza
Depending on the version of the theory, additional pyramids can be included to complete the picture of the Orion constellation, and the Nile river can be included to match with the Milky Way galaxy.
Three in Literature
Rule of Three
The rule of three is a writing principle that suggests that a trio of events or characters is more humorous, satisfying, or effective than other numbers in execution of the story and engaging the reader. The reader or audience of this form of text is also thereby more likely to remember the information conveyed. This is because having three entities combines both brevity and rhythm with having the smallest amount of information to create a pattern. It makes the author or speaker appear knowledgeable while being both simple and catchy.
Slogans, film titles and a variety of other things have been structured in threes, a tradition that grew out of oral storytelling. Examples include the ‘Three Little Pigs’, ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’, and the ‘Three Musketeers’. Similarly, adjectives are often grouped in threes to emphasize an idea.
Three Musketeers. Illustration
The Latin phrase “omne trium perfectum” (everything that comes in threes is perfect, or, every set of three is complete) conveys the same idea as the rule of three.
The number 3 is everywhere in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. It is composed of 3 canticas: Inferno (Hell), Purgutorio (Purgatory) and Paradisco (Heaven) (33 cantos).
For one thing, the poem itself is structured according to the rhyme scheme terza rima, which uses stanzas of three lines that employ interlocking rhymes (aba bcb cdc, etc.). Additionally, there are nine circles of Hell (three multiplied by three), Satan has three faces, and three beasts (a lion, a leopard, and a wolf) threaten Dante at the beginning of the Inferno.
Three in Art
Rule of Thirds
There are a number of powerful visual areas within a basic rectangle that artists can use to enhance their compositions.
Rule of thirds applied on Mädchen am Strand.
The rule of thirds is a “rule of thumb” or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.
Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject.
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