THE RECONSTRUCTION OF A SYMBOL

THE RECONSTRUCTION OF A SYMBOL

Manuel Ruiz Torres

When the roof of Nôtre Dame, built by Viollet-Le-Duc in the middle of the 19th century, burned down on April 15, the door opened to a passionate and exciting scenario: the reconstruction of a first-order element of culture from France and the rest of Western Europe. The […]

By |September 20th, 2019|Articles and Publications|0 Comments

A BRIEF SYMBOLISM OF NÔTRE DAME IN PARIS

 

Synthesis done by Rosa Castillo and extracted from “Alchemy and the symbolism of the cathedrals” (1990). Editorial NA, Valencia.60pp.

All the cathedrals in France were dedicated to Nôtre Dame. The Virgin was introduced due to the the devotion that it was prosecuted for the people in the XII century: she evokes the sovereignty, the victory […]

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NÔTRE DAME DE PARÍS: THEOLOGY OF LIGHT OR THE METAPHYSICS OF GOTHIC CATHEDRAL

Fernando Schwarz

“Through the sensitive beauty the Soul rises to true beauty, and from the Earth where she lay reborn in heaven through the light of her splendors.” Abbot Suger

Traditionally the period from 1130 to 1280 is called the “century of the cathedrals” in which more than 80 cathedrals were built in France.This new art […]

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THE TEOTIHUACAN LAND OF THE DEAD: THE COSMOS UNDER THE EARTH

Tania Zaldívar (Honduras)

Teotihuacan was one of the most important cities in the Mesoamerican territory. Its name is from nahuatl origin “a place where men become gods” or “a place where they were made gods; city of gods”. The first settlements are dated at about the year 100 before Christ and the first urban buildings […]

By |September 19th, 2019|Articles and Publications|0 Comments

THE IMAGINATIVE BRAIN THEORY

A new theory to explain how the spirit borns according to cognitive antropology

Fernando Schwarz (Director Internacional Instituto Hermes)

Culture as engine of evolution.

Since the 80`s theories about the coevolution of nature/culture have borned.

These models assume that the emergence of human skills (language, social intelligence, technique) arise from a dynamic interaction between the brain and its […]

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SCIENTIFIC NEWS

Wickers for a new paradig

The philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn adopted the word paradigm ((Thomas Kuhn (1972). La estructura de las revoluciones científicas. )) to refer to the set of knowledge and practices that define a normal science for a given time. To put it simply, the paradigm of a science delimits the limits […]

By |May 28th, 2019|Articles and Publications|0 Comments

The rider anguipedo

Isabelle Ohmann
During our Hermes working weekend in the east of France, we discovered a curious statue, the Anguiped Rider, in the? Strasbourg Museum, and, not far from there, at Grandfontaine.

A widespread class of statuary

We observed the presence in North-Eeast Gaul, in Burgundy and particularly between the
Meuse and Rhine, of a great number of these […]

By |May 26th, 2019|Articles and Publications|0 Comments

Notre Dame

“Disdaining the language of signs that speak to the imagination, we have lost the most powerful of languages.” J-J. Rousseau

Ernst Cassirer reminds us that man does not live in a purely material universe, but in a universe of meaning and values, which organize his symbolic representation of himself and the world.

Despite the secularization […]

By |May 19th, 2019|Articles and Publications|0 Comments

International Conference in Budapest

The most relevant news of the Institute in recent months has been the celebration of our International Days in Budapest, between 7 and 9 April. In an atmosphere of coexistence and fraternity we gathered 26 collaborators and candidates from Germany, Austria, Brazil S, El Salvador, Spain, France, Israel and Portugal, with the presence and […]

By |May 19th, 2019|Articles and Publications|0 Comments

MUSEO COMARCAL VELEZANO “MIGUEL GUIRAO”

Rosa María Castillo

El Museo Comarcal Velezano “Miguel Guirao” está instalado en el casco histórico-artístico de Vélez Rubio y construido a partir de 1.765 con un estilo barroco civil. El edificio está realizado en dos plantas. En la parte inferior se encuentra un patio central de planta cuadrada con columnas toscanas que sustentan arcos de […]

By |March 5th, 2019|Articles and Publications|0 Comments