I am Italian. I am Roman.
Throughout the course of human history, the lineage of man has lived and prospered in this country.
The humanity that inhabited these territories was heartfelt, inventive and creative in an almost obsessive, uncontrollable way.
The Rasenna people (better known as the Etruscans) have influenced and contributed substantially to the birth and development of Rome and its culture.
Rome was founded with an Etruscan rite, and the Senate of the Republic consulted the ‘Sibillini Books’ (probably of Etruscan origin) to make the most critical decisions for the fate of the Eternal City.
The oracular response is the word of the gods, and knowing how to interpret it is a sublime art.
The Aruspice or divinatory priest is, for the Etruscans and the Romans, the one who possesses exceptional sensitivity.
The intuition that comes directly from the gods.
‘ LIBRI FULGURALES ‘ OR THE BOOKS OF LIGHTNING
Ancient people loved and venerated the sky. Everything that nourishes man and the earth comes from above.
And in the signs of heaven, it is possible to read all kinds of messages.
Lightning is one of the most important celestial signs.
As a child, the vision of a lightning bolt in the gloomy, rain-filled sky caused me a deep fascination and amazement.
I am always attracted to that light that breaks through, violent and unexpected.
I find a profound similarity between the artists of every age and these ancient visionary priests: their art consisted in looking into the dark and waiting for a sign.
Every artist is also waiting for that flash in the dark: his imagination will shine as lightning in his soul and generate new, prodigious, divine creations.
The ‘Libri Fulgurales ‘ were written only for those who would be able to interpret them.
IF YOU GAZE LONG ENOUGH INTO AN ABYSS, THE ABYSS WILL GAZE BACK INTO YOU.
In my life, I have never stopped studying, searching, and connecting data and notions that are only apparently distant.
The book of life is about everything and is written in every possible language.
Everything is in everything.
In my studies, philosophy plays a fundamental role.
The sentence by F. Nietzsche, which gives the title to this paragraph, seems to fit magnificently to the figure of these ancient interpreters of signs, visionaries of the future and their loving relationship with it.
The abyss sees, loves and never judges anyone.
Love the abyss.
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