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Add to Wish List. Description The home perfumes in the collection Echoes of Nature are inspired by the evocative power of the aromas found in Nature. The fragrance Jardines de Valencia is a fruity aroma with hints of bergamot, tuberose and vanilla. Contains grams 7. Once the wax is consumed, the glasses in this collection become decorative objects with attractive designs that, in turn, can serve as a box or jeweler with the artistic touch of handmade porcelain.

Details Insurance included No. Porcelain Type Gloss. Height in 4. Width in 3. Length in 3. They carried high on upright necks big brains, watching stars, hearing birds sing, filling with knowledge and wonder, also learning and passing on how to sing, and speak words, then carve them in stones, multiplying as they spread, back south and west, until they folded into themselves, the New World meeting Old, being everywhere on Earth—on the two long floating cloud islands last. Barely one thousand years ago, the first humans, with origins nearly as indistinct as huia, finally arrived to the former Gondwana now-islands.

Calling in the voice of huia the humans attracted them to the slip-knotted loops of grub-baited sticks. Now what remains? And from Earth, a god took a handful of clay, shaped it into an egg and took it to a higher god, who by chanting me whakaira tangata created it a charm, but nothing happened yet.

In other words, an empress tenderly hid one fertile egg in her bosom to warm it.

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A young cock hatched out auguring the birth of a royal son. A young woman asked for a clay egg to warm in her bosom. Whatever a person heard, they could not help but respond, as if being called from a great distance by an intimate companion. And so, listening, some were affirmed in having already gathered. Others were added to their number.

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Many turned to each other and tried to explain who they were until it seemed that fierce fighting would break out. And it was then that the first clay egg erupted as if into a host of whirring wings—flying sounds that were either words or birds of every color and design, some recognizable, others so old or so new as to be unimaginable.

The crowd grew silent—including the Peregrine falcon perched overhead 27 —listening, as the multitudes dispersed into cathedrals and museums, attics and basements, some soared along the Alyeska pipeline, crossed Atigun Pass, then beyond the shores of the Arctic Ocean, and some went south to the other antipode. They spread longitudinally to Europe, Asia, Africa, to all the broken off pieces of Gondwana. They radiated into every land that had once been united in Pangea and beyond, even the tiniest islands floating on the rising seas and some hovered over the water occasionally plunging for plankton, fish and octupuses.

At the first dawn after arrival to their destinations, they all let go of what was in their possession. A twist of faded-pink plastic that splashed into the ocean would turn into something resembling living coral, but only in the presence of someone knowing all the stars without naming them.

Into the delta of the former Nile fell a moon-slice of fingernail that would become the embryo of a seed as tasty as wheat, and perennial, once each grain of desert sand was enfolded by a cooling shadow. While a gold coin clinked onto a sunlit mountain top where eyes seeing but not wanting it would transform its gleam into a mirror—a mirror through which unique forms may pass into different worlds without one having to imitate the other.

A lock of gray hair tumbled softly into the nest of a falcon whose young, without further ado, would grow into animals larger than elephants, but lighter than air. Chaos is not sustained in Genesis 1 as in other creation narratives. Rather on the first day of this Genesis creation narrative darkness gives way to light. And on day 1,2 and 3 the formlessness is formed. And on day 4,5 and 6 that which is void is filled. In Genesis 1 creation is ordered.

And at the pinnacle of this Genesis 1 creation narrative, humans are created to care for and steward creation. Human beings are not the slaves of the nature gods.

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These humans are to image the Creator - Elohim. And creation is good. Its goodness is echoed and re-echoed across the ordered days. Thus this Genesis creation narrative is unique. No evil dwells in this narrative. Its creation is very good. In Genesis 2, another wonderful narrative tells an alternative narrating of the creation of humans. And Genesis finds the Creator, Yahweh Elohim , breathing life into the very nostrils of the man who had been formed.

As we consider Easter, the narratives of Genesis 1 and 2 will find echoes in the Easter story narrated in the Gospel of John. The Gospel of John has prepared us for Genesis echoes to arise in its Jesus narration through its opening phrase - "in the beginning". How does this work? For Australians born, raised, and educated here, the words April 25th are far more than the day following April 24 or preceding April April 25 memorialises both history and then a growing tradition rising out of that initial history. April 25th holds meaning central to Australia's self-identification as a former colony in a post-European imperialist world.

So in a similar way the words "in the beginning" prepare us for echoes of those first creation narratives in the climax to the much larger Israel story found in the life of Jesus. And throughout John, but particularly at Easter, we will find in John 19 and 20 that the narration is theologically startling and profound. The imagery is stunning. In a scene that represents the most powerful religious and political systems together we are presented with Jesus. Jesus, John tells us was the WORD there in the beginning, speaking into being the cosmos as good creation.

This good creation climaxes in the creation of human persons male and female in the image of the creator god. It is important for us to dwell in the echoes of "in the beginning" with that announcement. And he dies the death particularly used by the Romans for rebellious treason against the great military and political human power. In other words he dies the death that was devised for betraying the greatest human power believed to be present in the world of that time.

The great human powers - political and religious kill him.

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And in encouraging this man's death the Jewish religious leaders announce: "We have no King but Caesar. The irony. After the descendants of Abraham escaped the rule of the Pharoahs, the freed slaves sang in a hymn of liberation that Yahweh would rule forever and ever. Exodus But now the religious leaders of Abraham's descendants in Jerusalem herald their enslavement to the foreign emperor - Caesar.

Even in 1 Samuel 8 years oIsrael's religious elite had never so clearly manifested their rebellion against their Creator God, their Liberator God Yahweh. And so the one announced by the political powers to be THE MAN, is crucified, condemned with the death reserved for those who have betrayed the greatest human political powers. And the religious powers applaud. He dies. And in the darkness - as darkness echoes from the original Genesis story Will this darkness persist.. And in this new garden story darkness does not last as the narrator tells of a new event we are to discover.

From the Genesis narrative the garden now echoes into the second creation account. In John 20, it is the first day of the week. A women is first in this garden. Not like Genesis 2. Mary goes to seek "Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved".

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And on finding no body, the disciple Jesus loved, believed. But it was to a woman, Mary Magdalene, to whom the WORD who became flesh - the risen Jesus - gave the first command in this new garden. And the command was for the woman to proclaim Good News. John To her. She announced a message of profound theological truth. Patriarchy had been cast aside in her receiving this command.

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But the echoes of the first creation narratives do not end there. As in Genesis the breath of life is breathed into disciples to form new human persons:. With the resurrection of Jesus, the command to Mary, the sending of Mary Magdalene, and the Spirit being breathed into the disciples, the Easter events are a heralding that New Creation has started.

Darkness has given way to light. May we live as a new humanity formed where division of Jew and Greek, male and female, slave and free are done away with. He is risen. New Creation has started. Do we understand? Will we participate? I returned to Australia in