Mens tshirt is black organic cotton by Anvil's eco line. It has a standard cut and is of very high quality. the hand drawn illustration is printed with eco-friendly inks.
**please read below for more on the graphic's meaning**
heavy metal look hand drawn graphic
silver swirl print on black tee
100% organic cotton long sleeve standard fit mens tee
This is the last of this style XL
Model is wearing large
Each shirt includes it's own draw string bag and card describing the graphic's meaning. Every design is only printed for one season, then you can no longer get it. We hand print our shirts in our home studio with water based inks on sustainable fabrics made by reputable companies. S/S 2011 shirts are produced by Alternative Apparel or Anvil.
Brooklyn based illustrator and fashion designer Erin Cadigan has been producing THREE shirts in very limited edition since 1997. Many people collect them. S/S 2011 is the first full line available to a broad online audience.
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***********************ALL OUR GRAPHICS ARE BASED*****************
***ON SCIENCE, MYTH, WORLD CULTURES OR SPIRITUALITY.****
++++++++**EVERY GRAPHIC HAS A STORY BEHIND IT. **++++++++
==**CELESTIAL LADDER MEANING**==
The celestial ladder is imagery present in myth and religion since the earliest recorded human histories. It is impossible to say where it originated but it's presence is found in both secular and religious writings of man journeying from our earthly realm to a cosmic or celestial abode. Often the use of the celestial ladder brings the journey-man straight into the presence of the god head and often he is granted an eternal life both as a heavenly body and a physical one. Consistently through out the world the ladder is spoken of not as a symbolic vehicle but an actual physical object that assists in the transition from our earth to another realm. The celestial ladder plays arole in what are considered the worlds major religions of today, Judeo/Christian, Islam and Hinduism. It is also found in many religions that predate all of these.
The ladders rungs when mentioned are numbered as twelve. The ladder is often spoken in conjunction with a sacred mountain or is referred to as synonymous with the sacred mount. In the Pyramid Texts, which chronicle a Pharaohs journey into the after life, at the twelfth division, Mountain of the Ascent of Ra, a divine ladder or "ascend-er" is repeatedly referred to. In the story of Gilgamesh, a mortal seeking eternal life, upon reaching the "Gate of the Mount" the hero finds himself following a path of a god that takes 12 double beru (double hours). In the Near East on ancient cylinder seals the "Gateway to Heaven" is depicted as a winged ladder guarded by serpents. In one of the Islamic prophet Mohammed's major visions, he is flown on the back of a winged horse with a human face to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, where he prays inside the Holy of Holies with Abraham, Moses and Jesus. After he ascends a celestial ladder to paradise and is brought before the face of Allah. In Buddhism after preforming the Twin Miracles, Buddha is received in the lower heaven of Sakka to see his mother. After a time, Sakka creates three ladders to reach between heaven and earth, one of gold, pone of silver and one of jewels. Buddha traverses the jeweled one back from heaven, it's top resting on Mt Sumeru and it's bottom laying in the city of Sankasia. In Christianity, in the Biblical book of Genesis, the prophet Jacob travels a ladder with angelic emissaries to heaven where he becomes both Jacob and the angel Israel. Jacobs ladder as well had twelve rungs as recorded in the ancient Slavonic test Ladder of Jacob considered to be one of the lost apocrypha of the Old Testament.
CELESTIAL LADDER - mens tshirt - organic cotton - last one XL
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