Weekly Photo Challenge: {Through}

the Holy Ghost of the Man of Nazareth

The Holy Ghost of the Man of Nazareth by David Mor

“I momentarily turned my head aside and the man vapored away…”

This seemed like a good week to share my favorite photo by David Mor. He has this awesome talent of capturing a subject in a new and breathtaking manner. Through his eyes, and his mastery of this magical light, things change. Something of the ordinary takes on a new perspective, it becomes extraordinary.

According to the photographer, many people suffer from the Jerusalem syndrome.

The Jerusalem syndrome is a group of mental phenomena involving the presence of either religiously themed obsessive ideas, delusions or other psychosis-like experiences that are triggered by a visit to the city of Jerusalem. It is not endemic to one single religion or denomination but has affected Jews, Christians and Muslims of many different backgrounds.
During a period of 13 years (1980–1993) for which admissions to the Kfar Shaul Mental Health Centre in Jerusalem were analysed, it was reported[1] that 1,200 tourists with severe, Jerusalem-themed mental problems were referred to this clinic. Of these, 470 were admitted to hospital. On average, 100 such tourists have been seen annually, 40 of them requiring admission to hospital. About two million tourists visit Jerusalem each year. Kalian and Witztum note that as a proportion of the total numbers of tourists visiting the city, this is not significantly different from any other city.(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_syndrome)

It is indeed interesting to see things and capture the moment just as it unfolds. To be there and experience what you see and let others see it through the “looking glass” is priceless.  It what sets a mediocre photographer from a true blue master like David Moir.

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22 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: {Through}

  1. Wonderful entry.

  2. A photo that moves the heart and soul. It’s like God telling me, “Follow me. You were never alone. I was here all this time.” God is love and his love can be felt in this beautiful post. Thanks. Happy Easter.

  3. Really nice post. Thanks for sharing this one.

  4. Breathtaking image … very beautiful.

  5. never heard of the phenomenon before.
    wonderful lighting in the image.
    thanks for sharing.

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  10. I’ve never heard of that before…Kind of neat and scary all at once. Beautiful photo though! I love the use of light and shadow in it.

    • I loved this photo most of all…makes me visualize how the Lord would’ve walked on the streets of Jerusalem during our time.

      Have a great week!

  11. Thank you Magdalene – a wonderful shot through which faith may be drawn.

  12. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

  13. you introduce David Mor
    I like his work also very much:

  14. Interesting information I never knew before. Thanks for sharing. Great post.

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