Jack “The Agnostic” Garcia examines the legendary Hildegard of Bingen , one of the great minds of History. Visionary , writer , healer , Proto-Scientist , and the first known woman composer of music in the Western Tradition, Hildegarde was at the center of the great and little known Intellectual flowering of the 12th Century. Jack also examines the life and work of the Beloved patron Saint of Italy -Catherine of Siena -and perhaps the most mysterious of all the Women Medieval Mystics /Writers -Julian of Norwich.
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Jack “The Agnostic” Garcia examines the portrayal of the Crucifixion by some of the World’s greatest artists. From the symbolic and coded beginnings of Christian Art , in the subterranean Catacombs of Rome (The Anchor, The Fish, The Good Shepherd etc). To the Romanesque Statues of Medieval Spain and the great Masters of the European Renaissance. Jack also examines the great Baroque painters (El Greco, Reubens, Rembrandt etc) and the evolution of Christian Imagery in Modern Art (Munch, Chagall, Bacon, Dali etc).
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In this episode Jack “The Agnostic” Garcia examines a very misunderstood historical figure, Casanova was an ecclesiastical lawyer and Divinity student -who was expelled under mysterious circumstances. Then went on to live a life of Sex and Adventure, sleeping with thousands of women and dueling with many of their husbands. He started the first National Lottery in France , escaped from an Inquisition Prison- wrote an influential Science Fiction Novel and an Amazing autobiography -a timeless book that gives us a window into the Rich and Powerful Elite of The 18th Century.
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