Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of New Man

by Salvador Dali (1943)

A man is hatched from a world egg. He appears to be cracking out of North America with England in his grasp. Blood runs out from the egg. A child watches on instructed by an older woman, perhaps his mother. The shadow from the child is much larger than the woman’s shadow.

Matthew 18:1-7

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

‘If any of you put a stumbling-block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of stumbling-blocks! Occasions for stumbling are bound to come, but woe to the one by whom the stumbling-block comes!

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