[ENG-SPN] The alchemy of stone / La alquimia de la piedra

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Jesus Christ spoke, using the parable as the main method to educate disciples who barely understood him before Knowledge settled, both in their minds and in their hearts, from the wonderful experience that occurred at Pentecost, of transmuting the dead stone in living stone, referring to that internal alchemy, which, however, also has its foundation in the external world, where it could be said that stone -both generically and metaphorically- has been the key piece on which they have been founded. practically all world religions. In this sense and with reference to Christianity, we must not forget, either, that famous phrase of Christ to the Apostle Peter, when he told him: 'you will be the rock on which I will build my Church'.


Unlike modern architecture, whose patterns seem increasingly removed from that spiritual symbolism, which used to be present in all the great architectural landmarks of the past, the medieval stonemason, in addition to being a famous mason, was also a virtuoso of the spirit, who never left anything to chance and in whose work, no matter how little we pay attention, we can always see flashes of beauty and immortality.


Hablaba Jesucristo, utilizando la parábola como método principal para educar a unos discípulos que apenas le entendían antes de que el Conocimiento se instalara, tanto en sus mentes como en sus corazones, a partir de la maravillosa experiencia acaecida en Pentecostés, de transmutar la piedra muerta en piedra viva, refiriéndose, a esa alquimia interior, que, no obstante, tiene su fundamento también en el mundo exterior, donde se podría decir que la piedra -tanto genérica, como metafóricamente- ha sido la pieza clave sobre la que se han fundado la práctica totalidad de las religiones mundiales. En ese sentido y con referencia al Cristianismo, no hemos de olvidar, tampoco, aquélla famosa frase de Cristo al Apóstol Pedro, cuando le dijo: ‘tú serás la piedra sobre la que edificaré mi Iglesia’.


A diferencia de la arquitectura moderna, cuyos patrones parecen cada día más alejados de ese simbolismo espiritual, que solía estar presente en todos los grandes hitos arquitectónicos del pasado, el cantero medieval, además de ser un afamado albañil, era también un virtuoso del espíritu, que no dejaba nunca nada al azar y en cuya obra, por poco que nos fijemos, podremos ver siempre destellos de belleza e inmortalidad.


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