A golem is an animated being created entirely from inanimate matter (usually mud). In many tales, the Golem is inscribed with magic or religious words that keep it animated. Writing the Hebrew word “Emet” on its forehead activates it. By erasing the first letter, the golem is deactivated. Golems were a creation of those who were very holy and strove to approach God, and in that pursuit would gain some of God’s wisdom and power. One of these powers was the creation of life. Golem’s are more like robots in how they behave. If commanded to perform a task, a golem will take the instructions perfectly literally, and cannot disobey his owner.
Shaman Dhia‘s Golem is a derivative work of Da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man.” This particular Golem is created from light, not mud. It is the first version depicting the chakras, nadis, and aura of a healthy, living, human system, including unseen geometries extending beyond the body.
Dhia says “…By using the internet to research DaVinci’s Canon, and by perusing sites such as www.goldennumber.net, I was able to put together the Higher Self-Portrait project. In this project, each person creates a self-portrait based on Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man with his own image inside the circle and the square. The Golem was developed as the portrait project evolved.”
Dhia instructed her Golem to duplicate through the internet and collect money for her, her family, and friends. It manifests for it’s owner when the file is purchased and printed.