When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie!

Once upon a time there lived a guy named Gary who was flipping through his collection of old vinyl records. He came upon a record by Dean Martin that he often heard as a young boy. Sparking fond memories, he put the record on his turntable and played it.

As soon as the words “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s amoré” were heard, a big smile grew across his face. He was amazed that something so silly could still capture his imagination. The words and their images had a strange power that he couldn’t put his finger on.

Suddenly an angel appeared in the room! “Don’t be afraid, I’m your guardian angel,” said the heavenly visitor.

“Why have you come to my living room?” asked the surprised earth-dweller.

“Angels have access to a person’s thoughts and feelings, that is, everything going on in your heart and mind,” replied the heavenly quest. “We angels could hear those lyrics in your brain all the way from heaven. I was sent down to earth to see where such great wisdom was coming from.”

“Great Wisdom? This is just a silly little love song,” answered Gary who was quite perplexed.

“There is nothing silly about love. Angels not only have access to your thoughts but we can distill them further in order to derive a spiritual meaning from your worldly words. That opening lyric of the song you are now playing is full of heavenly wisdom,” explained the celestial spokesperson.

“How can that be?” returned Gary.

“Everything in the physical world corresponds to something in the Spiritual World. Let me break the lyrics down for you so that I can explain how we angels understand these same words—but from a higher symbolic level. First, the words: ‘When the moon hits your eye’ symbolizes mental perception and understanding, that is, something that comes to our mind’s eye. The ‘moon’ symbolizes meditation or reflection in the mind’s eye because it reflects light—something that lets us see and therefore think about. Next, an important change of perception takes place in the mind’s eye when the moon is seen as a ‘big pizza pie.’ This transformation takes place when some special knowledge of the mind becomes so appetizing that it is quickly put into action from the heart. This allows knowledge to be transformed into goodness. Pizza is a great symbol for goodness because it is made from bread, cheese, and tomatoes. These ingredients spiritually represent ‘love.’”

“Why do pizza ingredients symbolize love?” asked Gary scratching his head.

“Simply put, love and goodness is heavenly nutrition to an angel. In heaven, we are fed by love so we understand food items only in terms of a higher, angelic staff of life. That is why the central lyric of your song ends with the word ‘amoré.’ The song you are playing may be silly to you, but it brings happiness and joy to angels because it represents profound wisdom to us,” stated the celestial messenger in a serious tone and with a serious facial expression.

With that said the guardian angel disappeared as abruptly as she had appeared.

Gary was left amazed as to how angels could take human ideas and language and bring them to a whole new level of meaning. As he continued to listen to the song with a new appreciation he wondered what they could do with the words of the Bible.

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EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at http://www.staircasepress.com
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6 Responses to When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie!

  1. PTM says:

    Thank you for this fun reminder that even silly little love songs contain meaningful spiritual messages with far greater significance than we dull earthlings might imagine. I always liked that song, and after contemplating the higher meaning now, I like it more! I’m glad the angels didn’t say pizza ingredients are fattening. :)

  2. thegodguy says:

    You are most welcome! :)

  3. Roger says:

    I always thought that the old romantic movies from Hollywood were much more “Swedenborgian” than the post-60′s cynical stuff that comes off the same mill. They idealized eternal love between a man and a woman. For those who have heard of Bollywood, the same can be said about the movies that it spun (silly though they were) prior to the laptop/mobile phone age. Roger

  4. thegodguy says:

    Dear Roger,

    Many modern movies are simply portraying the shallowness of its era. I wrote a screenplay about Swedenborg and various production companies said “It was not their cup of tea.” Besides that, I would even venture to say that “Conjugial Love” is a challenge for Swedenborgian couples.

    Spiritually yours,
    TheGodGuy

  5. Roger says:

    Dear Edward,
    The new content production and distribution channels might make Hollywood passe. Why not produce a low-budget movie and post it on YouTube? If done properly, it might go viral. We, from the 50+ crowd, need to think like our kids :-) Roger

  6. thegodguy says:

    Dear Roger,

    I constantly ponder such ideas and have already thought out several scenarios. Unfortunately, even low-budget flicks require “seed money.” I can assure you that when I publish even one single book, a lot of cash flows out of my pocket. Before I die I suspect something in this arena will be accomplished.

    Spiritually yours,
    TheGodGuy

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