Left Half of Image of the Original Painting Humanity's Torch


















POWER of the LIE








The Original Oil Painting Humanity's Torch (below) was created as a gift for the World's People. Why would the artist want everyone to jointly won this work? Can you really make it live, as he suggests? Can it help you and others make better decisions and have a better life? Can it help governments become better? Can it help prevent wars? You'll have to decide for yourself.

Virtually anything of value in life takes some effort. Humanity's Torch is no different, but in this case a little effort will go a long way toward providing you a lifetime of benefit.

Before anyone can hope to solve any problem, justly and effectively, it is essential that they possess the desire to see the actual truth of any matter and not simply look for what they wish to see.

So important is it (to desire to see what truly is) that without this desire, the pursuit of valid answers to the problems facing us will, certainly, be in vain.

Humanity's Torch is all about looking with unveiled eyes in order to see clearly what has been right in front of us all along, in order to find the right and just solutions to the problems facing us as individuals and all mankind.

A tall order, isn't it? But absolutely attainable for those who seek the truth.


When we deal with people of varying languages, it is difficult to speak to them all with one voice. However, colors and shapes often transcend the barrier of language. Because it is in the best interest of the vast majority of the World's people to seek and see what actually is, (to see the truth of any matter) the original painting Humanity's Torch was given, as a gift, to all the World's people in 1989. Through colors and shapes, it represents the only way to successfully find the answers to the problems that plague us all.

Seeing with a clear vision sometimes takes practice, but seeing less clearly clouds our ability to find the appropriate, right and just solutions to our problems. Humanity's Torch was created to visually remind us all of the importance of cutting through those things that obscure our view of the essential matter that must be addressed to most swiftly get to the appropriate, right and just solution. By displaying Humanity's Torch, (where others may also be reminded of the importance of seeing what is) we can remind ourselves, and make known to others, our commitment to seeing and acknowledging what truly is, not merely what we wish to be.

By acknowledging this mutual commitment, you can more speedily cut through the things that tend to divert our attention from the vital substance that must be uncovered to successfully solve the problem that is said to be at hand.

There are those who wish to cloud and confuse the core substance of issues. Because of this it is even more important that we continually remind ourselves and others that only by seeing clearly can we unveil the core of the matter, thereby insuring that the proposed solution actually accomplishes the objective.

Humanity's Torch is meant to stand as a symbol of our commitment to see, clearly, what is before us for our mutual benefit.

Unless we have a burning desire and relentless commitment to see what is right before our eyes, we see, not what is, but something less than what is, thereby hampering our quest for the right and just solution. It is all about seeing the truth.

Before we go further, look at the image of Humanity's Torch, below. The concept expressed is a gift that can help you successfully through life. We believe you will grow to understand it and love it for what it can do for you and others. At first, just glance at it, for a while, in its full view. Don't cheat yourself by going to the detailed explanation page (when it is available) because, if you do, you'll never be able to go back and see it in the same way as you can without having heard or seen the explanation. You will likely regret it later if you don't give yourself enough time, even viewing it occasionally over a period of days, if necessary. Don't try to figure it out, just spend some time with it.

The poem that accompanied this gift to all the World's People in 1989 follows the image on this page. After you, first, glance at Humanity's Torch, read the poem YOUR GIFT to provide a little insight. Following that is a portion of the letter sent to officials of all recognized nations of the World in 1989.

Also, after you view it alone, you might want to view it with a friend or your children, and then discuss what you feel about it. Remember, it's meant to benefit everyone. Take your time.

Humanity's Torch


Image: Humanity's Torch



I’ve wanted, for so long, to give you a gift;
But it had to be special, not just, give you a lift.
It had to have value, much more than the price,
And It had to have meaning, not simply be… nice.

To give something important, was the task, now at hand,
Something for everyone, no matter their land.

Something that was useful, that could be used every day,
But wouldn’t wear out, or ever go away;
Something that they, could give to a friend,
But wouldn’t be gone, so they could give it, again.

Something that would help them, have an easier life,
And would limit the peril, of the gun and the knife;
Something that could speak, regardless of their tongue,
Something as important to all, as to one.

When your heart isn’t tainted, with hatred, you see,
You’re able to think well, and those thoughts will be free;
The clouds in your mind will all disappear
And the decisions you make, won’t be, based on fear.

Your eyes will see clearer, if you’ll only persist,
With your tongue now connected, to your heart, not your fist.
With fear in the past, it quickly subsides,
And you won’t feel the need to run or to hide.

As you walk all alone, you’ll know in your heart,
The world is not one, it is made up of parts,
And the parts all have edges, that can crumble and break,
But with your new vision, you’ll consider their sake,
Not because of the hell, or the fuss that they’ll make,
But because, we also have edges, we hope, they won’t forsake.

Now that I’ve found the gift I should give,
It’s only a matter of making it live.

It’s just made of paint, and linen, it’s true,
But as it was painted, I was thinking of you.
Each brush stroke applied was done so with love,
And they flowed on the canvas, like the flight of a dove.

To give something important was the task, now in hand,
Something for everyone, no matter their land.
So, your gift is just a painting, it’s all I can give,
But every person who wishes, can now, make it live.

— Daniel Henry Devlin



(This is an excerpt from the letter sent along with a Limited Edition Print of Humanity's Torch and the poem Your Gift to the World's People through Officials of every recognized Nation of the World in 1989.)

Humanity’s Torch is the title of an original oil painting which is my gift to every individual person who has lived or will live at any location throughout the world, between the dates of July 1st 1989 through February 12th 1990.

In addition, I hope you, as representative of your people, will accept this reproduction of the original painting. I wanted you to be among the first to have an opportunity to view this work. Although, slightly smaller and less vivid in color, this reproduction will serve to provide you with a reasonable likeness of the original. Of course, you are also one of the new owners of the original painting.

Humanity’s Torch does not contain any political or religious message. Its intent is not to convert, criticize or confuse. It is simply a painting that was created with all people in mind, regardless of nationality, religion or background. Therefore, I felt it was only proper that all the world’s people (with the exception of myself, of course) should share the ownership of the original painting. It is my hope that you will inform your people that each of them is now part owner of the original and that each may do as they wish with their particular share...

...As you have probably noticed, I have included a poem entitled Your Gift, which I have written to express some general thoughts regarding this work.

With sincere appreciation and great respect,

Daniel Henry Devlin

© Copyright 1989, 2012, 2013, 2015 Daniel Henry Devlin.
All rights Reserved.

If you have viewed the image and feel you would like a little help discovering what is happening just click: Insight for a little help.

NOTICE: The Limited Edition prints of the original that were sent around the world were printed on fine art paper. Now, using digital and traditional methods, original works based on the original oil painting are being produced on canvas. In addition, a small, desk top opened edition is planned for those interested in obtaining a print of Humanity's Torch. So do not hesitate to contact us at: info@fundamentalhumanrights.org to request further information. Prints will be issued according to the date and time first requested.

LAST UPDATED: March 4, 2016


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