Dali’s Great Secret in Villas & Golfe Magazine, May 2017

Dali's Greatest SecretHere is the May 2017 Article on Dali's Great Secret from European "Villas & Golfe" Magazine. See my interview here. At the age of 55 years (1959), Salvador Dalí – the Spanish surrealist – found himself spiritually trapped between atheism and belief in God (his father was an atheist and his mother a catholic), to the point where he wrote in his autobiography "Heaven is to be found exactly in the centre of the bosom of the man who has faith". He added, "At this moment I do not yet have faith, and I fear I shall die without heaven". At the time, Salvador Dalí was invited by John Haffert, co-founder and director of the World Apostolate of Fátima (also known as the Blue Army) to paint an image of the first vision seen in 1917 by the shepherd children of Fátima. And the work, painted on canvas, The Vision of Hell, later became part of the history of humanity. Painting this work meant that Dalí spent some time with canon José Galamba, and, afterwards, he spoke with Sister Lúcia, the only shepherd child ...