Category Archives: Art

Tarot Hierophant, Appearance of Awareness


Hierophant Major Arcana Tarot Divination Card Hierophant major arcana tarot card represents a quality within us that registers an awareness of phenomenon. It is not the elucidation of the phenomenon but the bringing to our attention that there is something of which we are not cognizant. Admitting we are in the dark about a subject is our door to learning about it. Overcoming fear to enter the dark is our next step on the path to cognition of the paradox. See Tarot Hermit and Tarot Devil In the foreground of the card the scroll of life unfolds and as it does so the […]

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Odysseus


Odysseus Becoming Our Own Gods Odysseus a pictorial depiction of our journey through life.  Oil on canvas, 36 inches by 72 inches, 2008 refinished 2011. Buy Original Painting from Saatchi Art I originally finished The Odyssey in 2008 but then reworked it in the fall of 2011 for my show “God Factory”. In the Odyssey one witnesses a move into human consciousness, a consciousness that is not present in the Iliad. The Odyssey shows man becoming accountable and introspective,  human traits not encountered in the Iliad. Philosophy Behind the Painting The Odyssey I believe is the greatest story ever told because it is  […]

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Byzantine painting inspired by Museum of Argolis exhibit


Byzantine Byzantine, Oil on wood, 48 inches by 24 inches, 2015 Buy the original painting now From Saatchi Art My painting Byzantine is a rendition of a carving I first came across in the Archaeological Museum of Argos Greece. It has since been moved and is now in the recently opened Byzantine Museum of Argolis.  Opened in March 2017. The templon closure slab with a relief representation of a peacock pecking grapes is from the church of the Virgin Mary, Larissa Castle, Argos, 2nd half of the 12th century. Symbolism Byzantine sculptures often involved symbols, such as vines, alpha and omega […]

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Hanged Man Tarot Card, Hunting Ground Of The Paradoxical Bat


Hanged Man Tarot Card The Hanged Man tarot card represents a world where consciousness is given up to sleep and our nocturnal eidolon, in the image of a bat, is released to hunt through our dreams. Here is where the waking mind sacrifices its sense of identity to the paradoxical bat so it will be free to roam. This path corresponds to the element of water related to the powerful Plutonian depths of our subconscious minds where contact is established with other dimensional entities. Because our traditional concepts of language are not understood by the beings we encounter at these depths we […]

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Sun Enters Aries Tarot Emperor


Tarot Emperor Tarot Emperor is depicted as pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Lord of both worlds, Upper and Lower Egypt, symbolized by the plants of these two regions, the lotus and the papyrus. Metaphysically these two worlds are the seen and unseen, the conscious and the subconscious. For  a deeper understanding of the cards take time to consider what is occurring in the natural world when the Sun enters Aries. Translate this astrological phenomena as a metaphor to discern its meaning regarding your question. Interpretation must come from within oneself through listening to one’s own inner voice. Take time to read Julian Jaynes […]

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Serpent Stone in Memory of Arthur Machen


Glain Nadredd Serpent Stone of Celtic Mythology Les Nadredds serpent Oil on canvas, 48 inches by 36 inches.  This picture is dedicated to Arthur Machen and his novel The White People. Glain Nadredd is the Serpent Stone of Celtic mythology, sometimes referred to as Adder Stone, which were believed to be created by a coming together of snakes, normally occurring in Spring, but more auspicial on May Eve. The stones, thought to be created from snakes saliva, were claimed to have magical qualities, much like mirrors, that would allow entry into the spirit world. In the Mabinogion, Peredur is given a magical stone that allows him […]

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Zeus and Io, Io Tells Her Story


Zeus Io, Io Tells Her Story Zeus Io.  Io was, in Greek mythology, a priestess of Hera in Argos. Seduced by Zeus, he changed her into a heifer to escape detection. His wife Hera sent ever-watchful Argus with 100 eyes to guard her, but Hermes was sent to distract the guardian and slay him. Oil on canvas, 24 inches by 48 inches, 2011. My objective in creating the picture was to encapsulate in a single image the mythological journey of Io and her relationship with Zeus, Hera and Hermes. I used the same formula in my rendition of the Odyssey which […]

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Black Book of the Jackal Grimoire


Black Book Jackal, A navigational guide for travel within The Ancient Egyptian Book of The Dead Black Book of the Jackal is back in print in a quality soft cover edition. Using an ingenious synthesis between the technique of the Western Occult Tradition and the formula of the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, Black Book offers entry points to the seven ancient gates of the Egyptian Underworld. “The Black Book of the Jackal” opens with a script for a guided meditation, followed by a theoretical fusion of Qabalah and the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Instructions and practical tips for […]

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Shadow, Holy Guardian Angel or Succubus


Shadow, Holy, Guardian Angel or Succubus Oil on wood, 24 inches by 24 inches, 2016 Buy the original painting now From Saatchi Art   Shadow, Holy, Guardian Angel or Succubus Shadow, Holy Guardian Angel or Succubus represents what is our true self. Primal, ruthless and God like. The phenomena has close parallels with accounts of alien abduction and theories of bicameral mind expressed by Julian Jaynes in this book The Origins of Consciousness.

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In Memory of Felicien Rops Baudelairian graphic artist


In Memory of Felicien Rops, 1833 – 1898 Let Me Talk Over Your Left Shoulder, inspired by the works of Felicien Rops, oil on canvas, 11 inches by 14 inches, 2010 BIOGRAPHY A Baudelairian graphic artist much admired by Péladan; a Belgian who lived most of his life in Paris. He attended the Namur Académie, then went on to Brussels while attending the workshop of Saint-Luc. In 1856 he founded the satirical weekly ‘Uylenspiegel’. In 1868 he became Vice-President of the Société Libre des Beaux-Arts de Brussels. In 1870 he founded the Society of Etchers. He settled in Paris in 1874. […]

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