Category Archives: Mythology

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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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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Artist Statement


Artist Statement Art is an externalization of struggle to rationalize and give form to something not understood. The artist, like the oyster, is driven to externalize this conflict into the image of a pearl. In some circles this definition is called exorcism. I believe art should be appreciated through a viewer’s individual intercourse with the work, allowing the image to speak for itself  and not be prejudged by societies academic paradigms. This concept has close parallels to techniques first acquired in childhood, such as the ability to stare at clouds and see recognizable images arise and fall in the mind’s […]

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Sabbat or Dark Interpreter, De Quincy Dreams of Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow


Sabbat or Dark Interpreter, De Quincy Dreams of Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow Oil on wood, 48 inches by 48 inches, 2016 Since the Middle Ages, until comparatively recently, a conjecture of public opinion held the view that visits of witches and warlocks to the Sabbat were a physical experience. In recent times this view has, by many, been transformed into a concept  that attendance at the Sabbat is induced by hallucinogenic substances, ingredients often absorbed through the skin from the well known “flying ointment”. See Sacred Mushroom and the Cross by John M. Allegro for an illustration of […]

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Ghosts In The Domaine


Ghosts In The Domaine Ghosts In The Domaine is a glimpse of paintings created by Roger Williamson at his studio, “The Domaine” in Minneapolis. Roger Williamson Art Newsletter Sign Up

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