Category Archives: Bicameral

Prometheus Cain,Consciousness and the Wrath of God


Prometheus Cain and Wrath of God Prometheus Cain Consciousness and the Wrath of God, Oil on canvas, 72 inches by 36 inches, 2010  Buy Original Painting from Saatchi Art My painting looks at the mythological dynamic from two perspectives.  It is illustrating the phenomena of enlightenment being shared prior to the punishment being executed. From the Greek perspective it is the agent of enlightenment to man, Prometheus,who is the one suffering the wrath of the Gods. In the Jewish/Christian philosophy it is the receiver of enlightenment, Eve, who suffers the wrath of God. In the background is Zeus looking down from his domain […]

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Sun Enters Leo Tarot Strength


Leo Tarot Card Strength Leo, tarot card Strength. Is strength accepting the fruit, or refusing the fruit? As an example of a bicameral archetype for this card, Achilles is opportune because of his reactionary fixed  automatic responses to phenomena.  We should note however that his character expresses wrath and anger but not hate. When presented with a phenomena outside of himself, Achilles responds to voices from within himself. He is, to all intense and purposes, a puppet  animated and manipulated by the strings of hallucinating voices of ancestors and Gods. These automatic responses are recurrent throughout the Iliad. However, when we […]

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Sun Enters Gemini, Tarot Card Lovers


Sun Enters Gemini, Tarot Card Lovers Gemini Sun tarot card Lovers represents  the duality of our brain on the point of becoming conscious. The duality of the brain is illustrated by the union of the Maiden and the Serpent. The figure descending from the sky is the appearance of human consciousness, self awareness. Inspiration for my depiction of the Lovers card came from Paolo Uccello’s  painting of Saint George and the Dragon. On first view, of Paolo Uccello’s painting it appears the male hero is liberating the maiden from the dragon.  However, on closer scrutiny,  it can be seen that the maiden holds and […]

Tarot Seven Pentacles Seven Earth


Tarot Seven Pentacles Earth, Minor Arcana, Third Decan Taurus Seven Pentacles, Seven Earth. Each of the Minor Arcana cards numbered 7 express qualities of pleasure, calm and beauty . This is because 7 is the number of Netzach, the sphere associated with Venus  on the QBL Tree of life. Abandoned Success Abandoned Success is the title of Seven Earth representing the third decan of the astrological sign of Taurus. This third decan of Taurus is allocated to Saturn. The Venus Taurus combination brings out sensuality. One might consider this quality of sensuality the catalyst for success being abandoned, which in […]

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Tarot Six Pentacles Six Earth


Six Earth Six Pentacles Six Earth, Six Pentacles. Each of the Minor Arcana cards numbered six express beauty, achievement and a state of well being. This is because six is the number of Tiphareth the sphere associated with Sol on theQBL Tree of life. Six of Earth, Material Success corresponds to the second decan of the astrological sign Taurus whose planetary attribution is the Moon. The Major Arcana card attribution for Taurus is the Hierophant. Material Success Material trouble encountered in Five Earthhas been overcome or realized to be illusionary in Six Earth. Here we are  witnessing an achievement of […]

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Taurus Sun Hierophant


Taurus Sun Hierophant Taurus Sun Tarot Hierophant 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 Duat, symbolic of […]

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Five Pentacles, Five Earth


Tarot Five Earth, Five Pentacles Tarot Five Pentacles and each of the Minor Arcana cards numbered 5 express violence, conflict, fear and unsettled influences. This is because 5 is the number of Geburah the sphere associated with Mars on the QBL Tree of life. Five Earth, Material Trouble, corresponds to the second decan of the astrological sign Taurus and the planetary attribution of the decan is Mercury. The Major Arcana card attribution to Taurus is the Hierophant. Material Trouble Material Trouble is the title of Five Earth representing the first decan of the astrological sign of Taurus. This first decan […]

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Origin of Human Consciousness Dramatized In Ancient Myth and Visual Art


Origin of Human Consciousness Dramatized In Ancient Myth and Visual Art I was prompted to create this post after reading The Origin of Consciousness in the Break Down of the Bicameral Mind by  Julian Jaynes and recognising similarities to my own theory of Dream Linguistics. Jaynes argues that the breakdown of the Bicameral Mind and the appearance of human consciousness can in a large part be attributed to writing. Because he could  now read an individual no longer heard the words of gods or kings The once direct communication that had existed between individuals from gods and ancestors was broken. […]

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Tarot Three Fire Three of Wands Virtue


Tarot Three Fire Three of Wands,Virtue Tarot Three Fire Three of Wands and each of the other minor arcana cards, numbered Three, exhibit characteristics ascribed to Binah, the third sephirah of the QBL Tree of Life. The planetary correspondence of Binah is Saturn and each of the minor arcana cards numbered “Three” express its quality colored by the cards elemental suit: fire, water, air and earth. In Astrology, the energies of Saturn are. construction, reliability, patience, tradition and stability all qualities of of Binah. The allocation of Sun in Aries to Three of Fire reinforces the Binah Saturn quality of […]

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Tarot Card Moon Sun Enters Pisces


Tarot Card Moon Sun Enters Pisces Tarot card Moon associated with the Sun in Pisces represents a period of dissolution depicting the end of a cycle. When referring to cycle within the context of the following description, we must remember we are the cycle within what appears to be the sphere of the cosmos. The image of the tarot card Moon is taken from the Tarot of the Morning Star deck. Pisces being the final  sign of the zodiac, represents the closing of our journey through the astrological signs. Tarot Moon, the card corresponding to Pisces, therefore graphically illustrates this […]

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