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The Spell


Magick Spell I Called And Something Came Magick Spell oil on canvas, 20 inches by 16 inches, 2017 The appearance of the spirit, which is often seen in incense smoke, has close parallels to what is known as pareidolia, to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern, or the human ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness.  The concept of pareidolia leaves us wondering whether the spirits are within or without, or maybe both. What are these energies? Like ourselves they are systems which are facets of universal life force: the infinitely […]

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Avivo Exhibt To Really See


At The University of Minnesota Bio Medical Library I  am pleased to have two of my works included as part of the Avivo To Really See exhibit. Exhibiting artists: Jennifer N. Campbell Teresa Audet Jess Ward Kate Clark Roger Williamson Gary R. Melquist Douglas Blue Holly Rapoport Sam Larom KaTa John Casey Heather Spielman Anne South Christi Furnas Andrew Braunberger Kandace Krause Michaela Rachor Cecile Bellamy Peter F. Hinze Tobias Ashley Adams Shining Starr Julia C. Spencer Photovoice participants Avivo is proud to announce that the traveling exhibition To Really See: Exploring the Medication-Taking Experience has opened with the University of Minnesota […]

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The Dark Lord Cometh Sun Enters Capricorn Tarot Devil


Dark Lord, Tarot Devil depicts adversity overcome by humor. In this depiction of the Dark Lord,Tarot Devil from Tarot of the Morning Star, we observe the central figure displaying the personality required for facing adversity, a sense of humor.  This is also emphasized by the entity’s horns, reminiscent of a jester’s cap. The blocks below are the challenges needed to be overcome so they become stairs to achievement. The spiral beard is symbolic of time. The image is God and Devil, the face revealed, determined by our perspective through interaction with life’s situations. The serpent emerging from the chalice being […]

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Princess Earth


Princess Earth Princess Earth is the sixteenth and final tarot Court Card and as such represents a hidden spirit or Goddess. She is the culmination and synthesis of the previous 15 cards. This is symbolized by the card, as depicted in the Tarot of the Morning Star deck, as the princess holding a fox. When a fox has gone to ground, retreated to its lair, the phenomenon is referred to as the animal having gone to earth. Normally, the fox will do this to escape danger. Being the last in a sequence, Princess Earth is symbolic of a door to […]

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Sun Enters Sagittarius, Tarot Card Temperance


Sun Enters Sagittarius, Tarot Temperance Sagittarius the water aspect of fire who’s corresponding tarot card is Temperance. The appearance of Temperance in a tarot reading suggests that moderation is required in some aspect of life indicated by adjacent influencing cards, This card could also be called Alchemy, alchemy is a technique that uses gentle heat. Interpretations may focus on bringing balance to the life of the querent.  Other interpretations may serve as a reminder that a compromise between two seemingly incompatible options is often the best option.  To achieve balance, synthesize your opposites. Tarot of the Morning Star Revised and […]

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Tarot Queen of Fire


Tarot Queen of Fire, Water of Fire The human machine personality type represented by the tarot Queen of Fire takes the impetus of the Knight of Fire and directs his energy into images that objectify desires. She radiates composure in the face of adversity expressing decorum and exuding her unique identity. She is an Empress or Tzarina through whom inherited authority from previous generations emanates. Beautiful without being flamboyant, she teases traditionality with allusions of originality. While often radiating the delicacy of a rainbow, if opposed she can express the aggression of a lioness in relentless pursuit of her thirsts […]

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Goddess Shakti


Goddess Shakti Goddess Shakti will be on display as part of the 2017 // Annual call-for-work curated by Joel Coleman at the Gamut Gallery.</ahref=”https:> Opening Saturday November 4th at 7 PM – 11 PM Goddess Shakti whose consort is Shiva.

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Tarot Prince Water, Odysseus


Tarot Prince Water, Odysseus Prince Water Odysseus from the soon to be released Tarot of the Morning Star second edition deck. I selected a detail from my painting Odyssey for the Prince of Cups, the wily Odysseus being I feel, an appropriate personality type for the attributes the card signifies. All members of his crew die but Odysseus survives through his gifts of subterfuge, slight of hand and cunning. Achieving his goals by any means necessary. It is worth considering that the individuals represented by his crew might be aspects of his personality which are stripped away through the course […]

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Sun Enters Scorpio, A Point of Depature


Sun Enters Scorpio, Tarot Card Death A Point of Depature Tarot Death, Scorpio, illustrates the cycle of life that has little regard for individuality and is associated with the astrological sign of Scorpio. There is no death, only change.  We do not die, we move into another realm. There is no death, only transformation.  There are no ends only points on the circumference of a circle. These remarks tie into the concept that, what we think of as ourselves, is in fact a host for another entity incubating within us. Ruthless and spontaneous reaction to incidents. No sense of personal […]

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