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Orpheus Eurydice


Orpheus Eurydice: Don’t Look Back Orpheus Eurydice, Oil on canvas, 36 inches by 72 inches, 2011 Buy original painting from Saatchi Gallery The most famous story in which Orpheus figures is that of his wife Eurydice and her attempted return from the underworld. While walking in tall grass at her wedding, Eurydice was set upon by a satyr.  In her efforts to escape the satyr, Eurydice fell into a nest of vipers and suffered a fatal bite on her heel. Her body was discovered by Orpheus who, overcome with grief, played such sad and mournful songs that all the nymphs […]

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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 […]

Princess Pentacles, Princess Earth


Princess Pentacles Princess of Earth, Princess of Pentacles representing Earth of Earth. Taken from Tarot of the Morning Star deck.Tarot Princess Earth Pentacles 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 Court 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 […]

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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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Leda Zeus Trojan War


Leda Zeus root of the Trojan War Leda and the Swan, Trojan War, oil on canvas 72 inches by 48 inches 2012  Buy Original Painting from Saatchi Art Leda in Greek mythology, was daughter of the Aetolian king Thestius, and wife of the king Tyndareus of Sparta. According to the myth, Zeus appeared to her in the form of a swan, seducing and impregnating her. Leda produced four offspring from two eggs: Castor and Clytemnestra from one egg, and Helen and Polydeuces from the other. As the mother of Helen of Troy, she is root of the “Time of Hero’s”, […]

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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 Four Fire, Four Wands


Tarot Four Fire, Four Wands Tarot Four Fire, is the third decan of Aries, whose planetary attribution is Venus Each of the Minor Arcana cards numbered Four correspond to the attributes of Chesed the fourth sephira of the QBL, whose planetary attribution is Jupiter. This jupiter allocation to each of the value Four cards in each of the suites, fire, water, air and earth indicates the value Four cards quality of fecundity. Tarot Four Fire Wands has the appropriate title of Perfected Work because it is the culmination of a sequence that began with the Ace of Fire and developed […]

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