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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 recognizing 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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Dead Orpheus


Dead Orpheus The Musick’s Over Dead Orpheus, The Musick’s Over,  oil on canvas 20 inches by 16 inches, 2017 Original painting available from Saatchi Art See Orpheus and Eurydice

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Tarot Prince Water, Odysseus


Tarot Prince Water, Odysseus Prince Water Odysseus from the expanded and revised second edition of  Tarot of the Morning Star 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 of his […]

prince of water . 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.

Tarot of the Morning Star Second Editon Divination Deck


Scheduled for release October 2017 Divination deck Tarot of the Morning Star second edition Seventy Eight Card Deck with booklet, $49.95 Available from Magus Books ISBN: 978-0-9993813-0-4   Divination deck Tarot of the Morning Star was originally published in 2007 as a major arcana deck only limited to 75 signed hand numbered copies. Introduction If you don’t create your own reality, you are condemned to live in someone else’s. Morning Star, meaning “Lucifer,” is generally assumed to be Venus. However, I believe that Lucifer, the morning star, should be assigned to Sirius, which rises with the Sun to announce the annual […]

Divination. Tarot of the Morning Star second edition divination deck. Created by Minneapolis artist author Roger Williamson. This second edition is a 78 card deck.

A Dreaming Spirit Brings Her Dionysus


  Greek Mythology. Hypnos, a Dreaming Spirit Brings Her Dionysus In ancient Greek mythology some Dreaming Spirits were referred to as Oneiroi. Oil on wood, 24 inches by 48 inches, 2017 Buy Original Painting from Saatchi Art For concepts of communication with spirits in dreams see Dream Linguistics See Religion of Dream

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Sun Enters Leo Tarot Strength and Bicameral Theory


Tarot Strength Bicameral Theory Is strength taking 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 examine the Odyssey, with […]

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Cryptic Sphinx. A Mythological Being From Ancient Times Relevant in the Perpetual Present


Cryptic Sphinx The cryptic sphinx epitomizes awareness of a possible  event and she is symptomatic of hazard, implying an appearance of a new situation or enterprise. As the enigmatic unknown She is the as yet to be revealed future. We are not initially cognizant of consequences resulting from our engagement in her speculative opportunity, not realizing the answer to her riddle will be through our life journey.  Our voyage of opportunity is revealed through oracular revelation, which through life experience, leads to interpretation of her initial cryptic emergence. Mystery is energy and when the sphinx loses her mystery she dies. […]

Cryptic sphinx, Symbolic mythological artist, williamson. Featured as Tarot Queen of Air in Tarot of the Morning Star by Minneapolis visual artist Roger Williamson

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  […]

Odyssey, an original oil painting depicting events from Homers classic poem. Roger Williamson, Minneapolis artist.

Byzantine painting inspired by Museum of Argolis exhibit


Byzantine Byzantine a Byzantine Museum of Argos 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 original 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, […]

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