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Tarot Lovers Relative To Bicameral Mind Theory


Tarot Lovers Relative To Bicameral Mind Theory Tarot and bicameral Mind Theory was inspired by “The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind” by  Julian Jaynes My rendition of The Lovers tarot card defines in its imagery the clash of modern consciousness rising within humankind, thus preempting the automatic responses of previous generations. Prior to approximately 1000 BC, bicameral mind theory is of the opinion that humans responded robotically to the impulses of nature. Heard as ancestral voices these impulses over time developed into the voices of gods. The serpent featured in the card is raw nature. […]

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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  […]

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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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 Major arcana Tarot Emperor corresponding to astrological Aries is Lord of both worlds, Upper and Lower Egypt, symbolized by the plants of these two regions, the lotus and the papyrus. From a metaphysical perspective 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 […]

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Serpent Stone in Memory of Arthur Machen


Les Nadredds serpent The  Serpent Stone from Celtic mythology, an oil painting dedicated to Arthur Machen and his novel The White People. Oil on canvas, 48 inches by 36 inches.    This 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 […]

Zeus and Io, Io Tells Her Story


Io Tells Her Story Oil painting on canvas, 24 inches by 48 inches, 2011. 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 […]

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Guardian Angel, Shadow or Succubus


Guardian Angel, Shadow or Succubus Oil on wood, 24 inches by 24 inches, 2016 Buy the original painting now From Saatchi Art   Guardian Angel Shadow or Succubus Holy Guardian Angel Shadow, Inner Guide or Succubus represents what is our true self. Primal, ruthless and God like. The phenomena has close parallels with accounts of alien abduction and theories of bicameral mind expressed by Julian Jaynes in this book The Origins of Consciousness. See Daemon

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Roger Williamson Art Prints at Magus Books


 Roger Williamson Art Prints Available now at Magus Books & Herbs Order online or visit the store in Minneapolis Mythology art prints. All prints are 8.5 inches  by 11 inches and are sealed in a clear envelope with backing board. Click on images to view or purchase           Newsletter Sign Up

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