Coming of Ra
Oil on canvas, 20 inches by 16 inches, 2018
Original painting available at Saatchi Art
The Papyrus of Ani, Chapter 15
Adoration of Ra at his rising on the eastern horizon of heaven, by the Osiris scribe of the holy offerings of all the gods, Ani.
He says, Homage to you, who are come as Khepri, Khepri when he created the gods.
You ascend, you rise,
Illuminating your mother, crowned as king of the gods; with her own hands Mother Nut performs the pouring of the libation for you.
Manu receives you in peace, Maat embraces you at the times of morning and evening.
He gives glory, strength, and truth of voice, and the power to come forth as a living soul to see Harmakhis, to the ka of the Osiris scribe Ani, true of voice before Osiris.
He says, O all you gods of the House of the Soul, weighers of heaven and earth in the balance, givers of food and sustenance,
Tatunen, one maker of mortals and the company of gods of the south, north, west, and east.
For full text go to http://www.bardo.org/ani/ch15.html
Roger Williamson visual artist painter, resides and creates in Minneapolis Minnesota.
Born in Loughborough, England, in 1947 and growing up in Coventry he was inspired from an early age by the French Symbolist painters of late nineteenth century France,
These artistic influences, in conjunction with his own esoteric upbringing and practical experiences of mythology and dream control, form the matrix, a collective oeuvre upon which his paintings and writings are an extension.
Using diverse creative media, whether painting or writing books, Williamson endeavors to develop techniques that materialize the sensuous dreaming experience into the language of the waking world. Aspiring to reintroduce mystery and ambiguity back into the adventure of human existence through the creative process, encouraging artistic audiences towards “living effulgent and invigorating lives, revitalized from the secretions of our subconscious.”
Roger Williamson is the creator of Tarot of the Morning Star deck and the author of The Sun at Night.