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Isis Seshat Tending to the Ancestors


Tending to the Ancestors: Isis-Seshat Journal Winter 2018-2019 A quarterly journal of the Fellowship of Isis Each issue, while aligned with seasonal currents, is devoted to a specific theme. The theme of this Winter issue of 2018-2019 is “Tending to the Ancestors.” Many people who identify as Pagan incorporate a robust devotional practice of ancestor veneration in their everyday spirituality, while for others, the issue is very complicated. What does it mean to tend to the ancestors? Is one confined to just commemorating the dead of their bloodlines? What about spiritual ancestors? How are some ways to get a devotional […]

Isis Seshat Tending to the Ancestors, Winter 2018/19. A quarterly journal produced on behalf of the Fellowship of Isis. 48 page color e-zine., ancestor, mythology, reincarnation, vudu, voodoo, vudon, familly

Prometheus Cain,Consciousness and the Wrath of God


Prometheus Cain and Wrath of God Prometheus Cain Consciousness and the Wrath of God, Oil on canvas, 72 inches by 36 inches, 2010  Buy Original Painting from Saatchi Art My painting looks at the mythological dynamic from two perspectives.  It is illustrating the phenomena of enlightenment being shared prior to the punishment being executed. From the Greek perspective it is the agent of enlightenment to man, Prometheus,who is the one suffering the wrath of the Gods. In the Jewish/Christian philosophy it is the receiver of enlightenment, Eve, who suffers the wrath of God. In the background is Zeus looking down from his domain […]

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Sun Virgo Tarot Hermit Self Healing


Sun Virgo Tarot Hermit Sun in Virgo corresponds to the major arcana tarot card Hermit. Close examination of the card reveals the eyes of the Hermit are closed, symbolizing answers to questions are obtained through introspection and the seeking  elucidation from from within. The Hermit derives resolution to uncertainty from learned personal experience, recalled through inner voice, in contradiction to relying on influences of society, media and social convention. This inner voice, according to Julian Jaynes in his book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, was the voice of Gods and ancestors commonly listened to […]

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Sun Enters Leo Tarot Strength


Leo Tarot Card Strength Leo, tarot card Strength symbolism, Sun in Leo. Is strength accepting 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 […]

To Really See Art Exhibit


Art Exhibit To Really See Closes August 13th Art exhibit closing. I currently have two pieces on display at the University of Minnesota Bio Medical Lab Library as part of the Avivo exhibition To Really See. Show closes on Monday August 13th, 2018 Overview This run with the University of Minnesota presents over thirty pieces of art. It shows at the Bio-Medical Library until August 13th, 2018. The exhibition is a project curated by Jes Reyes, the Coordinator of Avivo’s ArtWorks program, and co-organized by Paul Ranelli, a Professor of Social Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. […]

Mystery is Energy


Sphinx, Mystery is Energy Sphinx, Mystery is Energy, a life journey. Oil on canvas, 48 inches by 72 inches, 2010  Buy Original Painting from Saatchi Art She  expresses Mystery is Energy and when she loses her mystery she dies. Represents also the mystery of  our life journey. In the back ground is written the riddle of the Sphinx, in jumbled Greek letters, and in the foreground are the dead bodies of her previous lovers. The aesthetic comes to her passively in contemplation and she meets him as dynamic energy  issuing from this contemplation. She confronts us to make us think, to find answers […]

Sphinx, oil on canvas, 72 inches by 48 inches by Minneapolis visual artist Roger Williamson

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 […]

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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