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Tarot of the Morning Star Second Editon Divination Deck


Scheduled for release October 2017 Divination deck Tarot of the Morning Star second editon Seventy Eight Card Deck with booklet, $44.95 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  inundation of the […]

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.

Dreaming Messenger Spirit Brings Her Dionysus


A Dreaming Spirit Brings Her Dionysus Dreaming Messenger Spirit, Greek God Dionysus. In this depiction the Dreaming God is an aspect of the Hypnos. 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 Roger Williamson is a visual artist living and creating in Minneapolis, MN. See A Spirit Comes Greek God of Sleep Hypnos Currently on display at Magus Books Roger Williamson art prints at Magus Books

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Sun Enters Virgo, Tarot Hermit


Hermit Our Inner Guide Tarot Hermit illustrates we should be guided by the light of life symbolized by the Ancient Egyptian ankh representing his lantern. The Hermits eyes are closed symbolizing introspection, listening to the inner voice. This inner voice, according to Julian Jaynes in his book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, was the  hallucinated voice of the Gods and  or ancestors commonly listened to by our ancient forebears. The jackal headed figure in the background is s synthesis of Wepwawet and Anubis.  Wepwawet as “Opener of the Ways” and Anubis our protector on […]

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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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Tarot Key Chariot


Tarot Key Chariot Tarot Key Chariot depicts a triumphant individual who has harnessed learned abilities and experiences to courageously impel themselves into the pursuit of achieving their aspirations. This is not saying their projects will be successful; it is saying the individual has courage to try. Triumphant implies the person has conquered their fears to be able to attempt an enterprise. Tarot key Moon is the path travelled where fears, fuelled from previous unconscious actions, tarot key Death, are conquered. This individual is capable to attempt an enterprise because of past experiences, some successful and some not. We should remember, […]

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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

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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Tarot Hierophant, Appearance of Awareness


Hierophant Major Arcana Tarot Divination Card Hierophant major arcana tarot card 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 […]

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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 Life journey, an original oil on canvas painting by Minneapolis visual artist Roger Williamson
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