Passport to Hypnogogia.

Passport to Hypnogogia.

🙂 Working title “Passport to Hypnogogia”.

Spent the last 14 days working on this picture and I think I’ve pretty much finished it this morning. I may have said this before but this picture is now my favourite. I think because it incorporates many of my interests, experiences and even artistic ideas for fineliner shading that I’ve discovered over the last 3 years.

It’s 550mm X 340mm (Golden Rectangle) and sits nicely on A2 paper. ❤

I will scan the picture when I have a few pennies and post some better pics if anyones interested. I could also make some prints available too. I think I will do a picture with some explanations of the symbols too. The original is available.

Let me know what you think of it. Feedback is really important to me and can really change my direction when it comes to trying new pictures. 🙂

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Luxor Temple and Consciousness.

Luxor Consciousness3🙂 Really proud of my efforts this month. “Luxor Temple” and “Consciousness” 3.

So I finally finished off my tribute to “Luxor Temple” sometimes known as the Temple in Man. A magnificent structure, which has no business being built around 3500 years ago! It belongs in the future, not the past. My inspiration for drawing this was actually the documentary “Magical Egypt“. I don’t know how many times I have listened to Robert Bauval and John Anthony West beautifully describe the magic in this temple. Also Gary Evans, a man who truly knows how this place can affect your consciousness.

And Consciousness (3) my ever evolving idea. All seeds of life in each picture are uniquely decorated. Not an easy effort as there is over 200 in Luxor Temple and around 135 in Consciousness. I only stop because I run out of paper. ❤

Happy to sell the originals or do some prints if anyone’s interested. Here’s some close ups.

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Consciousness #3 in progress.

Work in progress.

Work in progress.

Following the success of Consciousness and Consciousness #2, I’m making a start at Consciousness #3. Each one increasing in size. Measuring 520mm X 320mm. Now time to uniquely shade 145 seeds of life.I still have a few prints of Consciousness #2 avaiable.

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☼-Travel once around the Sun.

Travel once around the Sun. #2

Travel once around the Sun. #2

❤ Finished another picture last night in the series called ☼-Travel once around the Sun-☼ It’s 275mm X 275mm and has included within it our Solar system, the Yuga cycle, the Elements air, earth, fire and water along with the signs of the western zodiac.

Some close ups to follow in the next few days. 🙂

"A Great Year" (Travel once around the Sun.#1)

“A Great Year” (Travel once around the Sun.#1)

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Finished this picture on the Winter Solstice. A tribute to “The Great Year” as depicted in the ancient Yuga Cycle of 24,000 years and a suitable celebration for the end of 2014. A challenging year in many, many ways on a personal level, but I could not be happier with my Art. Someone was kind enough to make an offer for this Artwork before it was even finished, now completed is on its way to the Yukon, Canada.

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⚛-The Granary-⚛ has left the country.

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“The Granary”. Completed on the 14th July is one of my favourite creations and definately my largest at 500mm X 365mm. It took about 2 weeks to complete and about 3 or 4 fineliners! Every seed of life design, all 166 of them are unique. I’m 99.9% sure of that!

The original is now on it’s way to illinois, U.S. 🙂 I’m so glad, and proud to of sold it this week, and the best bit is I can buy some new fineliners and even buy some prints of the above picture to make available for anyone who’d like one.

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The Art of Symbolism: Waves/Particles.

Wave-Perception-Particle.

Wave-Perception-Particle.

This is my initial attempt to include this concept into a symbol.  After I did the first one loads more just flowed out of me. All to do with the dual nature of waves and particles.

I don’t really know what to do with them other than include them in my art.  I always enjoy finding ways of incorporating information into my pictures whether it be literal, coded or symbolic.

⚛-A new work in progress. (Working title-Sacred Symbols)

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-I’ve been pouring my energy into this picture this week. Measuring 560mm X 375mm it’s massive. I’m really happy with the way it’s turning out. Next stage some Egyptian and Dogon cosmological symbols. 🙂

DarkLore Vol.8

DarkLoreCover TheCosmicJoker 🙂 I could not be more proud to have my Artwork on the cover of DarkLore Vol.8. Many thanks to Greg at the DailyGrail for thinking of me for this project. ❤

Darklore is an anthology of Forteana, hidden history, the paranormal and esoteric science. Bringing together some of the top researchers and writers on topics from outside of mainstream science and history, Darklore will challenge your preconceptions by revealing the strange dimensions veiled by consensus reality. Featuring contributions from Robert Schoch, Blair Blake, Lucy Ryder, Greg Taylor, Mike Jay, Martin Shough, Cat Vincent, Joanne Conman, and many others, Volume 8 of Darklore offers only the best writing and research from the most respected individuals in their fields. In Darklore Volume 8 you’ll find discussions of subjects such as the hidden history of megalithic sites of Göbekli Tepe and Gunung Padang, the strange phenomenon of ball lightning, parallels between NDEs and the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and much more.

Here’s a quick listing of what you’ll find within:

  • Mike Jay dives into the strange history of ‘sane hallucinations’
  • Martin Shough investigates the ball lightning enigma, and the way science has approached the mystery as compared to the UFO phenomenon
  • Joanne Conman discusses her revolutionary theory about ancient Egyptian astronomy
  • Daniel Bourke compares modern accounts of post-death consciousness with the descriptions of the world beyond found in the Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • Cat Vincent examines the rise of pop culture-based, hyper-real religions
  • Blair MacKenzie Blake revisits the strange history of the Shaver Mystery craze
  • Lucy Ryder explores the history of ‘corpse roads’ through archaeology and folklore
  • Ray Grasse asks the question: what does it mean when weird things happen?
  • Martin J. Clemens looks into reports of a 24,000-year-old pyramid in Indonesia
  • Robert M. Schoch explores the nature of death and consciousness
  • Alistair Coombs goes in search of the ‘Cult of the Cosmic Bull’
  • Greg Taylor reports on the ‘dying light’ witnessed by some people at the passing of a loved one

If you would like to purchase a copy of this phenominal book here are your links:

DailyGrail facebook pageDarkLore Vol 8. – Daily Grail WebsiteDarkLore Website.

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I really should  take this oppotunity to try and sell the Original Artwork! Available here at my etsy store if you really like it. 🙂 ❤ Original Artwork here.

T.A.O. Affecting Consciousness. Through Symbolism, Sacred Geometry and Synchronicity. Issue #1 Out now!

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