The Pilgrimage

“The Pilgrimage” holds secrets. Initially created for “The Spellcasting Oracle”, on one level, it’s meant to depict the beautiful and solitary path of a woman on her own journey, mistress of her own vessel. In the way of the arcanum and using the mysteries of the iconographers, it holds symbols that are intended to provoke deeper reflection and imbue the viewer with the radiance of their own work here on this earthly plane, as well as spiritually guide and remind of the eternal voyage as well.

On the stern hangs the lamp of wisdom, filled with oil, to light her way. In the sky, the waning moon represents She Who Is, the Divine Feminine, promising assurance that the pilgrim is never alone, and provides continued light along the journey which will illumine to full, shining down and guiding the pilgrim through even the darkest waters. The pilgrim stands strong and self-assured, dressed in a red mantle which indicates her earthly path and sacrifice but also her royal place and power. The waters are choppy, to remind that the voyage may not be smooth, but the cloudless sky with its shining stars indicate her true destination and the clarity which she possesses to navigate her return to the heavenly realms. She holds the staff, or the uas, which represents her power and is thematic and controls the flow of cosmic energy. So the painting also points to our eternal destiny.

Much of my work attempts to deliberately encompass that philosophy and practice of the old masters and iconographers who understood the importance and power of divine symbolism and the arcanum, and used it in their works as a meditative guide for enlightenment for an audience of pilgrims who could not read, and did not have access to holy books. We live in an age of alexandrian libraries, but I still believe that meditating upon visual imagery – and especially for us as women – is often far more powerful than words. Symbolism bypasses the conscious mind and reveals its truths through the wisdom of the higher self, who ultimately serves to guide us all along our own paths and destiny.

“The Pilgrimage”

Mixed Media

2019

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Author: GreatCosmicMothersUnited

I have joined with many parents affected with the surreal , yet accepted issue of child abuse via Pathogenic Parenting / Domestic abuse. As a survivor of Domestic Abuse, denial abounded that 3 sons were not affected. In my desire to be family to those who have found me lacking . As a survivor of psychiatric abuse, therapist who abused also and toxic prescribed medications took me to hell on earth with few moments of heaven. I will share my life, my experiences and my studies and research.. I will talk to small circles and I will council ; as targeted parents , grandparents , aunts , uncles etc. , are denied contact with a child for reasons that serve the abuser ...further abusing the child. I grasp the trauma and I have looked at the lost connection to a higher power.. I grasp when one is accustomed to privilege, equality can feel like discrimination.. Shame and affluence silences a lot of facts , truths that have been labeled "negative". It is about liberation of the soul from projections of a alienator , and abuser ..

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