Inspirational card of the day,The Hermit, go within

June 12 Inspirational Card of the Day

Major Arcana TRUMP # 9

The Hermit Tarot Tara Greene

THE HERMIT The Alchemical Tarot

If you’ve been following this daily offering you may have noticed that

we are encountering a series of Major Trump Cards. The Fool, Strength and now The Hermit. 

THE HERMIT  is the old wise SAGE, the guru, the seeker of inner wisdom,the Ancient wisdom keeper,

The number 9 is the number of completion, perfection , it is the last in the sequence 1-9 and then repeats.

THE HERMIT is always a  lone figure, as the name implies. A hermit was/is  a spiritual seeker,

one who went into the woods,or into a cave,  who dropped out of society to seek more meaningful  answers to life.

He is usually cloaked, mysterious, traditionally an older, wiser more experienced grey haired long bearded man.

He can be facing left or right, always holding a lantern and a staff. He is a seeker and a way shower.

Some famous Hermit types are the Buddha, Yoda, Gandalf, St. Francis of Assisi, Hildegarde Von Bingen, a 12th Century German Benedictine musician, mystic, writer, herbalist and visionary, American artist Georgia O’Keefe, musician Cat Stevens who converted to Islam and dropped out of public sight at the height of his fame.

Georgia O'Keefe artist

Painting by Georgia O’Keefe

The Hermit is also the sign of VIRGO

add on the additional meanings of earth sign, practical, devoted,ecology, hard-working, serving others, intelligent, ordered, perfecting, health.

MEANING

The HERMIT is a part of you seeking deeper meaning and inner wisdom within. The Hermit is telling you to take some time out. SLow down. You need a break from the usual daily crazy busyness. Slow down, pay attention to what you eat, digest everything, get into  your body wisdom. Do something which requires time, concentration, patience to create. Write, read, slow down. You already have the answers within you. 

MEDITATION

Close your eyes take some deep breaths, and imagine that you are walking into the forest away from all civilization. As you walk you drop different personas, attitudes, defenses in the form of clothing, symbolic items which drop to the side of your path. As you walk you feel lighter and lighter. 

You walk for a very long time through the woods with only the sounds of the birds and the trees snapping and the breeze blowing. Listen, the world is at peace, it is whole complete beautiful. You are seeking help as you still don’t know where you are going, why or how. You ask from your heart for a sign. It is getting dark, fear comes up and sends shivers down your spine. A raven crows. Darkness descends and you stop walking. You feel your heart racing in your chest. You lean against a large tree. And remember to breathe deeply to calm down. You start to feel centered, you remember to be like the tree and grow roots to ground yourself. You feel steadier. Then something inside you tells you to turn around, and off in the distance you think you see a faint glow. You carefully walk towards the dim light which gets brighter as you go. Then there ahead of you and above you, you see a figure. A man in a hooded cape holding up a light. Telepathically he tells you that you  he is your guide, your way shower, he is protecting you with his Light and he will always be there for you whenever you need.  You are awestruck by his presence which seems ancient, kind, mysterious yet filled with knowledge. 

Anytime you wish your inner guide is there for you. You have just met him. Sit quietly every day and ask the HERMIT to teach you. It will take time and patience. You must persist.

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Hildegard Von Bingen 

The Inner Light by George Harrison the Beatles 

Mr. Brainwash move over,meet Mr. Bitumin art eidolons

I love art. Everyone has a secret desire to be an artist. Admit it. To be an artist is to live creatively, to live life freely. I started out as an artist, I went to Art High School and Art College. I had shows in New York , Los Angeles and Toronto.

Everyone Loves Banksy, he is a very  clever man, Did you see the film Exit Through the Gift Shop? Banksy made it about Mr. Brainwash. This is not about street art but about an artist who does amazing work.

this is a promotional ART Blogpost.

Napoleon Brousseau painting

Mr. Bitumen 2012 Painting
Napoleon Brousseau

Napoleon Brouseau’s talents are enormous. He lived in New York years ago and knew Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. He met Frederico Fellini, worked on the Pee Wee Herman TV show building props. He was an art director at Area Nightclub for some time. 

Napoleon has paint in his veins. He is the real deal, he has lived the artists life fully and has wonderful and funny stories to tell. He should have been killed about five times already and survived because he has a destiny as an artist to keep creating to keep bringing his soul into manifestation. It takes tenacity to really live like a true artist. Plus he is that very rare artist who is also a nice guy.

His talents are vast and deep, he is always pushing his own edge. Collector’s need to find him, because his time is NOW>

At the opening of this show other artists and gallerists were exclaiming that each painting was museum quality. 

So get up to Toronto Canada asap the show runs till December 8 2012

They really need to be seen as the layers of surface are scintillating. They are like modern Rembrandt portraits. Really!

Yes the Frida Kahlo show is on at the Art Gallery of Ontario, she is my female art heroine. Napoleon is my art hero.

Trance paintings memory idol portraits

 Lincoln, Jesus, Mister Bitumen

   NAPOLEON BROUSSEAU @ THE ROBERT KANANAJ GALLERY

1267 Bloor Street West, Toronto

 416  289 8855  info@robertkananajgallery.com

“Returning: Le Fantôme de la Mémoire”

 November 8 – December 8 2012

A series of 19 portrait paintings of apparitions

from the imaginal realms

 inspired by Walt Whitman’s poem “Eidolons”

                                                                         I met a seer,

Passing the hues and objects of the world,

The fields of art and learning, pleasure, sense,

To glean eidolons.

Meet Mr. Bitumen

The poster boy for the show, Mr. B. appears from a dream dimension of his own, portrayed as a bulbous reflective death mask floating ominously over a ghostly Michael Jackson skull. Mister Bitumen is the phantom of future passed inspired by the environmental damage caused by the Alberta Tar Sands.

 Each portrait contains a powerful presence and reveals its’ subjects’ own idiosyncratic essence. Brousseau spent several years painting in what he calls trance and meditation states stalking these eidolons and phantoms that he has pinned down in his paintings.

 Jesus apparition

There is the eidolon of Jesus Christ; in another, Abraham Lincoln appears and disappears through a chain link fence, the dividing poverty line. Other portraits are of beings from realms unknown. They appear to be looking curiously at the viewer, pushing forward from their space, trying to enter into our dimension.

 Abe Lincoln eidolon portrait

Brousseau created the works through a long meditative process. The painting are created using his own applied techniques.  He used many types of hand cut rollers with repeated images and applies multiple layers of paint to find the ghostly images. Once they reveal themselves, they are sealed in epoxy. The painting surface, is ground down then he rolls, grinds and brushes over and over in layers in search of more details. It’s like an archaeological dig.

 Each painting is a dazzling show stopper. These beguiling phantoms and memories enchant the viewer, leaving an indelible impression.

 Napoleon Brousseau is well known in Toronto for his giant ant sculptures that adorn the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art in Toronto and The Cameron House, a famous local art bar.  Brousseau continuously produces astonishing new bodies of work in various mediums. He explores many themes -gender, politics, eroticism, and nature. His works always confronts the viewer with his distinctive perspective of seeing the world.

For the last seven years Brousseau has been the Art Director for his new media eco fundraising project “SEED”, which transforms cell phones into interactive artist tools. The public co-creates virtual trees with their phones which directly contributes funds to planting real trees in urban settings. Seed has been presented at the Winter Olympics 2010, Canada, the U.S., China, Australia and at The McMichael Art Gallery in Kleinburg 2012. A dedicated artist, he is a world traveller and is producing several books from his drawings of exotic explorations.

 See more of the artist’s works @ website – http://www.napob.com

 This is a must see show, the small Bloor Street West gallery barely can contain the energy and the presence of the work.

GALLERY HOURS: TUESDAY TO SATURDAY 11 AM TO 6 PM

THE ARTIST WILL BE PRESENT  SATURDAYS  2:00- 6:00 pm

Nov. 10, 17, 24 Dec 1 and Dec 8 closing event