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I am the Body of my Ancesters Painting

Roger Williamson

United States

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 24 W x 36 H x 1 D in

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Medium: Oil on canvasYear Created: 2008 While your name continues to be spoken you continue to live. This is the fundamental theory behind ancestor worship which can be witnessed to an extreme in ancient Egyptian culture. Study of Hatshepsut, a female pharaoh of ancient Egypt, reveals that she was condemned to non being because all references to her name and existence were eliminated by her step son. Only in comparatively recent times has her name come to light. It is Hatshepsut who is the inspiration for such novels as “Jewel of the Seven Stars”. If you continue to live, then you can assist your descendants who preserve your existence by speaking your name and remembering your deeds. Descendants will make requests to the deceased for assistance just as they might have prior to the ancestor’s death and in much the same way as they did in life. The dead are regarded as family members and are a part of the greater family. In nearly every ancient culture ancestor worship is a practice and it is the ancestor spirits who maintain the values of the culture and maintain it’s standards. It is worth considering that the living hold the deceased hostage, for if the living do not get what they want they can condemn the ancestor to a second death by no longer remembering them. Remembering and honoring ones ancestors as being the origin of yourself is the simple act of paying thanks to those who are responsible for giving you the gift of being alive. We should work to resonate with ancestor message vibrations that agitate our karmic thread, for this thread is the link between the living and the dead. These vibrations, which are dream fluid, are what we incubate in so that we might metamorphosis into harmonic sound cords of rich timbre to become pure cosmic notes.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

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Size:24 W x 36 H x 1 D in

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Roger Williamson is a visual artist, residing and creating in Minneapolis Minnesota. Born in Loughborough, England, in 1947 and growing up in Coventry he was inspired from an early age by the French Symbolist painters of late nineteenth century France, These artistic influences, in conjunction with his own esoteric upbringing and practical experiences of magick, mythology and dream control, form the matrix, a collective oeuvre upon which his paintings and writings are an extension. Using diverse creative media, whether painting or writing books, Williamson endeavors to develop techniques that materialize the sensuous dreaming experience into the language of the waking world. Aspiring to reintroduce mystery and ambiguity back into the adventure of human existence through the creative process, encouraging artistic audiences towards "living effulgent and invigorating lives, revitalized from the secretions of our subconscious." Roger Williamson is the creator of Tarot of the Morning Star deck and the author of The Sun at Night. Statement Art is an externalization of struggle to rationalize and give form to something not understood. The artist, like the oyster, is driven to externalize this conflict into the image of a pearl. I believe art should be appreciated through a viewer's individual intercourse with the work, allowing the image to speak for itself and not be prejudged by societies academic paradigms. This concept has close parallels to techniques first acquired in childhood, such as the ability to stare at clouds and see recognizable images arise and fall in the mind’s eye out of what initially was perceived as chaos. Through this technique, letting a work speak to a deeper self than the superficial mind involves the viewer in the creative process, their imagination evolves the artwork to another level. The work is no longer stationary but part of a wave as is nature herself.

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