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Lilian Kolster’s Peace Pipe art of the DMT vine

The archetypal model of subconscious expression is validated against hundreds of artworks of all times, cultures and styles, including sugar, caffeine, cannabis, ayahuasca, DMT, cactus, mescaline, mushroom, psilocybin, rock art and ‘fine’ or ‘academic’ styles. The standard structuralist anthropology analysis named mindprint, follows a set format to enable comparison worldwide (see the paper Blueprint on http://www.edmondfurter.wordpress.com and on Researchgate or on Academia.net). All complex artworks express 60% of the 100 known features of archetype, in five layers (see other posts on archetypal structure in built sites, icons, hieroglyphs, alphabets, and in natural media such as the periodic table of elements). Archetype regulates the ‘grammar’ of energy, matter and meaning. Here is an example of subconscious structure in a DMT-styled artwork titled ‘Peace Pipe’.

General themes in Lilian Kolster’s Peace Pipe vine artwork, are types 2c Basket, typical of woven texture (here vines and smoke), instruments (pipe stem), or containers (pipe bowl); and type 3 Queen, of long necks (buzzards, and fox pipe neck), queen (here taking the place of the adjacent King), spring (leaves), or school (insight from meditation); and type 4 King, of birds, or furnace (pipe bowl). Life cycles offer some insight into natural patterns, as the caterpillar smoking a hookah does in Alice in Wonderland. Below is the standard list indicating which optional features Kolster expressed in this painting.

Lilian Kolster; Peace pipe with birds (after DMT Times. Mindprint labels and axial grid by Edmond Furter). A tree of life with birds is a stock art theme in many cultures, including Egypt. Each artwork is different, but the underlying structure is universal and eternal.

Type Label; Character (archetypal features expressed):

1 Builder; Buzzard B (bird) hovering (twist), in a group (cluster).

2 Builder; Buzzard C (bird) hovering (twist), in a group (cluster).

3 Queen; Buzzard D (neck long and bent, beak long and bent).

4 King; Vine smoker (‘furnace’) with feathered neck (bird).

5a Priest; Buzzard E (winged, colours) hovering (hyperactive), at nectar (‘water’).

5b Priest; Butterfly A (colours, hyperactive, winged).

5c Basket Tail; Butterfly B from smoke (tree/herb, reveal). And pipe (container) of burl or root (tree) with smoke (herb, reveal). And Buzzard F. And Dragonfly (tail).

6 Exile; Bee-eater?, far from the axial centre (egress). And Budgie B, near the axial centre (ingress).

7 Child; Bee-eater? chick (juvenile). Off the grid (eyeless), as type 7 often is.

7g Gal.Centre; Pipe bowl (juncture).

8 Healer; Pipe (heal) front, as fox (canid).

9 Healer; Vine leaf tip? (strong, heal, disc, trance), NO EYE.

10 Teacher; Bird, OFF THE GRID.

11 Womb; Budgie A’s midriff (womb).

12 Heart; Budgie A’s chest (heart).

13 Heart; Budgie A.

13c Basket Head; Owl B (oracle).

14 Mixer; Owl A (bird), far from the axial centre (egress).

15 Maker; Buzzard A (winged), upward (rampant).

15g Gal.Gate; Insect.

Axial centre; Unmarked as usual.

4p Gal.S.Pole; Buzzard E’s wing (limb-joint).

11p Gal.Pole; Unmarked.

Summer or celestial pole (cp); Buzzard A’s feet (limb-joint). Winter or celestial south pole (csp); Unmarked. The solstice axle is on the vertical plane of the axial centre. These markers place summer between axes 14-15, or Cancer-Gemini, thus spring and the cultural time-frame in Age Aries-Pisces, confirmed by the large face expressing type 4 or Pisces. Most artworks express the time-frame of a previous Age, when the culture of the artist was formed. Age Aries-Pisces spring was about BC 80.

Structuralist features of expression are universal, and subconscious to nature, artists, architects, builders, crafters and members of any culture. This example is one of 800 confirming the archetypal structuralist model, named mindprint in art, stoneprint in building sites, and blueprint in myth, pantheons, iconography and alphabets.

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Ambrose and Atlantia’s tree of subconscious connections

Kuba Ambrose and Vera Atlantia’s Rainbow tribe artwork of ayahuasca or DMT trancers under an Eden tree, expresses two concentric cycles of characters, with their eyes on two axial grids nested in one another. These imprints are among the most dense clusters of general conscious and subconscious meaning found in the 700 artworks analysed from 2010 to 2019. The double grid adds to semantic (contextual), semiotic (core meaning) and spatial coherence; for which it sacrifices some individual differentiation among the characters. Structuralist analysis confirm that archetype guides natural, inherent order, including subconscious behaviour.

Some archetypal features are ambiguous, just as words require some context to become meaningful. But each cluster of meaning, such as an episode in myth or legend, keeps the same meaning in all times and places.

General themes in their Eden inner cycle of people, are typical of types 9 Healer, 9c Basket Lid, and 10 Teacher. These types are typically expressed in art by bent-forward postures, spiritual strength, pillars (here trees and spines), healing, trance, discs (here trees and snake heads), smelting (here from the spiritual pool); revelation (here a vision), weave (here of branches and snakes), enforcement of natural law, snakes, arm-links (here holding hands), leg-link (here of rooted spines); arms in W-posture, staffs (here spinal trees), hunt-master (here as crown of creation), guard (here the tree of collective wisdom), council (here an orderly gathering), ecology (here an Eden scene), and school (here of innate learning).

This work is by two artists collaborating. Structuralist analyses confirm mindprint in several other collaborations (such as Eljana van der Merwe and Mexico’s University of People of the South in a Mandela Day festival site mural).

Kuba Ambrose and Vera Atlantia; Rainbow tribe (after DMT Times. INNER cycle mindprint labels and axial grid by Edmond Furter). The two cycles (see the outer cycle below) run anti-clockwise by hour decans, or clockwise by seasons; but their orientations are flipped by 180 degrees. In the innter cycle, types analogous to summer months are on top.

Type Label; Inner character (noting archetypal features):

2 Builder; Man A with snake on his head (cluster).

3 Queen; Buffalo, near extinct (sacrifice). Bovid is more typical of 2.

4 King; Woman M (squatting, not accounted due to repetition).

5a Priest; Man L (priest, not accounted here due to repetition), with rooted spine (tailcoat head, not accounted here), via heart (of 12 opposite, not accounted here), in a group (assembly, not accounted here), with aura (varicoloured, not accounted here).

5b Priest; Woman K (features as for 5a) .

5c Basket Tail; Two doves or spirits incarnate, oracular? (reveal).

6 Exile; Man J, spine rooted (tree, not accounted here due to repetition).

7 Child; Reindeer. This species enabled our Ice Age survival.

7g Gal.Centre; Antler horns (limb joint).

9 Healer; Man H, spine rooted (pillar, not accounted here to do repetition), in trance (not accounted here).

10 Teacher; Woman G, in W-posture (arms up not accounted here), in group (council, school; not accounted here).

11 Womb; Woman E’s midriff (womb). Her eye is off the axial grid as usual.

12 Heart; Man F.

13 Heart; Man D with solar plexus chakra (‘heart’), tree spirit (angel), with rainbow (waterwork).

13c Basket Head; Tree (tree, oracle) as brain (head, hat, lid), with snakes (weave, tail); Not counted here.

14 Mixer; Man C with snake branches (tree, angel, reptile; not accounted here due to repetition).

15 Maker; Woman B in linked circle (churn, order; not accounted here).

 

Axial centre; Vine child’s hand (limb joint).

04p Gal.S.Pole; People E and F’s wrists (limb joints).

11p Gal.Pole; Unmarked.

Midsummer (cp); Person D’s elbow (limb joint).

Midwinter (csp); Vine child’s foot (limb joint).

These markers place midsummer in Leo-Cancer (confirmed by the top central position of type 13, analogous to Leo), thus spring and the cultural time-frame in Age Taurus-Aries. Transitional time-frames often appear in works themed on change.

Tree within a tree of knowledge

General themes in Ambrose and Atlantia’s Eden outer mindprint, of animals, include types 3 Queen, typical of long or bent necks, dragons (here snake-people), sacrifice (here of nature for culture, wild for domestic, subconscious for conscious, and their inverse), school (here of re-learning natural wisdom); type 4 King, typical of squatting (here crossed legs), king (here of humans as crown of creation), twins (here as genders and couples), sun, furnace (here as inner lights), field; type 5 Priest, typical of colours, ritual, tailcoat heads (here from linked spines), assembly, water (here a rainbow), heart (here spiritual lights), reptile (here snakes), inversion (here from culture to nature, conscious to subconscious, inner to outer); and the half-type 5c Basket Tail, typical of woven texture, tails, trees or herbs (here ayahuasca brew), revelation (here of a universal vision).

This imprint is among the more dense clusters of general conscious and subconscious meaning found in the 700 artworks analysed from 2010 to 2019. This analysis confirms that archetype guides natural, inherent order, including subconscious behaviour. The two captions demonstrate and confirm that some archetypal features are ambiguous, just as words require some context to become meaningful. Some species could express some features of several types (particularly snakes and birds), and a first may seem ambiguous. But each cluster of meaning, such as an episode in myth or legend, keeps the same meaning in all times and places. Mindprint isolates archetypal clusters based on recurrence, as the Aarne -Thomson -Uther (ATU) catalogue isolates recurrent motifs in legends.

Kuba Ambrose and Vera Atlantia; Rainbow tribe (after DMT Times. OUTER cycle mindprint labels and axial grid by Edmond Furter). Both cycles (see the inner cycle on top) are anti-clockwise by hour decans, or clockwise by seasons; but their orientation is flipped by 180 degrees. In the outer cycle, the winter ‘months’ are on top.

Type Label; Outer character (noting archetypal features);

1 Builder; Person G, in a group (cluster, not accounted here due to repetition).

2 Builder; Man F.

2c Basket; Snake I (snake, not counted) in tree (weave, not counted).

3 Queen; Snake H (neck long and bent, dragon; not counted), tutor (school, not counted).

4 King; Snake G. And woman E, crossed legs (squat, not counted).

5a Priest; Snake F (reptile, not counted), violet head (colours, not counted), from tree person (tailcoat head, not counted), in group (assembly, not counted), from rainbow source (water).

5b Priest; Snake E (features as of 5a).

5c Basket Tail; Tree snake person with rainbow (type 5 features: reptile, colours, water, priest, hyperactive, tailcoat head, assembly, judge; type 5c features: weave, tree /herb, reveal). C-types are off the axial grid, but between specific axes. Unusually, here two 5c characters are on the grid.

5c Basket TailB; Snake C (weave, tail, tree, reveal, disc; not counted). And tree person’s chest (heart, of 13 opposite). Types 5 may express some features of their axial opposites.

5c Basket TailC; Snake B (features as of 5a). And tree person’s solar plexus (‘heart’)

6 Exile; Snake A (reptile, tree; not counted), from woman B (double-headed), near the centre (ingress).

7 Child; Buffalo A, calf? ( juvenile).

8 Healer; Buffalo B (strong).

9 Healer; Cow. And man L.

9c Basket Lid; Rooster with comb (disc, hat).

10 Teacher; Pig (market?).

11 Womb; Woman K’s midriff (womb). And ayahuasca pot brewing visions (‘womb’).

12 Heart; Chest (heart) of lioness (felid), its spirit a dove (angel).

13 Heart; Chest (heart) of lion (felid), its spirit a dove (angel).

13c Basket Head; Reindeer calf. C-types are usually off the grid, here four are on the grid.

13c Basket HeadB; Reindeer with antlers (hat, weave). And woman I.

14 Mixer; Man H near the centre (ingress), spine rooted (tree, not counted).

15 Maker; Buffalo.

 

Axial centre; Unmarked as usual.

04p Gal.S.Pole; Woman K’s elbow (limb joint).

11p Gal.Pole; Woman E’s shoulder (limb joint).

Midsummer (cp); Vine child’s jaw (limb joint).

Midwinter (csp); Woman E’s elbow (limb joint).

These markers place midsummer between 2 and 2c, analogous to Taurus Perseus; thus spring and the cultural time-frame in Age Aquarius, confirmed by the top central character expressing an extra type 5c, analogous to Aquarius Piscis Austrinus. Structuralist features of expression are universal, and subconscious to artists, architects, builders, crafters and members of any culture.

Chemical and bio-chemical fractals

Visions prompted by drugs tend to result in doubly symmetrical art designs, where some features are vertically and horizontally mirrored. Persian carpets share the design features of double mirroring, fractals and digital texture. In nature, and in living bodies, the same applies. DNA is a double spiral, lopped into knots and ‘plates’. Hominids carry DNA combinations that may have arisen from four worms joining their cells and organs with protozoa, bacteria and viruses. Our irises mirror one another in forming two circular body maps, with slight differences in the heart and womb area (Furter 2016). Our teeth mirror one another doubly; top and bottom jaws, left and right; each quarter carrying reflexes or lymph nodes to our major organs (Furter 2016).

Recurrent features in nature and in culture, indicate that matter and energy use certain building blocks at many levels of scale, reversing and inverting some to mutate into larger and more complex species. But successful omnivores who reach the top of a food chain, stop using mutation to change, and use it to remain the same instead. They rotate a repertoire of features to stay a few steps ahead of competing species, parasites and natural disasters. They ‘run to stand still’. Among those species are viruses, bees, mosquitoes, predators, and humans. One of the main differences between hominid apes and us, is variety. Apes, including hominids, evolve fast, most remain prey to other mammals, and compete with one another. Humans became survivable in Ice Ages, and have remained one species ever since.

The ultimate aims of nature are familiar to chemistry, biology, ecology, sociology and economy; self-replication, by exploitation and transformation of maximal energy and matter by least effort (Zipf 1949). Species, artworks and buildings also use these strategies, with more energy invested in apparent differentiation. Species use inherent mutation to explore vacant niches, and retain features that enable exploitation. This process is named conversion. American vultures are unrelated to Eurasian vulture, but came to look similar by the dictates of available food.

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Amanda Sage’s New York terror art: built and ruined

Amanda Sage’s collaboration artwork, Wind in the meat, pictures the 2001 New York terror attack in surreal and abstract style, similar to some Ice Age, rock art, Cubist, 1970s Modern, and some ayahuasca artworks, where ‘entoptics’ appear among representations. General themes in this work are indicated by extra features of types 1 /2, 3, 4 and 12/13:

1 /2 Builder, typical of cluster (here as debris in the fireball), bovid (elephant at 1), bird (raven at 14), tower (World Trade Centre and Manhattan), build (towers), ruin (terror), hero (firemen? at 11-12), book (TV at 12-13), pit (at 9-10), rain (ironically fire);

3 Queen, of long or bent necks (here at 13), sacrifice (fire), pool (river and ocean);

4 King, of twins (here Twin Towers), rectangle (buildings), sun or furnace (fireball);

12/13 Heart, of heart (here the fleeing antelope’s visible heart), death, rounded (fireball and debris), weapon (terror), war (terror), water-work (ocean vortices), angel (spirits leaving at 15).

Compare the themes in this work to the Babylonian and Biblical Tower of Babel tale’s ‘prophetic’ version, including bee tribes; and Tarot trump 16, Tower struck by lightning (16 is a magnitude of 1 in the natural number system of base-8); and Basil Valentine’s alchemical emblem of an island city struck by lightning; and Credo Mutwa’s New York art scenes. These themes all express type 1 Builder or Ruiner.

Some rock art works also use abstract shape as subconscious characters (see Furter 2017a; Recurrent characters in rock art reveal objective meaning, in Expression 16, June. Italy: Atelier Etno). Below is the structuralist analysis of how this artwork expresses universal archetypal features, in the standard structuralist anthropology format.

Amanda Sage collaboration; Wind in the meat, themed on the 2001 New York towers terror attacks (after DMT Times. Mindprint labels and axial grid by Edmond Furter). The style mixes surrealism and abstraction, similar to some Ice Age, rock art, Cubist, 1970s Modern, and some ayahuasca artworks, where ‘entoptics’ appear among representations.

Type Label; Character (archetypal features):

1 Builder; Elephant (bovid). And burning person (twist, hero). And flash C (cluster, lightning). An elephant carrying a tower or obelisk expresses type 4p; see the note under the polar markers below.

2 Builder; Flash A (cluster, lightning).

2c Basket; Tower A (weave, container, throne).

3 Queen; Red fireball (sacrifice).

4 King; Grey ash-ball B of a pair (twins, furnace). And central stone.

5a Priest; Blue-grey stone B (weapon, of 12 opposite).

5b Priest; Blue-grey stone A (weapon, of 13 opposite) in pink rings (colours).

6 Exile; Bound parcel (rope and bag are more typical of 7), far out (egress).

7 Child; Rubble rock (mace, eyeless; not counted here due to repetition).

7 ChildB; Round rock nodule (bag, unfold, mace, eyeless; not counted here).

8 Healer; Oblong rock nodule (disc, smelt; not counted here).

9 Healer; Bird-shaped flame trail (smelt; not counted here). Swifts or swallows and mud nests are more typical of 1 2/ opposite.

9c Lid; Ocean drain pits.

10 Teacher; Sailboat.

11 Womb; Antelope’s midriff (womb).

12 Heart; Antelope’s heart (heart). And yellow flower (rounded) or wreath (death).

13 Heart; Antelope, rear eye. And onlooker, perhaps an artist.

14 Mixer; Antelope (antelope) front eye, near the centre (ingress).

15 Maker; Raven (winged), hooded (bag), pecking a building (smite).

15 MakerB; Four (doubled) fire-fighters with hose (churn, ‘rope’). And a jumper’s soul flying (winged, rampant).

15g Gal.Gate; (juncture, limb joint).

 

22 Axial centre; Unmarked as usual.

04p Gal.S.Pole; Red stone.

11p Gal.Pole; Diamond framework (juncture). An elephant (see 1 above) carrying an obelisk (a diamond is a mirrored obelisk), expresses type 4p opposite, in some illustrations in the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili in the 1500s; and in some of Salvador Dali’s artworks.

Midsummer; Small banded gem, or larger banded gem. Midwinter; Pebble, or tiny pebble. Both polar axle options are near the horizontal plane; in the 15-1 field, or in the 2-1 field, placing midsummer in Gemini-Taurus1, or Taurus1-2. These imply spring and the cultural time-frame in Age Pisces-Aquarius, or Age Aquarius 5a-5b. The top central position of types 4 and 5 in the ruin ball, confirms the transitional Age. The 2009 event memorialised here, occurred seven years before the ecliptic or archetypal transition from Age Pisces to Age Aquarius. Most artworks express the foregoing Age, but transitional and memorial works tend to express the current or future Age. Structuralist features of expression are universal, and subconscious to artists, architects, builders, crafters and members of any culture.

Archetype is the ‘DNA’ in all cultural media

The standard format of structuralist analyses of artworks inspired by ayahuasca visions, confirm that all cultures and counter-cults subconsciously express about 100 known recurrent motifs in complex artworks, built sites, and other cultural media. The only possible explanation for the presence of the complex and quirky detail or ‘meta-data’ of the inherent structure of expression, is that all artists, societies, perception, ‘mind’, nature and meaning itself, is pre-determined by archetype.

Recurrent optional features, and axial spacing of the eyes or focal points of characters in artworks and built sites, enabled the discovery of five layers of perception and expression in all styles and cultures. Below is a guide to how to identify the subconscious structure, or visual and spatial ‘DNA’, in any complex artwork or built site. Archetype guides the way that nature and culture expresses matter, energy, and meaning. Thus structuralist anthropology analysis raises the innate blueprint of archetype to conscious understanding for the first time. The rigorous underlying regularity in apparently random behaviour is named mindprint in artworks (Furter 2014), or stoneprint in built sites (Furter 2016).

Demonstrating this natural, inborn imprint in artworks, reveal how themes, symbols, styles and even ‘different’ media, all use the same repertoire of features.

See more examples in other posts. See more ayahuasca art analyses on https://mindprintart.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/ayahuasca-art/ or on DMT Times; Ayahuasca artists also express universal meaning.

The only structuralist difference from other art styles, is that the inherent time-frame in ayahuasca art tends to be in Age Pisces-Aquarius, or in Age Aquarius. This framework was formerly found mainly in monumental public works intended to perpetuate an event or culture. The current Age transition is confirmed by the prominence of type 5 Priest or Ritual, or its opposite, type 13 Heart or Death, in the artworks; and by extra features of type 5 in the artworks. For the last 2000 years, from about BC 80 to AD 2016, the dominant time-frame was either Age Pisces, or the foregoing Age Aries. Artists in every Age mostly express the time-frame of the former Age, wherein they believe their culture was rooted or formed. Age transitions are always subtle and gradual. Some themes in recent New Age art, reveal a sense of dread and expectation of immanent change.

See an article on Ayahuasca Oracle of the Dead as counter-cult to Divide and Kill culture, on www.stoneprintjournal.wordpress.com).

Art comes from archetypal inspiration, prompted by nature, innate perception, and some examples; not from number, myth, decans, zodiacs, drugs, or any media in particular. See some Surrealist artworks, and some DMT-styled artworks in structuralist analyses on https://mindprintart.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/peyote-or-mescaline-art/

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Bryan Ward’s Entheogenic Eden art as subconscious tree of knowledge

The main general theme in Bryan Kent Ward’s Entheogenic garden of Eden, is type 15 Maker or Re-creator, expressed here as nature, and the plant, animal and cultural kingdoms nested in one another, and in mutual consciousness. Type 15 Maker is typical of subconscious expression of churns (here a circle of life); ropes (here roots and intestines); order (natural kingdoms); bags (bulbs); doubling (genders); reptile (snakes); and wings (of Adam). Type 15’s axial opposite is type 7 Child, also typical of bags and ropes (as above); juvenile; and unfolding (here as foetuses and hominids). The high level of integration of sub-themes indicates spiritual and mental integration of the artist, and of the genre of psychedelic art.

Ward himself sees this work as “Subversion of the garden of Eden and Adam and Eve; a serpent tempting by forbidden knowledge in natural life, fruit and plants; visual play with ideas of alien consciousness in insects; and shapes common to jellyfish, psychedelic mushrooms, and a nuclear fusion cloud, as manifesting symbolic transubstantiation of Christ consciousness.”

Several general typological themes are directly pictured here, due in part to the high level of integration of Eden and Genesis themes in myth, surreal art, ritual and language; but due mainly to the rigorous way that archetype expresses itself through nature, cultural media, and the works of gifted artists. General themes here include:

2c Basket, of shoulder humps and armlinks (Adam and Eve’s nine shoulders); containers (bulbs, bodies). The time-frame or ‘spring’ position in this work is also 2c (see notes under the polar markers bleow).

05 Priest, of colours, priest, hyperactive, tailcoat head, assembly, horizontal, water, heart, large, bovid, reptile, winged, invert, weapon, sash, judge, felid of 13 opposite, equid); opposite type 13 Heart (Adam’s creative heart).

9c Lid, of discs and lids (skulls); pillars (tree); secret and revelation (here of invisible connections made visible in holographic vision). Ayahuasca artworks tend to express c-types unusually strongly.

10 Teacher, of raised arms (Adam, Eve and the tree); council and school (species instructing one another); ecology (holographic nature).

11 Womb, of midriffs (Adam’s and Eve’s wombs, foetuses); crops (bulbs, fruit); water (pool); law (here natural integration itself); tomb (ancestral species).

14 Mixer, of time (species); transform (re-creation); and tree.

The work subconsciously integrates several general themes, identified by archetypal axes in the structuralist analysis, in standard format below.

Bryan Kent Ward; Entheogenic garden of Eden, no fruit forbidden, or Snake that giveth knowledge, delight, bright glory, and stirs the heart of men (after BK Ward, with permission. Archetype labels and axial grid by E Furter).

Type Label; Character (archetypal features):

02 Builder; Sun or moon (spring).

02c Basket; Third eye (secret) of the animal head on forehead (hat, container?) of tree (weave).

03 Queen; Tree (long and bent neck) with root tongue (dragon?), right eye, instructing (school) Adam.

04 King; Tree left eye (twins) with tongue of flame? (furnace).

04 King B; Tree fruit, eaten by bird (bird).

05b Priest; Mantis (colours), ‘praying’ (priest) and aiding in making Eve (hyperactive), oversized (large). See other type 5 mantids in Amatola rock art, resembling Egyptian Naqada style (Furter 2014; Mindprint p,,,,,,); and in Willem Snyman’s Light bulb Eden (forthcoming).

06 Exile; Butterfly (small), far from the centre (egress). And tree (tree) tongue snake (reptile), near the centre (ingress).

07 Child; Eve developing (unfold, bag, juvenile) from a root (rope), her head outside the frame (beheaded, eyeless). And a tree root person (rope) in a group.

07g Gal.Centre; Roots and bulbs (juncture, water).

09 Healer; Snake (bent forward) of Adam’s spine (pillar), engendering (heal) Eve.

09c Lid; A bird skull (disc, hat, lid) in a heap (hump). And coiled (wave) snake (snake, reveal) between Adam’s left arms (armlink).

10 Teacher; Hominid (huntmaster?) skull (disc) in a heap (council, ecology, school).

11 Womb; Foetus B in heap (womb, tomb). And Adam’s midriff (womb) linked to Eve.

11 Womb B; Foetus A in heap (womb, tomb). And Adam’s midriff (womb).

13 Heart; Adam’s throat wound where his heart (heart) is inserted or removed (death);  winged (angel).

14 Mixer; Adam (time?), winged (angel). And his third eye (transform); splitting from a tree (tree), into a couple (transform).

15 Maker; Adam’s heart removed (churn) by branched hands (rope), creating (order) Eve (doubled).

15g Gal.Gate; Pool (juncture, water).

 

Axial centre; Unmarked as usual.

4p Gal.S.Pole; Tree’s ‘jaw’ (juncture).

11p Gal.Pole; Adam’s chest wound (juncture).

Summer; Adam’s upper left shoulder (limb-joint).

Winter; Tree’s ‘jaw’ hinge-point (juncture).

These seasonal markers are very near the horizontal plane, confirming summer on axis 13-13c, placing spring and the cultural time-frame in Age Taurus-Aries or Basket. Transitional time-frames are typical of works consciously themed on cultural renewal. The top central position of type 2c, and the small distant ape or person as another 2c, confirm the time-frame. C-types are off the axial grid, but between specific axes.

The ape-man (limb-joints) in a small tree (juncture) is an alternative summer marker, near the vertical plane, opposite the alternative winter marker as Adam’s upper left wrist (limb-joint). This solstice axle (as traced on the image) places summer near axis 2 or Taurus, thus spring and the cultural time-frame in Age Aquarius, perhaps confirmed by the prominence of type 5 Priest or Aquarius as a large mantis.

Structuralist features of expression are universal, and subconscious to artists, architects, builders, crafters and members of any culture.

Archetype is the ‘DNA’ in all cultural media

The standard format of structuralist analyses of artworks inspired by ayahuasca visions, confirm that all cultures and counter-cults subconsciously express about 100 known recurrent motifs in complex artworks, built sites, and other cultural media. The only possible explanation for the presence of the complex and quirky detail or ‘meta-data’ of the inherent structure of expression, is that all artists, societies, perception, ‘mind’, nature and meaning itself, is pre-determined by archetype.

Recurrent optional features, and axial spacing of the eyes or focal points of characters in artworks and built sites, enabled the discovery of five layers of perception and expression in all styles and cultures. Below is a guide to how to identify the subconscious structure, or visual and spatial ‘DNA’, in any complex artwork or built site. Archetype guides the way that nature and culture expresses matter, energy, and meaning. Thus structuralist anthropology analysis raises the innate blueprint of archetype to conscious understanding for the first time. The rigorous underlying regularity in apparently random behaviour is named mindprint in artworks (Furter 2014), or stoneprint in built sites (Furter 2016).

Demonstrating this natural, inborn imprint in artworks, reveal how themes, symbols, styles and even ‘different’ media, all use the same repertoire of features.

See more examples in other posts. See more ayahuasca art analyses on https://mindprintart.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/ayahuasca-art/ or on DMT Times; Ayahuasca artists also express universal meaning.

The only structuralist difference from other art styles, is that the inherent time-frame in ayahuasca art tends to be in Age Pisces-Aquarius, or in Age Aquarius. This framework was formerly found mainly in monumental public works intended to perpetuate an event or culture. The current Age transition is confirmed by the prominence of type 5 Priest or Ritual, or its opposite, type 13 Heart or Death, in the artworks; and by extra features of type 5 in the artworks. For the last 2000 years, from about BC 80 to AD 2016, the dominant time-frame was either Age Pisces, or the foregoing Age Aries. Artists in every Age mostly express the time-frame of the former Age, wherein they believe their culture was rooted or formed. Age transitions are always subtle and gradual. Some themes in recent New Age art, reveal a sense of dread and expectation of immanent change.

See an article on Ayahuasca Oracle of the Dead as counter-cult to Divide and Kill culture, on www.stoneprintjournal.wordpress.com).

Art comes from archetypal inspiration, prompted by nature, innate perception, and some examples; not from number, myth, decans, zodiacs, drugs, or any media in particular. See some Surrealist artworks, and some DMT-styled artworks in structuralist analyses on https://mindprintart.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/peyote-or-mescaline-art/

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Archetype in New Age and ayahuasca art

Martina Hoffman’s art spins a web of life and meaning

Martina Hoffman’s artwork, Caught in the web, consciously develops graphic themes of creation, knowledge, ecology and ayahuasca visions; and subconsciously expresses the universal structure of space, time and meaning, as all complex artworks do. Its near-symmetry, typical of many DMT vision-styles artworks, hints at an invisible axial grid, but the conscious design centre and the subconscious structuralist centre never co-incide. Structuralist features of expression are universal, and subconscious to artists, architects, builders, crafters and members of any culture.

The general subconscious theme here is type 5 Priest, typical of colours, priestly ritual, hyperactivity, tailcoat heads (here of visions emerging from a body), assembly, horizontal, reptiles, and inversion; and its axial opposite, type 12/13 Heart, typical of hearts, felid (here the large tiger face), death (here as the otherworld), rounded (here in the outline), and inversion. These two types are often prominent in ayahuasca and oracular works. Below is a structuralist analysis of known archetypal features in this work, in the standard format.

Martina Hoffman; Caught in the web (2003, oil on canvas, after http://www.martinahoffmann.com with permission. Axial grid and mindprint labels by Edmond Furter). The theme and design is based on a web linking the vegetative, reptilian, mammalian and spiritual kingdoms. The universal axial grid and typology is subconscious to all artists.

Type Label; Character (archetypal features):

1 Builder; Yellow snake A, both eyes (cluster). And green snake B emerging (twist, cluster). And human loose eye B, skew (twist).

2 Builder; Violet snake A (twist, cluster).

2c Basket; Design centre of the life web (weave).

3 Queen; Green snake C (neck long and bent). And human loose eye A, inclined (neck bent, dragon). And orange snake D (neck long and bent) swallowing loose eye A (dragon, sacrifice).

4 King; Armband snake B (twins).

5a Priest; Violet snake D (colour, reptile) around (sash) the trancer (priest), flat (horizontal).

5a -5b Priest; Lime green snake (reptile) over trancer downward (invert).

5b Priest; Trancer (priest) vomiting visions (colours, hyperactive, tailcoat head, assembly), of a tiger (felid of 13 opposite) and snakes (reptile); lying down (horizontal) head forward (invert).

5b PriestB; Violet snake C (colours, reptile) around (sash) trancer (priest) flat (horizontal),

5c Basket Tail; Armband (weave) snake A from a vine (tree herb, reveal).

6 Exile; Violet snake B (reptile).

6 ExileB; Yellow snake B (reptile), nested outline (U-shape), near the axial centre (ingress).

7 Child; Orange snake A, small (juvenile), perhaps a mole snake? (eyeless).

8 Healer; Green snake C.

9 Healer; ?

10 Teacher; Green snake A, outside the outline (guard, snake).

11 Womb; Midriff (womb) of yellow snake A.

12 Heart; Tiger (felid).

12 -13 Heart; Bee person A.

13 Heart; Chest (heart) of yellow snake A.

13 HeartB; Flower pollen (heart) and nectar.

13c Basket Head; Insect-eating flower sprout (container).

14 Mixer; Tree (tree) frog or toad (reptile), poison or hallucinant skin, nearer the centre (ingress).

14 MixerB; Bee person? (angel?), far from the centre (egress).

15 Maker; Two people? (doubled) arm in arm (churn), meditating?

 

22 Axial centre; Unmarked, as usual.

04p Gal.S.Pole; Lime green snake body (limb joint?).

11p Gal.Pole; Leopard ear (unmarked).

Midsummer; Leopard eyebrow (juncture?).

Midwinter; Leopard jaw (limb joint). This marker places midsummer in Leo12, thus spring and the cultural time-frame in Age Taurus1, confirmed by prominence of yellow snake B, and a loose human eye, as type 1. Taurean time-frames are typical of alchemical works.

Structuralist features of expression are universal, and subconscious to artists, architects, builders, crafters and members of any culture.

Archetype is the ‘DNA’ in all cultural media

The standard format of structuralist analyses of artworks inspired by ayahuasca visions, confirm that all cultures and counter-cults subconsciously express about 100 known recurrent motifs in complex artworks, built sites, and other cultural media. The only possible explanation for the presence of the complex and quirky detail or ‘meta-data’ of the inherent structure of expression, is that all artists, societies, perception, ‘mind’, nature and meaning itself, is pre-determined by archetype.

Recurrent optional features, and axial spacing of the eyes or focal points of characters in artworks and built sites, enabled the discovery of five layers of perception and expression in all styles and cultures. Below is a guide to how to identify the subconscious structure, or visual and spatial ‘DNA’, in any complex artwork or built site. Archetype guides the way that nature and culture expresses matter, energy, and meaning. Thus structuralist anthropology analysis raises the innate blueprint of archetype to conscious understanding for the first time. The rigorous underlying regularity in apparently random behaviour is named mindprint in artworks (Furter 2014), or stoneprint in built sites (Furter 2016).

Demonstrating this natural, inborn imprint in artworks, reveal how themes, symbols, styles and even ‘different’ media, all use the same repertoire of features (see the list of known features, and the axial grid model below).

In 2010, after 26 years of study in the human sciences (anthropology, psychology, sociology, archaeology, art history) and crafts (astrology, I Ching and other forms of divination), I found previously unknown recurrent features in rock art, and started testing other art forms, styles, and media. By 2011 I had confirmed the specific structure, and the average frequencies of optional features, in Renaissance, ‘Ethnic’, Religious, Modern, Surreal, Abstract and all other recognised art styles. By 2013 some of Pablo Amaringo’s ayahuasca-styled artworks were part of the evidence (Furter 2014; Mindprint p157). By 2017 I found that several artists inspired by ayahuasca visions (such as Nic Warner), were designing works as complex in conscious concept, and in subconscious structure, as masters in any other style or school (see https://mindprintart.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/ayahuasca-art/). Recently I demonstrated how three aya-styled artists subconsciously express the universal structure (Furter 2019; DMT Times). This article adds more artworks and artists to the database of subconscious expression of the core content of culture.

The only structuralist difference from other art styles, is that the inherent time-frame in ayahuasca art tends to be in Age Pisces-Aquarius, or in Age Aquarius. This framework was formerly found mainly in monumental public works intended to perpetuate an event or culture. The current Age transition is confirmed by the prominence of type 5 Priest or Ritual, or its opposite, type 13 Heart or Death, in the artworks; and by extra features of type 5 in the artworks. For the last 2000 years, from about BC 80 to AD 2016, the dominant time-frame was either Age Pisces, or the foregoing Age Aries. Artists in every Age mostly express the time-frame of the former Age, wherein they believe their culture was rooted or formed. Age transitions are always subtle and gradual. Some themes in recent New Age art, reveal a sense of dread and expectation of immanent change.

One species, one culture, programmed to divide

Cultural media allow superficial differences to support competing socio-economic interests via tribal bonding. Our hard-wired compulsion to express the same innate story worldwide, is ironically as strong as our compulsion to rally around the slightest differences. These cultural ironies are also inherent in our eternal obsession with the afterlife and the subconscious (see Ayahuasca Oracle of the Dead as counter-cult to Divide and Kill culture, on www.stoneprintjournal.wordpress.com). We fear and repress the subconscious, yet we seek some assurances and interaction from it. Our rituals, diagnoses, healing, drugs, maturity cycles, myth, drama, art, theology and science, invoke and use conscious and subconscious logic. Individual and social maturity cycles strive to reconcile life and mortality, and painful differences between our conscious and subconscious compulsions.

Art comes from archetypal inspiration, prompted by nature, innate perception, and some examples; not from number, myth, decans, zodiacs, drugs, or any media in particular. See some Surrealist artworks, and some DMT-styled artworks in structuralist analyses on https://mindprintart.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/peyote-or-mescaline-art/

How to identify archetypal structure in artworks

The five subconscious, structured layers of expression globally, are (a) typological characters with specific optional features; (b) type sequence, clockwise or anti-clockwise; (c) axial grid between eyes or focal points of pairs of opposite types; (d) three pairs of polar junctures, implying three planes of expression; (e) orientation of polar pairs vertical or horizontal to the ground-line or a cardinal direction, co-incidental with the seasonal time-frame of the local culture. Here is a guide to how to identify the subconscious structure, or visual ‘grammar’, in complex artworks containing eleven or more characters.

The axial grid model of archetypal characters, labelled as generic social functions, with their sequential, spatial and polar relationships (after Furter 2014, 2016, 2019). Nature and culture projects archetypal structure on a plane, around an axial centre, with some features analogous to cosmology.

The types could be labelled after any popular set, such as species, myths or months. Generic labels, such as social functions, avoid the false impression of diffusion from one particular medium or culture. Here is the set of mindprint labels to identify archetypal characters. Axial opposites are given above/below one another:

 

1Builder 2Builder 2cBasket 3Queen 4King 4p
8Healer 9Healer 9cLid 10Teacher 11Womb 11p

 

5aPriest 5bPriest 5cTail 6Exile 7Child 7g
12Heart 13Heart 13cHead 14Mixer 15Maker 15g

 

cp csp ? ?

 

Characters expressing archetypes always have their eyes (except a womb at 11, and a heart at 12/13), on an axial grid, formed by standard pairs (1v8, 2v9, 3v10, etc). Artworks also express two ‘galactic’ polar points (4p v 11p); two galactic crossings (7g v 15g); and three polar points: Midsummer or Celestial Pole (cp), Midwinter or Celestial South Pole (csp); and Ecliptic Pole at the axial centre (unlabelled to avoid clutter). Polar points are not on eyes, but on limb joints.

The four main types could be doubled, as they are in the axial model (1v8, 2v9; 5a v12, 5b v13); or they could be single (2v9; 5v13). The total is usually twelve, fourteen or sixteen. Some other pairs may also be doubled in complex artworks. The axial grid always confirms the sequence of eyes along the edge.

Structuralist analysis of artworks could be tested and compared in the standardised mindprint format to fill in, with optional features to confirm or delete, as known by May 2019:

 

,,,,,,[Artist]; ,,,,,,[Artwork] expresses ,,,,,,,

General themes in ,,,,,,,,’s ,,,,,,,,,, artwork, are type/s ,,,,,,,, typical of ,,,,,,,,,,, (here ,,,,,) and ,,,,,,,,,,, (here ,,,,,,,,,,).

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,,,,,, [Artist]; ,,,,,, [Artwork title] (image after ,,,,,,,,. Mindprint labels and axial grid by ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,). The general theme in this work is indicated by extra features of type ,,,, typical of ,,,, and ,,,, and ,,,,.

Type Label; Character (archetypal features):

[delete the optional features that are not expressed]

1 /2 Builder; ,,,, (twist, cluster, bovid, bird, tower, build, sack, hero, book, spring, maze, pit, rain).

2c Basket; ,,,, (weave, shoulder-hump, instrument, container, hat, weapon, throne, snake, secret, planet, arm-link, leg-link).

3 Queen; ,,,, (neck long/bent, dragon, sacrifice, queen, spring, school, fish, ram, pool).

4 King; ,,,, (squat, king, twins, rectangle, sun, bird, fish, furnace, field).

5a/5b Priest; ,,,, (colours, priest, hyperactive, tailcoat head, assembly, horizontal, water, heart, large, bovid, reptile, winged, invert, weapon, sash, judge, felid of 13 opposite, equid).

5c Basket Tail; ,,,, (weave, tail, container, tree/herb, reveal, maze, disc).

6 Exile; ,,,, (ingress, egress, horned, sacrifice, small, U-shape, double-head, caprid, reptile, tree, disarmed).

7 Child; ,,,, (bag, rope, juvenile, unfold, beheaded, chariot, mace, eyeless).

7g Gal.Centre; ,,,, (limb joint, juncture, path, gate, water).

8/9 Healer; ,,,, (bent forward, strong, pillar, heal, disc, smelt, trance, canid).

9c Basket Lid; ,,,, (disc, hat, lid, instrument, reveal, hump, planet, weave, enforce, pillar, snake, metal, arm-link, leg-link).

10 Teacher; ,,,, (arms up, staff, hunt-master, guard, metal, market, disc, council, snake, ecology, school, carousel, canid).

11 Womb; ,,,, midriff,,,, (womb, wheat, water, law, felid, tomb, interior, library).

12/13 Heart; ,,,, chest,,,, (heart, felid, death, rounded, invert, weapon, war, water-work, angel).

13c Basket Head; ,,,, (oracle, head, hat, lid, weave, tree, tail).

14 Mixer; ,,,, (ingress, egress, time, tree, bird, angel, antelope, felid, reptile, fish, canid, dance).

15 Maker; ,,,, (churn, rope, rampant, order, bag, mace, weapon, doubled, smite, sceptre, face, canid, reptile, winged).

15g Gal.Gate; ,,,, (juncture, limb joint).

 

Axial centre; Unmarked /on ,,,, (limb joint /juncture).

04p Gal.S.Pole; (limb joint, juncture).

11p Gal.Pole; (limb joint, juncture).

Cp Midsummer; ,,,, (limb joint /juncture).

Csp Midwinter; ,,,, (limb joint /juncture).

Midsummer is on the horizontal /vertical plane /north-south meridian /east-west latitude.

These markers place midsummer in Leo /Cancer /Gemini /Taurus, thus spring and the cultural time-frame in Age Taurus /Aries /Pisces /Aquarius, confirmed by ,,,,,, prominence.

Structuralist features of expression are universal, and subconscious to artists, architects, builders, crafters and members of any culture.

[Delete the optional features that are not expressed in your example]

 

Polar markers usually place midsummer on or near type 12, 13, 14, 15 or 1, implying spring and the cultural time-frame 90 degrees earlier (in seasonal terms), in Age Taurus1, Taurus2, Aries3, Pisces4 or Aquarius 5a. The spring type is often confirmed by some kind of prominence of the character expressing type 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.

See some structuralist analyses reports on artworks in related styles, and examples of the absence of mindprint in photographs, on https://mindprintart.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/mushroom-or-psilocybin-art/

By Edmond Furter. Visit www.edmondfurter.wordpress.com and www.mindprintart.wordpress.com

Some sources and references

Boole, G, 1854 /2003. Laws of thought. Buffalo:  Prometheus Books

De Santillana G. and Von Deschend, H. 1969. Hamlet’s Mill: An essay on myth and the frame of time. Boston: Gambit

Furter, E. 2014. Mindprint, the subconscious art code. USA: Lulu.com

Furter, E. 2015a. Gobekli Tepe, between rock art and art. Expression 8. Italy: Atelier Etno

Furter, E. 2015b. Rock art expresses cultural structure. Expression 9. Italy: Atelier Etno

Furter, E. 2016. Stoneprint, the human code in art, buildings and cities. Johannesburg: Four Equators Media. (Extracts are posted on www.stoneprintjournal.blog)

Furter, E. 2017a. Recurrent characters in rock art reveal objective meaning. Expression 16, June. Italy: Atelier Etno

Furter, E. 2017b. Stoneprint tour of Paris. Stoneprint Journal 3. USA: Lulu.com

Furter, E. 2018a. Babylonian Plough List decans. In Gobekli Tepe art is archetype, not a zodiac. https://stoneprintjournal.blog/2017/06/08/gobekli-tepe-art-is-not-a-zodiac/

Furter, E. 2018b. Stoneprint tour of London. Stoneprint Journal 4. USA: Lulu.com

Furter, E. 2018c. Culture code in seals and ring stamps. Stoneprint Journal 5. USA, Lulu.com

Furter, E. 2019. Rennes le Chateau stoneprint tour. Stoneprint Journal 6. USA, Lulu.com

Furter, E. 2019. Ayahuasca artists also express universal meaning. DMT Times

Levi-Strauss, C. 1955. Mathematics of Man. Paris: Bulletin International des Sciences Sociales 6:4.

Temple, R. 2003. Netherworld. London: Century

Zipf, G. K. 1949. Human behavior and the principle of least effort. USA: Addison-Wesley

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Archetype in New Age and ayahuasca art

Marc Alexander’s ‘Prophetic’ art meditates gloom

Some themes in New Age art reveal expectation and dread of immanent change. Artist Marc Alexander graphically questions perceptions of doomsdays and real disasters, after the 2011 Japanese quake and tsunami. Some politicians and cults use inherent catastro-phobia to their own ends.

Biblical prophets warned that no one would know the day or hour. The red spiral is some lyric from Leonard Cohen’s song, Future: “Take the only tree that’s left, and stuff it up the hole, in your culture. Give me back the Berlin wall, give me Stalin and St Paul, give me Christ or give me Hiroshima… the blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold, and it has overturned the order of the soul. When they said; Repent, Repent, I wonder what they meant… There will be breaking of the ancient Western code, your private life will suddenly explode, there’ll be phantoms, and the white man dancing.”

A sense of repressed immanent doom was palpable in popular culture understatements of the 2000 millennium; 2001 9/11 terror attacks; 2012 Mayan Long Count zero; global financial crises; Arab spring waves; pollution; and Age Aquarius (type 5) start (since 2016; See Furter 2014). There was an expectation of larger changes to come, which astrologers saw in 2020 charts involving air, water, society, science and Internet (ASSA 2019). The 2019 autumn mass protests (assembly, type 5) worldwide, for freedom (varicoloured 5) and environment (water 5) against ‘extinction’ (5v13), heralds the Age of science, ritual (administration), hyperactivity, global friendship and political standards.

Marc Alexander’s death and oracles collage subconsciously expresses archetypal structure in unusual detail, with several types using more than one character.

Marc Alexander; Prophetic antics, 2011 (after http://www.marcalexanderart.com, with permission. Archetypal labels and axial grid by E Furter). All artists subconsciously express the same underlying structure, or meta-data.

Type label; Character (archetypal features):

1 Builder; Scientist (hero) with book (book) warning of solar flare or meteorite (ruin).

2 BuilderA; Osama bin Laden, of a construction family (builder, tower), terror leader (ruiner), legs crossed (twist), at Dome of the Rock and city (towers).

2 BuilderB; Drug junkie (ruin) injecting with arm-cord (twist).

2c Basket; Hooded (hat) junkie?, holding her knees (leg-link). And plaque? (texture) or implant? (secret, weave) with hole (weave). And number 666 riddle (secret). And junkie’s syringe (instrument, container) and bound arm (arm-link). C-types are usually off the grid, between specific axes.

3 QueenA; Horse B (equid, long neck) of apocalypse (sacrifice).

3 QueenB; Horse A (equid, long neck) of apocalypse (sacrifice).

3 QueenC; Skulls heap (sacrifice).

4 King; Radiant (sun) eye capstone on pyramid (rectangle base), USA seal (king) reverse.

5a PriestA; Below statue?, in veil? (tailcoat head?).

5a PriestB; Statue?, mother and baby in swaddling? (sash).

5b PriestA; Sumo wrestler or boy (hyperactive).

5b PriestB; Chest (heart) of Pope (priest) with vestment (sash).

5c Basket Tail; Vatican chest? (container?).

6 Exile; Boy (small) abandoned (sacrifice, scapegoat?), near the axial centre (ingress).

7 Child; Signage (eyeless).

7g Gal.Centre; Nuclear waste and radiation signs. And Judgement Day poster dated 2011. And overturned car (path).

8 Healer; Nuclear waste (smelt) and radiation scientist or politician; or detractor (heal), with signage (discs).

9 Healer; Buddha statue meditating (bent forward, strong, heal, trance).

9c Basket Lid; Posters and T-shirt (texture) against homosexuals and aircraft (container, metal). And cast (metal, wheel) of Shiva destroyer (enforce, lid of destruction lifted) with cap (hat), dancing (arms up) with arm circle (arm-link, disc).

10 TeacherA; Canabis pusher (market) tattoo man, hands at chin (arms up).

10 TeacherB; Couple kissing (). And goat head (more typical of 6) in circle (disc).

10 TeacherC; Two space heroes? on a medallion (disc, metal).

11 Womb; Face (more typical of 15) on Mars? (tomb?), on medallion (disc, more typical of 10), lower position (womb?)

12 HeartA; Chest (heart) of Zeus with thunderbolts (weapon, war).

12 HeartB; Chest (heart) of Eastern person.

13 HeartA; Eastern person B.

13 HeartB; Eastern person C.

13c Basket Head; reeds? (oracle? weave? tree?) of Eastern woman C.

14 Mixer; USA president Obama (transform).

15 Maker; Two (double) heroes twisted (more typical of 1, adjacent) in battle, one climbing (rampant), under a book (order?).

15g Gal.Gate; Strong couple’s legs (limb joint, path).

 

Axial centre; unmarked, as usual.

4p Gal.S.Pole; Death costume’s jaw (limb-joint).

11p Gal.Pole; Ruin’s top corner (juncture).

Midsummer or Cel.Pole; Ruin right edge (juncture).

Midwinter or Cel.S.Pole; Ruin left edge (juncture). The horizontal plane places midsummer in type 1 Builder /Ruiner, analogous to Taurus, thus spring and the cultural time-frame in Age Aquarius, slightly ahead of the work (which was made before 2016).

Archetype is the ‘DNA’ in all cultural media

The standard format of structuralist analyses of artworks inspired by ayahuasca visions, confirm that all cultures and counter-cults subconsciously express about 100 known recurrent motifs in complex artworks, built sites, and other cultural media. The only possible explanation for the presence of the complex and quirky detail or ‘meta-data’ of the inherent structure of expression, is that all artists, societies, perception, ‘mind’, nature and meaning itself, is pre-determined by archetype.

Recurrent optional features, and axial spacing of the eyes or focal points of characters in artworks and built sites, enabled the discovery of five layers of perception and expression in all styles and cultures. Below is a guide to how to identify the subconscious structure, or visual and spatial ‘DNA’, in any complex artwork or built site. Archetype guides the way that nature and culture expresses matter, energy, and meaning. Thus structuralist anthropology analysis raises the innate blueprint of archetype to conscious understanding for the first time. The rigorous underlying regularity in apparently random behaviour is named mindprint in artworks (Furter 2014), or stoneprint in built sites (Furter 2016).

Demonstrating this natural, inborn imprint in artworks, reveal how themes, symbols, styles and even ‘different’ media, all use the same repertoire of features (see the list of known features, and the axial grid model below).

In 2010, after 26 years of study in the human sciences (anthropology, psychology, sociology, archaeology, art history) and crafts (astrology, I Ching and other forms of divination), I found previously unknown recurrent features in rock art, and started testing other art forms, styles, and media. By 2011 I had confirmed the specific structure, and the average frequencies of optional features, in Renaissance, ‘Ethnic’, Religious, Modern, Surreal, Abstract and all other recognised art styles. By 2013 some of Pablo Amaringo’s ayahuasca-styled artworks were part of the evidence (Furter 2014; Mindprint p157). By 2017 I found that several artists inspired by ayahuasca visions (such as Nic Warner), were designing works as complex in conscious concept, and in subconscious structure, as masters in any other style or school (see https://mindprintart.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/ayahuasca-art/). Recently I demonstrated how three aya-styled artists subconsciously express the universal structure (Furter 2019; DMT Times). This article adds more artworks and artists to the database of subconscious expression of the core content of culture.

The only structuralist difference from other art styles, is that the inherent time-frame in ayahuasca art tends to be in Age Pisces-Aquarius, or in Age Aquarius. This framework was formerly found mainly in monumental public works intended to perpetuate an event or culture. The current Age transition is confirmed by the prominence of type 5 Priest or Ritual, or its opposite, type 13 Heart or Death, in the artworks; and by extra features of type 5 in the artworks. For the last 2000 years, from about BC 80 to AD 2016, the dominant time-frame was either Age Pisces, or the foregoing Age Aries. Artists in every Age mostly express the time-frame of the former Age, wherein they believe their culture was rooted or formed. Age transitions are always subtle and gradual. Some themes in recent New Age art, reveal a sense of dread and expectation of immanent change.

One species, one culture, programmed to divide

Cultural media allow superficial differences to support competing socio-economic interests via tribal bonding. Our hard-wired compulsion to express the same innate story worldwide, is ironically as strong as our compulsion to rally around the slightest differences. These cultural ironies are also inherent in our eternal obsession with the afterlife and the subconscious (see Ayahuasca Oracle of the Dead as counter-cult to Divide and Kill culture, on www.stoneprintjournal.wordpress.com). We fear and repress the subconscious, yet we seek some assurances and interaction from it. Our rituals, diagnoses, healing, drugs, maturity cycles, myth, drama, art, theology and science, invoke and use conscious and subconscious logic. Individual and social maturity cycles strive to reconcile life and mortality, and painful differences between our conscious and subconscious compulsions.

Art comes from archetypal inspiration, prompted by nature, innate perception, and some examples; not from number, myth, decans, zodiacs, drugs, or any media in particular. See some Surrealist artworks, and some DMT-styled artworks in structuralist analyses on https://mindprintart.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/peyote-or-mescaline-art/

How to identify archetypal structure in artworks

The five subconscious, structured layers of expression globally, are (a) typological characters with specific optional features; (b) type sequence, clockwise or anti-clockwise; (c) axial grid between eyes or focal points of pairs of opposite types; (d) three pairs of polar junctures, implying three planes of expression; (e) orientation of polar pairs vertical or horizontal to the ground-line or a cardinal direction, co-incidental with the seasonal time-frame of the local culture. Here is a guide to how to identify the subconscious structure, or visual ‘grammar’, in complex artworks containing eleven or more characters.

The axial grid model of archetypal characters as social functions, with their sequential, spatial and polar relationships (after Furter 2014, 2016, 2019). Nature and culture projects archetypal structure on a plane, around an axial centre, with some features analogous to cosmology.

 

Axial grid of the sixteen types (1 to 15, but repeating 5 as 5a and 5b), and four transitional types (2c 5c 9c 13c) in artworks. Orientation and radial diameters are random, as in most artworks.

The types could be labelled after any popular set, such as species, myths or months. Generic labels, such as social functions, avoid the false impression of diffusion from one particular medium or culture. Here is the set of mindprint labels to identify archetypal characters. Axial opposites are given above/below one another:

 

1Builder 2Builder 2cBasket 3Queen 4King 4p
8Healer 9Healer 9cLid 10Teacher 11Womb 11p

 

5aPriest 5bPriest 5cTail 6Exile 7Child 7g
12Heart 13Heart 13cHead 14Mixer 15Maker 15g

 

cp csp ? ?

Characters expressing archetypes always have their eyes (except a womb at 11, and a heart at 12/13), on an axial grid, formed by standard pairs (1v8, 2v9, 3v10, etc). Artworks also express two ‘galactic’ polar points (4p v 11p); two galactic crossings (7g v 15g); and three polar points: Midsummer or Celestial Pole (cp), Midwinter or Celestial South Pole (csp); and Ecliptic Pole at the axial centre (unlabelled to avoid clutter). Polar points are not on eyes, but on limb joints.

The four main types could be doubled, as they are in the axial model (1v8, 2v9; 5a v12, 5b v13); or they could be single (2v9; 5v13). The total is usually twelve, fourteen or sixteen. Some other pairs may also be doubled in complex artworks. The axial grid always confirms the sequence of eyes along the edge.

Structuralist analysis of artworks could be tested and compared in the standardised mindprint format to fill in, with optional features to confirm or delete, as known by May 2019:

 ,,,,,,[Artist]; ,,,,,,[Artwork] expresses ,,,,,,,

General themes in ,,,,,,,,’s ,,,,,,,,,, artwork, are type/s ,,,,,,,, typical of ,,,,,,,,,,, (here ,,,,,) and ,,,,,,,,,,, (here ,,,,,,,,,,).

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,,,,,, [Artist]; ,,,,,, [Artwork title] (image after ,,,,,,,,. Mindprint labels and axial grid by ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,). The general theme in this work is indicated by extra features of type ,,,, typical of ,,,, and ,,,, and ,,,,.

Type Label; Character (archetypal features):

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1 /2 Builder; ,,,, (twist, cluster, bovid, bird, tower, build, sack, hero, book, spring, maze, pit, rain).

2c Basket; ,,,, (weave, shoulder-hump, instrument, container, hat, weapon, throne, snake, secret, planet, arm-link, leg-link).

3 Queen; ,,,, (neck long/bent, dragon, sacrifice, queen, spring, school, fish, ram, pool).

4 King; ,,,, (squat, king, twins, rectangle, sun, bird, fish, furnace, field).

5a/5b Priest; ,,,, (colours, priest, hyperactive, tailcoat head, assembly, horizontal, water, heart, large, bovid, reptile, winged, invert, weapon, sash, judge, felid of 13 opposite, equid).

5c Basket Tail; ,,,, (weave, tail, container, tree/herb, reveal, maze, disc).

6 Exile; ,,,, (ingress, egress, horned, sacrifice, small, U-shape, double-head, caprid, reptile, tree, disarmed).

7 Child; ,,,, (bag, rope, juvenile, unfold, beheaded, chariot, mace, eyeless).

7g Gal.Centre; ,,,, (limb joint, juncture, path, gate, water).

8/9 Healer; ,,,, (bent forward, strong, pillar, heal, disc, smelt, trance, canid).

9c Basket Lid; ,,,, (disc, hat, lid, instrument, reveal, hump, planet, weave, enforce, pillar, snake, metal, arm-link, leg-link).

10 Teacher; ,,,, (arms up, staff, hunt-master, guard, metal, market, disc, council, snake, ecology, school, carousel, canid).

11 Womb; ,,,, midriff,,,, (womb, wheat, water, law, felid, tomb, interior, library).

12/13 Heart; ,,,, chest,,,, (heart, felid, death, rounded, invert, weapon, war, water-work, angel).

13c Basket Head; ,,,, (oracle, head, hat, lid, weave, tree, tail).

14 Mixer; ,,,, (ingress, egress, time, tree, bird, angel, antelope, felid, reptile, fish, canid, dance).

15 Maker; ,,,, (churn, rope, rampant, order, bag, mace, weapon, doubled, smite, sceptre, face, canid, reptile, winged).

15g Gal.Gate; ,,,, (juncture, limb joint).

 

Axial centre; Unmarked /on ,,,, (limb joint /juncture).

04p Gal.S.Pole; (limb joint, juncture).

11p Gal.Pole; (limb joint, juncture).

Cp Midsummer; ,,,, (limb joint /juncture).

Csp Midwinter; ,,,, (limb joint /juncture).

Midsummer is on the horizontal /vertical plane /north-south meridian /east-west latitude.

These markers place midsummer in Leo /Cancer /Gemini /Taurus, thus spring and the cultural time-frame in Age Taurus /Aries /Pisces /Aquarius, confirmed by ,,,,,, prominence.

Structuralist features of expression are universal, and subconscious to artists, architects, builders, crafters and members of any culture.

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Polar markers usually place midsummer on or near type 12, 13, 14, 15 or 1, implying spring and the cultural time-frame 90 degrees earlier (in seasonal terms), in Age Taurus1, Taurus2, Aries3, Pisces4 or Aquarius 5a. The spring type is often confirmed by some kind of prominence of the character expressing type 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.

See some structuralist analyses reports on artworks in related styles, and examples of the absence of mindprint in photographs, on https://mindprintart.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/mushroom-or-psilocybin-art/

By Edmond Furter. Visit www.edmondfurter.wordpress.com and www.mindprintart.wordpress.com

Some sources and references

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De Santillana G. and Von Deschend, H. 1969. Hamlet’s Mill: An essay on myth and the frame of time. Boston: Gambit

Furter, E. 2014. Mindprint, the subconscious art code. USA: Lulu.com

Furter, E. 2015a. Gobekli Tepe, between rock art and art. Expression 8. Italy: Atelier Etno

Furter, E. 2015b. Rock art expresses cultural structure. Expression 9. Italy: Atelier Etno

Furter, E. 2016. Stoneprint, the human code in art, buildings and cities. Johannesburg: Four Equators Media. (Extracts are posted on www.stoneprintjournal.blog)

Furter, E. 2017a. Recurrent characters in rock art reveal objective meaning. Expression 16, June. Italy: Atelier Etno

Furter, E. 2017b. Stoneprint tour of Paris. Stoneprint Journal 3. USA: Lulu.com

Furter, E. 2018a. Babylonian Plough List decans. In Gobekli Tepe art is archetype, not a zodiac. https://stoneprintjournal.blog/2017/06/08/gobekli-tepe-art-is-not-a-zodiac/

Furter, E. 2018b. Stoneprint tour of London. Stoneprint Journal 4. USA: Lulu.com

Furter, E. 2018c. Culture code in seals and ring stamps. Stoneprint Journal 5. USA, Lulu.com

Furter, E. 2019. Rennes le Chateau stoneprint tour. Stoneprint Journal 6. USA, Lulu.com

Furter, E. 2019. Ayahuasca artists also express universal meaning. DMT Times

Levi-Strauss, C. 1955. Mathematics of Man. Paris: Bulletin International des Sciences Sociales 6:4.

Temple, R. 2003. Netherworld. London: Century

Zipf, G. K. 1949. Human behavior and the principle of least effort. USA: Addison-Wesley

See more New Age and ayahuasca art structuralist analyses on https://mindprintart.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/ayahuasca-art/ and on DMT Times in the article ‘Ayahuasca artists also express universal structure’.