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Archetype in New Age and ayahuasca art

Lavrov’s surreal art is psycho-logic

Artist Alex Lavrov recognises his canvas characters as psychological. “I can interpret only a fraction of the scene... my paintings are like dreams from the subconscious mind. This post demonstrates that Lavrov’s painting titled Laughter, subconsciously expresses recurrent archetypal characters, with their eyes on an axial grid, as all complex artworks and rock art works of all cultures and styles do. Structuralist analysis reveals the artist's Ego, Shadow, Alter-ego, Anima, Animus and Inner Self in the design. Art and culture is sustained by archetype.

Denver Airport art mirrors world orders in mind orders

Leo Tangula’s paintings of apocalyptic bio-warfare and struggle between Facist and peaceful world orders, and mind orders, include some mystic symbolism, similar to Pablo Picasso’s Guernica. The main general theme in Order of Chaos is revealed by extra features of type 12 /13 Heart, which includes death, war and disease. Another general theme here is type 1 /2 Builder, typical of twisted postures, clusters, birds, towers and ruin.

Lilian Kolster’s Peace Pipe art of the DMT vine

Lilian Kolster’s Peace Pipe artwork expresses all five layers of archetype, and about 60% of known recurrent features in their standard places; as all complex artworks do. General themes in this artwork include types 2c Basket, 3 Queen, and 4 King; these three are typical of woven texture, instruments, containers, arm-links, long necks, a queen, spring, school, birds, and furnace. Life forms and processes teach insight into underlying natural patterns.

Ambrose and Atlantia’s tree of subconscious connections

Kuba Ambrose and Vera Atlantia's Rainbow tribe artwork of ayahuasca or DMT trancers in Eden, expresses two concentric cycles of characters, with their eyes on two axial grids, nested in one another. This subconscious expression of archetype is rich in semantic (contextual), semiotic (core meaning) and spatial connections and coherence; for which it sacrifices some individual differentiation among the characters. Archetype guides natural, inherent order in all art styles; in built sites; and in several other media once thought to have been 'invented' or 'developed' or 'evolved'. Culture re-expresses natural structure.

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

A New York terror artwork resembles ayahuasca art, and trump 16.

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

The main general theme in Bryan Ward’s artwork Entheogenic garden of Eden, is type 15 Maker or Re-creator, expressed here as nature, and the plant, animal and cultural kingdoms giving birth to one another and to mutual awareness. The high level of integration of sub-themes indicates spiritual and mental integration of the artist, and of the genre of psychedelic art' and the high level of integration of Eden and Genesis themes in myth, surreal styling, ritual and language; but due mainly to the rigorous way that archetype expresses itself through nature, cultural media, and the works of gifted artists.

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. This post includes a guide to how to identify archetypal features in artworks or built sites, in the standard format for structuralist anthropology data.

Marc Alexander’s ‘Prophetic’ art meditates gloom

A sense of immanent doom was palpable in popular culture understatements of the 2001 9/11 terror attacks; 2012 Mayan Long Count zero; global financial crisis; Arab Spring waves; pollution; and Age Aquarius (since 2016). The 2019 autumn mass protests (assembly, archetype 5) worldwide, for freedom and environment, against ‘extinction’ (5v13), herald the Age of science, ritual, administration, hyperactivity, global friendship and political standards. Marc Alexander’s death and oracles collage subconsciously expresses the archetypal structure in unusually dense detail. This post includes a guide to how to identify archetypal features in cultural media.

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