Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ascended Master Portraits

Here's another image, a companion picture of the previous post, again from Guy Ballard's visionary testament of the Ascended Masters of Mount Shasta. The narrator is brought into a vast jeweled hall where he sees a huge tapestry depicting an Ascended Master Couple holding their instruments of power. According to Ballard's St. Germain mythos, the entire mountain, an extinct volcano, is riddled through and through with gold deposits, jewel caves, underground palaces and industrial spaces, and Masters' habitats. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, a similar mythology exists in recent Parsi Zoroastrianism, centered on Iran's Mount Damovand, also an extinct volcano. Not surprisingly because both of these mythologies depend on earlier visionary literature from Sufi, Gnostic, and Theosophical sources.

"The Masters on the Tapestry" is watercolor and ink on illustration board, 14" x 11", December 1987.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

The way you get the scale to look so grand is amazing! The tapestries look huge but that is what you were going for. You capture the grand vast majestic hall very well!

Just curious, when doing pictures like this one did you ever use metalic paints?