Indian Harappan seals express archetype in characters and script

Typology features of characters in the Indian Parhupati seal, as in all cultures, demonstrate that the five structural layers of expression are subconscious to artists, architects, builders and members of any culture. Early Indian seals compare well to Dilmun seals, partly due to stylistic exchange, but mainly due to universal archetype. General themes in the famous buffalo god Harappan seal include type 6 Exile or Capricornus; of ingress (here of the god), sacrifice, U-shaped (here of two letters, and of horns), volute (here of the podium bases), horned, and double-headed (here of two letters, and the main character).

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An early Islamic metal mirror with figurative art expresses archetypal structure

Lively characters in a roundel on the back of an early Islamic Turkish metal mirror cast found in Iran, expresses the universal subconscious set of character features, sequence, polar markers, and time-frame orientation. After Islam banned figurative characters, calligraphy and geometric shapes took over the role of expressing archetypal structure; however it is difficult to ‘read’ or to demonstrate, for the lack of eyes, postures, items, species, social functions, clusters or groupings of characters.

Structuralist art analysis of Cibber’s battle plaques on Nelson’s Column

Four bronze plaques by Cibber, on the four sides Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, London, picture the four main battles of Admiral Horatio Nelson. Each plaque also expresses the standard, universal, subconscious structure of visual art, named mindprint (Furter 2014), as demonstrated below. The structure, unknown to artists and art historians, includes the standard set of twelve to sixteen archetypal features; in the standard peripheral sequence; with their eyes or focal features on an axial grid; and with limb joints or junctures at certain polar points.

Archetypal structure or mindprint in tryptamine art

This post demonstrates the five layers of subconscious archetypal structure in some artworks by Shawn Thornton, who paints in a style typical of tryptamine-induced visions. Despite abstract shapes, some of the features of the sixteen archetypes, in sequence, with their eyes on the standard axial grid, around the five polar junctures, and the cosmic time frame; appear in all his artworks. There are no structural differences between art associated with coffee, sugar, alcohol, DMT, mescaline, psilocybin, tryptamine, or sober artists.