Structural analysis of Solomon’s Judgement in art

All paintings, including scenes of King Solomon’s Judgement (of two mothers disputing one baby, by using the threat of a sword), express the standard sequence of subconscious archetypal characters, named mindprint. See structural analyses of five such artworks below.

Solomon's Judgement by Raffaello Sanzio. Standard mindprint analysis labels and axial grid added by Edmond Furter.

Solomon’s Judgement by Raffaello Sanzio. Standard mindprint analysis labels and axial grid added by Edmond Furter.

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Solomon as Pisces, and a modest queen as Virgo

King Solomon as type 4 Pisces and spring; a councillor as Gemini and summer;  a modest queen as 11 Virgo and autumn; the test baby as 7 Sagittarius and summer (Raffaello Sanzio. Wikimedia. Midprint labels and axes added by Edmond Furter).

Most of the elements of structural expression are subconscious to artists of any culture. Some calendric aspects are symbolic, and thus semi-conscious, but the precessional Ages are subconscious expressions.

The set of archetypes in this work are (in their usual sequence, with the universal average frequencies of some of the common attributes in brackets);

3 Aries as councillor A
3 Cista Mystica as Solomon’s pillar
2 Taurus as councillor B
15 Gemini as councillor C (33% with a rope, 21% with a bag, 16% smiting, 9% with a sceptre)
14 Cancer as a woman, far from the centre (45% polar ingress /egress)
13 Leo as councillor D’s heart (85% heart)
11p Galactic pole on his wrist (68% limb joint)
11 Virgo as a woman’s womb (87% womb)
10 Libra as honest mother, arms in V posture (53% arms V/W posture)
10 Cista Lid as the dead baby
9 Scorpius as ?  (a rare weak point in the sequence, not unknown in Raffaello’s work. See the initial omission of type t10 in his School of Athens design)
7 Sagittarius as the test baby
6 Capricornus as dishonest mother, near the centre (48% polar ingress /egress)
5 Aquarius21 as swordsman (31% hyperactive, 24% large)
4p Galactic south pole on Solomon’s shoulder (50% limb joint)
4 Pisces as Solomon, on his throne (26% rectangular).

The ecliptic poles are on the axial hub, on councillor A’s shoulder (26% limb joint). The celestial south pole is on his fingers (37% limb joint). A range of markers are possible, but Solomon’s left hand may place summer in Gemini, thus spring in Pisces, confirmed by the king’s type. The test baby at midwinter, and the story of the two babies as a type of 15 Gemini, confirm the temporal framework of the painting as Age Pisces, the era of the work. Most myths and artworks of Age Pisces, express their different dramas in the temporal framework of Age Aries, the preceding age; while works of Age Aries tend to adopt an Age Taurus2 framework. Few works from Age Taurus1 survive, and some of them express Age Gemini, or 90 degrees before Age Pisces, which ends in 2016. A few works have already expressed our transitional era, but most myths, rituals and artworks would express their dramas in the framework of Age Pisces, even long after the start of Age Aquarius in 2016.

Solomon's Judgement by Peter Paul Rubens. Mindprint structural analysis typology labels, and axial ocular (eye to eye) grid, added by Edmond Furter.
Solomon’s Judgement by Peter Paul Rubens. Mindprint structural analysis typology labels, and axial ocular (eye to eye) grid, added by Edmond Furter.

Solomon as Aquarian priest, on an Age Aries-Pisces throne

King Solomon as type 5 Aquarius, while his famed throne, and the horizontal plane of the artwork, express the framework of Age Aries-Pisces in this painting by Peter Paul Rubens. (Wikimedia. Mindprint labels and axial grid added by Edmond Furter). No artist was ever consciously aware of expressing subconscious structure in so much detail. Every artist expresses this Biblical episode (and similar scenes in other myths) differently, yet all artists unerringly picture;

[] twelve to eighteen characters;
[] most with some of the standard attributes (see Mindprint);
[] all in the standard sequence; all with their eyes exactly on an axial grid;
[] with two standard exceptions, a heart and a womb on the grid;
[] around a mirrored tri-polar centre formed between two, three or four limb joints;
[] with the horizontal or vertical plane confirming one of the edges of the polar triangles.

The five-layered structure is the subconscious cultural re-expression of natural structure, while both express archetypal structure (Furter 2014; Mindprint, the subconscious art code).

The set of archetypes in this work are (in their usual sequence, with the universal average frequencies of some of the common attributes in brackets);

3 Aries as Solomon’s throne arm lion dragon, head forward (42% neck long or bent)
3 Cista Mystica as his throne
1 Taurus as Solomon’s wand bauble (see him with Queen Sheba, Mindprint p246, where both their wands express characters)
15g Gate on steps
15 Gemini as the honest mother
14 Cancer as the dead baby, far from the centre (45% polar ingress /egress)
14 Cista Head as the test baby
12 Leo as the test baby’s heart (85% heart), inverted (11% inversion), under a sword (10% weapon)
11p Galactic pole on her wrist (68% limb joint)
11 Virgo as the dishonest mother’s womb (87% womb)
10 Libra as dishonest mother
10 Cista Lid as swordman, and Solomon’s castle
8 Scorpius as soldier C (31% strength feat), at Solomon’s pillar (often with a pillar)
7g Galactic centre on Solomon’s pillar
7 Sagittarius as soldier B
6 Capricornus as councillor (48% polar ingress /egress)
5 Aquarius20 as Solomon in robes (44% varicoloured, 31% hyperactive, 24% large)
4p Galactic south pole on his elbow (50% limb joint)
4 Pisces as a noble.

The ecliptic poles are on the axial hub. The celestial south pole is on Solomon’s finger (37% limb joint). The vertical plane confirms these polar triangles, and places summer at Cancer-Gemini, thus spring, and the Age, at Aries-Pisces, the transitional age prior to the work.

Most of the elements of structural expression are subconscious to artists and members of every culture, past and present. It is likely to remain so, since expression of the structure cannot be faked (see the Mindprint chapter titled Mission Impossible).

Solomon's Judgement by Bramer. Mindprint structural analysis typology lables, and ocular (eye to eye) grid, added by Edmond Furter.
Solomon’s Judgement by Bramer. Mindprint structural analysis typology lables, and ocular (eye to eye) grid, added by Edmond Furter.

Solomon on an Age Pisces throne

King Solomon’s judgement in Bramer’s engraving expresses his throne as type t4 Pisces, or spring, and his pillar as type t15 Gemini, or summer. The story of the two babies set the theme as Gemini, or summer, and Sagittarius, winter, which they express here. (Wikimedia. Mindprint labels and axes added by Edmond Furter).

The set of archetypes in this work are (in their usual sequence, with the universal average frequencies of some of the common attributes in brackets);

3 Aries as Solomon with neck bent forward (42% neck long or bent); and as councillor B; and councillor C
3 Cista Mystica as Solomon’s turban (often woven or wrapped)
2 Taurus as Councillor A
15g Gate on canopy ropes (typical of t15 adjacent)
15 Gemini as Solomon’s pillar, one of a pair (sometimes twinned)
14 Cancer as swordman, near the centre (45% polar ingress /egress)
13 Leo as dishonest mother (11% inversion, 10% weapon)
12 Leo as swordman’s heart (85% heart, 10% weapon)
11p Galactic pole on swordman’s elbow (68% limb joint)
11 Virgo as dishonest mother’s womb (87% womb)
10 Libra as a man A, and honest mother, arms in V posture (53% arms in V/W posture)
10 Cista Lid as man B
9 Scorpius as man C, in the gate (often with a pillar)
8 Scorpius as (34% bent forward, 31% strength feat, often large, often with a pillar)
7g Galactic centre on man D
7 Sagittarius as test baby, and dead baby in a bag? (25% bag)
6 Capricornus as noble C, far from the centre (48% polar ingress /egress)
5 Aquarius21 as noble A (44% varicoloured), in foreground (24% large)
5 Aquarius20 as noble B (44% varicoloured), in foreground (24% large)
4p Galactic south pole on Solomon’s ankle (50% limb joint)
4 Pisces as Solomon’s lion throne eye (26% rectangular, 25% squatting).

The ecliptic poles are on the axial hub, on Solomon’s pillar. The celestial poles are both on Solmon’s pillar, on the vertical plane, placing summer on or near Gemini, thus spring in Pisces, or Age Pisces, the era of the work. Most of the elements of structural expression are subconscious to writers and artists of any culture.

Solomon's judgement by Girgione. Mindprint typology labels, and ocular (eye to eye) axial grid, added by Edmond Furter.
Solomon’s judgement by Girgione. Mindprint typology labels, and ocular (eye to eye) axial grid, added by Edmond Furter.

Solomon’s minister rules Age Pisces

King Solomon as type Aquarius in Girgione’s painting of his judgement, but his minister, in the centre, expresses type 4 Pisces. The story of the babies set the theme as Gemini, but here they express other types, while nobles express Gemini and summer, and aged councillors express Sagittarius and winter (Abcgallery. Mindprint labels and axes added by Edmond Furter).

The set of archetypes in this work are (in their usual sequence, with the universal average frequencies of some of the common attributes in brackets);

3 Aries as a ram (rarely a ram, more often a horse), and a horse (43% neck long or bent)
2 Taurus as a ram and a horse
1 Taurus as a horseman?
15 Gemini as a noble couple
14 Cancer as ? Perhaps the initially planned position of the test baby? Near the centre (45% polar ingress /egress) NOT ON THE GRID
13 Leo as nobleman’s heart (85% heart)
13 Leo as test baby
11p Galactic pole on test baby’s shoulder (68% limb joint)
11 Virgo as dishonest mother’s womb (87% womb)
10 Libra as dead baby
10 Cista Lid as dead baby swaddling (often woven or wrapped)
9 Scorpius as dead baby’s other eye, opposite triple figures at t2
7g Galactic centre at councillor’s feet (often on a path)
7 Sagittarius as two elders, one with shoulder rope (often with a rope)
6 Capricornus as councillor B, near the centre (48% polar ingress /egress)
5 Aquarius21 as Solomon (44% varicoloured, 31% hyperactive, 24% large)
5 Aquarius20  as a woman
4p Galactic south pole on central man’s shoulder (50% limb joint)
4 Pisces as central man in frontal posture (26% rectangular).

The ecliptic poles are on the axial hub, on the central man’s right hand (26% limb joint).

The celestial pole is on the central man’s hip (50% limb joint). The celestial south pole is on a man’s hand (37% limb joint). The vertical plane confirms the polar markers, placing summer in Gemini, thus spring in Pisces, or Age Pisces, the era of the work.

Most of the elements of structural expression are subconscious to artists, architects, builders and members of any culture.

Solomon's Judgement by Hans von Kulmbach. Mindprint typology labels, and ocular axial grid added by Edmond Furter.
Solomon’s Judgement by Hans von Kulmbach. Mindprint typology labels, and ocular axial grid added by Edmond Furter.

Solomon as a Geminian summer

King Solomon as type 15 Gemini and summer in Hans von Kulmbach’s sketch of his judgement (Getty. Mindprint labels and axes added by Edmond Furter). The test baby expresses Sagittarius or winter in Age Pisces.

The set of archetypes in this work are (in their usual sequence, with the universal average frequencies of some of the common attributes in brackets);

3 Aries as councillor A, his neck bent (42% neck long or bent)
3 Cista Mystica as Solomon’s staff head
2 Taurus as Solomon’s pillar capital face
1 Taurus as (48% twisting, 19% bovid)
15g Gate on Solomon’s canopy
15 Gemini as Solomon ordering a swordsman (16% smiting), and holding a sceptre (9% with a sceptre)
14 Cancer as man A
14 Cista Head as man B, man C, man D
13 Leo as man C’s heart (85% heart)
12 Leo as dishonest mother’s heart (85% heart), consenting to the sword blow (10% weapon)
11p Galactic pole on her elbow (68% limb joint)
11 Virgo as dishonest mother’s womb (87% womb)
10 Libra as her ermine skin purse (a kind of sacrifice, more usual at t6)
10 Cista Lid as the purse
9 Scorpius as the dead baby, opposite the pillar
8 Scorpius as his other eye, opposite the other pillar capital face
7g Galactic centre on the steps (sometimes a path)
7 Sagittarius as the test baby
6 Capricornus as ? NOT ON THE GRID (a purse belongs here too; the mothers are said to be prostitutes)
5 Aquarius21 as swordman (31% hyperactive, 24% large)
5 Aquarius20 as the honest mother, restraining the man (31% hyperactive)
4p Galactic south pole on the sword tip (rarely an item)
4 Pisces as councillor B.

The ecliptic poles are on the axial hub. The celestial pole is on Solomon’s knee (50% limb joint). The celestial south pole is on Solomon’s foot (37% limb joint). The vertical plane confirms the polar markers, placing summer in Gemini, thus spring in Pisces, in Age Pisces, the era of the work.

Most of the elements of structural expression are subconscious to artists, architects, builders and members of any culture.

Solomon's Judgment by Tissot. Mindprint typology labels and ocular (eye to eye) axial grid added by Edmond Furter.
Solomon’s Judgment by Tissot. Mindprint typology labels and ocular (eye to eye) axial grid added by Edmond Furter.

Solomon as Aquarian priest-king

King Solomon and his throne in a painting by Tissot, as the two types of Aquarius, while the top centre of the grid indicates summer in Taurus-Gemini, thus Age Pisces-Aquarius. (Wikimedia. Mindprint labels and axial grid added by Edmond Furter). Solomon is described as a priest-king, and the wisdom literature attributed to him is typical of type 5 Aquarius, who is often expressed as a ritualist, such as a preacher or baptist.

Every artist expresses the stock characters as different types, however Solomon tends to express either 5 Aquarius, or the recent spring types; 3 Aries, 4 Pisces (or its summer cardinal 15 Gemini, as he does in some scenes with Queen Sheba).

The set of archetypes in this work are (in their usual sequence, with the universal average frequencies of some of the common attributes in brackets);

3 Aries and the Cista Mystica, as Solomon’s famed pillar (42% neck long or bent)
2 Taurus as man B1
15 Gemini as man B6 (33% with a rope, 21% with a bag, 16% smiting, 9% with a sceptre)
14 Cancer as swordman (45% polar ingress /egress)
13 Leo as swordman’s hearet (85% heart, 10% weapon)
12 Leo as dishonest mother, allowing the sword blow (10% weapon)
11p Galactic pole on her elbow (68% limb joint)
11 Virgo as dishonest mother’s womb (87% womb)
10 Libra as honest mother, arms V posture (53% arms V/W posture)
9 Scorpius as dead baby
7g Galactic centre on steps (sometimes a path)
7 Sagittarius as throne foot face
6 Capricornus as throne flank animal carving
5 Aquarius21 as throne arm right lion head (30% horizontal, sometimes feline instead of its opposite, Leo); and as throne arm left lion head (ditto)
5 Aquarius20 as Solomon, with jewels (44% varicoloured, 31% hyperactive, 24% large)
4p Galactic south pole on elder’s shoulder (50% limb joint)
4 Pisces as ?

The ecliptic poles are on the axial hub. The celestial pole may be on an elbow (50% limb joint). The celestial south pole may be on a wrist (37% limb joint). The vertical plane may place summer in Gemini-Taurus, confirmed by the hand placing winter in Sagittarius-Scorpius; thus spring in Pisces-Aquarius, our current transitional Age. Tissot subconsciously expresses his version of the story, and the five layers of his mindprint, in the current transitional time-frame.

Most of the elements of structural expression are subconscious to artists and members of every culture. The structure was never ‘lost’, since it was never consciously found. Even after its identification, artists would continue to design from archetypal inspiration.

Mindprint, our subconscious art code, was hidden in plain sight for millennia

No secret tradition, no art school, and no astrologer ever consciously knew this structure. Myths, rituals, and constellations also express the standard set of types, all as pairs of opposites on an axial grid.

Our collective subconscious makes, and maintains our myths, calendars, art, and constellations; not the other way around. All are ‘originally’ inspired.

We express archetypal structure, we did not invent or develop it. No artist was ever consciously aware of expressing subconscious structure in much detail. Every artist expresses this Biblical episode (and similar scenes in other myths) differently, yet all artists unerringly picture;

[] twelve to eighteen characters;
[] most with some of the standard attributes (see a more detailed list in Mindprint);
[] all in the standard sequence; all with their eyes exactly on an axial grid;
[] with two standard exceptions, a heart and a womb on the grid;
[] around a mirrored tri-polar centre formed between two, three or four limb joints;
[] with the horizontal or vertical plane confirming one of the edges of the polar triangles.

The five-layered structure is the subconscious cultural re-expression of natural structure, while both express archetypal structure (Furter 2014; Mindprint, the subconscious art code).

Thus, above are five sets of evidence for subconscious expression of archetypal structure, using the paintings selected by another author, who interpret the paintings as ‘secretly encoding some constellations in a quarter of a star map.’ (see guest author David on www.grahamhancock.com). I have many reasons to disagree with such a fundamentalist, conscious, developmental, diffusionist, and conspirational approach.

Note the variation between artists, on which character expresses which type, thus they did not follow a template.

The artists followed an innate compulsion to complete the set of characters; each with some of their variant attributes (noted in brackets); in sequence; and with their eyes on an axial grid that crosses in one point. The two ‘exceptions’ to the eyes, one axis to a heart, and one axis to a womb, are standard parts of the typological set. And there are six polar features that are difficult to explain to non-astronomers.

If you are tempted to conclude that all these artists had the same star map, precessional polar ratchet included, note that the closest analogy to the mindprint grid is an eclipo-centric hemisphere projection (not a celesto-centric hemisphere projection).

And note that mythical and artistic figures are not mere copies of constellation gestalt (connected dots).

I also criticise De Santillana and Von Deschend’s Hamlet’s Mill, since they assume a conscious crypto astronomical tradition, that became ‘degraded’ with time. However, the opposite is true.

The ‘tantalising fragments’ and the ‘lost whole’ are now within our conscious reach, holistic, and revealed to have been ever present, maintained by all civilisations, even without mutual contact. It was never lost, since it had never been consciously found before.

Which one is the real king Solomon?

Characters are interchangeable in most myths, as Levi-Strauss found. The structure remains intact across variants of the myth, and across myths in a cycle.

Some myths focus on particular types, just as all artworks express the entire archetypal set and structure, as well as some dominant themes. Mindprint found that structure is the message, despite the dominant theme.

Solomon could adopt various guises, much like Apollo, or Hercules, or planets. In the story of his Judgement, he is a priest (usually type 5 Aquarius), a king (often type 4 Pisces), and a judge (usually type 11 Virgo, or mother). But he judges two mothers, so he is a higher authority.

Type 5 Aquarius20 includes the attribute of judgement, as of a last judgement (Mindprint p80 -81). Tarot trump 20, labelled Judgement, usually pictures three patriarchs at an altar or grave, under a trumpet blast. The emblem tradition that the trumps re-ordered, includes remnants of an Aquarian midwinter, since passed to Capricornus (scapegoat etc), and recently to Sagittarius (centaur etc).

Type 5 Aquarius as priest, is well known in emblematic art, and appears in the Tarot deck as trump 5, Pope, issuing blessings and the occasional theological, and occasional social judgement.

Some of the sixteen archetypes isolated in Mindprint, have two ‘decanal’ labels, at a higher level of numbers (1 Taurus16, 2 Taurus17, 3 Aries18, 4 Pisces19, 5 Aquarius20, 5 Aquarius21).

The other types have single numbers (6 Capricornus, 7 Sagittarius, 8 Scorpius, 9 Scorpius, 10 Libra, 11 Virgo, 12 Leo, 13 Leo, 14 Cancer, 15 Gemini).

The use of two adjacent numbers for two t5 Aquari, is for numerological reasons, since ‘decanal’ (supposedly 10, but 9-based) numbers are used in a ‘nanoal’ (supposedly 9, but 8-based) set.

The Tarot deck designer, or the calendric poem cycle of Plutarch, or the unknown painting that the arrangement of the popular emblems derived from, probably did not know this. Her or she or they probably just followed a system that felt right, or that worked, just as astrology works.

We could read Solomon’s judgement as prefiguring the last judgement (t5 t20 Aquarius); as social justice overriding natural justice (11 Virgo and 10 Libra, scales); as a Spring ritual, updated from Aries to Pisces (4); as theological hair-splitting.

To read myth as as cryptic astrology is an error. Myth, ritual, calendars, and art are the cultural media that work out our contradictions and therapies, while the constellations are just a myth map with some calendric content, although a good map, and a cultural expression in its own right, it has no priority over myth.

Constellation labelling comes directly from myth, not the other way around.

To read scientific knowledge into myth, is en error. Ironically, Solomon’s pillars and brazen vessels themselves tell a tale about time machines of knowledge, a kind of eternal record.

For example, it may illuminate the study of philosophy and mythology to read Solomon’s Judgement as nuclear physics; the test baby could be of mother A or B, just like Schrodinger’s cat is alive and dead, until an observer judges its state; an electron could be of proton A or B, depending on when an observer intervenes; an atom could be split, or revert to a stable state; an electron reveals whether a nuclear particle is charged or not; etc.

But it would be an error to assume that the Bible is literal history, or that Solomon was a nuclear physicist, or that the Bible compilers encoded astronomy into the text. One worm does not explain the can or worms!

The writers merely juggled the usual set of cultural content (as Homer did), with the usual socio-political aims, incidentally to express structure itself. Mythographers work on the conscious end of the material, but like a Rubic cube, only certain sequences could transform between the possible tessalations.

Welcome to structural revelation

Welcome to the revelation of the subconscious ‘secret’. If you are tempted to believe that I, or the author that I criticise in this post, have selected a special set of paintings, see more of the same five-layered structure in some of the 550 tested examples of the of every culture, and every age, at; www.edmondfurter.wordpress.com

Anyone could test thousands more art and rock art works, using the same list of types, their sequence, and the ocular axial grid.

To test other artist’s versions of the same myth, or any other theme, copy and paste this standard set of labels, and the list of average frequencies of some of their main attributes, in order to recognise them;

ar3  Cis    ta2  ta1 Gate ge15 cn14 CisHead le13    le12  pG vi11
li10 CisLid sc9 sc8  Gal  sg7  cp6 CisTail aq5/21 aq5/20 pGs pi4 
pC pCs ? ?

If you need more than one question mark, try a different sequence, or a different grid (before you criticise the inspiration of the artist, or the mindprint statistics).

I posted a short description of HOW TO complete archetypal structural art analysis, including the standard analysis caption format (to simplify statistics, that may reveal more attributes than I have found thus far), at the end of the mushroom art chapter below.

Archetypal greetings, Edmond Furter, Johannesburg, March 2016

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