Archetypal structure in mushroom or psilocybin art and fairy art

Here are some examples of archetypal structure or mindprint ‘grammar’ in mushroom or psilocybin art, and in fairy art. And sugar and chocolate art. Psychedelic art is entertaining!

[UPDATE 2016; See structural analyses of buildings, villages, temples, complexes, pyramid fields, geoglyphs and cities at http://www.stoneprint.wordpress.com

My second book, Stoneprint, the human code in art, buildings and cities (400 pages, 130 illustrations), demonstrates that cultural grammar, or the periodic table of culture, is innate, and readable in all our works.]

The subject and styling of mushrooms art, fairies art, and sugar candy art, are often commercialised, but offers yet another test of the claims I make in the book Mindprint (Furter, 2014. Lulu.com). Mayan chocolate art offers an apparently more serious, but equally valid test. Each claim has important implications for several sciences, and for popular culture;

[] the standard set of typological attributes (certain postures; and items such as staffs, bags, ropes) occur at set average frequencies in complex artworks;

[] and they appear in a standard sequence (analogous to seasons, and the myth cycle in the zodiac);

[] and the eyes of the typological characters are always opposite their complementary types, forming an axial grid;

[] and five polar features, usually marked by limb joints, express a temporal framework analogous to precessional Ages;

[] and artists are unaware of the complex structure of visual expression, which is inspired by the collective subconscious;

[] and artworks containing more than eleven characters, all express the mindprint structure, irrespective of place, culture, Age, era, or mind-altering substances (see mindprint in peyote or mescaline art, and mindprint in ayahuasca art, on adjacent pages; see examples of Ice Age, Gobekli Tepe, ancient, classical, political, decorative, modern, ‘academic’, famous, amateur, and rock art, on www.edmondfurter.wordpress.com and 200 diverse examples in the book from Lulu.com);

[] and the mindprint structure depends on inspired eye-hand-mind co-ordination;

[] and the structure does not appear in photographs, or in art made by mechanical means.

If these claims are true, then the standard set of labels, and axial lines and types, should also appear in complex commercial art, and sketchbooks, and not in photographs such as the Cottingly fairies photos (probably of paper sketch cut-outs), or fancy dress photos.

‘Shrooms (John Emmanuel Shannon. Mindprint labelling, axes, and analysis added by Edmond Furter).
‘Shrooms (John Emmanuel Shannon. Mindprint labelling, axes, and analysis added by Edmond Furter).

 

Every mushroom person has a story

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

3 Aries as a long bent mushroom person (42% neck long or bent, not counted here since these features are common in this artwork)

3 Aries Algol Cista Mystica as an ‘extra’ mushroom person

2 Taurus as a twisting mushroom person (48% twisting, not counted here since several stems seem to be twisted)

15 Gemini as a mushroom pod with a leaf (33% with a rope, not counted here), without an eye (21% bag).

14 Cancer close to the pole (45% polar ingress or egress)

13 Leo as a mushroom person

12 Leo as a mushroom person ‘chest’ (85% on his heart, circle added)

11 Galactic pole on a stem-pod joint (68% limb joint)

11 Virgo as a mushroom person stem, not eye (87% on her womb)

10 Libra as a mushroom person frontal.

10 Libra Cista Lid as an overhanging pod skin.

9 Scorpius bent forward (34% bent forward, not counted here)

8 Scorpius bent forward, same figure as t09 (34% bent forward, not counted here)

7 Sagittarius as a mushroom person

6 Capricornus away from the pole (48% polar ingress or egress)

5 t21 Aquarius as blue-topped (44% varicoloured), large head (24% large), and as a small flying angel (31% hyperactive)

5 Aquarius20 as the other eye of the same person (44% varicoloured, 24% large)

4 Pisces as a mushroom person.

The ecliptic poles are both at the axial hub, on a stem-pod junction (26% limb joint). The celestial pole is on the t14 ‘jaw’ (50% limb joint). The celestial poles are on the vertical plane (frequent in art), here near the Cancer-Capricornus axis, indicating that the work is expressed in the temporal framework of Age Aries, our preceding Age, as most artworks have been during the last 2100 years of Age Pisces. Age Aquarius starts in 2016 (as explained in Mindprint, published in 2014), and some artworks have already been expressed in the transitional framework.

Midsummer sun in the gate; on the ecliptic (horizontal line) where the galactic equator (oblique line) crosses. This event occurs in June 2016. While midsummer precesses from Gemini (on the right) to Taurus (on the left), the spring equinox crosses from Pisces to Aquarius, starting Age Aquarius in 2016.
An Age update interlude; Here is the midsummer sun in the gate; on the ecliptic (horizontal line) where the galactic equator (oblique line) crosses. This event occurs in June 2016 (Skychart, set to June 2016). While midsummer precesses from Gemini (on the right) to Taurus (on the left), the spring equinox crosses from Pisces to Aquarius, starting Age Aquarius in 2016.

There are many kinds of people academically recognised in art and rock art, such as swift people (swallow-humans), karos or coat or bag people, therianthropes (animal people, such as lion people, antelope people), veganthropes (tree people, flower people, mushroom people), geoanthropes (geometric shape figures; P-people, X-people), and so on. A list of ‘kinds’ (not to be confused with types), is given in the book Mindprint.

Mushroom people are rare, but known in rock art, as in an engraving in Egypt at El Hosh, and at Tassili in the Sahara, and perhaps on a female initiation rock pavement at Driekops Eiland in South Africa. Mindprint analysis could not make any value judgement of artistic technique or styling, only indicate the relative complexity of the inherent structure and typology. In these terms, most famous and many novice artworks have more or less the same complexity. Artworks typically contain 72 out of 90 predicted features (about 80%), each in apparently different figures and designs, until the core content is isolated and compared to reveal the inherent structure.

Fairies, gnomes, weed, mushrooms (Squareup. Border cropped off for clarity. Mindprint labels and axes added by Edmond Furter).
Fairies, gnomes, weed, mushrooms (Squareup. Border cropped off for clarity. Mindprint labels and axes added by Edmond Furter).

 

All together now

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

3 Aries as a fairy facing backward (42% neck long or bent)

3 Aries Algol Cista Mystica as a tree fairy

2 Taurus as a tree gnome (t02 t17 Taurus Perseus, often with a tree of life; see Tarot trump 17, Star, with a tree and a phoenix)

1 Taurus as a tree gnome twisting (48% twisting)

15 Gemini as a gnome with a tool (16% smiting, 9% with a sceptre), near twins, and another gnome in smiting posture (16% smiting)

14 Cancer as a gnome with a jug (see Tarot trump 14, Temperance)

13 Leo as a gnome heart (85% on his heart)

12 Leo as a gnome sitting flat

11 Galactic pole on a wagon hinge (68% limb joint)

11 Virgo as a tortoise womb (87% on her womb)

10 Libra as a wizard gnome

10 Libra Cista Lid as a gnome with a large beard

9 Scorpius as a gnome

8 Scorpius as ?

7 Sagittarius as a mushroom person (25% bag) with a bag (25% bag) on a sling

6 Capricornus as a sun ingressed (48% polar ingress or egress) and a halo person (sometimes a tree)

5 Aquarius21 as a halo person (44% varicoloured, 24% large)

5 Aquarius20 as a gnome on a halo

4 Galactic south pole on (50% limb joint)

4 Pisces as a caterpillar squatting (25% squatting).

The ecliptic poles are at the axial hub (26% limb joint). The celestial pole is on type 15’s hand (50% limb joint). The celestial south pole is on a rabbit hip (37% limb joint), on the horizontal plane, indicating the temporal framework of Age Aries-Pisces, a retro framework as in most artworks worldwide.

Fairies, gnomes and plant ‘people’ are like the jinni (singular; jinn) in Arabic and Asian folklore; indwelling in nature, and subject to angels and gods (see Geoffrey Hodson; Land of the Gods. Theosophical Society press). They seem less important in myth than gods and heroes, but some artists take them seriously.

Psilocybin mushrooms (Arcann, on DeviantArt. Mindprint labelling and axes added by Edmond Furter).
Psilocybin mushrooms (Arcann, on DeviantArt. Mindprint labelling and axes added by Edmond Furter).

Art of our time

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

3 Aries as an antelope with large ears

3c Aries Algol Cista Mystica as a bonsai type plant halo

2 Taurus as a twisted flower (48% twisting)

1 Taurus as (48% twisting, 19% bovid)

15g Gate at a flowing branch

15 Gemini as ape-man on a branch (33% with a rope)

14 Cancer as a rocket far from the pole (45% polar ingress or egress)

13 Leo as an antelope heart (85% on his heart)

11 Galactic pole on a branch fork (68% limb joint)

11 Virgo as a robot womb (87% on her womb)

10 Libra as concentric circles (sometimes a wheel)

9 Scorpius as a rat reaching forward with a strong arm (34% bent forward, 31% strength feat)

7 Sagittarius as a bag or rag or flag (25% bag). The weak expression, without an eye, may be compensated for by the extra bird in the top corner, whose eye does not have an axial opposite.

6 Capricornus as a goldfish near the pole (48% polar ingress or egress)

5 Aquarius21 as a large student in blue, red, and white stripes (44% varicoloured, 24% large)

4 Galactic south pole on a shoulder (50% limb joint)

4 Pisces as a goldfish (rare), in a bowl.

The ecliptic poles are at the axial hub (26% limb joint). The celestial pole is on an antelope hip (50% limb joint), vertical to the ecliptic pole, indicating the temporal framework of Age Pisces-Aquarius, the current era. Age Aquarius starts in 2016, but some artworks, particularly in experimental styling, already expressed the transitional era.

This styling is associated with ayahuasca and trance vision in general. Artistic inspiration is a natural gift, improved by practice, and is not gained or enhanced by any drugs.

To sleep, perchance to dream below a healing pillar

A Greek T-shaped healing pillar in a votive relief to healing god Asklepios, shows a doctor treating a patient, then the doctor sleeps below a T-shaped pillar to receive a healing dream, and the patient is healed (BC 350. Athens National Museum).

A Greek T-shaped healing pillar in a votive relief to healing god Asklepios, shows a doctor treating a patient, then the doctor sleeps below a T-shaped pillar to receive a healing dream, and the patient is healed (BC 350. Athens National Museum).

The Greek healing pillar is a conventional signboard shape, which incidentally resembles Gobekli Tepe T-shaped pillars (see an article on Grahamhancock.com, under Author of the Month, September 2015), and all horizontal-vertical junctions, such as T-O, or (T) maps. Asklepios expresses type 9 or 8 Scorpius, the healer. In art he is often shown bent forward (43%), in trance, leaning on a stick or two sticks, sometimes at or with a pillar (see Tarot trump 9, Hermit, leaning on two staffs. The same emblematic motif appears in many San Bushman paintings, art and rock art worldwide). Here the bent attribute is in the reclining posture; the staff is visible below his clothing; and the trance attribute is in the implied healing . Two all-seeing eyes frame the top of the engraving. Healers are herbalists. Most healers go into trance naturally, or from certain rituals. Drugs do not induce ‘clean’ or healing trance states. As San Bushmen say, ‘cannabis does not lead to God’. All cultures use pillars, stelae, engravings, inscriptions, art, talismans and sigils in aid of personal and social healing in the general sense.

Mayan chocolate ritual art analysis

Mayan stele carving with a scene of the chocolate tree god, and chocolate ritual. Mindprint labels and axial grid added by Edmond Furter, 2014. Compare this celebration of an American stimulant, with candy and mushroom art. To complete a structural analysis of this artwork, study the characters, and their attributes, and use the standardised caption format at the end of this post. Clue; t11 Virgo is always on a womb; t12 or t13 Leo is always on a heart; t5 Aquarius sometimes has an extra tailcoat head; arms in V-shaped or W-shaped posture are usually at t10 Libra and/or t9 Scorpius; t3 Aries Cista Mystica is often a woven shape, such as branches; t10 Libra Cista Lid is often hidden, such as roots, or revelation; t1 or t2 Taurus is sometimes a bird in a tree; t15 Gemini usually has a rope (see the average likelyhood of some attributes in the typology list).
Mayan stele carving with a scene of the chocolate tree god, and chocolate ritual. Mindprint labels and axial grid added by Edmond Furter, 2014. Compare this celebration of an American stimulant, with candy and mushroom art. To complete a structural analysis of this artwork, study the characters, and their attributes, and use the standardised caption format at the end of this post.
Clue; type 11 Virgo is always on a womb; 12/13 Leo is always on a heart; 5 Aquarius sometimes has an extra tailcoat head; arms in V-shaped or W-shaped posture are usually at 10 Libra and/or 9 Scorpius; 3 Aries Cista Mystica is often a woven shape, such as branches; 10 Libra Cista Lid is often hidden, such as roots, or revelation; 1/2 Taurus is sometimes a bird in a tree; 15 Gemini usually has a rope (see the average likelyhood of some attributes in the typology list).

 

Candy Land game board for Hasbro (Caram Law. Mindprint labels and ocular axes added by Edmond Furter).
Candy Land game board for Hasbro (Caram Law. Mindprint labels and ocular axes added by Edmond Furter).

Candy people art analysis;

up the walls and over the top

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

3 Aries as a ball head below a tall cone (42% neck long or bent). White faces are more typical at t15.

3c Aries Algol Cista Mystica as a sugar mountain cave

2 Taurus as a sugar fairy in twisted pose (48% twisting)

1 Taurus as a lime person

15 Gemini as a cone person with a cane (33% with a rope, 9% with a sceptre )

14 Cancer as a lime person (45% polar ingress or egress, sometimes a tree)

13 Leo as a lollypop

12 Leo as a sugar girl’s heart (85% on a heart, usually male)

11 Galactic pole on the sugar girl’s foot (68% limb joint)

11 Virgo as a faceless lolly stick, and on it’s body (87% on her womb)

10 Libra as a pirate, posture unclear (53% arms in V or W posture, 34% staff)

9 Scorpius as a large candy platform on a pillar (often large, often with a pillar)

8 Scorpius as a candy man next to a pillar (frequent)

7 Sagittarius as a candy ball person (25% bag)

6 Capricornus as a pirate frog near the pole (48% polar ingress or egress)

5 Aquarius21 as a gingerbread person

5 Aquarius20 as two pudding people on the same axis

4 Galactic south pole on a pirate skull jaw (50% limb joint)

4 Pisces as a pudding person dancing

The ecliptic poles are at the axial hub on a ship mast crow’s nest (26% limb joint). The celestial pole is on an X-marker (50% limb joint). The celestial south pole is on the ship’s wheel (37% limb joint).

The polar triangles and the vertical plane indicate that the artwork is expressed in the temporal framework of Age Aries-Pisces, as many works of the Renaissance were.

Magic mushroom land (Caram Law. Mindprint labels and axes added by Edmond Furter).
Magic mushroom land (Caram Law. Mindprint labels and axes added by Edmond Furter).

Mushroom child art analylsis;

jingles are big business

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

3 Aries as a mushroom smurf eye

2 Taurus as a star person

1 Taurus as a large star person

15 Gemini as a star person on a rainbow (33% with a rope, 21% with a bag)

14 Cancer as a bauble person (45% polar ingress or egress, sometimes a tree)

13 Leo as a bauble person

12 Leo as a striped mushroom finger stem person’s heart (85% on his heart, 14% feline)

11 Galactic pole on a finger joint (68% limb joint)

11 Virgo as a finger stem person’s womb (87% on her womb)

10 Libra as a mushroom baby

9 Scorpius as a large child with legs drawn up (34% bent forward, often large) on a mushroom (often with a pillar)

8 Scorpius ditto, her other eye

7 Sagittarius as a mushroom pod person (25% bag) with a rope, known in rock art as a rope of the sky (often with a rope)

6 Capricornus as a mushroom puppy far from the pole (48% polar ingress or egress)

5 Aquarius21 as a large varicoloured ball person (44% varicoloured, 24% large)

5 Aquarius20 as a ball person face on a large blue mushroom (44% varicoloured, 24% large)

4 Galactic south pole on a foot (50% limb joint)

4 Pisces as a mushroom smurf eye.

The ecliptic poles are both at the axial hub on a bow knot (26% limb joint). The celestial poles are unmarked, and may be are on the vertical plain, at the Taurus-Scorpius axes, indicating the forthcoming Taurus midsummer of Age Aquarius, due to start in 2016.

Fairies sketch group (Mamorumi, on DeviantArt. Mindprint labels and axes added by Edmond Furter).
Fairies sketch group (Mamorumi, on DeviantArt. Mindprint labels and axes added by Edmond Furter).

Fairies art analysis;

A rough draft of old favourites

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

3 Aries as a gnome

3c Aries Algol Cista Mystica as a Kilroy face

2 Taurus as a boy

1 Taurus as a gnome puppy looking backwards (48% twisting)

15 Gemini as a gnome puppy with baggy cheeks (21% with a bag)

14 Cancer as an elder

14 Cancer Cista Head as a large fairy

13 Leo as her heart (85% on a heart, usually male)

12 Leo as her heart (repetition of this feature is unusual)

11p Galactic pole on her elbow or knee or elbow (68% limb joint)

11 Virgo as her womb (87% on a womb)

10 Libra as a fairy with wings in W posture (53% arms V/W posture)

10c Libra Cista Lid as a fairy?

9 Scorpius as a large eye on a fairy wing (34% bent forward, 31% strength feat, often large)

8 Scorpius as a bulky fairy (often large)

7 Sagittarius as a fairy outline (25% bag)

6 Capricornus as a gnome near the pole (48% polar ingress or egress)

6 Capricornus Cista Tail as

5 Aquarius21 as a gnome and a boy

5 Aquarius20 as a boy

4 Pisces as a gnome

The ecliptic poles are both at the axial hub, usually unmarked. The celestial poles may be on the horizontal plane, here between Leo and Cancer, indicating the temporal framework of Age Taurus-Aries. Many alchemical works are expressed in the Age Taurus framework, and many spiritual works are expressed in the Age Aries framework. Few artworks express their contemporary era, and most are ‘retro’.

Fairy Tail group fancy dress photo (Saaraz on DeviantArt. A mindprint axes test by Edmond Furter reveals that the image is candid, and not an artwork).
Fairy Tail group fancy dress photo (Saaraz on DeviantArt. A mindprint axes test by Edmond Furter reveals that the image is candid, and not an artwork).

Photo typology analysis

But is it art?

Characters in photographs are usually selected and arranged without archetypal inspiration. Despite a wide variety of recognisable legendary characters, their peripheral sequence does not form an archetypal set, and their eyes, even with some potential hearts and wombs added, are not spaced on an axial grid. Only three potential axes meet in two or three different places on the photograph, consistent with the rules of chance for a cluster of similarly oriented bodies containing asymmetrical lucida (bright points). In a similar artwork, five or more ocular (eye to eye) axes would have crossed in one point, with the usual heart and womb adjacent to one another, and confirming the usual sequence of optional attributes at fixed average frequencies, and leaving only one or very few ‘extra’ figures outside the grid.

Mindprint could also be used to reveal errors in copies of rock art or artworks, however most artists who copy other works from memory, are likely to express a new mindprint (see Andrew’s copy of an Australian rock art work from memory, at http://www.edmondfurter.wordpress.com).

Cottingley fairy photograph (Iconic Photographs. Mindprint axes test added).
Cottingley fairy photograph (Iconic Photographs. The axial test fails, since this image is not a work of art).

The famous Cottingley fairies photographs were probably made of sketchbook paper cutouts, or of photographic cutouts. There are fewer than the required eleven characters here, but even if more were added, their attributes would probably be too similar, and their positioning too random, to express archetypal structure.

Portraits with fairies (PSP, York. Ocular axes test added)
Portraits with fairies (PSP, York. Ocular axes test added)

 

Portraits with fairies (PSP, York, Ocular axes test added).
Portraits with fairies (PSP, York, Ocular axes test added).

Characters in photographs are usually selected and arranged without archetypal inspiration. The peripheral sequence usually does not form an archetypal set, and their eyes, even with some potential hearts and wombs added, are not spaced on an axial grid. Only four potential axes meet in one point on the photograph. In a similar artwork, five or more ocular (eye to eye) axes would have crossed in one point, with the usual heart and womb adjacent to one another, and confirming the usual sequence of optional attributes.

Only the mind-eye-hand co-ordination of an artist could express archetypal structure in art, and then only if the conscious mind is occupied by the usual artistic concerns, leaving the subconscious free to impose the structure of perception and nature on the rock or canvas.

How to do structural art analysis

To do your own structural art analysis, use the standard set of labels to cut and paste next to typological characters in any complex artwork (containing eleven or more figures). They are arranged with opposite types above and below one another;

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 identify only twelve types (ten eyes, one heart, and one womb), then use only one type Taurus (2 or 1); one Leo (13 or 2); one Scorpius (9 or 8); and one Aquarius, 5/21 or 5/20). See a more detailed guide to structural art analysis in the book Mindprint. Artworks containing only fourteen types, probably double one of these opposite pairs (two Taurus-Scorpius axes, or two Leo-Aquarius axes). Sixteen axes are more frequent, but some works double other types as well, or add figures that express polar features by their limb joints.

Here is a table explaining the set of labels, in a format for writing your own artwork or rock art work analyses. Note that the use of mythical names, as used for constellations, does not imply that artists paint zodiacs, but rather that myth, ritual, seasonal emblems, legends, zodiacs, art, some artefacts, and nature (such as the periodic table, and bio-chemistry), are all inspired by the collective subconscious, which expresses archetypal structure;

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

3 Aries as ,,,, (42% neck long or bent)

3c Aries Algol Cista Mystica as ,,,,

2 Taurus as ,,,, (48% twisting, 19% bovid)

1 Taurus as ,,,, (48% twisting, 19% bovid)

15 Gate on ,,,,

15 Gemini as ,,,, (33% with a rope, 21% with a bag, 16% smiting, 9% with a sceptre )

14 Cancer as ,,,, (45% polar ingress or egress, sometimes a tree)

14 Cancer Cista Head as ,,,,

13 Leo as ,,,, (85% on his heart, 14% feline, 11% inversion, 10% weapon)

12 Leo as ,,,, (85% on his heart, 14% feline, 11% inversion, 10% weapon)

11p Galactic pole on ,,,, (68% limb joint)

11 Virgo as ,,,, (87% on her womb)

10 Libra as ,,,, (53% arms in V or W posture, 34% staff)

10 Libra Cista Lid as ,,,,

9 Scorpius as ,,,, (34% bent forward, 31% strength feat, often large, often with a pillar)

8 Scorpius as ,,,, (34% bent forward, 31% strength feat, often large, often with a pillar)

7 Sagittarius as ,,,, (25% bag, often with a rope)

6 Capricornus as ,,,, (48% polar ingress or egress, sometimes a tree)

6 Capricornus Cista Tail as ,,,,

5 Aquarius21 as ,,,, (44% varicoloured, 31% hyperactive, 30% horizontal, 24% large)

5 Aquarius20 as ,,,, (44% varicoloured, 31% hyperactive, 30% horizontal, 24% large)

4 Galactic south pole on ,,,, (50% limb joint)

4 Pisces as ,,,, (26% rectangular, 25% squatting)

 

The ecliptic poles are at the axial hub on ,,,, (26% limb joint).

The celestial pole is on ,,,, (50% limb joint).

The celestial south pole is on ,,,, (37% limb joint).

The celestial pole is near the season of ,,,,,, and near the vertical or horizontal plane, indicating that the work is expressed in the temporal framework of Age ,,,,.

Ages are named after the spring position, which is always 90 degrees before midsummer or the celestial pole position. Both move backwards, or precess, against the constellation markers. Note that seasons, myths, rituals, icons, emblems, and artworks all express archetypal structure, and do not derive from one another. Even artworks that apparently illustrate a myth, a ritual, a season, a set of trumps, a procession, or a zodiac, also independently express archetypal structure.

References

See Edmond Furter; Mindprint (2014, Lulu.com) for a full discussion of the philosophy and psychology of archetype and perception; and a critique and update of structural anthropology and cognitive archaeology; as well as a critique of the reasons why art history and esoterica have failed to identify mindprint, despite extensive research into gestalt perception and conceptualisation, and into ‘tacking’ between sets or categories of icons and meanings. The book also has tables detailing many more archetypal attributes (beyond the more obvious and high frequency attributes listed in the caption format), and 200 illustrations demonstrating how mindprint was discovered.

See an article on the archaeo astronomy implications of cultural structure, on grahamhancock.com, under Author of the Month, September 2015, and some correspondence with visitors in the comment columns.

See an article on the archaeological implications of mindprint for rock art, in the global anthropology journal, Expressions, volume 9, pp21-25, and in the forthcoming journal of the ASAPA conference in Harare, Zimbabwe, June 2015.

Visit www.edmondfurter.wordpress.com

Order the book from Lulu.com.

-Edmond Furter, Johannesburg, January 2015

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s