Peyote or mescaline art, is a visual styling that resembles luminous entoptics. However these artworks also contain the usual subconscious standard structure of visual expression, named mindprint (Furter 2014).
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.]
Here are some examples, in addition to www.edmondfurter.wordpress.com. And some artworks by Dali, and rock art of aloe ferox laxative, for comparison. Art does not come from drugs, or constellations, or trance (see the text below a discussion of the examples).
A cave of mystery and a cista mystica lid
The types are marked by the standard set of mindprint labels; and by the standard subsonscious axial grid between their eyes (with two standard exceptions to the Leo heart, and the Virgo womb); in their standard sequence (with the average percentage in all art, of some of the attributes, given in brackets);
2 Taurus as a wolf twisting (48%)
15 Gemini Canis as a wolf (frequently canine)
14 Cancer Lynx as a wolf (frequently a small canine or feline). Lynx is shared with type 15
13 Leo as a wolf man, and a rosette as heart (arguable)
11 Virgo as an octopus womb (87%)
10 Libra arms in V posture (53%)
10 Libra-Scorpius Lupus Cista Lid as a chest or altar or basket
9 Scorpius Lupus (Wolf) as a wolf, bent tail
7 Sagittarius as a juvenile (frequent) animal
6 Capricornus as a fish, ingressed to the pole (48%), wet tail
5 Aquarius as a lumiated maize seed head (no apparent eye, weak expression)
4 Pisces as a king or healer, rectangular (26%)
3 Aries a s butterfly with ‘eyes’ on long bent feelers (more usually long or bent neck 42%). The adjacent extra bird has a long neck
3 Aries-Taurus Cista Mystica as a mountain cave, sometimes adjacent at t15 Gate (see alchemical, Rosicrucian, Hopi, etc art)
Numbering is necessary because some artworks split each of the four ‘large’ types into two (1 and 2 Taurus, opposite 8 and 9 Scorpius; 12 and 13 Leo, opposite 5:20Aquarius and 5:21 Aquarius. The number 5 is repeated, since archetypal numbers follow base eight, not base nine as in the ‘decimal’ system, while the upper ‘decanal’ level allows different numbers). This artwork expresses only one each of the four ‘beasts’, thus the 1-8 axis and the 12-5/20 axis are in ‘reserve’, just as some genetic material is ‘recessive’.
Compare the subconscious mindprint in this artwork with some subconscious mindprints in other art and rock art works, at www.edmondfurter.wordpress.com.
The range of frequent attributes, their sequence, the axial grid between eyes, and the polar structure, is a subconscious standard of cultural expression (Furter 2014; Mindprint.)
See also some ayahuasca art by Pablo Amaringo, with the invariable mindprints marked out, in Furter 2014; Mindprint (Lulu.com). There are three or four examples in similar ‘dayglow’ styling, among the 200 illustrations from every known culture in the book. Some Ice Age, Gobekli Tepe, Renaissance, rock art, and modern examples are in my article on cultural structure, on www.grahamhancock.com under Author of the Month, September 2015).
Dali as Angel of Time
The types are marked out by the usual subconscious axial grid between their eyes (with two standard exceptions to the Leo heart, and the Virgo womb), in their standard sequence (with the average percentage in art of some of the attributes given in brackets);
1 Taurus as a hero twisting (48%), sometimes a female ‘Perseus’ or gorgon
15 Gemini as a skull (frequent) or white face (frequent), its body holding a syringe as a mace (5%). Also a monkey twisting
14 Cancer as Salvador Dali on a flowing clock face, Angel of Time (as in Tarot trump 14, Temperance)
13 Leo as a ball or heart (85%)
12 Leo as a monkey, and decapitated head, expressing inversion (11%)
11 Virgo as a womb (87%)
10 Libra as a bee with wings in V-posture (53%), and a giraffe with eyes on ears in V-posture (53%)
9 Scorpius as a giant bug
7 Sagittarius as a fly
6 Capricornus as a needle point (no eye, weak expression)
5:21 Aquarius as s spider, varicoloured (44%)
5:20 Aquarius as a blue pigeon, varicoloured (44%)
4 Pisces as a brown pigeon
3 Aries as a banner on a foot (no eye, weak expression, or displaced to the long-necked giraffe at the opposite end of the 3-10 axis)
The ecliptic pole is unmarked as usual, on the absent hand of the statue. The galactic pole is on a monkey hand (limb joint). The galactic south pole is on the statue hip (limb joint). The celestial pole is unmarked. The celestial south pole is on a rock ‘limb joint’. The vertical plane indicates celestial pole and thus midsummer at Cancer-Gemini Ursa Minor, as in Age Aries-Pisces, typical of religious art of the last 2100 years. Aries itself is not expressed, unusually, perhaps displaced to the syringe as a kind of cross.
Compare the subconscious mindprint in this pseudo-Dali styling, with some subconscious mindprints in Dali paintings, at www.edmondfurter.wordpress.com and with other artworks and rock art works. The range of frequent attributes, their sequence, the axial grid between eyes, and the polar structure, is a subconscious standard of cultural expression (Furter 2014; Mindprint.)
[labelling caption to add. All the standard types are expressed, by some of the optional attributes of the types; in their usual peripheral sequence; on the usual ocular axial grid; with the usual polar structure.
When the typological attributes in any random collection of 50 or more artworks are added up and converted to percentages, they conform to percentages as listed in the book, Mindprint. Thus even the frequencies of the most common options (such as 9 Scorpius bent forward, 11 Virgo womb, 15 Gemini rope, or impact weapon, 12 /13 Leo heart, or feline; and many more), are predictable in collections of artworks. The three layers of visual structure is too complex for artists to express consciously, and no trace of recognition of the structure of culture could be found prior to publication of the book Mindprint in 2014 (demonstrating 200 expressions in illustrations, and listing 400 in the index). Peyote art, mescaline art, rock art, ‘fine’ art, political art, of every culture and continent and region, contain the same structure, hidden in plain sight, invisible until demonstrated by a pencil, a ruler, and a list of about 60 inter-dependent features. Most complex artworks, even by novice artists, express about 45 of the predicted features.
An ark and covenant mother
Type 11 Virgo Crater (Grail) as the womb of a polar woman (Salvador Dali; Spain. Mindprint analysis by Edmond Furter). Figures seem to emerge from a chest of drawers, inverting the ark theme (where figures enter a box). Her rectangular chest echoes the opposite buildings on a dusty street, above 5 Aquarius and 4 Pisces Pegasus (which is often a horse, pond or field grid). Here Spain’s Ampurdan plain is gridded by field lines (top left).
Plains are always more alive than meet the eye. Type 10 Libra is a see-saw rider, the concept of balance as the turner of the wheel of life, doubling as nipples on the transparent breasts that overlay the landscape as the body of the beloved. A celestial pole on a rider’s hand tag the inspiration as Age Taurus-Aries, one of the most retrospective inspirations in this study, incidental with the theme of passing events and evaporated time.
Balance of nature and culture
The types are marked out by the usual subsoncsious axial grid between their eyes (with two standard exceptions to the Leo heart, and the Virgo womb), in their standard sequence (with the average percentage in art of some of the attributes given in brackets);
10 Libra arms in W-posture (53%), staff (34%). Nature-culture balance.
10-9 Libra-Scorpius Lupus Cista Lid as cross. More usually a lid shape as adjacent below type 9, displaced
11 Virgo as animal skin with womb mark (doubling of this type is unusual but not unique)
11 Virgo as geometric figure’s womb (87%)
12 Leo as wolf (more usually feline) decapitated, spiked (expressing inversion, 11%)
13 Leo as man hyperactive (t5 often exchanges attributes with its opposite)
14 Cancer ingressed to the centre (45%), small (frequent)
15 Gemini with a rope (33%), two headed (infrequent), near his twin (frequent)
2 Taurus as an animal, twisted (arguable) tail, with a hunter or healer (frequent)
3 Aries as goat (sometimes caprine)
4 Pisces as eye (doubling of this type is unusual)
4 Pisces rectangular (26%), squatting (25%)
5 Aquarius20 as varicoloured (44% but common in this work), hyperactive (31%), rectangular (attribute displaced from adjacent t04)
5 Aquarius21 as varicoloured (44% but common in this work), hyperactive (31%), horizontal (30%), large (24%)
6 Capricornus as bag on rope (attributes displaced from t07), wet tail
7 Sagittarius as rope (frequent on this axis) over bag (25%)
9 Scorpius bent /leaning (34%), large (frequent)
The ecliptic poles (always on the axial centre) may be on a limb joint. The galactic pole is on a head-staff ‘limb’ joint. The galactic south pole is on a hip and a small figure’s foot. The celestial pole is on a footprint (a kind of limb joint), and near the vertical plane of some of the pseudo rock art figures. The celestial poles and thus midsummer between the two components of Leo, indicates a precession framework of Age Taurus, typical of alchemical art in all known ages.
Compare this subconscious mindprint, with the subconscious mindprint in the large rock art engraving panel from which some of the semi-geometric figures are copied (above the peyote artworkd, and in more detail on www.edmondfurter.wordpress.com), and with a subconscious Chinese Tien Shan range rock art engraving (adjacent to the American engraving on that web page, and in the book). The range of frequent attributes, their sequence, the axial grid between eyes, and the polar structure, is a subconscious standard of cultural expression (Furter 2014; Mindprint.)
All art is art
Mescaline styling is recognisable in some rock art loosely labelled ‘trance art’. The style is named ‘pseudo’ rock art if the artist copies a recognisalbe rock art styling. There should be no distinction between ‘taught /untaught’, or trance /conceptual, or ‘own /borrowed’ culture, styling or media, since all art is art. It is impossible to ‘fake’ structural expression, and thus it is a kind of hallmark of inspiration.
12 Leo is on a pigeon heart (85%)
11 Virgo is probably on a butterfly womb, but not on the axial grid, and its opposite t11 Pisces as a bird eye, is not on the axial grid, making this flawed or mis-identified mindprint, which is rare.
3 Aries as a long-necked aircraft
1 Taurus is on one of the three ‘poles’ in an eye
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Merry Christmas and a happy Age Aquarius
In 2014 I made a Christmas card of this similar ‘retro’-styled artwork, to with I added the usual set of labels, to revel the standard but subconscious mindprint typology sequence, and the usual lines to reveal the ocular (eye to eye) axial grid, and ‘polar’ triangles. Whether the work is a copy of a rock art panel, or a modern work, is immaterial to archetypal expression. The book Mindprint was fresh from the printer, and this artwork was one of many that confirmed that the structure applies to all artworks, of all cultures, and predicts the core content of newly found ancient works, as well as future artworks.
I emailed the analysis to some archaeologists, anthropologist, artists, and drumming circle members, and received mixed responses. Most people are not consciously aware of the role of archetypes in nature, perception, or behaviour. Sciences, even anthropology and psychology, also have a blind spot, or rather layers of blind blots, for archetypes.
Type 15 Gemini as two Roped People, resemble a trio of type 15 Gemini figures in a complex South African San (Bushman) rock art panel, nicknamed ‘vapour trails’, however the ropes are attached to the rear back of their spines (see Tarot trump 15 versions with two souls roped to a worldly creator or daemon, usually unnamed, or labelled ‘Devil’.)
One drumming circle uses mescaline art in its advertising, which I added to the growing number of analyses, in further proof that all cultures and styles speak a collective visual language.
Clues; Type 3 Aries has a long or bent neck in 42% of artworks.
Type 15 Gemini has or is a rope (33%) or bag (21%), or both. Its decanal type is 0 (zero), corresponding to Tarot trump zero, Fool with a bag.
Type 13 Leo is on a heart (85%)
Type 11 Virgo is on a womb (87%)
Type 7 Sagittarius is a bag (25%), sometimes with a rope.
Type 4 Pisces is sometimes a sun. Its decanal type is 4 Pisces19, corresponding to Tarot trump 19, Sun.
The structural anthropology and iconography research for Mindprint, incidentally revealed details of the cosmological division of ecliptic (constellational) divisions, that allowed a calculation of the date of the Age Pisces to Age Aquarius transition. That date is 2016 (Furter 2014; Mindprint. Lulu.com). However artists are not consciously aware that some of the secondary or incidental detail in the holographic structure that anchors their visual expression, also expresses a precessional temporal framework. However this clock of ages is could not be used to date artworks, since most artists express inspiration framed by the previous age, or one of the previous ages, of varying length, during which precession moved at slower rates (see some of my comments on www.grahamhancock.com for a discussion of the problems inherent in assumptions of precessional metrics, obliquity, and the Newcombe curve).
[3 Aries as a long-necked icon.
2 Taurus as a swallow or swift person (frequent)
12 Leo on a heart
11 Virgo on a salmon womb, swimming upstream to spawn
10 Libra on a heart, is a very unusual and unique element, in the otherwise standard visual ‘grammar’. Some elements hint at overwork or re-work of the design, as found in the artworks of William Blake and some other artists.
7 Sagittarius on a snake skin or bag, not on the eye, a weak structural element in the expression.
6 Capricornus is ingressed to the centre
5:21 Aquarius is on the heart of a geometric figure
5:20 Aquarius is on the heart of a priest; this type sometimes assumes the heart attribute of its opposite, Leo
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Try your own mindprint art analysis
These ‘peyote’ artworks are from a quick internet search. I just downloaded the first six works containing eleven or more characters. They all express mindprint, with the usual apparent variation and pleasant surprises, while remaining true to archetypal ‘grammar’ or ‘DNA’.
Artworks with less than eleven characters (people, animals, geometric figures, etc), usually express only some of the sixteen types, and are difficult to prove as typological, since some lack axial opposites, and minimal or ‘sparse’ artworks lack the full and complex context of multiple points of evidence, and axial geometry, to prove the subconscious expression of the structure. However mindprint art could be used to reveal archetypal elements in sparse works by any artist, in any culture, since the compulsive inspiration for visual expression, is from the collective subconscious.
Mindprint thus enables conscious appreciation of our surprisingly detailed subconscious access to archetype, which informs nature, as well as perception, and all cultural expressions.
Art does not ‘come from drugs’
Art is not inspired by any drug, be it peyote cactus, mescaline, ayahuasca, ‘flight’ mushrooms, cannabis or another plant or compound. Art does not come from trance; most artists are not aware of undergoing trance states, as some healers do. Most artists are not healers. Most artists work from imagination, or dreams, or by transforming exposure to other art, scenes, myth, music, ritual, or events.
Visual technique is a gift, as some of the skills needed in ritual, myth-making, healing and other cultural expressions are a gift. Artistic techniques may improve with meditation, practice, and teaching, however conscious efforts improve mainly styling and texture, while the inherent structure and core content of art, and all culture, appears in the complex artwork of most novices and masters alike.
Art does not ‘illustrate astronomy’
Correspondence theorists and archaeo astronomers should note that cultural structure arises from archetype, just as the periodic table of chemistry, or the double helix of bio-chemistry, arises from the inherent structure in nature. Art does not illustrate astrology. Seasons, myths, rituals, icons, and all cultural ‘goods’, express archetypal structure, as a kind of compulsion. None of these expressions precede or ‘teach’ the others.
Compare the subconscious mindprint any style or media of visual artworks, with some subconscious mindprints in other art and rock art, at www.edmondfurter.wordpress.com
The book also reveals that the same structure applies to myth and literature, and demonstrates mindprint in a verse from the Mishnah. However it notes the difficulty of extracting the subtext from a written or recited text, that tends to fluctuate between characters, motivations, typology, and episodes. Visual art unerringly reveals its ‘subtext’ in visible attributes of characters, and their complex spatial relationships.