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The Enchantment

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space-tThis painting incorporates many elements of the Celtic culture and the magical Fairy realms. Tiny fairies make up the twirling colors of the rainbow.

Part of this painting reveals Merlin’s triumphant emergence from a crystal cave, where he was trapped by a magic spell.  While he slept the world of Camelot struggled in darkness without his guidance and influence. Ultimately it was the power of love that brought him back.

The rainbow colors below the cauldron form a stem, pouring forth the vibrational attributes that merge heavenly elements into the earth. A god dips the tiny men into the cauldron and they emerge as higher, more aware beings who possess the powers of divine vision, becoming God-men.

The village girl near the oak tree comes as a representation of Ipona, Goddess of the horses, bringing her cornucopia of abundant fruits to the land and the people.

“This latest painting speaks of the beauty and wonder of another era of times past, in my series of Lost Worlds.”

 

[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA220922
Title: The Enchantment
Subject: Merlin & Fairies
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 2000
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Visionary
Colors: Pink, Black
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 60″ x 60″
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Enchanted Beloved

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My second major painting in a series depicting the world of  fairies and elves.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA220909
Title: Enchanted Beloved
Subject: Oberan & Titania
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 2002
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Fantasy
Colors: Pink, Green
Signed: Yes
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 47″ x 31″
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space-tIn this version, Oberon is the king of all the fairies in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, who is feuding with his wife Titania, the queen of the fairies. They are fighting over a changeling child that Oberon wants to raise as his aide. Titania wants to keep the child because he is the child of Titania’s mortal follower who died and she wants to raise the child for her follower.

Oberon tricks Titania into loving Bottom, using a special flower that makes you meet true love at first sight. Furious that Titania will not give him the child, he puts juice from a magical flower into her eyes while she is asleep.

The effect of the juice is that it will cause Titania to fall in love with the first thing she sees. Titania awakens and finds herself madly in love with Bottom, a weaver that has been given a donkey’s head by Puck.

Meanwhile, two couples have entered the forest: lovers Hermia and Lysander are pursued by Demetrius, who also loves Hermia and Helena, who loves Demetrius.

Oberon sends Puck to put some of the juice in Demetrius’s eyes to make him fall in love with Helena, after he witnesses him rejecting her. When Puck puts the love potion on Lysander by mistake and then on Demetrius, Helena finds herself loved by two men and confusion breaks out.

After Puck straightens out what he has done, and Demetrius discovers that he is really in love with Helena after all, Oberon looks upon Titania and her lover, Bottom and feels sorry for what he has done.

He reverses the spell and when Titania awakes the two reunite. This is where Annenbergs vision begins, when Oberon and Titania reunite in Love, all the fairies and elves celebrate their love.

Isis Rising

Isis Rising

Divine Mother of the Egyptian gods

The Egyptian name Isis, means; “woman of the throne”. Osiris and Isis were the King and Queen of their Afrikan nation. The two had a son whose name was Heruy in Hebrew which means “chosen; elect” and Horus in Egyptian form. Osiris brings life from out of his womb as well as Isis, therefore she is a wombman.

Isis being of an Afrikan descent was the seed of a wombman (woman). She has many names with a few such as the mother of the Gods, Queen of Heaven, and Great Lady of Magic. Isis comes from a royal seed of humanity.

She was from a line of black Afrikan Queens and kept intact to divinity through wisdom and truth. As a mother and wombman (woman), her mission was to reproduce and sustain life.

Righteousness

Being Queen of her nation, she fed the hungry, clothed the poor, and cared for the sick and elderly. Isis is still rising to present day as she becomes a teacher and fore bearer of roots, culture, and Spirituality. Isis prescribed her nation with knowledge, wisdom, and truth.

She brings royal power and beauty to the scene. Her divinity is filled with love, eternal beauty, nourishment to the soul, and protection. Isis sits on a golden throne with an upright stature that positions her as being one on a perfect square. Her eyes stay focused on giving and progressing.

 

[colored_box variation=”silver”][one_third]• SKU: AA220912
• Title: Isis Rising
• Subject: Isis Goddess
• Location: Maui, Hawaii
• Completed: 1998
• Pieces: Three
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Panel
• Style: Visionary
• Colors: Gold, Blue
• Signed: Yes
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 21″ x 17″
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Osiris, husband of Isis

He is the King and judge within their nation. He was seen as the master builder of his nation that creates order and unity for the people. With justice and righteousness as his mission, the stones become perfectly shaped into square blocks. (more about “Osiris” )

As Osiris is out sight, his spirit revives his wife’s soul and Isis rules over the land. She is the homemaker, home renovator, and teacher. As an infant, Horus receives the gift of cosmic knowledge of the Universe. The natural law or order becomes his way of life. The body of unchanging moral principles regarded as a basis for all human conduct. The law taught and observed from his parents in the intelligence and infinite power that comes from organization. It is a silent power that maintains the evolution of every existing matter of the Universe. This is why Isis’s popularity of magic is seen.

Magic of the Galaxy

Isis is associated with being the most magical of all the gods and godesses, the blocks are mystically rising into place to form a pyramid.

The magic was not like todays magician where, the trick is to fool one’s eye into thinking that something else happens. This supernatural magic starts at the center of the Universe and spreads from every sand grain to every living organism in nature. The purpose of this natural magic is to set everything with a perfect efficiency. The positive energy that flows along with the universe functions with perfect precision and co-ordinates with everything within the galaxy.

About Horus

Horus, son of Isis and Osiris, is represented as the falcon headed god on her barge. Horus sits still and watches over his parents, the land, and the people of this great land. He becomes a figure of protection. His protection comes from the Almighty creator of the Universe along with his fleshly divine parents.

About The Pyramid

The pyramids are built in the largest land mass of Afrika. The pyramid is the altar and pillar of Osiris and Isis’s divine being. The land that sets before them is natural and pure. Built as an altar and pillar arises from the ground up to the heavens. As enlightenment strengthens, the giving of thanks and praise uplifts humanity along with the pyramid for many to see through ages. With the power of righteousness and love, Isis continues to flourish, nourish and rise as she sits near the altar.

The Two Cups

She graciously offers two cups. The cups may be filled with water, healing oil, or any element that springs from the Blue Nile River. The Nile River provides a great water supply to the land and people of her civilization. Isis is a farmer. She is the fertilization that humanity needs in order for growth.

She fertilizes the land and nourishes plant life. The plant life of palm trees grows miraculously as a garden. The garden is where humanity dwells with the high level of consciousness. Humanity is able to travel the land on Earth and discover many more possibilities unknown to the less adventurous person or non-believer.

Isis Rising out of the world of confusion. Her head is strong and fixed on positive movement. Nonetheless, she is a wombman (woman) but she is a wombman (woman) that man looks unto with great admiration and humbleness. Isis delivers Horus out her womb to continue the cycle of wisdom, truth, and knowledge.

About The Sphinx

The sphinx is part lion and part falcon. The lion is known to be courageous and the King of the animal kingdom. In Kush (Ethiopia) the once capital of the Afrikan continent, the lion represents fearlessness and strength. The lion is a representation of Yeshua (Christ) in the Hebraic (Christian) view.

The lion is of the tribe of Judah that stems from the beginning and the root of David. The falcon represents an unconverted way of life. The falcon would lead the lost souls back to the world of souls and enter into the lion’s kingdom. The unconverted people or non-believer marveled so much at the altar, that they started to worship the altar.

In Memory of Osiris, Isis, and Horus

Forgetting that life is natural and that creation is a supernatural event many people lost a mental focus on the reason for life. Throughout generations, this lost focus would lead people to sail away on ships or kidnap others to leave behind the very true meaning of life. While some lost their way, they eventually taught others to live a life of shame, confusion, embarrassment, and even hatred.

With this new wave of uncertainty, many people were traveling through the sea toward a new land. Some did not know where the water’s current would send them but those who were taken with force kept the royal family of Osiris, Isis, and Horus on their minds. Throughout time, many generations are still in the movement of Isis Rising and loving every moment of creation.

~ Story by; Hezekiah Tafari

Isis Rising

Lemurian Sunrise

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space-tThe lost civilization, Lumeria, can be seen in the rocks.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA220913
Title: Lemurian Sunrise
Subject: Ocean Sunset
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1977
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Panel
Style: Visionary
Colors: Blue, Gold
Signed: Yes
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 15″ x 15″
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space-tEvocative of third eye consciousness, the mandallic painting brings together elements like the tree of life. Which eventually hooks up with a diatom, a plankton responsible for 80% of the oxygen on the planet.

A dolphin’s exit from the water and people playing in the waves, complete a circle of life.

The third eye (also known as the inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept referring to a speculative invisible eye which provides perception beyond ordinary sight. In certain dharmic spiritual traditions such as Hinduism, the third eye refers to the ajna, or brow, chakra.

The third eye refers to the gate that leads to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. In New Age spirituality, the third eye often symbolizes a state of enlightenment or the evocation of mental images having deeply personal spiritual or psychological significance.

The third eye is often associated with religious visions, clairvoyance, the ability to observe chakras and auras, precognition, and out-of-body experiences. People who are claimed to have the capacity to utilize their third eyes are sometimes known as seers.

In some traditions as Hinduism the third eye is said to be located around the middle of the forehead, slightly above the junction of the eyebrows.

In other traditions, as in Theosophy, it is believed to be connected with the pineal gland. According to this theory, humans had in far ancient times an actual third eye in the back of the head with a physical and spiritual function. Over time, as humans evolved, this eye atrophied and sunk into what today is known as the pineal gland.

 

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Venus Enthralled

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When I painted this, I was intrigued by still photographs of women with their wet hair flying.

The Surrealist approach is to put objects together that would be out of context, and this is what I have done here. Water and desert come together. At first sight the trees look like trees but look again: they are elephants. If you look close, a face lies hidden in the central area.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”][one_third]• SKU: AA220929
Title: Venus Enthralled
Subject: Wet hair flying
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1989
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Panel
Style: Visionary
Colors: Gold, White
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 39″ x 26″
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Mountain Hall

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An open hand in the fields reaches out; our bird is free and will continue to hatch her eggs of life.

 

[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA220915
Title: Mountain Hall
Subject: Eggs of life
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1986
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Panel
Style: Visionary
Colors: Violet, Green
Signed: Yes
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 19″ x 25″
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space-tAs the bird of the heart arises from the columned hall, she sees the clouded mountain, the fertile landscape as She arises from the eggs of life.

Luminous Ascension

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An area between heaven and earth with the Angels.

This angel beckons the souls emerging from the earth plane towards the biological kingdom, to rise, to make their own ascension in the process we call life.

As we enter the first phase of filling up an empty shell, we move towards the first, the red Chakra, the survival mode. The Red chakra merges with the orange, with food and procreation symbols.

The orange merges with the yellow and in the yellow we find the “Thinker”,  a sculpture by Rodin. Thinking about his place in the world, the statue is representative of the yellow Chakra.

This, taken to extremes brought us Napoleon, who served his ego and became one of the conquerors of the world.

The Yellow merges with the green, love heart chakra, revealing a helping hand: perhaps as a nurse would and also Mother Teresa, as a person who did a lot of work through the heart. (I added Gandhi to this later)

As the green merges with the blue; The creative, there’s an artist painting and a teacher instructing his students.

Ascending up the now less empty shell to the top, the Violet Chakra: the third Eye consciousness, where Macrocosm and microcosm merge. Then we rise to the Crown Chakra, the seat of superconsciousness.

Ascended Masters and individuals will go through the evolutionary process towards
the vast light above, to merge with the divine.

This picture is framed in a multilayered silver frame and liner.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA220914
Title: Luminous Ascension
Subject: Soul Ascension
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1990
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Visionary
Colors: Blue, Gold
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
Purchase: Giclee, Original
[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 72″ x 40″
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Une Femme

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A complete woman, “Une Femme” self-sufficient, a whole universe.

One enters the painting from the bottom where the Lions Deleo aspect stand as gatekeepers telepathically reading the intentions of the approaching person. They are symbols of strength and endurance.

The Lions, temple and Gothic cathedral windows represent three lower Chakras; power, sensation and security. In addition, the Alhambra temple indicates not only the sacredness of the womb, but also the continuous practice of established religions, to use sexuality as a means of domination and exploitation. The same idea is expressed by the Gothic cathedral windows which represent the ovaries.

The prisms that the Lions hold in their claws symbolizes the analytical mind. Significantly the prism points to the entrance of the holy temple. No one can enter this temple unless they have gone through scrutinizing analysis. Thus, the prism connects intellect with emotions.

The round dome (the omphalos, the navel of the world) is shown at the hare (solar plexus) as the center power station.

One passes through the fire of purification to rise to a higher heart chakra represented by the green Emerald aglow with the fire of love. From here the route is open to cosmic consciousness.

At the throat chakra we find a Greek temple symbol of western culture of its sculptural art, drama and poetry.

Above it is the great pyramid of Egypt, the epitome of all our mathematical knowledge about the cosmos-knowledge once lost but now rediscovered by the scientists.  The the pyramid is also the computer and crystal we all bear within that enables us to tap into the cosmic ocean of consciousness unseen and luminous.

The hands and arms indicate the paths to truth. The hands are covered by mazes indicating learning as a trial and error process. There are two paths to the top; the Golden Yang is tougher more adventurous. The silver Yin is slower and safer, step-by-step both lead up.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA220927
Title: Une Femme
Subject: Her inner life
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1986
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Visionary
Colors: Blue, Gold
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 48″ x 36″
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This painting can be read as a map and itinerary through the different stages of evolution of consciousness.

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Venus Triumphant

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My visits to Italy and Greece brought me to the Mythologies:

the story of Venus came into focus.

 

I visited The city of Pompeii, which was an ancient Roman city near modern Naples, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area.

It was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

It was amazing to walk through the old city, and it was there that the idea for Venus Triumphant was born.

A hint of the Troy conflict, is represented by the live volcano.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA220928
Title: Venus Triumphant
Subject: Venus with Apple
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1989
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Panel
Style: Visionary
Colors: Blue, White
Signed: Yes
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 38″ x 25″
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The judgement of Paris was a contest between the three most beautiful goddesses of Olympus- Aphrodite, Hera and Athena- for the prize of a golden apple inscribed to “the fairest”.

The story begins at the Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, to which all of the gods were invited, all except for Eris, the goddess of discord. When she appeared at the festivities she was turned away and in her anger cast a golden apple amongst the assembled goddesses addressed “To the Fairest.”

All three goddesses laid claim to the apple–Aphrodite, Hera and Athena. Zeus was asked to mediate and he commanded Hermes to lead the three goddesses to Paris of Troy, to decide the issue. The three goddesses appearing before the shepherd prince, each offering him gifts for favour. He chose Aphrodite, swayed by her promise to bestow upon him Helene, the most beautiful mortal woman, for His wife. The subsequent abduction of Helene led directly to the Trojan War.

The Pink Princess

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No other figure in the Chinese pantheon appears in a greater variety of images, of which there are said to be thousands of different incarnations or manifestations. Quan Yin is usually depicted as a barefoot, gracious woman dressed in beautiful white or even pink flowing robes, with a white hood gracefully draped over the top of the head and carrying a small upturned vase of holy dew. (However, in the Lamaistic form, common in bronze from eighteenth-century China and Tibet, she is often entirely naked.)

She stands tall and slender, a figure of infinite grace, her gently composed features conveying the sublime selflessness and compassion that have made her the favorite of all deities.

She may be seated on an elephant, standing on a fish, nursing a baby, holding a basket, having six arms or a thousand arms, and one to eight heads, one atop the next and four, eighteen, or forty hands, which she strives to alleviate the sufferings of the unhappy.
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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA131308
Title: The Pink Princess
Subject: Mythology
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 2001
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Visionary
Colors: Blue, Brown
Signed: Yes
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 20″ x 24″
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She is frequently depicted as riding a mythological animal known as the Hou, which somewhat resembles a Buddhist lion, or Phoenix and symbolises the divine supremacy exercised by Quan Yin over the forces of nature. Her bare feet are the consistent quality.

On public altars, Quan Yin is frequently flanked by two acolytes, to her right a barefoot, shirtless youth with his hands clasped in prayer known as Shan-ts’ai (Golden Youth), and on her left a maid demurely holding her hands together inside her sleeves known as Lung-na (Jade Maiden).

Her principal feast occurs yearly on the nineteenth day of the second lunar month. However, she is fortunate in having three birthdays, the nineteenth of the second, sixth and ninth months.

There are many metamorphoses of this goddess. She is the model of Chinese beauty and to say a lady or a little girl is a Kwan Yin is the highest compliment that can be paid to grace and loveliness.