Oil on Linen, 2012 – $950
Feminine spirit who initiates one beyond the knowledge of occult mystery to the feminine truth of the ‘High Priestess’ path work: embodiment of wisdom.
In a simplified view of Kabbalah, the High Priestess is the path from the heart to enlightenment. Her veils contains the symbols of the mysteries, ie archangel sigils, astrology symbols, Hebrew god names, and she is jeweled with Tree of Life earring, but the Light emanates from the middle pillar upon her hands to signify activation by focussed prayer.
Such initator archetypes are historically depicted as riddlers, exclusive, frightening and/or protective. My desire is to convey the discerning temptress wanting to share the secrets yet mindful that ignorance is bliss and once a truth is revealed, awareness of how to live with it brings its own challenges.