Gaia's Mandala

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October 2004
Acrylic on Canvas
14”x 18”

This is the Ancestor of Earth in Lane's Greenwitch Tarot:

Gaia herself and the Green Man have merged in this mandala of creative Earth Magic energy that combines the Sacred Feminine and the Sacred Masculine. Their earthy spirits mingle with the magic of Fire, Water and Air to sustain us all. Their energy includes the many from the spirit realms who love and watch over us. We, the folk presently in human form, must dance joyously and often together in beautiful ceremony around magnificent altars to accept and celebrate their gifts.

Tune into this image. Feel the alchemy of masculine and feminine energy that is available to be integrated in this New Age of Aquarius. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for! Our ancestors and the Earth, as well as the Universe itself, are counting on us to be doing the healing work to become actively present in this potent, challenging and exciting time.

Original Website  Blurb

Gaia needs us all – every one.

I started in to do a mandala because for weeks I’d been getting the 5 of Wands in the Inner Child Tarot by Isha Lerner where a fairy is unfolding the last petal of a flower. The book about it says, among other things, to go paint a mandala. I failed as usual to get it centered and expanding in proper proportion. So I gave up trying and just painted. I could see the face in there like the old boogie man or genie who haunted me in my earliest paintings, but I concentrated on the Gaia figure in the middle. And on the circle of people on the outside. I thought often as I painted of the Oregon Reservist I recently sat next to on the plane on his way to fight in Iraq. We wept together at the turn his life had taken. As I painted, I kept getting the message that we need all manner of people. And that the journey of each one is a vital and important one. Not to be judged or feared or even pitied. But held dearly close to our hearts. I forgot about the mask but when I finished there it was still – Villachocha the sky father in Peru or perhaps, the Green Man. Father Earth.

May they join in each of us.