Images of Interest – Ariadne: Giver of the Thread

Ariadne and Bacchus’ Temptation of the Labyrinth | Pencil on Fabriano | Feb 8th – 13th 2015 | Adam R. Grose

The Thread of Life – Thought Experiment – Adam Grose – PDF Notes

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Vollard Suite – Minotaur – Pablo Picasso
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Minotaur with Dead Mare – Pablo Picasso
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Minotaur with Sleeping girl – Pablo Picasso
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Bull’s Head – 1943 – Pablo Picasso
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Picasso with Wicker Bull’s Head
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Jacopo Amigoni – ‘Bacchus and Ariadne’
Ariadne – Heinrich Dannecker
Ariadne – John William Waterhouse
Ariadne on the island of Naxos – George Frederick Watts, 1875
Ariadne – Titian
The Vatican Sleeping Ariadne, long called Cleopatra, a Roman marble in late Hellenistic taste.
Dionysos & Ariadne. Dionysos appears to take on the form of a Gynomorph (Gyno- (Woman) + Morph (Form)) Ties in with ancient world ideas on Feminine forms and Androgynous Gods (Ancient Gemini, She-Gods, Aphroditus)
Bacchus in feminine form. In Greek mythology and religion, a gynomorph was a bi-gendered god with both masculine and feminine characteristics. Gynomorphs were portrayed as effeminate young males, like Dionysos, a masculine god who possessed distinctly feminine features. Gynomorphs retained the creative capacity of female divinities, they had cosmic wombs, but they also possessed the inseminating abilities attributed to male divinities.
Theseus and the Minotaur
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Horned God – Cyprus
Minotaur – William Blake
Minotaur – Expo 1988 – Greek Pavilion
Minotaur and the Labyrinth (Symbol of the Mind and ego?)
The Adoration of the Golden Calf by Nicolas Poussin
The Adoration of the Golden Calf by Nicolas Poussin
Reconstruction of the Golden Calf – Egyptian Style – Sun Disk carried by Serpent Energy – Symbol of the Sun Age of Taurus – Moses is symbol of the end of Taurian Age and the start of the Age of Aries (Ram)
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Spectrum – Adam R. Grose. The Bull/ Taurian energy can’t be killed even after the Age of Aries (Ram) and Pisces (Two Fish) – symbolic orders of Astrotheology. Taurus lies in the constellation of The Pleiades, the Seven Sisters. Taurus is the Latin name for bull. Taurus is associated with the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur and with Zeus (The White Bull).
Solace – The Gods seek solace through becoming one – Adam R. Grose, 2015

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