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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Aquarius

Johfra Bosschart, Aquarius 1.“And the pool was filled with water out of sunlight, And the lotus rose, quietly, quietly, The surface glittered out of heart of light.” T.S.Eliot, “Burnt Norton” 2.“Praise to the jewel in the lotus.” (Om mani padme … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Sagittarius

Johfra Bosschart, Sagittarius 1.“The right art,” cried the Master, “is purposeless, aimless! The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Scorpio

Johfra Bosschart, Scorpio There has been so much Scorpionic energy this month that it has been very hard for me to translate all that subconscious, emotional intensity and tension into language. Also in my personal astrological line-up, Scorpionic energy abounds … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Libra

Johfra Bosschart, Libra  “…to know how to think with emotions and to feel with intellect…” Fernando Pessoa “Let your judgements have their own quiet, undisturbed development, which must, like all progress, come from deep within, and cannot in any way … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Leo

Johfra Bosschart, Leo The whole scene is bathed in golden light of the most beautiful shade of gold. The landscape is regal and luxuriant – the intricate golden frame, the majestic palms, the erect cypresses, wonderful sunflowers, citrus bushes and … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Cancer

It is 1975, a glorious spring in Istanbul. Kemal, member of one of the city’s wealthiest families, is about to become engaged to Sibel, daughter of another prominent family, when he encounters Füsun, a beautiful shop assistant and a distant … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Gemini

Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- it’s everything except what it is! ” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet I. Romeo and Juliet as an alchemical work Many years ago … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Taurus

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Aries

I am beginning my symbolic journey through the twelve Zodiac signs as depicted by Johfra Bosschart. At the beginning of Spring I am contemplating the Aries painting. The twelve Zodiac paintings by Johfra are contemplative symbols, showing the highest, most … Continue reading

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Why I Love Symbols

Johfra Bosschart, Hermes Trismegistos I was lucky once to co-teach about symbols at a workshop dedicated to The Lord of the Rings. The workshop started with watching the film together. I asked the participants to look for symbols in the … Continue reading

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