anibus 9.5X6.5″ ink on paper, 2017. $45
Anibus was an Egyptian god known for ushering souls to the afterlife.
This form appeared during an early morning meditation, say 3AM. At the time, I was unfamiliar with Anubus, but when I finished, the image looked familiar and the thought came, jackal.
Indeed, jackal is one of the names by which this god is known, but it wasn’t until I showed the work to my son that I heard “Egyptian god,” though, somewhere in my subconscious mind, I knew.
Since I am often awakened or simply unable to sleep in the wee hours of the morning, being disturbed (I believe) by discarnate souls, (trembling, coldness, nausea, nightmares, acute anxiety), I wonder if Anibus has appeared to me for this reason: a spirit guide for those who have lost their way and found me, the listener.
Always, I command these energies to go on their proper way, each to their own appointed path in the company of angels and guides.
Perhaps Anibus has heard me so many times, he has come to stay.