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.
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d. ellis phelps is the authr of Making Room for George (Moon Shadow Sanctuary Press, 2016) and of this blog. All images are copyrighted unless otherwise noted.
A San Antonio based, Quarterly Literature & Arts magazine has published this painting and one of the poems I wrote for the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project in March, 2016.
These two pieces represent the beginnings of an increasingly political bent in my art & writing. To my surprise, the painting has sold. So much for trying to “make things pretty” when they are decidedly not.
Here you see the matriarchal warrior goddess questioning: how many painters does it take to change a nation; how many $ does it take to trump justice.
It is not simply a female leader we need. It is a compassionate, honest, dignified, just, intelligent leader (of any gender) we need. & since the populace seems blinded and deceived by drama and captivated by fear, I wonder what kind of cataclysmic event it will take to bring us again to our metaphorical knees or whether All that is Whole and Good and Pure and True will move us to redemption.
How does Great Spirit move in you? This is how it moves in me:
I’m having big fun making teeny-tiny art for teeny-tiny spaces! 6X6″ mm on paper painting (acrylic, India Ink and oil pastel) is mounted on acid free backing-board.
Ships in a bubble wrap in an appropriately sized box to prevent damage.
A percentage of profits from #formidableWoman are donated to charities that help women in need. My current charity-of-choice is The Healing Touch Worldwide Foundation, toward educating Healing Touch Practitioners.
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