painting was especially created for "The Psalms of RA"
CD. It is inspired from the ancient Egyptian classical image of
Horus, the solar falcon. It also incorporates other ancient Egyptian
iconography such as the Eye of Horus, the scarab beetle, and the
Eye of Horus shown here is his right eye, which is also his solar
eye. Hence it appears within the Aten, or solar disk atop his head,
radiating light outwards to all beings. The solar disk is contained
within an oval shape that merges with a T shape below it. These
together form the ankh, ancient symbol of the life force. At the
crossing point of the ankh is a scarab beetle pushing up a tiny
red sun. It represents Khebera, the Lord of the Dawn, who brings
the sunrise with every day. The scarab also represents the three
lobes of the brain, and hence the higher mind.
light and dark blue areas of Horus's™ wings symbolize the
daytime and the nightime sky, for Horus is the bird of heaven. In
spectral contrast, the light which emanates from the sun gives Horus
his red to yellow flame-colored wings as a celestial firebird. In
all, this painting is based upon an understanding both spiritual
and practical; ie, that to meditate upon the sun, physically concentrating
our third eye center on its brilliant light, is to access the eternal
awareness of all creation.