Mindprint in De Cosimo’s Discovery of honey

Types 8 Scorpius Ophiuchus as a giant tree stump face holding a bee colony, with satyrs and people collecting honey and preparing mead (Pierro De Cosimo; Discovery of honey. Mindprint analysis by Edmond Furter).

Ecliptic equator figures are each identified by some of the attributes (gender, posture, function or implements) of their type, as well as by the position of their eyes in the circular sequence, and axes to the eyes of their opposite types.

Type 1 Taurus Auriga as a satyr kid below an adult hand, recalls the goat kids of Artemis. Type 2 Taurus Pleiades Perseus as the crouching leader with a mirror or ladle, recalls the rainmaker posture. Type 3 Aries Triangulum as a wielder of bellows or a hammer, recalls the instruments of sacrifice. Type 4 Pisces Pegasus is male, with an implement of two rectangles.

Type 5 Aquarius is a prominent priest, here with a tuning fork. His more human appearance, and position between satyrs and women with human technology, inverts his usual attributes of being the half human among regular people or animals (see men with painted legs and antelope with human hind legs at theme 5).

Type 6 Capricornus is a boy with only the lower legs of a goat, as in Pan and sea-goat myth. Type 7 Sagittarius is more animal than human, as in centaur myth. Type 8 Scorpius Ophiuchus in the mouth of the trunk over a spring or pool, expresses the galactic centre.

Type 10 Libra has one arm in a V-shaped position as usual, his regular staff here figured by some herbs. Type 11 Virgo is always a womb. Type 12 or 13 Leo is always a heart, often linked on a bare chest or back, here both. Type 14 Cancer is often the eye of the type 12/13 Leo or type 11 Virgo figure, here of both.

Type 15 Gemini as Bacchus expresses his usual function as a large creator churning bodies or souls, and his doubled nature is expressed by a passenger. The 15 Gemini axis continues to another doubled figure, a satyr carrying a companion on his back (see a jackal abducting a sheep in a paradise parody at theme 3).

Every expression of mindprint contains choices among optional attributes, and some imperfections. Here type 7 Sagittarius has his back turned, an attribute more usual of the adjacent type 8 Scorpius Ophiuchus (which here is combined with type 9 Scorpius).

Type 3 Aries is not figured by an eye, but by a hand operating a bellows or hammer, which is a kind of buck bag more typical of the eight types flanking the four galactic corners. The overall sequence and structure remains clear.

Artistic equators

Ecliptic equator points follow a sectioned, angular outline, with economy of line in some sections, as here between the eyes of type 1 Taurus, type 15 Gemini, and type 14 Cancer, which are connected on the ‘equator’ by a continuous line.

Galactic equators (thin oblique semi-ovals) always cross the figures equator (ecliptic) between types 1 Taurus and 15 Gemini, and between types 8 Scorpius and 7 Sagittarius, overlapping in the interior and continuing in two exterior lobes. These two equators usually divide compositional groups, here culture and nature.

Subconscious inspiration and conscious composition always overlap, yet artists are not aware of using attributes, postures, a figure sequence, eyes or limbs in the service of any detailed or standard structure.

Polar triangles in art

The galactic pole (type 11p, or pG) is always near the equator, between type 12 Leo Crater (Grail) and type 11 Virgo, usually on a limb joint, here on the shoulder of a crawling figure, perhaps drunk with mead and thus relevant to grail and elixir concepts.

The celestial pole (pC) is usually on a limb joint near the ecliptic pole (axial focus), and on or near the axis of the current or recent summer solstice, thus near type 15 Gemini, or 14 Cancer, or in older works near 12 or 13 Leo.

Here the celestial pole is on the shoulder of a satyr mother just after the type 15 Gemini axis, where the celestial pole was just before Age Pisces. Her elbow marks a preceding Age. Her jaw marks Cosimo’s forthcoming (now current) Age Pisces-Aquarius.

The galactic south pole (pGs) is always between types 5 Aquarius and 4 Pisces, but not always marked. Here it is on the jaw of an extra figure (marked on an eye in error before the role of limb joints was statistically confirmed).

The celestial south pole on the hip of type 3 Aries tags the inspiration as Age Pisces, or just prior to Age Pisces, although De Cosimo worked in late Age Pisces. The retro inspiration confirms the theme of a long gone paradise.

Inspirational dating is a subtle geometric, mythical, conceptual and iconographic aspect of archetypal expression, demonstrating the depth of holographic structure in artistic inspiration or expression. Even gifted nature spirits such as De Cosimo, on par with the best artists and rock artists in the world by any definition, did not consciously know mindprint, and could not fake it.

Both sides of a flat sphere

Mindprint structure compares to a sphere, imagined from above the sun and simultaneously from above the earth. Armillary spheres, the basis of time and navigation instruments such as astrolabes, also express concepts of earthbound space and time, from a merger of these two apparently contradictory perspectives. In addition to the dual angelic perspective from infinitely far above, which is north by convention, the mirrored and almost equal perspective from the south is included in mindprint art.

A model of perception requires parts of two armillary spheres, the northern one flared out and cut generously around its equator to retain complete zodiac and decans figures (see the iris image), as well as the complete southern galactic equator (see the Cosmic map). The southern hemisphere is cut stingily to avoid zodiac duplication, but its mirrored view of the galaxy is retained inside the squashed centre, as well as outside on the flared rim.

Thus mindprint artworks contains two armillary sets, of three poles and five equators each. The central poles appear as one since they are viewed or ‘squashed’ along their own axle. Celestial equators are not shown for the sake of simplicity.

There are no degrees of difficulty in the miracles of perception. The resulting myth map differs from astronomical maps in reducing the celestial pole (of daily rotation) to a minor role, focussing on the ecliptic pole (of yearly orbit), and assigning the celestial equator or equators to a minor role, focussing on the ecliptic equator instead.

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