Mindprint is sixteen recurrent character types, each expressing a cluster of optional archetypal features, and each feature at a specific fixed frequency globally; with the eyes or focal points of pairs of opposite forming an axial grid; surrounding five polar points of limb joints or junctures in specific sectors.
The eyes or focal points of typological characters are replaced by a heart and a womb, in adjacent positions; at type 12 and/or 13 Heart, and type 11 Womb. Characters form an irregular and ragged oval, at varied radii. The spatial structure is analogous to a flattened cosmic sphere of three planes (ecliptic, galactic and celestial), with polar features of the underside or ‘south’ visible as limb joints in certain positions.
One or both the ‘celestial’ poles is incidental with the position of the midsummer and midwinter solstices, as it was in one of the last three astrological Ages (or four mindprint Ages, since Age Taurus is doubled). Celestial poles move in an inward spiral arc around the ecliptic pole, analogous to precession, and the Age of the artist’s or builders’ culture, usually the Age before the work.
Four of the types are optionally doubled or single; types 1 and/or 2 Builder or Taurus, are opposite types 8/9 Healer or Scorpius; and types 5a/5b Priest or Aquarius, are opposite types 12/13 Heart or Leo. Type 5 repeats is number in the first magnitude series (some cultural media express two or three cycles of mindprint, where 5:20 and 5:21 are differentiated by their numbers). Thus the highest type number in the first magnitude is type 15 Maker or Gemini, however there are sixteen types, since label 5 is initially repeated.
Known magnitudes of the sixteen types are 0:15, 1:16, 2:17, 3:18, 4:19, 5:20, 5:21 (where the sequence changes to sequential numbers), 6:22, etc (from where the sequence is validated against atomic numbers in the periodic table, and against features of the I Ching, though not against the variant number sequences of divination sets).
The entire arrangement of five layers of structure, is subconscious and compulsive to artists, and independent of conscious and conventional attributes, design grids, perspective lines, and ‘conceptual’ meanings and conscious symbolism. Conscious ‘logic’ or rationalisation offers various layers of optionality to artists, builders and cultures, but the subconscious archetypal features remain standard in all cultures, areas and ages.
Mindprint was discovered in 2010, and its types, attributes, geometry, polar structure and correspondence with myth, emblems, the Tarot deck and astronomy (particularly hour decans or ‘lunar’ calendars) were assigned, numbered and tabulated by Edmond Furter, and published in the art analysis, anthropology and archaeo-astronomy book Mindprint, the subconscious art code, in August 2014 (Lulu.com).
After Furter, ED, 2014. Mindprint, the subconscious art code. Lulu.com
Terminology and data has since been updated in Stoneprint, and in Stoneprint Journal editions.
Update of typology labels, features, and global average occurrence (January 2019)
This table also serves as a standard format for testing and reporting the identification of subconscious, archetypal features in artworks, rock art works, building sites, or other media.
Site /Artwork,,,, expresses ,,,,
This ,,,,, in ,,,,, is noted for ,,,,,.
General themes in the work include types ,,,,
In any artwork, building site, or sequential craft set (calendar, gods, divination list, alphabet, emblems), characters form an axial grid by their eyes or focal points, and express about 60% of these recurrent feature clusters, with each feature at a measurable universal average frequency
Type; Character (archetypal features with average frequencies):
01 /02 Builder; twist 44%, cluster 23%, bovid 19%, bird 19%, tower 18%, build 14%, sack 10%, hero 10%, book 8%, spring 8%, maze 8%, pit 8%,
02c Basket; weave 25%, container 20%, instrument 20%, shoulderhump 20%, hat 15%, weapon 15%, throne 10%, snake 10%, secret 10%, planet 7%;; armlink 50%, leglink 20%,
03 Queen; neckbend 31%, dragon 19%, sacrifice 17%, queen 13%,school 12%, spring 10%, fish 6%, ram 4%, pool,
04 King; squat 30%, rectangle 28%, king 22%, twins 13%, sun 12%, bird 10%, fish 8%, furnace 8%, field 5%,
04p Galactic South Pole; limbjoint 67%; juncture 17% (spout 12%, stream, speech, spit),
05a /05b Priest; varicoloured 37%, priest 34%, hyperactive 33%, tailcoathead 32%, assembly 30%, horizontal 28%, water 24%, heart 24%, large 24%, bovid 20%, reptile 10%, winged 14%, invert 12%, sash 8%, judgement 8%, weapon of opposite 7%, felid of opposite, equid, ascend,
05c Baskethead; weave 16%, tail 14%, U-shape 10%, container 8%, tree/herb 4%, oracle(maze), spirit (ka), spheres, route, horned (of 6), disc,
06 Exile; ingress/egress 58%, horned 44%, sacrifice 30%, small 14%, U-shape 13%, doublehead 12%, caprid 8%, reptile 6%, tree 4%, disarmed,
07 Child; rope 24%, juvenile 24%, bag 22%, unfold 13%, beheaded 10%, chariot 8%, mace 6%, off-grid,
07g Galactic Centre; limbjoint 38% (foot 26%); juncture 34% (throne, altar, line, spiral, tree, staff); path/gate 18%; water 16%,
08 /09 Healer; bent 28%, strong 28%, pillar 28%, heal 22%, disc 14%, smelt 8%, ritual 6%, bag 6%, head 4%, canid 4%, ram 4%, scorpion,
09c BasketLid; disc 27% (hat 15%, lid 12%); instrument? 25%, reveal 16%, hump 15%, planet 10%, weave 8%, enforce 7%, pillar 6%, snake 5%, metal 4%;; armlink 54%, leglink 20%,
10 Teacher; W-shape 44% (arm/s 28%), staff 36%, huntmaster 24%, guard 20%, metal 14%, market 14%, disc 12%, council 11%, snake 8%, ecology 8%, school 6%, carousel 4%, canid 4%, horns 4%, fish 4%,
11 Womb; womb 88%, wheat 15%, water 14%, tomb 11%, interior 8%, library 8%, law 5%, felid 5%.
11p Gal. Pole; limbjoint 64% (hand 12%, foot 12%, elbow 10%); juncture 24% (door 12%),
12/13 Heart; heart 83%, felid 42%, death 34%, round 21%, invert 14%, weapon 11%, war 9%, waterwork 8%, angel 4%,
13c BasketTail; oracle 14%, head 14%, hat/lid 10%, weave 8%, tree 6%, tail 4%,
14 Mixer; ingress/egress 43%, time 28%, tree 20%, angel 15%, bird 11%, antelope 10%, felid 8%, dancer 8%, reptile 4%, fish 4%, canid 4%,
15 Maker; churn 44%, rope 28%, order 27%, rampant 26%, bag 20%, mace 16% (weapon 12%), doubled 16%, canid 12%, face 12%, sceptre 11%, smiting 8%, reptile 8%, winged 8%,
15g Galactic Gate; juncture 30% (river 10%); limbjoint 12% (jaw 8%),
The axial centre or ‘Ecliptic pole’ is unmarked 59%, limb joint 24%, juncture 14%.
Midsummer or ‘Celestial pole’ is a limb joint 54%, juncture 24%.
Midwinter or ‘Celestial South Pole’ is a limb joint 46%, juncture 24%.
Solstice polar orientation is on the horizontal 50% /vertical 12% plane, or north-south meridian or east-west latitude.
Polar markers place ‘summer’ in Leo /Cancer /Gemini, thus ‘spring’ and the cultural time-frame in Age Taurus /Aries /Pisces, confirmed by a prominence.
The general theme of dispersed features is type __
Structural layers of expression are subconscious to artists, architects, builders, crafters, and members of any culture.
An analysis could be scored as __/75 archetypal features; __/16 axial points; _/5 polar markers; _/1 planar or cardinal orientation; _/1 correlation with the Age, or Age prior to the work; _/2 general themes; thus __/100, minus __ extra characters off the axial grid; total __%. The average analysis score is 60%, in a sigma range of about 0.4 (40% range), from 40% to 80% of known features. The scoring formula may change if more features are isolated.
Mindprint book summary
The introduction explains how to read the illustration labels (see a post and comments on www.edmondfurter.wordpress.com), and reveals the types and structural features in art. It also notes some aspects of their disguise.
Chapter A demonstrates six examples of the typological sequence, and explains structural sets in nature, myth, grammar and our subconscious.
Chapter B demonstrates the structure in our iris and bodies, and explains our structural perception, inspiration, consciousness, psychology and disguise.
Chapter C demonstrates the structure in our hands, and explains the co-incidence of structure in our bodies, culture, events and literature.
Chapter D demonstrates cosmic structure and explains structural cosmology, astronomy and astrology.
Chapter E demonstrates cosmic polar structure and explains structural time, Ages, archaeo astronomy, planets and spherical doubling.
Chapter F demonstrates artistic structure in a famous painting by Pierro de Cosimo (see below), and explains structural symbolism, artistic functions, initiation and esoterica.
Chapter G demonstrates a rock art painting process, and explains structural inspiration and compulsive expression.
Chapter H tests mindprint in two Egyptian decanal sets [Narmer and Dendera; see below], and explains conscious aspects of expression, as well as the Tarot trump sequence numbering.
Chapter J lists the attributes and concepts of the sixteen types, reduces these to tables, offers a format for artistic typological data, formulates a statistical test, tests 170 artworks, lists and explains the results. It also demonstrates how to identify visual types and archetypal structure in art, speculates on the possibility of prior discovery, and lists the few inherent ambiguities among some types.
Chapter K compares scientific and esoteric paradigms, illustrates natural ‘art’, and speculates on the implications of the discovery of mindprint for some sciences and crafts.
Chapter L demonstrates mindprint in 200 artworks (the book contains 214 examples in total), grouped by their dominant themes, and ordered to compare rock art against schooled art. Some notable details are explained.
The postscript explains how the visual types and structure were found. (see below)
- How to read the illustration labels
- The typological sequence and axial grid
- The subconscious artefact and its disguise
- [A] The figure sequence in our art
- Comparing our semi-conscious sets
- Animals, Myth, Grammar, Subconscious layers
- [B] The structure in our eyes and bodies
- Our eyes flash Boo; Oto-visual emissions
- The vortex of visual inspiration
- Gestalt and Occam
- Psychological structure
- [C] The structure in our hands
- Our inner and outer structures converge
- Archetype dressed as culture
- Literate structure in a Mishnah
- [D] The structure in our cosmos
- Our astronomical sets
- The galactic and polar cross
- Astrological structure
- 40 [E] The three poles of time
- 42 Our calendric sets
- 43 Ages in art
- 46 Age Aries, Age Pisces, Age Aquarius
- 50 The typological spiral chart
- 52 [F] The structure in our art; Honey to mead
- 54 Conscious and subconscious meaning in art
- 57 Mystery and initiation
- 58 Instant culture, art analysis, doubled spheres
- 62 [G] The layers in our expression
- 64 Digging through paint layers
- 67 The double life of decans
- 68 Decans on the Narmer palette
- 70 Decans in the Dendera zodiac
- 72 The Tarot trump sequence
- 73 Compulsive inspiration and expression
- 75 [J] Holistic types 1 to 15
- 79 Typological tables
- 82 Statistical test of artistic types
- 84 Statistical test results
- 87 How to identify types and structure in art
- 88 Commission impossible
- 88 Duplications and conventions
- 89 Conscious recognition is elusive
- 91 Ambiguous types
- 93 Scientific and esoteric paradigms
- 96 Nature is also an artist
- 97 Esoteric structure
- 98 Implications for sciences and crafts
- 99 [L] Mindprint and sixteen themes illustrated
- [Note; Type labels in the first edition used mythic constellation and hour decanal names, with the warning that typology is also in myth and strology, but does not arise from any media. Type labels have since been updated to generic social function labels; and the four half-types or Basket types have since been defined and demonstrated.]
- 100 1 Taurus Auriga, Orion; Rain diviner
- 110 2 Taurus Pleiades, Perseus; Rainmaker
- 118 3 Aries Andromeda; Moon queen, dragons
- 130 4 Pisces Pegasus; Sun king, Sun twins
- 134 5a Aquarius Pegasus; World baptist
- 148 5b Aquarius; World spirit
- 160 6 Capricornus; Pan
- 164 7 Sagittarius; Bag
- 170 8 Scorpius Ophiuchus; Giant snake holder
- 180 9 Scorpius; Giant in trance
- 182 10 Libra Bootes; Lord of the forest
- 188 11 Virgo; Womb
- 198 12 Leo Crater; King inverted
- 212 13 Leo Ursa; King’s heart
- 224 14 Cancer Ursa Minor; Time angel
- 232 15 Gemini; Creator and rope churner
- 240 15 Gemini Canis; Creator wounded
- 250 How mindprint was discovered
- 253 Acknowledgements, About the author
- 254 Terminology
- 257 Index of rock art tested, Index of art tested
- 265 Graphics sources, Sources, References.
(Excerpt from Mindprint, the subconscious art code, by Edmond Furter, 2014, Lulu.com)
==== Comment from David Allen April 2015;
Thank you for the opportunity to meet you and to listen to your talk. What you said has sent me back to the drawing board concerning my knowledge of archetypes.
What had the most impact for me was your reference to the fact that archetypes, and even culture itself, are not some artificial “construction” born of this reality, but come from a pre-existent reality that “was” before the “big bang”.
The way you supported this contention by showing how virtually one single visual pattern is repeated (with some minor variations) through all works of inspired art (I think your use of the distinction “inspired” was essential here) stretching from as far back as the Ice Age into the modern era, across many nations, cultures, religions, belief systems, continents, and throughout history, and how it can be traced in the heavens, served to emphasise this point particularly strongly for me.
Although the idea of a “pre-existent reality” is not new to me, I have found almost no support for it. If anything I have come across only deep and virulent criticism of it and so have kept an open mind on the subject. Maybe it is a sign that I need to hang out with a better class of reading material.
I found your support of this notion very pleasing because it confirmed something that always made intuitive sense to me. It will give me much food for thought and reflection in the coming weeks and months because it will feed into, and influence to some extent, much else that I am interested in.
But probably the most important revelation was that your talk has shown me how much I still have to learn and how much work awaits me in terms of now having to unpack and discard much of what I have taken to be “true”, and then to refresh my conceptual foundation and belief system concerning a number of important topics.
I begin the task of reading and absorbing your book today. -David Allen.