Grail of the Sun: Memoirs of a Hermetic Mystic
Grail of the Sun is a spiritual autobiography, containing the recollections and reflections of the mystical artist, philosopher, and poet, Daniel Gautier. This inner journey is told in the context of Hermetic/Platonic philosophy, Jungian psychology, and the mystic/initiatory quest. The personal narrative is accompanied by over 160 artworks, with 90 by the author, as well as others from renowned artists, and from esoteric and sacred texts.
The Boy & Mr. Blake
The Boy & Mr. Blake tells the story of a boy’s friendship with the visionary British artist and poet, William Blake. Set in the late 18th century, the book captures the spirit of Romantic England, as well as offering perspective on the creative work of Blake, as seen through the eyes of an impressionable schoolboy. Illustrated with 80 color images of Blake's artwork.
Art of the Sun: Symbol, Myth & Mysticism
in the Visual Arts
Art of the Sun presents a series of essays that serve to penetrate the hidden symbolism and mystical underpinning of some of the world’s great artworks. The book examines the paintings of such artists as Raphael, Marc Chagall, William Blake, Titian, Wassily Kandinsky, Delville, and Odilon Redon. In examining these artworks, the author draws upon the principles found in philosophical and mystical traditions such as the Hebrew Kabbalah, Platonism, Gnosticism, and Hermeticism, in order to elucidate the deeper symbolic and cosmological meaning of the art. The book has 160 color illustrations.
Master of the Guild: A Hermetic Legend
Ramar Beeman, a Guild apprentice, leaves his small village and travels to the lands of the East. Due to his special powers of song and inner vision, Ramar is sent by his Master to the Grand Lodge, Monsolvat, in order to receive advanced initiation into the Mysteries of the Universal Guild. He is accompanied on his journey by a group of wandering Paterini and a young woman, Berenice, who is also a gifted musician and visionary. Both Ramar and Berenice, who belongs to the Matriarchal Order of the Artemar, undergo many trials, of mystic initiation, distant travel, and war. This fantasy novel is illustrated with over a hundred pen & ink drawings, head-pieces and tail-pieces by the author.
The Sun's Calendar: A Book of Hours & the Ancient of Days
This illustrated book of poetry uses the sun's annual journey as a means to express the odyssey of the human soul through its cycles of birth, joy, sorrow, death, and rebirth. The poems vary from the personal to the symbolic to the mystical. Through art and poetry, homage is paid to illuminated manuscripts, to the Hermetic emblem and pastoral poetic traditions.
The Illuminated Word: Cosmogenesis and the Symbolic Keys to Universal Understanding
The Illuminated Word offers an original cosmological Model and symbolic language to explain Creation and inner workings of the universe. The symbolic Model is termed The Pentadic Matrix. This Philosophical system, entitled The Grand Schema of Evolutionary Metaphysics, provides an extension of the Idealist, Logoic and Hermetic work of the philosophers Pythagoras (The Tetractys), Plato (The Timaeus), Raymond Lull (The Combinatory Art), Pico della Mirandola (Nine Hundred Theses), and John Dee (The Hieroglyphic Monad), as well as incorporating the Kabbalah and other mystical systems. The Grand Schema provides a form of unified field theory in Metaphysics, using Symbolist and relativistic principles in order to reconcile the cosmological work of the world’s Idealist philosophers, ancient mythologists, and mystics.
Mysterium Magnum: The Collected Paintings
Mysterium Magnum contains over 140 of the paintings of Daniel Gautier, spanning the five major phases of his creative work. These include the Cosmologos series, the Black-Seed and Mysterium paintings, Dreams of the Mask, and the Ideograms. Many paintings are provided with corresponding quotes or verse. The Black-Seed paintings are accompanied by poetic inscriptions written by the artist, providing a symbolic, evolutionary narrative to compliment the images. Dreams of the Mask describes a woman's inner dream journey, rendered in Symbolist prose and paintings. The final series, the Ideogram paintings, provides a visionary look into various mythical, archetypal and mystical motifs.
Morgan's Magic Oboe
Morgan MacArthur is a twelve-year-old oboist in her school orchestra. Before returning to her home in England, Morgan's grandmother presents the child with an heirloom, an oboe, that has been in their family for generations. Her grandmother tells Morgan the legend of the oboe and their ancestor, Finn Fingall, as well as the Faeries who were said to have created the instrument for Fingall. As Morgan prepares for a series of performance tests to determine who will be the first chair in her school orchestra, she starts to have dreams about Faeryland and its King Oberon and Queen Gloriana. In this dreamland, Morgan receives musical instruction from the five sacred Faery trees, who teach her to compose her own music. In the end, Morgan must take part in the annual state musical competition, as Morgan competes with her rival, Lilith, and the state's best musicians.
Mysteries of the Christos: Revelations of the Logos & the Celestial Grail
In Mysteries of the Christos the figure of Christ is used as a touchstone for addressing the subjects of cosmology, mystical experience and spiritual transformation. Initially, the book offers a model of Jesus as an initiatory adept whose disciples John and Mary received a special mystical teaching. Through an examination of Hindu, Platonic, Gnostic, Buddhist, and Kabbalistic texts, it is shown how Jesus may be placed in a worldwide tradition of initiation and adeptship. The final half of the book concerns the Western mystical/philosophical teaching known as Hermeticism, with examples from Hermetically trained artists, Dante, Raphael, Shakespeare, Blake, etc. Throughout, the book addresses the issues of the Logos and the Holy Grail. The idea of the Logos as Seed and template of universal order is the ultimate concern of this book. All other considerations, be they Jesus' teachings, the art of Western civilization, Jungian archetypes, the ancient Mysteries, theories of modern physics, are introduced in order to clarify the universal meaning of the Logos.
Aphorisms of Light: The Hermetic Wisdom
Aphorisms of Light reveals the spiritual, mystical, and cosmological principles that lay at the heart of the sacred Mysteries, expressed in the form of aphorisms. Inspired by the Pythagorean, Platonic, Kabbalistic, Yogic, and Hermetic traditions, as well as personal initiatory and mystical experiences, the author provides the keys to Universal Order, individual transformation, and divine understanding.
The Tale of the Snakeman: Transformations of the Mask
The Tale of the Snakeman tells of a man’s struggle with the forces of madness and human suffering and, with the aid of the Snakeman’s beloved Shadow-woman, his gradual ascent to a greater light and life within.
The Key, the Book and the Mountain
Four children, quadruplets, have just returned from their grandfather’s funeral. Using special gifts and a book that were created by Grandfather Adam, the children are magically transportedto the Lands of Nosisis. Upon arrival, placed at the foot of a great mountain, the children are separated, taken to the four corners of this fantastical realm. Lost in an unknown land, John,Mary, Thomas, and Martha struggle to reunite. John must overcome the desert wastelands of Pythagore and the monstrous Marage. Mary encounters the underwater realm of Lunariamarand the sea-dwelling Undinar. Thomas, forced into the army, attempts to escape the warring lands of Corpusolo. Meanwhile, Martha crosses the Jungle of Urg, assisted by the tribal Mawisis people. Aided by their special gifts, and by new friends andmythic creatures they meet along the way, the four make their way back toward the mountain, and their lost grandfather’s home.
Songs of Creation: Ideogram Paintings: The Poetic Transcriptions
This book serves as a companion to the book, Ideograms: The Paintings. Each painting is accompanied by a poem that captures the essence of the artwork and the philosophical or mystical idea it represents. The paintings, poems, and corresponding commentaries have been arranged to form a cosmological, evolutionary narrative, offering a story of creation and the odyssey of the human soul through the material universe. An extended section of commentary provides insight into the symbolism of the poetry and paintings, offering an introduction to various mystical, philosophical and religious principles, as well as providing keys to the author's Pentadic Matrix Symbol System which is the Seed-source for all his Art.
The Acorn Man: A Creation Tale
This children's picture book tells the story of the first creation and the first man. The Acorn Man was inspired by the spirit of ancient Mesoamerican culture and the art of the Mayans and Aztecs. The book also offers an important environmental lesson, warning against man's disregard for Nature and the animal kingdom.
Five Masks of the Sun
Five Masks of the Sun offers a unique view ofhuman life through the lens of Symbolist art and visionary poetry. The verse, reflecting the author’s personal experience and inner vision, is influenced by various mystical traditions as well as the principles of Idealist philosophy.
Ideograms: The Paintings
Ideograms is the third volume in a series of the collected art of Daniel Gautier. It includes color reproductions of many of his most recent paintings, rendered in symbolist, visionary, and abstract genres. The paintings represent archetypes or philosophical principles to be found in various mystical, mythical, and idealist philosophical traditions. The artist’s intent is to communicate the quintessential energy, ordero feeling behind various universal Forms. The artist has written a book, entitled Songs of Creation, that serves as a companion piece to Ideograms: The Paintings, in which an original poem and scholarly commentary accompanies each painting.