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.
This picture book tells a story of 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. Children's book. Color illustrations by author. 32 pages.
This book of poetry, illustrated with pen and ink drawings by the author, 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. A CD of piano music, also entitled The Sun's Calendar is available to accompany the book of poetry, with a piano composition accompanying each section of the twelve month cycle. Poetry. 80 pages.
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, order of 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.
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.
Illustrated with pen & ink mandalas by the author.
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.
This illustrated book serves as a companion to the art 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 conceptual Seed-source for all his Art.
Poetry with black & white illustrations.
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 transported to 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 Lunariamar and 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 and mythic creatures they meet along the way, the four make their way back toward the mountain, and their lost grandfather’s home.
Fantasy novel with pen & ink illustrations by the author.
In The Tale of the Snakeman, we observe a man’s struggle with the forces of madness, alienation and human suffering, and with the aid of the Snakeman’s beloved Shadow-woman, his gradual ascent to a greater light and life within.
A Symbolist prose-poem with color illustrations.
This book offers a unique view of human life and culture 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.
Poetry with black a white illustrations by the author.
Illustrated with the paintings and illuminations by the author. The Book of the Angel Agniel provides an account of a man's ascent into the Eternal Realm of the Afterlife, and his encounter with an Angelic Intelligence; whereupon are revealed the hidden wonders of divinity, humanity and eternity.
This book combines fairy tale fantasy with the down-to-earth story of a child trying to fulfill her musical dreams in the school orchestra. Twelve-year-old Morgan MacArthur receives a gift from her grandmother, a beautiful oboe that has been in their family for generations and, according to legend, was a gift from the Faery King, Oberon, to their ancestor, Finn Fingall. Will the oboe’s special faery legacy and Morgan’s magical dreams of Faeryland help her gain first chair in the orchestra? Will it enable her to win the state music competition over her mean-spirited rival, Lilith. Children's Book with color and b & w illustrations by the author. 78 pages.
Illustrated with paintings and illuminations by the author. The Illuminated Word offers a cosmological Model and an original, universal symbolic language to explain Creation and the inner workings of man and nature. The universal Model is termed The Pentadic Matrix. This philosophical system, entitled The Grand Schema of Evolutionary Metaphysics, extends 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), John Dee (The Hieroglyphic Monad), and Jacob Boehme (Signatura Rerum), as well as providing reconciliation with the Kabbalah and other mystical traditions. The Grand Schema provides a form of unified field theory in Metaphysics, using Universalist, Symbolist and relativistic principles to illuminate the cosmological work of the world’s Idealist philosophers, mythologists and mystics.
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.
Historical/literary novella, with color illustrations by the artist/poet, William Blake.
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. A study in mystical philosophy, comparative religion, art, and literature.
With b & w illustrations.