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Jesse Waugh's The Great Work is a blog and radio program dedicated to investigating and interpreting the iconography, iconology, and symbolism of visual art in an attempt to understand and discern its Meaning.






Sue McDougall - Art, Mind, Magic & Industry

Sue McDougall is an artist based in Hastings, in Southern England. She works in a variety of media including paint, resin, plastics, fabric and papier-mâché and have been influenced by artists who have chosen to work in unconventional and abject materials. Visit Sue's website at http://suemcdougall.com and check out her art-related blog at Artelogical. Watch on YouTube:

Duration: 00:50:19

Jim Thomsen - John Frum Cargo Cult First Hand Account

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT US AT PATREON Searching for John Frum: Quest for the True Story of the John Frum Movement: Is it really a Cargo Cult? By James Thomsen, Katie Thomsen Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jim Thomsen attended UCLA - studying mathematics and philosophy. His interest in mountaineering led him to start an outdoor company in 1972: Wilderness Experience. The company grew rapidly and completed a public stock offering in 1980. After owning two mountaineering retail stores and...

Duration: 00:41:35

Alison Edwards - Artist and Painter

SUBSCRIBE TO LISTEN TO THE 2ND HOUR OF THIS SHOW Alison Edwards is a prominent painter in Glastonbury, England. She paints in a beautiful and fluid style, which is at times otherworldly and perhaps reminiscent of the Nabis, Impressionists and Neo-Impressionists, but with a freshness which places her paintings firmly in the New Age of Aquarius. We begin by discussing her background and influences. Check out Alison's work here. Watch on YouTube:

Duration: 00:38:08

Tiara Budiendra - Fine Artist and Illustrator

SUBSCRIBE TO LISTEN TO THE 2ND HOUR OF THIS SHOW Tiara Budiendra is a Javanese fine artist and illustrator who employs color to great success. She recently completed a Masters degree in fine art at the University of Brighton in England - a course in which I was also enrolled. We begin discussing the Symbolism which is present in many of Tiara’s works. LISTEN TO HOUR 1 ON YOUTUBE:

Duration: 00:23:47

Susan Fynes - Systems-Based Fine Artist

SUBSCRIBE TO LISTEN TO THE 2ND HOUR OF THIS SHOW This week we speak with artist Susan Fynes about her mezmerizing and intricate work. Following are images of Susan's work which are discussed in the interview. Individual works are described, then named for reference. Susan Fynes’ work is described as: “Complex systems and patterns which emerge via repetitive methods that often in themselves become examples of a personal test of human endurance.” Susan interests herself in the connection...

Duration: 00:43:56

Episode 20: Brief Announcement

Brief Announcement Jan. 2016 Hello and Greetings Fellow Travellers! This first episode of 2016 is just a brief announcement that we at the The Great Work will now be attempting to produce a weekly broadcast which should be available every Friday. We are also introducing a ‘Members only’ section which will feature the second hour of each Great Work episode. Members can sign up for only $5 a month and cancel at any time. Although it may seem to be a simple process, extensive work goes...

Duration: 00:02:09

Liliana Leopardi: Art & Alchemy at the Uffizi

Or listen to episode here: Liliana Leopardi joins us for an update on the Art & Alchemy exhibition at the Uffizi which ended last month in Florence. Liliana goes over the themes touched upon in the Italian-language-only exhibition catalogue, and reveals the inner workings of Medici alchemical experimentation leading up to the Age of Enlightenment. Also discussed is the relation of alchemy and religion to human sacrifice, as well as the fascinating history of the Wunderkammer, or Cabinet...

Duration: 00:52:05

The Torrigiani Tower of Athanor and The Path of Enlightenment

Torrigiani Gardens Tower of Athanor Entrance to the Oven Florence, Italy RADIO EPISODE In this special episode of The Great Work Radio we speak with the Marquis Vanni Torrigiani Malaspina, descendent of a long line of Florentine Italian noblemen who is one of the primary custodians of the beautiful Torrigiani Gardens in Florence. The Giardino Torrigiani is the largest privately held urban estate in Europe. Vanni takes us on the garden's Path of Enlightenment, gives us a thorough...

Duration: 00:51:43

Levannah Morgan: A Witch's Mirror - The Art of Making Magic

Circe This week we talk with author Levannah Morgan who has just released her newest book which is entitled "A Witch's Mirror - The Art of Making Magic". Levannah reveals some of the details of secret rituals in which she has taken part, as well as describing beautifully her experiences with practical witchcraft - a type of witchcraft which can be seen as more personal and less ritualistic. She discusses special magic having to do with experiencing the sea and its tides as an alternative...

Duration: 00:59:17

The Iconography of Baphomet: Julian Vayne and Nikki Wyrd

Julian Vayne Baphomet Nikki Wyrd Julian Vayne and Nikki Wyrd are the authors of The Book of Baphomet and the proprietors of theblogofbaphomet.com. Together we examine the iconography of the famous 19th century drawing of Baphomet by the French mystic Eliphas Levi. Julian and Nikki then go into the ideological significance of the concept of the god who they state represents the crux of universal balance. Links to their books can be found below, and also in the new Books section of the...

Duration: 00:59:17

Monika Winiarczyk: Synagoga and Ecclesia

Monika Winiarcyzk is an art historian and PhD student at the University of Glasgow. One of the primary focuses of her study is an intriguing duo of statues which appear all over Central Europe. Taking form in statuary, stained glass, carvings, drawings, and paintings, Synagoga and Ecclesia are opposing personifications of Judaism and Christianity, respectively. Monika goes deep into the iconography and significance of the sacred pair, and explains their relevance to both the Medieval and...

Duration: 00:54:32

Judith Noble: American Avant-Garde Filmmaking: Kenneth Anger & Maya Deren

Kenneth Anger Maya Deren

Duration: 00:49:56

Liliana Leopardi: Magic Gems: The Speculum Lapidum of Camillo Leonardi

Speculum Lapidum Camillo Leonardi The Mirror of Stones J. Freeman http://books.google.it/books/about/Speculum_lapidum.html?id=ey8-AAAAcAAJ&redir_esc=y

Duration: 00:49:48

Charming Intentions 9: Monika Winiarczyk: The Role of Astrology in Medieval Christianity

Homo Signorum Anatomical Man

Duration: 00:30:05

Charming Intentions 8: Marthe Kretzschmar: Waxwork

Peter The Great Waxwork

Duration: 00:35:48

Charming Intentions 7: Alexandra Marraccini: The Ripley Scrolls

Click here for background on George Ripley and the Ripley Srolls: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Ripley_(alchemist) George Ripley Ripley Scroll

Duration: 00:31:32

Charming Intentions 6: Nikola Piperkov: Divine Word in Giambologna's Statue of Mercury

Giambologna Mercury Bargello Firenze

Duration: 00:29:48

Charming Intentions 5: Imma Ramos: The Tantric Transformations of Lajja Gauri at Kamakhya

Lajja Gauri Lajja Gauri

Duration: 00:34:34

Charming Intentions 4: Adele Gardner: Lady Frieda Harris and The Tarot of Aleister Crowley

Crowley Tarot Freida Harris

Duration: 00:30:28

Charming Intentions 3: Judith Noble: Occultism in the Films of Maya Deren and Kenneth Anger

Kenneth-Anger Maya-Deren

Duration: 00:41:23

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