Goddesses: Knowledge Cards
Cards – January 15, 1998
by Michael Babcock (Author), Susan Seddon Boulet (Painter)
Forty-eight goddesses from Greek, Roman, Celtic, Native American, Egyptian, Middle Eastern, and Scandinavian mythologies—among others—are gathered in this deck of Knowledge Cards to enhance our understanding of the role of the feminine deity from ancient history to the present day. In learning about goddesses from different cultures, we can recognize these archetypes as parts of ourselves, allowing us a clearer vision of our strengths and weaknesses and giving us a common thread, a link to the collective unconscious. Susan Seddon Boulet’s magnificent goddess paintings have long been favored by mythologists and art lovers alike, and with Michael Babcock’s insightful text, they offer a brilliant vision of the worldwide pantheon of goddesses.
About the Author
Susan Eleanor Seddon was born in Brazil in 1941 of English parent who had emigrated from South Africa. She grew up on a large citrus and cattle ranch enjoying a strong connection to nature and a rich fantasy life fed by folktales told by her father and the ranch hands. Encouraged by her father, she began drawing her first subjects were the ranch's cows and horses. Boulet never studied art formally. She said, in fact, that she never planned on becoming an artist--the vocation came to her as by accident. In 1967 she came to the United State, where she met and married Lawrence Boulet in 1969 their son Eric was born--an event Susan credited with freeing her creavity "[Eric] somehow freed the child in me; gave me permission to enjoy fantasy.. gave me permission to do unicorns and dragons." Around 1980 Boulet began painting images that, she felt, tapped into the collective human unconscious--images of goddesses and shamans that married the forms of animal and human into a coherent whole She drew inspiration from mythology and poetry, Jungian psychology, and worldwide spiritual traditions, as well as her deep love of animals and the natural world. Susan Seddon Boulet died in her home in Oakland, California, on April 28, 1997, after long struggle with cancer. Her painting are held in collections worldwide.
Cards: 48 pages
Publisher: Pomegranate; Cards edition (January 15, 1998)
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