The Peacock’s Egg
Ron Wyman



Format: Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-906958-34-3
Subjects: Alchemy/Magic/Occult.

The Peacock’s Egg describes a transformation of the psyche. This is based in the alchemy in which an alchemical dream process is set into motion, acquiring highly resolute manifestation through phases of the opus. An intensive and lengthy occult praxis is entered in which dreams and dreaming practices are developed. Advanced levels of occult experience are attained in which ethereal energy becomes mastered, involving a purification. These attainments adhere to beliefs regarding this type of paranormal experience that include the author’s interest in the work of Carlos Castaneda. The intricacies of a crucial alchemical image are described—a Vision of the Peacock’s Egg, an accessible metaphysical anatomy. The spatiality of the rose garden, the alchemical death, and attainment of the lapis are then brought into the practice.

I. Anatomy of the Peacock’s Egg; II. Purification and Renewal; III. The Radiance of Colour; IV. The Amber; V. Phases of the Opus; VI. Dreams; and an appendix on medicine.

Ron Wyman (new author)

Author on Alchemy

This work is an abstract art asssociated with pittura metafisica, or metaphysical painting. It may be understood as an aesthetic structuralism that conveys a structural infinity. In this way it is archetypal and involves the Jungian archetype. It involves a philosophical perspectivism, and a ‘low’ or abyssal dionysian abstraction, which I bring into interiors, still life, landscape, and portraiture. I convey a sculptural figuration and also utilise the theme of the mannequin, as the psychic apparatus. Its figuration then involves a kind of realism, in an existential sense of realism. In general these originated from an interest in bringing the dionysian into graphic, perspectival, and figurative work, and from Heideggerian kind of experience of space, that contains a structurality. It is related to abstract surrealism and metarealism, but emphasises an essence or immanence, which I understand through the tragic, and the shadow, and an afternoon withdrawal.

         1998  Nexus Exhibition, group exhibition, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California.
         1997  Homecoming Exhibition, group exhibition, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton, California.
         1996  Small Sacrifices, group exhibition,, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton, California.
         1995  Gallery Artists Christmas Exhibition, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton, California.
         1995  Untitled, Untethered, Christies auction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California.
         1995  Solo Exhibition, Gallery 57, Fullerton, California.
         Anatomy of Light, Troubador Publishing Ltd., Imprint: Matador, 272PP (Leicester, 2007).
         Anatomy of Light & Dionysian Aesthetics (forthcoming edition), Troubador Publishing Ltd., Imprint: Matador (Leicester: 2012).
         The Peacock’s Egg (forthcoming book), Mandrake of Oxford (Oxon: 2012).
         An Approach to Metaphysical Painting (forthcoming book).
         Nietzsche and de Chirico: Images of the Aidôs, 10th Annual Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche
               Society, Warwick University, Coventry, September 2002.
         MA Painting (distinction), The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, 1998.
         BA Painting, San Francisco State University, 1993.