Friday, November 21, 2014

DIGITAL ART/ 'The Blue Cloud' by Eric Whollem



THE BLUE CLOUD
1984-2014
digitally remastered mixed media painting
ERIC WHOLLEM
copyright by the artist

Sunday, October 19, 2014

ATLANTIS MAP BY ERIC WHOLLEM/ Faux Postage Stamps from Atlantis/ Books that influenced the production of this map







ATLANTEAN  POST OFFICES
2014
Eric Whollem
cyber editon
copyright by the artist


ATLANTIS MAP BY ERIC WHOLLEM

This map was originally drawn in 2004. Thus this stamp celebrates the 10th anniversary of the map.
The map was mentioned in a book, published recently, which is in print and available from Amazon.com The book was edited by Carole Cusack and Alex Norman. They talk about how there are Theosophical elements in my map's presentation, which is quite true, as I had studied the works of Helene Blavatsky on lost continents. Also influential in my approach to the Atlantis question were a number of classical metaphysical books relating to the mileau of Mt. Shasta. A Dweller on Two Planets by Frederick Spencer Oliver. Unveiled Mysteries by Godfre Ray King.

Also influential was Charles Leadbeater's book, The Masters and the Path, a Theosophical text which discussed the question of Shambhala as well as subterranean archives preserved by the spiritual masters involved in human evolution. From this text in particular I deveoloped the idea of the Cave of the Masters, which appears on my Atlantis map. However the local folklore of Mt. Shasta has given birth to the widely diffused concept of subterranean dwellings of the Masters, which concept has appeared in many books, lectures, etc. and which today is widely accepted in the Mt. Shasta metaphysical community.

I lived at Mt. Shasta back in the 1950's as a child.

Below is an image of Cusack and Norman's book, which mentions me and my metaphysical maps on page 119.

Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production
Front Cover
Carole CusackAlex Norman
A Brill Handbook on Contemporary Religion





MY ATLANTIS MAP

MAP OF ATLANTIS 
with /Atlantean harpy stamp
created by Eric Whollem
2004
copyright by the artist 


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FAUX POSTAGE STAMPS FROM THE ISLE OF TIMBAE/ Eric Whollem/ Visionary Mermaid Fantasy Stamps

THE ISLE OF TIMABAE
'The Rainbow Doorway'
2014
Eric Whollem
cyber edition
copyright by the artist 

THE ISLE OF TIMABAE
'The Rainbow Doorway'
2014
Eric Whollem
cyber edition sheet of four stamps
copyright by the artist 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FAUX POSTAGE STAMPS FROM TITANIA/ 'Goddess of the Salt Sea' by Eric Whollem/ SYZYGIUM COLONIAL POST OFFICE





 TITANIA
'Goddess of the Sea Salt'
Eric Whollem
2014
copyright by the artist



  TITANIA
'Goddess of the Sea Salt'
Eric Whollem
2014
copyright by the artist




 TITANIA
'Goddess of the Sea Salt'
Eric Whollem
2014
copyright by the artist

Monday, October 13, 2014

FAUX POSTAGE STAMPS/ A Facebook Open Group/ CINDERELLA STAMPS



FAUX POSTAGE STAMPS
a header for this Facebook group
by Eric Whollem
2014

FAUX POSTAGE STAMPS: A FACEBOOK GROUP

The stamps on this Facebook group header are the work of Eric Whollem, Carl Chew and Jim Cyzl.
This group is dedicated to exploring the subject of cinderella stamps of all kinds: poster stamps, revenue stamps, artistamps, local posts,  cinderella stamps, cyberstamps, etc.

It is an open group where people may share their own stamp creations as well as vintage material or other contemporary fantasy stamps.

Active members who share their contemporary faux postage stamp designs include Ian C, Denger, Didier Cremieux and myself, Eric Whollem.

Paste these URLs to your browser for information on the artists named above:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/298164503663952/
http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profile/IanCDengler
http://didiercremieux.com/
http://ctchew.com/

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FAUX POSTAGE STAMPS FROM THE MOON/ Republic of Syzygium by Eric Whollem/ Artistamps/ Cinderella Stamps




SYZYGIUM POST OFFICE
2014
Eric Whollem
faux postage stamp
copyright by the artist

SYZYGIUM POST OFFICE
2014
Eric Whollem
faux postage stamp
copyright by the artist


SYZYGIUM POST OFFICE
2014
Eric Whollem
faux postage stamp sheet
copyright by the artist

Monday, September 1, 2014

FAUX POSTAGE STAMPS/ Merreminde Post Office/ The Swan Boat/ERIC WHOLLEM



MERREMINDE POST OFFICE
The Swan Boat
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



MERREMINDE POST OFFICE
The Swan Boat
Eric Whollem
2014
copyright by the artist


THE SWAN BOAT IN MYTHOLOGY

In German literature the Swan Boat is associated with the story of Lohengrin, the knight.

http://celto-germanic.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-swan-ancient-indo-european-solar.html



Sunday, August 17, 2014

Map Stamps of Merreminde/ Faux Postage Stamps by Eric Whollem/ CINDERELLA STAMPS

MERREMINDE
'Map of Merreminde'
Eric Whollem
2014
copyright by the artist


Merreminde
'Map of Merreminde'
Eric Whollem
2014
sheet of six
copyright by the artist

Sunday, July 13, 2014

CYBERSTAMP FROM GONDWILLI/ Digital Art by Eric Whollem/ Faux postage stamps/ CINDERELLA STAMPS




GONDWILLI TERRITORIAL POST
'Resurfacing'
Eric Whollem
2014
copyright by the artist 

The Gondwilli Territorial Post Office is a space fantasy. Gondwilli is the 'aboriginal' name of the second moon of Neptune, called Titania. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

BUTO TEMPLE POST/ 'Priestess of the Serpents'/ FAUX POSTAGE STAMPS/ Eric Whollem/ Cyberstamps





BUTO
'Priestess of the Serpents'
Eric Whollem
cyberstamp sheet 2014
copyright by the artist


BUTO
'Priestess of the Serpents'
Eric Whollem
cyberstamp block of four 2014
copyright by the artist