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.
'Reflections' by Eric Whollem. This icon is a link to my Picasa gallery.
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"Moera" by Whollem; a Goddess sculpture painted with natural earth pigments gathered in nature. This image links to a complete gallery of my ceramic sculptures.'
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'Garden of the Turtle' by Eric Whollem. This image is a link to my posts on figurative abstraction.
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Spirit of the Deer Man: 'Nem Sumi' or 'Big Deer' by Eric Whollem. An earth painting showing a shamanic mythographic image. This icon is a link to my gallery of Concow Maidu cyberstamps.
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'Box Blocks' by Eric Whollem, 1981. Gouache and found earth pigments on paper. Image links to my gallery of abstract art.
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'Bean Sidhe' a Goddess figurine by Eric Whollem. This image is a link to the article above.
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'Ooti, the Acorn' by Eric Whollem; Concow Maidu Language and Culture. This image is a link to my Maidu artist stamp gallery.
THE KING OF THE WOOD: an earth painting celebrating the legendary King of Nemi
This painting from 1974 was painted in natural earth pigments, charcoal, and ash paint on panel. The subject of the painting is the guardian of the Golden Bough. This image is a link to my post on this painting.
'The Divine Expression' by Eric Whollem. This image is a link to my posts on Expressionism.
VILA/ A figurative ceramic sculpture rooted in images of Bird Woman from ancient Eastern Europe
'Vila' by Eric Whollem, a ceramic interpretation of mermaid lore from the Adriatic Sea. This icon links to my post.