Holy Fire panel II
1986-87, 90 x 216 In. oil on linen.
Overloaded by ecstasy and the holy fire of God consciousness, the pilgrim’s bodily identity bursts open and is consumed in the transcendental Sun. His dead phallus unites with Kali, the Dark Mother of Time, Birth, and Destruction, in a tantric purification rite. The dark Mother reveals the spiritual core of the pilgrim as a hermaphroditic divine mutant with clarified nondual awareness, a soul bird, an angel or phoenix bestowing gift waves from an open heart.