Light of The World, Iconographic Art of Joxua MourningStar



I started painting this after Michael Jackson’s untimely demise.  It was devastating for me.  I didn’t get to go to his funeral either, I wish I had gone because they changed their minds and let people in and I would have gotten to go in.  

You see, I was raised Jehovah’s Witness.  MJ and I have a connection.  When he was disfellowshipped I was no longer allowed to listen to his music.  My family was very strict.  Peter Appleton an elder from his congregation harassed me when I was dating my first girl friend who was coming to meetings but who hadn’t been baptized.  He threatened to disfellowship me if I didn’t stop seeing her.  It was ironic because he had 7 ex-wives and 20 children none of whom had ever been baptized and yet he was in good standing.  I sold all of my shit and disappeared to Washington state with my fiance.  Things didn’t work out and I ended up on the street.  I felt literally no connection with my family so I never even thought to call them.  Everybody thought I was dead and I am glad.  I am dead to them.  

Long story short I ended up moving to Woodland Hills and I got hired at Whole Foods.  On the way to work I would drive past MJ’s congregation, it was a weird coincidence.  I also ran into one of his brothers, Tito, he was unpleasant. 

I know that Michael was attracted to boys that age because he wanted to save himself at that age.  He was sympathetic to them being a child star as he was with an overbearing father.  He was trying to rescue himself by rescuing them.  I know what it is like to be a misunderstood ecstatic mystic.  He wasn’t trying to throw his baby over the balcony he was enthusiastic, he wanted to share his happiness with the people that loved him.  He would never hurt that baby, he loved it more than his own life.  He just wasn’t thinking about how he looked he was thinking about how he felt.  

I feel bad for people like Michael and Tom Cruise.  I think about what a man has to do to try to ensure he has access to his kids in this day and age when you are rich and powerful and male and everybody wants a piece of you.  You want to be an influence in their lives.  This culture hates masculinity, intelligence, and talent.  We are surrounded by morons that feel thwarted by their lack of…. everything, but especially talent.  It is as though they think awesomeness is a finite resource and people like us and Charlie Sheen are using too much of it. 

Michael Jackson was a Maha Jagad Guru a world teacher.  He touched every person in the world.  He changed global culture.  He was a creative Genius.  He was in his way a shaktipat guru.

Light of the world is done as a visual homage to Shiva Nataraja.  MJ is dancing in the sun.  See Michael and I are named after the same namesake Joxua was Jesus name when he was incarnate, but Witnesses believe that before he incarnated he was the archangel Michael, so the synchronicities never really cease.  I was always hoping that maybe Janet Jackson would buy this from me.  I feel that she and his children are the one’s that received his guru grace.  He passed on his spiritual lineage to them.  Even now I am tearing up as I write this.  It is cathartic.  I get so much shit for my feelings about Michael, but that doesn’t stop me.  I don’t care, haters gonna hate. 


The Transgressively Sacral Humor of Adam Wolfe


Transgressive Sacrality is a practice originally from the Aghori Shaivist tradition of India.  It was a meditation for fostering non-duality of mind.  A yogi would do something unconscionable like drinking urine, or eating feces, or a small piece of a corpse floating down the Ganges.  This was meant as a cure for thinking one self pure and therefore superior to others.

Adam Wolfe feels that if you can be offended, you need to be offended.  Stand up comedy is the last bastion of freedom of speech in this country and there is a war on it.  The countries narrative has become increasingly more feminized, and he is referring to feminine communication rituals and the new science of psycholinguistics.  There is an effort to make all communication pleasant.  Gone is the country where we used to say, 

In what context did Patrick Henry say i may not agree with what you say but I will fight to the death your right to say it?

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Simply, he posed the statement in the frame of what our country was founded on. The context is simple, your beliefs should be available for free expression and you should have an unquestioned right to express those beliefs. Our society has become so hyper politically correct it is sad that this question even exists
If it is unpleasant it is untrue, and you can’t say it.  The masculine perspective, the masculine voice in this country is being strangled.  We no longer have freedom of speech we have freedom from speech.  People win by being offended.  This prevents an honesty of dialogue and a clearing of debris.  The “prophetic speech” of Cornel West is being illegalized.  


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the moth genus, see Parrhesia (moth). For the region of Ancient Greece, see Parrhasia (Arcadia).

In rhetoricparrhesia is a figure of speech described as: to speak candidly or to ask forgiveness for so speaking.[1] The term is borrowed from the Greek παρρησία (πᾶν “all” + ῥῆσις / ῥῆμα “utterance, speech”) meaning literally “to speak everything” and by extension “to speak freely,” “to speak boldly,” or “boldness.” It implies not only freedom of speech, but the obligation to speak the truth for the common good, even at personal risk.

The very language of philosophy that predisposes itself to being understood is being undermined.  This puritannical raising of the bar doesn’t allow understanding, debate, agreement, or even comedy.  It encourages people to wear their feelings on their sleeve and if they get offended they win and they get to extract a fee from anyone.  This creates an incentive for histrionic fits and histrionic personalities.  People being aquisitively mimetic as they are copy behaviors they see rewarded and nobody games the system more than functional psychopaths.  


Adam Wolfe has declared war on the status quo, knowing that this direction is doomed to failure and it is unamerican.  The street should not be an aseptic environment, an aseptic environment is a dead environment, if you can’t handle the filth on the street stay your ass inside.  From his perspective nothing is sacred and everything is fair game.  He is sacrilegious sometimes, insightful, humorous, scathingly brilliant, and dangerous.  He is a reincarnation of the spirit of Mark Twain and the Founding fathers. 





“Out of Time”

“Out of Time” Joxua’s art available for purchase through

Iconographic Art of Joxua

“It is syzygystic. It is a combination of a form of proto-shiva found on the Gundelstrup Cauldron combined with a Native American symbol known as “the man in the maze”. The maze represents time and the mind. The Horned character sits at peace having escaped both time and the mind through meditative contemplation.” Artist, Joxua

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The Double Edged Sword

Imagefrom the meditations of Shivastus Solomonicus

To the Japanese your sword is your soul, it is also your ken, that which you understand.  For the Zed your soul is your philosophy, your psyche, your gestalt, your understanding of the world which is not the world itself, but you exert an influence on yourself to make your understanding of the world equal to the world, a simulacrum of the world.  Psychopaths don’t have souls because their philosophy is arbitrary, it can only be used to make themselves correct.  

The Western soul is double edged showing that it applies to the person wielding the sword as well as to the person they are using it against. Kissing the double edged sword is a metaphor that has been lost in the West. It means that your philosophy can be used against yourself as well as it can be used for yourself.   This is known as praxis, walking your talk, living your philosophy.  Praxis makes perfect.  Your philosophy informs your behavior instead of your desires informing your philosophy.  



Hidden Subjects in Action


from the meditaions of Shivastus Solomonicus

Why must we act?  Because we are not in and of ourselves whole.  You have a body that is separate from the world so it appears to be separate from the perspective of the ignorant.      If that is the case sit still without breathing, eating, drinking, talking, looking, masterbating, pooping, and peeing.  Time connects us to the world, the inevitability of time.  The last Titan that eventually eats all of his children, so he wasn’t really killed by the gods of life under Zeus was he?  

We must act, we must inflict ourselves on the world so that we know that we exist.  How else would you know you exist in the world unless you lay hands on it and change it?  Open your mouth and attract attention to yourself?  We are married to the world, we are one with the world.  Your life is a private conversation between you and god that no one else can hear.  


The Body is a Sacrifice



Transmutation requires a conversion of energy, movement requires a transmutation of energy.  Form is taken and destroyed and turned into fuel for energy.  Every vehicle takes in one form of matter and gives off some form of waste, this allows for movement.  Our body is a vehicle but it is also a sacrifice.  We can’t take our body with us so, in a manner of speaking it is a sacrifice that we make for the experiences that we get from it, the memories.  Life is not meant to be lived timidly.  Living life in fear of making a mistake or not being yourself is a living death in and of itself.  If you are going to be damned, be damned for being who and what you are.  Image

Deconstructing Plato’s Cave


The species binomial Homo sapiens was coined by Carl Linnaeus in his 18th century work Systema Naturae, and he himself is the lectotype specimen.[16] The generic name Homois a learned 18th century derivation from Latin homō “man”, ultimately “earthly being” (Old Latin hemō, a cognate to Old English guma “man”, from PIE dʰǵʰemon-, meaning “earth” or “ground”).[17] The species-name sapiens means “wise” or “sapient”. Note that the Latin word homo refers to humans of either gender, and that sapiens is the singular form (while there is no word sapien).

Ponder this, people are not born wise, which means that the majority of people never evolve to the point of being human.  Plato is essentially describing the philosopher king.  The person who can perceive the forms of the good, or the forms of god, with his mind’s eye.  What the average person sees is the shadow because they don’t understand the uncorrupted form of the good.  Just as the high priest of the cult of the Augure’s does not create the law, the law is real and pre-existent and immutable, the high priest merely explains the law.  He is under the law and subject to it.

The Ideas, or the idols are those monads or mints of the original forms of the good.  Remember the 3 castes that Plato recommended, the philosopher kings (rulers, sattvic guna), the Guardians (police, military, raja guna), and the slaves (tamas guna, servants).  This corresponds with the Indian concept of Moksha or freedom, as long as their is ignorance their is no freedom.  The Causal world is the world of the forms.  Everything in our world is a duplicate of the causal world, a shadow.

It is the philosopher king that can see where things went wrong, and remedy the problem, and get everything back to good.  Other people don’t know why they are doing what they are doing or the consequences that are going to come from their actions.  Notice a congruence with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.  You are not free until you understand, and until you understand you will continue to create karma for yourself.  All action requires the karmic debt of understanding that is why there are natural consequences.  To remove consequences is evil and stupid because then their is no learning.

Below is a video by Okko Behrands the foremost expert on Roman law and where it came from, I notice a congruence between all of the other philosophies that is not easily explained away.  This is where the very concept of authority came from.  All valid western structures of authority follow this original ancient conception.


Zero Karma, from the Meditations of Shivastus Solomonicus


The yoga of the sadaka or the tzaddik, the seeker of truth is to reach a point of zero karma, not positive karma or negative karma, but no karma. In order to maintain this state one needs also to be certain nobody creates a karmic debt with himself by either slighting him or giving him something so that he owes the person.  For this reason the yogi must at this stage become a punisher/teacher unto those who refuse to stop creating karma with him or try to ensnare him in creating karma.  At the point of 0 karma the sadaka has attained to moksha, freedom.  It is a kabbalist mystery that with understanding there is no karma, with understanding everything is pregnant with meaning.  There is nothing wrong with anything done consciously in this state and their is nothing right about anything done unconsciously.  The guru can even use evil means to accomplish his goals without creating karma.

From the Meditations of Shivastus Solomonicus

shiva sutra 1-13 The power of the will is the playful uma.



Male Cultures and Female Cultures



People ask me what I mean when I refer to male and female societies.  I feel that living in the west there is a constant effort to obfuscate what is masculine and what is feminine and people pop and lock between the general, the specific, and the personal to confuse the issue.  In civilizations where survival is difficult masculine values will dominate, and in cultures where survival is easy feminine values will dominate.

If you observe the theme’s in Greek art you see that the form of beauty was the athletic male body.  That is because they lived in a time where being manly and athletic had value and was appreciated.  In modern america our idea of beauty is the scantily clad female body and men wear baggy concealing clothing.  The feminine form is desirable to both women and men, while the male form is thought loathsome by more women and men comparatively.

There is also the matter of which sex is allowed to express affection to one another without stigma.  Few people male or female complain when two women make public displays of affection.  Many men even encourage them thinking mistakenly that it has anything to do with them.

These superficial Aesthetic snap decisions are made based on social norms, this normative bias that what is normal is good and what is not normal is not good.  As we as a country move toward a time where survival is more difficult we are transitioning from a time when female values were on the rise to a time when masculine values are increasing in perceived value.




Smart About People


I am not like the modern sciency types that feel so much smarter than the genii of old.  I think they were a lot smarter than us about a lot of things.  They knew through observation and interaction with people more about intelligent objects, not factoids.  Success in life is about being non deluded about people not non deluded about facts.  Humans are social creatures and your success in life hinges on your correctly understanding people as well as facts.

The astrological symbol for man is a spear and a shield, the astrological symbol for woman is a bronze mirror.  Recent studies have shown that baby boys are better at tracking moving objects while baby girls look for faces.  Boys need to objectify their environment, to take control of it, while girls gravitate towards relationship.  The question is why did evolution and natural selection compartmentalize the male and female brains this way?  Before we decide that it is evil and we start homogenizing the sexes turning boys into girls and vice verse lets ask ourselves why it was necessary for survival in the first place.

Can we stop pretending that boys and girls are the same.

 A = A.

 A =/= B.

And if someone insists that they should be please make a rational, faslifiable, positive, assertion.

Boys should be punished for being boys and girls should be rewarded for acting like boys because this will help the species evolve in this manner_____________________________________.

…and then you fill in the blank with your mental and emotional issues.

Aries and aphrodite statue.