Hands of the Gods
“When one takes initiation or ordination as an iconographer, one moves up from being an artist to being a direct channel for the Holy Powers. In this function we become the hands of the Gods in this world, not just in a metaphorical sense, but an actual, literal sense.
We become the Gods’ hands fashioning Their own bodies, so what we do ceases to be art in the decorative sense, and becomes the act of repeating the original creation when the Gods emerged from chaos as physical beings.
This is hugely profound and transformative to our mundane lives, because it infuses the act of shaping earthly substances and forms with the Numinous, with the vital and living powers of the living Gods. Being an iconographer is, in my opinion, the highest calling to which an artist can be called.” – Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa