ILLLUSTRATION

by PHYLLIS MAHON

 

TASCHEN "Library of Esoterica"2020

The second publication in the Library of Esoterica is ASTROLOGY.

Images included by Phyllis Mahon are PISCES and CANCER.
The first book was TAROT which contained THE TOWER.

Taschen Astrology Mahon
Taschen Astrology Mahon

Book Cover + Phyllis Mahon's "Pisces" Mutable Water, watercolour 2012

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TaschenLibraryEsotericaAstrologyMahon

Cancer Cardinal Water, watercolour

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TaschenAstrology_Mahon

Pisces Mutable Water

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Taschen Astrology Mahon
Taschen Astrology Mahon

Book Cover + Phyllis Mahon's "Pisces" Mutable Water, watercolour 2012

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HEART'S ESSENCES ...

"Heart's Essences" written by Sabrina Suzanne Jacobsen, was published in Denmark in 2019.

For more information see Lysporten or email: lysporten.ssj@gmail.dk 

Cover
Garden
Cosmic Angel
Angels
Sun
Swimmer
Mother
Landscape
Tree
In this world of light
cover back
 
 
Woman on the edge of Time Marge Piercy
Woman on the edge of Time Marge Piercy

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Obsessive Love Book Cover
Obsessive Love Book Cover

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Macdonald Optima cover Phyllis Mahon
Macdonald Optima cover Phyllis Mahon

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Woman on the edge of Time Marge Piercy
Woman on the edge of Time Marge Piercy

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BOOK COVERS from 1990 

In the mid 1980s, when her studio was based in London's East End, Phyllis worked on a freelance basis illustrating individual book covers and editorial for many well know publishers:

BBC Books, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Macdonald Oprima,

Piatkus Books, Women's Press,

Zed Books.

LARGE ILLUSTRATION PROJECTS

COSMOPOLITAN HOROSCOPE UK 1990

(also published in the Spanish and Australian editions 1992)

Twelve large pastel drawings 56 x 65cm - all are in private collections except Aquarius which is available to purchase. Since then Phyllis has illustrated the 12 Astrological signs twice: for Aura Soma in 1999 and in her personal work 2012 (see Taschen above). 

These Cosmopolitan images are available to buy on Phyllis Mahon's Redbubble Shop

Aries Cardinal Fire
Taurus Fixed Earth
Gemini Mutable Air
Cancer Cardinal Water
Leo Fixed Fire
Virgo Mutable earth
Libra Cardinal Air
Scorpio Fixed Water
Sagittarius Mutable Fire
Capricorn Cardinal Earth
Aquarius Fixed Air
Pisces Mutable Water
 
Balance

Balance

Aura Soma New Aeon Tarot

The Star

The Star

Aura Soma New Aeon Tarot

The Hermit

The Hermit

Aura Soma New Aeon Tarot

The Moon

The Moon

Aura Soma New Aeon Tarot

The World #2

The World #2

Aura Soma New Aeon Tarot

The World ##2 (Reverse)

The World ##2 (Reverse)

Aura Soma New Aeon Tarot

The Lovers #2 (Reverse)

The Lovers #2 (Reverse)

Aura Soma New Aeon Tarot

The Lovers #2

The Lovers #2

Aura Soma New Aeon Tarot

The Empress

The Empress

Aura Soma New Aeon Tarot

Strength

Strength

Aura Soma New Aeon Tarot

The Emperor

The Emperor

Aura Soma New Aeon Tarot

The Hierophant

The Hierophant

Aura Soma New Aeon Tarot

One of Phyllis Mahon's first commissions after moving to Lincolnshire in 1993 was to illustrate the

Aura Soma New Aeon Tarot -  

a set of 100 double sided Tarot cards, visually related to company's principal product.

Printed in 1997, it is now a collector's item on Amazon !

Tarot links

AURA SOMA TAROT

 

Following the Tarot the next large project was a set of twelve 'energy images' to illustrate the properties and energies of each colour in the Colour Wheel. These little abstract images then became personnified into twelve goddesses and related to the twelve signs of the Zodiac. A calendar with a beautiful gold cover was printed to celebrate the Millennium and the Book followed. Again a collector's item on Amazon! Goddesses

Aries Red
Aries Red

Cardinal Fire

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Taurus Coral
Taurus Coral

Fixed Earth

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Gemini Orange
Gemini Orange

Mutable Air

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Cancer Gold
Cancer Gold

Cardinal Water

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Leo Yellow
Leo Yellow

Fixed Fire

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Virgo Olive
Virgo Olive

Mutable Earth

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Libra Green
Libra Green

Cardinal Air

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Scorpio Turquoise
Scorpio Turquoise

Fixed Water

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Sagittarius Blue
Sagittarius Blue

Mutable Fire

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Capricorn Indigo
Capricorn Indigo

Cardinal Earth

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Aquarius Violet
Aquarius Violet

Fixed Air

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Pisces Magenta
Pisces Magenta

Mutable Water

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Serpent Bird Goddess Book and calendar cover
Serpent Bird Goddess Book and calendar cover

Death and regeneration with highlighted Chakra points

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Colour Rose, Energies and Goddesses
Colour Rose, Energies and Goddesses

Reverse of the book and calander

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AURA SOMA

12 Goddesses Millennium Project

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I Ching Phyllis Mahon

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Butteryfly Essence images
Butteryfly Essence images

12 Angel paintings large watercolours used on Essence labels

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Aura Soma Sea Essences
Aura Soma Sea Essences

20 images of Sea creatures

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I Ching Phyllis Mahon

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Other Aura Soma illustration projects

Butterfly Essences were illustrated by large watercolours of Angels, Numbers were illustrated by ink drawing of man and woman; Sea Essences were illustrated by ink and watercolour images of sea creatures.
 

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