ART & ARCHIVES
Malcolm Thurnburn, a famous Scottish-Argentine Artist (although art critics have listed him as an English artist); was commissioned to make the lettering, ornamentations and the illustrations for Eugene Fersen’s book, “Science Of Being.” Mr. Thurnburn was known in the early 1900s as a famous backdrop artist for live stage productions for people such as Rudolph Steiner, and for the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Today Malcolm Thurnburn is recognized as a renowned Californian Artist.
The Lightbearer art is owned exclusively by the Next Generation Acting Head Lightbearers through a ‘Work-Made-For-Hire’ copyright and granted by the last Elder Acting Head Lightbearer, Berenice L., heir to Eugene Fersen's work and estate.
The artwork printed in the book "Science Of Being" can be used for the reproduction of the book only. The original cover art for the “Science Of Being” was “The Lightbearer Emblem”. The artwork, “The Mighty Spirit”, was used as the cover by companies who have reproduced the book since 1985. Lightbearer Art cannot be reproduced for any purpose (other than the reproduction of the book) without our permission.
THE LIGHTBEARERS EMBLEM
The emblem of the “Science Of Being” is a representation of three six-pointed stars, one within the other, and a central balanced cross. The six-pointed star is the Star of Wisdom; the three stars, one within another, represents Wisdom on the Three Planes – Physical, Mental and Spiritual.
"THE MORNING STAR" ~ " THE LIGHTBEARER"
A Picture With a Soul
This picture is known as “The Morning Star” - depicting the Baron Eugene as “The Lightbearer.” The many that taught him and learned from him, believed this idea of who he was, to be true. This picture was a collaborative art work of both Malcolm Thurnburn and the Princess Marie Eristoff-Kasak. It was originally commissioned by the Baron Eugene Fersen in this form and then later requested and gifted as a backdrop-mural-oil painting from the Granddaughter of President Van Bruen who studied Eugene’s teachings and traveled to hear him lecture when ever she could.
Man (Mind) having completed his cycle of evolution, rising on his wings of Inspiration amidst Rays of Light (Knowledge) toward the Supreme Goal, Perfection represented by a Seven-Pointed Star. The sentence below the illustration: “It was but a dream, and now you are awake,” means that when liberated from the dream of Ignorance and Superstition, Man (Mind) will awake to the Realities of Eternal and Boundless Life.
"THE MIGHTY SPIRIT"
The Enlightened Being
Mind-Man represented as a mighty spirit, six-winged being, floating through luminous space, the flame of Inspiration over his head, his feet resting on rays of light (Knowledge), and his hands holding the six-pointed Star of Wisdom.
"BIRTH OF THE ABSOLUTE SPIRIT"
The Sun (Center) of all Life, Intelligence, Truth and Love, from which individual Mind (Man) with his followers is breaking away (separation from the Great Principle, called the Fall of Man).
Lesson 1 of the Science of Being Course.
"LIFE ENERGY I"
Life Energy as the Fundamental Power of all Creation: evolving a world.
Lesson 2 of the Science of Being Course.
"THE RELATIVE MATTER"
The Human brain within a skull, pictured as a scroll within a temple. The Seven Laws are represented as seven golden flames guarding the entrance to the temple. Mind involved in Matter. Material interpretation of the Eternal Reality. The teachings of the incarnate soul.
Lesson 3 of the Science of Being Course.
"LIFE ENERGY II"
The dispersing vapors (of Ignorance) disclosing the heavenly bodies (Eternal Powers).
Lesson 4 of the Science of Being Course.
"LAWS, ABSOLUTE, AND RELATIVE"
The soaring of the human mind as birds into higher regions; the breaking away from material concepts through the Knowledge of Eternal Laws.
Lesson 5 of the Science of Being Course.
Mind (Man) revealed as a mighty spirit inspired from above, surrounded by Light (Knowledge) emerging from the clouds of Ignorance and Superstition
Lesson 6 of the Science of Being Course.
Perfect beings complete spheres, dwelling in Eternal Light, ascending throughout Eternity, through Infinite Space.
Lesson 7 of the Science of Being Course.
"ASSISTANCE FROM THE DIVINE PRINCIPLE"
This art work shows the Absolute Spirit, God our Father who is also our loving Mother - sending down to Earth the vibrations of the Laws of Love, with the hope that Humanity will re-remember what they are innately - Supreme Heavenly Beings.
"LOVE & INSPIRATION"
This art work, a bowl with a flame being held up by two hands is known to the Lightbearers as "The Flame of Love and Inspiration."
The following photographs and others featured on pages of our website,
were commissioned by the Acting Head Lightbearers.
They were taken by renown photographer, Phyllis Uitti-Maslin.