Arcana Mundi

Arcana Mundi

Selected Works, 1979-2000

By Jan Harrison; Linda Weintraub (Essay by)

Station Hill Press, Paperback, 9781581770643, 45pp.

Publication Date: January 2010

Arcana Mundi is a stunningly reproduced collection of works on paper by a celebrated artist living in upstate New York. Sexually charged images of dream like "power animals" reflecting human states absorb the viewer into participation in a world of magical hazard and psychic exploration. Jan Harrison writes about her work that it "is concerned with the paradox of the power of nature With regard to our own sense of order and justice. Through communion with animal nature, I link instinct and intellect, showing the duality of knowledge and innocence as two sides of the psyche of the world".

About the Author
Jan Harrison is an author, speaker, and Bible study teacher who has inspired thousands of women for over 15 years. She experienced the promise of "life after the storm" when her son, James, died unexpectedly. Jan serves on the board of With Open Eyes, a ministry co-founded by James and his father to accelerate the gospel in Africa. She and her husband, Frank, have three grown daughters and reside in Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information, visit:

Linda Weintraub is author of "Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art's Meaning in Contemporary Society"; "In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art" and "Avant-Guardians: Textlets in Art and Ecology". The first book deciphered vanguard art for popular audiences; the second examined the unique challenges of contemporary art-making; the third introduced the material, thematic, and conceptual innovations being introduced by eco artists.