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"Allegorical Art" is a term James Muir uses to describe his work, which is filled with symbology to help create a heightened social, political and spiritual awareness. "The allegorical symbolism in my sculptures bridges the centuries of history to make contemporary statements about the human condition, in order to exemplify the highest qualities of man. My work speaks of Duty, Honor, Courage, Liberty and Justice, but above all, it speaks of Truth and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit".

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"Caduceus" The Caduceus Project Bronze Sculpture
by James Muir Bronze Sculptor

The Caduceus Project

All About Caduceus...

   "Recognized internationally as the universal symbol of Medicine, the "Caduceus" has become an Angel of Healing rising, like the mythical Phoenix heralding a New Era of harmony and Peace, to heal the Earth and all its inhabitants with Love as the Master Physician."

   The word "Caduceus" (Ka-doo'-seus) originates from the Greek "karykeion", itself derived from "karyx" meaning a herald's badge or staff. In latin, the word, "Caduceum" means practically the same. The caduceus was worn or displayed by Roman surgeons, official messengers, and by military emissaries to signify a cessation of hostilities on the battlefield. It symbolized the herald of the gods, as well,--Mercury in Rome and Hermes in Greece--who carried a winged wand on which were coiled two serpents, symbolizing male and female. Legend was that Hermes came upon two serpents at war and, in his beguiling manner placed a staff, which Aesculapius had given him (also a symbol used in Medicine), between them wereupon entwining with it, they ceased warring and began loving one another thus expressing unity, fertility, and peace.

James Muir bronze allegorical sculpture

   While Hermes was sometimes associated with more roguish elements, in the third century, along with being guardian of health, he came to be connected with theology and philosophy. Later, in the sixteenth century, though not himself a physician, chemistry, pharmacy and medicine came under his domain as well.
In 2000 B.C., records indicate the physician to the Sumerian King used the symbol of a staff entwined with two serpents. In 1856, it was selected as the emblem of the U.S. Marine Hospital Service, the Public Health Service in 1871, The U.S. Army Medical Corps in 1902, then the Dental Corps, Veterinary Corps, Army Nursing Corps, and the Sanitary Corps. The American Medical Association officially employed it in 1912. (from "The Virtual Hospital" by Clifford C. Snyder, M.D.).

   At this critical juncture in world history, the Caduceus seems a uniquely appropriate symbol for the redirection of hatred and conflict by the staff of a higher Power to produce unification, harmony and peace on earth. As "Quo Vadis" depicts our upward spiritual journey, "Caduceus" expresses the initial spiritual flow of energy from Creator to Creation. Also like "Quo Vadis", the symbologies run so deep and complex that, other than a brief overview, the allegories are best left to the personal insight of each individual.

   The seven-rayed crown or tiara in the form of a nurse's cap and the crown of Liberty (physical and spiritual) also refers to the seven energy centers of the body as well as to the seven ancient Hermetic causes of "dis-ease." The latter being physical: (1) misuse of faculty, organ or function, (2) presence of foreign substances, impurities or obstructions in the system, and superphysical: (3) unhealthy (negative) mental attitudes (thoughts), (4) imbalance (disharmony) between the physical and spiritual nature, (5) internal spiritual influences, (6) external spiritual influences, (7) astrological energy influences. More directly, the seven rays issue forth the likewise ancient healing energies to flow down the seven ringlets of hair upon a disparate world: (1) practical allopathic medicine, (2) naturopathic medicine of diet, exercise and daily healthful habits, (3) homeopathic medicine of nature's herbs, (4) vibration and color, (5) amulets, (6) invocations, and (7) prayer, which cures all but requires faith.

   The jewel on her forehead, over the mystical third or spiritual eye, represents vision with full intuitive insight and acuity into the esoteric world of healing and metaphysical reality. The "sun-moon" of the earrings are traditional symbols for the "doctor-patient" relationship but herein reflect the perfect balance of the fully spiritualized energy of the "Yang" and the "Yin", mind-heart symbols. At her back, the feather of Truth (Ma'at) is tied at the juncture where the two polarities of her braids become one in completeness. The "ANKH", the "key" or "staff" of life is an ancient healing device pre-dating Egypt's symbolic use by thousands of years. Here it is combined with the equally ancient "Rose Croix" (cross) of spiritual unfoldment over a divine trinity of leaves, along with three nails signifying the sacrifice of the lower self (Mind, Emotional Body, Soul) for the resurrection of the true Higher Self. The jewel rests upon her breast to radiate down healing energy in the form of rain water flowing forth through her open exposed heart.

   The nine-foot wings (the number nine being the number of Unconditional Universal Love as well as "Mankind") with their twenty-four primary feathers, expand to shield, protect and uplift a disparate and fearful world. The Lady's hands raised in blessing, with one and two fingers raised to signify the two universal commandments also for the twin signs for "Love" and "Peace." Her left hand bears the wedding ring of perfect union with the Creator, a marriage of Heaven and Earth, while her right hand bears the ancient signature ring of --in service to the Creator through service to His creation.

   In a whirlwind of energy, her hair ribbons radiate to the ends of the earth: the front ribbons with twelve suns symbolic of the months of the solar year and the higher, universal life cycle this world of humanity in transiting, the rear ribbons with one hundred and forty-four (twelve-square) stars symbolizing a new enlightened level of awareness. The bow at the top, with one and seven stars, suggests the crest of the mythical "Phoenix" bird as she rises out of the ashes of the old-world thinking of mankind, and, with acute vision, sees and comprehends the truth in all things. The "Ourobaros", the serpent swallowing its tail in eternal resurrection and renewal like the Phoenix herself, continues its never-ending cycle around her crown.

   Whirling up in their own double vortex of energy rise the twin serpents of the Caduceus. Like the serpents which the Hopi legends say reside at the earth's poles awaiting the time to be re-awakened into activity, they are kept in balance by her wisdom in a symbiotic relationship of spiritual/physical, heart/head energies and form the double helix of the human DNA molecule. The python represents the "spiritual" while the cobra symbolizes the "body"; both in harmony provide a balance point or fulcrum for the "mind" to bring forth peace and healing.
The old earth symbolically, and literally, is falling away to reveal the golden orb of a new world of enlightenment, harmony and peace. America is transformed into the genesis of that New Era, tasked to responsibly lead the way into a brighter and better future for all. If she fails in this regeneration, then her fate is sealed and the Phoenix shall rise from the ashes of her funeral pyre.

   The base establishes the orientation of the four quarters with the center, the sacred point or "Sanctum Sanctorum" being the earth herself. While we, as humans, must heal the earth, the earth must first heal us humans. The perfect elixir of the mythical "philosopher's stone" combined the four elements in ideal balance to heal any "dis-ease." This magic elixir flows forth gentle as the rain from the spouts of each element -- Fire, Water, Air, Earth--through Truth and Peace to the four corners of the earth. The true physician can only heal through the power of love and, though the lessons will be hard ones, the earth will teach us love-love for this sacred living planet, love for all creation, and perhaps even love for ourselves. Then, and only then, will we take our rightful place as master physicians to share the promise of Caduceus' enigmatic dolphin in healing the earth and being the true stewards of all creation. As the most important symbol of all, the benevolent, compassionate expression of the lady herself, is to remind us all that perfect healing must begin with perfect love and, even in the darkest hour of the darkest night of the soul, Love will be the Master Physician.

   "It is my avowed goal to see this sculpture at twelve meters (39 feet) high and one placed appropriately on each continent of the world--"Seven Ladies on Seven Continents"--transcending individual differences to become a unifying symbol for the universal kinship of humanity and all creation in a physical metaphor representing the spiritual connection between all things; to help bring the healing power of Love into the earth, ushering in a new era of Peace."

James Nathan Muir

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Read the "Liberty and Truth" article in:
Billionaire Vol.3 No.2 Millionaire Magazine "Anniversary Issue" 1998

Caduceus Installations...

Caduceus Bronze Lady  of Healing Caduceus Angel of Healing
Caduceus installation at St. Louis University
  • St. Louis University
    221 N. Grand Blvd.
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Scottsdale Healthcare Shea
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Featherstone Clinic
    Rockford, Illinois

Caduceus bronze sculpture
"Caduceus" pictured in the mall area of
downtown Loveland, Colorado

Caduceus Being Installed: Scottsdale Healthcare...

Caduceus bronze sculpture monument being installed Scottsdale Arizona
Scottsdale Healthcare

Caduceus bronze sculpture monument being installed Scottsdale Arizona
Scottsdale Healthcare

Caduceus bronze sculpture monument being installed Scottsdale Arizona
Scottsdale Healthcare

Caduceus Monumental Bronze Sculpture...

Caduceus Angel of Healing
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bronze sculpture of Caduceus

CADUCEUS


Bronze Monument
edition 12
12 feet high - 9 foot wingspan
"Caduceus", recognized as a universal medical symbol, in this bronze representation by James N. Muir has become and Angel of Healing bringing love and peace upon the earth and all of its inhabitants. She is 12 feet high with a 9-foot wing span and includes fountain capabilities.

In a limited edition of 12, with number one purchased by St. Louis University.

"My goal is to see these "Seven Ladies on Seven Continents" transcending individual differences to become a unifying symbol for the universal kinship of humanity and all creation in a physical metaphor representing the spiritual connection between all things. To help bring the healing power of love into the earth, ushering in a new era of Peace."

James Nathan Muir

Caduceus Maquette-size Bronze Sculpture...

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"Caduceus"


Bronze Maquette-size
edition 50
14"h

"Caduceus", recognized as a universal medical symbol, in this bronze representation by James N. Muir has become and Angel of Healing bringing love and peace upon the earth and all of its inhabitants. She is 12 feet high with a 9-foot wing span and includes fountain capabilities.

In a limited edition of 12, with number one purchased by St. Louis University.

"My goal is to see these "Seven Ladies on Seven Continents" transcending individual differences to become a unifying symbol for the universal kinship of humanity and all creation in a physical metaphor representing the spiritual connection between all things. To help bring the healing power of love into the earth, ushering in a new era of Peace."

James Nathan Muir

Caduceus Seven Continents...

Caduceus Angel of Healing
bronze sculpture of Caduceus
CADUCEUS PATRON SPONSORSHIP

"Caduceus" International Patron Proposal

This project is being offered to seven (7) patrons only, one from each respective world continent. This unique opportunity will be offered only to patrons who will be placing, or donating to place, in a public area.

"Caduceus", recognized as a universal medical symbol, in this bronze representation by James Muir and Angel of Healing has been created to symbolize healing and peace for the earth and all of its inhabitants. She will be 39 feet high with a 30 foot wing span and includes fountain capabilities.

Please inquire as to the cost for each Heroic Size Caduceus sculpture. A reservation deposit will be required with the balance due upon completion and installation.

For further information on this very exciting project, please contact Linda Jo Muir by clicking the e-mail button below.

"My goal is to see these "Seven Ladies on Seven Continents" transcending individual differences to become a unifying symbol for the universal kinship of humanity and all creation in a physical metaphor representing the spiritual connection between all things. To help bring the healing power of love into the earth, ushering in a new era of Peace."

James Nathan Muir

Caduceus Work in Progress...

Now Complete


"CADUCEUS"
trial armature stage
@10 feet
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fountain capabilities
fine bronze sculpture by James Muir
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Clay in progress
fine bronze sculpture monuments by James Muir
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Scaffolding
fine bronze sculpture by James Muir
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Scaffolding
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fine bronze sculpture by James Muir
fine bronze sculpture monuments by James Muir
fine bronze sculpture monuments by James Muir

"My goal is to see these "Seven Ladies on Seven Continents" transcending individual differences to become a unifying symbol for the universal kinship of humanity and all creation in a physical metaphor representing the spiritual connection between all things. To help bring the healing power of love into the earth, ushering in a new era of Peace."

James Nathan Muir

Patron Sponsorship...

Caduceus Bronze Lady  of Healing Caduceus Angel of Healing

CADUCEUS PATRON SPONSORSHIP

"Caduceus"
Kuh-doo'-see-us

(International Patron Proposal)

Recognized internationally as a universal medical symbol, in this bronze representation by James N. Muir, the "Caduceus" has become an Angel of Healing bringing love and peace upon the earth and all its inhabitants. Rising phoenix-like from a new world, she offers a blessing of peace and healing for humanity, extending her embrace worldwide to encompass all of creation.

"Caduceus" will be approximatley 39feet high with a 30 ft. wing span and provides optional fountain capabilities. Each participating patron will be given appropriate recognition included in a plaque at the sculpture site. This unprecedented undertaking and its active participants will also be memorialized in a book that will document the entire adventure.

This unique opportunity is being offered to only seven (7) patrons worldwide, one from each continent, with the vision and resources to be able to place, or donate to place, their "Caduceus" in a public area. The project will take approximately two years to complete.

"My goal is to see these "Seven Ladies on Seven Continents" transcending individual differences to become a unifying symbol for the universal kinship of humanity and all creation in a physical metaphor representing the spiritual connection between all things. To help bring the healing power of love into the earth, ushering in a new era of Peace."

James Nathan Muir


Bronze Sculpture

In keeping with his deep spiritual convictions and social consciousness, Muir's sculptural subjects have expanded to reflect the critical nature of the times in which we live. Yet, whether historical or contemporary, "the golden thread that ties it all together is still my never-ending quest for the essence of life- for Truth in its purest form."