Review by Maya Britan
The Story of One Artist's Journey into The Unknown to Recover Lost Treasures from
The Late 18th Egyptian Dynasty and Her Return with 22
Universal Laws, Long Missing from the Conventional
Personal sacrifice always seems to be involved when it
comes to magical/spiritual stories of "lucky"
individuals who happen to tap into their destiny's "special
Life seems to move in a repeating format where
something is always taken away from you before it can be
replaced with something new and more evolved. Thus was the
case, once again, for the artist Maya Britan, who almost
lost it all: her business, husband, and child. "Life
turned weird," she says. "In fact, I came to realize that
I don't have a life anymore, period".
Britan was born in Israel and spent several years in Europe and
Brazil before coming to Los Angeles in 1986. In 1989,
just as everything was crashing down around her, Britan
realized she was being mysteriously hunted by an unfinished
tarot project from the Sixties. She was receiving
information from several different sources. One was a psychic
reader who fervently believed that Britan was an integral
part of the project. Another came from a publication
located in the high deserts involving 4th dimensional
As she delayed her response to the whole thing,
it slowly began to dawn on her that she was crossing
paths with a truly fascinating story. She finally made
contact with Rosalind Sharpe, one of the last surviving
members of the unfinished tarot project from the Sixties.
Britan learned that the project consisted of a book
entitled: "The Word of One". Its content was channeled by a
group of 5 members up in Carmel during the beginning of
1962. This intriguing item revealed precise
instructions on how to create tarot books. The whole project
began during an innocent game with an Ouija board.
During the session, an entity announced itself as "WE".
When they asked for identification, the "WE" of the
board said firmly: "WE ARE ONE". It was then that the
Carmel group realized they are not dealing with a dead
man's spirit but rather a collective mind of all 5
members speaking to them as ONE person.
Only when the two women met had Britan's journey into the past begun
- a journey that would take her not only back to
1962, but thousands of years before, and equally further
into the future…
A self-trained artist, she began
exploring the Hebrew spiritual world at an early age —
looking into traditional realms such as Kabbalah,
Numerology, ancient Hebrew, and Christianity. Britan
translated the "Word of One" into Hebrew and broke it down
Once I got to look at the numbers of
this book, I was amazed at what I found. This text had
a balanced rhythmic interchange that I had found
parallel to very selected portions of the old Bible.
meeting between Britan and Sharpe took place in a tiny,
dark little apartment in Carmel and was witnessed by a
young woman from B'Hai who was dressed all in white.
The meeting concluded in Sharpe giving Britan her full
blessings to continue the project of ONE. Rosalind passed
away soon after and Maya finished painting the whole
tarot deck (78 oil paintings on canvas 30" x 40" each).
She kept her work environment as magical as the nature
of the art, using very little light and sometimes
The day that all 78 completed
paintings were photographed by her husband, Oscar
Bustamante, something unforgettable occurred. The sky above
their building was blanketed with an army of screaming
black crows, as if celebrating the birth of the ONE.
Soon after, an invitation came down from the high
deserts to meet with "Commander Haton", a 4th dimensional
super intelligent being responsible for the Phoenix
publication and the "Contact" newspaper. (Some highlights can
be found in the movie "Contact"). She left town and
moved to the mountains near the high deserts. It was
there that she managed to study and develop the "I Am
ONE" Tarot". This required an intense educational
period consisting of great research in Greek, Sumerian,
and ancient Egyptian mythologies, all vividly
conducted by "Haton" himself. The access to such historical
resources resulted in a set of 22 Universal Laws to be
woven back into the original meaning of the 22 Major
These laws had been removed during the
late 18th Egyptian Dynasty. The ones responsible for
removing that portion from our history are the Amon
Egyptian priests (the word 'amon' means many) who took over
the ancient civilized world thereafter. Now, the word
of ONE is being brought back into our world's
awareness by the Aton of our times (the word ‘aton' means
one). It may be me, it might be you, yet ALL IS ONE
and ONE IS ALL. Why does it sound so familiar?