In a mother’s womb
Or the cycle of life

This text is immensely powerful to illuminate death or any transition into the unknown. Remember that you already went through a fantastic metamorphosis before.

Yoga
Made in GDR

A practice of self-enquiry like yoga isn’t on the agenda of a system of control and conformity. But even in East Germany people pursued this path, despite the risk of arousing suspicion.

Nature Photography
In Praise of Observation

These days the light returns and I behold an enchanted world. I feel so grateful for this gift of vision and the living world it presents to me.

Toshio Saeki
Nothing is true
everything is permitted

Toshio Saeki is a psychosexual dream weaver, a grand master of mixing myth, that dream quality and pure libido.

Rebecca Reeve
Portals into the wilderness

Rebecca Reeve creates portals from the domestic into the wilderness with a bit of household drapery.

Hans Cousto
The Cosmic Octave
and the culture of ecstasy

Hans Cousto is a mathematician, musicologist and astrologer best known for his work on the Cosmic Octave.

Robert Steven Connett
Miracles of life on display

The feelings provoked by Robert Steven Connett’s paintings vary widely. Some will see mostly the beautiful and the interesting, and others will see only the unsettling.

Beth Moon
Ancient Trees

Beth Moon has been photographing some of the largest, rarest, and oldest trees on Earth for the past fourteen years.

Georgia O’Keeffe
Forces in nature and humans

Georgia O’Keeffe is mostly known for her large-scale paintings of natural forms and flowers at close range with which she sought to share the beauty she witnessed.

Shamanic Healing
Travels into the next dimension

If you think you are a spiritual energetic being then you will heal yourself by merely realizing what you truly are. Shamans are your helpers on this path.

Richard Feynman
The pleasure of finding things out

Richard Feynman is one of those rare scientists who win you over with more than their titles and awards.

Jung-Yeon Min
Organic Headspaces

These pictures are a marvelous way to depict the infinite pool of our imagination.

Doma India
The gentle touch

Doma India is the love of a life applied to working with horses. Being truly connected with yourself and others can move mountains.

Raffaello Ossola
Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Sea

The subject of Swiss painter Raffaello Ossola is consistent. He paints gateways into an ethereal realm.

Ben Tolman
Detailed views on inner landscapes

Ben Tolman’s ink drawings reflect the fact that there is a subtle world we only perceive in non-ordinary states of consciousness.

Mooji
A Few Minutes to Be Light and Free

Introducing you to Mooji is a matter of the heart for me. His radiance easily dissolves the haunted mind into laughter and leaves you lighter.

Steve Axford
Fungi, the recyclers

Steve Axford does what he likes most. It’s taking pictures and exploring the living world that unfolds evermore interconnectedness to him.

Comet 67P/C-G
Interception of a galactic voyager

Tomorrow November 12 the space probe Rosetta will deploy a lander to the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Marshall Rosenberg
Nonviolent Communication

This is a simple yet powerful method for clear, empathic communication beneficial for all of us.

Asger Carlsen
Studies on flexibility of relation

Asger Carlsen’s pictures make me think about my human form and its range of functions.

Gabor Maté
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Gabor Maté is a Canadian physician who specializes in the study and treatment of addiction. He radiates kindness and a deep understanding of the human condition.

Daehyun Kim
Moonassi

Daehyun Kim’s Moonassi series is his life-time project. He draws to meditate on himself and others. And the others again can use the drawings to contemplate as well.

Kohei Yoshiyuki
The Park

I hesitated to make this post because what it reveals is a rather weird presentation of human desire. But ultimately…

Hofmann’s Potion
The history of LSD

When the substance revealed itself to Albert Hofmann in 1943 he took on the responsibility and changed the world.

Seasons of Mars
Wind, dunes and dry ice

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter circles the red planet since 2006. The little spacecraft sends high-res pictures of Mars’ surface ever since.

Frédéric Fontenoy
Métamorphose

Métamorphose is a project by French photographer Frédéric Fontenoy that consists of slit-scan self portraits created in outdoor locations.

Hieronymus Bosch
The Garden of Earthly Delights

We all know this masterpiece but the delight is in the detail.

Huxley’s Legacy
The art of living, loving and dying

At the time when I picked the name The Door Of Perception I didn’t know much about Aldous Huxley and his teachings — because that’s what his writings are, rather than novels.

Aimei Ozaki
Plant contemplations

Cacti and succulents are plants with fascinating characteristics. And this series portrays them in the most beautiful way.

Transpersonal Realms
Chronicles from Beyond

Language and all forms of image making are very insufficient means of representation. But the urge to try is strong.

Adrain Chesser
The Return

There are contemporary “back to the land” communities practicing a hunter-gatherer way of life. Projects like this will serve as a touchstone to those interested in living differently.

Der Himmel über Berlin
Wings of Desire

If the human being is the only animal that knows it lives in time, the movie is about that knowledge, a modern fairy tale about the nature of being alive.