Polynesian Wayfinders
The knowledge of the ancestors

The ancient art of wayfinding is an almost forgotten skill once common throughout the Pacific.

Jon Han
Death and Transfiguration

The art of dying, the experience of letting go all that is known is almost forgotten in our culture.

The Lost Tribes
of Tierra del Fuego

For seven thousand years, the Selk’nam, Yamana and Kawésqar people inhabited the forbidding archipelago of Southern Patagonia.

Islamic architecture
Kaleidoscopes of adoration

Gazing up into the kaleidoscopic worlds of these Iranian mosque ceilings invokes a feeling of transcendental glory.

Aldous Huxley

This book isn’t a novel but rather a manifesto. The final work of Huxley is a sociological blueprint, a manual for living, loving and dying.

Flor Garduño
Inner Light & Fantastic Women

Flor Garduño’s pictures are a celebration of eternal womanhood and fecundity of nature.

The North American Indian
1904 — 1924

Edward S. Curtis shows us an ancient way of life that is about to vanish. And after that the wisdom will be forever lost.

Robert Venosa
Timeless vistas of inner realities

New York City born, Robert Venosa was transported into the world of fine art in the late 60’s after having…

Kevin Lucbert
worlds in between blue lines

Kevin Lucbert draws doors into parallel universes. And he mostly uses the color blue, which obviously fits to DOP. It…

Jacque Fresco
The Venus Project

Today I picked up one of my favorite books, Island by Aldous Huxley, his radical blueprint for a better world.…

On Yoga
The Architecture of Peace

Michael O’Neill’s quest to capture the essence of yoga spans time, space, and peoples.

Phil Kirkland
The psychedelic textbook solution

Back in the early 1970s, Phil Kirkland created surreal textbook illustrations, mostly for psychology and health books.

in the Wilderness

Filmed mostly on a stationary 16mm camera, this documentary is the modern-day Walden.

Death dances for living people

The western culture is devoid of meaningful rituals that help you grow through the stages of life. I think that’s the reason why I’m so fascinated when I find it in other cultures.

Art meets Science and Spirituality
in a changing Economy

Artists, scientists, spiritual leaders and economists gathered in Amsterdam in 1990 to explore the emerging paradigm of a holistic world view and the implications for a global economy.

Constantin Brâncuşi
The Serenity of Essence

When I look at the sculptures of Constantin Brâncuşi I feel a deep serenity. It is the revelation of the…

DOP Mixtape #1
The Ideal is Unreal

This is the first DOP mixtape, my very personal selection of music that stood the test of time.

The Century of the Self
Death by Propaganda

This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.

Judy Chicago
Visualizing Birth

Judy Chicago has continued to make art a vehicle for intellectual transformation and social change and to women’s right to engage in the highest level of art production.

Terence McKenna
The Transcendental Object At The End Of Time

This is a three and a half hour documentary for every McKenna lover.

Storm Thorgerson
Taken by Storm

Thorgerson’s metaphorical language to me feels like as if Magritte would have been into photography instead of painting.

Utopian Erotic

Dive into a lush erotic jungle of entangled bodies and divine pleasures.

Henry David Thoreau
Walden, or Life in the Woods

“The American literature doesn’t have a more beautiful and more profound book than Walden” commented Hermann Hesse. And I knew…

Andy Goldsworthy
Working With Time

Goldsworthy is at play with the relentless flow of the elements, forming fragile and temporary moments in time.

Aldous Huxley
The Gravity of Light

This film from 1997 pays homage to Aldous Huxley, the seer who was nearly blind. His cultural criticism and social prophecy still remind us of great dangers and infinite potentials.

Pedro Friedeberg
Architect of patterns

Pedro Friedeberg and Frida Kahlo were the only two Mexican artists recognized by Andre Breton as part of the Surrealist movement.

Ben Roberts
Expired trips into the blue

Ben Roberts creates photographic contemplations of rural Japan with an unique artistic signature.

David Attenborough
The Tribal Eye

This series from 1975 takes us on a journey around the world to reveal the making and use of tribal art in some of the few places on earth where the traditions are intact.

Pavel Tchelitchew
Bodies seen and unseen

Pavel Tchelitchew clearly was a seer of the unseen, a true visionary artist.

Michael Ackerman
End Time City

End Time City is Michael Ackerman’s radical portrayal of the Indian city of Benares, the holy City of Light on the shore of the Ganges.

Wim Hof
The Inner fire beyond the cold

Wim Hof is a modern-day yogi, a teacher of self-empowerment — not a stuntman.

Dan McPharlin
Future past or past future

Dan McPharlin is deeply interested in exploring distant worlds.