A primal heart still beats in Europe. Rural people all over the continent kept the connection to nature’s rhythm and celebrate the seasonal cycle. They invoke death but bestow fertile life.
To me the main characteristics that constitute the human condition are plasticity and the tendency to repeat.
Karolina’s mission is the transmutation of reality, her work far more than mere adornment — she weaves the umbilical thread that reminds us of dimensions we have just forgotten about.
This little chapter from The Center of the Cyclone by John C. Lilly turned out to be a piece of wisdom that stood the test of time.
The synchronicity of discovering Esther Teichmann at this moment in my life is striking. I am surrounded by lush nature and the promise of the unknown speaks to me beyond language.
The Adventurous Spark aka TAS is an Austrian 3D artist specialized in live visuals and mapping for psytrance festivals.
There is a small group of painters who are able to invoke nature’s serene magic. Isono is one of them and his love for the forest is very tangible.
A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don’t realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
Reisewitz’ photographs, most of all large formats, explore the changing relation of the city and the countryside in a period of feverish economic development.
Robert Beatty’s artworks are exceptionally peculiar and seem impossible to pin down.
Gerhard Riebicke’s photography paved the way for the awakening of the Lebensreform movement in the early 20th century.
Edward James — described by Salvador Dalí as “crazier than all the Surrealists together” — designed a sculptural dream garden that defies any architectural label.
I’m aware of Ana Noble and her life at the navel of the moon (Mexico City) since I discovered her flickr stream many years ago.
The ancient art of wayfinding is an almost forgotten skill once common throughout the Pacific.
The art of dying, the experience of letting go all that is known is almost forgotten in our culture.
For seven thousand years, the Selk’nam, Yamana and Kawésqar people inhabited the forbidding archipelago of Southern Patagonia.
Gazing up into the kaleidoscopic worlds of these Iranian mosque ceilings invokes a feeling of transcendental glory.
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’s pictures are a celebration of eternal womanhood and fecundity of nature.
Edward S. Curtis shows us an ancient way of life that is about to vanish. And after that the wisdom will be forever lost.
New York City born, Robert Venosa was transported into the world of fine art in the late 60’s after having…
Kevin Lucbert draws doors into parallel universes. And he mostly uses the color blue, which obviously fits to DOP. It…
Today I picked up one of my favorite books, Island by Aldous Huxley, his radical blueprint for a better world.…
Michael O’Neill’s quest to capture the essence of yoga spans time, space, and peoples.
Back in the early 1970s, Phil Kirkland created surreal textbook illustrations, mostly for psychology and health books.
Filmed mostly on a stationary 16mm camera, this documentary is the modern-day Walden.
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.
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.
When I look at the sculptures of Constantin Brâncuşi I feel a deep serenity. It is the revelation of the…
This is the first DOP mixtape, my very personal selection of music that stood the test of time.
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 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.
This is a three and a half hour documentary for every McKenna lover.
Thorgerson’s metaphorical language to me feels like as if Magritte would have been into photography instead of painting.
Dive into a lush erotic jungle of entangled bodies and divine pleasures.
“The American literature doesn’t have a more beautiful and more profound book than Walden” commented Hermann Hesse. And I knew…
Goldsworthy is at play with the relentless flow of the elements, forming fragile and temporary moments in time.
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 and Frida Kahlo were the only two Mexican artists recognized by Andre Breton as part of the Surrealist movement.
Ben Roberts creates photographic contemplations of rural Japan with an unique artistic signature.
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 clearly was a seer of the unseen, a true visionary artist.
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 is a modern-day yogi, a teacher of self-empowerment — not a stuntman.
Dan McPharlin is deeply interested in exploring distant worlds.
The presentation of love as as a skill that can be taught and developed is all the more important for modern humans alienated from each other and from nature.
I love Benoit Paillé’s unusual and sensationally effective way to work with light and color.
Indulging in the aimless activity of watching the ephemeral beauty of clouds can enrich your life. Realize we don’t live beneath the sky, we live within it.
J. D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere’s work captures the intersection of cultural tradition and personal expression.
Beneath our everyday world there is a miniature universe of cells, trillions of tiny worlds, unseen and beautiful. This is the machinery of life and it never rests!
Alexander Shulgin’s lab books were scanned in 2007 and made available online.
This film is about people who set forth to fully experience life. To shed the false shell and to return home.
The ancient and the yet unseen echoes through these arabesque hyper realms, with an almost hallucinatory effect.
Critical thinking in regard to technology isn’t overworked these days and it can’t hurt to reconsider our current course and if it is leading us towards a prosperous future.
Why is it that looking at an open body causes such revulsion?
In June 2015 Google engineers released a couple of images that caused a stir for everyone who’s able to grasp…
Keith Rankin is responsible for the sublime artwork of Orange Milk Records.
Capturing the fleeting moments of a wave’s journey to dissipation, Australian photographer Ray Collins feels more at home floating in…
Be warned, looking into somebody else’s eyes might never be the same again after seeing the following pictures.
Kirlian believed that images created by Kirlian Photography might depict a conjectural energy field or aura, that surrounds all living things.
Symbolika is a visionary illustrator who explores the fractal, geometrical and spiritual nature of the psychedelic experience.
In 1990, a BBC1 documentary film brought global attention to a remote South American people, the Kogi of Colombia, who…
The skin of another is as cryptic as the vastness of the heavens above. But we try to find meaning, with celestial maps of heavenly bodies.
Renzo Martens’ Enjoy Poverty is one of the most provocative films that have been circulating the art world since its release in 2009.