Charles Fréger
Europe’s Wild Men

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.

Thoughts on
Plasticity & Repetition

To me the main characteristics that constitute the human condition are plasticity and the tendency to repeat.

Karolina Daria Flora
Weaver of umbilical thread

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.

John C. Lilly
Of Mountains and Molehills

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.

Esther Teichmann
The dark viscosity of paradise

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.

TAS
DMT fluorescence out of the dark

The Adventurous Spark aka TAS is an Austrian 3D artist specialized in live visuals and mapping for psytrance festivals.

Hirō Isono
Into the Depths of the sacred Forest

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.

All watched over by
machines of loving grace

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.

Caio Reisewitz
The Changing Brazilian Landscape

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
Keep it surreal

Robert Beatty’s artworks are exceptionally peculiar and seem impossible to pin down.

Gerhard Riebicke
Ways to Strength and Beauty

Gerhard Riebicke’s photography paved the way for the awakening of the Lebensreform movement in the early 20th century.

Las Pozas
de Edward James

Edward James — described by Salvador Dalí as “crazier than all the Surrealists together” — designed a sculptural dream garden that defies any architectural label.

Ana Noble
Third Eye Visions

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.

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
Island

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.

Alone
in the Wilderness

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

Makishi
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.

Alphachanneling
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.

Erich Fromm
The Art Of Loving

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.

Benoit Paillé
Nightscapes wrapped in color

I love Benoit Paillé’s unusual and sensationally effective way to work with light and color.

The Cloud Appreciation Society

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
Sculptures for a day

J. D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere’s work captures the intersection of cultural tradition and personal expression.

David S. Goodsell
The Machinery of Life

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!

Sasha Shulgin’s
Notebooks and lab records

Alexander Shulgin’s lab books were scanned in 2007 and made available online.

Icaros
One who set forth
to learn what being alive was

This film is about people who set forth to fully experience life. To shed the false shell and to return home.

Brenna Murphy
Resonant hyper objects

The ancient and the yet unseen echoes through these arabesque hyper realms, with an almost hallucinatory effect.

The Net
The Unabomber, LSD and the Internet

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.

Alexey Kashpersky
The uncanny body

Why is it that looking at an open body causes such revulsion?

DeepDream
Algorithmic pareidolia
And the hallucinatory code of perception

In June 2015 Google engineers released a couple of images that caused a stir for everyone who’s able to grasp…

Keith Rankin
Half child Half ancient

Keith Rankin is responsible for the sublime artwork of Orange Milk Records.

Ray Collins
The irresistible force

Capturing the fleeting moments of a wave’s journey to dissipation, Australian photographer Ray Collins feels more at home floating in…

Suren Manvelyan
Your Beautiful Eyes

Be warned, looking into somebody else’s eyes might never be the same again after seeing the following pictures.

Kirlian Photography
The blaze of the force

Kirlian believed that images created by Kirlian Photography might depict a conjectural energy field or aura, that surrounds all living things.

Symbolika
Made in Trance

Symbolika is a visionary illustrator who explores the fractal, geometrical and spiritual nature of the psychedelic experience.

Aluna
The Elder Brother’s Warning

In 1990, a BBC1 documentary film brought global attention to a remote South American people, the Kogi of Colombia, who…

Pierre Radisic
Heavenly Bodies

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

Renzo Martens’ Enjoy Poverty is one of the most provocative films that have been circulating the art world since its release in 2009.