Vaka Valo’s ongoing ‘Dream Diary’ series brilliantly repurposes schematic illustrations scanned from instruction manuals and turns them into unsettling nightmares. He achieves a dreamlike other-worldliness only reached by few artists. Especially Toshio Saeki evokes a similar feeling in me, although using more explicit images.
This account from lalaland is beautifully bridging the gap between science and spirituality to open up our perception of the world.
Hans Bellmer was a photographer, sculptor, printmaker, painter and writer.
In april this year I went to peru for a month. The reason for this trip was my recently wakened…
I’m just realizing that many people don’t know Aldous Huxley‘s classic book about his experiences with mescaline. It’s years ago since I read it myself but I think the title is a brilliant metaphor for the psychedelic experience.
Automatic Earth refers to what I see as a ‘blue print’ that exists within nature; a plan within each organism to automatically generate a particular form or pattern that is then, inevitably flawed.
These are the insights of one night in september 2011. It’s straight from the heart as I felt it back then. I think it’s worth sharing.
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.
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.
The fantastic Marina Abramović wants to share her legacy with the world. It’s all her knowledge condensed into a method — The Abramović Method.
I hesitated to make this post because what it reveals is a rather weird presentation of human desire. But ultimately…
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.
Michael O’Neill’s quest to capture the essence of yoga spans time, space, and peoples.
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.
Heinz Edelmann‘s illustrations really made a lasting impression on me as a child. His distinct style seemed all-around and I remember one picture book in particular.
I’m absolutely mesmerized by Jordan Kasey‘s paintings. Her color scheme and softness of shapes and light have a dazzling effect…
Dive into a lush erotic jungle of entangled bodies and divine pleasures.
Rabuzin found the utmost simplicity, concision and perfection in the sphere and the circle, which were to become his symbols of the absolute, symbols of completeness.
Thorgerson’s metaphorical language to me feels like as if Magritte would have been into photography instead of painting.
I had an experience that still resonates and vibrates deep within me. If I can keep just a mere afterglow alive, I will be a changed man.