I hope that I’m starting to play in that space between conventional ideas of what a human should be and what a human could be.
Photojournalist Sebastião Salgado traveled the Brazilian Amazon for six years to document the unfathomable wonder of this last frontier. The forest, the rivers, the mountains, and the people who live there.
Her vibrant nature scenes convey a sense of the divine in nature and are reminiscent of the Transcendental Painting Group.
After a tumultuous life, often in conflict with the law, including periods in psychiatric hospitals, the founding of a sect and practicing as a fortune teller and healer, he began to draw at the age of 57.
I think it is fair to say that Pete Mauney is obsessed with photographing fireflies. For more than twenty years he finds solace in his nocturnal wanderings and an inexhaustible challenge for the next interesting composition.
Cameron was an American artist, poet, actress, and occultist who emerged as a key figure in the California counterculture movement in the 1950s and 60s.
Apocalyptic landscapes imbued with an ominous presence, that reminds me of the frailty of everything we deem safe and irrefutable.
Lloyd Kahn is arguably the most influential pioneer of the DIY building movement that emerged in the 1960s.
His buildings are nothing less than an exuberant act of self-expression by Bolivia’s long-marginalized indigenous majority.
Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) was a Spanish neuroscientist and pathologist who is considered the father of modern neuroscience.
David Uzochukwu (born 1998) is an Austrian-Nigerian artist engaging with longing and belonging through (self) portraiture. He uses photography and…
Sophy Hollington is a Brighton-based illustrator who has made a name for herself through her unique take on futuristic folklore realized in linocut.
The following drawings are taken from the Wurzelatlas, a book series that began in 1960 and is regarded as the standard work on root research.
She describes her work as an ongoing exploration without rules and conventions, inspired by the desire to live.
The person behind the name Selvesportrait is a nomadic seeker, a nature worshipper and a naked mirror to the infinite beauty.
This book is a New Age classic but just one of many publications in the same spirit springing from the counterculture of the late 1960s.
Few artists have so powerfully evoked the uncanny otherness of the unconscious like Swiss artist Peter Birkhäuser.
The long-time exposures Alexis brings back from his solitary immersions into the night reflect a desire for stillness, to retrieve a timeless meaning lost to modern man.
Her paintings speak to us with such a refreshing immediacy, reminding us how wild it is to be alive.
Each picture reveals minute features and textures that are normally invisible to the naked eye.
I have always been drawn to things I found suggestive but couldn’t understand. The tarot is such a theme that speaks to my imagination but I can’t explain what it really is.
A laboratory in constant change, a small museum of desires and dreams that amuse the inner child.
Like a deep well evoking forgotten concepts about origins, belonging, and the presence of spiritual forces in the world.
Wolfgang Hutter was clearly gifted with an exceptional receptivity to feel the call of beauty and the creative power to translate it back into form.
Her body of work is an expression of her sensuality as a woman going through the different stages of pregnancy from conception to birth to motherhood.
Noguchi fought for the reintegration of the arts toward some purposeful and social end, and nowhere was this more apparent than in its playground designs.
Lawren Harris was born into one of Canada’s wealthiest families and was destined for a life in aristocratic circles, yet he always felt more at home in the great outdoors.
A poetic and cinematic research into spirituality and its music in Brazil by Priscilla Telmon & Vincent Moon.
A book of unseen photographs documenting the early days of the British direct action environmental movement from 1995—1999.
The Light of Asia is a famous narrative poem that tells the life and time of Prince Gautama Siddhartha, who after attaining enlightenment, became the Buddha.
His meticulously rendered landscapes suggest a nostalgia for Eden and the availability of peace and joy through an expanded awareness of the beauty inherent in the land.
The narrative drawings reflect the eternal human struggle for the right path in life, alongside our demons.
A few hours ago I found this woman sitting on the floor near the marketplace of a small town in Southern France.
From detached gaze to initiatory knowledge: Verger is a true messenger between worlds.
This is a little gift in remembrance of an unsanitized rave culture, that is so much more than mere escapism.
After decades of neglect, the British artist and writer Ithell Colquhoun is finally recognized as one of the most exciting and creative occult thinkers of the 20th century.
Klaudia B. Lewandowski is a photographer and creator of visual poetry, based in Berlin. She looks at the world through the eyes of a curious child, collecting sticks and stones and flowers along the way.
The first stages of embryonic development are roughly the same for all animals, including humans.
Andujar’s legacy is a shining example of art and activism coming together as one.
For more than forty years, Arno Rafael Minkkinen has been photographing his body immersed in nature. What you see happening in the image happened in front of the lens.
A numinous, archetypal event that can lead to enhanced consciousness and is therefore crucial to the psyche of modern man.
This book is leading you on travels in a mysterious and visionary world.
The term Ama literally means ‘women of the sea’, as women were always the preferred divers in Japan.
There is already another post about Philip Kirkland but these images I’ve just found deserve to stand alone.
Agnes Lawrence Pelton (1881–1961) was a member of the Transcendental Painting Group, dedicated to the principles of creating and promoting a pure abstract painting style imbued with spiritual intent.
Burchfield’s nature scenes strike me as among the most experiential art I know, as he’s able to put you right into his synesthetic experience of nature.
Deep and dark, this film glides through a misty world of forest spirits, dreams, and psychotropic honey.
Surrealism based on studies of psychology, religion, the Bible, astrology, antiquity, magic, witchcraft, mythology and occultism.
Bryan Haynes’ ability to portray trees in an otherworldly light speaks to me in the most visceral way. It awakens a memory I carry within, of another kind of seeing.
To seek the timeless way we must first know the quality without a name. There is a central quality which is the root criterion of life and spirit in a man, a town, a building, or a wilderness.
This seminal book by Stanley Keleman explores the notion that physical human shape is interrelated with one’s emotional and psychological reality — mapping the geometry of somatic consciousness.
Stanisław Szukalski’s strong nationalistic affinity, coupled with a megalomaniac self-image made him the priest of a nation, that was to hail him the greatest of living artists.
Franciszek Starowieyski liked to think of himself as a draftsman from the 17th century. The lushness of form and erotic exuberance is truly Baroque.
Orgyan Chopel translates cryptic Buddhism into a simplified language of symbols, easier to understand and accept.
The following manifesto is a testimony of an awakened youth movement realizing its power. Born from the European rave culture…
The images of Simen Johan speak to me because of their perfection, showing us the animal kingdom in a supernatural…
The neutral gaze of the machine is becoming an ever-present reality, recording all those moments previously lost in time.
The painter has a language which translates meaning to the viewer beyond that which the viewer’s experience can give.
We can begin to sense that we are animals too, just one experiment among countless others, shaped in reciprocity with a living world. At first, we might see otherness, but eventually, we can recognize another person staring back at us.
Rajni Perera paints a vibrant sci-fi universe ruled by hybrid deities, demons, and powerful black heroines.
On these grounds, all perception is a gamble. A meta-level is always just around the corner, and Zawada’s hyperreal imagery is a vivid glimpse into an expanded perceptual bandwidth.
Russell was a visionary — painter, sculptor, architect, musician, and author. But he had no background in science. His cosmogony is based on a revelatory event he experienced at the age of fifty.
“We exist in relation to three things: The forest, wild animals, and our ancestor spirits. Once we lose the connection to these things, we invite demons to take hold of our destiny.”
Watching this video, I felt captured by a primal feeling of awe. One of these rare moments when we glimpse how inconceivably vast and powerful this reality is.