Selvesportrait
A Remembrance of Beauty

The person behind the name Selvesportrait is a nomadic seeker, a nature worshipper and a naked mirror to the infinite beauty.

Planetary Healers Manual
Survival into the 21st Century

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.

Peter Birkhäuser
Light from the Darkness

Few artists have so powerfully evoked the uncanny otherness of the unconscious like Swiss artist Peter Birkhäuser.

Alexis Pichot
Nocturnal Rites of Passage

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.

Irene Hardwicke Olivieri
Rewilding the Heart

Her paintings speak to us with such a refreshing immediacy, reminding us how wild it is to be alive.

Levon Biss
The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits

Each picture reveals minute features and textures that are normally invisible to the naked eye.

Julia Turk
Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea

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.

Marcelo Pinel
Cyber Mystic Garden

A laboratory in constant change, a small museum of desires and dreams that amuse the inner child.

Kaljo Põllu
Eternity, Heaven and Earth

Like a deep well evoking forgotten concepts about origins, belonging, and the presence of spiritual forces in the world.

Wolfgang Hutter
Unquenched Desires and the Big Fear

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.

Loie Hollowell
Maternal Embodiment

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.

Isamu Noguchi
Playscapes

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
Summit of the Soul

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.

Híbridos
The Spirits of Brazil

A poetic and cinematic research into spirituality and its music in Brazil by Priscilla Telmon & Vincent Moon.

Adrian Fisk
Until The Last Oak Falls

A book of unseen photographs documenting the early days of the British direct action environmental movement from 1995—1999.

Hamzeh Carr
The Light of Asia

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.

Gage Taylor
The Holy Grove

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.

David Jien
The Tale of the Inner Struggle

The narrative drawings reflect the eternal human struggle for the right path in life, alongside our demons.

Alexis R.
Embroidery of Autonomy

A few hours ago I found this woman sitting on the floor near the marketplace of a small town in Southern France.

Pierre Verger
Black Gods in Exile

From detached gaze to initiatory knowledge: Verger is a true messenger between worlds.

DOP Mixtape II
Nothing Lasts but
Nothing is Lost

This is a little gift in remembrance of an unsanitized rave culture, that is so much more than mere escapism.

Ithell Colquhoun
Psychomorphologies

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
A Sensuous World

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.

Becoming
The Genesis of Life

The first stages of embryonic development are roughly the same for all animals, including humans.

Claudia Andujar
The Yanomami Struggle

Andujar’s legacy is a shining example of art and activism coming together as one.

Arno Rafael Minkkinen
Body Land

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.

William Blake
The Book of Job as an Encounter with the Self

A numinous, archetypal event that can lead to enhanced consciousness and is therefore crucial to the psyche of modern man.

Dying to Know
The Mystical World

This book is leading you on travels in a mysterious and visionary world.

Ama
Women of the Sea

The term Ama literally means ‘women of the sea’, as women were always the preferred divers in Japan.

Philip Kirkland
Energy Ecstasy and your Seven Vital Chakras

There is already another post about Philip Kirkland but these images I’ve just found deserve to stand alone.

Agnes Pelton
Desert Visionary

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.

Charles Burchfield
The Shimmer of Nature

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.

The Last Honey Hunter
of Nepal

Deep and dark, this film glides through a misty world of forest spirits, dreams, and psychotropic honey.

Johfra Bosschart
Unio Mystica

Surrealism based on studies of psychology, religion, the Bible, astrology, antiquity, magic, witchcraft, mythology and occultism.

Bryan Haynes
Above the Beyond

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.

Christopher Alexander
The Timeless Way of Building

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.

Stanley Keleman
Emotional Anatomy

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
Behold! The Fall of Man

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
The Opulence of Demise

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
New Visions in Thangkas

Orgyan Chopel translates cryptic Buddhism into a simplified language of symbols, easier to understand and accept.

The Media-Shaman Manifesto

The following manifesto is a testimony of an awakened youth movement realizing its power. Born from the European rave culture…

Simen Johan
Until The Kingdom Comes

The images of Simen Johan speak to me because of their perfection, showing us the animal kingdom in a supernatural…

Nine Eyes
Stranger Than Fiction

The neutral gaze of the machine is becoming an ever-present reality, recording all those moments previously lost in time.

Bruce Ricker
Primordial Splendor

The painter has a language which translates meaning to the viewer beyond that which the viewer’s experience can give.

Tim Flach
More Than Human

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
(M)otherworlds

Rajni Perera paints a vibrant sci-fi universe ruled by hybrid deities, demons, and powerful black heroines.

Jonathan Zawada
Metamathemagical

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.

Walter Russell
In the Wave lies the Secret of Creation

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.

Hamid Sardar
Shamans & Hunters of Mongolia

“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.”

Chris Bryan
Mocean

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.

Rebel Wisdom
Sensemaking in the Time of Chaos

Rebel Wisdom uncovers the most rebellious ideas in philosophy, human potential and transcendence to find direction through the chaos of the time.

Klea McKenna
Automatic Earth

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.

Daniel Stier
Ways Of Knowing

A personal project exploring the real world of scientific research. Not the stainless steel surfaces bathed in purple light, but real people in their basements working on selfbuilt contraptions

María Medem
Dancing between Earth and Sky

A perfect summer night and the mental state of being truly present to the current moment in time.

Enchanted Embodiment
and Ashtanga Yoga

Or what being present means to me. And why I practice Ashtanga Yoga.

De Es Schwertberger
Heavy Light

Over more than fifty years of creating, Schwertberger’s themes and painting style evolve continuously. The path led from a figurative fantastic realism to an almost abstract, process-like creative flow.

Tintin
Coming of Age

I grew up with Tintin and I just realized how formative Hergé’s ‘ligne claire’ was for me. His distinct visual…

Metamorphosis
Chaos, Creativity and Imagination

A trialogue on chaos and the world soul, featuring Terence McKenna, Rupert Sheldrake, Ralph Abraham – three brilliant minds sharing their views on life and the structure of reality.

Emil Bisttram
And the Transcendental Painting Group

These seekers of the inner spirit in outer things, wanted to carry painting beyond the appearance of the physical world.

Linda Westin
Illuminated Dendrology

These portraits of the woods are influenced by imaging neuroscience. Especially the colors are reminiscent of the artist’s experience with fluorescence microscopy.

Sabin Bălaşa
Dreams of Eternal Blue

Bălaşa paints a unique universe, full of archetypal figures and metaphysical themes. He called it Cosmic Romanticism.

Hasui Kawase
The Quality of Light

Especially the persistent interest in depicting light characterizes the dreamlike atmosphere in the woodblock prints of Hasui Kawase

Seeds
Time Capsules of Life

Seeds are the most complex organs produced by plants, capable of traveling space and time to ensure the biodiversity of our planet.

Walter Spies
The Edge of Heaven

The image of Bali as a place of great physical beauty laced with a mysterious spirituality has its origins in the works of a small circle of bohemian expats in the 1930, of whom Spies was the most influential.