This artwork GAIAN ENTELECHY is a tribute to this emerging visionary culture. It is a representation of the Earth spirit, of a noble consciousness that exists within the natural world. The Earth is alive. And we are a part of it.
Sacred art connects and integrates wisdom lines and knowledge traditions across space and time. It performs this through a traditionalism, an honoring of its antecedents, its elders, its generational progression, the creative gnostic flame passed from master to apprentice : sometimes directly, sometimes through distant strands of inter-connectivity.
The “sacred plants”, which are often called hallucinogens and psychedelics, have played important roles in ancient and contemporary societies, evoking powerful spiritual, emotional, social and cognitive reactions. Their importance for humanity is attested to by findings in many areas.
May this sacred art expand our vision of how we are connected to each other, Mother Earth and Great spirit. May we free our mind of all self accepted or socially imposed limitations, allowing our Spirits to delve more deeply into the realms of dream, divine possibility, and childlike wonder
Satty was a legendary collage artist from San Francisco’s psychedelic era known for his psychedelic posters and book illustrations.
From the forges of the far western wing of the Elvish Nation in Canadia, comes an innovative new incarnation of the galactik trading card oracle complex.
The artist cannot realize that the problem is in the art system, which still acts as a hidden tool of the Cultural war, passing off a genuine Soviet-style of the “Planning economics” as the “Free market” of Capitalism.
The artist’s life may seem to be unfolding like an archetypal legend where dreams and events are interwoven in a perfect dance. The core of these visions is an ordered and centered life with intentions of understanding and integrity. The visionary art that comes from this base is what we also call “contemporary sacred art”.
Ritual can also be seen as a material ‘scaffolding’ that facilitates movement through immaterial informational fields (what Jung could call the collective unconscious). This scaffolding is deliberately designed to facilitate one or more of the natural (inherent in all human consciousness and culture) processes of change.
Lila is proud to present this excellent overview of visionary art by Rob Percival. “Fuchs speaks elusively of “a secret art whose traces I have discovered with almost all people and cultures, but also in nature itself, there where the primeval world appears.” The nucleus of this secret art is a shared grammar, ‘ein verschollener Stil’, … this secret grammar is the unifying factor that underpins the bewildering diversity of the genre.”
The worlds visited by the shaman, the seer, the sibyl, and the prophet are all outposts of the mundus imaginalis. But this imaginal world is also produced through the labor of traditional sacred artists, who have incarnated these visions in the mythic maps, sacred geometries, and iconographies of tribes and cultures the world over.
The intention of this study is to demonstrate the occurrence of mystical experience in the English Romantic and American Transcendental literary traditions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The characteristics of this phenomenon are explored and identified in the analysis and their influence is assessed
In visions and visionary art we often witness a sensibility that is not really a conventional beauty. It may be elegant, enchanting, intricate, but it challenges rather than succours us, it does not key into sentimentalised or strictly culture bound notions of beauty, but touches upon the ‘full cycle’.
In many of Sukhi Barber’s enthralling pieces the human form is a catalyst for exploring such themes as immateriality, metamorphosis, and transcendence.
Cosm, Journal of Visionary Culture, is an emanation of the ritual intention of the Cosm community, established by Alex and Allyson Grey and their mandala of allies. It has become one of the most important publications for showcasing artwork and philosophy associated with visionary art.
As a manifestation of this emerging culture, an Alpine eco-village in Italy will become the backdrop this summer to the 4th annual gathering of Visionary artists, creating a space in which the artists can collaborate, share visions and techniques of the sacred, and re-vision the global matrix.
The painting of Agostino Arrivabene are steeped in the archetypal wisdoms and depths found in classical and ancient mythology. Painting is a precision instrument in order to explore that which is not cognizable through science and rationality.
We welcome you to join us in creating this art culture media vehicle which we believe will help affirm, strengthen and promote your work alongside our growing global community of visionary artists to a wider ring of the World Community.
David Hewsen’s unique artwork carries within it the heart and beauty of the Amazon Jungle, in which he lives, and its inhabitants: plants, animals, people and mythological beings alike.
An illustrated guide to our journey on earth. The Original is 120cm * 200cm | acrylics on canvas