Leonora Carrington, a British-born Surrealist and onetime romantic partner of Max Ernst whose paintings depicted women and half-human beasts floating in a dreamscape of images drawn from myth, folklore, religious ritual and the occult, died on Wednesday in Mexico City, where she lived. She was 94.
An incredible new visionary media manifestation – highly recommended for those inspired by visionary arts and culture – features art from Oleg Korolev and my article on the Global Visionary Movement has art from Daniel Mirante, Amanda Sage, David Heskin, Aloria Weaver, Satoshi Sakamoto, Patricia Van Lubeck, Yuko Shiizaki, Isabela Hartz, Julio Hurtado, Andy Thomas, and Edward Mwaura Ndekere.
Purchase at http://ic.earthrites.org/
From the sacred corridors and mystical passageways
patterning our planet, the cosmos, and the imaginal worlds within us
there are visions of divine beauty and wonderous splendor
and from the sparks of these visions
shimmering reflections, lessons and guiding signs
that can help us along our path
In the spirit of divine creative play
Lila correspondent Delvin
is stationed in the CoSM media lab in upstate New York
helping to craft a conscious media vehicle for sharing sacred,
visionary and fantastic works with
a wider ring of the World Community
We are exciting to be able to feature visionary painters like
Anderson Debernardi, Robert Beer, Hanalisa Omer, Ingo Swann and Lowry
and visionary thinkers like
Deepak Chopra, Grandmother Flordemayo, Graham Hancock, Jose Arguelles
and the Brothers Mckenna
amidst a huge selection of other artists and activists.
In order to make this new volume happen we need to raise basic
printing and design costs through space sponsorships
if you are inspired to participate
your support would be greatly appreciated in helping to activate this
global visionary media vehicle
as a special incentive for painters, digital artists, photographers,
sculptors, and glass blowers
along with galleries and arts organizations
we have created the ‘Cosmic Gallery’
a unique opportunity to share your work with a wider circle of the
this sponsored space is offered at 50% less cost than previously
and includes mailing participants a new Journal as soon as it is
Designed like a regular spread of the Journal and not appearing like
the cosmic gallery already includes incredible work from around the
world include amazing visionaries like Brigid Marlin, Carey Thompson,
Lindy Kehoe, Chris Dyer, Ciaran Shaman, and Melissa Shemanna
You can see more details, sizes and prices which start at only $100 if
you follow this link :
the new volume will have both a hardcopy version distributed through
our global network
and an online version with clickable links that will help it to travel
through the global media streams
able to share your work with a wide web of art collectors,
aficionados, galleries, and arts organizations
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
contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Delvin and Marisa
Allyson and Alex Grey
Valum Votan/Jose Arguelles has made his passage.
His seminal work, The Transformative Vision: Reflections on the Nature and History of Human Expression, understands the transformation of human consciousness through history from the perspective of visual art, and is a major contribution to (visionary) art history.
“After a short illness, he slipped away in complete peace. We are asking for those who loved him to hold a synchronized vigil and/or ceremony on his behalf at noon (Pacific standard time) on Solar Moon 19, Kin 91. Send him your prayers, light and blessings to continue his spirit journey – and also visualize the rainbow bridge and the Return of Light.”
Highly collectable book by the master of fantastic realism, an inspiration to modern masters like HR Giger, Alex Grey, Maura Holden and Oleg Korolev
“Über Ernst Fuchs. Bilder und Zeichnungen von 1945 – 1976″
(3000 in existence) on the Fantastic Realist painter/sculpture/architect Ernst Fuchs. 230 pages b/w and color. Good condition (for a book from 1977) excepting minor scuffs to corner of dust jacket. Language: German
Please send enquires to email@example.com
CHIMERIA : INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS VISIONARIES
23 October to 1 November 2010 – SEDAN
17 nations represented / 63 International artists
The visionary cosmos and plurality of worlds, “Science & Fiction”
For its eighth edition, the International Arts Festival Chimeria visionaries decided to focus its theme and its gaze to the infinite depths of the cosmos. Source of questioning, fantasy and poetry, the universe continues to inspire humanity. We have chosen the year 2010 of interest to us through the cosmos and the interrelationship between science and fertile imagination. The latest research in theoretical physics and astrophysics seem to actually reach the mythologies of old. Claude Levi-Strauss, who died recently had clearly demonstrated the appearance of the famous mythical big-bang physics, notably by comparing the fiat lux of Genesis. Galileo 2010 is the year we wanted to pay tribute to this eminent thinker that some have identified it as the founding father of empirical science. But Galileo was not a clever thinker, he was also a poet, imagining behind the first telescope of the plurality of worlds. Are there any other life elsewhere in the universe? Are there other intelligent creatures on other planets? Are there other levels of reality? Is the universe finite or infinite?
All these issues are becoming central to societal debate. Scientists seek to unravel the mystery of the origin of our universe. The material seems to vanish in the equations still more abstract quantum physicists. The material becomes information, language. Again science meets myth, the beginning was the Word! In the early twentieth century quantum physics has inspired abstract art and cubism. The relationship between artists and scientists has always been very dense and intense. Influencing each other in turn. The authors of science fiction, and the filmmakers have also provided guidance for areas of science. How can we not think here in 2001 by Stanley Kubrick. The sci-fi films like the recent James Cameron’s Avatar has captivated the attention of millions of viewers.
Today the cinema is the best representative of the fusion between science and fantasy. The image and representation have become the ontological structure of our contemporary reality. Because the word is said! it’s all about performances. The Universe of physicists, as well as the myths of old are representations of reality. Designing the world is creating it! Thus scientists and artists express their art to make worlds.
Programme 2010 Festival CHIMERIA
For more information, please contact:
Tel. +33 3 24 26 84 14
romuald.leterrier @ wanadoo.fr
Tel. Thirty-three thirty-two fourteen 3 24 91
marylene.leterrier @ orange.fr
The fourth annual Women’s Visionary Congress (WVC) will take place from October 22 – 24, 2010 at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) Earthrise Retreat Center, near Petaluma, California. The 2010 WVC will feature thirty visionary women healers, scholars, activists and artists who study consciousness and altered states.
Presenters at the 2010 Women’s Congress include visionary artist Martina Hoffmann, Marsha Rosenbaum of the Drug Policy Alliance, ritualist Nicki Scully, researcher Alicia Danforth and psychedelic voyager Carolyn (Mountain Girl) Garcia. There will be special appearances by Kat Harrison and Ann and Sasha Shulgin. Please check our website for the latest list of speakers.
WVC supports the transfer of knowledge among women who apply the insights of their research and spiritual path. We gather on beautiful land in Northern California to renew our community of adventurers and visionaries. The 2010 WVC special Saturday discussion is Sex and Psychedelics: Limbic Resonance and Deep Thrills.
The WVC is a benefit for the V Fund that makes grants to support the work of visionary women. Tickets are $325 which includes a $75 annual membership to the Women’s Visionary Council, the nonprofit organization that organizes the WVC. Ticket price covers all presentations, meals and comfortable lodging for three days and two nights. Day tickets to the event are $100 and can be purchased on site.
The WVC welcomes interested women and men to join us as we create a temporary community, talk, dance, eat delicious food and participate in a series of conversations with wise women. We look forward to seeing you there.
For ticket information please contact Natalie Engber at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 707 489 8877. Tickets may also be purchased via PayPal through a link on the WVC registration page. If you cannot join us at the WVC this year, please consider becoming a visionary patron and purchasing a ticket for a woman who could not otherwise attend.
After 20 years of work, Ernst Fuchs has finished the murals in The Apocalypse Chapel, Klagenfurt, Austria.
Professor Ernst Fuchs, born 13th Febuary, 1930, in Vienna, is one of the most important representatives of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism. This movement is not a trend of the times, but is a manifestation of the enduring thread of sacred art. Ernst Fuchs has been responsible for inspiring further generations of artists to pursue representing their gnosis through painting.
The Apocalypse Chapel in Klagenfurt was commissioned by Monseignor Marcus Mairitsch. Ernst Fuchs has slowly developed a world of incredible and powerful imagery upon its walls, depicting John’s Book of Revelation. Approximately 160 square meters of oil painting greet the viewer here, beautiful views into the world of the unconscious and archetypal, the sublime heights and depths of our world.
“How long I’ve been working on it? I think now it is 22 years.” says Fuchs. “It is my masterpiece.” Fuchs says of the chapel mural and the “Last Supper” also hanging there, “I had resigned myself to the thought that I would complete them both that so too my life would come to an end; or rather a new life would begin. There is no death. … An end is always the beginning of something entirely new.”
The Chapel of St.Egid, Klagenfurt
Laurence Caruana’s Homepage
Leo Plaw’s Fantastic Visions
Date: 01 September at 00:00 – 15 September at 23:30
Location: The South of the Crimea (Ukraine). Private hotel with a beautithful view.
The Crimea ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimea ) is extremely popular destination for the tourists. Throughout its great history, the Crimea had seen a great number of the rulers and still bears traces of various cultures and civilizations of the past. Its atmosphere is saturated with the fragrance of the ancient legends of the Olympic gods, amazons, Greeks, Cimmerians, Taurians, Sarmatian, Scythians, Goths and remains here for many thousands years. The gods, as well as the Nature have been incredibly generous to the peninsula. Its fantastic landscapes could take your breath and may challenge the most beautiful views of the world.
Oleg Korolev is working with oil painting for decades, studied and graduated from the Crimean Art College, Painting department; as well as studied the Mische technique with Maestro Ernst Fuchs firsthand in the Apocalypse chapel, St.Egyd Cathedral, Klagenfurt, Austria.
Site of Oleg Korolev http://www.koro-art.com/
Students of the seminar will have the unique opportunity of studying of
every oil painting technique they wish on the private request:
Ala-Prima, Ala-Prima impasto, Mische (Ala-tempera), Ala-Prima+Mische,
Ala-Prima impasto+Mische, Mische+Ala-Prima glazings etc
During of the Seminar period two works will be painted from life on the “Plein air”
1. Still life
2. A nude in a drapery (half-figure).
The students must bring their own oil paints, linseed oil, turpentine
(pinene), brushes ( both: bristle and kolinsky sable), art knife, pallete, a
sketchbook and pencils. One tube of the white color tempera (emulsion).
The Seminar will provide the primed and stretched canvases
( the size is around of 50x60cm or 19.7” x 23.6” inch) as well as the
easels will be given for the time of the Seminar period.
Tuition for the various painting technics includes teaching 6 days per week,
7 hours per day Classes are held 10:00 – 1:00 and 2:00 – 6:00, Mon – Sat.
Your accommodation begins at 1 September and ends at the day of 15
September. The accommodation is in the private hotel, most with 2 people per room.
To reserve your place, you must register with a deposit.
Last date for reservations is August 20st.
Please contact me and I will supply you with the more detailed information
on the seminar costs.
Tuition for the 15 days.
15 nights of accommodation at a private hotel.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Art supplies (easels, canvases).
Visa ( Visa free regime ).
VISA-FREE REGIME has been established for citizens of the following countries:
Principality of Andorra
Principality of Liechtenstein
Principality of Monaco
Republic of Iceland
The Holy See (State of the Vatican City)
The Swiss Confederation
United States of America
Citizens of the above-mentioned countries do not need visas to enter Ukraine or transit through its territory for the period of time of up to 90 days with a valid travel passport.
Visas are still required for citizens who enter Ukraine with the purpose
of employment, permanent residency, study and work at the diplomatic
missions in Ukraine or with any other purpose if they are going to stay
in Ukraine for more than 90 days.
A Plan of the Intensive Painting Seminar:
1 September (arrival) – Ala Prima
2 September – Ala Prima ( finishing)
3 September – Ala Prima Impasto
4 September – Tempera grisaille + Oil glazing
5 September – Weekend (Theory, personal lecturing, advices)
6 September – Ala Prima Impasto ( finishing)
7 September – Mische
8 September – Mische (finishing)
8 A Still life in a personally chosen technique
9 A Still life in a personally chosen technique
10 A Still life in a personally chosen technique (finishing).
11 A half-figure in a personally chosen technique.
13 A half-figure in a personally chosen technique.
14 A half-figure in a personally chosen technique (finishing).
15 September – Weekend (Theory, personal lecturing, advices) (departure)
4 Ways of Oil technique ( plus additional variations).
13 Practice days
2 Theory days
Tuition for the various painting technics includes teaching 6 days per week,
( 7th day – 3 hours of Theory, personal lecturing, advices)
7 hours per day Painting Practice Classes are held 10:00 – 1:00 and 2:00 – 6:00, Mon – Sat.
To take part in the Seminar and reserve your place, as well as ask your
questions, please contact me by e-mail email@example.com
Or by Skype: koro3koro3koro3
lit by the luminous lights of lila
comes a new media fleet
celebrating art culture
and sharing new reflections from
the visionary, surreal, fantastic, imaginal and shamanic art worlds
each shard in the oracle card deck
shares splendor from a different part of the world
expressing a unique and individual vision
and yet all the different visions are threads in a weave
expressing the spirit of the inspired divine imagination
single cards can grace altars and mantles, walls and workplaces,
fridges, lockers and dashboards
groups of cards combine to make microgallerys
complete sets of cards create a syncretic oracle deck
for the first time these cards are available as a subscription
you can have two new cards mailed to you every month for 20 months
the subscription includes limited edition cards from Alex and Allyson
which are not available on the main elvism store
as well as a variety of bonus fleet media
you can subscribe for only as many months as you like for
$5 + stamp cost per month
or get the whole set at a reduced rate
International $88 + stamps = $122
USA $88 + stamps = $110
Canada $88 + stamps = $99
support this non-profit arts initiative today
or contact delvin for more details and other payment options
a blessing of life
In the light of Lila, a full gtc deck set has appeared including the long out of print, limited edition of 100, galactik trading card box sets from 2004. The meta-set containing the box and all other cards in
print is available at www.elfintome.com. This is a fundraiser for the project at this crucial time in its development as a global arts initiative.
Under this auspicious springtime full moon, we are delighted and honored to announce the unveiling of the new Dreaming Co:nexus Arts Co:laboratory website!
After years of anticipation, finally our dreams have come to life.
The new website now features:
~ Online Store!
~ Updated Yoga Art, Healing Art & Collaborative Art Galleries
~ Articles Integrating the Art into a Cultural Context
~ Updated Artist Bios & Links
~ Devotional Art Vigils
and much more..
We are extremely pleased to be working with MyGrafx Printing in Seattle to offer high quality art reproductions on demand!
We wish to express our deepest gratitude to the mythic genius of Kyle Leimetter of Naga Networks for his epic perseverance which has brought this project to life!
We hope you take the opportunity to explore the site in its new form.
There is much more to come, as the galleries are perpetually expanding, and we continue to offer the finest in art reproductions through our new online market.
Thank you for supporting art at its source!
from the artists of Dreaming Co:nexus
A great insight into Mark Ryden’s painterly technique in this time-lapse video :
At this time of transition and ecological crisis, our interwoven human cultures are revitalizing their relationship to the natural world. Our newest creation, Volume 6, focuses on the Human relationship to Nature.
Within its pages is a planetary community of eco-visionaries helping to save our world. This volume features Bee Keeper David Wolfe, Earth Activist Julia Butterfly Hill , Omega Institute CEO Skip Backus, Visionary Author J.P. Harpignies, Raw Food Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, Deep Ecologist John Seed, Eco-Psychologist Ralph Metzner, and Mycologist Paul Stamets. It also includes dedications to the passing of geologian Thomas Berry and eco-art teacher Pablo Amaringo.
This global arts journal shares a garden of visionary nature art from all continents of the world including the likes of Alex and Allyson Grey, Brigid Marlin, Isabela Maria Hartz, Akiko Endo and Mitsuru Nagashima, sculptor Kate Raudenbush, and Being with Flowers Anthony Ward amidst a wide collection of other artworks.
Creative Director and Designer, Marisa Scirocco
Managing Editor, Delvin Solkinson
Chief Editors, Alex and Allyson Grey
8×5 x 5.5 full color, 156 pages
This special magazine, full of visionary art and articles has become a collectors item. Contribute towards creating The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors and to the growth of the Journal by purchasing a copy today!
Purchase direct from http://shop.cosm.org/cosmjournal.aspx
An eco-village in the Italian foot-Alps will become the backdrop to a historical gathering of Visionary artists this summer. Permaculture, Visionary Art & Entheogens – all will intertwine during the 3rd annual Visions in the MischTechnik Painting Seminar in Torri Superiore, Italy.
This year’s seminar promises to be a special event, since Laurence Caruana will be co-teaching with Amanda Sage and Andrew Gonzalez, while being joined by other experienced artists such as David Heskin and Aloria Weaver – not to mention the anticipated 12 – 15 students. Each summer’s gathering has become a creative confluence of talented spirits pursuing their visions in paint.
Laurence Caruana and Amanda Sage, who both worked as assistants to the Viennese master Ernst Fuchs, will be teaching his classical MischTechnik to a new generation of Visionary artists, while Andrew Gonzalez will teach the more modern method of airbrushing.
The three week seminar is held each year in the Italian eco-village of Torri Superiore – a labyrinthine village of spiralling stairs & narrow passages built from the local limestone in 1300. The inhabitants of this small community live in harmony with their environment, practicing permaculture and sustainable living.
The seminar students will become a part of village life – sharing in communal meals prepared from fresh, organic ingredients grown in the surrounding fields. Evenings are spent in creative collaboration & exploration, while weekends include two expeditions: one to Damanhur’s Temples of Humankind, which offer a maze of sculpted & stained-glass chambers dug in the Valchiusella hillside, and one to Ernst Fuchs’ home atelier, where the Viennese master will reveal his latest works and advise the participants on the intricacies of the MischTechnik.
More information, including visuals of the seminar, can be found at
Fresh from the ancient playa of Burning Man to the modern playa of LA’s most progressive artist community, Venice Beach, comes the groundbreaking 99 High Art Collective – an art gallery/medical cannabis collective, who is bringing together artists, musicians and visionaries.
Since their July 3rd Grand Opening, The 99 High Art Collective has attracted celebrities from myriad disciplines and has been the backdrop for the ShowTime series “Californication”, the official after party location for the 4th Annual Marijuana Film festival, Jack Herer’s film “The Emperor
Wears No Clothes” and has hosted the hippest soiree on the Westside every Friday.
As they move forward from the critical success of “Light Portraits Of Psychedelic Pioneers” by Dean Chamberlain, their next exhibit “EVOLUTION” will feature artists from the Interdimensional Art Movement Unified (IAMU) who are dedicated to representing and documenting today’s visionary art culture. IAMU artists include Robert Venossa, Martina Hoffman, Mark Hensen, Xavi, J Garcia, Oliver Vernon, Carey Thompson, Luke Brown, David Heskin, Roman Villagrana, Kris Davidson, and many others.
Continuing further beyond the main exhibit into the Green Gallery, newly arrived Russian visionary Serge, will feature his black light pointillism art which he describes as “.pure Vision in Vajrayana the Rigpa of Dzogchen.”
“Just as we are evolving, so is our exhibit” says proprietor, 99. We will be an evolving art exhibit of higher consciousness art alongside our higher consciousness medicine”.
For more on the 99 High Art Collective and their exhibit “Evolution” visit:
1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
For more information on MAPS visit www.MAPS.org
A premier Canadian visionary gallery in Toronto, Canada launches its new location with a historic exhibition
Meta Gallery is pleased to present Infinite Tapestry, new works by Mario Martinez, also known as Mars‐1. For his first solo exhibition at the gallery, as well as the inaugural exhibition in our new location, 124 Ossington Ave. Mars‐1 will present works on canvas, paper and wood including a large‐scale work measuring 4 x 9 feet. In addition, 2 recent bronze sculptures will also be displayed.
In Infinite Tapestry, Martinez continues in the vein of his form based abstraction works for which he is most widely known. Utilizing a wide and provocative color palette while drawing on artistic influences as diverse as surrealism, urban art and abstract expressionism, the works presented offer viewers a direct portal through which to experience the vast extraterrestrial vistas, densely colored amorphous landscapes and gently bubbling geometries of the imaginative space channeled by Mars‐1.
The new body of work being developed for this exhibition further pushes the boundaries of the ever expanding and constantly in flux style Mars‐1 has become known for. The dedication and tradition within his work to a consistent transmutation from one distinct aesthetic expression to another is once again evident in the Infinite Tapestry series, a more minimalist approach to the Mars‐1 method. Soft monochromatic spherical forms arise out of a seeming abyss of void, gathering together in a harmonious grouping of expanding and contracting cosmological geometries – form slowly arising out of the formless. This approach, in the variety of ways it has manifested in the brushstrokes of this artist ‐ one whose work transcends genres, has been greatly responsible for the sense of immersion his work offers the viewer. What ensues is a direct sense of an authentic journey through his mind and imagination, one who the artist himself claims to come from the very other‐wordly spaces which define much of his artistic output.
Mars‐1 (Mario Martinez) was born in Boulder, Colorado in 1977. He moved to Fresno, California when he was 3. At 13 he began his interest in all things street art as he began writing graffiti and contributing to street art and culture in a significant way. He later attended and graduated with a BFA from the San Francisco Academy of Art. Following his graduation he devoted himself to the creation of his artworks, becoming prolific in the then emerging world of lowbrow art and synthesizing his vision through both the urban and fine art worlds. He has exhibited in countless gallery exhibitions throughout the globe including group exhibitions stretching from San Francisco to Sau Paulo, and Portland to Boston. His solo shows have included major exhibitions in Portugal (VPF Cream Art Gallery, 2008) and New York City (Jonathan Levine Gallery, 2007, 2009). His work can be found in the private collections of Lance Armstrong, Mark Parker (CEO of Nike), DJ Qbert and Grammy award winning musician Everlast. His first published book, Convergence, included works by himself and other artists working in a similar style. It is virtually sold out of its first printing. The follow up to Convergence, Further, has just been recently released to wide acclaim and the first hardcover monograph of his artwork will be released through Ginko Press during the summer of 2010.
Infinite Tapestry will be on view from April 2 to April 25, 2010. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12‐6 and Sunday from 12‐5. The opening reception will be on Friday April 2 from 7‐ 10pm. Artist in attendance.
124 Ossington ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Some exciting news about the MAPS (Multidiscipinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) international conference, Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century. Visionary artists Alex and Allyson Grey, and Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia the wife of the late Jerry Garcia and former Merry Prankster, will give keynote addresses on Friday night, April 16.
Alex and Allyson Grey will give a slideshow presentation titled, “Better Religion Through Science and Art,” and they will discuss the relationship between visionary art and mysticism.
MAPS hope that you will come see these inspiring presentations
Eparistera Daimones, the forthcoming debut album by Triptykon, the group founded by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior, is not only musically a leviathan. Remarkably, the album will also feature the epic artwork by renowned Swiss artist H.R. Giger and New York-based surrealist Vincent Castiglia.
In an exceptionally rare gesture, HR Giger has granted Triptykon the use of his dramatic painting Vlad Tepes (work no. 412, 200 x 140 cm, acrylic on paper on wood, 1978). It is the artist’s first authorized appearance on an album cover in 17 years, and the second time he collaborates with Warrior (following Celtic Frost’s To Mega Therion album in 1985).
Vincent Castiglia contributes Triptykon, a specially created portrait of the members of the group, painted in the artist’s own blood (86 x 86 cm, blood/iron oxide on archival paper, 2009). As Castiglia aptly put it, the amalgamation of works by HR Giger, Vincent Castiglia, and Triptykon on Eparistera Daimones forms a creative triptych in itself.
HR Giger: I am very proud to work with Triptykon. My art hasn’t appeared on an album cover for quite some time, and I feel honored to have been approached by Tom about such a collaboration for Triptykon’s very first release.
Vincent Castiglia: It’s been a tremendous honor to work with both Triptykon and HR Giger on the forthcoming release of Eparistera Daimones. It was a project of enormous depth for me, conceptually as well as visually. I think the resonance between Triptykon’s music, Giger’s art, and my work is extremely powerful, and it coalesces in quite an amazing, and singular way.
Tom Gabriel Warrior: We feel deeply privileged to be able to adorn our very first album with the work of two artists we respect enormously. To us, their astonishing contributions convey significant symbolism both with respect to our personal frame of mind as well as for this particular album and its history.
It is an immense pleasure to be able to work with HR Giger again. He was one of our most significant mentors during the days of Hellhammer and early Celtic Frost, and he is an extraordinary human being and an artist without equal.
Vincent Castiglia has become a close friend in recent years, and we both sensed that the time had come to create something truly unique together. I am infinitely grateful that he has lent us his incredible talent, not least because I know he incorporates as much passion, darkness, and pain into his work as I do, too.
Eparistera Daimones will also feature detailed credits, full lyrics and extensive liner notes to all songs.
Don Pablo Amaringo (1938 – 2009), one of the most significant artists of our age, shaman of the highest order, and teacher to many, died November 16th.
The world of art has lost a truly original visionary – a seer in all senses of the word. I think we all join together in wishing him a safe passage to the other side of the river…
Many blessings, thoughts and love to those who knew him personally. His art will continue to inspire wonder in many generations to come.
Pablo Amaringo is curator in chief of a Museum of the Marvelous, a gallery situated in a parallel dimension where the demons and spirits, plant-teachers and sprites of the shamanic world accessed through ayahuasca are all too real… Pablo’s eidetic memory, his recall of his extensive journeys in alternate realities, combine with his artistic skills to create a visual record of an invisible landscape that few others will ever explore. His reputation as the master artist of shamanic worlds is honestly come by, and well-deserved.
- Dennis McKenna, Ph.D. (Enthopharmacologist)