Visionary & Sacred Art

is a realm of creativity, mythology, history, tradition, exploration, and human stories.

Era of Visions Library

building a scholarly resource for the study of contemporary, historic and ancient visionary art

Online Courses

mentor with artists and researchers and learn techniques

“What is Visionary Art?” – this is the territory of exploration that we are embarking upon – a library, research project, and developing network exploring the history, techniques and theory, regenerative culture, map making, consensus building, and fathoming the archetypes. We are gathering and building an evolving body of knowledge and mentorship around visionary art that is accessible anywhere in the world.

Techniques of Visionary Art Course

7 weeks introductory course.

Develop your skills and knowledge in art.

Designed over the past decade in a variety of cross-cultural contexts, this curriculum aims to give understanding of the foundation of archetypal and symbolic oil painting.

Proceeding from the Tempera Grassa of the 14th century Italian renaissance and through the modern forms of mischtechnik.

Apply Here for Spring 2023

Learn foundations in painterly tradition from your home.

Explore the extensive and growing library of techniques, approaches and guided demonstration videos to several important aspects of painterly craft.

Follow the ZOOM meet-ups where we will get the chance to engage with instructors and mentors.

Practice guided exercises designed to develop your artistic skills.


Explore the blog, a regularly updated, contributor-driven, diverse and exquitive exploration of subjects pertaining to visionary art.

The Laniakea Project

Data-pooling, historical and paradigmatic mapping, a collaborative sharing informing the library, blog & courses.

News Letter

A bulletin for Visionary Artists, appreciators and specialists. We will share good quality content to your inbox for free once a month.

Latest in Era of Visions Library

The Subcreation Theory of J.R.R. Tolkien

Daniel Mirante

Art History & Theory

February 1, 2023

A discussion delving deep into J.R.R Tolkiens’ personal philosophy of the creative process- ‘subcreation’ and how it was informed by his spirituality.

Goddess of the Jewelled Web – Visionary Arts’ Connection to Truth

Daniel Mirante

Complexity, Chaos & Emergent Order

September 6, 2021

Art striving for an existential veracity or ‘truth’ will be put upon a difficult and confusing road, forking and branching pathways; between on one hand positivist and nominalist systems tending toward rationality (as in ‘ratio’, to measure), and on the other extreme something akin to pure aesthetics, decor, and the enjoyment of a sensoric object. What we wish to seek here is a deeper meaning for the Arts which put Sacred Art upon a respectable and integral foundation.

An Interview with Pablo Amaringo

Howard Charing

Ecology & Art

October 24, 2020

The late Pablo Amaringo trained as a curandero in the Amazon, healing himself and others from the age of ten, but gave this up in 1977 to become a full-time painter and art teacher at his Usko-Ayar school. Pablo left us this November 2009, and this interview is posted in homage to this great Artist and great Man.

Kuba Ambrose – An Interview (2022)

Daniel Mirante

Interviews & Featured Artists

October 20, 2022

The paintings of Kuba Ambrose explore the timeless and ongoing relationship between humankind and the Creator. We are very grateful to Kuba Ambrose for taking time from his paintings to participate in an interview about his thoughts on art, history and prayer.

Yearning, Sorrow & Desire – The Capriccio of Monsu Desiderio and Descendents

Daniel Mirante

Introductions to Visionary & Sacred Art

July 20, 2021

Ruins hold an enigma for artists concerned with the psycho-archeology of culture. Capricci is a yearning for the archaic, it is also a kind of solace for the broken-hearted who feel they are born to times where the ruins are not physical, but symbolic.

The Racial Archetypes of Eurasia in the Oera Linda Chronicle


Myth & Symbol

July 29, 2021

The Oera Linda purports to relate events between 2194 BCE to 803 CE, and tells of the ‘Free Folk’ and the events leading to how freedom in the current epoch was lost. Whether a work of intentional myth-making or an unveiling of the deep history of Europe, the Oera Linda is a work that has resonant visionary power, as this exegesis by Alexandr Dugin elucidates.

The Kafno Ikon – An Exploration

Tanya Maria Semaan

Kafno Ikon by Tanya Semaan

Religious Tradition

June 7, 2022

Biblical and Historical Explanation for the First Original Monumental KAFNO Icon painted by Tanya Maria Semaan who generously provided this exegesis of the Ikon.

Thomas Cole’s The Course Of Empire (in his own words)


Traditionalist School

July 18, 2021

Thomas Cole’s importance and influence as an American artist exploded during the mid‐​1830s and his career flourished in the early 1840s. He deeply influenced his immediate peers and successive generations of American artists. He transformed the landscape genre from a reflective art to a medium of expressing historical, social, and political theory.

Psychedelia & Visionary Art

Antar Mikosz PhD

Transpersonal Psychology

April 6, 2021

This essay investigates the poetics of visionary art as a result of interactions between local cultures and non-ordinary states of consciousness. We seek, through brief examples, to draw a parallel between images produced in the past, images produced by Amazonian tribes, and the production of contemporary artists and to point out series of
meaningful coincidences between them.

21st Century Visionaries : Oleg Korolev



October 12, 2021

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Novalis: Hymns to the Night (Part I)



Visionary Prose & Literature

February 2, 2023

Novalis, pseudonym of Friedrich Leopold, Freiherr von (baron of) Hardenberg, (born May 2, 1772, Oberwiederstedt, Prussian Saxony [Germany]—died March 25, 1801, Weissenfels, Saxony [Germany]), early German Romantic poet and theorist who greatly influenced later Romantic thought.  Seven months after the publication of Hymns to the Night, Novalis died of tuberculosis, the same disease that had claimed his fiancé. Although the cryptic diction […]