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– Daniel Mirante, Australia, 2021

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Latest in Era of Visions Library

Psychedelia & Visionary Art

Antar Mikosz PhD

Art History & Theory

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.

Some general properties of self-regulating open hierarchic order (SOHO)

Arthur Koestler

Complexity, Chaos & Emergent Order

December 5, 2020

The regenerative potential of organisms and societies manifests itself in fluctuations from the highest level of integration down to earlier, more primitive levels, and up again to a new, modified pattern. Processes of this type seem to play a major part in biological and mental evolution, and are symbolized in the universal death-and-rebirth motive in mythology.

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.

An Interview with Daniel Mirante

Tristanna Emani

Jachin and Boaz by Daniel Mirante

Interviews & Featured Artists

November 21, 2020

Daniel Mirante is an artist and researcher who has been influential in the development of visionary art education since 2010. In this interview we talk about art, evolution, consciousness, and his latest project, an online library and research foundation at www.visionary.art

Remaking Cultural Sense – The Symbolist World of Peladan

Sasha Chaitow

Painting by Jean Delville depicting a figure using strength to push apart symbols of institutional religion to reach the unconditioned light of the Divine

Introductions to Visionary & Sacred Art

March 13, 2021

Symbolism is a forerunner of contemporary visionary art. It prefigures the transformation from classical and traditional premodern forms into a more dynamic, idiosyncratic personal vision. It is with great pleasure that Era Of Visions can share this original interview with Sasha Chaitow, who generously shared her expertise. Sasha is a contemporary scholar of the Symbolist Movement, who has focussed her research on the enigmatic, influential figure known as Peladan.

Peresvet, Oslyabya, Divine Gloom

Oleg Korolev

Myth & Symbol

January 23, 2021

The key to understanding the symbolism of the painting’s composition is found in the interpretations of the “Mystical Theology” of Saint Dionysius the Areopagite. As you maybe aware, the most Luminous Darkness, of the Divine Gloom is a theological term from the Orthodox Apophatic theology, which is based on the” negative” way of perception on it’s way of the search for the Ultimate truth through the denial of everything that which is not It.

The Last Judgement

Tristanna Emani

Religious Tradition

January 30, 2021

The Great Subject Matter or ‘Mission of Art’ finds full realisation in the depictions of literally the ‘Last Judgement’ or “Day of Reckoning’ where all kinds of miracles are prophesized.

Mundus Imaginalis, or the Imaginary and the Imaginal

Henry Corbin

Jonah and the Whale from a Jami al-Tavarikh

Traditionalist School

November 12, 2020

A seminal text introducing the terms Imaginal and Mundus Imaginalis, and their distinction from the merely imaginary or utopian.


Daniel Mirante

Transpersonal Psychology

January 14, 2021

The altruistic and compassionate instinct in humanity seeks for the wellbeing of the entire community if not all sentient beings, and so the reason for application of spiritual effort is not only driven by the individuals longing for Union but also for the spiritual enlightenment of humanity and for the reduction of suffering wherever possible. We can call this collective effort ‘The Great Work’. As its heart or centre is the individual communion with the Divine, which we have described as autopsychegnosia.