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

“What is Visionary Art?” – exploring this question in depth is the mission of – a library, research project, and developing network exploring the history, techniques and theory. We are gathering and building an evolving body of knowledge and mentorship around visionary art that is accessible anywhere in the world.

– Daniel Mirante, Byron Bay, Australia, December 2020

Era of Visions Library

A growing resource charting the various cultural, historical, spiritual and psychological tributaries of Visionary Art.

Online Courses

An online school answering to the development of visionary and sacred art education in the contemporary world.

The Laniakea Project

Data-pooling, historical and paradigmatic mapping, a collaborative sharing informing the Library and School.

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

Added on January 30, 2021

Psychedelic-Visionary Art: Possible Kitch Incursions?

Antar Mikosz PhD

This paper aims to make a brief reflection on kitsch and psychedelic-visionary artistic production. The words psychedelic-visionary here are being used together representing the same concept.

Added on December 5, 2020

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

Arthur Koestler

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.

Added on October 24, 2020

An Interview with Pablo Amaringo

Howard Charing

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.

Added on January 30, 2021

The Last Judgement

Tristanna Emani

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.

Jachin and Boaz by Daniel Mirante

Added on November 21, 2020

An Interview with Daniel Mirante

Tristanna Emani

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

Augustin Lesage

Added on October 19, 2020

On Visionary Art

Rob Percival

The Visionary lineage predates religion, and has informed sacred art across the millennia. The Visionary artist is the eternal poet – ‘ein verschollener Stil’ is the grammar through which they speak. The lineage from these founding fathers is subtle but true. From the shaman’s etchings, this artistic spirit continues into the carvings of the ancients.

Added on January 23, 2021

Peresvet, Oslyabya, Divine Gloom

Oleg Korolev

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.

Added on May 24, 2020

The Function Of Art


One of the essential characteristics of art, which consists in a certain intrinsic ‘affinity’ of art with religion, which in certain ways renders artists interpreters of the infinite perfections of God, and particularly of the beauty and harmony of God’s creation.

Jonah and the Whale from a Jami al-Tavarikh

Added on November 12, 2020

Mundus Imaginalis, or the Imaginary and the Imaginal

Henry Corbin

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

Added on January 14, 2021


Daniel Mirante

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.