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Latest in Era of Visions Library

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

Daniel Mirante

Art History & Theory

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.

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.

Flowing Light – The Art of A. Andrew Gonzalez

Daniel Mirante

Interviews & Featured Artists

October 19, 2020

A. Andrew Gonzalez, of San Antonio, Texas, has been depicting the human form “as temple and vessel sublimed by transformative forces” for over 15 years. Empowered by an artistic mission to “transform the collective imagination”,

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.

The Racial Archetypes of Eurasia in the Oera Linda Chronicle

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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 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.

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

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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.