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Posted December 3, 2023 by admin

Visions Chamaniques, Quai Branley Museum, Paris

Two years of curatorial work and fieldworks conducted in the Peruvian Amazon over the last fifteen years by the ethnobotanist, anthropologist and professor of consciousness, David Dupuis, resulted in a stunning exhibition in the anthropology of consciousness and shamanism at the national museum, Quai Branley Paris.

Posted July 15, 2022 by admin

First Original Monumental KAFNO Ikon

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

Posted March 13, 2022 by Daniel Mirante

A Gnostic Take on Raised By Wolves

Surveying the impact of recently exhumed and rediscovered traditions and creeds upon contemporary art.

Posted March 9, 2022 by admin

Ernst Fuchs ‘Spring Awakening’

As the founder of the ‘Vienna School of Fantastic Realism’, Ernst Fuchs is one of the most important Austrian artists of the 20th century. The exhibition “Spring Awakening” will open on March 10, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the 4614 Gallery of the City of Marchtrenk

Posted March 5, 2022 by Excavator Media

How Symbolism Works

This post is taken from slides on my Instagram at    

Posted December 30, 2021 by Daniel Mirante

Péladan course is open for registration

Joséphin Péladan (1858 –  1918), a major mover in Symbolist art circles, created a program for esoteric self transformation centred upon artistic creativity, personal individuality, and soul purification.  For the first time in the English language, this system is brought to light by Dr Sasha Chaitow.

Posted November 5, 2021 by Daniel Mirante

The Visionary Artist in a Secular Society

One effect of this is that a heirarchy of truth production is established within society, with the empirical sciences, with their replicable and practical utilitarian functions being highly valued, alongside their ontological models.
This leaves humanities, and especially the arts, somewhere in the wilderness.

Posted September 9, 2021 by Daniel Mirante


There are two kinds of light. The glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. As we exit the cave of mystery we are dazzled by the colours and vibrancy of the world. And we risk to forget the more subtle, silent world of the crystal, transparent, absent inner night.

Posted August 28, 2021 by Excavator Media

Jonathan Myles-Lea 1969 – 2021

  The following is written in memory of my friend, the renowned British painter, Jonathan Myles-Lea who passed away recently. Jonathan was a brilliant individual and had an enormous influence upon me.⁣ ⁣ I first reached out to him when he was going to be visiting the late Roger Scruton.⁣ ⁣ I still remember checking […]

Posted August 25, 2021 by Daniel Mirante

Introducing René Guénon & The Traditionalist School

Frithjof Schuon observed that “the work of Guénon is ‘traditional’ because the fundamental facts that it conveys are strictly in conformity with the teaching of the great traditions”.  For Guénon, since the time of the Greeks, a variety of confusions led Western civilization to a complete disconnection of humanity with its own origins, that is to say, their tradition.

Posted August 24, 2021 by admin

Frithjof Schuon of the Traditionalist School

Art refers essentially to the mystery of the veil: it is a veil made of the world and ourselves and it is thus placed between us and God, but it is transparent in the measure in which it is perfect and communicates to us what at the same time it dissimulates. Art is true, that […]

Posted July 28, 2021 by Daniel Mirante

4 Living Italian Painters straddling Contemporary and Tradition

4 painters whom skillfully weave prevailing contemporary zeitgeist together with traditional symbolism.

Posted July 21, 2021 by Excavator Media

Sacred Public Art

The important role of architecture and creative productions in transforming and  shaping the consciousness of a society. 

Posted July 19, 2021 by admin

Gnostic scholar Elaine Pagels new book ‘What is Satan’

A very interesting article on the life and career of the scholar of Gnosis, Elaine Pagels.

Posted July 12, 2021 by Excavator Media

The Spirit Is The Master, Imagination Is The Tool

Through the imagination the artist can bring into being creative representations which distill inherently valuable archetypal truth. It can also also act as a way of “seeing” below the surface of physical world.

Posted July 6, 2021 by Daniel Mirante

A comparative study of Tolkien and Wagner

Originally published in the accredited fantasy journal Mythlore (which specialises in work on Tolkien, the following paper acts as a comparative analysis of both Wagner and Tolkien’s “Ring Cycles”.

Posted July 4, 2021 by Tristanna Emani

Counterfeit Visionary

Whether the world will go with a bang or with a whimper is a big question of modernity. T.S. Eliot’s famous sentence on “broken jaw of our lost kingdoms” and the world as “a valley of dying stars” is pretty close poetic image to what Guenon calls deviation. The existence of Tradition implies that civilization […]

Posted July 3, 2021 by admin

Out-takes with Genesis P.Orridge

These out-takes from the interview is of note as it infers the strong cultural connections between Symbolism, Max Ernst, Collage, Brion Gysin, William Burroughs, the ‘Beat Generation’, post modernity, industrial music and transhumanism.

Posted July 1, 2021 by Daniel Mirante

Welcome to the new Blog

Sometimes the way to get to know somewhere is through intentionally becoming lost. One night several years ago, I headed out to ‘get lost’ in an unfamiliar city, a landscape of vast stately buildings studded with statues, uplit pillars and many other sights distinctive to ancient European renaissance capitals. Only a basic sense of direction […]