Era Of Visions Library

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Dear reader, welcome to the Era of Visions library, a global resource relating to traditional sacred art as well as contemporary visionary and sacred art.

The lineages, and developments of this art is of great interest, and inter-relates on many profound levels of sacred tradition, world history, consciousness, science & technology, evolution and culture. Hence this Library.

Where possible we endevour to cite and reference our sources, in order that this Library may be considered a source of scholarly veracity. We especially hope this library will help artists, researchers, authors and students understand the historical, traditional, psychological and spiritual contexts to the world of visionary art.

Daniel Mirante, Byron Bay, Australia January 2021

Top 3 Articles Recommended for Orientation

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

Daniel Mirante

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.

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

Remaking Cultural Sense – The Symbolist World of Peladan

Sasha Chaitow

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.


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.

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Added on February 1, 2023

The Subcreation Theory of J.R.R. Tolkien

Daniel Mirante

Included in Categories : Art History & Theory, Myth & Symbol

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

Added on September 6, 2021

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

Daniel Mirante

Included in Categories : Art History & Theory, Complexity, Chaos & Emergent Order, Myth & Symbol

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.

Added on October 24, 2020

An Interview with Pablo Amaringo

Howard Charing

Included in Categories : Ecology & Art, Interviews & Featured Artists

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 October 20, 2022

Kuba Ambrose – An Interview (2022)

Daniel Mirante

Included in Categories : Interviews & Featured Artists

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.

Added on July 20, 2021

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

Daniel Mirante

Included in Categories : Art History & Theory, Introductions to Visionary & Sacred Art

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.

Added on July 29, 2021

The Racial Archetypes of Eurasia in the Oera Linda Chronicle


Included in Categories : Myth & Symbol

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.

Kafno Ikon by Tanya Semaan

Added on June 7, 2022

The Kafno Ikon – An Exploration

Tanya Maria Semaan

Included in Categories : Interviews & Featured Artists, Religious Tradition

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

Added on July 18, 2021

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


Included in Categories : Art History & Theory, Traditionalist School

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.

Added on April 6, 2021

Psychedelia & Visionary Art

Antar Mikosz PhD

Included in Categories : Art History & Theory, Transpersonal Psychology

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.

Added on October 12, 2021

21st Century Visionaries : Oleg Korolev


Included in Categories : Uncategorized

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.


Added on February 2, 2023

Novalis: Hymns to the Night (Part I)


Included in Categories : Visionary Prose & Literature

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 […]