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

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.

Jachin and Boaz by Daniel Mirante

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 www.visionary.art

Augustin Lesage

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.



Recent Additions by Category

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 December 5, 2020

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

Arthur Koestler

Included in Categories : Complexity, Chaos & Emergent Order

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

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.

Jachin and Boaz by Daniel Mirante

Added on November 21, 2020

An Interview with Daniel Mirante

Tristanna Emani

Included in Categories : Interviews & Featured Artists, Introductions to Visionary & Sacred Art

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

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

Added on March 13, 2021

Remaking Cultural Sense – The Symbolist World of Peladan

Sasha Chaitow

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

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.

Added on January 23, 2021

Peresvet, Oslyabya, Divine Gloom

Oleg Korolev

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

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 January 30, 2021

The Last Judgement

Tristanna Emani

Included in Categories : Religious Tradition

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.

Jonah and the Whale from a Jami al-Tavarikh

Added on November 12, 2020

Mundus Imaginalis, or the Imaginary and the Imaginal

Henry Corbin

Included in Categories : Art History & Theory, Traditionalist School

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

Added on January 14, 2021

Psychegnosis

Daniel Mirante

Included in Categories : Myth & Symbol, Transpersonal Psychology

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.