Just got back to San Francisco after a month long vacation to Brazil. Oh boy, did I need that… Feeling pretty re-energized, I might even start posting here again. You’ve been warned.
Daniel Gneiding (aka Grayhood) - Ramones vs Misfits
The lovechild of Buckminster Fuller and Ken Wilber, who got into Robert Anton Wilson’s acid stash one night while reading ancient Qabalistic texts and decided to illuminate the world through complex visual maps of the infinite.
- via theallseeingcat
- Alchemy: The Telenomic Process Of The Universe
- The Thanaton III
- The Five Principles Of Geezer Art
- The Solitron
- Get Thee Behind Me, Satan
- Mind-Body Alpha: The Centroid Of The Universe
- Magical Man
- On Becoming A Shadow
- The Parturient Blessed Morality Of Physiological Dimensionality: Aleph-Null Number
“While often being called transdisciplinary, theonomous reasoning is actually a first step back to ancient wisdom in which methodological sensation [or what we now know as science] has completely merged with methodological revelation [or totally known mystical knowledge in which every aspect of the occult has been overcome]. A true tradition has no occult or hidden phases left in its process. The creators and the audience are in perfect harmony.”
~ Paul Laffoley
Sir George Ripley - Lindorm Dragon (15th Century)
"Lindorms were most often encountered in churchyards, where they fed on human corpses, and would sometimes invade churches."
Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians
"In the Scala Philosophorum Cabalistica Magia of the Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians the action of the Light of the Logos on all the planes of existence is graphically described. From the divine Centre we see emanating the angelic threefold power with seven rays; the seven angels with their thrones and dominions. In the chain below, representing the astral plane, we find the representatives of the same powers, issuing from the centre of Nature, as the seven planetary principles. In the next chain these same powers, issuing again from the third centre belonging to the corporified, physical world — but it would necessitate the writing of a whole book, if anyone were to attempt to explain the details of that figure, which represents the secrets of Alchemy. Nor would a theoretical explanation without practical experience be comprehensible to the reader. It is for this reason that these symbols are “secret”. [ A clever critic remarks that the Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians are now secret no longer, because they can now be bought for a few dollars; but the ‘secrecy’ of these symbols does not consist in their outward appearance having been kept from public view: but in the fact that for their understanding, a higher intelligence than the ordinary mental faculties is required. Their comprehension requires the possession of some of that secret soul-knowledge that belongs to the inner man. This soul-knowledge or wisdom cannot be taught in schools, nor be bought in the book-market; but comes from the Light of Wisdom itself]"
The University of Wisconsin Digital Library has posted ‘Geheime Figuren der Rosenkreuzer, aus dem 16ten und 17ten Jahrhundert' (Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians from the 16th and 17th Centuries) to their History of Science and Technology subsite. It was published in 1785-1788.
Nathan Vieland - Orchanical Apparition (2014)
"I grew up in a small town in the Appalachian hills, with a close connection to the forms and patterns of the wilderness. At a young age I found work in the construction industry where I acquired a fascination with the notion of ‘progress’ and the never ending cycle of construction and destruction. Later I worked as a patent illustrator, witnessing the constant stream of innovation and technological improvement flow through our office. My current work incorporates all of these ideas, investigating the meaning of human progress, and it’s unfolding role in nature."
Karl Friedrich Schinkel - Set Designs (1816)
Königin der Nacht
Entwurfzeichnung zum Bühnenbild
"Schinkel’s style, in his most productive period, is defined by a turn to Greek rather than Imperial Roman architecture, an attempt to turn away from the style that was linked to the recent French occupiers. (Thus, he is a noted proponent of the Greek Revival). Later, Schinkel moved away from classicism altogether, embracing the Neo-Gothic.
Schinkel, however, is noted as much for his theoretical work and his architectural drafts as for the relatively few buildings that were actually executed to his designs. Some of his merits are best shown in his unexecuted plans for the transformation of the Athenian Acropolis into a royal palace for the new Kingdom of Greece and for the erection of the Orianda Palace in the Crimea. He also designed the famed Iron Cross medal of Prussia, and later Germany.”
"Aidan Koch is an illustrator based in Portland, OR. She has released numerous self-published comics and is interested in the progressive and experimental nature of the medium."
Hyakkai Zukkan (The Illustrated Volume of a Hundred Demons)
"Hyakkai-Zukan is a collection of picture scrolls by Edo Period Japanese artist Sawaki Suushi. Completed in 1737, these scrolls are supernatural bestiaries, collections of ghosts, spirits and monsters, of which Suushi based on literature, folklore, other artwork. These works had a profound influence on subsequent yōkai imagery in Japan for generations."
"Mangaka turned TV star YOSHIKAZU EBISU (born 1947) is one of the best and toughest artists/story-tellers produced in the latter half of the twentieth century in Japan and in the world of comics. His books from the Eighties (My Man is Punk, for example) are executed in a uniform, somewhat primitive, drawing style that is very clear and powerful. An Ebisu comic — in which, say, exhausted business people are heading back to the suburbs on the train when the heat becomes unbearable, so they take off their clothes and have a writhing orgy, at which point the train falls into a gaping abyss; or in which a guy buys a popsicle that turns out to be made of little frozen women, who travel through his intestines and into his penis and he almost has an orgasm, but dies instead; or in which a monk in traditional garb travels through a destroyed city beating a little gong — eases you into a dreamworld of the psychically expanding and contracting conscience of Japan in the industrial-electric-advertising-nuclear era. Though popular in Japanese TV and movies as a sweet, simple guy, Ebisu is secretly one of the most wigged-out artists on Earth."
- Gary Panter (via HiLoBrow)
André Masson - Minotaure Magazine (1939)
“French painter, draughtsman, printmaker and stage designer. His work played an important role in the development of both Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, although his independence, iconoclasm and abrupt stylistic transitions make him difficult to classify”
- Oxford University Press (via MoMa)
"Shigeru Mizuki (水木 しげる Mizuki Shigeru, real name: Murai Shigeru, born March 8, 1922) is a Japanese manga cartoonist, most known for his Japanese horror manga GeGeGe no Kitaro (which was originally titled “Hakaba Kitaro”), Kappa no Sanpei and Akuma-kun. Originally from Sakaiminato in Tottori prefecture, he resides in Tokyo. His pen-name, Mizuki, comes from the time when he managed an inn called ‘Mizuki Manor’ while he drew pictures for picture story shows, a Japanese form of storytelling. A specialist in stories of yōkai (a sub-genre in Japanese horror), he is considered a master of the genre. He is also known for his World War II memoirs and his work as a biographer.”
Peter Böhme - Space Kittnz (2012)
Mayden Voiage - Cryptozoology Tracking Society Merit Badges