Psychedelic Culture
  1. Review on microdosing and the speculated positive effects on mental health

    So far, science continues to be inconclusive about the positive effects of microdosing, while in the virtual underworld, we begin to see a whole new denomination for the nootropic practice, coming to be a global trend that glorifies the effects of the program, despite the jarring lack of scientific evidence. People in the biohacking communion are swearing to the benefits of using small doses of hallucinogenic substances to improve their productivity and creativity. So, when it comes down to commiting themselves, who would a first-hand user choose to trust: vague scientific claims or the experienced word of advice from a close friend? 

     

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  2. The Best Psytrance Festivals & Lineups This Summer 2022

    Even though the festival scene has had a rough couple of years, the psytrance community has grown stronger than ever! So, whatever the weather this 'psy' summer season, we expect to have a full lineup of good music, laughter, and togetherness at the venues or virtually, regardless.

     

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  3. Enter The Immersive Dreamlike Style of The Meticulous Surrealist Frank Kortan

    Frank Kortant likes to immerse himself and the spectators in his world on the verge of ‘Real and Surreal’ by the characteristic artistic expression of the nonconsciousness, perceived as dreams and fantasies. What makes Frank’s artworks so unique in the Surrealist genre is his fine reproduction of the Old Master’s technique in the modern era of art where such meticulous attention detail is far gone or missing.

     

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  4. Surrealist Master José Roosevelt on His Idiosyncratic Style as a Painter and Graphic Novelist

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    In this personal interview, we are giving you a sneak at the life voyage and Surrealistic artistry of the modern-day Master: Jose Roosevelt. Heavily influenced by Dali’s works, Jose’s creative talents are untapped at a very early age by experimenting with the traditional medium, indulging in literature, and creating depictions of his innate subconscious imagery.

     

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  5. Erica Robin - Touching Fantasy Art - Connecting the Spectator with their Essential Nature and Ulterior Strengths.

     

    Welcome to the world of Erica Robin – Artist with a gentle and touching visionary flair - Exquisitely portraying a deeply personal fantasy world, with a surreal display of mystical figures and a subtle breath of human awakening. Her adept but mellow art sends the spectators on a spiritual quest and an inquisitive wonder for deeper belonging to Mother Nature and our true selves.

     

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  6. The Unmatched Digital Artistry of Kazuhiko Nakamura: Turning Creative Ideas into a Mechanical Sublime.

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    It's unlikely that you find digital artworks matching the masterly style of Kazuhiko Nakamura. His mechanical signature is unrepeated, just like the meticulous craft he uses to portray his unimaginable antique creations. Nakamura stirs imaginations and narrates untold stories of the past with his explicitly drawn humanoid creations on digital canvas.

     

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  7. Unadulterated, honest, spiritual and masterly - David Faulkner (Mr Crystalface)

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    David uses a variety of digital mediums to experience emotion and he follows his logical and illogical thought patterns for creating an outline with a flow. Crystalface doesn’t like having a theory behind his artworks, but he'd instead like to offer personal reflection and a dream-like experience for the observer.

     

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  8. Introducing the Spectacular Melbourne-born Visionary Artist Cameron Gray

    A prayer for the earth

    It's incredibly rare to see a talent such as that of the emerging artist Cameron Gray. His ability to draw the finest details exceeds a person’s imagination and opens the frontiers to the conceptual boundaries of the spectator kindly and effortlessly. The visionary’s artworks are multi-layered with concepts derived from the scenes of reenacted human potential. To find out more about his inspiration and artistic expressions, continue reading!

     

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  9. Past, Present and Future of Burning Man

    A nine-day gathering like no other. Burning Man brings together the world’s largest community, united under the flag of shared self-expression and artistic openness. What does the future hold for the wonderous project and how it evolved over the years?

     

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  10. Virtual Exhibition of Inner Visions in Paintings by 5 of the Greatest Known Ayahuasca Artists

     

    Welcome to the virtual exhibition that is taking you on a tour through a catalog of artworks, enriched by the legacy of the indigenous shamanic culture of the Americas and the traditions, and inspired by the transformed state of consciousness during the ayahuasca journey of the visionary artists. 

     

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  11. The Psychedelic Renaissance-Documentary Film De-stigmatizing The Use of Plant Medicines In Therapeutics

    We’re thrilled to be doing in-depth blog coverage on the thought-provoking documentary feature - The Psychedelic Renaissance- intended for release later on in the year. This project points at the underlying problems of the traditional dysfunctional models to treat people whilst revealing the new paradigms of healing in the growing mental health crisis. 

     

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  12. Julius Horsthuis Talking About His Immersive Style As a Fractal Artist

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    It’s difficult not to get captured by Julius’ unique fractal style bringing together his talents for filmmaking, computer graphics and virtual reality annimation. Growing an early passion for video, Julio Horsthius started evolving his unique individuality as a virtual artist in the psychedelic genre and VR space.

    We were greatly impressed by the immersive psychedelic environment in Julius’s fractal art projects and VR short movie projects, which we wanted to hear more about in an open interview.

     

     

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  13. How Is The Psytrance Festival Scene Looking In 2021 For 10 Of The Most Popular Events?

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    We have collated a list with some of the most spectacular psytrance shows of music & visuals, and the prospects of holding the events in this year. This review is offered as a helping hand when you’re on the lookout for available events and ones worth looking forward to. 

     

     

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  14. Conversation With Ed Binkley About His Inimitable Masterly Style as a Fantasy Artist

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    No introduction is putting well enough the superb talent and feats of the artist that is Ed Binkley.

    If we tried to unfold a bit more to the story behind the artistry of Ed, we should start with his meticulously posited attention to the detail- shown everywhere in the constituent elements of his artworks. Blissfully received on the eye, his high-fantasy drawing creations, mixed with folklore motifs, bring all sorts of visually gratifying experiences, leaving you to wonder of higher reality and outer-world marvels.

     

     

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  15. Honest Interview with the Ethereally-Gifted Artist Katia Honour

    "Rosa Divina"

    We are humbled to be featuring one of the most touching psychedelic visionaries, sharing of her transcendental and experiential artistic influences, manifested in the process of deeply elevated devotional painting, she opens up about.

    Katia Honor’s expression on canvas is an intricate reproduction of her spiritually rich awareness for the internal, intertwined with a gasp of visual calm, following from the deep trance state.  Describing herself as etheogen-oriented artist, she is creating beauty in composition, which speaks of gentle personal tranquility, unmasked from the external, but composed purely by her own spiritual nourishing.

     

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  16. Life and Work of The Surrealist Artist Jorge Ignacio Nazabal

    "Fugue and Variations"

    The real journey to becoming an artist goes through the stages of their own personal development. Ignacio had a very early surge of creative talents, growing and evolving parallel to his professional scientific career as a biologist. Driven by his understanding for the absolute unity of all things, he eventually found a complete expression of himself in his abstract paintings, multi-layered with concepts, figures and dazzling surrealistic details. 

     

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  17. Dennis Konstantin Bax In an Interview About Psychedelic Art and Existential Motifs

    And the Rain will Wash it Away - 2018

    Revolutionary conceptual in the modern psychedelic art movement, Dennis Konstantin Bax brings control, chaos, punk and perfection into his fascinating multi-layered paintings. As a visual artist he does not want his work to to be perceived in a notion, but rather as an expression of change beyond the mere image. 

     

     

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  18. Introduction of the World's First Psychedelic Video Museum

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    At a time when publics worldwide are called upon to safely stay home, the world’s first psychedelic video museum has been introduced. A pioneering online museum resonating the current renaissance in psychedelic culture and benefiting a period of social distancing.

     

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  19. These Trippy Photos Reveal How Incredible Water Looks When You Blast It With Sound

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    We barely have the time to work on our hobbies after we come back home from work. Not Linden Gledhill though. This pharmaceutical biochemist returns home from work only to proceed to his lab. And his lab is akin to Batman’s cave- with custom made gear where he simply records the intermixing of beautiful displays of various scientific events transpiring. And now his latest visuals display the beauty that is sound in water.

     

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  20. My life with Art and Alchemy - Timea Tallian

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    This story is not so much about “me” but about the strange life circumstances that made “me” into an artist. You might already know some of the secrets of how to become an artist but maybe you find a morsel of inspiration in my story.

    My life story is not very linear. I lived a double life, went in circles, had some ups and downs and ended up in the same spot I started out in the first place.

     

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  21. Sacred Geometry and Flower of Life

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    What patterns do you see in your own life, or in the world that have symmetry and balance? Which ones are asymmetrical and out of balance? Noticing patterns helps us build on them if they are healthy, or break them if they are not healthy. The flux between asymmetry and symmetry is the process of growth and evolution. Sacred geometry gives us a beautiful reflection to contemplate as we navigate life’s challenges seeking balance and harmony.

     

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  22. Best Upcoming Psytrance Festivals 2019

    The world’s best psytrance festivals include the likes of Boom Festival, HillTop, Vortex Open Source, Ozora Festival, Rainbow Serpent, Universo Paralello, Momento Demento and dozens more across the continents of Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia. Wherever you go in the world, a psytrance festival can be found to suit your particular experience and travel needs.

    There are so many festivals to choose from – our calendar often lists over 100. So how do you know which are worth attending? These festivals have been carefully curated as each of them offers something unique, making them worthy of being on your bucket list.

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  23. The Search for Soma, The Ancient Indian Psychedelic

    Psychedelics advocate Glenn Wasson first proposed the theory in the 1960s that the Amanita muscaria mushroom was, in fact, the ancient Indian psychedelic called soma. Since then, new theories have abounded about the origins of soma. 

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  24. 5 of the World’s Most Mind-Bending Drug Cultures

    A strong stigma in the West bullies our idea of drug culture, fueled by perceptions of mind-altering substances, man-made chemical compounds, and destroyed communities. But throughout the world, spiritual practitioners' use of entheogens—psychoactive substances applied in religious or shamanic contexts—is nothing short of a learned art, unique to the people and regions who’ve studied it for centuries.

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  25. Peyote: 10 Incredible Health Benefits of Mexico's Psychedelic Plant

    The hallucinogenic plant peyote – native to Mexico – has been the subject of considerable interest and controversy in recent years. Growing ever-more popular with curious outsiders, human rights campaigners have pointed out that peyote is sacred to the indigenous Huichol people and demand from trippy travelers is putting the plant at risk. Recreational use of peyote is illegal in the United States, so its use there is also an inevitable cause of controversy.

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