art – Psychedelic Frontier http://psychedelicfrontier.com make the most of your dose Wed, 16 May 2018 11:00:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 48719013 The Sun is Always Shining http://psychedelicfrontier.com/sun-always-shining/ http://psychedelicfrontier.com/sun-always-shining/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:30:09 +0000 http://psychedelicfrontier.com/?p=4799 The Sun is Always Shining

In this incredible, low-key little video (just shy of 3 minutes), Dr Dan Brown, discusses the nature of awareness and self. Dr. Brown is a Harvard clinical psychologist and Tibetan Buddhist scholar, and the video is made complete with ink and pencil animations by Claudia Biçen and music by Marcus Ostermiller. Fans of Alan Watts will definitely appreciate it.

 Liked this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed to get much more!

Or enter your email address for weekly updates:

Continue reading The Sun is Always Shining at Psychedelic Frontier.

]]>
http://psychedelicfrontier.com/sun-always-shining/feed/ 0 4799
The Best Psychedelic Tattoos on the Planet http://psychedelicfrontier.com/best-psychedelic-tattoos/ http://psychedelicfrontier.com/best-psychedelic-tattoos/#respond Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:09:44 +0000 http://psychedelicfrontier.com/?p=4032 The Best Psychedelic Tattoos on the Planet

Have you ever had a psychedelic experience so intense that you felt it would change your life forever? Did you wish you could immortalize the experience — say, by emblazoning swirling, psychedelic visions upon your skin forever?

Okay, neither have I. But a few rare souls must have felt that way, because the tattoos below are undoubtedly psychedelic. From geometric blackwork to cosmic scenes, Alex Grey paintings to peyote cacti, there’s a trippy tat for all tastes. I’ve scoured the Internet to find the 15 coolest psychedelic tattoos on the planet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Liked this post?

Continue reading The Best Psychedelic Tattoos on the Planet at Psychedelic Frontier.

]]>
http://psychedelicfrontier.com/best-psychedelic-tattoos/feed/ 0 4032
Deleted “Avatar” Scene Shows Hallucinogenic Vision Quest http://psychedelicfrontier.com/deleted-avatar-scene-shows-hallucinogenic-vision-quest/ http://psychedelicfrontier.com/deleted-avatar-scene-shows-hallucinogenic-vision-quest/#comments Mon, 08 May 2017 12:10:15 +0000 http://psychedelicfrontier.com/?p=3946 Deleted “Avatar” Scene Shows Hallucinogenic Vision Quest

Did you know the script of James Cameron’s Avatar, the 3D blockbuster from 2009, originally called for a full-on psychedelic vision quest? The scene must have gotten cut fairly late in production, because it was filmed with live actors and animation had already begun. The CGI renders were left in a blocky, unfinished state, but it’s easy to tell what’s going on.

Titled “The Dream Hunt,” the scene is a fascinating glimpse into the spirituality of Pandora’s native Na’vi culture. The main character, Jake Sulley, agrees to take part in the initiation ceremony, in which he must take potent psychedelics in order to become a man.

“The Na’vi say every person is born twice,” explains Jake. “The second time is when you earn your place among the people — forever.”

A communal and deeply spiritual ceremony, the scene reflects a clear influence from indigenous medicine ceremonies here on Earth.

Continue reading Deleted “Avatar” Scene Shows Hallucinogenic Vision Quest at Psychedelic Frontier.

]]>
http://psychedelicfrontier.com/deleted-avatar-scene-shows-hallucinogenic-vision-quest/feed/ 2 3946
Mesmerizing Gifs by Hexeosis Are a Trip All By Themselves http://psychedelicfrontier.com/mesmerizing-gifs-hexeosis/ http://psychedelicfrontier.com/mesmerizing-gifs-hexeosis/#comments Tue, 02 May 2017 07:12:30 +0000 http://psychedelicfrontier.com/?p=3923 Mesmerizing Gifs by Hexeosis Are a Trip All By Themselves

Gifs may be best known as a format for eminently shareable memes, drawn from films, TV shows, and YouTube videos and shared around the Web as bite-size reactions to every possible situation. But in the past few years, a few creators have raised them to the level of art form. And some of those artists appear to have gone deep down the psychedelic rabbit hole, because their colorful, ever-looping creations speak the visual language known by every tripper.

One such gif artist is Hexeosis, who has been producing animations at the intersection of mathematics and psychedelia since 2013. Have a peek at these mesmerizing slices of hyperspace, and be sure to check out more of the artist’s work on the Hexeosis website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enamored with these geometric worlds?

Continue reading Mesmerizing Gifs by Hexeosis Are a Trip All By Themselves at Psychedelic Frontier.

]]>
http://psychedelicfrontier.com/mesmerizing-gifs-hexeosis/feed/ 1 3923
Dream Worlds: The Visionary Art of Adam Scott Miller http://psychedelicfrontier.com/dream-worlds-visionary-art-adam-scott-miller/ http://psychedelicfrontier.com/dream-worlds-visionary-art-adam-scott-miller/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:42:11 +0000 http://psychedelicfrontier.com/?p=3878 Dream Worlds: The Visionary Art of Adam Scott Miller

 As an artist, I’ve had this sense of being an explorer- sailing into unknown territory to bring back maps to share of lands we are not yet in, or aware of.

Adam Scott Miller, an American-born artist who lives and works in Queensland, Australia, has always been something of a visionary. According to an interview he gave to solpurpose.com, two childhood events profoundly shaped his perception of the world — and, in turn, his art.

Around age ten, for a year or so, I regularly experienced night terrors where I would wake up in the middle of a dream and the experience would be merged with my waking reality for perhaps a half hour or so.  Often, or perhaps each time, I felt confused, and panicked amidst the surrealistic place in which I found myself, awake.  This life stage of perceiving dream worlds superimposed over the “real” world had a major impact on my psyche and sensitivity to the subtle.

Continue reading Dream Worlds: The Visionary Art of Adam Scott Miller at Psychedelic Frontier.

]]>
http://psychedelicfrontier.com/dream-worlds-visionary-art-adam-scott-miller/feed/ 0 3878
Canada’s new passports have a very trippy secret http://psychedelicfrontier.com/canadas-passports-trippy-secret/ http://psychedelicfrontier.com/canadas-passports-trippy-secret/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:26:23 +0000 http://psychedelicfrontier.com/?p=3695 Canada’s new passports have a very trippy secret

Passports — those forgettable little booklets, churned out of some faceless bureaucracy and distributed to the masses to reduce each human to a barcode and a grainy, grim looking photo. Nothing could be more boring, right?

Not in Canada. In Canada, passports are groovy — even better, secretly groovy. Canadian passports are like superheros — by day, timid and unassuming, blending in with the rest of the world’s official identification documents. But at night? They become glowing, crime-fighting mutants.

If you have a black light, that is. And except for the crime-fighting mutants part — but they definitely glow.

A spokesperson for  Citizenship and Immigration Canada told Mashable that the passports are printed with UV-reactive inks as a security feature. But we’re not talking simple accents and highlights. Check out the full-on psychedelic scenes revealed below, complete with geometric patterns, Escher-eque nature motifs, and shimmering tarot-like symbols.

Continue reading Canada’s new passports have a very trippy secret at Psychedelic Frontier.

]]>
http://psychedelicfrontier.com/canadas-passports-trippy-secret/feed/ 4 3695
New Video from Jason Silva: ‘Drugs As Tools For Spirituality’ http://psychedelicfrontier.com/video-jason-silva-drugs-spirituality/ http://psychedelicfrontier.com/video-jason-silva-drugs-spirituality/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:12:58 +0000 http://psychedelicfrontier.com/?p=3646 New Video from Jason Silva: ‘Drugs As Tools For Spirituality’

“The new space is inner space,” says Jason Silva in his new video. It’s the latest edition in his series of thought-provoking short-films called Shots of Awe, which continues to live up to its name. This episode focuses on MAPS — the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies — and the importance of set and setting in maximizing the potential of a psychedelic session. He name-drops Timothy Leary, who stressed the importance of preparing a positive tripping environment for yourself.

“You are immediately plunged into a dialogue with your own subconscious,” Silva says. Meanwhile, “The world becomes like a sensurround system. The fidelity, the resolution of the input signals get boosted so all of the sudden you are overwhelmed, almost eclipsed by the signals coming in. You are like a mind in flight.”

Check it out below, and let me know what you think in the comments!

Continue reading New Video from Jason Silva: ‘Drugs As Tools For Spirituality’ at Psychedelic Frontier.

]]>
http://psychedelicfrontier.com/video-jason-silva-drugs-spirituality/feed/ 4 3646
‘Remember’: A Mind-Blowing Series of Beautiful Illustrations http://psychedelicfrontier.com/remember-mind-blowing-illustrations/ http://psychedelicfrontier.com/remember-mind-blowing-illustrations/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:55:38 +0000 http://psychedelicfrontier.com/?p=3601 ‘Remember’: A Mind-Blowing Series of Beautiful Illustrations

I recently discovered this incredible series of illustrations by Chops Wanderweird, called Remember. It’s as thought-provoking as it is beautiful, with a retro children’s-book vibe that I really love. Plus those intricate geometric lines, lovingly rendered in gorgeous colored pencil and ink, make me feel like I’m tripping!

As you look through the pages you’ll catch snatches of ideas explored by Alan Watts, Terence McKenna, Timothy Leary, and other psychonauts and philosophers. Yet there’s something utterly original about this project. Prepare to get your mind blown. (Click each image for full-size and use arrow keys to navigate.)

Oh, and buy the book — it makes a great gift!

Intrigued? That’s just the first half! Check out the rest here.

Continue reading ‘Remember’: A Mind-Blowing Series of Beautiful Illustrations at Psychedelic Frontier.

]]>
http://psychedelicfrontier.com/remember-mind-blowing-illustrations/feed/ 3 3601
Psychedelic DJ Conjures a New Reality in ‘Plastic Flowers’ Video http://psychedelicfrontier.com/psychedelic-dj-plastic-flowers/ http://psychedelicfrontier.com/psychedelic-dj-plastic-flowers/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:33:53 +0000 http://psychedelicfrontier.com/?p=3014 Psychedelic DJ Conjures a New Reality in ‘Plastic Flowers’ Video

This short video starts way, way out in the vast cosmos, then zooms in to a dreary hospital bed where a man lies comatose. But the patient’s mind is far from quiet. A DJ stands at a turntable, spinning up a new reality filled with colored bubbles and a giant four-armed sky god.

A testament to the creative power of music and imagination, all in under 3 minutes. Is this what dreams are made of?

 Liked this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed to get much more!

Or enter your email address for weekly updates:

Continue reading Psychedelic DJ Conjures a New Reality in ‘Plastic Flowers’ Video at Psychedelic Frontier.

]]>
http://psychedelicfrontier.com/psychedelic-dj-plastic-flowers/feed/ 2 3014
Incredibly Trippy Portraits of Famous Psychonauts by Nicolás Rosenfeld http://psychedelicfrontier.com/trippy-portraits-psychonauts-nicolas-rosenfeld/ http://psychedelicfrontier.com/trippy-portraits-psychonauts-nicolas-rosenfeld/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:31:58 +0000 http://psychedelicfrontier.com/?p=3330 Incredibly Trippy Portraits of Famous Psychonauts by Nicolás Rosenfeld

Nicolás Rosenfeld has produced an incredible series of portraits of famous psychonauts, from Carlos Castañeda and John C Lilly to Syd Barrett and Nick Sand. His artworks are intricate, intensely colored, and overflowing with peyote buttons, ether vapors, and cubensis stalks. Check them out below, and see even more at his website!

Carlos Castañeda became famous as the author of a series of books, starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, supposedly relating his training in shamanism by a Yaqui sorcerer. The books include experiences with several drugs, including peyote, jimsonweed, and mushrooms. Though they were considered true-to-life anthropological reports at first — and even earned him a Ph.D from UCLA — Castañeda’s books are now generally considered fiction.

Detail (click to enlarge):

 

 

John C Lilly, a man who lived and breathed the meaning of “psychonaut.” The inventor of the isolation tank (which deprives all senses of stimuli while the user floats in warm water) and a pioneer in dolphin research, Lilly was also famous for taking frequent and heroic doses of ketamine, LSD, and other drugs in his endless quest to explore consciousness.

Continue reading Incredibly Trippy Portraits of Famous Psychonauts by Nicolás Rosenfeld at Psychedelic Frontier.

]]>
http://psychedelicfrontier.com/trippy-portraits-psychonauts-nicolas-rosenfeld/feed/ 8 3330