Thursday, 18 December 2014

Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians

An interesting movie about the Huicholes of Mexico and their ancient, deep and shamanic connection with the sacred cactus peyote...
See the preview and visit the Huicholes film website 



Huicholes: Los Ăšltimos Guardianes del Peyote / The Last Peyote Guardians - Trailer from Kabopro Films on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Submarine Sandwich

Another amazing video from stop-motion artist extraordinaire PES
(...and see also my previous post about PES here and here )
PES  


King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard / "Hot Wax"

A "mind manifesting" video from the Aussie "neo-psychedelic" band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard   


Sunday, 14 December 2014

The Elephant's Garden

The Elephant's Garden it's a nice, creative, mind-moving animation by Felix Colgrave

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Dying to Know



"Death is like the sun: it illuminates everything around us, yet it's painful and difficult to look directly at it." (read here)
Dying to Know  is a documentary directed by Gay Dillingham and narrated by Robert Redford, which spans 80 years, asking the deepest questions about life, drugs and the final frontier: death. The film project began at the Los Angeles home of Timothy Leary in 1995 just about the time Tim discovered he was dying of cancer and called his friend and colleague of a lifetime, Ram Dass (Richard Alpert) to talk about the process of moving on. They had written The Psychedelic Experience, a book based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, so Tim thought Ram Dass would understand what he was going through. Their conversation turned to much more. Dying to Know captures them during that intimate and entertaining conversation about life, death and the psychedelic explorations that began it all.
In the early 1960s, two Harvard psychology professors began promoting psychedelics as a way to explore the edges of consciousness. Timothy Leary became a missionary for mind-altering drugs, igniting a global counter-culture movement that landed him in prison and won him the moniker as “the most dangerous man in America" (Richard Nixon). Richard Alpert, a.k.a Ram Dass, became a spiritual teacher for an entire generation who, now in his 80s, continues to teach compassion and self-knowledge.

There will be a preview tomorrow, December 14, at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, California (see here)  then I hope it will be distributed worlwide... at least like a DVD....



Dying to Know Teaser from Gay Dillingham on Vimeo.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Amazing Steampunk Art of Igor Verniy

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals


From heaps of  scraped metal, old bike chains and silverware, Russian artist Igor Verniy, combining an extraordinary visionary talent with a first class technique, creates   true steampunk masterpieces of birds and insects. 
( see This Is Colossal )

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals

























Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals

Steampunk Animal and Insect Sculptures by Igor Verniy steampunk sculpture assemblage animals


















Wednesday, 10 December 2014