Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mushroom Magick: A Visionary Field Guide

I just purchased Mushroom Magick: A Visionary Field Guide, I can't wait till it arrives in the mail! This is an extraordinary collaboration! Arik Roper is a visionary artist known for his CD covers, posters, and animation. Erik Davis is the author, most recently, of The Visionary State. Daniel Pinchbeck is the bestselling author of Breaking Open the Head and 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl. Gary Lincoff is the author of the Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms.

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"For centuries hallucinogenic mushrooms have participated in a sublime relationship with humankind, thanks to their psychoactive chemicals that shift and modify the human mind. Arik Roper's exquisite painted portraits of magic mushrooms illustrate more than 90 of the known hallucinogenic species from around the world. He captures their powerful auras, adding to a tradition of Mushroom art that stretches back more than 400 years. Popular culture critics Erik Davis and Daniel Pinchbeck provide background and testimony in elegant essays, and mushroom expert Gary Lincoff contributes notes. This beautifully designed and profusely illustrated mushroom bible will appeal to nature lovers, mushroom hunters, and enthusiasts of all things psychedelic."

4 comments:

.savannah. said...

ooh! i bet the art in that is to die for. i'll have to add this to my reading list.

Alice said...

Ha, I love the term "profusely illustrated"! Looks worth it if only for the images.

jessica, a miniature rhino said...

we have hanging in our bedroom right now one of these paintings. nice to see you like them too!

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Oooh! Looks fantastic~