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All is Full of Love (Part One) -Psychedelic Spirituality and Love

An ongoing exploration into the notion of love as the ultimate existential truth

Post-Uni Blues

Education to Employment My last blog post was 5 months ago, which sheds light of the nature of this of this post. I discussed how I had chosen to quit my PhD after much contemplation, in pursuit of a career where I could utilise my skills while learning independently. I mentioned how I had gone […]

Doing a PhD, Quitting a PhD, and Trying to Get a Real Job

The idea of losing this felt like the loss of self, but of course this notion of self is just that of the ego. We are not our jobs, our life narratives, our qualifications; we are consciousness. If we were born into different circumstances we would behave differently. If we were born in a different generation then our understandings of things like social taboos or our tastes in music or fashion may be different. To assume we are a series of past events neglects the understanding that the present moment is all that exists. We are shaped by culture, and we can create culture, but we are not culture. We are consciousness experiencing our perceptions of various phenomena through the receiver of the mind, from the senses of our meat bodies.

Visionary Adventure

To date, this blog has served as a record of illustrations produced in accordance to the topic of its title for the purpose of explaining a series of methods used to fulfil a Master’s Degree in Illustration and Design. The topic has now been taken to PhD level, where progress will be made where the […]

The Impact of the Imprint of Popular Culture – The Book

Attached is the PDF version of a book that i’ve written to summarise the project that this blog has been based upon, to submit as part of my Masters Degree. While the book and Masters course has been completed, the project (and blog) will continue throughout starting again from October 2014, when the subject of […]

Illustration Intervention

Visual Shamanism The project has explored multiple factors and examples of constructs of popular culture such as brand identity, sexuality, mass media etc. that shape the consciousness of the individual and collective communities, using illustration to communicate the findings, interpretations, and alternative insights based on both. Although the exploration of such topics that have been […]

Culture is Not your Friend

This illustration is a portrait of the counter culture icon ‘Terrence McKenna’, known predominantly for his book ‘Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge: A Radical History of Plants, Drugs and Human Evolution’, and his many public speaking events discussing culture, psychedelics, technology, language, evolution, etc. McKenna held the belief […]