Some people ask me how I make my artwork, why they’re symmetrical and psychedelic (usually) like they are, why they include various symbolism and mythology…
I chose the spiritual alchemist and shamanic path, which lead me to many tools along my progression of understanding myself.
The first time I tripped on acid was about 15 hits of liquid. It completely changed my perception on life, dimensions, reality, perceptions, out of body experiences, the ego, sacred geometry, and more.
Later down the road, I was lead to DMT which revealed to me every color imaginable, every geometric form, showed me the vibrating existence we perceive into matter, exposed my third eye to light beings observing and flying in and out of my body, allowed me to ‘die’ and return, cleansed of what I felt to be impurities and opened my reality to the beauty which surrounds us and exists constantly within us.
Through the use of mushrooms in a forest, I observed the perfection of nature, how aware and alive the trees and organisms are making the ecosystem…I could feel the earth’s rhythm moving through me and it would often cause me to drum as a result.
I saw the life force of all the forms of consciousness emanating from its core.
I finally understood Buddha’s words when he spoke of laughing up at the sky when he realized the perfection of it all - and I, too, laughed.
Nature is around us, and exists through us - as we are nature as well.
LSD later down the road once again helped me progress spiritually, as I saw the flower of life flashing before my eyes. My hands filled with intense energy, and i could see it balling up in my palms waiting to be released. I experienced intense kundalini awakening, spiraling through my spine, out through my face and hands and feet… flying past planets at light speed… merging with the One, feeling the electric essence rush through my veins. At one point I heard native american chanting, as orbs of light appeared.
Lastly, my most life altering experience was again linked to LSD.
For the first time in my life, I legitimately experienced what I believe to be an inter-dimensional being which was able to come into our physical reality and alter it by being there.
I and another witness both saw a being which actually would try to avoid us noticing it, and would move quickly out of the way of our eyesight.
When this happened, we could feel the air flow of it moving past us, as well as hearing an electrical noise that kept building and building.
I had many spiritual downloads as this happened, and I was informed that this being was ancient and extremely intelligent because the thoughts I received were beyond my own knowledge and comprehension.
Both me and my witness saw this being change the air flow as it moved, moving the candle flame, making noise as it appeared, and intelligently reacting to our observations.
As it got close to us, our bodies reacted with intense chills and goose bumps (which I get as I write about it to this day) and we could literally feel our energy field being effected as it moved around the room.
This continued throughout the night until I had to go home.
My friend at the time continued observing and experiencing this being long into the night — and I could not sleep, as I kept feeling surrounded by something or being observed.
I will make a note to say the reason why TOOL is my favorite band is because TOOL hints at much of what I experienced and includes many of the sounds in their music, as well as the fact that I listened to Lateralus and my friend saw an eye form across my palms and I saw an eye move across his face… then we wept… Immediately upon us crying, the being appeared, about 3 feet tall, and circled us the entire night while TOOL played.
It did not help that the area 51 caller ‘song’ came on, describing an interdimensional being, right as it was happening.
Ever since that night, I have seen number synchronicities daily (seeing certain numbers whenever you check the clock, or anything) and my spiritual path to learn progressed 10 fold.
I dedicated my life to helping others learn about themselves and the universe around them, because all is one, connected, and the same consciousness expressed infinitely.
It’s all perfect, in my eyes, the light, the dark, the symbolism, the beauty, the ugly, the all, the nothing…
I am here to help others —- and I am not advocating the use of psychedelics, but simply stating what I have experienced in the past, using them respectfully as tools to go deep within myself and learn.
To learn more of myself, I am then able to help others more freely.
I hope you now have a better idea of why my art is expressed the way it is. :)
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Terence McKenna - The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I-Ching
Terence McKenna - True Hallucinations
Terence McKenna - The Archaic Revival
Terence McKenna - Lectures on Alchemy
Terence McKenna - Hyperspace
Terence McKenna - Tryptamine Hallucinogens and Consciousness
Jim Dekorne - Psychedelic Shamanism
Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology (volume 1 and 2)
(Occult means hidden, not demonic!)