Art and Artists have long been involved with the observation and documentation of extraordinary experiences. From Hildegard of Bingen in the 10th century who had visions of energetic presence, which she used for healing purposes and had drawn for her to the very same ideas explored amongst artists and scientists today; energy, healing, vibration, telepathy and dreaming.
Artists through the centuries have involved the extraordinary and the visionary in their work. Whilst Damien Hirst in 1991 in The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living explored literally the title of the work and puts into conversation that liminal juncture often explored in near death experiences now explored by AAPS scientists. Leonardo da Vinci imbued his work with the thinking “While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” – Leonardo Da Vinci, which is potentially why The Last Supper, is such a penetrating piece of art.