This is Degard’s earliest source to describe her Art and her thinking. Degard realised that new terminology in the psychic/occult sphere was needed to describe the huge genre which was emerging. A seminal work which sits in the Warburg Institute and The London College of Psychic Studies. This beautifully made book is a rare collectors item.
Celebrities and Icons? celebrates and considers the complex world of who is and who isn’t a celebrity and when do the celebrities become icons. The collection of works started with the question, if I could ‘see’ the celebrities auras could I understand what successful energies would be like? Are there any common threads which get certain people into the limelight – is this actually a desirable process, are their pitfalls? Degard discovered there are secrets to celebrities, sport-people and politicians hidden in their energies. Read on to discover for yourself.
Degard sees auric energy more clearly and vibrantly in the dark. This is a well-documented occurrence amongst seers. Degard asked other people how they respond to the dark and how the dark is perceived in society and art. This book culminated in her painting series The Dark Series which has shown at The Royal College of Art London and Gallery Sarah in Oman.
Quintessence of Consciousness defines what contemporary visionary art is today. With a superb essay by MOLLY MARTINEZ HACKNEY called LAUNCH OF NEW GENRE IN ART this seminal work is a must have to understand the new genre.
Contemporary Visionary is an international group of artists, academics, writers and scientists, founded in London in 2019.They combine the thinking and research of contemporary art and the socio-political climate alongside their visionary experiences: shamanic, psychic, transcendental, occult, esoteric and religious. They critique the culturally dominant thinking in science, politics and consumer culture.
Contemporary Visionary is an international group of artists, academics, writers and scientists, founded in London in 2019.They combine the thinking and research of contemporary art and the socio-political climate alongside their visionary experiences: contemplative, meditative, shamanic, psychic, transcendental, occult, esoteric and religious. They critique the culturally dominant thinking in science, politics and consumer culture. Contemporary Visionary art can be transformative and lead to well-being.
Contemporary Visionary as a genre can relate to the piece of art directly. An artist’s entire production varies across the expanse of their career with particular artwork holding within a contemporary visionary sensibility.
All human beings have what I call an ‘aura pure’ within and around their living bodies, which I am visually aware of and express through my artistic practice: painting. Objectivistic science, which relies solely on externally situated perception, neither recognises as real, nor offers any explanation for this phenomenon which it regards as the product of purely subjective experience and hence to be neither demonstrably extant or quantifiable. On the other hand, natural inclusional science, which does not dissociate subjective from objective experience, recognises the vitality of a receptive-responsive relationship between intangible space and energetic flux in the formation of all living bodies.
NASA’s art program director, Luis H. Berrios explains, “The NASA Art Program portion of the collection managed by NASA consists of commissioned works through 2010. No funding has been appropriated to add to the collection since then.
Funding though is not really a problem for exhibitions for the future; the problem is in the perception of art as an add on to space exploration. In this paper, I argue that art should be a crucial part of this endeavour.