Women of Visionary Art

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Park Street Press
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8.5 X 1.2 X 11.1 inches | 3.8 pounds
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About the Author

David Jay Brown holds a master's degree in psychobiology from New York University. A former neuroscience researcher at the University of Southern California, he has written for Wired, Discover, Scientific American, The Huffington Post, and CBS News. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Dreaming Wide Awake and Frontiers of Psychedelic Consciousness. Rebecca Ann Hill is a visual artist with a wide range of experience in different mediums. The coauthor and illustrator of Ecstatic Love, Lost Dreams & Mystic Visions, she creates illustrations for websites, promotes ayahuasca retreats in Peru, and is a skillful Tarot reader. The authors live in Ben Lomond, California.


"This book literally bursts out at you. The art, ideas, and personality of each contemporary Visionary female artist shine forth and illuminate a vital but underappreciated world of creativity."--Rick Strassman, M.D., author of DMT: The Spirit Molecule
"The moral force of the divine feminine is awakening humanity to higher conscience and higher consciousness, through visions now appearing in the work of the psychedelic sisters of Visionary art."--Alex Grey, Visionary artist and author of Sacred Mirrors
"Women of Visionary Art is a goldmine of human potentiality and transpersonal states of consciousness expressed through the interface of being a woman. David Jay Brown and Rebecca Ann Hill have crafted questions that bring up essential aspects of each artist's vision and philosophy. Their interview questions are like lures reaching into the depths and consistently bring up a kaleidoscopic variety of profound nuggets of numinous experience and handcrafted wisdom. Insights into Visionary artistry as spiritual practice and career path come to the surface. If you are interested in sexuality and mysticism, creative process and methods of inspiration, in navigating the dreamtime and imagining the divine, you will definitely want to read this book and behold the stunning artwork of these masters of the craft. The book itself is a masterpiece of word and image."--C. Michael Smith, Ph.D., author of Jung and Shamanism in Dialogue
"We live in times where spiritual art is extremely important in the awakening of humanity. Women have a kind of female sensitivity that is very special in that equation, and thus they have a very important role in the communication this spiritual art has to offer. In Women of Visionary Art we get to learn about the wonderful magical female creators who brought forth these special visions of personal and cultural enlightenment."--Chris Dyer, Visionary artist
"I love this book. From David Jay Brown's remarkable positioning essay to the last image, it is a delicious introduction to the lives of and sensual vibrant transcendent images by a collection of women, any chapter of which would make the book worth owning. Often, it was difficult to stay with the interviews, because the interspersed images kept lifting me away from the prose. The interviews go so much deeper than the usual description of art and artist, including the struggles, the pain, the overcoming of traditional training, and these artists' surprising insights into creation itself. For many of the women, their art was life-saving; for all of them, it is intensely lifeaffirming. This is a book to read and enjoy; it is a book to cherish."--James Fadiman, Ph.D., microdose researcher and author of The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide
"Women of Visionary Art is an impressive 8.5x 11 inches, full-color art-piece packed with illustrations of some of the most talented, visionary women artists of today. This array of women artists truly makes you feel that you are part of something larger - a step forward perhaps, where artistic expression and spiritual vision are right there in front of your eyes to be enjoyed."--Sofia Karin Axelsson, publisher of The Echo World newspaper
"The interviews read as if you are invited to participate in a conversation among equals. Each chapter is packed with full-color images to fall into. The book ends with a list of recommended reading and a bibliography that's well done and an index. The artists share their techniques, inspirations, and setbacks along with years of accumulated wisdom. This is no mere coffee table book, but a vital link in the chain of women's wisdom."--Lisa Mc Sherry, Facing North