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BIOGRAPHY


L. Caruana in Tibet


       L. Caruana was born 1962 in Toronto Canada, of Maltese descent. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Philosophy, and then studied painting at die Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna. In the year 2000 he apprenticed directly under Ernst Fuchs, working as his assistant in his studios in Monaco and Castillon.
       The artist has made his home variously in Toronto, Malta, Vienna, Munich, Monaco and Paris. During his wanderings he has actively recorded his dreams and expanded their imagery through mythology. His paintings are inspired by memories and dreams, experiments with entheogens, and the interplay of different cultural symbols and styles.
       His interest in sacred art and iconography has led to extensive travels, studying the spiritual traditions of Gothic and Renaissance Christianity (Western Europe), Byzantine Christianity (Eastern Europe), ancient Egypt (Egypt), Hinduism (India), Buddhism (Nepal, Tibet), Mayan and Aztec culture (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras).
       After meeting his French fiançée in Munich, L. Caruana moved to Paris, where he maintained a studio in the Bastille quarter for 12 years. After the birth of their son, the couple bought a farmhouse in the Burgundy region south-east of Paris, to pursue a fascination with Permaculture (while maintaining an apartment in Paris)..
       In the year 2013, the couple re-located to the Josefstadt district of Vienna to co-found The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art in the Palais Palffy, next to the Hofburg Palace. After leading The Expanded Visions in the Mischtechnik seminar for seven successful years at the eco-village of Torri Superiore Italy, The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art emerged as the natural evolution in teaching and promoting Visionary Art. As Academy Director, L. Caruana shares administrative duties with Florence Ménard while co-teaching each trimester with well-known figures in the Visionary Art world.

       L. Caruana has also authored several books:
       - The Hidden Passion: A Novel of the Gnostic Christ, Based on the Nag Hammadi Texts
       - Enter Through the Image: The Ancient Image-Language of Myth, Art and Dreams
       - A Manifesto of Visionary Art (available in English, French & Portuguese)

Forthcoming: Sacred Codes: A Treatise on Visionary Painting. Volume I - The Drawing Stage




visionnaire@lcaruana.com




L. CARUANA CHRONOLOGY


1962




    

Born February 16, 1962 in Toronto Canada, of Maltese descent.

Edenbridge on the Humber. Grew up next to Lambton forest, James gardens, and the Humber river. Frequent walks in the forest and frequent visits to island homeland of Malta in the Mediterranean. Showed a marked fascination with drawing and dreams as a child.


1976 - 1981

HIGH SCHOOL. First formal studies in painting, sculpture, and art history under Theodore Samotowka. Discovered Surrealism, and the works of Salvador Dali. First works inspired by Surrealism; drawings became dream-like and enigmatic.

1981 - 1985

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO. Studied Ancient Greek and German Philosophy. Read Pre-Socratics, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger and Jung. Graduated Bachelor of Arts (Hons). Began recording dreams. Wrote Scream of Consciousness, illustrated with sculptures expressing mythic and archetypal themes.

1986

MAGICUS THEATRE Wrote, directed, and acted in plays (Reznikoff, Buried Mirrors) while making films (Psychologica, What Dwells in Man, Eternal Return). All works explored the themes of madness, dreams and the unconsciousness.

1987

WESTERN EURPOPE. Extensive travels, studying Gothic and Northern Renaissance art (Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Bosch) as well as Italian Renaissance (Da Vinci, Michelangelo). Travel journal: European Pilgrimage.

1988 - 1989

TORONTO. Upon return, abandoned the collaborative arts of theatre and film to concentrate on painting and writing in solitude. Began a series of gothic paintings, such as The Dance of Death. Published Fragments, a collection of essays, poems and plays. Then began wandering through Europe.

1990 - 1991

VIENNA (Neustift Viertel). Studied painting at the Akademie der Bildende Künste. Discovered Fantastic Realism and the works of Ernst Fuchs. Frequently sketched ancient Greek, Egyptian and Aztec works in museums, while studying mythology in the writings of Campbell, Eliade, Zimmer and Frye. Developed 'old masters' approach to painting while mixing myths and symbols from different cultures.

1991

EASTERN EUROPE. Extensive travels, visiting monastaries and studying Byzantine art and iconography. Travel journal: Voyage to Byzantium.

1992 - 1993

MALTA (Mellieha). Began Meditations of a Heretic, a novel set in Malta, based on its cultural myths. Began paintings inspired by visionary dreams and expanded through sacred art and myth.

1993 - 1996

MUNICH (Alt Schwabing, Haidhausen). Met French fiançée. First extensive experiments with entheogens. Began Enter Through the Image, a lengthy study of the logic underlying arrangements of images in myth, art, and dreams. Further pursuit of paintings based on 'the interplay of art, myth, and dreams'.

1996 - 2000

PARIS (Montmartre, Quartier Latin). Continued symbolic experiments in painting. Married French fiançée. Bought and renovated studio. Worked with Ernst Fuchs on murals in the Apocalypse Chapel in Klagenfurt, Austria. Attended the Old Masters / New Visions Seminar in Payerbach, Austria, studying the Mischtechnik. Exhibitions: 100 Sacred Visions (Payerbach)

2000 - 2001

MONACO (Castillon). Apprenticed under the master Visionary artist Ernst Fuchs for one year, assisting on his larger paintings in his studio on the Quai des Artistes in Monaco and his home Castel Caramel in Castillon. Wrote A Manifesto of Visionary Art. Exhibitions: l'Art Imaginaire (Monaco)

2001 - 2002

PARIS (Bastille). Launched The Visionary Revue, 'The Electronic Journal of Visionary Art'. Published The Manifesto of Visionary Art on-line and in a limited edition of 200 signed and numbered copies. Exhibitions: Art of the Imagination (London), Parfums de Femmes (Paris).

2003

N. AFRICA, ASIA. Travelled through Egypt, India, Nepal and Tibet for three months, studying Egyptian, Hindu and Buddhist art. Travel journal: A Visionary Journey to the East.

2003 - 2006

PARIS (Bastille). Published the second and third issues of The Visionary Revue, the Johfra and Kalmakoff issues. Launched the French version of The Manifesto of Visionary Art. Wrote: The Hidden Passion: A Novel of the Gnostic Christ, Based on the Nag Hammadi Texts. Exhibitions: Chimeria (Sedane), Dali's Heirs Paint Europa (Wolnzach, Munich), La Mort Transfigurée (Paris).

2006

CENTRAL AMERICA. Travelled through Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras for two months, studying Mayan and Aztec art. Travel journal: Mayan Vision Quest.

2007 - 2010

PARIS (Bastille). Release of The Hidden Passion: A Novel of the Gnostic Christ Based on the Nag Hammadi Texts.
- Launched GnosticQ.com: A Source for Gnostic Studies
- Launched the 4th issue of The Visionary Revue on Entheogens.
- Entheologue with Alex Grey at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in New York.
- Held The Visions in the Mischtechnik painting seminars in Torri Superiore Italy - 2008, 2009, 2010
- Release of Enter Through the Image: The Ancient Image Language of Myth, Art & Dreams.
- Exhibitions: Guest of Honour at Chimeria - Festival International des Arts Visionnaires (Sedan, France), plus: Metageum (Malta), Liminal Village Boom Festival (Portugal), Interdimensional Art Tour (San Francisco, Montreal, Seattle, Eugene), The Fountain Oracle Gathering (Washington).
- Conferences & panel discussions: Metageum (Malta), Colloquium on Hallucinations (Paris), Liminal Village Boom Festival (Portugal), Chimeria Festival (Sedan, France)

2010 - 2012

BURGUNDY. Bought a farmhouse south-east of Paris
-
Moved studio to farmhouse in Burgundy while maintaining apartment in Paris. Began pursuing Permaculture
- Release of The First Manifesto of Visionary Art in a new edition.
- Solo Exhibition La Pouvoir des Mythes at Galerie de l'Art Visionnaire de Paris including Live Painting & Chants, later filmed by IF tv.
- Solo Exhibition at l'Espace Beauvais, St. Saulge, France
- Organized group exhibition EnQuête du Sacré at Galerie de l'Art Visionnaire de Paris and at Chimeria - Festival International des Arts Visionnaires (Sedan, France)
- Painting workshop Express Your Energy in Paint with 300 people at the Boom Festival, Portugal
- Painting workshops Enter Through the Image at The Omega Institute, Rheinbeck N.Y. (Sept 2012 and May 2013)
- Art Spirit Now - Exhibition and presentations, Boulder Colorado, May 2013.
- CoSM Workshop with Maura Holden, plus Visionary Salon with Alex & Allyson Grey (Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, June 2013)
-
Two works included in the Dreams & Divinities book and exhibition (Toledo Spain).
- Held The Visions in the Mischtechnik painting seminars in Torri Superiore Italy - 2010 - 2012


2013



VIENNA. Co-founded and launched The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art
in the Palais Palffy.
- Release of The First Manifesto of Visionary Art in Portuguese translation.





SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

- Les entheogènes et l'art visionnaire (Presentation, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, May 2006)

- Ernst Fuchs et l'école viennoise du réalisme fantastique (Presentation, Mairie de Nogent-sur-Marne, Paris, Oct. 2006)

- L'art visionnaire et les hallucinations (Presentation, Colloque sur les Hallucinations dans la Philosophie et les Sciences Cognitives, Paris, May 2007)

- Entheologue with Alex Grey (Presentation & discussion, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, New York, August 2007)

- The Ancient Image-Language of Myth, Art & Dreams (Presentation, Metageum Conference, Malta, Nov. 2007)

- Entheogens in Megalithic culture (Panel discussion - L. Caruana, Erik Davis & Gyrus, Metageum Conference, Malta, Nov. 2007)

- Les entheogènes et l'art visionnaire (Presentation, Colloque sur les Hallucinations dans la Philosophie et les Sciences Cognitives, Paris, March 2008)

- Practical Uses of Altered States of Consciousness (Panel discussion, Colloque sur les Hallucinations dans la Philosophie et les Sciences Cognitives, Paris, March 2008)

- Visionary Art Culture Creators Panel (Panel discussion - L. Caruana, Luke Brown, Carey Thompson, Andrew Jones, Zariat & Leo Plaw moderated by Delvin Solkinson, Liminal Village, Idhana-a-Nova, Portugal, August 2008)

- L’Art visionnaire, héritier des traditions sacrées (Presentation, Chimeria: Festival International des Arts Visionnaires, Sedan, France, March 2009)

- L’Art visionnaire et la quête personnelle du Sacré (Presentation, Chimeria: Festival International des Arts Visionnaires, Sedan, France, March 2009)

- Entretiens sur l'Expérience Visionnaire (Panel discussion - L. Caruana, Jan Kounen & Romuald Leterrier, Chimeria: Festival International des Arts Visionnaires, Sedan, France, March 2009)

- Enjeux pratiques des états modifiés de conscience (Panel discussion - L. Caruana, Luis Eduardo Luna, M. Villaescusa & Enrique del Bosque moderated by Juan Gonzalez, Colloque sur les Hallucinations dans la Philosophie et les Sciences Cognitives, Paris, March 2009)

- Ayahuasca et Créativité (presentationf followed by discussion with Jan Kounen and Tom Verdier at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, February 2012)



EXHIBITIONS


- Art, Myth & Dreams (Valletta, Malta, June 1993)

- 100 Sacred Visions (Payerbach, Austria, July 2000)

- l'Art Imaginaire (Monaco, September 2000)

- Art of the Imagination (London, England, February 2002)

- La Parfume des Femmes (Paris, France, May, 2002)

- Chimeria (Sedan, France, October 2004)

- Dalis Erben Malen Europa (Wolnzach, Germany, October 2005)

- Chimeria (Sedan, France, October 2005)

- La Mort Transfigurée (Paris, France, October 2006)

- Chimeria (Sedan, France, October 2006)

- Metageum (Malta, November 2007)

- Boom Festival (Idhana-a-Nova, Portugal, August 2008)

- Guest of Honour at Chimeria - Festival International des Arts Visionnaires (Sedan, France, March 2009)

- Interdimensional Art Tour (San Francisco California, Montreal Quebec, Seattle Washington, and Eugene Oregon, May 2009)

- The Fountain Oracle Gathering (Dragons Sphere park, Washington, August 2009)

- Solo Exhibition La Pouvoir des Mythes(Espace Beauvais, St. Saulge, France, January 2012)

- Solo Exhibition La Pouvoir des Mythes including Live Painting & Chants (Galerie de l'Art Visionnaire de Paris - Paris, June 2012)

- Third Eye Gallery - Boom Festival ( Idhana-a-Nova, Portugal, August 2012)

- EnQuête du Sacré (Galerie de l'Art Visionnaire de Paris, September 2012)

- EnQuête du Sacré (Chimeria - Festival International des Arts Visionnaires - Sedan, France, October 2012)

- Art Spirit Now ( Boulder Colorado, May 2013)

- Dreams & Divinities
(Toledo, Spain - May 2013)





PAST EVENTS





ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF AN IMPORTANT NEW PROJECT FOR VISIONARY ART
~ The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art ~
Opening its doors in September of 2013...
Announcing the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art
~ For More Information ~
Contact Florence Ménard at office@academyofvisionaryart.com




A Series of Articles on
THE VIENNA ACADEMY OF VISIONARY ART...
~ For More Information ~
Contact Florence Ménard at office@academyofvisionaryart.com




~ Expanded Visions in the MischTechnik Seminar 2013 ~
Come Expand your Vision with us...
The Expanded Visions in the Mischtechnik Seminar July 6 - 28, 2013
~ For More Information ~
Contact Laurence at visionnaire@lcaruana.com




TWO IMPORTANT EVENTS TO HELP LAUNCH
~ The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art ~
Coming to Colorado in May of 2013...
Announcing the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art



Together with ALEX & ALLYSON GREY,
MAURA HOLDEN & I will give a talk on

~ The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art ~

And hold an afternoon workshop called 'GEOMETRY GENERATES FORM'
Workshop from 1 - 5pm; Visionary Salon from 7:30 - 10 pm
on Saturday June 8th, 2013 at CoSM in NY
Announcing the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art
~ For More Information ~
Contact Laurence Caruana at office@academyofvisionaryart.com



I will be teaching A Special Workshop again this year,
from May 31st - June 7th, 2013
at the Omega Institute in New York...
L. Caruana Workshop at the Omega Institute
More information on this website...
and at the Omega Institute site



SATURDAY OCT 6th, 2012
– The Visionary Ideal: Life as Art-making and Spirit-quest –
A presentation & discussion with Alex & Allyson Grey...
Talk with Alex & Allyson Grey at CosM
For more information, visit: https://secure.cosm.org/np/clients/cosm/event.jsp?event=659
...Vision, healing, transcendence - rarely has an art movement emerged with such a vital message for humanity. But what is Visionary Art? What are its ideals? And how does the artist's quest appear from the inside?

In a rare appearance stateside, Laurence Caruana shares the artist's journey, recounting his life-long involvement with Visionary Art through books, manifestoes, seminars - and now the founding of an academy in Vienna.

Together with Alex and Allyson Grey, we'll approach the mysterious jewel from multiple directions, seeking to elucidate "the Visionary Ideal: Life as Art-making and Spirit-quest."

A 45 minute visual presentation followed by discussion.



I am curating a new exhibition at
Galerie d'Art Visionnaire de Paris

EnQuete du Sacre Exhibition

Each artist will present Original Works (Giclées also available)

OPENING NIGHT: Saturday Sept 8th at 6:30 pm

LIVE PAINTING & CHANTS: Sunday Oct 13 at 6:30 pm
With Music by Amazone Schaye
And Live Painting by L. Caruana & Liba Waring Stambollion

LA GALERIE D'ART VISIONNAIRE DE PARIS
57 rue des Vinaigriers 75010 Paris




My solo exhibition inaugerated the new
Galerie d'Art Visionnaire de Paris

including a Live Painting evening...

Le Pourvoir des Mythes
Accompanied by the spontaneous chants of Schaye B.
L. Caruana and Liba Waring Stambollion introduce Live Painting to France,
translating spiritual rhythms and sounds into images and colour.
Coming from Neo-tribal Festival culture, this new way of painting
imprints the surrounding energy and ambiance onto the canvas with each stroke of the brush.





2012 began with a Solo Exhibition at
~ Le Beauvais ~
in Burgundy, France
Watch the video for a walk-through of the 25 works on display,
the unveiling of a new painting and the Opening Night:

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L. Caruana Solo Exhibition in Burgundy France


Read a fascinating article about the exhibition at:









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Read about it:



View photos:




"Bringing together an international body of emerging artists
to study in the lineage passed down from the Viennese grand master, Ernst Fuchs,
this was a historic convergence nestled in a timeless valley..."

- Art Spirit Now








...A JOURNEY TO THE PRIMORDIAL LANGUAGE
AT THE SOURCE OF ALL DREAMING, ART & MYTHMAKING
Read
the Back Cover


Read Ch. XII on
Symbols in Modern
Visionary Art


A short video to introduce the work...

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NOW AVAILABLE
AT A
SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICE OF
$14.95 / €9.95
IN THE SHOP.






L. CARUANA ON ERIK DAVIS'
EXPANDING MIND RADIO PROGRAM



LISTEN TO THE PROGRAM


Erik Davis' weekly radio show EXPANDING MIND
explores the many different dimensions of mind and consciousness.
Recently he interviewed L. Caruana on Visionary art
in light of his new book ENTER THROUGH THE IMAGE.

Erik Davis is the author of TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information and
most recently The Visionary State: A Journey through California’s Spiritual Landscape.
His essays have appeared in AfterBurn: Reflections on Burning Man, Zig Zag Zen and Prefiguring Cyberculture.
See TechGnosis.com
click here to listen to PRN




L. CARUANA on MIGUEL CONNER'S
AEON BYTE - GNOSTIC RADIO PODCAST...
Spiritual Rituals, Meditations & Exercises
Behind The Gnostic Myths
     Mythology is the secret language of the Spirit, as well as the collective dream of humanity. It is a universe of archetypes, symbols and dreams that not only point towards the Transcendental but can ignite the liberation of both mind and soul. The ancients understood the power of Mythology, and modern man is finally beginning to appreciate its sublime gifts. Yet few truly understand how to utilize Myth as a tool to unlock the inner realms of the psyche and break open the layers of mundane reality.
      The Gnostics were one of the greatest masters of Mythology in all of history. They re-interpreted oppressive theologies to mine for virtuous truths, expressed their artistic vision of the cosmos, and created fields of metaphor to decipher the human condition. More importantly perhaps, The Gnostics actually left coded rituals, meditations and exercises in their Myths that could induce altered states of consciousness and release an individual's divine potential.
     Not only do we delve into Gnostic and comparative mythology in its latest scholarship, we present these hidden tools left behind for those seeking the path of holy heresy. Their first clue resides in a passage from the Gospel of Philip that states, 'Truth did not come into the world naked, it came in types and images...one must enter through the image into The Truth.'

We learn how to enter the image into The Truth.

Astral Guest -- Laurence Caruana, author of Enter Through the Image: The Ancient Image Language of Myth, Art and Dreams and The Hidden Passion-A Novel of the Gnostic Christ Based on the Nag Hammadi Texts.





NEW ARTICLE ON LINE

A three-part article
is now appearing on
THE HUB

Pt 1 L. Caruana's Art
Pt 2 Enter Through the Image



Courtesy of
Genevieve Knevitt

The Hub



- 2009 -


...It was a busy year
with numerous exhibitions & lectures

in both Europe & America

- as well as my annual
VISIONS IN THE MISCHTECHNIK
seminar in Italy

and the release of a video
THE VISIONARY ART OF L. CARUANA:
Life as a Gradual Unfolding of the Sacred








JUNE 09 - VIDEO RELEASE
(On line preview in May)


THE VISIONARY ART OF L. CARUANA:
Life as a Gradual Unfolding of the Sacred





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A 35 minute motion graphics narrative about the Visionary art & life of L. Caruana.
The work premiered at the Chimeria Festival of Visionary Arts in Sedan France on March of 2009.
This video was made by the artist and is told in the first-person, as an introduction to his work.







MARCH 09 - CHIMERIA



CHIMERIA 2009
7th International Festival of Visionary Art

Mysticism & the Sacred
in Visionary Art

Sedan (Ardennes)
March 7 - 16, 2009
Salle Marcillet & the Château Fort de Sedan

www.chimeria.org


GUESTS OF HONOUR:
Roberto Venosa - Martina Hoffmann - Jan Kounen - Michel Henricot - Laurence Caruana

INCLUDING TWO ILLUSTRATED LECTURES BY L. CARUANA:

(in French)
L. Caruana

L’Art visionnaire, héritier des traditions sacrées
(Visionary Art: Heir of the Hieratic Tradition)

Saturday March 7, 2009 at 5 pm
Amphithéâtre Pierre Mendès France

(in French)
L. Caruana

L’Art visionnaire et la quête personnelle du Sacré
(Visionary Art as a Personal Quest for the Sacred)

Sunday March 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm
Amphithéâtre Pierre Mendès France








Coverage of the CHIMERIA Exhibition
on the front page of the L'UNION Magazine section

and Baglis.tv


"THE MASTERS OF VISIONARY ART
AT SEDAN"

Translation of excerpt:

"For his part, the Canadian of Maltese origin,
Laurence Caruana delves into Hindu,
Aztec, Buddhist and Byzantine mythologies.
Working in the methods of the Dutch masters,
Caruana is certainly one of the most daring explorers
of ancient mythologies. We are also indebted to him
for the Manifesto of Visionary Art,
a classic work in the field."

"VISIONARY ART:
HEIR OF THE HIERATIC TRADITION"

My visual presentation on Visionary Art
was filmed by Baglis.tv
and is now available on line
(In French only, through pay per view).

"In this 51 minute presentation, Laurence Caruana
analyzes the 'hieratic' qualities of sacred art.
Through the examples of Hinduism, Buddhism,
Egypt, Maya and Aztec, he exposes the lost and
hidden style underlying all these traditions.
Turning to Occidental art,
he traces the loss of the hieratic style
in this tradition due to the emergence
of the 'humanist' style.
Finally, he shows how Visionary Art
which is both modern and traditional,
incorporates both both humanist
and hieratic styles."






APRIL 09 - COLLOQUIUM ON HALLUCINATIONS
The 2nd International Multi-disciplinary
Colloquium on Hallucinations

and Altered States of Consciousness
in Cognitive Science & Philosophy

April 8 - 11, 2009
Paris

       For this second edition of the Spring colloquium, ARTHEMOC (l'Association pour la Recherche Transdiciplinaire sur les Hallucinations et autres États Modifés de Conscience) continues its reserach in hallucinations as Altered States of Consciousness (ASC) while also inviting specialists in other related domains such as REM sleep, Out of Body Experiences (OBE), meditation, the cognitive mechanisms of ASC, the phenomenology of ASC, the ontology of hallucinations, trance, psycho-active plants, traditional rituals and shamanism...
       Besides those specialists already well-recognized within their areas of research, this year will also include special sessions dedicated to 'rising researchers'.
       Finally, a number of interesting evenings have been organized around the Colloquium in order to encourage greater interaction and debate between the speakers and the public.

Program for Saturday April 11, 1990

11:00 AM - Panel Discussion:
"Enjeux pratiques des états modifiés de conscience"
PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS

with Laurence Caruana, Luis Eduardo Luna, M. Villaescusa
& Enrique del Bosque, moderated by Juan Gonzalez







...Two new paintings have been added to the Gallery.

Both of these small works showed at The Temple of Visions exhibition
at the Hive Gallery in Los Angeles.

On the opening night, the line up to get in
stretched around the block...
See Beinart News for Amanda Sage's review
and Youtube for a video (starting at 4:00 minutes)







JANUARY 09 - TEMPLE OF VISIONS

The Temple of Visions show at the Hive Gallery in Los Angeles
was organized by Jimmy Bleyer - who had the original inspiration for the show
while attending my Visions in the Mischtechnik Seminar last summer...








MAY 09 - THE INTERDIMENSIONAL ART TOUR

...including original works by L. Caruana

- THE SHOW -

The Interdimensional Art Tour
is the coming-together as an arts collective
representing a global group of harmonic artists
who are sharing their vision
and dreaming the future together.

Featuring an incredible array
of visionary artists from the world over,
a lineup of cutting edge musicians and djs,
full flavor fashion shows
and amazing art installations.

Organized through the combined power of
Tribe 13, IAMUnified and Starborne Productions

- TOUR DATES -

May 3rd : San Francisco, California
Temple Nightclub - 540 Howard St
http://www.templesf.com/

May 9th : Montreal, Quebec
The Eastern Bloc - 7240 Rue Clark
http://www.myspace.com/montrealvisionaryartshow


May 23rd : Seattle, Washington
Columbia City Theatre - 4918 Rainier Ave S
http://www.columbiacitytheater.com/

June 4th : Eugene, Oregon
Fenario Gallery - 881 Willamette St.
Gallery opening with a month long viewing.
http://www.fenariogallery.com/









AUGUST 09 - THE FOUNTAIN ORACLE GATHERING
Dragons Sphere Park, Washington USA - July 31st - August 2nd, 2009


Thanks to the efforts of Michael Brinker,
I'll be showing five giclées at the event.
All profits go toward the
Visions in the Mischtechnik Student Seminar Fund.

The Oracle Gatherings







- 2008 -


...I had an amazing Summer of 2008.

In July, twelve talented & motivated artists came out
for my VISIONS IN THE MISCHTECHNIK seminar in Italy.

In August, I headed out to the BOOM FESTIVAL in Portugal
to exhibit, speak on a panel & enjoy the ambiance...

Then in September, I travelled to Klagenfurt Austria
where I joined some of my seminar students
to continue painting in Ernst Fuchs'
Apocalypse chapel.

See below for photos & videos...








Click left or right for photos
of the
BOOM FESTIVAL
and the
VISIONS

IN THE MISCHTECHNIK
seminar.


Scroll down for
a video of the seminar
and the artists' panel at the Boom.




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of
Manifesting the vision from yog sothoth on Vimeo.











BOOM FESIVAL 2008 in the Liminal Village:

THE VISIONARY ART CULTURE CREATORS PANEL

...A 50 minute rap on Visionary art & culture
featuring artists Leo Plaw, Luke Brown, Carey Thompson, Andrew Jones, Zariat & L. Caruana.
Moderated by Delvin Solkinson with questions from the audience.

Delvin Solkinson is also the creator of
The Galactik Trading Card Deck
& has a great photo reportage
of setting up the Liminal Village at:
PodCollective.com








Painting in Ernst Fuchs' Apocalypse Chapel
-- Sept. 2008 --
(For more photos of the chapel

see The Apocalypse Chapel
from the year 2000.

         


A new interview with me
appears on-line
in English and Italian

at Sabrina Abeni's site ELURIA.

See:
Laurence Caruana:

Visions Through the Ages








       


       Recently I released a Visionary novel which delves into the Nag Hammadi texts to elucidate the Gnostic worldview.
       ...Its narrative moves with ease through dreams, visions, madness and higher states on consciousness.
       Discount copies may be ordered through my new site: GnosticQ.com.
or here at the Shop.


       

DISCOVER GNOSTICQ.COM





        - A LIVELY PODCAST ON THE HIDDEN PASSION!
       AEON BYTE, the weekly Gnostic radio show, conducted an in depth interview with me on my new novel, The Hidden Passion.
       Click directly on interview for a 10 minute excerpt.
       To download the entire pod cast, go to TheGodAboveGod.com and click on Download Shows, then download program 95 - What would the Ministry of the Gnostic Jesus look like?
AEON BYTE





Check out Lunaya Shekinah's great new site:
http://lightscience.squarespace.com




     I've just added a photo album in the Features section called Visionary Kinships & Encounters.


       For the third year in a row, I gave a presentation on Entheogens and Visionary Art at the Paris Colloquium on Hallucinations in Philosophy & Cognitive Science.
       Rick Doblin of MAPS, author Benny Shanon, director Jan Kounen and a host of others participated in the 4-day event.
       See: hallucinations.risc.cnrs.fr as a new site for those interested in Cognitive Science as an approach to entheogenic visions and consciousness.

       Two of my works are included in the 5th issue of the CoSM Journal - a special issue on Ritual and Mystery Schools.


      In August 2007, Alex Grey and I got together at The Chapel of Sacred Mirros in New York for an Entheologue discussion on the role of Entheogens in Visionary Art.

      The Entheologue discussion was recorded and is now available in the Features section:

L. CARUANA AND ALEX GREY AT ENTHEOLOGUE


       I'm pleased to be included among the group of European Artists (Fuchs, Brauer, Hausner, Giger, De Es, etc) in the forthcoming Visionary Art Show.


       In November 2007, I participated in the Metageum Conference in Malta. It was an amazing experience. Mornings we attended lectures - delving into the consciousness of the ancient culture that built the megalithic temples in Malta.
       Afternoons and evenings, we attempted to experience this for ourselves - chanting in underground temples or trance-dancing till midnight...
       I lectured on The Ancient Image-Language and participated in a panel discussion on Entheogens while exhibiting five paintings. My great thanks to Peter B. Lloyd.
       You can read a summary and hear the panel discussion (Gyrus, Erik Davis & myself) at Gyrus' site: DreamFlesh.com
       See also: Metageum.org


       The EP Lunueo from The Artaxian Mantra featured my painting The Face of Kali on the cover.
       I love their music - at once, hard, passionate and spiritual - with richly-textured guitar work from Maryn Knevitt and powerful, impassioned vocals from Genevieve Knevitt.
       Hear their music at:
The Artaxian Mantra



       The concept album Lordz of Deth by Soul Stalkaz featured the lower part of my painting The Pearl on its cover.
       Their rap metal album is based on the Mayan legend of the twin-heros journey to the underworld, Xibalba.
       Hear their music at: Soul Stalkaz.





THE VISIONARY REVUE

       Issue 4 is now on-line, a special feature on Entheogens and Visionary Art. Loaded with images and in-depth texts, The Visionary Revue is an on-line journal documenting the latest trends in the international movement known as Visionary Art.

       The Premiere issue features the renowned MANIFESTO OF VISIONARY ART

                       Go to www.VisionaryRevue.com





FEATURES

       The new millennium brought about a lot of interesting changes in my life.

       Thanks to Andrew Gonzalez and Amanda Sage, I met Ernst Fuchs in the summer of 2000. Together we worked with him in THE APOCALYPSE CHAPEL in Southern Austria, then Andrew, Amanda and I attended the Old Masters / New Visions Seminar. The entire adventure is on view.

       In 2001, I moved to Monaco and apprenticed under Ernst Fuchs for a year, working with him on larger paintings in his studio in the South of France. I wrote an account of that experience (with photos) called LEARNING TO SEE.

       Upon my return to Paris, I launched The Visionary Revue with its Manifesto of Visionary Art. One result was an INTERVIEW in Mental Contagion magazine.

       In the Spring of 2003 I travelled through Egypt, India, Nepal and Tibet, sketching and photographing images among the temples, tombs and ruins. These have been brought together into a photo album: A VISIONARY JOURNEY TO THE EAST.

       Dreams are the main sources of my paintings, and I continue to have some strange and incredible ones. The latest, which I call THE ANCIENT CADUCEUS has primaeval animals and became a reflection on death and rebirth. A sample of my dreams from the last 25 years can be found in my DREAM JOURNAL.

       In August of 2007, Alex Grey and I held an ENTHEOLOGUE at the Chapel of Sacred Mirros in New York. The event was recorded and is now available.

       All of these events are brought together in the FEATURES section.















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