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FANTASTIC REALISM  

Dedicated to Baba Venosa

 

"Only the Fantastic is likely to be true at the cosmic level."

--Chardin

 

"A new light is coming into the world. We are on the border of a new experience. The veil between spirit and matter is very thin. The invisible passes into visibility through our faith in it."

Ernest Homes

 

 

"Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high , moments. I am in accord with the surrealists searching for the marvelous. "

Anais Nin

 

 

"If I were to tell this story the way history is usually written or the way each of us recalls his own past, which means recording only the most glorious moments and inventing a new continuity for them, I should omit these little details and say that our eight stout hearts drifted from morning to night in time with a single all-encompassing desire-or some such lie. But the flame which kindles desire and illuminates thought never burned for more than a few seconds at a stretch. The rest of the time we tried to remember it."

Rene Daumal

Mount Analogue

 

"At high altitudes," he said, "there' s no place for the fantastic, because reality itself is more marvelous than anything man could imagine."

Rene Daumal

 

 

"Man is indeed a fantastic creature; and nothing about him is so fantastic as the alchemy of his crushed soul, which transmutes shame and weakness into pride and faith."

Eric Hoffer

 

 

"For us the fantastic is the outcome of contact with reality experienced pure and direct without the soiling disfigurement that occurs when it passes through the filter of our ancient and modern prejudices."

Louis Pauwels & Jacques Bergier

Morning of the Magicians

 

 

"We were exploring not the regions of sleep and the subconscious but their very opposites; the regions of ULTRACONSCIOUSNESS and the 'Awakened state' . We call Our point of view FANTASTIC REALISM. "

Louis Pauwels & Jacques Bergier

Morning of the Magicians

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Books:  books by Robert VenosaILLUMINATUS

Book: :"The Treasury of The Fantastic" Ed. by D. Sander & J. Weisman

Book: "The Land of Time and Other Fantasy Tales" by Lord Dunsany

Book: "Fantasy World" by Deidi von Schaewen

Book: "The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art" Ed Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner

Book: "Infinite Worlds" by Vincent Di Fate

Book: "ICON, Revised: A Retrospective by the Grand Master of Fantastic Art" by Frank Frazetta

Book: "The Encyclopedia Of Fantasy" Ed. by J. Clute & J. Grant

Book: "Spectrum 11: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art" Ed. by Cathy & Arnie Fenner

 

 

 

 

2001

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