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Applying Transparent Color in Photoshop

<i>By Justin Gerard</i><br>In a recent post I was asked if I'd go into more detail about how I apply and saturate color when I work digitally. Today, I'll be …

Bernardo's presentation at "Sages and Scientists 2014"

Scientific and Spiritual Implications of Psychic Abilities - Russell Targ

10 Things...Horror Portfolio

by Greg Manchess<br>If you’re like me, then I’m certain that image above pulled you into reading this article. That’s a piece by my friend, Sam Araya, …

Things I Learned From Creating 122 Paintings in 11 Months

-By Greg Manchess <br>In front of The Wall, the day I finished.<br>The project I’ve spent the better part of seven years conceiving is finally finished. From …

5 Strategies Successful Artists Follow to Thrive in Their Careers

I’ve had the privilege of working with and observing artists for a long time. As a gallery owner, I’ve been particularly interested in watching the …

Self-improvement

How to use technology for better magick

The use of technology has streamlined many tasks in our lives, and there’s no reason that it can’t do the same for magick. From using an app to …

Hexagonal Tiles and Hardwood Make the Most Beautiful Flooring Combination

This trend is dominating Pinterest right now.<p>Traditionally, flooring treatments have been separated by "transition strips" — narrow boards that neatly cut off wood or carpeted sections of a room — but now, homeowners and designers are doing away with the defined separation in favor of something far …

Oiling Out and the Cause of Dead Spots in Oil Paintings

By onMay 12, 2016 in Color, Oils<p>It’s been a problem for a very long time. At least according to the historical record. Blotchiness. Sinking in. Dead …

Alchemy: how a tradition spanning millennia became modern chemistry

Alchemy is generally seen as an archaic proto-science based on superstition that is of little interest to the modern chemist. In truth, chemistry …

Lego magick for creativity and protection

One of my favourite things about doing pop culture magick is that you get to literally play with toys as a legitimate part of your magical practice. …

Q

10 Things...Brushwork

<b>6. Edge</b><br>The edge of the stroke is as important to think about as the edges of elements in your overall painting. A stroke can be clean and sharp. It …

Models of Magic

The meta-model of magic is not a model as such but rather an instruction on the use of the others. For its only advice to the magician is: "Always …

Post Ratio Landing Page

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How to Get What You Want: Know What You Want

-By Lauren Panepinto<br>This is my last post before the end of 2015, and I've spent a good chunk of this year trying to verbalize, write down, codify, …

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

Exposure vs. Exploitation

-By Greg Ruth<br>Photo by JS Choi of he-who-will-not-be-named doing his brilliant thing at Illuxcon. So perfect and hilarious.<br>Below is an actual …

Exploring occulture since 2000.

The stars are unusually quiet, and while Hidden Insights often has a great deal<p>On walking a Pagan path with integrity and being aware of …

NSFW COMIC: How to Get Into Trance States and Do Chaos Magick

NSFW COMIC: How to Get Into Trance States and Do Chaos Magick | Archtraitor Bluefluke | Ultraculture - Wake Up and Mutate <br>Here’s a comic on achieving …

Alan Moore: The art of magic

Arcanorium College

Published in Wakins Mind Body Spirit<p>This article begins with a brief history of Chaos Magic and then describes a recent production from two of its …

Type 101 for Illustrators

By Lauren Panepinto<br>Like a lot of Art Directors, I was trained as a graphic designer, not an illustrator. And while there's a lot of overlap in a …

Holotropic Breathwork Will Get You High as F***

Holotropic Breathwork Will Get You High as F*** | Eric Ponvelle | Ultraculture - Wake Up and Mutate <br>Holotropic breathwork is a way of breathing your …

These Exceptions Allow You to Withdraw Retirement Money Early, Penalty Free

Retirement funds are appealing because you can save money before taxes. The downside is, if you withdraw early, you typically have to pay a penalty. …

7 Mistakes That Are Keeping Starving Artists From Thriving

If you are anything like me, then you are more than tired of hearing about the "starving artist" myth. If there's something I don't believe in, it's the notion that artists can't succeed in business. As a matter of fact, I wrote a blog arguing the complete opposite last Fall.<p>I truly believe artists …

8 Forgotten Pie Recipes We Should Bring Back

Sometimes simpler is better. That’s certainly the case with these old-fashioned pies, which have been unjustly relegated to the back of the recipe …

Baking

How Art Became Irrelevant

A<p>In 1971 the performance artist Chris Burden stood against the wall of a California art gallery and ordered a friend to shoot him through the arm. …

Tony Blair

Art As Spiritual Technology: How Paul Laffoley Changed My Life

Hearing about the passing of godhead brilliant visionary artist Paul Laffoley the other day made me contemplate just how enormous an impact the man’s …