NARA collective presents PSYCHONAUT - a photography and audio journey of entheogenic experiences. The installation will be featured in Visions of Infinity, a group show at Innerspace Gallery LA in conjunction with DTLA art walk on August 8th, 2019.
A psychonaut - derived from the Ancient Greek psychē (soul, spirit, mind) and naútēs (sailor, navigator) – is a person who induces altered states of consciousness for gaining insights into the human condition. The term, used by occultist Peter J. Carrol in his 1982 ‘chaos magic manual,’ includes entheogens (psychoactive substances for sacred use) as well as shamanism, lamas of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, meditation and sensory deprivation.
This photography series is a collaboration between NARA collective and Future Eyes, featuring NARA co-founders Ashley Edes and Sabrina Y. Smith-Morgan. The paired audio installation consists of journal entries from NARA collective founders’ one-on-one guided psychedelic-therapy sessions.
“Once one has experienced a visionary state of this kind, one can no longer confuse the lie with the truth, One has seen where one comes from and who one is, and one no longer doubts what one is. There is no emotion or external influence that can divert one from this reality.” – Antonin Artaud
Future Eyes x NARA collective
Jacqueline Roh (YAARROHS)
Daniel Jacob Molayem