Resources our members have found useful in their practice. Art history, archaeology, aesthetics, working with sustainable materials, color theory, as well as relevant texts on theology and broader art subjects are included here.
After 30 years of being an artist, 20 years a pagan, and 10 years on a path of artistic spiritual service, Lannan (writing under the name Lo) felt the need to define and explain the work he had been called to do, and to see if anyone else could understand it. Since being released, others have indeed come forward to talk about their paths of sacred image-making. It has been called a manifesto, an inspiration, and a guide for those looking to pursue artistry as a religious or magical vocation.
From the description:
"Who is the artist? Who are their gods? What are their mysteries? Why are they needed? Art & Numen explores these questions and more, offering a clear and concise path for the pagan artist looking to deepen their ritual practice and devotional relationships. Covering issues of history, materials, and technique, this book argues for the recognition of artists as religious specialists vitally necessary for the long-term health of their respective communities. And finally, it offers hope for the future in a society that views art as a mere resource to be exploited. Artists, it’s time to reclaim your power."