LSD.  Get some.



Kenneth Denton, 1935.

If you live through defeat, you are not defeated. If you are beaten but acquire wisdom, you have won. Lose yourself to improve yourself. Only when we shed all self-definition do we find who we really are.

- RZA


Roids.



Loïs Mailou Jones painting in her Paris studio,1937.



Paul Laffoley.



See you there!

Don’t think that only sitting with the eyes closed is practice. If you do think this way, then quickly change your thinking. Steady practice is keeping mindful in every posture, whether sitting, walking, standing or lying down. When coming out of sitting, don’t think that you’re coming out of meditation, but that you are only changing postures. If you reflect in this way, you will have peace. Wherever you are, you will have this attitude of practice with you constantly. You will have a steady awareness within yourself.

- Ajahn Chah


"High Time", 2014.



Norman Rockwell.



Felon, SF, 1996.





Bally 2015 Menswear collection.

Gnosticism represented the very best example of syncretic monotheism - the view that all religious beliefs and practices are attempts to know divinity. The Gnostics were antagonistic to the authority of orthodox religious systems based upon a moral code maintained and administered by a professional priesthood. Generally the Gnostics operated at the opposite end of the cultural spectrum, fairly contemptuous of the powers of commercial economy and the attendant personalities involved in religio-statesmanship.

- from Green Gold: Marijuana in Magic and Religion by Chris Bennett, Lynn Osburn and Judy Osborn


Please join me in San Francisco on Feb 13 at FFDG.  I’ll be showing 40 new illustrations and 6 large format collaborative pieces with photographer Jason Siegel.  I will also have a few different poster designs available at the opening.  Hope to see you there!



Paul Laffoley.



Felon, SF, 1996.



Sabinella, John William Godward.

It’s a transformative experience to simply pause instead of immediately fill up the space. By waiting, we begin to connect with fundamental restlessness as well as fundamental spaciousness.

- Pema Chodron


Cutlery designed by Zaha Hadid.





Pakayla Rae Biehn.





1964 Chevy Mustang Fastback.



"Arapahoe", 2014.

Life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience that primordial shamanism is based on is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego.

- Terence McKenna


Paul Laffoley.



Privat Livemont, 1896.







Futura.

Conditions all go their own natural way. Whether we laught or cry over them, they just go their own way. And there is no knowledege of science which can prevent this natural course of things. You may get a dentist to look at your teeth, but even if he can fix them, they still finally go their natural way. Eventually even the dentist will have the same trouble. Everything falls apart in the end.

- Ajahn Chah


Tesla.



REBEL8 playing cards.



Louis Theophile Hingre, 1898.



Cycle, Dubose Tunnel, SF, 1996.

By the middle of the 19th century the medicinal uses of cannibinols passed from Europe to North America. Many cannabis preparations were available at the corner drugstore, including “Gunjah Wallah Company Hasheesh Candy”, described as “a most pleasant and harmless stimulant”.

- from Green Gold: Marijuana in Magic and Religion by Chris Bennett, Lynn Osburn and Judy Osborn


Wade Speyer.



Paul Laffoley.



Zaha Hadid.



Megilla, John William Godward, 1921.

Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third story window. Psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid down models of behavior and information processing. They open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong.

- Terence McKenna










Zero & Maria Conejo 2015 Resort collection.



"Zephyr", 2014.



SF, 1996.

If you really see uncertainty clearly, you will see that which is certain. The certainty is that things must inevitably be uncertain and that they cannot be otherwise. Do you understand? Knowing just this much, you can know the Buddha, you can rightly do reverence to him.

- Ajahn Chah


Paul Laffoley.



Christian Hosoi, Oahu, Hawaii, 1988. J. Grant Brittain photo.



Ionian Dancing Girl, John William Godward, 1902.





The Beko Building in Belgrade, Serbia designed by Zaha Hadid.

Make the most of the Indian Hemp Seed and sow it everywhere.

- George Washington, 1765 (from his diary)


Stacy Peralta.



Roids.









Orla Kiely 2015 Resort collection.



"Viejito", 2014.

Wisdom is words, and words are used to trap ideas. But once the idea is manifest, you don’t need the trap. When the bear is caught, let go of the bear trap.

- RZA


Paul Laffoley.



Amaze and Some, SF, 1996.



Keystone, Colorado, 2015.  Vittoria Federico photo.

Any speech which ignores uncertainty is not the speech of a sage.

- Ajahn Chah


80 and 18 by John William Godward.



Architect Zaha Hadid.



"USA", 2014.



This was my favorite store when I was a kid.

The Lipan Apache have been known to use cannabis in their ceremonial breakfast. In 1890 Swiss ethnologist, Carl Lumholtz, discovered that the Tepecano tribe of Sierra Madre Del Norte often substituted marijuana for peyote. The Tepecano always kept their cannabis in votive bowls or in niches together with cotton balls. The cotton symbolized rain clouds which were the ultimate blessing to the Indians. The cannabis absorbed the nature of the clouds and the use of it became prayer for rain (blessings).

- from Green Gold: Marijuana in Magic and Religion by Chris Bennett, Lynn Osburn and Judy Osborn


Roids.



The Heydar Aliyev Center designed by Zaha Hadid.



Smith & Wesson Model 327 R8.  Want.

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.

- Pema Chodron


Dust by Seen, NY, 1996.



"Tagger", 2014.



Athenais by John William Godward, 1908.







Ter & Bantine 2015 Resort collection.



Roids.

Where does rain come from? It comes from all the dirty water that evaporates from the earth, like urine and the water you throw out after washing your feet. Isn’t it wonderful how the sky can take that dirty water and change it into pure, clean water? Your mind can do the same with your defilements if you let it.

- Ajahn Chah


Zaha Hadid.



Albuquerque, 1992.



Monolithic, Albuquerque, 1990.  (In this photo:  Doc, Agree, Rel, Vez, Giant, Cinch and Grey.)



"Spy", 2014.

Hemp was brought into Mexico by Pedro Cuadrado, a conquistador with the second expedition of Cortes. Cuadrado and a friend became successful hemp farmers in Mexico, but in 1550 the governor ordered them to limit production. The natives had discovered the psychoactive value of the hemp plant.

- from Green Gold: Marijuana in Magic and Religion by Chris Bennett, Lynn Osburn and Judy Osborn


Interior of the Broad Art Museum, designed by architect Zaha Hadid.









Rachel Comey 2015 Resort collection.



Kaws.





Chris Donaldson, Albuquerque, 1990.  Personal photos.

Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.

- Pema Chodron


Roids.



"Samadhi", 2014.









Rachel Comey 2015 Resort collection.

There are those who do battle with their defilements and conquer them. This is called fighting inwardly. Those who fight outwardly take hold of bombs and guns to throw and to shoot. They conquer and are conquered. Conquering others is the way of the world. In the practice of Dhamma we don’t have to fight others, but instead conquer our own minds, patiently resisting all our moods.

- Ajahn Chah


Steve Caballero.



Pablo Picasso, Nude, 1931.



Roids.

The Hemp Museum in Amsterdam reports that stone and wooden pipes and hemp fiber pouches were found in the Ohio Valley from about 800 AD.

- from Green Gold: Marijuana in Magic and Religion by Chris Bennett, Lynn Osburn and Judy Osborn


"Puritan", 2014.









Aubrey Learner.



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