The work of Richard Emmanuel . . . . an exploration of two years of psychedelic research in the quest for ancient “visions” to find the relationships of “men to gods.” 

The series became: “The Death of God/Man”. 

The images are representations of the schematized portals or visions of energy that came through LSD consciousness. Richard understands that they are evidence of the modus operandi of humankind’s metaphysical mysteries that form clues to the phenomenon of consciousness in this cosmos. The works represent timelessness and are understood as portals into a singularity. 


“There is no such thing as a complete consciousness.” Julian Jaynes . . . with this insight in mind, each square painting [mandala] is in itself several paintings emerging out of the plane of the original canvass. 

Painting: “the birth of water”
the orange surface represents the substance of planet earth. black spirals [dark energy] emerge to project a field of blue spermatozoa. Tt is the essence of physical life as we have come to know mortal existence. water is new life. 

Richard Emmanuel