Contributors to )mad magicks(


All of the work (and believe me, it is work) presented here is the property of the individual artists. All of their rights are reserved. So, no lifting without permission. Contact information can probably be found on the contributors' pages. If not, check with me to contact anyone whose work you wish to use: libramoon42@mindspring.com

Leland Auslender

Frozen in timeless beauty, Auslender’s Celestial Images reflect transcendental or “peak” experiences of our oneness with the mystical universe as we open ourselves to receive whatever it might offer…

glimpses of the glittering biodance,
visits by the mysterious Muse,
the cosmos as a cathedral,
fantasies… dreams,
ethereal angels,
mythical gods,
nature spirits,
love and

The photographs and films of Leland Auslender have been critically acclaimed at national and international exhibitions, including many one-man shows. "The Birth of Aphrodite" won the CINE Golden Eagle and the Atlanta International Film Festival Silver Phoenix for Best Experimental Film. It was an official U.S. entry at the Cannes Film Festival.

"Radio Free Clear Light"
composed of
Etanna Sack
Lydia Harari
JC Mendizabal

Radio Free Clear Light is a living radio built of human components for the purpose of tuning into an otherworldly transmission through creative action.
Their experiments in constructing and deconstructing the written word can be explored at:
And the maddness deepens...

Any portion of their text may be reproduced at anytime as long as you are willing to credit the source abstractly and face the eternal consequence.
Feel free to contact at

Jennifer Lange

"I've always been fascinated by surreal art. The human mind is a wonderful playground, and I love creating artworks that give a different view of things, and maybe can even inspire viewers."

My Gallery:
My Art Blog: ranarh.blogspot.com

Ione Citrin

A Statement by Ione Citrin



Ione's art has shown nationally since 1998 when, after years of world travel, a successful television, radio, theatre and film career in the performing arts, she decided to focus her richly diverse talents on the visual arts. Ione's artistic expression, creativity, and passion for communication have resulted in numerous awards for her painting, sculpture, mixed media, and assemblage. Her work has also been featured in several important publications. Ione maintains an extensive exhibition schedule in juried, non-juried, and invitational arts venues.

Charles P. Ries

lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His narrative poems, short stories, interviews, and poetry reviews have appeared in over two hundred print and electronic publications. He has received four Pushcart Prize nominations for his writing. He is the author of THE FATHERS WE FIND, a novel based on memory, and six books of poetry. Most recently he was awarded the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association “Jade Ring” Award for humorous poetry. He is the former poetry editor for Word Riot (www.wordriot.org) and a former member of the board at the Woodland Pattern Book Center. Charles is Co-Chairman of the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission. He will have new book of poetry published in 2011: Girl Friend & Other Mysteries of Love that will be published by Alternating Current Press, Leah Angstman, Editor. He is a founding member of the Lake Shore Surf Club, the oldest fresh water surfing club on the Great Lakes(http://www.visitsheboygan.com/dairyland/). Most recently he was interviewed by Jane Crown for Blog Radio. You may find that interview by going to: www.janecrown.com and clicking on archived shows at the bottom of the page. You may find additional samples of his work by going to: http://www.literati.net/Ries/

Jhana Bowen

is passionate about inspiring people & is committed to sharing his gifts. Since 2004 he has been working to enhance the creative abilities of children, adults, the elderly & people with a disability in both Australia & abroad.

His works hang in many private collections worldwide. Jhana’s 6 years of Tibetan schooling,  his yoga & meditation training, provide a unique approach to his classes & workshops.

my website
my Facebook page

Lindsey Carrell

is a self-taught painter living in Montana. She paints with acrylics and oils and is greatly inspired by the natural world. View her gallery at http://lindseycarrell.redbubble.com or gallery and poetry at http://birdstar.deviantart.com

Beth Johnson

I live in rural Southeast Michigan with a lunatic grown-up kitten and a peaceable yellow Lab who tolerates the kitten thinking she's a moving-parts cat toy. My primary profession is quality improvement in health care. I seek love, through all people and all situations; I seek the light and the lessons in others. I am one with Divine Design and Forgiveness, Infinite Intelligence, and always restored to abundance. I believe there is genius in each and every one of us, just waiting to be released.

I can be contacted for feedback, comments, questions, via

Julia Still

All my works are in mixed media and traditionally executed with a pair of lucky scissors, glue and heavy books of all kinds for pressing. Any computer effects are only to correct wrinkles in paper, reflections in scanning and unforeseen "bloops". Since I am recovering from brain surgery, my eyes do not tolerate the computer for long.
I consider my artwork as a tremendous gift from my imagination, my body and the Divine. It is steeped in symbols, archetypes and what treasures are to be unearthed from my unconscious. It is my language because images come to me more naturally than words. I create my images hopefully to contribute not only to my healing but to anyone who may need it, and that includes this home of ours called Earth. I pray that each and everyone's individual journey is blessed and guided by the stars and that this planet is surrounded by love and care.
You can see a more extensive collection of my work:

Jude Cowell

Lifelong artist and Georgia native Jude Cowell creates both visionary and botannical illustrations in oil and watercolor pencil on paper.
Her online art galleries include: Cosmic Lilith Art, Cosmic Persona Designs, Dreamyfish Art, Sepia Art Theater, and Two Hours You'll Never Get Back (all on Blogspot). Plus, you are cordially invited to browse the Jude Cowell Art Shop at www.zazzle.com/cowelljude if and as you wish! Jude also blogs on Politics through the lens of Astrology with a common good p.o.v. at Stars Over Washington and Jude's Threshold.
and www.judecowell.wordpress.com/

For queries, to offer feedback, or for ordering details, email artist at: judecowell@gmail.com

William C. Burns, Jr.

Bill is a level 11 metamystic metaphysician. Previously a guardian class dragon, he has been reconfigured as a hunter class explorer and has been equipped to chart the climes and skylines of the Outer Zones.

Bill is currently looking for a muse to whom he would offer all manner of written adoration.

Quixotic as ever

may you learn from every conflict
and may all your transitions be upward . . .

Adam Pinson

It all starts with white paper madness......

Once my starting point has been established the rest is created mostly by process of elimination like a roomful of junk somewhere in my mind where I pull out objects and shapes to throw onto the paper. Once started the picture begins to draw itself depending on the evolution and juxtaposition of surrounding shapes and forms. Generally nothing is preconceived, everything is drawn right onto the original.

Each piece has probably seen a few hundred different images all of which at some point have been constructed and deconstructed gradually. I view my deconstruction very much as a progression as it shows me what I don't want, half of the time spent is breaking down the image. I could easily spend an entire night drawing shapes, lines and forms, erasing parts, redrawing and exploring different angles just to find myself destroy it all during the fuzzy battle that is morning.


Little Lightening Bolt McCoy

Marcus McCoy Lives in Olympia, WA. Marcus is an animist and has been teaching about animism for many years. His work is inspired by the visions he has seen through shamanic healing work; and hopes to show through his work a glimpse of spirit in the animist world.

Marcus has seen that there are transpersonal relational dynamics involved in nature that we can sense and participate in fully aware, Marcus's goal is to bring awareness of those aspects of the whole to those that have not yet awakened to the possibility that there is more to be seen and known; and to encourage those that have to continue on.

If you are interested in showing some of his work, or buying a print, or require him to co-create with you on some projects, please drop him an email at


A note on visionary art...
In general visionary art seems to focus on specific phenomena that is, in my opinion, only one spectrum of the visionary experience. It has become in some ways slightly trite: day glow alien landscapes, angelic guides and ecological elves. In my work I like to focus some on the shadow. In participating in shamanic healing work we often come across in our visionary experiences that which some perceive as dark, difficult material, wrathful energies and beings, disturbing symbolism and metaphor. Remembering that it is the light that casts shadows, and always attempting to, as the Nepalese shamans do, keep my back to the shamanic fire, the light is consistently protecting my back while projecting my shadow ahead of me. I do this so that I can consistently work with the shadow material to benefit others. At times this work is successful to such a degree that I become transparent and the light of this fire shines through to the point where there is no shadow at all. This is often quite temporary... My hope is to inspire a commitment to this healing work in others, so that the light at their back can at times, when it is needed most, shine through them as well.
Bless and be blessed
Marcus McCoy
AKA Little Lightening Bolt


Christine Reilly

Christine Jessica Margaret Reilly is currently pursuing her MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence University. She received a bachelor's degree in Psychology and English: Creative Writing at Bucknell University. Two of her poems will be featured in “The Clearing: Forty Years with Toni Morrison, 1970-2010”, a book by James Braxton Peterson and Carmen Gillespie. She has been published in The Fossil Record, Toad the Journal, Bewildering Stories, Salzburg Review, Barely South Review, Forge, Anemone Sidecar, Asinine Poetry, Breadcrumb Scabs, Blood Lotus, Canopic Jar, the Bijou Poetry Review, CaKe, Blinking Cursor., Vox Poetica, Louffa Press, Eudaimonia, Caper Literary Journal, The Smoking Poet, Clutching at Straws, Lines + Stars . In Breadcrumb Scabs, her poem was named “Editor's Pick” of the issue. One of her poems was featured in an African Blues Art Installation piece in Bucknell University's Bertrand Library. She lives in New York.

Versions of her poem "Twenty-First Century" were previously published in Salzburg Review and Barely South Review.

Kendrah Lee Horn


Janice Duke

Janice Duke is a UK-based Freelance Artist, specialising in Illustration. She works confidently in both traditional and digital media.
To contact her email:
jr_anarchist@hotmail.com or janiceduke@janiceduke.com


Born 1953, Liverpool. Have worked as a librarian, peanut butter processor, dishwasher and dogsbody in too many hotels to mention. Also an artist - have contributed many black and white third world studies to numerous journals globally, often affiliated with Ananda Marga Yoga society for whom I've done voluntary work in S.E. Asia, including mural painting and work in various social projects. Also worked as a volunteer at a large orphanage in Thailand. Currently making and hand-painting jewelry/ craft boxes displaying fairies, dragons, Winnie the Pooh. Working off and on at a few appalling fantasy novels. Occasionally make dolls' houses, castles and rocking horses... A regular contributor to a number of poetry websites.

Tanja Udelhofen

I have always been imaginative and creative. During my schooldays I took part in different art projects, and later attended several art classes. Being a self-educated person I never stop to develop my skills in different genres, but mostly I create surreal and dark themed artworks. Originally from Germany, I now live in the great city of Rotterdam, Netherlands, with my partner and my stepdaughter.

My contact information:

Laurie Corzett/libramoon

seeking outlet for those crazy thoughtstreams, is always moving into new (or resurrected) projects, including Emerging Visions visionary art 'zine: http://emergingvisions.blogspot.com; Seers and Seekers Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seerseeker/; The Healing Dance Network Yahoo Group: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/healingdance/; Visionary Arts and Minds Tribe; theme-based chapbooks of her writings; an experimental metafiction, working title: Something Sacred http://caelastory.blogspot.com/; a (envisioned as) graphic novel (anyone want to do the graphics?), Acts of Desolation: http://caelastory.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html; as well as her Utopian Flash Fiction Project -- series of flash fiction pieces around a federation of diverse villages each working out their methods of community life -- little dramatic impacts illustrating creative solutions to social problems: http://tribes.tribe.net/uff.

"Chalice" is a reworking of the first chapter of a current fiction work in progress, working title: Root of Desire

check out my book: Words from the Sky:
then, there's lunar ramblings:

This is where I like to play: Delectable Mnts Salon Chat poetry board:
http://bdelectablemnts.runboard.com/ -- "DM styles itself on the salon notion. It looks to be a gathering of free thinkers, dilettantes, amateurs (which means 'lover of the thing'), aficionados (which means 'to have an affection for the thing,'), and conversationalists for whom conversation is as essential as bread and water. Ideally the board is a place where doctors of philosophy, mathematicians, poets, outlaws, technicians, experts, liberal artists, housewives, garbage collectors, and desperados can bounce ideas and experience off each other." [Board description, but I concur]

feel free to email me to discuss visions and art:

David Blaine

lives in the Michigan Thumb where he and his wife Judy operate the state’s oldest hardware store.

Dave’s writing has appeared on and off line in numerous small press publications. He is a co-founder of The Outsider Writers Collective and enjoys good drinks, strong cigars, and reciting poetry. David can be contacted through Facebook or at his blog, A. Hello Whiskey

Here is the address for that blog:


Clinton Van Inman

I am a high school teacher in Hillsborough County, Florida. I am 65 and a graduate of San Diego State University. I was born in England. I have had many publications throughout the years. Recent publications are Blackcatpoem.com, Tower Journal, The Hudson View, Winter 2011, Inquisition Poetry, and Munyari.com to name a few. I consider myself the last of the beat generation and my collection of poetry will be called “the Last Beat,” as I still fight for the cause.

Greg Bart/turance

My art is an endeavor to share the vulnerable depths of experience, in all their rawness and grace, in order to occasion insight and true maturity. I live in NY, and my work can be found at turance.deviantart.com

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