PREVIEW: Longtime Arthur contributing artist ARIK ROPER's mushroom book—in hardcover!

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Mushroom Magick: A Visionary Field Guide
by Arik Roper
Hardcover: 144 pages
Abrams
ISBN-10: 0810996316
List Price: $19.95
Amazon Price: $13.57

Here’s some promotion blurbage from the publisher:

For centuries hallucinogenic mushrooms have participated in a sublime relationship with humankind, thanks to their psychoactive chemicals that shift and modify the human mind. Arik Roper’s exquisite painted portraits of magic mushrooms illustrate more than 90 of the known hallucinogenic species from around the world. He captures their powerful auras, adding to a tradition of Mushroom art that stretches back more than 400 years.

Popular culture critics [and sometime Arthur columnists] Erik Davis and Daniel Pinchbeck provide background and testimony in elegant essays, and mushroom expert Gary Lincoff contributes notes. This beautifully designed and profusely illustrated mushroom bible will appeal to nature lovers, mushroom hunters, and enthusiasts of all things psychedelic.

Some pages from the book:

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Categories: Arik Roper, BLOG | 4 Comments

About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was, amongst other things, a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print publications and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I wrote a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

4 thoughts on “PREVIEW: Longtime Arthur contributing artist ARIK ROPER's mushroom book—in hardcover!

  1. Pingback: Art Insight TV : a behind-the-scenes look at what makes artwork - work! » Blog Archive » Art is on the mind of a bunch of peoples

  2. Pingback: May 15th - Book Launch for Arik Roper’s “Mushroom Magick” at Gavin Brown’s enterprise in NYC | ARTHUR MAGAZINE - WE FOUND THE OTHERS

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