Ninth Edition: The Invisible College “Arcadia”

Here is the 9th Edition of The Invisible College, “Arcadia” in which we explore different cultural expressions from the past, present and future. Coming in at 148 pages, our largest edition yet, 46 pages more than the previous one, filled with great art, poetry, articles!  For the first time we are following a theme, “Arcadia”. So excited about this one.  Almost 75 pages of art alone!

The Ninth Edition Features:

Gwyllm Llwydd
Dan Hillier
Martina Hoffmann
Pascal Ferry
Robert Venosa
Noel Taylor
Dale Pendell
Michael Conner
Sa’d Ud Din Mahmud Shabistari
Iacopo Sannazaro
P.D. Newman
Alan Piper
Gwyllm Llwydd
Dan Hillier‘s collage work is becoming more and more widely known, from BBC TV shows, to venues around Europe and limited edition publications.  Breathtaking stuff!

Robert Venosa & Martina Hoffmann graced our first 2 editions of The Invisible College, but as they were PDF’s only for web, never saw print.  Though we have thought of printing them, it is great to have a retrospection of Roberts’ work, along with new works by Martina.  An added bonus is having Pascal Ferrys’ works as well in this edition.  A triptych of sorts of the visionary kind.

Noel Taylor is a Portland Oregon artist, who studied under Robert Venosa among others and has started to explore  areas outside of Visionary Art and brought some very beautiful concepts  forward with his dreamy works.  A must see!

Dale Pendell,  known to many as the master poet of the plants, had a long a varied career as poet, writer, commentator, entheogenic investigator and much, much more.  We had talked about this article for several years.  Unfortunately with Dales’ passing an interview was not included.  This issue though has some of the last poetry that he wrote, and this issue of Invisible College is dedicated to his memory. If you want to investigate some of his writings I could suggest this book: Pharmako Poeia

Michael Conner visits one more time coinciding with the release of his new poetry book “Canto Sun”.  You’ll find his work a magical blend of several traditions from ancient Greece to modern Beat’s influences.  Heady Stuff!

Sa’d Ud Din Mahmud Shabistari  Persian poet from the 14th century, one of the great Sufi poets, known for The Secret Rose Garden.

Iacopo Sannazaro was an Italian poet whose poem “Arcadia” has been cited as the one piece of writing/art to kickstart the Renaissance.  A beautiful piece, included in this issue!

P.D. Newman: Alchemically Stoned: The Psychedelic Secret Of Free Masonry Extract:The Sprig of Acacia and DMT
The first chapter of his book on the hidden knowledge that is concealed within the ceremonies of Masonry

Alan Piper: The Altered States of David Lindsay: Three Psychedelic Novels of the 1920’s
Unraveling the code of David Lindsay’s prescient (or perhaps not) works that border on the Psychedelic.

Gwyllm Llwydd: Brings us two articles, Imaginal Arcadia  & Dionysus Considered: Divine Inebriation
More Information on The Featured Poets, Writers, Artist of the 9th Edition of The Invisible College Review:

Dale Pendell: Poetry & Memory

Dale’s Web Presence: Dale Pendell

Martina Hoffmann, Pascal Ferry & Robert Venosa:
Find some of Martina’s art here: Martina Hoffmann
Pascal’s art on his Facebook page: Pascal Ferry

Remembering Robert Venosa, A Retrospective:

Find some of Roberto’s art here: Robert Venosa

The Collage Art Of Dan Hillier:

Dan Hillier’s web page here: Dan Hillier
‘The Call of Cthulhu & Other Weird Stories’ by H.P. Lovecraft, published by the Folio Society, abundant with illustrations by Dan Hillier!

Noel Taylor: The Art Of Noel Taylor 

Noels’ Web Presence: Noel Taylor  
Some great art on his page!

P.D. Newman: Alchemically Stoned: The Psychedelic Secret Of Free Masonry 
An incredibly interesting article extracted from his book.

Alan Piper: The Altered States of David Lindsay: Three Psychedelic Novels of the 1920’s 

Michael Conner: Dionysian Revelries: The Poetry Of Michael Conner

Michaels’ Web Presence: Michael Conner

Gwyllm Llwydd: Editor/Founder Invisible College Review

Gwyllm’s Web Presence: Gwyllm-Art &


“This world is like a mountain.
Your echo depends on you.
If you scream good things,
the world will give it back.
If you scream bad things,
the world will give it back.
Even if someone says badly about you,
speak well about him.
Change your heart to change the world.”
― Shams Tabrizi

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