Entheogenic Garden of Eden, No Fruit Forbidden: The Snake that Giveth Knowledge, Delight, Bright Glory, and Stirs the Hearts of Men. [Luminous Day version, oil on canvas/ Dark Night version, pen, ink and dragon's blood on paper]
I created this as a subversion of the Paradise Lost story. Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, partaking of the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge, the fruit being one of the many Enthogenic plants (ayahuasca, peyote, amanita, psilocybin mushrooms) represented in the painting. These plants share nature's wisdom of being one with the universe, in all of its possibilities, in our glory and failings, and the responsibility of free will in our lives and on the planet.