In this mural I have attempted to combine the history of Psilocybin, and it’s integration into modern society, with my own personal Psilocybin visions.
The central stem of the mural is a totem caduceus depicting the spiritual and scientific lineage of psilocybin mushrooms and their 20th century journey from the ancient Mexican medicinal tradition of Maria Sabina (1950’s), up to the Good Friday Experiment conducted by Walter Pahnke in Boston (1960’s).
Hovering above the totem is a mushroom-cap UFO, manned by philosopher Terence McKenna who is surrounded by space aliens gathered in the formation of Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”.
On either side are two angel fayerie extraterrestrial Psilocybe Cubensis entities that have appeared to me personally. They hold the sacred Agaricus Bisporus Vajra and Bell. In the foreground the entire spectacle is viewed by Renaissance fungi-topped chess pieces.
Perry Kroeger painting Mushroom Cafe mural
Perry Arthur Kroeger is a visionary performer, writer, designer, videographer, and artist. A three-time Broadway veteran, his theater art has been experienced in the United States as well as in Copenhagen, Bangkok, and Moscow. He has been a featured live painter at Burning Man and at CoSM where he also teaches. Currently, he is a faculty member of CoSM, a regular workshop leader, who recently decided to leave his twenty plus years as a set designer for a venerable theatre in New Jersey, to join CoSM as a full time artist staff member. Perry's lifelong art education includes extensive study at the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art in Austria. Perry has been muraling and beautifying the powder rooms of Entheon, Sanctuary of Visionary Art.