In the first half of Sunday's show, author and motivational speaker David Essel exposed the myth of positive thinking. Self-realization, and the real "secret to success" requires much more than positive thinking, affirmations or vision boards, he argued. In the latter half, comparative mythologist David Talbott and Australian physicist Wallace Thornhill updated their lifelong investigation of "the Electric Universe" that offers a revolutionary view of the cosmos.
I was listening to Coast to Coast AM and contemplating gained knowledge through osmosis or absorption on some metaphysical plane, thanks to Terence McKenna, when I thought of a tree growing out of a skull. I also felt like painting something with a bit of symbolism. This is a watercolor completed in November of 2012.