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The painting The Astronomy Lesson (38 X 47 cm).
Målningen Astronomilektionen (38 X 47 cm).
The painting Juggling with closed eyes (78 X 106 cm).
Målningen Jonglerar med stängda ögon (78 X 106 cm).
The painting The Horse Driver (100 X 70 cm).
Målningen Hästfösaren (100 X 70 cm).
The painting The Owl (70 X 100 cm).
Målningen Ugglan (70 X 100 cm).

Owls in different forms and shapes were a reoccuring event during the last months I lived in Prague. I had this extraordinary nature experience one evening when I was doing my workout in an outdoor gym I used to run to in Divoká Šárka. It was starting to become dark and there were as usual some bats flying overhead. Suddenly I saw in the corner of my eye this huge grey shape fly without a sound into the forest a few metres away. I thought it was some nocturnal bird of pray just passing by and didn't give it much thought at the moment. A few minutes later though, something which I at first believed was the biggest bat I had ever seen passed by right in front of me, but the moment after I realised it was an owl. When I was finished with my training I started running back home. Nothing particular happened for a few hundred meters, but when I reached the end of a large field I saw something at my side; it was the owl that had followed me. I stopped and the owl started to circle around me at a distance of about two meters. I raised my hands and the owl tried to follow the movements of my arms. It circled me six or so laps and then it flew up into a tree and sat there looking at me. I said "ho, hoo, hoo". The owl said nothing. I continued running towards the forest, and then the owl started circling me again and I stopped and held out my arms to see if it would land on them, but it didn't. Then something even weirder happened; a tiny bat, no larger than a mice, came flying and started following the much larger owl, closer than half a metre behind it. The owl stopped circling me and flew away into the forest, with the bat close behind. And that was it.

2016-07-24 (Uppdaterad 2017-04-24)
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This is the Swedish e-book version of Magnum Opus, the complete description on how to achieve The Philosopher's Stone. Click here to read the table of content translated into English, to get a hint regarding what this is about. You may download the book by clicking here, but mind that there is no complete English translation yet. If you are or represent a publisher who is interested in translating and releasing the book, that would be great - please contact me.

I also provide life guidance and support based on the insights described in the book.

Detta är den reviderade och utökade e-boksversionen av Magnum Opus, min guide om hur du uppnår De Vises Sten. Den inbundna versionen är tyvärr slutsåld.

Boken är rikt illustrerad. Jag rekommenderar att du läser den i rullande vy.

Villkoren du accepterar när du laddar ner boken är att inte dela filen vidare eller förändra dess innehåll. Hänvisa till denna sida om du vill att fler ska läsa boken.

Du bestämmer själv hur mycket du betalar för informationen, vad det är värt för dig. Swisha en lämplig summa till 0707209933. Om du är intresserad av att ge ut boken på papper eller göra en översättning, kontakta mig.

Ladda ner boken genom att klicka här, använder du Safari så klicka och vänta någon minut. Det är en epub-fil på 40 MB. Observera att iBooks inte uppdaterar korrekt, så laddar du ner en ny version av boken kommer de nya kapitlen inte att synas i innehållsförteckningen, men givetvis finns de i själva boken.

Jag erbjuder även guidning och support baserad på mina erfarenheter.

Detta är bokens innehållsförteckning:

"In this practical handbook renowned and prolific Swedish artist Max Magnus Norman shares some of his personal story about the discovery of a method for recovery and optimization of body and mind for personal greatness, consisting of special physical practices, diet and the healing use of natural hallucinogenics. A method in which the first step is to heal, cure and unite mind and body completely, and the second is to function as a guide on the path towards the spiritual enlightenment known as The Philosophers' Stone."

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The painting Stop (24 X 30 cm).
Målningen Stopp (24 X 30 cm).

The finish line is far behind.

And do nothing.
Do not act.
Do not rest.
Do not meditate.
Do not think.

Just stop,
and do nothing,
because the finish line is far, far behind.

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The painting The Annunciation (70 X 87 cm).
Målningen Bebådelsen (70 X 87 cm).
The painting Fable (70 X 87 cm).
Målningen Fabel (70 X 87 cm).
The painting Inner light (70 X 87 cm).
Målningen Inre ljus (70 X 87 cm).

There are forms and shapes which trigger us, sensations that awaken our sexual desires, our joy, our fears, our aggressions, our appetites, our hungers etc. As if there are these internal sets of variables in our minds shaping templates that we compare what we see to, and the closer to these templates that what we experience correspond the more aroused we become. Some variables in these templates are not fixed, and can be pushed far beyond what is natural, and the more they are exaggerated the stronger the stimuli.

This controls natural selection, and if we could see these templates we would know in what direction evolution is heading; the background will of our collective being. How far can this be stretched? When does this turn into total dysfunctionality? And what is beyond?

So, supernormal stimulus - that will be a part of my manifesto from now on. These paintings above are the first ones out.

Prints on canvas of the paintings are available, signed and numbered (3000 SEK / 320€ / $360 each).


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This is my current inspiration; there are a few images I've been carrying in my head, experiences from The Ritual. These are places beyond the psychedelic patterns, which are mostly a user interface that sometimes shrouds other layers. These are things that happened years ago by now, and I've been slow in painting them because they are basically such simple images, and it's mostly about conveying the feeling, the presence of being there - which is not a simple task. Attempts of painting the psychedelic patterns are plentiful and easy to find on the net, but are seldom deeper in meaning than fireworks, so I haven't been that inspired to paint those. I decided to paint the sceneries etched in my mind rather expressionistic, making it up to the mind of the beholder to fill in and create an image as close to the real event as possible.

Enjoy the first five paintings, a few events from my journey, random in chronology and importance. More will soon come. I will most likely use some of them to illustrate eventual future editions of my book. All are for sale, both as originals and prints, contact me if you are interested:

Unicorn 67 X 41 cm

This one borders to the world of the psychedelic patterns. This experience is about the granting of an "all penetrating weapon". An aspect of the mind which always creates a way forward; erases obstacles from space and time as if they never ever existed.

"Strange we never saw that path before, still it must have been there always." ...Or haven't it?

Transfiguration of planet size object 67 X 41 cm

A sequence when the White (or Clear) Light was shaded by a dark planet sized object, which was removed by transfiguration. This is how healing and/or mind alterning events can occur during The Ritual; there are seldom labels and explanations.

A familiar voice shouts: It is for real! 67 X 41 cm

Behind a hill, through interferences and over that great distance, a familiar voice was shouting "This is for real, this is for real!". It sounded like my dead grandmother or her (also dead) sister.

The mind turning event 67 X 41 cm

This is one of the steps in achieving The Philosophers' Stone. The body temporarily "dies" and there's a total out of body experience where the mind is perceived as being a transparent brownish red drop fastened to the wall of some vast complex, the inside of The World Tree I presume. The sphere is detached, lifted and rotated 180 degrees and then reattached again. This is over in a few seconds and then the spirit is returned to the physical body. After this experience the psychedelic patterns comes forth as a understandable language. The difference between up and down in the physical world also had less significance afterwards.

This happening is also described in the "Hanged man" Tarot card, in the tale of Odin hanging upside down in Yggdrasil and in the eight illumination from Splendor Solis. I have written about this on page 134 in the Swedish paperback version of my book Magnum Opus (a part which is yet to be translated).

Three chambers of gold 67 X 41 cm

I once asked what I had gained in values during all my existences - if there was such a thing as a cosmic bank account, and what was my balance if so - and I was shown three cavernous halls filled with gold.

The painting Godmaker (90 X 111 cm).
Målningen Göra gud (90 X 111 cm).


On the left is an alternative cover for Magnum Opus, used on Barnes & Noble. The content is the same.

The painting The Burning Heart (140 X 140 cm).
Målningen Det brinnande hjärtat (140 X 140 cm).

I paint large paintings again, three years since last time.

Jag målar stora målningar igen, tre år sedan sist.


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