Consciousness and Fine Art with James Tunney

James Tunney, LLM, is an Irish Barrister who has lectured on legal matters throughout the world. He is a poet, a scholar, and author of The Mystery of the Trapped Light: Mystical Thoughts in the Dark Age of Scientism plus The Mystical Accord: Sutras to Suit Our Times, Lines for Spiritual Evolution. His paintings have been shown in galleries in Scandinavia and London.His website is

Here he shares his passion for and knowledge of a fine art painting. This highly illustrated conversation covers the artwork of Hildegard of Bingen, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Worhol, Carl Jung, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Norman Rockwell, Paul Cézanne, Glorianna Houghton, Édouard Manet, Georges Seurat, Hilma af Klint, Wassily Kandinsky, Francisco Botticini, Leonardo da Vinci, Filippo Brunelleschi, William Blake, Gino Severini, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Jack Yeats, Oskar Kokaschka, Franc Marc, Max Beckmann, Sean Scully, Ian Fairweather, August Macke, Piero della Francesca, and Nicholas Roerich – as well as his own work. Special emphasis is placed on expressionism in painting.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980).

(Recorded on January 16, 2021)

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James Tunney, The Mystical Accord: Sutras to Suit Our Times, Lines for Spiritual Evolution –

James Tunney, Ireland I Don’t Recognize Who She Is —

James Tunney, Blue Lies September –

Owen Barfield, Romanticism Comes of Age –

John Rothenstein, Francis Bacon –

Norman Rockwell, American Family –

Becks-Malorny, Cézanne –

David Hockney, A History of Pictures –

Annie Besant, Thought-Forms –

Philip Zaleski, The Fellowship –

William Howitt, The History of the Supernatural in All Nations –

John DeSalvo, The Seeress of Prevorst –

Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola, Oration on the Dignity of Man –

Michael Shephard, Friend to Mankind: Marsilio Ficino –

Mary Hollingsworth, Princes of the Renaissance –

Oscar Wilde, De Profundis –

Radical Manifesto Library, Speed Destruction Noise War –

Mitch Horowitz, Magician of the Beautiful –

K. Almqvist (Ed.), Hilma Af Klint: The Art of Seeing the Invisible –

Wolf-Dieter Dube, The Expressionists –

Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Theory of Colours –

William Feaver, Frank Auerbach –

Robert Hughes, The Shock of the New –

Luigi Ficacci, Bacon –

Ernest Hartmann, Boundaries: A New Way to Look at the World –

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