New softcover. 232 pages, heavily illustrated in colour & bw, 16 x 23 cm. ‘The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and The Cosmic Tree’ looks back through history at diverse cultural, spiritual, and mythological traditions to reappraise the importance of plants to life on this planet. The exhibition presents an extraordinary array of artworks by over 70 surrealist, modern, visionary, outsider, indigenous Amazonian, and contemporary artists, spanning more than 500 years. Through the symbolism of diverse cultural artefacts and the works of mystics, artists and thinkers around the world, ‘The Botanical Mind’ reveals how the vegetal kingdom has metaphysical importance to the development of consciousness and spirituality.