About the Book
"A magical and transformative tale, Paul Coca's magnificent, mind-expanding odyssey is beautifully illustrated and reads like an unfurling mythic dream. Uniquely imaginative, unusually creative, and insightfully composed, this surreal parade of enchanted hallucinatory revelations leads the reader through an extraordinary out of body adventure and astral love story, into sublime states of mystical illumination. Koan Cookies takes you on an enchanted journey, that will playfully awaken deep memories in your soul, tickle your inner brain, and assist you on your path to self-discovery, with nourishing spiritual wisdom and delightful phantasmagoric imagery."
--David Jay Brown, author of Dreaming Wide Awake and The New Science of Psychedelics
"Koan Cookies by Paul Coca is a remarkably unique and incredibly inspiring work of art in the true sense of the word. Transmitting the dreamlike nature of waking reality in an amazingly creative way, this book is beyond any type of dreamwork I have ever encountered - it is as if the book itself is a living dream, which made me wonder as I was reading it whether I was indeed dreaming. Whenever I come across something this creative, it inspires the same creativity in myself - I can't imagine, in my wildest dreams, that it wouldn't do the same for everyone. I can't recommend this book highly enough."
--Paul Levy, author of Dispelling Wetiko and The Quantum Revelation
The great scholar of mythology Joseph Campbell tells us “artists are mystics who have a craft”. Taking this to heart, I delve into the mystical side of the human condition and bring back to share with the world the touristy snapshots I have seen along the way. Most are whimsical and playful, but there are shadow lands to visit as well. In addition, sometimes the artist/mystics must use their craft in the commercial world of art to bring to life the dreams of others. I have worked as a production artist for such clients as Disney, Cirque Du Soliel, and Universal Studios. My personal style reflects my illustrative side as I enjoy painting fanciful, dream like images. For me, when I am in the zone, it is easy to see that It is all a wonderful playground to share and enjoy!