“The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It signifies the wholeness of the Self.” – Carl G. Jung
In many spiritual traditions, the mandala serves as a focal point for meditation and introspection. A mandala symbolizes the universe and also expresses a personal striving for unity of the self. Deep into mandala creation, we enter the sacred circle and awaken to the true and luminous self, a place of profound healing. Creating mandalas actively combining the mindfulness practices of art and meditation that connect us with our authentic Self. Leading basic Chi Kung movements to enhance and direct energies throughout the workshop, Dr. Mike will encourage body/mind awareness .
Learn more about this beloved workshop for artists at every level of experience — from basic beginner to advanced professional.
Join Rosie & Mike at CoSM this weekend for art and active contemplation.
The worldwide underground movement of visionary art is evolving the cultural body through icons of interconnectedness. Appearing at psychedelic music festivals, tents full of visionary art remind pilgrims of their own inner journeys and validates sacred yet outlawed states of consciousness. This is just the latest wave of expression to come from humanities ancient connection with sacramental plants and chemicals.
Visionary mystical experiences are humanity’s most direct contact with God and are the creative source of all sacred art and wisdom traditions. The best currently existing technology for sharing the mystic imaginal realms is a well-crafted artistic rendering by an eye witness. Since mystic visionary artists paint the transcendental realms from observation, their work offers a growing body of evidence substantiating the divine imaginal realms and by extension, Spirit itself.
By projecting crystallized visions of spiritual illumination, Mystic Visionary Art helps engineer higher mind states in the viewer. Relevant Sacred Art activates the subtle light-body surrounding and interpenetrating our physical body. By visualizing deities and ideal forms, our subtle body is purified, uplifted and healed. The presence of Ultimate Reality absorbed through Mystic Art attracts the viewer toward their own spiritual template and Supreme Identity.
For eons, artists have created images and temples born from their mystic visions. On prehistoric cave walls and throughout Egyptian Greek, Buddhist and Hindu temples, traces of mystic artists are embedded in sacred art the world over. Unique in spiritual history, we now have instant access to the full spectrum of wisdom traditions offering an unlimited and integral approach to art & culture. Visionary art allows us to see the cosmos, ourselves and others as a reflection of the divine.
Join us at the Integral Center in Boulder for a journey through the history of Visionary Art and get an update on the Entheon project, now in construction at CoSM.
Join us for an evening of extraordinary musical performance, as we paint a large collaboration on stage at the incomparable natural wonder, Red Rocks Amphitheater with some of our favorite musician friends!
Alex & Allyson