The Divine Feminine and the Sacred Masculine are archetypes of holy possibility for the sexes attaining their greatest potential. To realize planetary transformation and justice for all, gender balance is fundamental. Art Church in August will offer an examination of the archetypes and stereotypes that define the evolution of human sexuality.
Countless prehistoric Goddess relics portray the beauty and power we see shining through Superstar Divas prevalent in world media and pop culture. The Princess, the Virgin, the Siren, the Mother, the Witch, the Wise Woman recur in both mythology and history. The Greek Goddess of Love, Aphrodite represented fecundity, beauty and sensuality. Kali, from the Hindu pantheon, is the mother of Time and the Material World, yet also represents the Destroyer of that World.
The Sacred Man has been embodied in the character tales of Jesus Christ, Shakyamuni Buddha, Moses, Muhammad and other figures of spiritual wisdom who have offered an iconic vision of masculinity and divinity. Archetypes of the Shadow and the Light are powerfully evident in the Egyptian neteru including the Solar Diety, Horus at war with Set, the Dark Lord of the Desert & Chaos.
Ocean of Love Bliss, by Alex Grey
Become the healing you want to see in the world, first in your own life. Examining a sacred mirror of love and self-forgiveness, helps clarify perception of others. Contemplating and modeling the “better person” we could be, and the “better relationship” we could have sets in motion a future chain of possibilities for our betterment. By imagining integral equality together, we progress toward a new sacred partnership.
Join us ready to add your reflections to a discussion on the Divine Feminine and the Sacred Masculine.
Art Church begins with art as a spiritual path. Bring drawing and/or journaling materials.
Alex Grey, world-renowned artist, poet, and author, is best loved for his paintings which portray multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies. His books, Sacred Mirrors, The Mission of Art, Transfigurations, and Art Psalms, trace the development of his work and mystical experiences that shaped his spiritual artistic life. Alex's most recent monograph, Net of Being, addresses how his art is evolving the cultural body through icons of interconnectedness. www.alexgrey.com
Allyson Grey, artist, writer and social sculptor, has co-written and edited a dozen books and all seven volumes of CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture. Since 1975, Allyson has been artistic partner and studio mate of artist, Alex Grey. With a Master of Fine Arts from Tufts University, Allyson has been an educator and muse to artists for over 30 years. Alex and Allyson are the parents of actress, Zena Grey. allysongrey.com Together, the Grey co-founded the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, CoSM, an interfaith church since 2008, celebrating creativity as a spiritual path.
1pm – Program Begins
• Art Meditation — music by Jon Ohia
• BRING DRAWING MATERIALS including colored pencils, pens or watercolor and a sketch book or pad.
• Journaling and poetic expression also encouraged.
• Meditation Ends with Closing Reflections
• Break — [store & cafe will be open]
• Presentation on Divine Feminine, Sacred Masculine
• Drawing Meditation — music by DJ Jon Ohia
• Closing Ceremony
CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.