“Disputation of the Holy Sacrement” by Raphael
The human urge to achieve altered states of consciousness through the ingestion of sacramental, mind-expanding substances is as old as history itself, from the cradles of Eastern and Western civilizations to contemporary trance and neo-shamanic subcultures. Through plant medicines and chemical epiphanies, the drive to risk hell to experience heaven has been unfolding into a modern day spiritual movement. In this presentation, Alex & Allyson will trace these generations of God seekers, offering us extraordinary visual illustrations of their inner journeys, including glimpses of their own art and of other exponents of this emerging visionary culture.
“Gardians of the Sacrement” by Mark Henson , “The Sacred Garden” by Amanda Sage
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 DJ 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 Sacramental Culture
• Drawing Meditation — music by DJ Jon Ohia
• Closing Ceremony
Rooms are available for rent in Grey House, CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.
CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.