Art Church, held on Sunday afternoon after the Full Moon Ceremony, is a family friendly group art practice. Sessions are inspired by music and discussions related to the creative spirit. Bring a sketch book and colors and join us for group art making with music and meditation followed by a discussion on a relevant spiritual topic. Art Church each month ends with a tour of Entheon at 5pm.
This month we celebrate both Easter and Passover.
The Christ principle of connectedness and divine enlightenment includes three levels of incarnation:
Christ as the physical incarnation, the story of Jesus of Nazereth Christ Consciousness, a principle of God Realization The Cosmic Christ, a vision of the body of Lord Jesus as the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Each generation re-imagines the archetype of Christ. Lifting sin unburdens the soul. Christ is the remedy for sin, the healing scapegoat that soaks up karmic damage. Christ can transform your existence with his touch, the blessing power of a spiritual master, the embodied presence of Holiness. In identifying with the Cosmic Christ, it is possible to unburden ourselves from negative self-images and forgive all others and ourselves for any actions that might have offended God, our own highest aspirations. Alex will describe his painting “Cosmic Christ,” and the “garment of destiny” comprising so many stories of humanity.
The celebration of Passover, which falls on the Full Moon in April, celebrates Liberation. The end of hibernation, spring is sprouting crocuses, baby daffodils and a proliferation of floral ground cover throughout the woods. The Transfiguration of Christ celebrates liberation this time of year as well. Did you know that The Last Supper of Christ and the Apostles was a Seder, the ritual meal at the center of Passover. Join us at Art Church to discuss our own personal freedom from bondage and hear the story of Passover.
The original work, “Cosmic Christ” by Alex Grey is present in the gallery to highlight the discussion.
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 Cosmic Christ
• Drawing Meditation — music by DJ Jon Ohia
• Closing Ceremony
CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.