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Entheon Grows in Brooklyn

By on April 23, 2015

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Entheon Grows in Brooklyn

With spring in full bloom and the foundation of Entheon laid-in before the icy freeze, now the masons are back at work on the sanctuary of visionary art under construction at CoSM. The perimeter walls are heightening in cement block with steel reinforcement over solid footing. The steel has been ordered to frame and reinforce the body and roof so that Entheon can last a thousand years. Entheon will showcase the visionary art movement and house the Sacred Mirrors and CoSM Collection. The ornamental sculptural exterior of interconnected heads will point to the transcendent unity of all sacred paths. There are costly phases  of engineering and 3d printing now arising. CoSM invites you to play a part now in building Entheon.  Make a donation to Entheon now. Then, join us Sunday night at the Bell House in exotic Brooklyn for our FUNdraising shindig with friends, Duncan Trussel, Jib Kidder, Space Jesus and much more.

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What we love about Duncan Trussell (besides his winning personality) is his salad bar of interests that combine the spiritual, the creative and the psychedelic. The Duncan Trussel Family Hour with Rick Doblin, founder of the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies, Jack Kornfield, leader of the Vipassana meditation movement in American, Ram Dass, psychedelic luminary and guru, plus a pantheon of musicians, actors and great thought thinkers. Duncan’s podcast, based in Los Angeles, is appearing with audience for two (already sold-out) live-podcasts in super-arty Park Slope, Brooklyn at The Bell House, a warehouse turned music venue that hosts cutting edge mystics and creative minds. We have been invited to appear on both podcasts and The Bell House is hosting our benefit after event.

Even if you didn’t get tickets to Duncan Trussell Family Hour at The Bell House, you can take it all in online AND you can still join us for the Entheon Benefit with some of our truly favorite music, hosted by the inimitable, Duncan Trussell.


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CoSM BENEFIT TO BUILD ENTHEON
with ALEX GREY & ALLYSON GREY

Hosted by Duncan Trussell
with extraordinary music by
Jib Kidder, Space Jesus, Supersillyus

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 10:00 pm
The Bell House, Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York
 $20.00

We hope to see you soon!

Love,

Alex & Allyson

The Building of Entheon Resumes

By on April 9, 2015

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The Building of Entheon Resumes

At CoSM, the last remaining piles of snow are slowly melting, nearly gone reminders of an intense winter. Springtime has been ceremonially welcomed over the past couple weeks with hundreds of friends. Thanks to the generous support of community, next Monday, the building of Entheon, CoSM’s Sanctuary of Visionary Art, resumes. As the flowers sprout and blossom, the concrete walls will rise throughout the spring and early summer. During the summer the roof will be installed, enabling the interior work to occur uninterrupted by freezing winter.

Brian James, Chief Builder for Entheon shares the coming phase:

“In the case of Entheon there were a few special considerations with respect to the structural design. The number one priority was to adequately protect the art work in the building. It may have been cheaper from an economical perspective to build a wooden roof, but considering that the roof would be protecting a collection of artwork that the COSM community regards as priceless talismans and relics, a wooden superstructure was not adequate. The second consideration was the added weight of the sculpture that is to be attached to the roof. In the case of Entheon the sculptural panels could potentially add 15 lbs a square foot to the overall weight of the roof. In consideration of the extra weight and the protection of the collection, we decided to go with a steel superstructure. The steel roof assembly is scheduled to be erected in June of this year.”

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Entheon structural steel roof plan, by Mark Day 2015

ENTHEON Fundraising Journeys
The distributed intelligence of the Love Tribe is helping CoSM pay for Entheon by coming to one of the fun events around the country this Spring!  We look forward to seeing the community of Chicago this weekend as we paint onstage with PAPADOSIO.  Then we are visiting our friend and board member, Robert Barnhart, in Austin for the APRIL 14, 6:00 pm screening at the ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE of his film, A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin.  Then we are off to San Francisco for the annual Bicycle Day event with Beats Antique…
Tickets are going fast for these electrifying events, maybe near you:

— 4.11.15 – Re:Vision
CHICAGO @ Concord Music Hall
with Papadosio, Thriftworks,
Desert Dwellers, Psydell
& Jonathan Singer on visuals

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— 4.18.15 — Bicycle Day
SAN FRANCISCO @ The Warfield
with Beats Antique
Emancipator, Thriftworks,
Desert Dwellers
& Jonathan Singer on visuals

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— 4.26.15 – Entheon Benefit w/ Duncan Trussell
BROOKLYN, New York @ The Bell House
Jib Kdder
Space Jesus & Supersillyus

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— 5.8.15 – Purple Hatter’s Ball
CENTRAL FLORIDA @ Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
Nahko and Medicine for the People

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— 5.16.15 — Red Rocks Amphitheatre
BOULDER, COLORADO
with Tipper and Android Jones
& Jonathan Singer on visuals

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VISIONARY ART INTENSIVE – 5-DAYS

@ OMEGA INSTITUTE

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Reminding all Visionary Artists to check out our June offering at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.
Since the summer of 1990, this 5-Day art immersion distills the greatest overview of our teaching in the space of five days. Like-minded creators of the mystic realm gather to practice art as a spiritual path, to explore access to visions and to communicate this mental imagery through art.
Join us for an unforgettable, full-time, togetherness art journey with A & A.
Think:
— favorite thing to do this summer
+ all the best people that want to make art, like you really do
+ fantastic food and services
+ natural beauty & tranquility
+ community
=  the best time ever.

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Love,

Alex and Allyson

Rites of Spring

By on April 2, 2015

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As Springtime days are warming, we start to notice the tiny flowers of CoSM heroically poking their heads up. The spirit of green is beginning to bud from the grounds to the trees. Two upcoming holidays honor the new spring by addressing the spiritual meaning of rebirth and liberation.  Passover is celebrated every year on the Full Moon following the Vernal Equinox. Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after the Full Moon following the Vernal Equinox. Join us this weekend for music, art and a meditation on personal and global freedom from “the tight place.”  Maybe the tight place, symbolically, is the constriction of fears in our ego that keep us from courageously pursuing our highest possibility.  Tales of spiritual trial and transcendence encourage us to keep wrestling with the Creator.

The Magic of Mushrooms

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As new life is springing from the earth, the kingdom of fungi is playing a critical role in building and sustaining a healthy ecosystem. Martin Bridge, CoSM’s Mycological Ambassador, will discuss how mushrooms offer significant medicinal and nutritional value to our diet and the environment. Find out how mushrooms improve the soil, how mushrooms are cultivated and how mushrooms could save the planet. Learn to identify a number of species and participate in a hands-on demonstration of log cultivation that will be gifted to CoSM.

Full Moon Ceremony and Beyond

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CoSM’s 148th consecutive Full Moon Ceremony will include music, performance, wisdom, blessings, declarations and more. After the performative “spiritual variety show,” connect with the community, chat with Alex and Allyson, enjoy lounge vibes, get your posters and books signed…  Then, fire up your ecstatic dance groove with Yheti’s live ever-morphing detailed sound sculpture of electronic music, accompanied by mind-bending Visual Projections. Alex will offer one Supportrait during the evening. Some of our favorite Visionary Artists will be Live-Painting in the Visionary Victorian. Have your Tarot read. Hang out around the fire circle and witness heroic fire spinning and great vibes.

Yoga with Shipra Saraogi at CoSM

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Attune before Art Church at Shipra’s not-to-be-missed yoga session.
The class is growing. Come early.

Art Church — Seder/Easter Interfaith Ceremony

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The Passover Seder is a Jewish ceremonial dinner celebrating liberation. Ritual food commemorates both the ancient history of the Jewish people and reminds us of the freedom from oppression we have been seeking or have found in our personal and spiritual lives.

Easter, considered by many Christians as the most important holy day, celebrates the story of Jesus Christ’s resurrection, his liberation of the flesh three days following his death by crucifixion. The mysterious death of Nature’s greenery in Winter, and joyous rebirth in Spring is mirrored in the celebrations of the season.  We will examine how artists have depicted classic moments from the Bible, and how depiction of scripture is one of the foundations of sacred art.

Join us for Seder/Easter Art Church this Sunday where we will draw from divine spirit as we examine “the tight place” that oppresses body, mind and spirit, and vision our liberation. Bring a sketch book and colors.

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“Order” by Allyson Grey

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Christ, from the Sacred Mirrors by Alex Grey

JOIN US ON THE ROAD

After a winter hiatus from travel, we are gearing up for some very special events across the country.  Join us at these locations:

In Chicago with PAPADOSIO at Concord Music Hall
    Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8-2am

In San Francisco — Annual Bicycle Day Celebration @ The Warfield
    Saturday/Sunday, April 18/19
   A & A with Beats Antique, Emancipator Ensemble, Thriftworks, Desert Dwellers,
   Visual Projections by Johnathan Singer

In Central Florida — Purple Hatter’s Ball
    Spirit of Suwannee River Park
Friday, May 8th only
   A & A with Lotus, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Random Rab….

In Boulder, Colorado
    Red Rocks Amphitheatre,  Morrison, CO
    Sat, May 16, 4:30pm
   A & A with Tipper and Android Jones

It’s going to be an epic Spring! Hope to see you soon!

Love,

Alex & Allyson