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Gene Keys

By on August 20, 2015

Gene Keys
with Richard Rudd, Elijah Parker, Teresa Collins, and Marshall Lefferts
The Gene Keys are a universal inner language whose primary intention is to awaken our highest purpose in life, a purpose that is encoded within our physical DNA. To catalyze the release of our full creative genius we must activate that code and unlock the Gene Keys.

Humanity may be on the verge of a major shift in consciousness. The Gene Keys system proposes that the way we think and feel, our consciousness, can directly affect the DNA that shapes our destiny.

Sixty-four universal archetypes divine a holographic matrix of space-time represented in the Gene Keys, a systematic transmission of living wisdom present throughout the universe. A similar eightfold geometric breakdown of sixty-four distinct aspects underlying the cycles of all creation, are found as well in the Chinese I Ching Book of Changes. The current Gene Keys form was founded and developed by Richard Rudd, who will be skyping in with the workshop facilitators at CoSM.

Come to the workshop this weekend and examine your personal profile through the lens of the Gene Keys. Discover spheres of radiance and purpose that will activate your Core Stability. In light of this revelation, identify the blend of archetypal dynamics unique to your life’s journey.

The Reflecting Pond



One of CoSM’s newest beloved staff, Grace Walters made a significant contribution to the grounds in spearheading the beautification of CoSM’s Reflecting Pond. Found buried in the woods some years ago by Alex, the pond has been upgraded over the years by staff members and volunteers, especially our mason friend, Joey Styles. After Oscar scraped out the muck, Grace cleaned and refilled the pond adding plants, fish and a tiny solar fountain.

Then she and other staff members added the frogs, transporting them from the overpopulated pool area. Then, from the woods came a frog massacre by a local cat! To save the many remaining frogs, Grace discovered and acquired a solar flashing motion detector to scare off predators. It seems to be working, and as the frogs grow up, they hop into the woods sometimes. Our amphibian relations need all the help they can get.

A & A with Vishnu Das and Corrine Feldman, August 2015

Then along came our dear friends and mosaic artists, Corrine Feldman and Vishnu Das to brighten the entire reflecting pond area including the stairway from the office area down the wisdom path. Years ago, Corrine and Vishnu Das came to CoSM from Maui and Ashland, Oregon to create an eye pattern with broken plates designed by Alex, a spectral cement stair mosaic transformation. This summer they returned to tile the Reflecting Pond, honoring a design that Allyson Grey calls “Perfect,” representing the endless, uninterrupted field of spectral mandala. Rimming the pond, these bright diamonds contribute exquisite and enduring beauty to a walk on the Wisdom Trail.



Allyson with the recently upgraded reflecting pond at CoSM, now featuring a pattern inspired by her paintings and lovingly contributed by Corrine Feldman and Vishnu Das.

We thank our staff and creative friends who have blessed CoSM with their hearts efforts. Come to CoSM this summer season and see Wisdom Trail features, wooded beauty, strange and beautiful painted visions and Entheon, CoSM’s Sanctuary of Visionary Art, now under construction. Consider becoming a member of CoSM and building sacred space together to inspire a global community.

Chris Dyer coming to CoSM!



We met with Chris Dyer and his wife Valerie this past weekend in Montreal and got to see his newest creation, an enormous painting with his shamanic spirit beings in most painstaking detail. CoSM is honored to once again host Chris Dyer’s Skateboard Graphics workshop. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the most inspiring visionary artists of our time.

Love,

Alex and Allyson

Art Evolves Consciousness

By on August 13, 2015

How Art Evolves Consciousness”
Alex Grey & Allyson Grey 
Montreal, Saturday, August 15, Collège de Maisonneuve, Sunday, August 16, University of Toronto:

In our new presentation of “How Art Evolves Consciousness” specially designed for the Modern Knowledge Tour, we will weave our life and artwork and discuss how creativity can be a spiritual path that leaves a trace of one’s unfolding worldview. By sharing the braided thread of our artwork over the years, we will reflect on our highest visionary experiences. A higher source of artistic inspiration offers greater consciousness expansion and deeper spiritual values embedded in the resulting work of art.

Visionary Art offers a reality view of unity with nature and cosmos. For pilgrims journeying to the sacred inner dimensions, visionary art validates glimpses of universal imaginal realms. Reflecting through our imagery the luminous richness of higher spiritual worlds, visionary art activates our lightbody, empowers our creative soul, and stirs our deepest potential for positive, transformative action in the world. A sacred view of Oneness with the environment and cosmos could transform the ongoing self-destructive abuse of the life web. Consciousness evolves when we adapt due to an ordeal or crisis. Overcoming a negative self-image and conquering a limiting fear also transforms us. Humanity hungers for creative arts that call us to transcend our fears and imagine our highest possibility as we advance toward unity and a sustainable planetary civilization.

Last time on stage together in Montreal was in 1982 at Vehicule Art Gallery in the performance “Wasteland” which contemplated the death of our species. May humanity transcend its self-destructive pathologies and begin healing the battered web of nature, rising to fulfill our higher destiny as angels of compassion and creativity in a technological age.

 

NUCLEAR FAMILY
from performance of 
Wasteland
May 7, 1982
Alex Grey & Allyson Grey
Vehicule Art, Montreal, Canada
 
Chris Dyer at CoSM

While in Montreal we will take some quality time with our favorite local visionary artist, Chris Dyer. He will be at CoSM August 26-28 to offer his very popular, very funny and full-of-great-advice workshop on painting skateboards. Whether painting the side of a building, a bus, a wall, a canvas, or an awesome busted skateboard, Chris projects his deepest, most joyful Eternal Self. Register now to study with this contemporary visionary master.

Love,

Alex & Alyson

 

Entheurn

By on August 6, 2015

Entheurn is a memorial urn inspired by the recent loss of Allyson’s parents, as a special container to honor their ashes on our sacred altar.   Entheurn also serves well as a stash box and altar object of rare beauty.  Ryan Tottle, visionary computer sculptor of Entheon, CoSM’s future sanctuary of visionary art, again gifted CoSM with this re-design adding a lid and base to create Entheurn. This extraordinary collectible and functional sculpture is now being created in BRONZE!  The antique gold patina on the surface of Entheurn will make an exquisite and elegant reminder that: “The inevitable consequence of love is the building of temples.” (Alex Grey)

Collectors can pre-order Entheurn at the special price of $2500.
Entheurns are expected to arrive within two months, Entheurn can be shipped to you in time for the holidays.

Save $500 if you are among the first ten to order an Entheurn.
When Entheurn’s first arrive at CoSM Shop, those still available will be $3000.
To pre-order an Entheurn, contact emily@cosm.org.

Who Is A Member of CoSM?

CoSM Members getting a tour of the grounds with reflecting pond, photo by CoSM Member Dave Digenger

Thanks to the reporting and pictures gathered by CoSM Membership Coordinator, Linda Lu, we are introducing to you a few of CoSM’s new members.
Thirty-five members joined or renewed their CoSM memberships last weekend prior to the Annual Membership Tour and Barbecue.

Because CoSM’s August calendar includes two Full Moon Ceremonies, a second tour for new and renewing members will be held on Saturday, August 29th with another member’s dinner to follow.

Can we beat our previous record of 35 member sign-ups at a Full Moon? If you have been considering becoming a CoSM member, now is the best time. Call Linda or Emily in CoSM Shop — 845-297-2323 x103 and become a part of CoSM’s essential and growing team of key supporters. Be a stand for the future of this spiritual creative organization and get all the benefits of CoSM membership.

Darren Fortunato renewed his CoSM membership this weekend and wrote about why he is a CoSM member:

“I first learned about Alex Grey & Allyson Grey from watching YouTube videos of Beatles, Grateful Dead, and other psychedelic music. Online lectures of Terence McKenna, Aldous Huxley, Alan Watts, and other visionary and pioneering luminaries led me to recognized the absolute brilliance and importance of their art and thought.  I’ve felt tremendous gratitude to the Greys for articulating their vision with great intellect and courage as channels of love, wisdom, and truth.
Born and still residing in New York City, the accessibility of CoSM is a blessing that I want to experience fully in this lifetime. On my many visits to CoSM, I have met people from all over the world and been warmly embraced by a community that is very special to me. The staff and volunteers are kindred souls who have become close friends and who create and work in service to all, fully and from the heart. At CoSM, I have learned from many amazing guests and speakers. The land itself has a unique energy and spirit that provides an oasis of higher consciousness.

As a corporate attorney and banker in the city, coming to CoSM has provided a particularly important place that I truly look forward to visiting as often as I can.  We all have some particular talent. We all can contribute in a way that resonates and fulfills us. Helping to manifest the vision of community building a temple at CoSM, as articulated by artists, Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, is paramount to me. By becoming and sustaining my CoSM membership, I join with a loving, self-reflective community in creating a place that will enlighten future generations.”

Elisha (pronounced Elija) Bivins & Rose Ruiz became new members of CoSM last weekend at the Full Moon ceremony. Residents of Connecticut, they returned Sunday afternoon for Art Church.  Rose intends to gather dirt from CoSM’s sacred land to store the magic in her handmade glass locket.

Asked for a quote for the Newsletter, Elisha and Rose replied, “Think for yourself and question…”

CoSM reporter, Linda Lu, asked Andrew Kemp what made him decide to become a member?

Andrew responded, “As a moon child, I found what I was looking for.”

CoSM Membership reporter, Linda Lu asked James Reilly, what he thought of CoSM?

James replied, “This place is amazing!”

Look forward to speaking at the Modern Knowledge Tour in Canada. Check the event scroll for details of our daytime events in Toronto and Montreal, Saturday, August 15th & Sunday, August 16th.

Love,

Alex & Allyson