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Body and Soul Drawing Ritual 


By on September 3, 2015

Body and Soul Drawing Ritual 

with Alex Grey & Allyson Grey
September 4-6, 2015
Friday dinner through Sunday lunch

According to kundalini yogic tradition, there are seven primary chakras or wheels of subtle energy located along the central axis of the body. The chakras mediate the energies of the auric bodies that surround and interpenetrate the physical body. Each chakra corresponds to a state of consciousness that hierarchically ascends from the physical to emotional, rational and higher spiritual levels. Clairvoyants see the light body, healers and shamans work with the astral energies that swirl about us in a cocoon of invisible radiance.
At CoSM on Friday night, the Body & Soul Drawing Ritual will begin with a talk on Life Energy and the Subtle Body and show portrayals of the Light body by artists of the past from East and West as well as Visionary artists of today. Then we will get a review of basic proportions of the figure.

On Saturday we will create seven drawings inspired by a beautiful live model. To initiate each chakra drawing, we imagine a new color moving through us awakening that center in ourselves. This becomes a way of turning on our light body through drawing practice. Uplifting music attuned to the energy center accompanies our drawing meditation.

On Sunday both male and female models will be present to inspire our energy drawings of human relationship.

Join us for a weekend of drawing and attunement to the light. Experience art as spiritual practice.

Love,

Alex and Allyson

Light Body

By on August 28, 2015

Pre-Full Moon Workshop: The Inevitable Consequence of Love with Alex Grey & Allyson Grey


Saturday, August 29, 2015

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Who builds a temple? Why create a spiritual center? Join Alex & Allyson for the next Full Moon Workshop, August 29th and contemplate with us about what love and devotion to a sacred task can do. The CoSM community is building Entheon, Sanctuary of Visionary Art, a place to discover the God within. Creating sacred space unites us in a task to serve the Divine. People in love naturally channel the force that encourages cooperative creativity. Being in love makes us want to dance, build, decorate and make beauty together.

The intention to build a spiritual center, whether it be a cathedral, mosque, synagogue or a temple of Visionary Art, harnesses a collective creative energy into a crystallized vision of unity in spirit that we can share with future generations. A place of beauty attracts the aesthetic heart and embraces the light of spirit for the benefit of all. In a place determined to be sacred by a community, the depressed become uplifted and joyful occasions and remembrances are marked and celebrated, leaving a subtle psychic trace.

The many years of devotional activities at CoSM have charged the land with a powerful creative energy field. It is very human to build a temple, probably among the earliest group activities of any homo sapien clan. Reflecting the vision of a global community, integral visionary spirituality can be symbolically embedded in a temple.

At the August 29th workshop led by Alex and Allyson, we will explore the deeper, heart-centered genesis of spiritual communities dedicated to creating beauty together inspired by their shared experience of the Divine.
To end CoSM’s membership month drive, we will share CoSM’s purpose, values and beliefs. Why does CoSM exist, what is important here and what is our truth? The core values of a community clarifies and aligns action in service to principles held by the authentic self in resonance with the community.

Weather looks good for Saturday. Workshop participants, CoSM Members and Future Members together, can tour of the grounds with us including the Wisdom Trail and Entheon, now under construction.
August is Membership Month at CoSM.
Full Moon workshop, Dinner,  Full Moon Ceremony evening FREE to members.

Become a member between now and on-site registration and the entire program is our gift with membership.

Click here to register for the workshop & CoSM Membership.

CoSM Members, RSVP here.

Future Members are also welcome.
$65 Admission for future members includes:
– the Workshop with Alex & Allyson, 3-6pm;
– Tour of CoSM grounds and Entheon [CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON ENTHEON]

– delicious, healthy dinner in CoSM’s dining hall, 6-7pm;

– the 165th Full Moon Ceremony with music, poetry, story telling & more, 7:30-9:30

– the After-Program including music, live-painting, body painting, lasers, fire circle & fire spinning, henna, tarot….,
…until we close the ceremony by howling at the moon at 1pm
[FUTURE MEMBERS CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP, DINNER & FULL MOON]

The Light Body Art Church

  

Light Body at Art Church

with Alex Grey & Allyson Grey

Sunday, August 30
CoSM is a dynamic, evolving, co-creating presence. An organization, like a complex organism, a body, a being — has a task to perform in the world. An organism with “place” on which/in which to exist, becomes imbued with the purpose of that organization, stewarding the spirit of the land. There is an alliance with the web of nature and with a chain of past spiritual ancestors that dwelled there in league with a timeless celestial hierarchy.

Mystic art exudes spiritual nectar, luminous food for the soul. When artists gather to share their work, transcendental nutrition turns on the “light body” of of an interactive, co-creating assembly. Celebrations of group creativity bring a thick honey-blanket of love and support in which those activated spontaneously share their cosmic alignment creating an evolutionary updraft. Celebrating spirit together through poetry, music, and art from visions, we switch on the collective light body.
Celebrate the body of light this Sunday at CoSM Art Church with Alex & Allyson.
Bring a sketchbook and colors.

Body and Soul Drawing Ritual at CoSM 2015


with Alex Grey & Allyson Grey
September 4-6, 2015

Friday dinner through Sunday lunch
As artists, we are the scintilla of universal creativity.  In alignment with the Cosmic Order, in a natural flow of our own uniqueness, vision takes form. Whether we create for “right livelihood” or for our own personal enjoyment, the practice of art can be a healing force. To feel healthy and whole we connect with and manifest the visions of our essence.

Join Alex and Allyson Grey for a weekend of drawing and attunement to the presence of human energy, the aura in relation to the flesh. How has the subtle energetic body been portrayed throughout art history? The archetypes and experience of  the seven chakras will be considered in seven drawings of the subtle body posed by a yogic model.  Advice on human proportions, technique, composition and design combined with vision practices will allow us to glimpse the interplay of body and soul.  Participants will take home drawings that may be touchstones of harmonic integration.  All levels of ability are welcome.

Join Alex Grey and Allyson Grey for a weekend of drawing that will include:
— A slide talk on the portrayal of the subtle energetic body throughout art history,
— Instruction on proportions, features and expressions of the head and body,
— Instruction on painting and drawing techniques and elements of design.
— Vision practices that allow us to glimpse the interplay of body and soul,
— Seven drawings of the subtle chakra centers posed by a yogic model,
— Observing and visually capturing the subtle body interaction of yogi and yogini.

All levels of ability are welcome.
CoSM MEMBERS receive 10% off registration for M.A.G.I. Workshops!
Call CoSM to receive your discount! — 845-297-2323 x104  M-F 10am-6pm
Click here to become a CoSM Member.

Love,

Alex & Allyson

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