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Disseminate the Divine Rays

By on May 21, 2016

Build Entheon Kickstarter campaign passed the $150K mark this weekend and there are still 9 days left until our deadline. Thank you to 1,434 backers who have pledged support already. We would like to remind you that you can return at any point between now and May 31st to add additional items in the ADD-ON section to your pledge. Check out the ADD-ON section to see the unique and original art by Alex Grey, Allyson Grey and some of the most accomplished artists of the Visionary Art movement offered as rewards for your support.

 

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If $175K is reached, EVERY BACKER from the $50 Reward tier and above will receive one FREE ADMISSION to any Full Moon Ceremony at CoSM.

 

 

If $200K is reached, EVERY BACKER from the $50 Reward level and above will receive an Entheon pin.

 

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“There is no loftier mission than to approach the Godhead nearer than other people, and to disseminate the divine rays among humanity.” — Beethoven
This drawing by Alex Grey is the frontispiece of his acclaimed volume, The Mission of Art. “Beethoven” is available now for the first time as a rare limited edition fine art etching. Only 40 of these exquisite prints will ever be available. Exclusive for this Kickstarter campaign only until May 31st.

 

Image size: 9×12 in. Paper size: 11×14 in.
Etching on archival paper; Hand-pulled from a copper plate
Edition size: 40

Has your Psychedelic Soul ever felt validated by Visionary Art?

By on April 29, 2016

When people journey deeply inward with psychedelics, they encounter a realm of spiritual light and beauty so fantastic that they are profoundly moved and positively changed. Psilocybin studies performed with the highest standards of scientific rigor reveal that 65% of those having a positive mindset in a safe setting, will have a mystical experience, a transcendence of space-time and union with boundless spirit. If one is able to have a mystical visionary experience with psychedelics, there are tremendous healing benefits for the mind, including the potential overcoming of grief, PTSD, addiction, and the powerful discovery of one’s purpose in life.

Most of the millions of psychedelic experiences that happen every year around the globe, occur outside of a controlled medical scientific experiment. Many people, having seen such extraordinary and disturbing things inside themselves, may feel stunned and a bit isolated, because the altered states are so out-of-control and impossible to communicate. I believe that one of the chief functions of visionary art is the validation of psychedelic souls. When people see that artists have depicted similar visionary dimensions, they breathe a little easier and realize, “Oh, they saw that too! I am not crazy after-all. We are connected or similar on the inside.”

Unlike any other time in history, there are now many artists from around the world dedicated to skillfully portraying their highest psychedelic visionary states of consciousness through painting, sculpture, and digital media. There is an international visionary art movement that deserves a unique sacred space.

Most of us who are contributing money toward the psychedelic movement are helping advance the medical scientific psychiatric and decriminalization efforts. These are areas of great importance so that the truth about psychedelics can be known and their healing power re-integrated with our society.

Spiritual wisdom transmitted by the psychedelic state is often visual. Science cannot point a camera into our mental flow. Only the visionary artists have begun to translate life-changing theophanies into iconography.

When society is ready to see the higher vision of a cosmic order revealed through sacramental spirituality, this truth will begin to outshine materialism, fundamentalism and nihilist nightmares that bedevil our world.

The great visionary artist William Blake called our mystic dimension the Divine Imagination. Blake also said, “All Religions are One.” These are healing prayers in a world at war. The creative force is spirit in our hands, waging peace, painting by painting.

Entheon means a place to discover the Creator within. Entheon, Sanctuary of Visionary Art at CoSM will honor and preserve visionary artworks that point to our common transcendental source. Join us in this historic quest by independent artists to build a new sacred space.

A heartfelt thank you to all of our supporters and artist friends who have helped CoSM over the years to manifest this collective vision.

www.buildentheon.com

 

Duncan Trussell podcast with Alex Grey & Allyson Grey

By on April 27, 2016

Hear Duncan Trussell talk all things Entheon & beyond in his podcast with Alex Grey & Allyson Grey, recorded in CoSM’s studio: http://duncantrussell.com/alex-and-allyson-grey-2/