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Community Is A River

By on July 29, 2014

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CoSM has always had a proximity to the Hudson River, about 1,500 feet, as the crow flies. In CoSM’s former Manhattan location on W. 27th St., our distance to the river was nearly the same as here in Wappinger, New York. The river empowers our location both physically and spiritually. The Hudson River is a tidal river, a moon river, wider than a mile, flowing upstream away from the ocean and back, changing directions every six hours.  The strange thing is, the upstream flow ends just past our town.

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Here is an excerpt from “Guidance for Servants of God,” Art Psalms by Alex Grey.
Spiritual Liberation is an Ocean of Love.
Each being is a spring, stream or rivulet
That journeys toward the Ocean.
A powerful river is made by many streams.
The community is a River.
Join the River.
Remember the Ocean and joyfully flow toward It.
In the greatest rivers,
The Ocean flows inward according to the tide,
A Moon River.
The worship of a community is like the tidal forces
That draw the Ocean of Love upstream into the river.
A community can fuse with the GodForce
To enact a Divine plan.
Sacred space is the work of a community.
Metaphorically, we can harness the flow of the River as it relates to Community. There have been an unbroken chain of 139 Full Moon ceremonies over the last 11.5 years. Why join a spiritual Community other than to manifest a unique psychic ecosystem and progress together toward the Ocean of Love Bliss, then to harvest that energy bringing it upstream to illuminate our worldview, the re-invention of service and worship and build a temple?

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CoSM MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
CoSM Membership Drive month flows into the August Full Moon Ceremony that begins with a Members only tour and barbecue. Join us in walking the land and hear about the vision and actuality of building Entheon together at CoSM.

A spiritual life involves aligning yourself with a creative force of wisdom, deeply examining what you believe and it also includes belonging. Research finds that “belonging” increases one’s sense of life’s meaning. Finding a home for our soul, a place of shared ideals, increases meaningfulness in our life and promotes longevity. Even the most isolated and holy Indian Sadhus living in Himalayan caves join their community for the Kumbha Mela Festival every twelve years. The Sangha or spiritual family is considered one of the pillars of Buddhism.

Thank you for considering becoming a CoSM member. At CoSM we are devotees of the One Creative Spirit flowing through all sacred traditions, through all of Nature, the Cosmos and each of our infinite inner dimensions, expressing through each of our unique lives.  We believe a creative life is important to our emotional, mental, psychic, and spiritual health.

Embracing a spiritual life that includes CoSM means affiliating with a radically welcoming community that celebrates visionary consciousness culture.  Renew your membership during this month’s membership drive and help us add one hundred new members before the August Full Moon.

Join like-minded visionaries for a tour and Membership Barbecue preceding the Full Moon Ceremony. Family membership welcomes you and a loved one plus children.
Click here to renew your membership or become a new member

During CoSM membership drive, join your spiritual family with a commitment to support CoSM.
An individual membership for $100 receives:
• Exclusive Membership Card
• Free General Admission
• Entry to Full Moon events for one year
• Entry to Art Church events for one year
• Disount Admission CoSM events
• Discount for Room Rentals Monday through Thursday with Coupon Code
• Discount to MAGI, Mystic Artists Guild International Programs
• The Latest Issue of CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture
• $10 Discount on Celestial Celebrations for Members
• Gift a CALL-IN Membership — Get 20% off your next online store purchase.
Refer a friend who signs up for membership and receive 15% off your next room rental.

STILL DREAM FESTIVAL in NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

 

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California community please come to the amazing arts festival Stilldream happening in Belden in the Feather River Canyon. We will be joined by some of our favorite electronic musicians and visionary artists.  See you soon!
Click here for tickets

Love,

Alex and Allyson

CoSM Members Are Visionaries

By on July 21, 2014

CoSM Members Are Visionaries

Why become a member of CoSM?

CoSM Members take a stand for the importance of their own creative spiritual life and for the future of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors project.  From July Full Moon until August Full Moon, we invite you to become a member, to strengthen your sense of community and work together with us in building a sanctuary of visionary art.  Members are the net of beings who see the value of visionary art as a powerful support in our spiritual journey.

If you have been inspired by CoSM’s mission to build sacred space and would like to share the visionary art at CoSM with future generations, become a member this month. We look forward to sharing visions of what’s ahead for CoSM and exploring how you can take a greater role in building a temple to inspire our global community. The August Full Moon ceremony will follow the Membership Barbecue and the front rows will be reserved for members throughout this membership drive. Look for the names of new members on the blog and follow our twitter to see how close we can come to enrolling one hundred new members during the drive. [twitter & instagram: allysongreycosm; alexgreycosm]

Your participation will further the building of ENTHEON, a temple for experiencing visionary art.  Be part of this historic monument to the creative imagination and Worldspirit!

The inevitable consequence of love is the building of temples.

Join CoSM Now!

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The Apex of Our Journey

By on June 19, 2014

THE APEX OF OUR JOURNEY

Summer Solstice is clearly the longest day of the year followed by the shortest night. Often referred to as, Midsummer, for farmers planting is complete, seeds are in the ground and a successful crop now largely depends on the Almighty.  In either hemisphere, the first day of summer welcomes the warmest season of the year. As darkness triumphs over light a little each day, we are reminded of the turning of the wheel of this year and the preciousness of life. A time to celebrate the fullness of the light of our individual, group and cosmic consciousness, we reflect upon our potential for awakening together. At the apex of our journey, we consider what fruit is growing inside us and what bounty we can offer the world.

Sacred texts and sacred sites separated by vast distances throughout the world, spanning thousands of years, bear testimony of the veneration of the sun as one of the longest unbroken chains of religious observance in human history. Ancient cultures have erected megalithic structures, stone circles, temples, and secret inner rooms aligning with the suns relationship to the earth. In places of pilgrimage, the Summer Solstice has been embraced by communities as a time to gather in ceremony and celebration. On Summer Solstice sunset at the Great Pyramids, the sun crowns the head of the Great Sphinx. Hieroglyphics tell us that Egyptians celebrated the defeat of the God of Darkness, Set by Horus, the Sun God on that day. The marriage of heaven and earth, the defeat of the dark god of the year was celebrated by Druids, the educated, professional class among Celtic island people. The festival of Vestalia In Rome resembles unmistakably the Druid tradition which includes guarding the sacred fire.

The summer solstice sunrise aligns with the avenue off the circle around Stonehenge. At sunrise the sun shines down the avenue, between the two heel stones, into the center of the stone circle.

This Saturday, CoSM will host one of our best-loved on-site events, the Summer Solstice. Join us at 8pm when we gather with guests from all over the world to open the ceremony, poetically illuminating the magic of summer from a cross cultural perspective as we integrate the blessings of harmonious seasonal celebration. Socialize with the love tribe, watch wondrous visionary artists bring new works to light, listen to the amazing electronic musicians, live music performances, poetry and ecstatic dance throughout the house and around the fire-circle promote healing and intention setting late into the night.  Dress festive!


CoSM’s 2013 Summer Solstice Outdoor Festivities
(Photo by Stefanie Catalano)

Omega Point

 

Would you like to enter a charged creative vortex where visionary artists empower each other and have breakthrough results in their work?

Do you yearn to open the doors of your imagination into the theater of revelation, to meet kindred spirits, and to draw and paint from the wellspring of your vision?

Calling artists at every level of experience. The Visionary Art Intensive with Alex and Allyson happens once a year at Omega Institute. Following an unbroken chain of twenty-three summer celebrations of art and life, we will gather once again on the beautiful Omega campus from June 29th through July 4th. Using basic art materials, learn how visionary artists portray inner images from the aesthetic dimension of mystical experiences.

On July 4th, when the class is complete, graduates of this year’s workshop are invited back to CoSM for a tour with Alex and Allyson and a closing barbecue including a visit to our studio.  Immerse yourself in your passion and let transformation happen. Spend five days with us in the studio. [eomega.org]

See you soon!

Love,

Alex & Allyson

P.S. -  If you are on instagram and twitter you can find us at alexgreycosm and allysongreycosm, see you in the twitterinstagrammasphere!