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Consciousness and the Fire Altar

By on August 14, 2014

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Consciousness and the Fire Altar

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The Art of Natural Building
with Matteo Lundgren

We met Matteo Lundgren several years ago and learned of his passion for building with natural materials, thus we are so excited that he is here at CoSM to share his wisdom. With our design input, Matteo Lundgren and his partner, Peaches Lyon have designed the perfect utilitarian Fire Altar sculpture for CoSM, a wood-fired earthen bread and pizza oven with grills. Learn how to use “cob” (a mixture of clay, sand, straw and water) to build structures, homes, and sculptures. Acting as a community, visionaries in this workshop will help build an outdoor Fire Altar with grill and oven, while learning how to create one in their own backyard. Matteo believes we need to reassess our relationship with the living spaces we occupy. “Just as we have learned how important a healthy diet is to our well being, it may be more important to live in homes and spaces that nurture our biology on the same level.”

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In this workshop Matteo will also discuss the pro’s and cons of a variety of alternative building strategies including; Cob building, adobe, earthbags, strawbale, rammed earth, and earthships. In the workshop we will cover the basics around alternatives to conventional building practices, including; foundation work, stemwall choices, wall fill materials, insulation considerations, thermal mass, roofing and other natural options for finishing and upgrading existing spaces. All while exploring how to apply “cradle to cradle” design strategies in the building world. Experience the conviviality of CoSM’s guest house, enjoy CoSM’s great food and hospitality, learn a valuable skill and leave an enduring gift that will serve many at CoSM.

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Visionary Salon with Tony Wright

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Join us at CoSM this Saturday for a journey to the edge of the human mind with scholar and author, Tony Wright. The afternoon workshop will offer an investigation into the evolution of our unique and extraordinary perceptual equipment, the human brain. “Hot housed” in the most complex chemical soup in all of biological evolution, advanced molecular engineering took place that designed our neural system. While studying the genetic manipulation of plants at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens, Tony Wright developed a theory of epigenetic influences on human evolution that caused the rapid expansion of our brain, opening humans toward self-reflection. Discover how our unique symbiotic relationship with specialized plant environments impacted the origins of our highly advanced neural system. For over twenty years, Tony’s investigations have bridged neurochemistry, the nature of consciousness and spirituality.

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Dinner will be available in the Mushroom Cafe before the evening program in which Tony will expose the delusion we inevitably mistake for reality. Through a distorted perceptual lens, we create a sense of separation from our true essence and the whole of creation. Find out how, without realizing it, the dominant side of our brain lies to us. Learn how our hormones retard the structural development of the hemisphere of our brain that is in charge. Stretch the boundaries of your assumptions about the brain and mind by spending the day at CoSM with Tony Wright.

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The Vine Man Comes To CoSM

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Thanks to artist, John Shook, there is a friendly giant Vine Man to greet you on the Wisdom Trail at CoSM.

Hope to see you soon at CoSM!

Love,

Alex & Allyson

Reflecting A Greater Light

By on August 7, 2014

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FULL MOON
The Full Moon, luminous circle in the sky, perfect symbol of our soul. archetypal sphere, symbol of spiritual wholeness. God is a circle whose circumference is boundless and whose center is everywhere. Full moon, a Sacred Mirror, reflecting the greater light of the sun, as our soul reflects the greater light of God. Our being is bathed and baptized in the milky moonlight. Sacred gatherings on the Full Moon magnetically attract the ocean of love. Declarations, commitments and celebrations made on this monthly high tide of the spirit, are aligned with heavenly forces.

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“Wonder” by Alex Grey

Join us on Saturday for CoSM’s 140th consecutive Full Moon ceremony. We look forward to honoring our members, new and old for the Annual Full Moon Members Barbecue and Tour. Engage in dialogue about plans for CoSM’s future, along with the most up-to-date news of the building of Entheon.

CoSM 2014 FULL MOON MEMBERSHIP BBQ

Saturday, August 9th

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BECOME A CoSM MEMBER AND JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP BARBECUE & TOUR

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ART CHURCH: The Light Body
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Make art with us this Sunday afternoon accompanied by music and poetry intended to turn on the Light Body. Discussion will include an art historical overview of figurative luminosity as a recurring motifs throughout world art. Holy people are often painted with glowing haloes and auras. Yogic chakras, acupuncture meridians and points, provide a multi-cultural cartography for lights of the soul. Come prepared to create. Bring a sketchbook and colors.

Love,

Alex and Allyson

 

Transparent to Transcendence

By on July 31, 2014

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Dear Friends,

CoSM visitors and members take a stand for the importance of their own creative spiritual life, and for sustaining an enclave of peace at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors.  Membership strengthens our sense of community, and at CoSM, identifies us with the building of a legacy, a visionary art sanctuary to share with friends and family yet to come. Members are the “net of beings” who recognize the value of visionary art as a powerful support in our spiritual journey.  The Sacred Mirrors make our biology transparent to our transcendence.

Although we welcome members every day of the year, at CoSM, Membership Drive Month concludes on the August Full Moon. This is a time when we ask you to join as a member, to invite friends to become a new member and to renew your CoSM membership if it has expired.

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CoSM Members gather in the Labyrinth at the 2013 Members BBQ

Having already chosen to receive CoSM’s newsletter, you may be inspired by CoSM’s mission to build sacred space and would like to share the visionary art at CoSM with future generations. During this month’s membership drive we’d like to envision with you what’s ahead for CoSM and explore how members can take a greater role in building a temple to inspire our global community.  We look forward to walking the grounds with members at August’s full moon.

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We warmly invite you to:

– Renew your membership before the August Full Moon and encourage friends to join CoSM.
– Be with us at CoSM for the Membership Barbecue that precedes the August Full Moon Ceremony.
Front rows will be reserved for members.
– Names of new members will be posted on the blog at cosm.org.
– Follow our twitter and support us in enrolling one hundred new members during the drive.
[twitter & instagram: allysongreycosm; alexgreycosm]

Your participation will further the building of ENTHEON, a temple and sacred Visionary Art experience.
Become a CoSM member now and manifest with us an historic monument to the creative imagination honoring Worldspirit!

Let’s make history together.   The inevitable consequence of love is the building of temples.

Love,

Alex and Allyson

ps.  We are in California excited to meet friends at the Stilldream festival!