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Visual Wisdom

By on March 5, 2015

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Every individual has the capacity for profound creativity, often lying dormant until switched on. Each of us has the unique and necessary gifts to perform Soul’s task. A creative practice becomes a spiritual path when it is undertaken not only for personal gratification, but for the benefit of the collective. Art changes the way we see the world. Coming together with creative community precipitates a field affect that inspires and accelerates innovation. Humanity’s core of expressive energy is a primordial cosmic force that precedes religion, uniting all beings through inate, primal awareness and imagination.
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“Cosmic Artist” by Alex Grey
A common language unites a people. Visionary Art is the language of CoSM’s community. For pilgrims, visionary art validates glimpses to sacred inner dimensions and proves the universal nature of imaginal realms.  Reflecting the luminous richness of higher spiritual worlds, visionary art activates our light body, empowers our creative soul, and stirs our deepest potential for positive, transformative action in the world. Consider the potential of visionary art and support the building of Entheon, a sanctuary to honor and preserve visual wisdom pointing toward humanity’s common transcendental source.

CALLING ALL VISIONARY ARTISTS

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Enter a charged creative vortex where we empower each other and see breakthrough results in our artwork. Stretch your imagination, and meet kindred souls as we draw and paint from the wellspring of our vision.

Visionary Artists! Gather together with us this summer at Omega Institute for the 25th annual 5-Day Visionary Art Intensive.
Open to artists at every level of experience. Begins Sunday, June 21st and continues through Friday, June 26th mid-day.
Exclusively for the Omega class:
CoSM will host a barbecue and tour following the workshop that ends Friday afternoon, 6/26.
Following the Omega experience, consider joining us at CoSM, an hour down the Hudson — $20 donation to CoSM for after party barbecue & tour.
Reserve a room at CoSM to stay overnight. Dorm beds and singles are available.
RSVP CoSM bbq & tour —  CoSM [845-297-2323 x104maggie@cosm.org
Register for the 5-day Visionary Art Intensive — eomega.org.

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Visionary Art Intensive at OMEGA 2014

 

FURTHERING VISIONARY SCIENCE
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Allyson Grey, Roland Griffiths, Alex Grey

Our friend Roland Griffiths, one of the world’s leading psychedelic researchers  at Johns Hopkins University and the States of Consciousness Research Team asks for our help.

They are conducting an anonymous, web-based study to characterize experiences of personal encounter that might be described as “Ultimate Reality,” “Higher Power,” “God” or any aspect of the God of your understanding.

If you’ve ever had such an experience, taking the Johns Hopkins survey could serve science and help others.
Encourage others you know to participate, even if the experience happened long ago.

The Johns Hopkins research team has conducted survey and laboratory studies characterizing experiences, including the mystical experience that occurs with psilocybin and other hallucinogens. See their body of work here: csp.org/psilocybin.

Please share. Flyer.PsychedelicEncounteringTheDivine.org

 

MARCH FULL MOON GATHERING

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Join us at CoSM for the March Full Moon Ceremony this Saturday night.  In the afternoon, Stephanie Rooker invites you to “Sing and Be Sung,” her celebration of vocal empowerment workshop (3-6pm followed by dinner before the Full Moon Ceremony).
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Art Church Sunday afternoon will focus on Portraying the Self. (1-5pm) Bring a sketchbook and colors to discover how a portrait can be a mirror of the soul.
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Love,
Alex & Allyson

Visionary Permaculture with Delvin Solkinson

By on March 2, 2015

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The second Visionary Permaculture Design Certificate Course at CoSM was just completed. A Learning Guild was assembled at CoSM for a few days in each of the four seasons to learn about how nature designs itself and how to become a regenerative designers themselves.

Permaculture studies how traditional and modern peoples design home, gardens, farms, communities and landscapes using Ecological Design principles which care for the Earth, it’s People and it’s Future.

This Visionary Permaculture Cartography Wing has worked together to become conscious of the CoSM land. They continue exploring and documenting the plants and animals as well as the energies and influences that pass through it, including sun, wind, water, sound, views and smells. There were workshops on beekeeping, mushroom cultivation, medicine making as well as the ethnobotany and land use practices of the First Peoples.

The year long course exploring the permaculture post-paradigm generated many ideas for possible future designs at CoSM, both of the visible structures including land and buildings, as well as the invisible organizational structures.

The visionary permaculture learning ring set up a learning installation in the Parlour Library of the CoSM Grey House. This includes two custom tomes which serve as ecological guidebooks to CoSM through the permaculture philter. These work with a permaculture wing of the CoSM library containing books on four season organic gardening and id books for the plants, insects, animals and mushrooms of the land. Together they form a Visionary Permaculture Grimoire, a multidimensional toolkit for learning permaculture and contributing to this consciousness at CoSM.

Anyone can participate in the permaculture mapping and design of CoSM by observing the land, making art or taking photos of the plants, animals and landscapes or writing down their perspectives on permaculture at CoSM and emailing delvin@cosm.org

There is an introduction to visionary permaculture full moon workshop in May 2015. A third visionary permaculture design certificate course will be offered at CoSM in the new year.

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Voice of the Self

By on February 26, 2015

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Our voices are the resounding instruments of our truth.  When we trust our voices and explore the mysterious unknown of improvisation, we can cultivate an intimate familiarity that echoes ancient sacred sounds. Since time immemorial, every spiritual tradition of the world has used sound for healing. Sound can play an integral role in the healing power of shamanic practices and can be a tool of integrative medicine to enhance pain management and improved well-being.

Saturday afternoon at CoSM, Stephanie Rooker will lead her Vocal Empowerment Experience. A classically trained vocalist, composer, music educator, and sound healing facilitator, Stephanie founded Voice Journey Sound Center in Brooklyn, New York.  Stephanie has long-studied cross-cultural archetypes and practiced incisive listening and mindful facilitation to demonstrate music as a healing force. Performing since childhood, achieving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnomusicology from Oberlin College, Stephanie is classically trained and practiced in jazz, blues, and gospel vocal styles. Come for an expedition into the fifth chakra with a mystic wizard of sound and voice.

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Full Moon Workshop Teacher, Stephanie Rooker
March Full Moon Gathering

CoSM March Full Moon Gathering
Come see why CoSM’s Full Moon Ceremony is the anchoring event for our creative community.

ART CHURCH: Portraying the Self

ART CHURCH- Portraying the Self

Join us for Art Church this Sunday afternoon as we explore the self-portrait, an artist’s soul voyage toward revealing their own true nature. Few pictures through the ages are more honest or experimental than self portraits. A self portrait can nobly and expressively convey the deepest feelings with sincerity.  The mirror enables an artist to capture their most personal view of reality. Facing one’s moods, expressions and shadow, the artist can go beyond likeness and represent inner turmoil, inner spirit, and higher possibility. Capturing physical features, environmental conditions and the artist’s inner world in a self portrait, can offer a subjective record of self-scrutiny that is objectified through the creative process. Alex will demonstrate the drawing of a face.  Bring a sketchbook and colors.
Love,
Alex & Allyson