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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

Art Evolves Consciousness

By on August 13, 2015

How Art Evolves Consciousness”
Alex Grey & Allyson Grey 
Montreal, Saturday, August 15, Collège de Maisonneuve, Sunday, August 16, University of Toronto:

In our new presentation of “How Art Evolves Consciousness” specially designed for the Modern Knowledge Tour, we will weave our life and artwork and discuss how creativity can be a spiritual path that leaves a trace of one’s unfolding worldview. By sharing the braided thread of our artwork over the years, we will reflect on our highest visionary experiences. A higher source of artistic inspiration offers greater consciousness expansion and deeper spiritual values embedded in the resulting work of art.

Visionary Art offers a reality view of unity with nature and cosmos. For pilgrims journeying to the sacred inner dimensions, visionary art validates glimpses of universal imaginal realms. Reflecting through our imagery the luminous richness of higher spiritual worlds, visionary art activates our lightbody, empowers our creative soul, and stirs our deepest potential for positive, transformative action in the world. A sacred view of Oneness with the environment and cosmos could transform the ongoing self-destructive abuse of the life web. Consciousness evolves when we adapt due to an ordeal or crisis. Overcoming a negative self-image and conquering a limiting fear also transforms us. Humanity hungers for creative arts that call us to transcend our fears and imagine our highest possibility as we advance toward unity and a sustainable planetary civilization.

Last time on stage together in Montreal was in 1982 at Vehicule Art Gallery in the performance “Wasteland” which contemplated the death of our species. May humanity transcend its self-destructive pathologies and begin healing the battered web of nature, rising to fulfill our higher destiny as angels of compassion and creativity in a technological age.

 

NUCLEAR FAMILY
from performance of 
Wasteland
May 7, 1982
Alex Grey & Allyson Grey
Vehicule Art, Montreal, Canada
 
Chris Dyer at CoSM

While in Montreal we will take some quality time with our favorite local visionary artist, Chris Dyer. He will be at CoSM August 26-28 to offer his very popular, very funny and full-of-great-advice workshop on painting skateboards. Whether painting the side of a building, a bus, a wall, a canvas, or an awesome busted skateboard, Chris projects his deepest, most joyful Eternal Self. Register now to study with this contemporary visionary master.

Love,

Alex & Alyson