Body, Mind, Spirit

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Contemplation

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Praying

 Praying is a portrait revealing a sun in the heart and mind. From the inner light in the center of brain, a halo emanates and surrounds the head. The halo is inscribed with signs of contemplation from six different paths:  The symbols of Yin and Yang f...

New Man New Woman

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Holy Grail

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The Kiss

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One Taste

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Kissing

In this image, the golden flame symbolizes consciousness and spirit. There are two infinity bands of golden flames looping through the hearts and minds of the couple, suggesting the bond of infinite love which transcends the impermanence of the flesh....

Ocean of Love Bliss

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Cuddle

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Embracing

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Tantra

Locked in an embrace of love with Allyson, I sensed the skin on the backs of our bodies dissolving into a field of deep blue fire fluid. The blue felt like an ocean of understanding permeated by love, a field of unbounded energy that was...

Copulating

A purifying fireball of passion surrounds the embracing couple, welding them together.  Eros implies the divine will for human surrender in love to create new life.  Astral energy vortexes stream out from the lovers, alerting souls of a possible opportunity f...

Pregnancy

The soul incarnates by becoming karmically connected with the parents and choosing their sperm and egg. The soul oversees the biomolecular construction of a new body, and barring damaging influences, the new body will be nearly perfect. The embryological...

Buddha Embryo

When I see my future parents in Union, may I see the peaceful and wrathful buddhas and their consorts; with power to choose my birthplace, for the good of others, may I receive a perfect body adorned with auspicious signs. Obtaining for myself...

Birth

The pleasures and discomforts of pregnancy yield to the violent logic of birth. A tremendous flow of energy goes through the mother, who emits and orgasmic scream of pain that echoes from her own birth to her death, portrayed as silhouettes on either...

Newborn

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Nursing

The bonding of mother and child is a miraculous outpouring of unobstructed love channeled through the mortal coil. Nursing is the physical bond of nourishment - mother is the first meal, she is the key to life. Between mother and child, there are...

New Family

There is always hope in a new family. They face an uncertain future but they are grounded in pure devotional love. Their love binds them together in a braid of souls. Visit the CoSM Shop

Promise

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Zena Lotus

Our daughter, Zena, was born November 15, 1988. Astrologically she is a Scorpio, very passionate and curious about scary things. In this painting she pulls from her center a rainbow sphere, a heartdrop of spiritual potentiality with the Tibetan syllable...

Family

Sometimes when Allyson, Zena, and I pray we bow our heads together. At that time I feel an energy weaving through us, binding us together. When our friend John Lloyd saw this painting he said, "So many times the family bond of love is broken, it's...

Love Circuit

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Boo-boo

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Reading

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Wonder

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Holy Family

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Young and Old

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The Artist's Hand

The artist's hand holds a powerful instrument, here symbolized by a "vajra brush," a means to awaken people to their own essence through the light of higher vision. The entire history of art is an expression of universal creativity that invisibly...

Painting

Painting shows a translucent artist working on a canvas, palette in one hand as the other hand holds a brush. The miracle of how consciousness moves the body and in this case controls a paintbrush is suggested by the glow in the brain, bones and muscles,...

Bond

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Despair

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Insomnia

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Headache

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Back Demon

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Endarkenment

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Grieving

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Lightweaver

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Hands that See

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Healing

In the process of psychic healing or laying on of hands, the healer feels connected to a higher power. For many western healers this higher power is Christ consciousness, an all knowing and loving presence that transcends rationality and guides...

Breathing

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Lilacs

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Ohio Song

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Hummingbird

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Gall Wasp

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Metamorphosis

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Vajra Horse

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Earthmind Alex Grey

Earthmind

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Person Planet Alex Grey

Person Planet

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Planetary Prayers

Planetary Prayers acrylic on wood, 36 x 84 in. by Alex Grey, 2010 Planetary Prayers The mystic core of all great Wisdom traditions teach us that the macrocosm and microcosm reverberate in hierarchical unity; that creativity is holy; ...

Kiss of the Muse

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Cosmic Artist

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Love is a Cosmic Force Alex Grey

Love is a Cosmic Force

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Gaia

The day after our daughter, Zena was born I had a vision of Gaia, the World Soul.   Gaia was the tree of life or web of life with her roots in the subatomic, atomic, molecular, and cellular levels of matter (mater/mother) reaching upward through the o...

Vision Tree

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Emerald Grail

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Cannabia

In my painting for the High Times 1995 Cannabis Cup I've shown the cannabis Goddess, Cannabia, surrounded by an aura of flames emitting smoke.   Her hair is lush female sinsemilla buds, and her body is covered with the plant stalks, stems and green l...

Dance of Cannabia

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Cannabacchus

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Cannabis Being

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Aperture

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Yogi and Mobius Sphere

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The Spirit Molecule

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Lightworker

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Blessing

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Firewalking

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Empowerment

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Laughing Man

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Namaste

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Liberation though Seeing

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Mudra

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Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama is a portrait of the Tibetan religious leader and representative of the bodhisattvic ideal of wisdom and compassion. He is shown in a prayerful blessing posture, which is his common greeting. He describes himself as a humble monk, but his...

Adi Da

In my painting Adi Da, the guru is portrayed as a totally transfigured being. His heart is the dawning sun, source of illumination 
outwardly and inwardly symbolic of Da's transparency to Divine Radiance. Since Da mean "the giver," the right hand is m...

Journey of the Wounded Healer

In the first panel we see the self trapped in a dizzying vortex of evolutionary descent, paralleling the hallucinatory descent of the initiate shaman into the underworld or realm of the dead.  The prisoner yearns for freedom and becomes sick with the ...

Holy Fire

The soul-searching pilgrim arrives on the mountain top, and his kundalini energy, the serpent power, begins to ascend within him.   The caduceus or healing staff is internalized.  The eye of God in the form of an angelic presence channels heart-opening fl...

Power to the Peaceful

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Prostration

In the painting, Prostration, a sphere of light sends out finger-like projections of purifying "holy fire" through the supplicant's will centers (back chakras).   Surrounding the flames of purification are various helper beings from subtle dimensions a...

Nature of Mind

"One morning, a series of seven visions flashed into my mind. As soon as I drew one image, another replaced it until I had drawn a complex seven-stage journey of a wanderer discovering the spiritual path, having an introduction to his own true nature,...

Deities and Demons Drinking From The Milky Pool

I had a vision of the group soul of humanity as a perfectly circular pool of intense living light.  All around the rim of the milky pool were a complex variety of sexual rites, a metaphor for all social interaction.   Translucent Hindu deities swooped ov...

Theologue

The Union of Human and Divine Consciousness Weaving the Fabric of Space and Time In Which the Self and Its Surroundings Are Embedded During deep meditation, I entered a state where all energy systems in my body were completely aligned and flowing.  ...
Monochord Alex Grey

Monochord

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Human Geometry

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Caring

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Dying

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Angel Skin

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Ophanic Eyelash

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Spectral Lotus

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Wrathful Gaurdian

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Vision Crystal

I painted Vision Crystal after seeing it during a meditation. It appeared as a multidimensional living crystal, glowing and growing, continuing to sprout facets with eyes seeing in all directions. Each eye in each facet of the Vision Crystal seemed to...

Sunyata

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Cosmic Elf

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Bardo Being

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Diamond Being

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Interbeing

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Jewel Being

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Peyote Being

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secret writing being

Secret Writing Being

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Mayan Being

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Song of Vajra Being

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Vajra-Being-Alex-Grey

Vajra Being

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Steeple Head

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Transfiguration

In Transfiguration the body appears to be solid flesh starting at the feet; moving up the legs it becomes increasingly transparent until the body suddenly enters a huge glowing rainbow-lattice hypersphere. The lower legs represent the two paths that lead...

Cosmic Christ

 You can never be lost. When have you ever been apart from me? You can never depart and never return. For we continuous. Indistinguishable.     Visit the CoSM Shop  

Oversoul

All at once, without warning of any kind, I found myself wrapped in a flame-colored cloud . . . I knew that the fire was within myself. Directly afterward there came upon me a sense of exaltation, of immense joyousness accompanied or immediately followed...

One

We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within us is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty; to which every part and particle is equally related; the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist...

Net of Being

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Godself

Godself 2012, oil on linen, 72 x 72 in. There are a continuum of avatars who have been sent by the Almighty to enlighten and uplift the world. These sage beings have interfused their most human self with the Divine source. In every ...

White Light

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