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  • Title: Art Psalms
  • Author: Alex Grey
  • ISBN: 9781556437564
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The power of art as a transformative path is the theme of this inspiring collection from internationally known artist Alex Grey Art Psalms combines poems, artwork, and mystic rants that fuse imagination, creativity, and spirituality Grey s oracular poetry declares that art, both its creation and its observation, can be a spiritual practice Many of these writings haveThe power of art as a transformative path is the theme of this inspiring collection from internationally known artist Alex Grey Art Psalms combines poems, artwork, and mystic rants that fuse imagination, creativity, and spirituality Grey s oracular poetry declares that art, both its creation and its observation, can be a spiritual practice Many of these writings have been shared at gatherings worldwide, especially at New York City s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors CoSM , a contemporary sacred space co founded by Alex and Allyson Grey Selections include Soul Marriage, which invites the reader to commit to personal and global transformation Guidance for Servants of God, precepts for life as a sacred path and The Plan, which aligns universal and individual creativity The entire text of Grey s spoken word performance, WorldSpirit, is included here Three annotated portfolios, Meditations on the Divine Feminine, Meditations on the Masters, and Meditations on Mortality, explore the connection between drawing and meditation as ways of seeing Equally meaningful for art lovers, the health and spiritual communities, and anyone seeking to develop their creativity, Art Psalms features over 150 new reproductions of drawings, paintings, and sacred geometry to enrich and awaken the inner artist in each of us.
    Alex Grey
    Alex Grey was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 29, 1953 Sagittarius , the middle child of a gentle middle class couple His father was a graphic designer and encouraged his son s drawing ability Young Alex would collect insects and dead animals from the suburban neighborhood and bury them in the back yard The themes of death and transcendence weave throughout his artworks, from the earliest drawings to later performances, paintings and sculpture Alex went to the Columbus College of Art and Design on full scholarship from 1971 3 Grey dropped out of art school and painted billboards for Columbus Outdoor Advertising, 1973 4 Grey then moved to Boston to study with and work as studio assistant for conceptual artist, Jay Jaroslav, at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1974 5 At the Museum School, Alex met his life long partner, the artist, Allyson Rymland Grey At their meeting in 1975, an entheogenically induced mystical experience transformed his agnostic existentialism to a radical transcendentalism The Grey couple continued to take sacramental journeys on LSD For five years, Alex worked in the Anatomy department at Harvard Medical School preparing cadavers for dissection while he studied the body on his own He later worked for Dr Herbert Benson and Dr Joan Borysenko as a research technologist at Harvard s department of Mind Body Medicine, conducting scientific experiments to investigate subtle healing energies Alex s anatomical training prepared him for painting the Sacred Mirrors see below and for working as a medical illustrator Doctors at Harvard saw images of his Sacred Mirrors, and hired Alex for illustration work.Grey instructed Artistic Anatomy and Figure Sculpture for ten years at New York University, and has taught the Visionary Art Intensive and other art workshops with Allyson at The New York Open Center, Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, the California Institute of Integral Studies and Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York The couple now teach MAGI workshops Mystic Artists Guild International at CoSM in Wappinger, New York In 1972 Grey began a series of art actions that bear resemblance to rites of passage, in that they present stages of a developing psyche The approximately fifty performance rites, conducted over the last thirty years move through transformations from an egocentric to sociocentric and increasingly worldcentric and theocentric identity In a major performance entitled WorldSpirit, spoken word poetry in musical collaboration with Kenji Williams was released in 2004 as a DVD.Grey s unique series of 21 life sized paintings, the Sacred Mirrors, take the viewer on a journey toward their own divine nature by examining, in detail, the body, mind, and spirit The Sacred Mirrors, present the physical and subtle anatomy of an individual in the context of cosmic, biological and technological evolution Begun in 1979, the series took a period of ten years to complete It was during this period that Alex developed depictions of the human body that x ray the multiple layers of reality, and reveal the interplay of anatomical and spiritual forces After painting the Sacred Mirrors, he applied this multidimensional perspective to such archetypal human experiences as praying, meditation, kissing, copulating, pregnancy, birth, nursing and dying Grey s recent work explores the subject of consciousness from the perspective of universal beings whose bodies are grids of fire, eyes and infinite galactic swirls.Renowned healers Olga Worral and Rosalyn Bruyere express appreciation for the skillful portrayal of clairvoyant vision his paintings of translucent glowing bodies Countless teachers and spiritual leaders, including Deepak Choprah, incorporate Alex s art in their power point presentations Grey s paintings have been featured in venues as diverse as the album art of TOOL, SCI, the Beastie Boys and Nirvana, Time and Newsweek magazines, the Discovery Chan


    Part of what makes Alex Grey such an impressive artist is his clear, unapologetic sincerity. Even though I have been a fan of his visual art for many years, my first reactions to this collection of his written psalms and poetry were mixed. I felt his deep artistic vision lost something in the transfer over to the medium of written language. As I read on, however, I realized that what at first I thought was borderline hokey was only Grey’s unbelievably genuine sincerity. Once I shed my cynicism [...]

    Paige Ellen Stone
    This book is pure joy! I love Alex Grey's art and his philosophy of art as expounded in his book, "The Mission of Art." Here, in "Art Psalms," Grey brings the Spirituality of his art home to the reader/viewer by means of art work in gorgeous color, and his "psalms" which are unique, compelling and transformative. I believe that this book is further proof that Alex Grey is one of the most important artists of his time, and maybe of all time. I recommend this book highly, especially in hardcover b [...]

    Artist Prayer Creator of the universe How infinite and astonishingAre your worlds.Thank you,For your sacred artand sustaining presence.Divine imagination,forgive my blindness,open all my eyes.Reveal the Light of your Truth.Let original BeautyGuide my every stroke.Universal Creativity, flow through me,Through my heart,from my mind to my handInfuse my work with spiritto feed hungry souls.-Alex GreyOh how deeply inspiring:)


    Inspires and implores to live a creative and explorative life


    Nathaniel Glosson
    What could be better than a book of Alex Grey's art? A book of Alex Grey's art AND poetry of course! Excellent subject matter covered all around!

    Matt Campbell
    Love Grey's visual art, but not into most of the New Age-y philosophies. Some of it is gold though

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