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Art Psalms

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Hardcover Book
Publisher: 
North Atlantic
 | 
December, 2008
ISBN:
9781556437564
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20
$27.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

In the Church of Vision

Where creativity is religion.

We seek through art

To recover our center,

To remember our soul’s task…

The power of art as a transformative path is the theme of this inspiring collection from artist Alex Grey. Art Psalms combines poems, pictures, and “mystic rants” that fuse visionary creativity and spirituality. Grey’s oracular poetic invocations show that both art’s creation and observation can be a practice of love and communion with the divine. And that Creativity itself is the Juicy Edge of Being!

Our current artistic dilemma is to wake up                                                To the truth that we are the One Godself,                                        Creating the Universe—Every day.

Many of these writings have been shared at gatherings worldwide, especially at New York’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (COSM), a 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. (Worldspirit is also available separately as a DVD/CD set.)

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.

Art can be worship and service.                                                                  The incandescent core of our soul.

Alex Grey is best known for his psychedelically inspired visionary paintings that integrate the anatomical body with the transcendental light of the soul. Grey’s artworks are chronicled in the oversize art books Sacred Mirrors and Transfigurations, as well as in his pictorial philosophical text, The Mission of Art.

Fear of failure stops many,

But Death stops everyone.

So love without restraint,

Create the New,

Follow the courage of your highest dream.

Fate favors your daring.

Risk surrendering to Love,

And gain your Soul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publisher’s Description: 

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. Greys 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 Citys 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 Greys 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.The capacity of art to stimulate creativity and personal growth is the theme of this challenging collection from internationally known artist and Renaissance man Alex Grey. It features fifty sacred geometry drawing exercises, poems written in the style and tone of a holy text, and thoughtful declarations that fuse imagination, creativity, and spirituality. Many of the writings were originally shared as sermons at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (COSM), a contemporary sacred space founded by Grey and his wife Allyson in New York City. 80 pp.

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