Art Church, held on Sunday afternoon after the Full Moon Ceremony, is a family friendly group art practice. Sessions are inspired by music and discussions related to the creative spirit. Bring a sketch book and colors and join us for group art making with music and meditation followed by a discussion on a relevant spiritual topic.
This month we celebrate both Easter and Passover.
The celebration of Passover falls on the Full Moon in April, commemorating the Book of Exodus, telling the story of the liberation from slavery for the Jews in about the16th century BCE. The story of the Exodus is a powerful metaphor of liberation for all, a celebration of spring. The end of hibernation, life proliferating throughout the earth brings joy.
The Easter story becomes a tale of liberation because Christ’s overcoming of death by resurrection is humanity’s opportunity to be reborn. The Last Supper of Christ and the Apostles was a Seder, the ritual meal at the center of Passover. Join us for Art Church to discuss our own personal freedom from bondage and hear both the story of Passover and the story of Cosmic Christ.
The Christ archetype includes three levels of incarnation:
Christ as a bodily incarnation, the story of Jesus of Nazareth;
Christ Consciousness, the mind of God Realization;
Cosmic Christ, a vision of Christ as the web of creative sacred intelligence.
Each generation re-imagines the archetype of Christ. Lifting sin unburdens the soul. Christ is the remedy for sin, the healing scapegoat that soaks up karmic damage. Christ can transform your existence with his touch, the blessing power of a spiritual master, the embodied presence of Holiness. In identifying with the Cosmic Christ, it is possible to unburden ourselves from negative self-images and forgive all others and ourselves for any actions that might have offended God, our own highest aspirations. Alex will describe his painting “Cosmic Christ,” and the “garment of destiny” comprising so many stories of humanity.
The original work, “Cosmic Christ” by Alex Grey is present in the gallery to highlight the discussion.
Alex Grey, world-renowned artist, poet, and author, is best loved for his paintings which portray multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies. His books, Sacred Mirrors, The Mission of Art, Transfigurations, and Art Psalms, trace the development of his work and mystical experiences that shaped his spiritual artistic life. Alex's most recent monograph, Net of Being, addresses how his art is evolving the cultural body through icons of interconnectedness. www.alexgrey.com
Allyson Grey, artist, writer and social sculptor, has co-written and edited a dozen books and all seven volumes of CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture. Since 1975, Allyson has been artistic partner and studio mate of artist, Alex Grey. With a Master of Fine Arts from Tufts University, Allyson has been an educator and muse to artists for over 30 years. Alex and Allyson are the parents of actress, Zena Grey. allysongrey.com Together, the Grey co-founded the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, CoSM, an interfaith church since 2008, celebrating creativity as a spiritual path.
1pm – Program Begins
• Art Meditation — music by Jon Ohia
• BRING DRAWING MATERIALS including colored pencils, pens or watercolor and a sketch book or pad.
• Journaling and poetic expression also encouraged.
• Meditation Ends with Closing Reflections
• Break — [store & cafe will be open]
• Presentation on Cosmic Christ
• Drawing Meditation — music by DJ Jon Ohia
• Closing Ceremony
Rooms are available for rent in the Grey House, CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.
Accommodations may only be booked once event tickets have been purchased. For assistance in booking your stay, please call 845-297-2323 ext. 104 or email us at [email protected]