Full Moon Workshop:
PORTRAYING the SELF with Alex Grey & Allyson Grey

Self Portraits, by, Alex Grey

Few pictures through the ages are more honest or experimental than self portraits. Self portraiture can nobly and expressively convey the deepest feelings authentically. The mirror enables an artist to capture their most personal view of reality. Looking deeply into our reflection, we, as artists, define our identity distinct as from all others. We experience revelation and the nature of the self.

This 3-hour workshop will open by investigating how great artists from history have revealed themselves through their own depiction of their likeness. To prepare for our self-portrait drawing, there will be a discussion of the sacred proportions of the face. We will generate images of the Sacred Self and the Shadow Self and create a personal symbol expressing a core aspect of our Highest Self.

Self Portrait & Allyson, paintings by, Alex Grey, 1987

 3:00 – 6:00 pm — admission to the workshop,
6:00 – 7:00 pm — a healthy, delicious dinner prepared by Chef Charlie with CoSM staff (chicken, vegetarian & vegan options),
7:30 pm – midnight — admission to November Full Moon Gathering & Celebration.


With Your Hosts: Alex Grey & Allyson Grey


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.



Rooms are available for rent in the Grey House, CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.

For assistance in booking your stay, please call 845-297-2323 ext. 104 or email us at [email protected]


Guest Room Photo

The artwork of Alex Grey & Allyson Grey plus many other visionary artists are on display in the guest house.

The CoSM Store and the Mushroom Cafe will be open.


CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.