- Alex Grey
The divinity of the human imagination is the meeting point of world religions, because all begin with stories of God contact, and that only happens within the human psyche. The mystic philosopher, Ibn Arabi, specifically calls the creative imagination our angel, where God meets God. Ibn Arabi couldn't be any more explicit. An angel is an apparition or theophany that is apprehended by the soul's eye. This soul's eye view is what all of sacred art and literature share, a portal to divinity. Today's visionary artists, having had transcendental experiences through meditation and sacrament, are translating those apprehensions of the infinite inter-dimensional cosmos through their own skillful means. The planetary movement of visionary artists affirms the cross-cultural unity of these ecstatic inner realms and interconnectedness of all life and the cosmic order. Humanity is tapped into the Heavens. We are embodiments of a Hermetic staff connecting material and spiritual worlds, by means of the divinely aspiring mind.
The new special edition, number 9, ‘Divinity’ volume of CoSM journal has been creatively crafted by Allyson Grey, Alex Grey, Eli Morgan, Delvin Solkinson, Sijay James, Jon Ohia and Joness Joness. We asked the question: What is your experience of Divinity? Spiritual Leaders, Artists and Futurists from a wide variety of disciplines offer their perspective and share their personal stories of God contact.
This emerging edge publication features numinous inspirators like Joanna Macy, Rupert Sheldrake, Vandana Shiva, Christopher Alexander, Luis Eduardo Luna, Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ralph Metzner, Michael Singer and Jeffrey Bromfman and many more. It glows with visionary art features including A. Andrew Gonzalez, Luis Tamani Amasifuen, Oleg Korolev, Vibrata Chromodoris, Michael Divine, Andrew Jones, Damon Soule, Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, Sequoia Emmanuelle, Mugwort, Xavi, and Judy Chicago.
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The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors honors the creative spark in each of us as our reflection of Divinity, celebrating art that evokes the visionary mystic dimensions. Art practiced in service of Divinity weaves together the global Visionary Arts Movement.
Chief Editors : Alex Grey, Allyson Grey
Creative Director and Designer : Eli Morgan
Senior Designer : Sijay James
Senior Managing Editor : Delvin Solkinson
Media Team : Jon Ohia, Joness Jones