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Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex Grey (Paperback)
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This unique series of paintings takes the viewer on a graphic, visionary journey through the physical, metaphysical, and spiritual anatomy of the self. From anatomically correct rendering of the body systems, Grey moves to the spiritual/energetic systems with such images as "Universal Mind Lattice," envisioning the sacred and esoteric symbolism of the body and the forces that define its living field of energy.
Includes essays on the significance of Grey's work by Ken Wilber, the eminent transpersonal psychologist, and by the noted New York art critic, Carlo McCormick.
About the Author
Alex Grey is a renowned American artist specializing in spiritual and psychedelic (visionary) art. His work spans a variety of forms including performance art, sculpture and painting. He is a member of the Integral Institute, on the board of advisors for the Center of Cognitive Liberty and Ethics and is Chair of Wisdom University's Sacred Art Department. He and his wife Allyson Grey are co-founders of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, CoSM, a non-profit church supporting Visionary Culture in Wappinger, New York.
Carlo McCormick is a pop culture critic, curator and Senior Editor of Paper magazine. His numerous books, monographs and catalogs include Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture, The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene 1974-1984, and Dondi White: Style Master General. His work has appeared in Art in America, Art News, Artforum and many other publications.
Ken Wilber is one of the most widely read and influential American philosophers of our time. He is the author of over a dozen books including 'Grace and Grit', 'The Marriage of sense and Soul', and 'A Theory of Everything'.
"Mr. Grey's paintings, as detailed and anatomically accurate as medical illustrations, present man as an archetypal being struggling toward cosmic unity--Grey's vision of a flawed but perfectible mankind stands as an antidote to the cynicism and spiritual malaise prevalent in much contemporary art."
-New York Times
"Reverence and beauty radiate from every page."
-Jay Kinney, Gnosis, Winter 1999
"These are extraordinary works, exquisitely reproduced. Some people will be illuminated and transformed in the process of viewing. I found them compelling."
-Judi Koteen, Napra Trade Journal, Fall 1990
"The majority of Grey's recent work depict spiritual/energetic systems--the sacred and esoteric symbolism of the body and the forces that define its living field of energy."
-Magical Blend, January 1992
"The color plates are of exceptional quality depicting both human and spiritual forms in a variety of intriguing and thought-provoking ways."
-The Midwest Book Review