“The function of Sacred Visionary Art is to empower a community, drawing people toward their own divine potential.” – 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. Throughout the great wisdom traditions, stories of contact with Divinity appear as the ultimate experience of truth and reality, a revelation of Oneness and identification with the life renewing love energy beyond space and time. In a Spirit that honors all lenses to Divinity, we seek the highest and deepest understanding and mystical experience within our capability. The cosmic evolutionary force has transformed from 13.8 billion year old plasma-gas, to a vast expanse of galactic clusters of solar systems and on our earth from 3.8 billion year old blue-green algae through all biology toward beings open to revelation. The imaginal realms of the one writing this and the one reading this are sacred mirrors of the Divine Artist fabricating the now.
Celebrating creativity as a spiritual practice, the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors co-creates CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture to support its Core Mission to build an enduring sanctuary of visionary art to inspire every pilgrim’s creative path and embody the values of love and perennial wisdom. CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture is dedicated to transformative living, and committed to the integration of wisdom and the arts, it shares with its readers the work and stories of artists, thinkers and community builders who are dedicated to transformative living, and committed to the integration of wisdom and the arts.
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.
Follow our global arts journal online, download free web editions of past issues and order limited edition hardcopies at http://cosm.org/journal/.
Follow on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/JournalOfVisionaryCulture/
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