Through the lens of our human life we receive the vision and mystery of our cosmos. As a microcosm of the macrocosm, we embody the laws and principles that sustain thegreater divine cosmos. Our intelligence, correctly attuned, gives us access to the infinite. The body as temple is a symbolic theme of sacred spaces throughout history. The cave or cathedral metaphorically invokes the womb as a place of spiritual rebirth. The dome symbolizes the human cranium, or an eye facing upward.
Sacred narratives of the human experience are built into temple architecture. Physically, the temple can mirror the human structure, as esoteric diagrams can demonstrate. Spiritually, the temple conveys life's cosmic drama and human spiritual immortality.
Visionary art can
offer unique yet universal symbolism that points to a realm of infinitely interconnected beings and
the body as an iconic vessel of transformation. This illustrated talk will review the history of anthropocosmic sacred art and architecture and reveal a relationship to the vision of future temples, specifically Entheon and CoSM, the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. There will also be a drawing exercise to envision a personal temple.
Join Alex and Allyson as they discuss the importance and challenges of divinizing the body in
icon driven culture, and w
e visit the site on CoSM holy grounds where Entheon is to be built.
The CoSM Store and the Mushroom Cafe will be open.
Rooms are availablefor rent in Grey House, CoSM's fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.
The artwork of Alex Grey & Allyson Grey plus many other visionary artists are on display in the guest house.
CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors 46 Deer Hill Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Call: 845.297.2323 Fax: 845.632.3879 The
Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, CoSM, is a church and a 501(c)(3)
organization, supported by charitable donations from the community.