Alex Grey on Building a Sacramental Culture
Posted by Evolver
Posted in Alex Grey, Allyson Grey
July 28, 2015
Last night, we were honored to have on Alex Grey and Allyson Grey for our last session of "Buddhism Meets Psychedelics," a four-part class. I wanted to share with you a gem that Alex Grey discerned on the meaning of what he and Allyson call "Sacramental Culture":
“Buddhism is a way of seeing the world. Visionary art is a lens or way of seeing the world, reality, or multidimensional reality. This is one of the elements that takes it out of simply being a style. It’s the most accurate representation of these dimensions of sacramental awareness that the artists are capable of at this time. What makes it a sacred art is that the artists are having mystical experiences, and are attempting to report them. This is a transmission of a kind of visionary, mystical experience. I think that’s the highest value visionary art has, to share with the tribe the inspiration and insight that you’ve been given, as a gift in these visionary experiences”.