The Mission of Art

The Mission of Art This is an inspirational book about art s power to bring about personal catharsis and spiritual awakening Alex Grey s reflections combine his extensive knowledge of art history and his own first hand

  • Title: The Mission of Art
  • Author: Alex Grey Ken Wilber
  • ISBN: 9781570625459
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is an inspirational book about art s power to bring about personal catharsis and spiritual awakening Alex Grey s reflections combine his extensive knowledge of art history and his own first hand experiences in creating art on the boundaries of consciousness Included are practical techniques and exercises that can be used to explore the spiritual dimension of art ChThis is an inspirational book about art s power to bring about personal catharsis and spiritual awakening Alex Grey s reflections combine his extensive knowledge of art history and his own first hand experiences in creating art on the boundaries of consciousness Included are practical techniques and exercises that can be used to explore the spiritual dimension of art Challenging and thought provoking, The Mission of Art will be enjoyed by everyone who has ever contemplated the deeper purpose of artistic expression.

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    1. I loved the art of Alex Grey while I was growing up, his work partially inspired me to take art classes at my high school which eventually led me to major in art while attending college. Back then I loved Grey's use of symbolism and his unique artistic vision which led me to other highly symbolic contemporary artists like Anselm Kiefer. I found this book on a bargain shelf and decided to give it a go because, lets face it, most artists aren't able to articulate their vision in words and I always [...]

    2. Alex Grey, one the greatest living artists of our time, extols the virtues of art in this work that should be required reading for every Art History major and soul-searching Artist. Grey follows his journey of transformation from an angry alienated corporate artist into a conscious-raising visionary who believes strongly in the healing power of art. He also incorporates the work of other great artists in history. Great reminder on the role of art in society and easily applied to any discipline ( [...]

    3. An inspiring book for creative academics striving to shed conventional ways of thinking about art and returning to one's voice and authoritative power. The overarching thread for Mr. Grey is that one's power is linked to one's community and for a special few, linked to all of humanity. Although couched amidst catch-phrases of the current New Age/Conspiratorial movement (e.g. shamanism, chakras), the book can be read as a thorough exposition of an artist's spiritual trajectory. Recommended highly [...]

    4. Excellent book that I highly recommend for every artist. Alex Grey traces the evolution of human consciousness along side of the evolution of art. He gracefully asks and answers the question, "Why do we make art?" I've read this book twice so far, in 2003 and 2006 and was delighted at the increased depth of understanding I experienced with just three years of personal growth since the first amazing read.

    5. An inspiring book, after reading this book, all I wanted was to meditate and produce something for others. If you know Alex Grey's work, this book will help you understand the "why" and "how" behind everything he has done, and it's truly beautiful. I personally disagree with the use of hallucinogens in pursuit for enlightenment and although Grey doesn't directly invite people to use the, he does make it sound like they're a must for a spiritual life, but leaving that aside it's truly an amazing [...]

    6. I found the most interesting the parts where he was talking about his own works and experiences but I got bored when he started to talk about chackras and which artist represents which chackra. Maybe little too much new ageish stuff mixed with art talk.

    7. A truly unique, in depth, heartening, inspiring and extremely informative text exploring the purpose of art. A great read for anyone interested in gaining perspective on the history and mission of art and the potential for it to serve the highest purpose of elevating humanity to harmonious coexistence with ourselves and our natural world. Kaalomai is an artist, writer & art therapist and the owner & resident guide at JoyHouse8. JoyHouse8 is a Retreat Center for Personal Growth & Tran [...]

    8. 2007 wrote: A very talented man, Grey writes as well as he paints. After visiting his gallery in NYC this summer with Stacy, I became curious to know more about the artist. His immersion into art since his teens makes spiritual quest through art compelling and encompassing. From his first tendencies to shock the art world with sensationalist art in the 80's to his quest to show reverance to the energies and celestial beings that run through this world beneath our senses, his personal journey is [...]

    9. If you aren't familiar with world religion, mysticism, or perrenial theory then this might be a good introduction. Some of the lingo can take some getting used to, as most of the terms regarding spirituality aren't terms you hear every day. The book is also rich in art history, how to view art, and commentary on what art is today. With each read, you could find more and more material to expand upon and research yourself. If you read it with an open heart and an open mind, I find that it brings g [...]

    10. 5 stars despite the fact that he occasionally slips into new age jargon-y sentences that don't seem to break down into anything. But overall, he does a great job of identifying and elucidating the problems finding meaning in contemporary art, the need for artists to include the spiritual component in their work according to their experience, and ways of conceptualizing and acting on the integration of that impulse into one's creative work. Got this from the library, but I'm going to have to trac [...]

    11. Alex's Grey's Mission of Art could be a universal textbook. He examines what art is, where art comes from, and how art can/should be accomplished through a very wide lens. His scope of art is broad enough that it can be applicable to any artist, or even non-artist, as are his points of reference. Not only does Grey examine art technically, he provides a sincere emotional look at the universe and art's place within it. This is a piece is intellectual as well as beautiful. It is a necessary work o [...]

    12. Alex Grey is one of my favorite artists, and thinks deeply about art and its purpose. However, he's a mystic, and his arguments hurt my brain. So intelligent, yet so credulous. Even so, his conclusions mostly line up with my humanistic views. The book is brimming with wonderful art and quotes. I found it inspirational even if I didn't get there through mysticism.

    13. Speaking as a person who enjoys art very much and finds the concept of an authentic self fascinating, this is definitely the book for anyone searching to unlock what lurks behind their creative intentions. Mr. Grey says the most insightful things and is definitely one of my favorite artists.

    14. I get what he is saying, but really a bit too idealistic for me, it is easy for him to say artists are a vessel for the spiritual, but when most of his works are created after taking psychedelics, even thought I do believe they tap into another area of the mind, how do drugs equal spirituality?

    15. I am about half way through this book, but my energies keep taking me elsewhere. I love how he combines art with the spiritual aspect of life. It really is a good book. I need to stop checking books out from the library so I can finish the books I have at home!

    16. Very inspirational e well written but as the reading went on i realized that he repeats himself a lot. But that doesn't make it a bad book at all. As i said, it is VERY inspirational for those who want to expand their creative minds and are familiar (or not) with the spiritual path.

    17. Whether you are an artist or not, this book is full of delightful insight. Alex Grey writes with a beautiful perspective of an artist. His views on the world and the spiritual are amazing and inspiring.

    18. Linda Burnham talking to the author/artist Alex Grey, "If you want to put yourself on the map, publish the map." (page 25)

    19. I do love Alex Grey and his approach to life and art. Sometimes he gets a little too preachy for me but I still enjoyed this book and his cosmic interconnections.

    20. I read it and liked it, but find it hard to recall much of the content. recommended to anyone interested in art, its applications, spirituality, and hallucinogens.

    21. Inspiring - helped let me let go of social shackles and see art itself the way I really wanted tory good read

    22. A fantastic and philosophical novel giving its readers a new view on Art and its immense inspiration on the individual's soul and mentality.

    23. A very honest and open writing by Alex Grey about his influences in his art, mostly the use of psychedelic drugs. Interesting read, but a bit out there for me,

    24. A profound writing and perspective on the what art is and what an artist can become. A book that any an all artist should read no matter where your at in your experience of creating.

    25. I love alex's art work. so great on so many different levels. This book talks alot about his philosophy of art and the importance of an artist's intention while creating.

    26. Good overview of art and spirituality fused together. Preaching to the choir for me; you're either into it or not.

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