Alex Grey Quotes

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  • The infinite vibratory levels, the dimensions of interconnectedness are without end. There is nothing independent. All beings and things are residents in your awareness.

    Alex Grey (2008). “Art Psalms”, p.126, North Atlantic Books
  • Humanity has to start noticing that we are One. We are connected with the net of beings who are the life of this planet - and before we take them all down, we ought to see what we can do to preserve this unique and extraordinary family. That's what I think the wounded healer would do. We're all wounded in one way or another. The question is, can we heal?

  • Art is a delivery system for worldviews.

    Art   Worldview   Art Is  
  • It was 1975. I had spent the year at the Boston Museum School doing some very bizarre performance works. The last one included going to the North Magnetic Pole and spending all of my money.

    School   Museums   Boston  
    "LSD Helped Forge Alex Grey's Spiritual, Artistic and Love Lives". Interview with David Ian Miller, March 24, 2008.
  • You are one with the same force that provides the spiral arms of the galaxy. That universal creativity. It's also what you are as well. And when the mystic eye is open and sees that, a person is forever changed !

  • I would like my art to be about the possibility that each of us has to realize our connectedness with this great Spirit, whatever you want to name it, our inherent Buddha nature, Christ consciousness, primordial reality, the ground of being, God. Whether you want to go for a personal or impersonal perception of Spirit, is up to the individual.

  • I've always been fond of the idea expressed in Buddhist art, that there are certain objects that, just by seeing them, can plant a seed for liberation in the individual. That class of objects is called "liberation through seeing." Certain Buddha images are like that, but if it were possible, I would like to find contemporary non-traditional sacred images. Maybe it sounds pretentious, but most spiritual paths point to the possibility that we all can access the deep, absolute dimensions of reality.

  • The purpose of truly transcendent art is to express something you are not yet, but something that you can become.

    Art   Purpose   Art Is  
    Alex Grey (2017). “The Mission of Art”, p.10, Shambhala Publications
  • Journeying through secret doors, curving corridors, and connecting rooms into the mountain was like being digested by the different organs of a deity.

    Doors   Secret   Mountain  
    Esperide Ananas, Alex Grey (2006). “Damanhur: Temples of Humankind”, p.7, North Atlantic Books
  • It is very easy to take for granted the phenomenon that we are each alive, but we must try not to.

  • Visionary art sure has played a vital role in my own "soul's journey," and I would say it's been important for many artists and viewers throughout history. Visionary art is one of the primary ways that human contact with higher subtle dimensions gets translated into our communally shared physical dimension.

    Art   Journey   Important  
  • I will always support legalization of the entheogens, which are, without a doubt, the most important and the most grossly misunderstood medicines on earth.

  • I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.

    Alex Grey (2008). “Art Psalms”, p.126, North Atlantic Books
  • To bare our souls is all we ask, to give all we have to life and the beings surrounding us. Here the nature spirits are intense and we appreciate them, make offerings to them - these nature spirits who call us here - sealing our fate with each other, celebrating our love.

  • The web of life, love, suffering and death unites all beings.

    "Nets of Being: Alex Grey’s Visionary Art". Interview with Jonathan Talat Phillips, August 3, 2012.
  • Art can be a medium for people to discover universal spirit, with imagery not isolated to one particular wisdom path, but pointing to the underlying truth that they all transmit.

    Art   People   Path  
  • Life is a wave of creative consciousness rippling through space and time that we have the honor of aesthetically surfing.

  • The artist's mission is to make the soul perceptible. Our scientific, materialist culture trains us to develop the eyes of outer perception. Visionary art encourages the development of our inner sight. To find the visionary realm, we use the intuitive inner eye: The eye of contemplation; the eye of the soul. All the inspiring ideas we have as artists originate here.

    Art   Eye   Sight  
    Interview with Nina Pak, June 6, 2014.
  • When we gaze into the eyes of our beloved, we're staring into the eyes of a sacred mirror, and we recognize our oneness.

    Eye   Mirrors   Oneness  
  • An angel once told me, "The inevitable consequence of love is the building of Temples."

    "Creation is redemption". Interview with Eric Farwell, March 28, 2016.
  • Share your presence with others, no boundaries, completely, openly, lovingly. Love is what makes us alive.

    "The Vast Expanse" by Alex Grey, August 22, 1994.
  • A work of visionary art can shock a person out of their normal thinking patterns and help them to see the world in a new way, helping them to transfigure their perception of reality. Obviously, it's only one of many potential catalysts to healing and transformation, but I think it can be a significant one.

    Art   Healing   Reality  
  • Artists are most themselves when they are out of their minds, transcending the ego skirmishes of conceptual thought, and intuitively relinquishing control to the greater Creator

    Artist   Ego   Mind  
    Alex Grey (2008). “Art Psalms”, p.37, North Atlantic Books
  • It's kind of hard get outside of your own frame of reference. To one degree or another, we all go through our breakdowns and we can recognize our lives as a path to awakening or not. We can take our breakdowns as a way to sensitize us or as an excuse to blind and dull ourselves.

    Awakening   Path   Kind  
  • Realism and Naturalism rely mostly on the eye of the flesh. Abstract, conceptual and surrealistic art rely mostly on the eye of the mind. Great works of art rely on the eye of contemplation, the eye of the spirit.

    Art   Eye   Mind  
  • I think that that's why artists make art - it is difficult to put into words unless you are a poet. What it takes is being open to the flow of universal creativity. The Zen artists knew this.

    "LSD Helped Forge Alex Grey's Spiritual, Artistic and Love Lives". Interview with David Ian Miller, March 24, 2008.
  • The journey of the soul is a vast, interconnected web, a meshwork of beings that are all working out their individual karmas in a collective gumbo, retaining the special flavor in each bite of life. But, the mystery of where we're going, in terms of whether we're going to have a planet that's worth living on after we finish abusing it, whether we'll wake up in time and stop ruining the water, land and skies is a big question mark.

  • The creative principle is less about dogma and more about opening ourselves to the evolution of consciousness.

    "LSD Helped Forge Alex Grey's Spiritual, Artistic and Love Lives". Interview with David Ian Miller, March 24, 2008.
  • Do solemnly swear to love, honor and obey my soul, my path to realization and relationship with a higher, deeper creative power, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, from now and forever more.

    Forever   Creative   Soul  
    Alex Grey (2008). “Art Psalms”, p.23, North Atlantic Books
  • Enlightenment is not so much a hard-won achievement, much less a "creation," but instead is deep relaxation and recovery of our natural condition. You come to see the evolution of the soul, the soul's journey, as a realization of what has always been there in the first place.

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