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By Alex Grey

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company


ABOUT Alex Grey

Alex Grey
Alex Grey is the author of Sacred Mirrors and The Mission of Art. His work has graced the album covers of Nirvana and the Beastie Boys, has appeared in Newsweek, and has been exhibited around the world, including the New Museum and Stux Gallery in New York City, the Grand Palais in Paris,  More...



Artist Alex Grey is creating some of the most beautifully refined paintings in the world today and his work is exhibited worldwide, including the New Museum and Stux Gallery in New York, the Grand Palais in Paris, the São Paulo Biennial, and ARK exhibition space in Tokyo. His art is also featured in venues as diverse as album covers for the Beastie Boys, Nirvana, and Tool, Newsweek magazine, and the Discovery Channel. This is a limited collector’s edition which contains:

• One hardcover copy of Sacred Mirrors

• One hardcover copy of Transfigurations

• Portfolio of six new paintings suitable for framing

• The protective case acts as an altar

• Contains over 250 color paintings


“Mr. Grey’s paintings, as detailed and anatomically accurate as medical illustrations, present man as an archetypal being struggling toward cosmic unity . . . Grey’s vision of a flawed but perfectible mankind stands as an antidote to the cynicism and spiritual malaise prevalent in much contemporary art.”
New York Times

“Alex’s work, like all great transcendental art, is not merely symbolic or imaginary: it is a direct invitation to recognize and realize a deeper dimension of our very own being.”
Ken Wilber, author of The Marriage of Sense and Soul

“Alex Grey is making some of the most beautifully refined imagist work in the country today.”

Walter Hopps, senior curator, Guggenheim Museum and the Menil Collection

“Alex Grey’s art will bring you face to face with your soul and move you to a new level of enlightenment.”

Deepak Chopra, author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

"Alex Grey's visionary art gives form to what shamans see only with the eyes of the Soul. His work opens portals that allow us to perceive the luminous nature of life and of all creation."
Alberto Villoldo Ph.D., psychologist, shaman, and author of Dance of the Four Winds and Island of the Sun 

"The exquisite immediacy and compelling power of his work clearly comes from direct experience of the sacred and demonstrates why Alex Grey is so widely regarded as one of the great visionary and spiritual artists of our time."
Roger Walsh, MD, Ph.D., Professor, University of California and author of Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices

"Alex Grey's paintings breathe new life into the deadened soul of modern consciousness. You will find in this work the intensity of someone who is not just doing his own personal art but is consciously participating in the evolutionary unfolding toward a more integral world. In a more integral world, inner and outer experiences, spiritual and material realities, become a single stream of unified energy. In Alex's work, this crystallization has already occurred."
Suzi Gablik, author of Has Modernism Failed? and The Re-enchantment of Art

 " . . . it is only Grey's inquisitiveness, his desire to understand the cosmic metastructure of humanity, that drives him to such a rigorously detailed account of the typically unseen."

"It is the light that is sublime in Grey's oeuvre--which is the most important innovation in religious light since the Baroque--and that makes the mundane beings in them seem sublime, in every realistic detail of their exquisite being."
Donald Kuspit, professor of Art History and Philosophy at SUNY-Stony Brook

"All Grey's work is both personal and universal, intending to provoke an experience of the divine in the viewer . . . He sees through the surface of things and paints the soul like a seraphim, a pure consciousness, a body of light."
Raw Vision

"Grey has had a great social impact outside the confines of the art world."
New Art Examiner

“O swiftly spinning 21st-century Human! We’ve already missed out on Rumi, Blake, Swedenborg, and Gibran, but we’ve been sent a comforter for our time flowering from the same vine. His name is Alex Grey.”
Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, director of the American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

". . . [his paintings] vibrate, radiate, and touch a core of understanding about humanity that resonates deeply."
Susan Dobra, Magical Blend's Natural Beauty & Health, February 2004, Issue94

“Grey’s anatomically detailed paintings amplify as much as they dissect, paradoxically intensifying the reductionist clarity of the ­scientific eye into a blazing, luminescent mysticism.”
The Village Voice