New Book of the Moment

January 20, 2009

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It's time for a new Book of the Moment (see left column). The Book of the Moment, on this web site, is a book that I feel deserves wide attention and that has in some way in it's content reference to imagination, creativity, and learning/growing/healing. This new book by Alex Grey, Art Psalms, like it's predecessor, Tibetan Sound Healing, by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, also is very spiritual. 

I have written here about Alex Grey before, here, and I admit a particular fondness for his work which I perceive as illustrative of a state of being in open awareness that is difficult to describe in words. In this book, Grey writes poetry with his art to express his vision and further the communication of it. 

The first verse of his psalm The Vast Expanse (page 126):

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.

This is a beautifully produced book in hardcover with many full color illustrations, reproductions of paintings and drawings, his original psalms, and studies of some works of past master artists. Highly recommended, if you are attracted to this sort of thing, as I am.

What do you think?

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