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A Spiraling, Eye-Encrusted Overview of the Art of Alex Grey (and some related topics, and a response from Alex)

This overview of the artwork of Alex Grey (also published as a multi-part series on Reality Sandwich) looks at problems the art world has with spiritually themed art, Alex’s transforming relationship to darkness and shadow material, what his art says about sexuality, and the public roles Alex plays versus his studio work.

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ZIJ—Dealing with Zones of Inner Jeopardy

Zones of inner jeopardy (ZIJ) are those familiar times when we are inwardly stressed, our thoughts and emotions are agitated, and we may be enveloped by dark moods. The causes of ZIJ are various, and usually there are multiple causes such as metabolic disequilibria, social/sexual issues, financial hardship, disturbances in the force and so forth."ZIJ" is used in this essay to refer to both zones of inner jeopardy and a way of dealing with them.

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Confessions of a Self-Aware Starship

Awakening from uneasy dreams, I was aware of myself as a self-reflecting starship. For a few moments I lingered in that warpy place between dreams and wakefulness, still feeling partly caught up in some painful drama with another starship that had played itself out as I slept. Slowly the dream faded, and the waking consciousness returned---that all-too-familiar sense of myself as a middle-aged starship, about halfway through its lifecycle in an era where well-maintained starships often lasted a century.

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Reality Testing is Politically Incorrect!

Reality Testing in the Rabbit Hole

I think I just realized why I get into trouble with so many people----somehow I never realized what now seems obvious----reality testing is politically incorrect! Whether you are a religious fundamentalist or a New Age fundamentalist, on the right or on the left, if it feels emotionally satisfying, then it’s true.

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Incendiary Person in the Desert Carnival Realm

f you are not particularly interested in Burning Man don't be turned away, because the topics covered go far beyond this one event and include: Transforming our Thanatos Self Radical Self Reliance Magic Ritual and Self Importance Approaching a Mutant Nexus Rapidly Shifting and Parabolic Zeitgeists The Eros of the Present Era---how our Sexuality is Shaped by the Pendulum of Enantiadromia Examples of Mind Parasites and Vampires The Evolutionary Event Horizon A Logos Beheld Alex Grey on the American Dream and the Eye of God Virtual Reality Awakening from the Default Reality

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