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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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Pushing the Envelope, Boundary Expansion into Novelty in Personal and Evolutionary Contexts

The definition of pushing the envelope I have come up with and will employ here is: Boundary expansion into a zone of novelty previously unexplored by the species or an individual.

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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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Mechanical Resistance Matrix

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“Mechanical resistance” is one of the great defining aspects of the matrix in which we are presently incarnated. It is a force in our lives as powerful as gravity or mortality and it overlaps and influences almost any area or parameter of our incarnation we can possibly think of----corporeality, illness, aging, money, sexuality, time, objects, consumerism, computers, technology, art, travel…

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