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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...



Ten years of visionary artwork from an artist embraced by critics, spiritual leaders, and the general public during his lifetime

• Includes essays on Grey’s work by the renowned art critic Donald Kuspit and by Stephen Larsen, author of Joseph Campbell: A Fire in the Mind

• The long-awaited follow-up to Sacred Mirrors, which has sold more than 76,000 copies and has appeared in five languages

Every once in a great while an artist emerges who does more than simply reflect the social trends of the time. These artists are able to transcend established thinking and help us redefine ourselves and our world. Today, a growing number of art critics, philosophers, and spiritual seekers believe they have found that vision in the art of Alex Grey.

Transfigurations is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Sacred Mirrors, one of the most successful art books of the 1990s. It includes all of Grey’s major works completed in the past decade. Grey’s portrayals of human beings blend scientific exactitude with visionary depictions of universal life energy, leading us on the soul’s journey from material world encasement to recovery of our divinely illuminated core.

"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 Grey is making some of the most beautifully refined imagist work in the country today."
Walter Hopps, senior curator, Guggenheim Museum and Menil Collection

"A beautiful, unusual work."
The Midwest Book Review, May 2002

"Grey brings us an ever-deepening visual contemplation on the nature of personal and transpersonal identity."Bodhi Tree Bookstore, Winter 2002/Spring 2003

“Grey’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 Integral Psychology and The Eye of Spirit