What is Sacred Art?
“Visionary mystical experiences are humanity’s most direct contact with God and are the creative source of all sacred art and wisdom traditions.”
- Alex Grey
Down through the ages religions of the world have sought to represent the sacred in color, light and form, using proportion and sacred geometry to replicate the order and harmony of the cosmos. The mandalas of Eastern religions, the thangkas of Tibet, the medicine wheels of native cultures and the iconic art of orthodox Christianity are all part this ancient tradition. Beloved by the religious traditions that have spawned them, these images have universal appeal beyond culture and time and speak to us in deep ways that are difficult sometimes to express.
The great psychologist Carl Jung wrote that symbols do not merely point to divine agencies, but actually carry the energy of the beings and principles they represent. 'Windows to the divine', they offer a view of transcendent energies that can open the heart to divine presence and hold space for our deepest longings and intentions.