Alex and Allyson Grey on theme of this years CoSM journal:
The family is our first community. Our personality and the way we get along with other individuals and communities begins and is conditioned by those early relationships. Experiences in a classroom, our neighborhood, a work environment, the state and country with which we identify, a spiritual community, and ultimately our sense of global and cosmic citizenship, are determined by communities that condition our perspective. Some communities have lasted thousands of years, some arise and dissolve in an hour. In today's atmosphere of intercontinental communication, we find new ways of relating. The social network is a prevailing meme. Awareness of world citizenship is increasing as we encounter the effects of circumstances and events far away. Globally empathic responses to catastrophes in Fukushima, Haiti and other disaster torn areas, point to a sense of responsibility and outreach by planetary friends.
Community is the ocean in which we swim. We are all products of associations that have shaped the development of our interactions, our ways of thinking and being. Evolution is inter-subjective, through communing we share our values and inner worldviews and discover better ways of being. Communities shaped by higher consciousness and conscience are vital keys to a sustainable relationship with the planetary lifeweb.
The Cosmic Journal is a small global arts journal carried in Elfinstones crystal shoppe in Roberts Creek. So far its been an incredible potent and interesting year. Many have imagined 2012 would be a year of great change and so far it seems to be living up to its reputation.
It seems totally fitting that the upcoming CoSM Journal #8 is on the theme of 'Community'. Indeed it will take a community of people to make this new journal happen. We will feature visionary leaders, teachers, and artists, exemplars representing awakening communities around the planet. Exploring this subject, we intend to open dialogues, inform our vision, develop and evolve new communities, address unique problems and highlight the life-sustaining benefits of empowered communities.
Are you still interested in participating in the Cosmic Gallery by sponsoring space to share your work?
Here are details about this years community media opportunity…
The Cosmic Gallery within the journal is a special incentive for painters, digital artists, photographers and sculptors, offering a unique opportunity to sponsor space that will share your work with a wider circle of the World Community.
CoSM Journal provides a forum to share art with art galleries, organizations, collectors, and art aficionados across the world. Here is an opportunity to have your work recognized in this historic new volume while supporting the mission of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors: Building an enduring sanctuary of visionary art to inspire every pilgrim's creative path and embody the values of love and perennial wisdom.
Beautifully designed to feature the artwork, the Cosmic Gallery will be available in both print and online editions. Three size options are available.
Small $150 1/4 page
Medium $250 1/2 page
Large $450 1 page
Cosmic $800 full spread
The Cosmic Journal
Delvin and Eli
Alex and Allyson