This Monday the San Fransisco Chronicle featured an interview with visionary artist Alex Grey.
Alex, who was one of the speakers at the World Psychedelic Forum in Basel this weekend, giving three presentations ("Contemporary Visionary Culture", "Psychedelic Families: What do we tell our children?", and the workshop "Creative Practices: Visions Into Art") explains what impact the ingestion of psychoactive compounds in combination with meditative practices and study of sacred texts and art, has had on his spirituality, creativity and family life.
"The creative principle is less about dogma and more about opening ourselves to the evolution of consciousness. It's always been a part of our understanding of God. God is the creator. God is the, "Behold, I make all things new." The more religions are fixated on having a dogmatic sense of truth, the more likely they are to blow each other up. So being open to God as a creative principle could provide for a new kind of dialogue between the faiths, which I think is crucial at this time."
The above-mentioned "Contemporary Visionary Culture" and "Psychedelic Families", as well as an interview with Allyson Grey, have been videotaped by the reporters of the Psychonaut Channel, and will soon be uploaded there.
For those who are not familiar yet with his amazing work, we highly recommend you get a hold on his book Transfigurations.