Image Size: 20 inches x 50 inches
Paper Size: 24.5 inches x 54 inches
Limited Edition of 100. Each print is proofed, numbered & signed by Alex Grey.
Price will increase as the edition reaches it's end.
This archival limited edition print was printed on 100% cotton stock with permanent ink.
The initiate shaman is self-trapped in a dizzying vortex of evolutionary descent into the underworld realm of the dead. The prisoner is sickened with the materialist limitations of genetic chains, represented by entrapment in a spiraling DNA molecule. The self explodes, dismembered in the mysterium tremendium, a powerful confrontation with forces on all levels of reality: subatomic, cellular, planetary, galactic, psychic, and spiritual. The energy which animates the All, the force of God, erupts through the embodied self and destroys identification with the sickly contracted ego, opening to merge with new powers. An alchemical serpent power with three heads, representing body, mind and spirit, weaves an integrating and transmuting energy that binds the new self. The reintegrated man ascends to the upper world. Released from psychic bonds of materialist entrapment, the shaman taps into the light beaming from the mind and heart. Now a healer, he wields a crystalline hermetic caduceus with balanced serpent powers of the unconscious and winged vision of the superconscious. The healer/scientist/artist ascends the crystal mountain of the higher self, empowered by the responsibility for healing the future.