Alex Grey and the Mind Parasites

deities demons drinking

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From: zaporacle– Jonathan Zap

(The following derives from a discussion I had with Alex Grey in 2005 and an interview I did with George Noory and Alex in 2006. An addendum was added in 2011.)

My best introduction to the mind parasite topic is: Mind Parasites, Energy Parasites and Vampires there are numerous other related documents in the mind parasite category of this site. If you prefer audio mode, The Mind Parasite Matrix is a several hour audio presentation that includes most of the material in the documents and adds some interviews with mind parasite experiencers.

Alex (left) and Jonathan
at Cosm in NYC

Alex’s Vision

Alex was in a loft in Boston where a colleague of Timothy Leary had given a group of 15-20 people, most of them quite inexperienced, LSD. Alex took a double dose. The social environment of Alex’s trip was extremely chaotic—-some people were laughing uncontrollably, some were vomiting, some were groping other people, and there was no one who was managing the chaos. Alex began to have an out-of-body experience, and found himself hovering above the weirdness of what was going on in the loft. On some different plane he saw deities drinking from a pool of “electric milk” a “vast lake of timpani,” of “vibrating energy.” Alex described the vision as follows:

“I had a vision of the group soul of humanity as a perfectly circular pool of intense living light. All around the rim of the milky pool were a complex variety of sexual rites, a metaphor for all social interaction. Translucent Hindu deities swooped over the group taking the excessive energy of the shimmering pool and passing through the group as ecstasy and pain. I saw that the reason we were all brought together was to provide a psychic energy feast for the Gods and Goddesses. I saw my heart as the axis of karmic, earthly, and universal energies, transected by and uniting the polarities of male/female, birth/death, good/evil, and love/hate. To maintain a balance of forces we all fed both Deities and Demons.”

This visionary experience eventually became the masterpiece: Demons and Deities Drinking from the Milky Pool.