What is a Mandala ? 

 

The word "mandala" is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated

 

it means "Sacred Circle",

 

a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model

 

for the organizational structure of life itself--a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to

 

the infinite,the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds.

 

Describing both material and non-material realities, the mandala appears in all

 

aspects of life:the celestial circles we call earth, sun, and moon, as well as conceptual

 

circles of friends,family, and community.

 

Mandalas are inside us all around us, below us and above us, they are the iris of our eye,

 

the rings in a tree, the cells in our body. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be created

 

or shared as a spiritual guidance tool for establishing a sacred space, as an aide to meditation

 

and or trance.Mandalas have been known through history as “Sacred Circles” they have been

 

found in Tibetan culture as symbolic pictures of the Universe, usually in sand but often in scrolls

 

and on walls.Sacred circles in geometric forms are found through the globes ancient cultures ,

 

appearing as the Flower of Life , the Sri Yantra, Vesica Pisces,

 

the Pyramids of the world  and so many more . The study of geometric circles is ongoing.

 

The medicine wheel in many Indigenous cultures also represents healing, balance, unity, often

 

representing the four aspects of the seasons, the four directions and the elements .

 

The mandala is a symbol and an instrument of natural energy within you that both gives you

 

stability and pulls you beyond yourself to become more whole, more completely who

 

you really are.

 

The mandalas you create symbolize you: your body, your psychological state,

 

and your place in the world. Mandalas also contain within their circular form the essence

 

of the universe, the seasons,and cycles of nature. Mandalas translate the vast mysteries

 

of human life to a scale that can be apprehended. May you come to

 

experience mandalas as a source of healing and wholeness in your life.

 

No artistic ability necessary .

 

 

 

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C.G. Jung: ” I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the

self I had attained what was for me the ultimate.”

 

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Your Vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.

Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside, awakens to the dream . 

Carl Gustav Jung 

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Why Mandalas ?

 

For healing , expanding consciousness, for prayer, awareness, for understanding our origins ,

psychic visioning , our life purpose, our personal empowerment , for learning . 

 

 

 

 

 

Using Mandala Art as a connection to the Universe 

 

In my own personal experience in creating  and observing mandalas, I have come

to know that ancient knowledge and modern science , work together in sharing the

mysteries  of the divine , using many forms- often with meditation, intention, numerology,

ancient symbols, vibrational cycles, sound, mathematics , ancient temples,

  energy power places , megolithic sites,  ancient phylosphies and 

a deep connection to your own inner truth- you can find a

path to the heart .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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