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 .
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.”
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
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 .