Wednesday, May 18, 2011
You dance inside my heart where no one sees you.
But sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.~Rumi
You know I love all your Mandalas .. I think its wonderful that you can put a whole forrest in there .. Like a secret powerful charm that sends out energy when you wear it around your neck. Like you could take a photo and put in your mothers grave or a special cross, Well you know what I mean ... for a certain energy that you want . Love those Mandallas May be I did not spell that right . But I am in a hurry flurry .. Love ya Salamander
If you click on the wOManDalas, you will get a somewhat larger version :)
Anti-helium discovered in the heart of STAR
Berkeley Lab nuclear scientists join with their international colleagues in the latest record-breaking discovery at RHIC
I love drawing mandalas, they are such a free way of expressing yourself. I start with a pencil drawn circle, drawn around anything round, then I" usually start in the middle and work outwards. Whatever comes into my head at the time, then it sort of takes over.
Four facets create an image of the Greek cross. This cross is associated with sacrifice and divine love for the world.
This complex of beautiful, dusty reflection nebulae lies in the constellation Scorpius along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. Its overall outline suggests a horsehead in profile, though it covers a much larger region than the better known Horsehead Nebula of Orion. The star near the eye of the horse and the center of the 5 degree wide field, is embedded in blue reflection nebula IC 4592 over 400 light-years away. At that distance, the view spans nearly 40 light-years. The horse's gaze seems fixed on Beta Scorpii, also named Graffias, the bright star at the lower left. Toward the top right, near the horse's ear, is another striking bluish reflection nebula, IC 4601. The characteristic blue hue of reflection nebulae is caused by the tendency of interstellar dust to more strongly scatter blue starlight.
Peace does not mean no more conflict among humanity. Conflict is bound to happen, so in order to keep peace in spite of conflict, the only realistic method is the spirit of dialogue, respecting the other side and understanding their viewpoint. We need to try and solve problems in a spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood, in a spirit of reconciliation and compromise. ~ Dalai Lama
New pictures from the Hubble telescope are giving astronomers a detailed view of the Whirlpool galaxy's spiral arms and dust clouds, which are the birth sites of massive and luminous stars.
Yesterday is but today's memory. Tomorrow is today's dream.~Khalil Gibran~Thank you for sharing such a magical mystery portal. At first I couldn't imagine what it was or where it came from. I stepped closer and it moved closer to me. I examined the corners from top to bottom, I searched for a handle, something familiar, to hold on to, does it open in or open out. Foolishly, I tried to break it down, but the pieces didn't fit outside my imagination. I needed to look at the whole image, with it's curved lines, green skin and stars all connected. When I stopped struggling with "what" it was, it "became" what it is. The door opened and I was behind it. I had a beautiful dream and the most restful sleep I've had in weeks. I feel Great!~Kevin P. Gerien
The stately courtship tarantella is danced by a couple or couples, short in duration, graceful and elegant, and features characteristic music. On the other hand, the supposedly curative or symptomatic tarantella was danced solo by a supposed victim of a "tarantula" bite; it was agitated in character, lasted for hours or even up to days, and featured characteristic music. However, other forms of the dance were and still are couple dances (not necessarily of different sexes), usually either mimicking courtship or a sword fight.
Splish splash, I was takin' a bath, Long about a Saturday night. A rub-a-dub, just relaxin' in the tub, Thinkin' everything was alright. Well, I stepped out the tub, put my feet on the floor, I wrapped the towel around me and I Opened the door, and then I
Splish, splash... I jumped back in the bath. Well how was I to know there was a party going on? They was a-splishin' and a'splashin'Reelin' with the feelin', movin' and a'groovin'Rockin' and a'rollin', yeah! Bing bang, I saw the whole gang, Dancin' on my living room rug, yeah! Flip flop, they was donin' the bop, All the teens had the dancin'But there was lollipop with a Peggy Sue, Good Golly, Miss Molly was-a even there, too! A- well-a, splish splash, I forgot about the bath I went and put my dancin' shoes on, yay...I was a rollin' and a strollin', reelin' with the feelin',
Moving and a groovin', splishin' and a splashin', yeah! Yes, I was a-splishin'' and a splashin'...I was a-rollin' and a-strollin'...Yeah, I was a-movin' and a-groovin'
We was a-reelin' with the feelin'We was a-rollin' and a-strollin'Movin' with the groovin' splish splash, yeah!
Bobby Darin: Splish Splash (take 1)
elmo splish splash
We are the dust of stars whirling in the cosmos. With their light the stars gave us eyes so they could see themselves.~Deepak Chopra
Veil, a curtain or cloth hanging used in architecture, especially in a temple to separate a public space from a space reserved for the priesthood, or within a mosque to separate worshipers by gender.
Kemetic names: Het Heret, Het Heru, Het Hert
Greek names: Hat Hor, Hathor, Athyr
Semitic name: Baalat
Symbol: mirror, shield, or sistrum
Candle color: light blue
Het Heret [Hathor]: Mother Cow Goddess. Goddess of love, beauty, and pleasure. Sometimes a lunar deity and sometimes a solar deity. Known as the “Eye of Ra”. Some creation myths claim She gave birth to the universe. Sometimes combined with Sekhmet. Daughter of Nwt and Ra. Originally the mother of Heru (in later times Aset [Isis] and Asar [Osiris] become the parents of Heru and Het Heret becomes combined with Aset [Isis]). In later times after Aset becomes the mother of Heru, Het Heret becomes the consort of Heru. Het Heret is shown as a cow arching over the sky or as a naked woman arching over the sky.
Rogue Shadow Dance ... amazing ninja shadow dance!
O my poem,
You are the lotus of my heart.
You bring into my heart
Nectar-Light from Heaven.
When my life flows
With the river of sorrow
With its countless waves,
May your magic touch
Hide me in the waters of liberation-sea.
the FEATHER ~ (shut)
Appearance: The feather is depicted as a tall ostrich plume whose tip bends over under its own weight.
Meaning: The feather, because of its name, "shut", was a symbol of Shu. Shu was the Egyptian god of the air and the father of the earth (Geb) and the sky (Nut). Shu was often shown wearing a feather in his hair. Occasionally Geb was shown dressed in feathers, a representation of the air which covers him.
Usually, the feather was a symbol of Ma'at, the goddess of truth and order. The goddess was always shown wearing an ostrich feather in her hair. The feather by itself was her emblem.
In art, the feather was shown in scenes of the Hall of Ma'at. This hall is where the deceased was judged for his worthiness to enter the afterlife. The seat of the deceased's soul, his heart, was weighed on a balance against the feather of Ma'at. If the heart was free from the impurities of sin, and therefore lighter than the feather, then the dead person could enter the eternal afterlife. Other gods in the judgement hall who were part of the tribunal overseeing the weighing of the heart were also pictured holding a feather.
During the feast of Min, men would erect a ceremonial pole. These men would wear four ostrich feathers on their head. The significance of the feather in this context is uncertain.
The Transcendent Reality that is also the divine Immanence is the ground of our being. As a unity it is the Transcendental – Immanence; the one unchanging Spiritual Ground of all created things.
The peacock figures in the Bible and in Greek and Roman myth, where it appears as the favorite bird of the goddess Hera, or Juno, and the bird was also known to the pharaohs of Egypt.
If the mandala is a labyrinth, then we are the path... if it is a riddle, then we are the answer... if it is a quest beyond our understanding, then we are the strength and the peace required to conceive the inconceivable...
This image came about as I experimented with filters in photoshop trying to come up with a background for LightningWheelDala. It immediately reminded me of a Yeibichai rug.
Yeibichai weavings depict the actual ceremonial dance performed in the winter months. An elaborate nine day ceremony, it features male and female yei’i, Talking God, the water sprinkler, fringe mouth yei’i, medicine men and patients. All or some of the above mentioned deities and people will appear in a yeibichai weaving, typically in a more animated form to portray the dancing of the yei during the ceremony. Navajo Yeibichai Rug-Genevieve Lee
What first appeared was a series of circles, layers of the flower of life. Without calculating anything, the patterns naturally and effortlessly took shape. Then, 12 beings appeared in a circle. As each one was drawn in, I noticed that they were holding hands, each taking on a color of the rainbow. Then, 12 more beings of no color, yet, holding every other one's hands.~A Prayer For World Peace Mandala
by Kaho Koinuma
The word mandala itself is derived from the root manda, which means essence. The suffix la means "container." So, a mandala is a "container of essence."
Om Mani Padme Hum ~ The Jewel of Conciousness is in the Heart of the Lotus
Tantra (Sanskrit:"weave" denoting continuity), is a religious philosophy according to which Shakti is usually the main deity worshipped, and the universe is regarded as the divine play of shakti and shiva.
A mantra is a good accompaniment to a mandala meditation.
Mantras can be interpreted to be effective as vibration, or more simply as sound, which may include verbal repetition, in the form of chanting, or internal mental repetition. For this reason great emphasis is put on correct pronunciation (resulting in an early development of a science of phonetics in India). Mantras are used in Eastern spiritual traditions to divert the mind from basic instinctual desires or material inclinations, by focusing the mind on a spiritual idea, such as "I am a manifestation of divine consciousness".
The cross is one of the most ancient human symbols, and is used by many religions, such as Christianity. It is frequently a representation of the division of the world into four elements (Chevalier, 1997) (or cardinal points), or alternately as the union of the concepts of divinity, the vertical line, and the world, the horizontal line (Koch, 1955).
This kachina represents a warrior deity who embodies the spiritual power of both male and female, and is therefore, the most potent of warriors. One half of this kachina's hair is in a whirl worn by women, the other half in the falling style of a man. Warrior maiden wears the clothing of a woman and carries the war implements of a male.
The structure of crystalline ice~The water molecules in an ice crystal form a hexagonal lattice. There are two hydrogen atoms for each oxygen, so the chemical formula is H2O. The six-fold symmetry of snow crystals ultimately derives from the six-fold symmetry of the ice crystal lattice.
Here comes the sun And I say Its alright Little darling Its been a long cold lonely winter Little darling It seems like years since its been here...
Yantras are 'instruments'. The meaning is contextual. Much like the word 'instrument' itself. It can stand for symbols, processes, automata, machinery or anything that has structure and organization. One use popular in the west is as symbols or geometric figures. Traditionally such symbols are used in Eastern mysticism to balance the mind or focus it on spiritual concepts. The act of wearing, drawing, or concentrating on a yantra is said to have spiritual or astrological or magical benefits.
Yantras are held to embody the energetic signatures of, for example, the Universe, consciousness, ishta-devata("cherished divinity") etc. Though often rendered in two dimensions through art, yantras are conceived and conceptualized by practitioners as multi-dimensional sacred architecture and in this quality are identical with their correlate the mandala.
Mandalas are interconnected, flowing, and symbolic images that combine the inner and outer qualities of any belief, theme or person to express an overall essence or story. They have many layers that can be explored consciously and subconsciously evoking the known and unknown within us. For this reason they are often used as tools for introspection, healing and meditation.
... I saw that everything, all paths I had been following, all steps I had taken, were leading back to a single point...C. G. Jung. Memories, Dreams, Reflections
The mandala is the centre. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the centre, to individuation.~C. G. Jung. Memories, Dreams, Reflections
... I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self I had attained what was for me the ultimate. - C. G. Jung. Memories, Dreams, Reflections.
The "squaring of the circle" is one of the many archetypal motifs which form the basic patterns of our dreams and fantasies. Indeed, it could even be called the archetype of wholeness.~frOM Mandalas. C. G. Jung. trans. from Du (Zurich, 1955)
"... Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is:'Formation, Transformation, Eternal Mind's eternal creation'~Mandala Symbolism. C. G. Jung
While painting them (mandalas), the picture seems to develop out of itself and often in opposition to one's conscious intentions.~A Study in the Process of Individuation. C. G. Jung
The mandala is more than an image seen with our eyes; it is an actual moment in time.
The mandala contains an encyclopedia of the finite and a road map to infinity.
My biggest wish for this wonderful world’s people would be to bind in peace instead of having havoc rule. I love this earth and I stand for peace!~Sheyla 3
Due to a mandala’s often large round shape and design, many religious traditions continue to use it as a way to map out a holy space for meditation. It has also been credited as a focal point to reach heightened states of subconsciousness, and world-renowned psychoanalysts have viewed it as the ultimate symbol of the unconscious self.
Mandala art is as intriguing as it is beautiful, enduring for countless generations throughout the ages.
It would seem that the circle and variations of the circle naturally resonate with humanity's sense of sacredness and wholeness. I would say this is the case because the circle is a perfectly balanced shape and in a sense it is WHOLE, COMPLETE AND PERFECT and so naturally resonates with our Inner Being with which it shares these characteristics.~Barry Stevens
The mandala has become my own personal symbol of wholeness...a blending/merging of diverse interests, passions and pursuits - from yoga to digital art - that somehow now makes sense, fulfills a life-purpose and maybe in a small way will contribute to the upliftment of someone else along "the way".~Diane Kalista Perone
During the drawing of a mandala I can express different feelings such as anger, peace, sorrow and a kind of calmness too.~Tineke Walraven
I like mandalas. I like getting excited by someting that draws you in. I like that sense of going someplace . . .Dave Mason
Mystery is at the very centre of the mandala and every attempt to define them seems to go astray. They appear to mean so many different things for so many different people and yet they also bring us back to one truth and one path. Through the mandala we find a real universal principle that is all embracing.~Richard Proffitt
If you have generosity of spirit and a rich inner life, the universe will greet you with lavish extravagant abundance. ~ Deepak Chopra
Mothra (モスラ, Mosura?) is a kaiju, a type of fictional monster who first appeared in the novel The Luminous Fairies and Mothra by Takehiko Fukunaga.
rhythmic order creating beautiful patterns and effects, orbs of light suspended in space, intricate designs of light glowing with color~David Chidgey
Listening to what the mandalas were telling me led me out of a dark place and, indirectly, to my decision to become a psychotherapist.~David J. Bookbinder
The shapes withing shapes within shapes symbolizes for me introspection and meditative self-realization through exploring our inner worlds.~Kort Kramer
If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.~ Joseph Campbell (1904-1987)
In Hindu tantra, based on the Hindu philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism, the Shri Yantra represents the expansion of the universe from the cosmic egg after its creation by Shiva through the power of Shakti. The cosmic egg is represented by a dot in the center of the Shri Yantra mandala called the bindu.
Bindu is a Sanskrit term meaning "point" or "dot". The feminine case ending is Bindi which denotes a small ornamental, devotional and/or mystical dot that is cosmetically applied or affixed to the forehead in Hinduism.
Bindu refers to an aspect of the anatomy of the 'subtle body' composed of 'drops' (Tibetan: tikle; tigle; thigle) and 'winds' (Tibetan: rLung): "the drops and winds are features of the human energy system and have varying degrees of subtlety."
In the Shakta tantra school of philosophy, there is said to exist a Bindu chakra, at the back of the head, in the part where Brahmins grow their small tuft of hair, although it is often not mentioned in traditional chakrologies. This centre is said to be where the Bindu fluid is produced, a fluid that can become either the nectar of immortality, or the poison of death. This Bindu fluid is often conflated with both male and female gamete(s) (that is semen or ova) and amrita in Tantrism. It is intimately connected to the Vishuddha chakra, and awakening the Vishuddha chakra is held in the Tantric traditions to awaken the Bindu chakra.
It is true that mandala-esque forms are prevalent throughout the world. You can consider Gothic Rose Windows, Islamic temples, North American Medicine Wheels and Aboriginal Bora Rings all examples of the Mandala. The idea being that mandala is generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically, microcosm of the Universe from our, the human perspective.~bungeroosh
Namaste means "May the divine in you see the divine in me". We are all members of the same tribe called humankind. When we see ourselves reflected in everyone and everything around us.. We are truly seeing Namaste.~Julian Dzialo
The mandala portrays the merging of hearts to form all-encompassing creativity. It is the awakening of the Beauty within when expressions become multi-layered and joy abounds. Life becomes as fun as finger painting!~Jennifer Neal
The intricacies of mandalas are like the life around us radiating into a beautiful kaleidoscope-like whole.~Susan Warner
When you do things from your soul, You feel a river moving in you, a joy.~ Rumi
Mandala painting is for me something like traveling through inner universe, realising hidden corners in my soul, and most importantly balancing its controversial sides. It's also expressing message of dreams, with help of which I realise symbols which emerge somewhere from depths and I revive again the energy they bring by trying to express them. I capture emotional experiences, thoughts and my longing for harmony by means of colour and shape.~Dagmar Krasna
Gate gate pāragate pārasamgate bodhi svāhā
"Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone utterly beyond, Enlightenment hail!"
This mantra represents a class of Mahayana scriptures known as the Prajñaparamita (perfection of Wisdom) Sutras. These include such famous teachings as the Heart Sutra and the Diamond Sutra.
While my art is deliberate, it is chance, that it gives depth, variation and surprise. Each crystalline image suggests a microcosm of the universe, much like the circulatory system of the human body actually reflects the universal patterns of the cosmos.~Mela Light
My mandalas are the result of an intuitive process and they are about healing, in some way. It's for you to find your way which will, I believe, contribute to heal the world.~Trond Tunheim
Mandala is a Sanskrit word, which means, “Circle”. This hallowed diagram or meditation symbol is normally round and is a symbolic representation of the cosmos and its energy.
It is utilized in Eastern and Native American medicine for curing body, soul, and spirit. Meditative reflection of the mandala can bring the internal light of the soul to awareness, trigger secret powers of the mind and open the heart chakra to the therapeutic power of absolute love.
Open your mind chakra and explore the wonders of the universe. Open your chi chakra and draw in the incredible power of prana.
Coloring and making mandalas is a simple technique. Essentially a form of meditation, you set aside your internal dialog as you draw figures on a page or color in a pre-made figure.
As with any form of meditation you will be capable of accomplishing the same serene, calm impressions of conventional meditation without the troubles of posturing for hours at a time or trying to quiet your rushing mind.
Through meditating on a mandala, specifically the heart of the pattern, a person can well be absorbed into the circle to discover their center, and above all else keep that focus.
Creating mandalas is a time for me to connect with spirit and I find them healing on many different levels of my being. Through the process, I was able to see my illness as a blessing in guiding me to my current path and I have accepted it now as part of the journey and that acceptance has given me peace of mind and heart.~Tina Marohn
Making my Mandala was relaxing and it let me express my creativity any way, shape, or any color I wanted.~Katrina Justyne
Although we can see a highly stable pattern in my mandalas, I make them by following a wildly free flowing intuitive feeling.~Chuck Barber
The mandala (maagala in Hebrew) is a dance of life: a vortex of energy.~michal fishel
The StarWheels offer a tantalizing glimpse into the galaxies of consciousness whirling within our being.~Aya
I'm a newbie to my Artist within :) and what an amazing discovery. I created this with my little pastel "wands," in the same way I've drawn others...just in a potently intuitive moment, allowing my hand to be guided by something that is more than me. With only minimal control (the real challenge), I let it go wild :) And when this exciting ride is over, and I'm coming down from the natural high, it always whispers its name.~Dove Star
Pismis 24-1 derives its brilliant luminosity not from a single star but from three at least.
The goal of contemplating the processes depicted in the mandala is that the yogi shall become inwardly aware of the deity. Through contemplation, he recognizes himself as God again, and thus returns from the illusion of individual existence into the universal totality of the divine state.~Concerning Mandala Symbolism. C. G. Jung
Make a round circle and you will have the Stone of The Philosophers.
Tibetan Buddhism or Vajrayana Buddhism is a branch of the Mahayana Buddhism. According to the legend, the founder Padmasambhava was born in a lake in a lotus blossom. The Padmasambhava Lake is considered to have the clearest blue colour of all the lakes in the world and to hold strong healing power. One of the means of the Tibetan Buddhists to gain freedom is meditation on sublime thoughts and pictures. Such a picture is the mandala.
Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of electricity accompanied by thunder, which typically occurs during thunderstorms, and sometimes during volcanic eruptions or dust storms. In the atmospheric electrical discharge, a leader of a bolt of lightning can travel at speeds of 60,000 m/s (220,000 km/h), and can reach temperatures approaching 30,000 °C (54,000 °F), hot enough to fuse silica sand into glass channels known as fulgurites which are normally hollow and can extend some distance into the ground. There are some 16 million lightning storms in the world every year.
It begins with a simple circle in the center... which represents the simplicity of divine love in the center of the soul. From this circle blossoms the infinite patterns of possibility, and the evolution of our genetic material.. a phyisical connection to our Source. It is inferential to the breakthrough theories in metaphysics, which blend spriritual and scientific beliefs into one truth.~Felicita Gonzalez
It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the centre. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the centre, to individuation. I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self I had attained what was for me the ultimate.~C. G. Jung
An ancient Chinese thought ~ 'The heaven is round and the earth is square'.
Flames of Passion
Your love for me is the Phoenix
Our souls a supernatural fire
Ablaze for 1,000 years
Extinguished only briefly
As we leap into the desire
Feathers turn to plumes of smoke
For a moment, all your love dies
Suddenly flames erupt from ashes
Another 1,000 years of fire
Hotter than the thousands before
Remembering the love left behind
The inferno of yesteryears
Never changing, only reborn
Return to me fateful lover
Engulfed within strengthening flames
Haunted by memories unclear
Until we are reunited
Again in flames of passion
the mandala is the ever-evolving mark of infinity upon the human spirit, it is the fingerprint of the eternal on the substance of the self...
I have been drawing mandalas for quite some time now. The experience is almost entrancing,and I can go on drawing for hours at an end without having any perception of time...great stress relief, probably beats prozac!~Caia Dominicus
"I am one with the Cosmos and my thoughts and emotions are reflected in it. What exists in this vast Cosmos is because of ME! I manifest my reality..." Urayoan Paz
'Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?' Actually, who are not to be?
You are a child of the Universe. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing so enlightening about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of god which is within us. It is not in just some of us, it is in all of us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others.'
~Nelson Mandella (1994 Inaugural Speech)
In the making of these wOManDalas, i definitely experience ComeUnion with the Universe. Their creation abounds with sychronistic whispers and nudges that Urge mee in2 exploRAtion, whence Comes the viola explosion!
You know, that thrilling, chilling WOW!!! factor!
Mandalas are a way to show feelings and express yourself in an artistic way. They help to get a better understanding of who we are. It shows us things that are important in our heart. ~ Chad 6
ExploRAtion & Discovery thru Play!! Who could ask 4 anything more?!
The mandala shows our inner circle either drawing you in or taking you out. The ”inner center“ shows your beliefs, feelings and your thoughts.~Michael 6
For me making mandalas is a spontaneous process full of surprise and wonder. It is a natural meditation from which all sorts of symbols, shapes, colours, forms, and themes unravel and combine to provide perfectly integrated and profound stories. Sometimes the themes and elements are well known but often they emerge from somewhere hidden - this combined with the here and now produces little treasures offering insight, joy and wisdom leading on to further discovery and inspiration.
A Mandala represents your inner self and helps us understand ourselves. They show peace and understanding of who we are.
The round centre skylight of a Mandala is sometimes called a God's Eye. It provides a doorway for an incredible quality of (sky) light in the living space. Imagine.
Mandala means Complete, Circle, and Center.~Nick K 3
Every Mandala is meditation and communication between souls.~Sandra Menegol
I just love mandalas. They will never stop fascinating me. Vesa Peltonen
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. ~ Buddha
Leaving the distractions outside,
with a deep breath,
I return to the Center
and embrace Darkness.
A calm quietness
I am finding my own
in this peaceful quiet.~Joan Lansberry
“The link between random presentation of experimental data and a theory (which organises and explains them) arises from primordial images present at the root of being. These primordial images cannot be formulated in conscious fashion, nor associated with ideas presenting a rational order. They are images with a deep emotional content. They are not thoughts but visions. The pleasure felt in realizing that one has reached a new level of knowledge stems from the fact that these pre-existing images are in perfect harmony with the behaviour of material objects.”~Wolfgang Pauli~Physicist
Mandalas are more than simply art. Every pattern is symbolic and holds a deeper meaning.~Nicolas Herres
A Mandala is circular art that represents you and how you feel.~Brennan 6
A mandala shows unity and completion.~Andrew 5
A mandala is an imaginary palace that is contemplated during meditation.
Most mandalas have an intuitive, irrational character and, through their symbolical content, exert a retroactive influence on the unconscious. They therefore possess a "magical" significance, like icons, whose possible efficacy is never consciously felt.~Concerning Mandala Symbolism. C. G. Jung
Let the energy from our eternal minds flow through our body. The blast of sudden energy is good especially if its natural. My mandala represents that we need to embrace this feeling of highness and use it while it lasts or else we will die off and become lost in eternal fate. We have to accept the blast in our mind. We have to realize that we are all very energetic. My mandala represents the energy flowing through the bodies and souls.~Ronny 6
We had to dig inside our souls, and hearts to unlock our inner spirit or the “center” of your body. Each color I used showed a different personality that I have, blue because I love the ocean, purple because I love looking into space, green because I am a naturalist. I put colored hearts for my different values and to represent the seven different Chakras or Chi - Love, Light, Sound, Fire, Air, Water and Thought. There are cracks in the hearts to represent the wall or the barrier you have to overcome before you can truly earn those values. Outside the hearts, there are small fragments for Hate, Lies, Deceit, Separation. These are the existing problems in the world and ourselves.~Tyler 6
If you wonder what a mandala is, it is a unity circle with a center.~Dorien 1
Am I feeling angry or am I feeling depressed? Do I feel peace? Look at the mandala. Are my feelings revealed? Is my personality revealed? Mandalas are a way feelings and thoughts are expressed through color and art.~Melissa 6
It’s so important to do more than one mandala because they will never be the same, depending on the mood you’re in, or what you’re thinking about. Once I did a mandala with many lines, very complicated, with many dark dull colors. The very next day, I made another, and it was full of bright colors and many symbols of peace and happiness.~Lauren 6
My mandala was created with a technique that I call e-collage, digital alchemy with photography: painting with the light brush. I like to explore inner space and beauty.~Robert Mertens
Drawing mandalas in a stream of conciousness, like a meditation, has made me aware of the connections we all have to each other, and how important it is to pay attention to those thoughts and ideas which inspire us.~Loretta Kane
There is a deep reason why the making of mandalas is so satisfying. It is Ma'at bringing forth ORDER out of CHAOS. A mandala site declares: The mandala is a template for the mind, a state of peace and order, a resolution to the chaos within. In Jung's words, "The severe pattern imposed by a circular [or quadra-symmetrical] image of this kind compensates the disorder and confusion of the psychic state-- namely, through the construction of a central point to which everything is related." (p.4, Jung, C.G. Mandala Symbolism. Translated by R.F.C. Hull. Bollingen Series/Princeton, 1959) ('Quadra-symmetrical' is my addition, as mandalas need not possess circular elements.)
Making Mandala help people understand the inner heart inside you. I never thought that mandalas could really tell you stuff inside you. Man, was I wrong! Making the mandalas expresses your feelings.~Nick 6
i was thinking of the basic energy drives that make the universe rrrumble, male and female, day and night, hot and cold,..it all unites into one single something.~eva manda
I have been playing with how to visually represent the dance of the universe as represented in the eastern philosophies of Tao and Zen. It has in the past often come to the circle or mandala shape. A mandala being simply a geometric figure representing the universe. A perfect marriage to the computer's ability to create pristine geometric figures dont you agree!~Jeff Courtney
Pushing pixels in the digital dao into new expressions of creative visions.~Jeff Courtney
We are all as much extRAordinary phenoms of nature as trees, clouds, patterns in the water, flickering of fires, arRAngement of stars, and the forms of galaxies.~Jeff Courtney
On the surface of a sphere any point may be regarded as the center. We live in a curved universe, on one point of a spinning galaxy. We express the energy of the whole universe from this point. This vast energy vibrates and we are not just surrounded by it, we are this energy. As this energy vibrates it spins, much like we spin when we dance. But it is not moving toward or away from anything else. It is not heading to any future destination, it has no goals, it is already at the center.~Jeff Courtney
I have been working in the digital world for over 20 years with increasingly sophisticated systems built specifically to make the computer another great medium for creating art. As I have studied Taoism is has gradually dawned on me that the computer is a marvelous expression of the Tao in action. The binary logic of the computer... simply 0 and 1, quite naturally leads to literally billions of combinations that make up the digital world. This is exactly the same dance that the whole universe is doing. Nature vibrates between on and off, birth and death. This is the great humming of the Tao, the binary nature of reality.~Jeff Courtney
The power of peace ~ The power and strenght, wisdom and peace pervade each other and gives you the feeling that noone can defeat you, cause you've got the power to control all that surrounds you.~Inka Zieba
Aside from being meditative visually, found it an amazing meditative experience to create a mamdala. it is easy to get caught up, starting small and growing from there.... which is why this is "...grow..." in life, growth is infinite... vibrant... positive...Jennifer Pun
In Taoism the singular nature of the universe is represented by a great circle. But in order to think about the universe, life and everything in it, we have to make comparisons. So the circle is is split in two and from this is created the symbol of the yin & yang. The yin represents the negative, the female; the yang represents the positive, the male. Dark and light, no and yes. off and on. This polarity of opposites is the foundation of reality. They are mutually arising and eternally united. It is the dance of the universe and everything in it. It is the Tao, and it is you.~Jeff Courtney
Being an artist is about having fun. When you have fun, you make great things. Great art doesn't have to be fancy pictures with lots of details. In fact, the best art often isn't fancy, and doesn't have lot of details. Good art shares a new way at looking at things. Being an artist is all about sharing. The art that you make helps people see the world in new and exciting ways.~Russell Maier
Some nice visual animations
A mandala is used intuitively; there is no right or wrong way. You can begin just by looking and observing whatever form it takes. You can gaze at the center and take in the rest with your peripheral vision, feeling the energy flow between the mandala and your heart center. While a mandala can be a magnificent work of art, it is not just a decorative piece chosen to match your furnishings. It is about a mystery that is revealed when you are ready to enter.~JoAnn Mooy
As an artist, I feel no separation between myself and the work that I produce. I look to the natural world for my inspiration, something that has been true of me since I have been conscious of my own thoughts. There is a certain balance and rhythm in nature's cycles, the sources of inner strength and touchstones to daily remembering of a very old and deep nurturance. I feel there is a grace in the Earth's life forms that pulsates through, feeds from and to every other being. For lack of a better word, I call it "resonance", although that word has come so much into common language to have somewhat lost the magic in its meaning. When I am in that space of creating my work, I am at home with the pulse of my heart and the pulse of the planet and the connections between them.~Donna J Caulton
Making a mandala helped me realize that I am part of a bigger universe than I could ever imagine.~C.L. Rivers
I don't create them for the sake of ego but for the sake of exploration. I never know what will be the next design and am always excited to see my moods transfer to paper. I will try to always follow the subconscious even beyond this world.~Pawl Tisdale
Diving deeply into the Flower of Life can awaken conscious creation. Allow yourself to see all the possibilities of how your world could unfold and then choose with intention the path you would like to take.~Lori Beaty
The circle is your blank canvas. Put into it whatever you wish. The circle will teach you, the circle will reflect back to you who you are and where you might be going. You will hear this time and time again: there is no right or wrong way to make a mandala (unless of course you are a Tibetan monk!)~clare goodwin
Describing both material and non-material realities, the mandala appears in all aspects of life from the celestial circles we call earth, sun and moon, as well as conceptual circles representing friends, family and community.~bungeroosh
The mandala can enhance your participation in co-creating the world your highest self wants for you by reminding you that you are a powerful, multidimensional creation, in perfect harmony with the laws of the universe. Know that your thoughts or intentions will take perfect form and manifest into the flowers of your life.~Lori Beaty
Meditation on a mandala promotes clarity and ease of movement to and from different levels of consciousness. It is, in essence, a cosmograph of the path to enlightenment. The outer circles represent a ring of fire which consumes falsehoods and contractive thinking. Plunging into the ring burns away confusion and leaves in its wake the perfectly clear pathway to consciousness.~Lori Beaty
It is an extraordinary experience to channel the divine energies and to see the mandala take shape, almost by itself.~Leon Woods
My mandala is my treasure. I planted it so it can grow. My mandala is my treasure. And I think it has grown.~Fathia Adam
Happiness is inside and the mandala is inside you.~attali robert
"The circle is the great symbol of unity,of the whole. It has no beginning and no ending, yet can be grasped in it's entirety. A circle can represent the self or the cosmos. It is the sacred hoop, the bowl of Mother Earth. It is mandala." writes Ben Haggard in Living Community
My desire is to share these personal, and simultaneously universal, insights with others. We are all unique and connected.~Laura Summs
used a photae of Gin's piano as the baSIS 4 this wOMandala and sent it 2 her
Thank you, I love it – it’s so wonderfully inspiring, ShaRi – I can see the piece I’m working on, by Scriabin, the cover is for his piece “Vers La Flamme” (“Towards the Flame”) – he was a mystic, and believed each key on the keyboard evoked a different color – I’ll see if I can find that, I think you would enjoy it. It reminds me a lot of what you’ve done here with colors. ~Ginny
As promised, here is a link to Scriabins color keyboard