Sunday, May 15, 2011


Sacred Circles of L...
By ShaRi

You dance inside my heart where no one sees you.
But sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.~Rumi

If you click on the wOManDalas, you will get a somewhat larger version :)

"I still like your womandalas better than any other dalas I've seen. they are more complex and subtle than most. More conducive to true meditation. Not so literal as some." Michelle McCallum


The fires of Hell or lake of fire, terms used to describe Hell
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Hellfire)


The assignment was to do a color wheel using Hues, Tints, Tones and Shades.


Star Hearts Amateur Football Club are a football club from the village of Star near Glenrothes in Fife, Scotland. Formed in 1962, they joined the Kirkcaldy and District League in 1963 and won its second division at the first time of asking. They play their home games at Treaton Park.


A nightlight is a small light source, often electrical, placed for comfort or convenience in indoor dark areas or areas that become dark at certain times. Originally they were usually small long-burning candles in a fireproof metal cup, known in some countries as tealights.


Elvira Burton Ohh! my goodness I love this StellarDala .. Love It

The time is perhaps not altogether too green for the vile suggestion that art has nothing to do with clarity, does not dabble in the clear and does not make clear, and more than the light of day (or night) makes the subsolar, -lunar, and -stellar excrement. Art is the sun, moon, and stars of the mind, the whole mind.~Samuel Beckett (1906–1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. "Denis Devlin," p. 293, Transition, 27 (April-May 1938).


Christmas Eggs~What you need: Eggs; large needle Clear gloss liquid plastic; enamel paints (red, white, green or silver and gold); bamboo skewers; macaroni, ziti or other small pasta shapes (you may also use beads); craft glue; paint brush (fine); Pendant or bell hooks.


The winter solstice occurs exactly when the Earth's axial tilt is farthest away from the sun at its maximum of 23° 26'. Though the winter solstice lasts only a moment in time, the term is also a turning point to midwinter or the first day of winter to refer to the day on which it occurs. More evident to those in high latitudes, this occurs on the shortest day, and longest night, and the sun's daily maximum position in the sky is the lowest. The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days. Depending on the shift of the calendar, the winter solstice occurs on December 21 or 22 each year in the Northern Hemisphere, and June 20 or 21 in the Southern Hemisphere.
Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied from culture to culture, but most cultures have held a recognition of rebirth, involving holidays, festivals, gatherings, rituals or other celebrations around that time.


Vajra (Chinese: 金剛 jīngāng; Tibetan: dorje (Wylie: rdo-rje; ZWPY: dojê)) is a Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond. As a material device, the vajra is a short metal weapon that has the symbolic nature of a diamond (it can cut any substance but not be cut itself) and that of the thunderbolt (irresistible force). The vajra is believed to represent firmness of spirit and spiritual power.


The Dharmacakra (Sanskrit: Pāli: Dhammacakka; Tibetan: འཀོར་ལོ། (chos kyi 'khor lo), Burmese; Chinese: 法輪; pinyin: fălún),"Wheel of Dharma" or "Wheel of Law" is a symbol that has represented dharma, the Buddha's teaching of the path to enlightenment, since the early period of Indian Buddhism. It is also sometimes translated as wheel of doctrine or wheel of law. A similar symbol is also in use in Jainism. It is one of the Ashtamangala Symbols.


The diamond is the birthstone for people born in the month of April, and is also used as the symbol of a sixty-year anniversary, such as a Diamond Jubilee. In a system of heraldry by gemstone occasionally used in the past for the arms of nobles, diamond was used to represent the color sable, or black.
Sapphire is the birthstone for September and the gemstone given for anniversaries of the 5th and 45th years of marriage. Taken from the Greek word for blue, "sapphirus", sapphires have a time-honored tradition with priests (who considered them symbolic of purity) and kings (who considered them symbolic of wisdom.)
Like a perfect red rose, the Ruby's rich color speaks of love and passion. Called the "Rajnapura" or King of Gems by ancient Hindus, July's birthstone is among the most highly prized of gems throughout history. The Ruby was considered to have magical powers, and was worn by royalty as a talisman against evil. It was thought to grow darker when peril was imminent, and to return to its original color once danger was past—provided it was in the hands of its rightful owner!
Emerald is the Modern and Traditional birthstone for May. It is also listed as a birthstone for the Zodiac signs for Taurus and Cancer, as the Planetary stone for Taurus and the Talismanic stone for Gemini. Emerald is the only stone, besides Topaz, that is listed as in all of the ancient birthstone tables. This gem is suggested as an anniversary gift for the 20th and 35th anniversaries and as an alternate stone for the 55th wedding anniversary.


Koi or more specifically nishikigoi, literally "brocaded carp"), are ornamental domesticated varieties of the common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are kept for decorative purposes in an outdoor koi pond or water gardens. They are also called Japanese carp.


Amidala was the democratically elected Queen of Naboo before representing the Chommell sector as a Senator in the Galactic Senate. As Queen of Naboo, Amidala fought bravely to liberate her people during the Trade Federation's invasion in 32 BBY, thus becoming one of the most respected political figures in the galaxy. In 22 BBY, following the Military Creation Act, Anakin Skywalker was assigned to protect her, and following the Battle of Geonosis, the two secretly married on Naboo.


Before you even drop the feeds, you'll see the koi gathering near you. It is such a thrill hearing the splashes and the sound of their mouth sipping the feeds.


Light is electromagnetic radiation of a wavelength that is visible to the human eye (in a range from about 380 or 400 nanometres to about 760 or 780 nm). In physics, the term light sometimes refers to electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength, whether visible or not.


Illumination in theological terms, is spiritual information or wisdom, as transmitted through spiritual means such as through divine presence.


Illumination, an observable property and effect of light.

From one source came many versions!


We come spinning out of nothingness scattering stars like dust. ~ Rumi
"these are all so beautiful! i love how this one seems to become more illuminated the closer you get to the center." Rita Bates


Mandala means concentric energy circle in the Hindu language. The circle is representative of protection, regeneration, good luck and integration. Mandalas are intricately linked with the movement of consciousness and are a focal point for meditation and contemplation.


Research results show that when the human brain is being stimulated by a mandala, it can create patterns in the consciousness reflecting its internal state, and, can influence that inner state of being.


Joseph Campbell, in his "Power of Myth" series, stated that the mandala indicates the cosmic images that are operating in our lives. A mandala reveals the center that coordinates an individual's circle with the cosmic circle. It is the center from which we all come, and to which we shall return, the alpha and the omega.


Hera (pronounced /ˈhɪərə/; Greek Ήρα, Hēra, equivalently Ήρη, Hērē, in Ionic and Homer) was the wife and one of three sisters of Zeus in the Olympian pantheon of classical Greek Mythology. Her chief function was as the goddess of women and marriage. In Roman mythology, Juno was the equivalent mythical character. The cow, and later, the peacock were sacred to her. Hera's mother was Rhea and her father, Cronus.
Portrayed as majestic and solemn, often enthroned, and crowned with the polos (a high cylindrical crown worn by several of the Great Goddesses), Hera may bear a pomegranate in her hand, emblem of fertile blood and death and a substitute for the narcotic capsule of the opium poppy. A scholar of Greek mythology Walter Burkert writes in Greek Religion, "Nevertheless, there are memories of an earlier aniconic representation, as a pillar in Argos and as a plank in Samos."
Hera was known for her jealous and vengeful nature, most notably against Zeus's paramours and offspring, but also against mortals who crossed her, such as Pelias. Paris offended her by choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess, earning Hera's hatred.


Cruz is a surname of Iberian origin, first found in Castile (historical region), Spain. It means “cross” in Spanish and Portuguese. In The Philippines the word is rendered to “krus”, but the Spanish form is used for surnames. The word "Cruz", as well as "Vera Cruz" ("True Cross") and "Santa Cruz" ("Holy Cross") are used as surnames and topological names.


The cross-shaped sign
, represented in its simplest form by a crossing of two lines at right angles, greatly antedates, in both East and West, the introduction of Christianity. It goes back to a very remote period of human civilization. It is supposed to have been used not just for its ornamental value, but also with religious significance.
Some have sought to attach to the widespread use of this sign, in particular in its swastika form, a real ethnographic importance. It may have represented the apparatus used in kindling fire, and thus as the symbol of sacred fire or as a symbol of the sun, denoting its daily rotation. It has also been interpreted as the mystic representation of lightning or of the god of the tempest, and even the emblem of the Aryan pantheon and the primitive Aryan civilization.
Another symbol that has been connected with the cross is the ansated cross (ankh or crux ansata) of the ancient Egyptians, which often appears as a symbolic sign in the hands of the goddess Sekhet, and appears as a hieroglyphic sign of life or of the living. In later times the Egyptian Christians (Copts), attracted by its form, and perhaps by its symbolism, adopted it as the emblem of the cross. In his book, The Worship of the Dead (London, 1904), p. 226, Colonel J. Garnier wrote: "The cross in the form of the 'Crux Ansata' . . . was carried in the hands of the Egyptian priests and Pontiff kings as the symbol of their authority as priests of the Sun god and was called 'the Sign of Life'."
In the Bronze Age we meet in different parts of Europe a more accurate representation of the cross, as conceived in Christian art, and in this shape it was soon widely diffused. This more precise characterization coincides with a corresponding general change in customs and beliefs. The cross is now met with, in various forms, on many objects: fibulas, cinctures, earthenware fragments, and on the bottom of drinking vessels. De Mortillet is of opinion that such use of the sign was not merely ornamental, but rather a symbol of consecration, especially in the case of objects pertaining to burial. In the proto-Etruscan cemetery of Golasecca every tomb has a vase with a cross engraved on it. True crosses of more or less artistic design have been found in Tiryns, at Mycenæ, in Crete, and on a fibula from Vulci.


Periwinkle is a color in the blue-violet family. Its name is derived from the lesser periwinkle or myrtle herb (Vinca minor) which bears flowers of the same color.
The color Periwinkle is also called lavender blue. The color periwinkle may be considered a pale tint of indigo--a pastel indigo. The first recorded use of periwinkle as a color name in English was in 1922.

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