MANDALA Art of Spirit

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Spiritual symbol using color and shape in reflection and contemplation.

Found within the practice of Tibetian Buddhism, the Mandala is a striking and colorful visual object which is designed to represent a symbolic view of the universe.

As part of mythos it can contain images of personal dieties which reflect philosophical ideals and role models. 

Used in Tibetian ritual practice, sand Mandalas are constructed to represent human participation in active creation. Said to transmit positive energies to the persons who view them, the vivid colors and imagry are contained within a circle which signifys the cycle of the creative process. With the sand Mandalas completion, the fruition of the ritual involves its destruction. This done to remind of the impermanace of life.

To complete the process water is poured over the image, this practice is to disperse the sand in a natural flow, sending the Mandalas energy into the surrounding environment. Then using a small brush the remaining sand is patiently swept away. This final part of the calm ritual representing the totality of human unity met within the coming and going of creative energy.

PERSONAL MANDALAS

Though of ancient spiritual design, during modern times, Mandalas are used as artistic expression of an individuals inner being. Constructed as a unique collection of a persons mind and thoughts, again,  colors and images of various shape and size are placed within a circle. Contained within it, value and meaning are found becoming a mirror to keep and reflect upon. The goal becoming something of self awareness while expanding consciousness in connecting to the creative.

Source material: Signs and Symbols. Philip Wilkinson,


Submitted: June 23, 2021

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