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In this fun and unique book, Anneke Huyser shares the mandala-making methods she has developed over the course of a decade. She gives you just the right amount of background information to inspire you to ...
In this fun and unique book, Anneke Huyser shares the mandala-making methods she has developed over the course of a decade. She gives you just the right amount of background information to inspire you to make your own mandala -- a symbol of your journey toward wholeness. In addition to showing you what materials you need to paint or draw a mandala, Anneke teaches you how to embroider one using the cross-stitch method. You can also make a mandala out of tissue paper and hang it in front of a window, or you can make a mandala quilt out of cloth.
Anneke encourages you to use your spontaneity, but there's no shame in using a compass and ruler! What counts is that you use the process and the imagery that comes forth to explore and learn something about your inner self. For each mandala-making method, Anneke provides a practical list of materials you need along with step-by-step directions.
A chapter on symbolism describes the significance of different shapes, colors, and numbers so you can either pick images you want to work with or later analyze a mandala you have made. She also offers several ideas on what to do with your mandala once you have completed it.
The book includes eight full-color plates illustrating different types of mandalas that Anneke has created. The final chapter contains relaxation and visualization exercises to help you bring forth your inner self in the form of a mandala.
You don't need any artistic experience to begin creating mandalas -- you only need this book, a few easy-to-find, inexpensive materials, and an adventurous spirit!
|2.||Making Mandalas as a Reflective Process||19|
|3.||Making Mandalas as a Creative Process||27|
|4.||Drawing, Painting, Embroidery, and Other Techniques||39|
|5.||Symbolism in Mandalas||53|
|7.||Relaxation and Visualization Exercises||95|
|About the Author||113|
|Coptic textile design from Egypt||xii|
|Example of a kolam||13|
|Motif on a Pima Indian basket, Arizona||15|
|Mandala drawing by Abraham Huyser||30|
|Construction of an intuitively drawn mandala||32|
|Construction of a mandala drawn with compass and ruler||33|
|Geometric, star-shaped mandala||36|
|Construction of an intuitively embroidered mandala||45|
|Labyrinth on the Chartres cathedral floor||61|
|Motif from 15th-century India||64|
|Modern motif for Native American pottery||67|
|Motif for a Native American basket||98|
|1.||The Journey Inward||81|
|7.||Fear and Yearning||91|