Mandalas of the World: A Meditating & Painting Guide

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Both beautiful and enlightening, these 100 mandalas are among the most significant in history, derived from nature and the world’s great spiritual traditions. With each mandala comes detailed background information, as well as a suggested meditation to use as you color it in. The patterns provided for your brush or ink markers include the rose window from a Gothic cathedral in Switzerland; the tenth tarot card, known as the Wheel of Destiny; the symbol that stands for T’ai Chi; and dozens more. Over and over ...

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Both beautiful and enlightening, these 100 mandalas are among the most significant in history, derived from nature and the world’s great spiritual traditions. With each mandala comes detailed background information, as well as a suggested meditation to use as you color it in. The patterns provided for your brush or ink markers include the rose window from a Gothic cathedral in Switzerland; the tenth tarot card, known as the Wheel of Destiny; the symbol that stands for T’ai Chi; and dozens more. Over and over again, through the mere act of looking and drawing, the magical circles and gorgeous designs will provide spiritual sustenance and pleasure.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781402716225
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 9.05 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 5
Preface 7
Pre-History 8
The Choice 9
The Paradox 9
The Symbol 11
The World of Mandalas--Mandalas of the World 12
The Red Thread--As on the Outside, So on the Inside 22
Questions 26
Answers 27
The Human Being and the Centers 28
Origin of the Mandala 30
Stories of Creation 32
The Point of Origin 36
Meditation 38
Homeland of the Mandala 40
Zenith for Mandalas--Nadir for Human Beings 41
Assistance in Finding the Center 46
Mandala Histories 48
Sacrifice 56
Burning Ritual 60
The Dance Around the Center--And the Intellect as Spectator 66
The Wheel 68
The World of Rose Windows--Symbolism That Combines Times and Cultures 70
The World of Colors 98
Symbolism of Colors 110
The Eye Mandala 114
The World of Forms 118
The World of Numbers 118
The Healing of Roses 124
Fantasy Mandala 126
Meditation 127
The Rose 136
The Journey Through the Labyrinth 138
Meditation of the Points 140
The Way Home--Turning Back 148
Turning Back Time 149
Illusions 150
Mandalas of Nature 156
The Spider in Us 162
Meditation 174
Visual Exercises 190
The World of Fear and Shadow 196
Mandalas in the World of American Indians 198
Sun Color Clock 204
The World of Rituals 210
Everything That Heals Is Ritual, or It Does Not Heal 214
A Modern Healing-Ritual 216
Levels of Energy 220
Mandala Games 224
Meditation in a Cathedral 224
Warning 276
Snowflakes 281
Glossary 282
References 285
Index 286
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