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What Are Mandalas . . .
are one of the oldest religious art forms known to Humanity.
Translated, "mandala" means circle - a symbol of completeness - the
most perfect medium in which to present a picture of yourself.
They are "painting like"
patterns within the boundary of a circle. The word itself comes from
"Sanskrit" and is also translated as both the centre, and the outer
edge of a circle simultaneously.
Mandalas are often linked
with religion or psychology, and are seen to represent a journey from
one state of awareness to another. Each pattern, form, colour, and
shape is a significant symbol for that journey.
The outer border reflects
the psychological boundary that separates oneself from the outer world
or other persons. All the contents of the mandala lead the viewer
onwards and inwards to the center. This is a natural urge within us -
to search out the center of our own being.
The creative process is
in itself a unique method of visual self expression. At the time the
artist may experience a feeling of relief, a sense of peace, as the
pattern comes together and "works" within the circle. By creating
mandalas or meditating on them, fragmented parts of our psyche can be
Mandalas are not only
beautiful, intricate patterns or designs within circles - they are
powerful tools for inspiration, self-discovery, and healing.
An excellent website with stunning mandalas that have been created digitally is Earth Mandalas.
They are all created from photographs of nature by Komra, who also
provides tutorials so that anybody, with the right software, can create
masterpeices of their own.
I, mself had quite a profound experience creating a very special Prosperity Mandala, which is a delicate blending of two of my favourite symbols, the OM and the YIN YANG
inside a circle. This mandala is freely available to print off in both
Black and White, and Colour, and can be found, with more information
about it, on our Prosperity Mandalas page.
Just as mandalas are the
graphic expression of the artist's subconscious mind, so can they also
speak straight to the subconscious mind of the person gazing upon them.
Therefore, placing this Prosperity Mandala where it is seen often,
will, theoretically, be helping to promote and grow Prosperity Consciousness in all who view it. As this is directly in line with our Mission of co-creating heaven on earth, all at are grateful for every copy that is printed off, and put up somewhere for someone to see. Thank you.
Blessed be, always,
John Ackland, and the team.
This entire web site, the "I AM heaven on earth" name and logo,
the "SoulStroke" name and logo, all SoulStroke Audio Recordings, all
SoulStroke Visual designs and products, all SoulStroke Wearable designs
and products, are Copyright © 2004 John Ackland. All Rights Reserved.
All versions of the Om/Yin-Yang/Circle Prosperity Mandala,the "eBalm" email program,
and the "Pathways To Prosperity" and "Financial Fearlessness" workshops are
Copyright © 2000 John Ackland. All Rights Reserved.
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