are sacred circles used over the centuries by cultures around
the globe as symbols of healing and wholeness. They are often
used for spiritual transformation, self expression and personal
or communal growth.
is the ancient Sanskrit word for circle and is seen by Tibetans
as an ideal diagram of the cosmos, an object of meditation that
can lead to enlightenment. It is used by Native Americans in
healing rituals. In Christian cathedrals and gardens the
labryrinth is a mandalic pattern used as a tool for centering
represent wholeness and can be seen as an organizational
structure of life, a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our
relationship to the infinite. They may be inspired by patterns
in nature such as shells, flowers, wave forms and even the fetus
in the womb. They may be inspired by architecture and landscape
design as well as seen in spiritual places such as Chartres
Cathedral in France and Borobudur, Java.
selection shown here were created with special papers, natural
elements, semi-precious stones, broken glass and symbolic
elements offered by those the mandalas are created for.