Ever wondered WTF mandalas are all about, and how to make them??

I have been collecting projects with the intent of doing my own mandala artwork on them.

I’ve been holding onto a wooden yoga wheel for almost two years with the image in my head of a hand burned mandala decorating the inside. Or maybe a colorful mandala made with skinny sharpies.

Well, I’ve tried practicing on paper to make a stencil for these items (cork mats, cork blocks, wooden wheels). It’s not pretty. In fact, it’s frustrating.

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Shambhala Publications has a mandala book that is so informational I actually understand what mandalas are! Get this, it’s also a coloring book with different types of mandalas and their description.

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The history of numbers and geometry is so fascinating! Reading that absolutely helped me with my fascination toward mandalas. It reaffirms how special all this geometry is that we recreate from nature all over the world.

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What I love most about this book is that it isn’t just a coloring book. There are pages of mandalas to color but they also have a description of each one with a little background. Personally, I photocopy the mandala I feel like coloring to keep my book intact, because I’m silly like that!

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It also teaches you how to draw a mandala, which is a big part of the book. I’ve tried to draw mandalas before reading this book and never got it before. This teaches where and why you’re drawing certain shapes or lines and how to create different mandalas.

Overall, this is a fascinating book! So much more than I expected and so much more valuable than all those coloring books out there today. It’s a lot of fun to learn about the thing you want to create and adds dimension to your project!

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I recommend this to anyone! Enjoy it!

From Amazon: “Unlock the mystery and magic of sacred geometry to create mandalas using ancient design principles.

Pythagoras believed that mathematical truths shift the psyche closer to divine perfection. The Fibonacci sequence has been found to exist in patterns throughout nature. C. G. Jung thought that contemplating the mandala could unveil the unconscious. The designs here draw on the vast history and knowledge once thought esoteric, now available as tools for cultivating spiritual and psychological well-being. Create your own mandala based on geometry, numbers, and signs, or color a mandala as a meditative process to tap into your creativity and intuition.  However you use this guide, geometry can be a pathway to grasping who you are, where you belong, and what you are to do. Discover how this timeless practice can help you on your journey of self-realization!

About the Author

SUSANNE F. FINCHER, MA, is a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist, a licensed professional counselor, a board-certified art therapist, and an internationally known expert on using mandala making for self-exploration. She is also the author of  Creating Mandalas and the Coloring Mandalas series.”