Mandalas of the World: A Meditating & Painting Guide
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 cathedra...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Sterling
(first published 1985)
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I picked it up in the library, saw what looked like good templates, a couple that I glanced at seemed to be referenced as to sources, and I borrowed it on that basis. My mistake, it is actually a guide on how to realise your inner... something or rather.
It is a bit too newageie for me and it rabbits on about god way to much, without ever defining which god they are talking about. The book borrows designs liberally from all religions, nature and science, and is apparently tra...more
I received this book as a gift 10 years ago and still love it. I copied all the mandala coloring pages so that I'd be able to paint and color them repeatedly. I appreciated the commentary on each exercise, encouraging the reader to let go of the need for perfection and just make the mandala.