Alchemical Mandala: A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions
by Adam McLean
The Alchemical Mandala This is the first book exclusively dedicated to the mandala tradition in the West and is an extremely valuable sourcework on account of the illustrations and commentaries. Full description
Paperback, 142 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Phanes Press
(first published October 28th 1989)
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A very interesting collection of mandalas with context and descriptions to aid what can only be a limited meditation from the images presented. However, as an introduction to this study and guidance to other works by this author (he has a website which is well worth visiting) it is a very useful text.
Spanning the thirteenth through to the nineteenth centuries, these images show a development of understanding, as well as a variety of styles of depiction of esoteric knowledge. Although there are l...more