The Mandala Book: Patterns of the Universe
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The Mandala Book: Patterns of the Universe

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The Mandala Book is a visual symphony, filled with 500 stunning mandalic images from nature and civilization.
Drawing from history, science, religion, and art, Lori Bailey Cunningham leads a journey that spans from prehistoric petroglyphs to Carl Jung, from tiny particles of matter to entire galaxies. She explains the concepts of mandalas, showing how they are at the root o...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by Sterling (first published November 2nd 2010)
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Lots of great pictures, but it seemed the author spent too much time to be mystical and philosophical. I did get a better idea of seeing patterns in nature that I had not noticed before and the mathematics were interesting. It was just kind of a weird blend that didn't work for me.
Anne Camille
Meh. I expected this to be a book containing reproductions of mandala with, perhaps, some discussion of the development & use of mandalas in various cultures. Instead, it is a series of photographs, mostly of natural items, grouped by various geometric shapes. The accompanying text reads like someone wrote a 7th grade project paper & then decided to lengthen it into a book. Absolute drivel. Lots of words about nothing. Yet, there is some gorgeous photography in the book which is enjoyabl...more
This book really makes you see patterns everywhere - nature, architecture, art, etc. The photography is beautiful.
Beautiful book!And a fun read if you want to learn a little about sacred geometry.
Janet Valencis
love, love this book.
If you are looking for mandala inspiration this is a book that will accomplish that. It gives you a wide range of nature and other inspirations with beautiful photos, and information about each item.
May 02, 2011 Ceanne rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those interested in mandalas
This book is full of beautiful pictures of mandalas that can be found in nature. I loved the imagery and the history found in this book.

I will definately be buying this book for my libary!
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