Meaning of Mandala

Mandalas represent the magical symbolism of the Universe, in the construction within the “eternal circle” of the wheel of life. Common in most religions, bring back the man to the Creator, the Divine: the Greeks, Egyptians, Navaho and Tibetan Buddhist monks have built Mandala, representing the illusion of earthly life and, in some cases, the philosophy of karma.
Even Christianity has contributed to include magnificent Mandala in glass windows and rose windows of cathedrals and churches (the most famous is the North Rose Window of Chartres Cathedral in France).
Decorated with beautiful mosaics are also Muslim mosques. The Mandala, which human knowledge in its universality, has appeared continuously in his buildings, rituals and art forms. The reintroduction of the concept of Mandala in the cultural context of Western people, rediscovered by Carl G. Jung, spotted him as a fundamental symbol of the alchemical tradition of the West, placing it as an art form with integrative therapeutic value in the process of identification of his patients . Mandalas are ancient magical images, symbolic, visual aids wonderful for meditation, bring prosperity and good luck and are essentially vehicles for the concentration of the mind, which has the opportunity to break free from the everyday chains.
Its high therapeutic value consists in projecting their own mental complexes in the network of the cosmic mandala, so exorcising our own mind that gets free of all own obsessions. The intent is to bring the man to AUTO-ORIENTATION. Once you have received the impulse toward wholeness, man applies it to everything he does, giving a justification in his thoughts, and permeating all its activities. The universality of the Mandala, from the earth, which is a living mandala, reflects a unique structure: the principle of the center. The center is a symbol of eternal potential, lies in the center of eternity, inexhaustible source from which all the seeds originate. A mandala consists of a series of concentric shapes, evocative of a transition between different sizes, the microcosm and macrocosm, representing the threshold. The center of the mandala is not the only constant in space, but also that of time: the center of the time is now. It represents the culmination of consciousness. The three basic properties of the mandala is a center, the symmetry and the cardinal points; The first principle is constant, the other two variables depending on the mandala.
In Sanskrit MANDALA means circle and center.
Although the principle of the Center is One, the swirl of shapes and colors is endless, and the determination of polarity, that is, our knowledge of the contrast (living death. Man woman, happiness, pain, etc..), It is necessary to bring the man to a sense of harmonization of forms, mirror-phase transformation and growth. Center, heal, grow, define the pace of the process mandalic. Integrating and understanding the totality of any situation is part of the growth process of all human beings. The connection of all parties in the mandala, as revealed in nature so easily, helps man in his transformation and integration capacity, accompanying him in the understanding of all the little invisible interconnections. The mandala is a visual process, however, and the color here is the six primary colors, complementary spectrum: violet-yellow, red-green, orange-blue; are perceived subjectively by each individual, and represent a phenomenon both inner and outer. Native Americans associated the colors of the four directions, as indigenous cultures and oriental. The colors are also associated with the various parts of the body (chakras) and different temperaments or emotional inclinations. The other level of the symbolic mandala is equally important that the chromatic: the symbols are indicative of different levels of knowledge and are much deeper in their truth with respect to their visual surface. As Mircea Eliade mentions “……. the man who understands a symbol not only opens himself to the objective world, but at the same time manages to emerge from his personal situation and achieve a universal understanding …… Thanks to the symbol, the individual experience is awakened and transmuted into a spiritual limb ” From my point of view, coloring Mandala is a work without end, the Mandala as a starting point and a finish line of a race, put me back in a continuous inner rhythm and musicality, sunshine and artistic perception unaware that not only focus and relax, but project yourself into the world of creativity and intuition, in a “game” of eternal shapes and colors.
The continuity and the knowledge brought by the creation of a mandala, are buds that each day will help you to understand the sea of life, by silencing the argument of the inner voices, soothing anxiety and tensions of everyday life and bring you back to harmony, naturalness and Rhythm of the heart, too often lost in the daily hubbub. The vibration of the color is one of the most beautiful I have ever experienced and I invite everyone to try at least once to take up a color, a marker, and a mandala coloring pages, exactly as we did at school. If you do not remember this feeling I invite everyone to condemning it to never leave again.
In the words of a beautiful phrase of Carl G. Jung: “It ‘s only under ideal conditions, when life is still simple and quite unconscious instinct to follow the winding path without hesitation or lack of confidence, that the function of understanding the unconscious operates with great success. The more a man is civilized … and complicated, it is less able to follow his instincts. His complicated living conditions and the influence of his environment are so strong that overlook the voice of nature. Opinions, beliefs, theories and collective tendencies appear in his stead and bring with them all the aberrations of the conscious mind ……….. ”