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Digital Art - Mandala
The practice of creating mandalas as a sacred art and spiritual science of consciousness originated many thousands of years ago in the holy land of India.
Within the Hindu tradition the mandala takes the form of the yantra, a sacred diagram intended to guide the meditator to experience unity with the center, known as a bindu, or absolute.
Tibetan sand mandalas traditionally include intricate and often symmetrical designs of geometric shapes, the figures of deities, and depictions of sacred or spiritual icons. Created as an act of healing for an individual, the environment, a community or the world.
Navajo sand painters use them in their healing rites. Many native people use the Medicine Wheel, a mandala form, to connect to earth energies and the wisdom of nature.
Mandalas appear in the complex patterns of Islamic art, in the knot work of the ancient Celts, in the sacred art of Christian mystics, in sacred architecture all over the world. Today, modern artists are producing their own forms of the sacred Mandala's, but the very basic structures have changed very little, despite designs reflecting a more modern appearance.
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March 7th, 2012
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