I知 a part-time mandala artist, occasional writer, chronic over-thinker, and webmaster of mandalaZone.com. I知 fascinated by origins and causes, and the deeply-hidden reasons behind everything. This is why I知 so interested in mandalas. They are the underlying pattern for everything in the universe用hysical, mental and spiritual, though at their core these three are essentially one. The mandala is a map of the universe within us as well as without. It shows us the connected nature of all being, the interrelations that lie behind the apparent chaos. It illuminates the countless intimate connections between ourselves and the world around us. It teaches us that deep within we hold the key to a serenity and strength beyond our wildest imaginings.