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Creating Mandalas

For Insight, Healing, and Self-Expression
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2
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
April, 2010
ISBN:
9781590308059
Quantity: 
2
$26.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Creating Mandalas, a classic in its field, has been revised and expanded, including a new preface and a new chapter on making mandalas with a group, a practice that can yield even greater insights—and more fun.

The traditional circular designs known as mandalas were recognized by C.G. Jung as symbolic representations of the Self, symbols of deep inner truth. When creating your own mandalas, you can discover things about yourself that can surprise you.

This book is a practical guide to mandala drawing for personal growth, stress reduction, and creative expression. Introducing the history and ritual use of mandalas in cultures all over the world, Fincher offers guidance in choosing art materials, techniques, and colours for the creation of personal mandalas; and discusses the symbolism of shapes, colours, numbers, and motifs, such as birds and flowers, that may appear in mandalas. An art therapist, she also presents several illustrated case histories of people who have successfully used her techniques.

“This anatomy of the mandala will be useful to artists, therapists, and others who enter the magic circle.” —Shaun McNiff, author of Art as Medicine

“This book is a mandala in its own right, and it is healing simply to read it.” —Robert A. Johnson

Also by Susanne Fincher are the Coloring Mandalas series of three books.

 

 

 

 

 

Publisher’s Description: 

The circular designs known as mandalas are symbols of deep inner truth, and when creating your own mandalas, you can discover things about yourself that can surprise you. Susanne Fincher introduces here the history and ritual use of mandalas in cultures all over the world. She then shows you how to make your own, offering guidance on choosing art materials and techniques. She discusses the symbolism of colors, numbers, shapes, and motifs (such as birds and flowers) that appear in mandalas, and she also presents several illustrated case histories of people who have successfully used her techniques.

This revised edition includes a new preface. It also includes a new chapter on making mandalas with a group, a practice that can yield even greater insight—and more fun.

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