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Derived from a Sanskrit word, mandalas are a universal symbol of wholeness found in almost every culture around the world: ancient cave paintings of sunbursts and spiral shapes, Navajo shamanic ritual paintings, Hex signs, Tibetan Buddhism, Celtic circles, the I Ching and many others. Mandalas also occur in nature in the form of flowers, spider's webs, the annual rings of trees, ice crystals, and the solar system. Kandinsky, Klee, and O'Keefe painted them and they surround us everyday as clocks, wheels, kaleidoscopes, compasses, and umbrellas.
In this informative guide, author Anneke Huyser shares the methods she has developed over the course of a decade for creating these symbols of wholeness and balance -- and teaches readers how to make their own.