Conjoined mandalas.. I had a dream involving a mandala the other night. It was made of concrete and it was floating in the sky in place of the sun. Mandalas mean different things in different cultures. When I started doing these circular geometric shapes, they were representative of something microscopic — something that you’d have to look deeply at to see. The more I made, the more I enjoy making them. There’s certainly a meditational aspect of it for me. I also love the fact that they are infinite – I could continually add layers if I had the paper.
I’m referencing information I got off of Wikipedia here: According to the psychologist David Fontana, its symbolic nature can help one “to access progressively deeper levels of the unconscious, ultimately assisting the meditator to experience a mystical sense of oneness with the ultimate unity from which the cosmos in all its manifold forms arises.” The psychoanalyst Carl Jung saw the mandala as “a representation of the unconscious self,” and believed his paintings of mandalas enabled him to identify emotional disorders and work towards wholeness in personality.
According to Google, mandalas are:
1. A geometric figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism.
2. Such a symbol in a dream, representing the dreamer’s search for completeness.