Mandalas in the Landscape
Mandala means ‘circle’ and represents wholeness, symbolising that life is never ending.
The circle being endless represented in Pagan beliefs and practises. The Wheel of The Year, Pentacle, Brigid’s Cross, etc.
They appear in many of the world’s other religions having a spiritual significance and are used for meditation purposes allowing the individual to become at one with the universe. Probably not attainable for the majority of us!
The Mandala appears in all aspects of life, the Earth, Sun, Moon and our circles of family, friends and community.
Creating a Mandala can symbolize your journey through life or the story of where you have been. Within a group the creation can reveal what you should be doing to grow and develop as a group.
I create Mandalas from photos taken from my wanderings in The Peak District of ancient sites and nature. I’m always amazed at what you can see in the image that isn’t initially visible by eye.
For me, being outside, absorbing nature makes my soul sing, connecting with the ancestors and a heightened sense of place. I take loads of photos and research the history and the Mandalas create another layer of understanding.
There are Apps available for Smartphones. I was introduced to the concept around 15 years ago with a computer program by Nora and Mike.
Have a go!
Louise M - Imbolc 2020.
There are several programmes on the internet that make mandalas - this is one - Lunapic
A chambered cairn, said to be the highest megalithic tomb in Britain, aligned east / west on Taddington Moor in the Peak District.