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72 mandalas for painting in meditation - mandalas worldwide

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                    for a present: By the painting pad of Owusu in all
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Idea for a present: By the painting pad
of Owusu in all bookstores

Presentation by Michael Palomino (2005 / 2007 / 2011)

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1. Dragon mandalas - 2. Elf mandalas - 3. Energy mandalas - 4. Energy mandalas: swirl mandalas - 5. Cognition mandalas (path of cognition) - 6. Mandalas in geographic order - 7. Native mandalas - 8. Celtic mandalas - 9. Crystal mandalas - 10. Nature mandalas - 11. Religious mandalas and esotericism - 12. Rose window mandalas - 13. Animal mandalas


from: Heike Owusu: Mandala-Welten. Malblock. 74 Mandalas aus vielen Kulturbereichen zum Ausmalen und Meditieren [Mandala Worlds. Painting pad. 74 mandalas from different cultures for painting in meditation]. Schirner-Verlag [Schirner publications], Darmstadt, 2.Auflage [edition] 1997, ISBN 3-930944-32-4


Comment
One "Christian" mandorla (almond-shaped mandala) had to be omitted because "Christianity" has not the aim of cognition but the world dominance is the aim.

Also the "evolution mandala" had to be omitted because the evolution is not right: It's not possible to create life of dead matter, but there is only the explanation that all creatures are spiritual products of higher worlds (see vedes and the books from Armin Risi: The multidimensional cosmos, volume 1 and 2).

Another mandala with the David star and with the seal of Solomon was eliminated because archaeological science cannot proof king David and king Solomon, but there are proofs for other Jewish kingdoms which are not mentioned in the Bible (Finkelstein / Silberman). Add to this zionism is that destructive like christianism.

Michael Palomino (2007 / 2011)


Dragon mandalas



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The Dragon is looking for the Lucky
                            Pearl
Dragon mandala: The fire dragon in
                            spiral form Dragon mandala: The World's dragon is
                            creating life to Earth
The Dragon is looking for the Lucky Pearl
The Chinese dragon, representation for the eternal moving life and effort is chasing a lucky pearl here, the symbol of perfection, infinity and purity.
The fire dragon in spiral form
The fire dragon stands for the stupendous power of Creation.
The World's dragon is creating life to Earth
The dragon as the aggregation of the good nature powers. By the aggregation of mind and matter he is awakening Earth to life.


Elf mandalas



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Mandala with Flower Elfs
Young Elfs in a Rose Mandala Elf Mandala: Dance into the Autumn /
                            Fall
Mandala with Flower Elfs
Young Elfs in a Rose Mandala
The rose stands for light, love and life, but also for secrecy. Here the rose is put together with the elfs who are vitalizing and developing the rose.
Elf Mandala: Dance  into the Autumn / Fall
[in the leaves of vine].






Energy mandalas



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Energy Mandala: Flashes, life's energy,
                            four colums of the sky
Energy Mandala of the Four Elements Energy mandala: Spring Mandala Energy mandala: Cosmic Mandala, 7
                            spheres
Energy Mandala
In the outer circle Heaven is presented which is supported by four piles. The inner circle shows the development of life starting from the cosmic center. The flashes are representing Heaven's energy giving life and fertility.
Energy Mandala of the Four Elements
Presentation of the four elements and each other's penetration in the symbolism of the stupas (Buddhist temple): square = Earth, circle = water, triangle = fire, semicircle = air.
Spring Mandala
Cosmic Mandala
Presentation of the seven spheres (ellipses and circles) and their conjunctions.





Energy mandala: Circle mandala - atomic
                            structures Energy mandala: male triangle, male
                            symbols of the Sun, peacock, diamant, lion Energy mandala: net mandala creating
                            stars Energy mandala: Sun's face
Circle Mandala - Atomic Structures
Circles which are labyrinthine presenting the atomic structures.

Fire Mandala
The triangle [orientated to the top] represents the fire principle, associated with the Sun (planet), the peacock (animal), the diamond (stone), the Lion (zodiac sign) and the rose (plant).
Web Mandala with Star figures
The main lines are starting from the center going outward. Together with the diagonal lines they form new geometric forms as triangles, rhombs and squares, and these are forming new stars as well.
Sun's Face
Energy mandala: symbolism of life and
                            death, male and female


Magic Energy Mandala
Symbol of the unification of the inner and the outer worlds to a cosmic unity. At the base is the ninth key (3 hearts formed by 3 snakes) as a symbol of the unification of male and female principle.On the right and on the left the symbol of the doubled axis is placed representing growing and waning moon, also representing life and death.








Energy Mandalas: Swirl Mandalas



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Energy mandala: basic swirl with fishes
                            in yin yang form Energy mandala: water mandala with
                            fishes Mandala of the manifestation: energy
                            whirl with triangle in cosmic triangle
The basic swirl with fishes in yin yang form
It is represented by two fishes engulfing one another representing the female and the male principle (Yin and Yang).
Water mandala with fishes
symbolizing water energy [in form of a swirl].
Mandala of the manifestation: energy whirl with triangle in cosmic triangle
Four energy swirls are unifying in the cosmic triangle.


Cognition Mandalas



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Cognition mandala: labyrinth
Life Mandala with rise of the
                            consciousness
Cognition mandala: Sphinx Mandala: two
                            sphinx and initiation in seven steps
Cognition mandala: The Siddha Chakra
                            with lotos flower and cognition path
The Labyrinth
The labyrinth stands for restlessness and the eternal search until the center of the mystic origin is reached.

Life Mandala with rise of the consciousness
This mandala represents the rise of the consciousness starting from the unconscious life of the crystals and plants, passing the more conscious life of the animals and arriving the consciousness of the human beings.
[Supplement: The rating has to be individual. Some spirits of "human beings" are not even raising the spirit of nudibranch].

Sphinx Mandala: two sphinx and initiation in seven steps
This mandala is symbolizing the way of initiation of the human beings and symbolizing the mystery of it's existence [seven eyes on seven steps are representing the steps of cognition]. The sphinx unifies the four elements represented by the four beings [?].
The Siddha Chakra with lotus flower and cognition path
Religious diagram of the Dshainas from Rajastan (India). It represents an eight petaled lotus telling the path to the highest step of life which is reached in the middle.


Mandalas in Geographic Order



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Mandala from Egypt: astronomy and
                            worlds African Ashanti Mandala with doubled
                            crocodile, sign of God African Ashanti mandala with scorpion
                            and bird African Mandala of Ghana, symbolism of
                            unification, masks of the four basic
                            elements
Africa: Egypt: Astronomy and Worlds
The mandala is empathized with a ceiling painting from the grave of Sethos I. It describes the spheres of influence and the dependencies of the different spheres: the star's world, the gods' world, the world of human beings, and in the outer circle the presentation of the material base of life, field crops and papyrus.
African Ashanti Mandala with doubled crocodile, sign of God
Traditional symbolism of the Ashanti (Ghana). The doubled crocodile in the middle represents the unity in the diversity; the crocodile itself is classified immortal. The mandala is based on a holy chair which represents the holy energies on Earth. In the upper part in the middle of the stylized face the sign of the highest overall God is shown.
African Ashanti mandala with scorpion and bird
Traditional symbolism of the Ashanti (Ghana). The doubled scorpion stands for justice and judgment because for a fair decision at least two sides have to be researched. The scorpion is one of the oldest and most successful animals on Earth. The sign of the bird turning back his head to catch his lost egg stands for the possibility for turning back in all situations of life.
African Mandala of Ghana, symbolism of unification, masks of the four basic elements
Symbolism from Ghana: The sign in the middle shows the unification of all things and creatures. The masks are standing for the four elements in stylized presentation of animals. The different groups are describing the different living spaces which are forming a unity together.
Mandala of the eskimos: the god of
                              the Naskapi



"America", Inuit Mandala: the god of the Naskapi
Mostly the tribe of the Naskapi is presenting his highest God as a mandala creature.
Further mandalas of "America": see
Native Indian Mandalas






Asian mandala from Arabia: eye mandala Asian mandala from Assyria: circle of
                            wings Mandala from India: cosmic spheres Indian mandala: dance of Shiva on a
                            demon
Asia: Arab Eye Mandala
The inner circle stands for the divine wisdom, the outer oval stands for the female principle. The eye is projecting the outer world inwards and the inner world outwards at the same time.
Asia: Assyrian Wing Circle
The wing circle was a favoured symbol of the secret philosophies between 3000 and 1000 a.c. from Egypt to the Two River's Land. The circle represents a special protection and the prime forces effect. Later this symbol was transmitted into the symbolism of the archangels.
India: Cosmic Spheres
Display of different cosmic spheres.

India: Shiva's Dance on a Demon
Shiva - one of the main gods in Hinduism - represents the destruction and creation of nature. In his swirling cosmic dance he is moving the World. He is dancing it on the back of the demon of forgetfulness and carelessness. He is surrounded by a corona of flames and light.





Jewish mandala: cross of roses, five
                            pointed star and Jahwe in Hebrew
Persian mandala: ornamentation

Jewish mandala: The rose cross, five pointed star and Jahwe in Hebrew
Holy symbol of the secret philosophy of the rose cross group. It represents the development of the spiritual force of the human being. On the cross the name of God JHWH is written in Hebrew letters.
Persian Mandala: ornamentation
The ornamental base is typical for the Persian art of knotting carpets.





Sumerian mandala: water god Ea, goat,
                            fish and water
Tibet: Om mantra: "Om Mani Padme
                            Hum" ("Prized is the Crystal in
                            the Lotos")
Turkish mandala: flower mandala with
                            Turkish ornamentation

Sumerer: Water God Ea, goat, fish and water
Symbolic representation of Sumeric God Ea, God of the Water. He was drawn as a mixed being of goat and fish or - as here - as a mixed being of goat and water. In both cases fertility of earth and of water should be expressed.
Tibet: Om mantra
"Om Mani Padme Hum" ("Prized is the Crystal in the Lotus")
The inner circle stands for enlightenment. In the petals of the lotus the mantra is written Tibet letters.
Turkey: Flower Mandala with Turkish Ornaments





Mandala of the Aborigines: lizards,
                            insects with energies of Earth Mandala of the Aborigines: ghost of
                            Earth, power of snake, energy lines Mandala of the Aborigines: doubled
                            rainbow snake and presentation of the power
                            of menstruation
Australia: lizards, insects with energies of Earth
Mandala of the Australian natives showing the Earth energies with the connected insects and lizards.
Aborigines: ghost of Earth, power of snake, energy lines
In the center stands an Earth ghost in connection with the female snake power, surrounded by the different energy field lines of the Earth, represented by circles and waves.
Aborigines: doubled rainbow snake and presentation of the power of menstruation
Here is shown a rainbow snake in the doubled rhythm as a twin snake which represents the collective creative power of women in menstruation. The power can be used for destruction and for healing as well.





Mediterranean mandala: mysticism of
                              octopus
Polynesian mandala: face, fish, and
                              bird
Polynesian mandala: painting of a
                                protective shield
Lemurian mandala with it's motherland
                              Mu and cross symbols
Europe: Mediterranean Sea: Symbol of Octopus
In the cultures of the Mediterranean Sea the octopus embodies the development of the creation out of a mystic center.
Southern Sea: Polynesia: Face, Fish and Bird
Polynesian display of a very stylized face with a bird and a fish plaited.
Polynesia: Painting of a Shield
Typical Polynesic protection mandala how it was drawn in former times on the shields of the warriors.
Lemuria: Motherland Mu and cross symbols
[Thesis where Lemuria has been are very different, from California to the Indian Ocean].
In the middle is the emblem of motherland Mu consisting of a cross and an eight pointed star. It is surrounded by further 16 cross symbols which are all representing the "Big Four" and which are directly connected with motherland Mu. These signs were found on stone slabs in Mexico.





Native Mandalas (mandalas by primary nations)



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Aztec native mandala: shield of Sun
                            with symbols of the day Hopi native mandala with a legend of
                            the snake
Native mandala: medicine wheel
Navajo native mandala: World order in a
                            picture of sand
Aztec native mandala: shield of Sun with symbols of the day
Aztec sun shield with signs of the day (beginning in the middle above, then going clockwise): crocodile, wind, house, lizard, snake, skull, stag, rabbit, water, dog, monkey, grass, pipe, ocelot, eagle, vulture, movement, firestone knife, rain, flower.
Hopi native mandala with a legend of the snake
Classic Hopi mandala telling the story of the legend of the snake (beginning left above, going clockwise).
Native mandala: medicine wheel
It's a magic medium of the natives used for protection or healing.
Navajo native mandala: World order in a picture of sand
Classic sand picture of the Navajos describing the World order.




Native mandala of shamanism: animal and
                            human
Native mandala: Sun, moon, snake, and
                            the Classical Elements
Native mandala with presentation of the
                            Classical Elements with Sun and moon

Native mandala of shamanism: animal and human
It shows the relation between human being and nature.

Native mandala: Sun, moon, snake, and the Classical Elements
In the middle is placed the unification of the force of Sun and moon in the cosmos, embraced by the snake which is always renewing itself (life energy). In the outer circle the four elements are represented in form of animals: The eagle represents the air and the raised, the dolphin stands for the water and intelligence, the turtle stands for Earth and patience, and the horse stands for fire and force.
Native mandala with presentation of the Classical Elements with Sun and moon
Presentation of the four elements, represented by animals. The human being is included (imprints of the hands). Life is determined by the sun and the growing and the waning moon.






Celtic Mandalas



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Celtic mandala: protection shield with
                            ghost and energies
Celtic Mandala: male cross in
                            connection with female form of a circle, the
                            eternal knot in the middle
Celtic mandala: ornamentation with
                            spiral of origin
Celtic mandala: spider web holding
                            together the World
Celtic mandala: protection shield with ghost and energies
This mandala was engraved on a shield for protection. The innermost little square represents the unconsciousness, the four outer squares represent the human spirit referred to the physic World. The circles represent different forms of physical and spiritual energies.
Celtic Mandala: male cross in connection with female form of a circle, the eternal knot in the middle
The Celtic cross is many centuries older than the Christian cross connecting the circle (female energy) with the cross (male energy). In the middle is a knot as a sign for eternity.
Celtic mandala: ornamentation with spiral of origin
Here is shown the Celtic habit to pompous elaboration and to ornaments. In the middle is the helix as a symbol for the origin of the creation's energy.
Celtic mandala: spider web holding together the World
In Celtic world the web stands for a tissue which holds the World together.




Celtic mandala: spirals as flux of
                            energies



Celtic mandala: spirals as flux of energies
For the Celtic symbolism it's typical to have many different helix pictures. They describe the flowing of the physical and spiritual energy.








Crystal Mandalas



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Six pointed crystal mandala
Norwegian crystal mandala: ice cristals
                            and flowers


Six pointed ice crystal mandala
Every ice crystal is unique. As a common character all have a structure of six angles.
Norwegian crystal mandala: ice cristals and flowers
The mandala shows the traditional Norwegian symbolism of stylized ice crystals and ice flowers.







Nature Mandalas



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Nature mandala: trees and ghosts of
                            trees
Flower mandala, scheme


Nature mandala: trees and ghosts of trees
Trees with their tree ghosts. The roots band together in the center.
Flower mandala, scheme
A stylized flower based on figure four.







Religious Mandalas and Esotericism



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Buddhist eye mandala: presentation of
                            the eye and of death
Creation mandala - ouroboros is giving
                            life to Earth
Circle of Zodiac signs: astrological
                            zodiac

Buddhist eye mandala: presentation of the eye and of death
The eye of the Buddha fish is showing the glowing eye of the spirit striving to the top, striving to the inner side and to the outer side at the same time.
Creation mandala - ouroboros is giving life to Earth
Description of the relation of the human beings to the cosmos. In the outer circle is shown [the dragon] Ouroboros biting his own tail as a symbol of the eternal circuit of the existence.
Circle of Zodiac signs: astrological zodiac
In the middle is the human being drawn in a five pointed star, as a unity, as microcosm in the universe. In the first circle are graphic symbols of the zodiac signs, in the outer circle are the zodiac signs.






Rose window mandalas



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Rosette mandala of a cathedral glass
                            window, scheme
Rosette mandala of circles and
                            ellipses


Rosette mandala of a cathedral glass window, scheme
derived from the  rosette windows in the Christian sacral art.
Rosette formed mandala consisting of circles and  ellipses







Animal Mandalas



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Animal mandala: Green alga: cornered
                            hollowed star
Animal mandala: hummingbirds forming a
                            flower
Animal mandala: Hummingbirds flying to
                            their origin
Peacock mandala with 100 eyes as a
                            symbol of immortality
Green alga: cornered hollowed star
It's a green alga widespread in the plankton of the still waters. It consists of several cells connected to a symmetric colony.
Hummingbirds forming a flower
Four flower birds give a connected picture of a stylized flower.

Hummingbirds flying to their origin
Going back to the origin - or: The flight of the flower birds.

Peacock mandala with 100 eyes as a symbol of immortality
The cock with 100 eyes of this bird is symbol of the watchfulness and immortality felt with fellow human beings.





Animal mandala: Shell amoeba in the
                            swamp
Animal mandala: snake starfish gorgon
                            head
Animal mandala: wales as a symbol for
                            the connection between water and land

Shell amoeba in the swamp
The shell amoeba is a toothed glass animal from the prehistoric times. It appears in the swamps and peat pits.


Snake starfish  gorgon  head
The Gorgon Head is a sort of the snake starfishes.

Wales as a symbol for the connection between water and land
The wale in the dynamic wale mandala is a link between the Sea and it's creatures and the land, symbolized here with sand.



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