Current Update as of September 19, 2005
Inspired by The Edgar Cayce Institute for Intuitive Studies
Edited by HENRY REED, Ph.D.
Mandala means circle. In this case, the circle refers to the symbol for "All that is," especially all that can be, or Creation's complete and full potential, the unmanifest. Carl Jung brought mandalas to our attention and noted that they often appeared in conjunction with the square motif.
noted that the square, a four-side figure, seemed to be a universal
(archetypal) theme about life on earth, as in "the four directions"
or the "four corners of the earth." What is the significance,
then, of the circle and square together?
Edgar Cayce and Carl Jung expressed the same idea, in different terms,
about the goal of a lifetime. Cayce called it "individuality,"
Jung called it "individuation."
I share with you my attempt to "square the circle," in the
form of a mandala. I put it on a web blog in keeping with the current
vernacular of how individuals now present their voice to the world.
has been our path to move beyond separation and judgment to achieve
the next phase of creation. My studies and personal exploration in spiritual
psychology, from Anthroposophy to Zen, has led me to the hypothesis
that simply "being yourself" is the path.
I create and share my mandalas daily even though they are, from the
standpoint of judging their artistic merits or quality of construction,
imperfect, irregular, coarse or roughly hewn.
You can view my daily mandalas at http://www.dailymandala.blogspot.com. I have set up an automated mailing list at:
you may enter your email address and you will receive these mandalas
daily in your mailbox. It is my "giveaway" and you may use
them as you wish. It is my hope that you will enjoy making your own.
PS: These mandalas may be printed on artful and useful objects of your choice, for yourself or for fine gifts. Go to http://www.henryreed.com/mandala-market/
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