Mandala Workbook for Inner Self-Development: Personal mandalas protect and adorn, express your subconscious, and bring you back to your center. The theme of the mandala-the square within the circle, containment within the infinite-can be found in nature as well as throughout history in cultures all over the world.
In this fun and unique book, Anneke Huyser shares the mandala making methods she has developed over the course of a decade. She gives you just the right amount of background information to inspire you to make your own mandala-a symbol of your journey toward wholeness. In addition to showing you what materials you need to paint or draw a mandala, Anneke teaches you how to embroider one using the cross-stitch method. You can also make a mandala out of tissue paper and hang it in front of a window, or you can make a mandala quilt out of cloth for each mandala-making method. Anneke provides a practical list of materials you need along with step-by-step directions. A chapter on symbolism describes the significance of different shapes, colors, and numbers so you can either pick images you want to work with or later analyze a mandala you have made. She also offers several ideas on what to do with your mandala once you have completed it.
The book includes eight full-color plates illustrating different types of mandalas that Anneke has created. The final chapter contains relaxation and visualization exercises to help you bring forth inner self in the form of a mandala. You don't need any artistic experience to begin creating mandalas-you only need this book, a few easy-to-find, inexpensive materials, and an adventurous spirit!
About the Author:
Anneke Huyser is a Dutch book dealer specializing in rare and esoteric books. She has studied meditation, painting, and metalsmithing, as well as Jungian psychology, women’s spirituality, folklore and folk art, archeology, and Eastern and Western mystery traditions. She is also a teacher and discussion facilitator at the Utrecht Center for Self-Reflection.