The word “mandala” has various meanings, including circle, disco, oval; province, group and mirror are, among others. The usefulness of mandalas is varied: can be used for meditation and concentration, like a map of the cosmos, and to represent the seven charkas.
More and more people seeking inner peace through yoga, reiki, meditation, mandalas. The trend reflects that in the world there is a greater openness to spirituality. The world is opening to the spiritual, there is a huge need to fill the emptiness inside, people are anxious, panic attacks, desperate and aimless, need relief.
Mandalas are designed as a tool forms to which is attributed the ability to obtain peace, mental clarity, wisdom, and transmit positive feelings to everyone that they are approaching energies.
The Mandala is a representation of the universe, represents also the divinities. The circle shape also is considered as the center of the individuality of each person. Is so old that symbol that is shown in images Celts. Also the universe has the movement on a circle. The planets and all nature are on circles.
Also in the Tibetan Culture and the Indian, mandalas were represented of a symbol of totality and focus on this image of the soul or the divinity that each person have as a divine origin.
In the architecture also the “vitraux” which illuminate churches ceiling as a form of obtain the illumination by the light that comes from throw those “vitraux” in a different geometrical shapes joined into a circle. To be in contact with the divine aspect of God.
Mandala is another form of meditation whose mystery constitutes the greatest achievement patience and quiet the mind. Its classic shape maze or network has been represented by man since the beginning of time.
The most recurring vision in all cultures has been the circular. The strength of the circle has perhaps involved the idea of eternal recurrence, of infinity and perfection. These figures are intended to represent the organization of the macrocosm (universe, the spiritual world and nature) and microcosm (human nature and individual) and as both are interrelated. They have their ancestral homeland in India (images and Buddhist meditations) but soon spread in Eastern cultures, Native American and Aboriginal Australia.
One of its uses for meditation is to sit in a comfortable and quiet place to watch the mandala place. Another technique is to draw and illuminate it, and if done from the inside out, will help the person to express their feelings while doing so from the outside in, it means you want to focus on their spiritual center.
In Western culture, was Carl G. Jung (1875-1961) who used them in therapies with the goal of achieving seeking individuality in humans. Jung used to interpret your dreams by drawing a mandala daily in this activity discovered the relationship they had with their center and from there developed a theory about the structure of the human psyche. According to Carl Jung, “mandalas represent the totality of the mind, encompassing both the conscious and the unconscious.”
So mandalas are not exclusive to any culture or any religion as they are in most of them, not under that name, of course, but with huge coincidence in the forms. They can be found from the beginning of time and the earliest manifestations, from drawings colored sand Navajo and the Mayan calendar to complicated Celtic designs, through plants (mostly) temples and places of worship, and also in Islamic Art and Architecture.