The word “mandala” has various meanings. It includes circle, disco, oval; province, group and mirror are among others. The mandalas uses varies: It uses for meditation and concentration, like a map of the cosmos, and represents the seven chakras.
More and more people seeks inner peace through yoga, reiki, meditation, mandalas. The trend reflects that in the world there is a greater openness to spirituality. The world opens to the spiritual. There is a huge need to fill the emptiness inside, people are anxious, panic attacks, desperate and aimless, need relief.
It designs as a tool forms. Mandalas attributes the ability to obtain peace, mental clarity, wisdom, and transmits positive feelings to everyone. They approaches energies.
The Mandala represents the universe. It also represents the divinities. The circle shape also s 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 represents of a symbol of totality. And it focuses on this image of the soul or the divinity that each person have as a divine origin.
In the architecture also the “vitraux” which illuminates churches ceiling as a form of obtain the illumination. It illuminates 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 mystery constitutes the greatest achievement patience and quiet the mind. Its classic shape mazes or network 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 involves 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 spreads 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.”
Dalai Lama determined not be selective to access to mandalas moreover he show the world that could be seen as offering and cultural asset.
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.