Luna's Mandala is excited to announce a new Featured Mineral. The Featured Mineral page will provide detailed information and a series of pictoral examples that will be periodically updated every three months.
These beautiful examples are available at the shop for purchase. Or email email@example.com if you are interested in anything.
Our current feature:
The word Mandala comes from the ancient Sanskrit language
and means “essence, having or containing”.
It can also translate into circle or completion.
Mandalas have been found in almost every culture since the beginning of man (i.e. the circle of life image found on ancient pictographs all over the world). Mandalas are commonly used to aid in meditation as the pattern can help the mind to relax and through the circular pattern, to go within…
Mandalas can be found in Nature; in flowers and fruit, bee’s nests, and the rings of trees.
Mandalas are also commonly found in artwork all over the world. The most famous types of Mandalas are the sand paintings found in Tibetan Monasteries.
Click here to see Tibetan mandala sand painting
Click for a Tibetan sand painting mandala closing ceremony
There are also beautiful Mandalas in the Native American Cultures throughout the Americas as well as Nordic, Celtic and Aboriginal art.
Another natural source of the mandala design can be found in the animal world. Some examples of this are the feathers on a peacock and in shells.
Mandalas have even been used throughout history in Psychology. Psychoanalyst Carl Jung used Mandalas in his sessions as he believed they helped to tap into the unconscious mind, and would help one to move towards wholeness within the self.
There are many famous mandalas that include the Stonehenge, the Yin-Yang and the snowflake; but let’s not forget the most important: our planet and universe! Whatever your reason for being drawn to Mandalas, it is easy to see why we are so drawn to them as really they are everywhere!
Kaleidoscopes are awesome mandalas!
Click here to see kaleidoscopes as mandala
Have you ever heard of a brain jewel? They are yet another great example of mandalas and are available in the shop.
Click here to see some brain jewels
To view past FEATURES, click below:
Fluorite (Archive 1)
Selenite (Archive 2)
Animal Carvings (Archive 3)
Fossils (Archive 4)
Mandala (Archive 5)
Calcite (Archive 6)
Obsidian (Archive 7)
Going Green (Archive 8)
Quartz (Archive 9)
Kyanite (Archive 10)
Our New Space (Archive 11)
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