All mandalas are designed to guide the
viewer into an altered state of awareness through contemplation. This type
of contemplation is categorized as a form of "wideeyed" meditation. In
general, the art, symbols, and color of a mandala will guide an individual
from the distractions of the mind (outer rim of the mandala) to a still
center (the center of the mandala). You may wish to try this form of wide
eyed meditation by gazing at the mandala above. It is called "Genesis"
and is full of symbolism based on the first book of the Bible. This mandala
can be used as a "Light Contemplator." As one stares into the center, the
mind can expand to encompass the symbolism and inner teachings of the book
of Genesis. Some of the archetypal symbolism is as follows:
The center represents the
Gnosis, or God, surrounded by a "real" or "reel" representing the Divine
Blueprint of creation. The soul is born from the creative center and sent
to the rounds of earthly existence via the harpstrings, or various light
rays, as the Holy Sephiroth play the celestial music of the spheres and
Spirit. As the soul emerges into the plane of mammon, it is coded by the
DNA/RNA (represented by the two large pink flowers on each corner) within
the ovaries, then flowing out the vulva to enter the "reel" or "real" of
life on earth. To reenter the center, one must "re-birth" in Spirit (represented
by the symbol of Pisces) and reenter the womb of the soul, unlocking the
DNA/RNA programming (represented by the flaming Buddha figure), thus commencing
with the "dark night of the soul" and following the inner wave of light
back up the celestial harpstrings (or vibrations) to the center.
Much more than this brief explanation
can be realized through sustained meditation.
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