Mandalas – Creativity and Complexity
Mandalas have been used around the world in religious and spiritual contexts to express beauty, creativity, complexity and things about the nature of life that are not easily put into words. Sometimes they seem to depict energy, sound, light, inner worlds or outer spaces. Are they magic? Can you meditate on them and achieve anything contemplating them? Some say the sacred geometry or universal balance and porportion of some mandalas can take you special mental places or planes of consciousness. Is it mathematical, geometric or organic? Maybe the art of the mandala is evidence of the kind of psychological power and comprehension of complexity that is necessary for a culture to create a civilization (Tibet, India, Islam, Celtic, Native America). Maybe it shows a connection between these ancient cultures if not physically and actually, at least mentally. So many of them have been made of sand, only existing briefly.