Mandala A – Defined

Mandala A

Combining design themes from the Far East and Native American art. In the center is the All Seeing Eye represented also as the universe itself.

The overall idea being expressed is that All is One. There is nothing outside of us which is not within us as well. We are stardust. You are me and I am you and we are all together kind of thing…

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3 Responses to Mandala A – Defined

  1. “You are me and I am you and we are all together”
    That kind of concept also existed in pre-Christian Northern Europe. It was a belief system based on what they called Swiatovid. I have seen videos on US based PBS TV station about American Artists visiting ancient temples in Tibet to try and repair the wall paintings. Some of the figures on those walls look not unlike Swiatovid. That begs the question why would cultures in separate parts of the globe, have beliefs in similar concepts?

    Really enjoy viewing your work. I like the layer within a layer within a layer in this piece.

    • masqua says:

      That is a great question, isn’t it? There are a few things which produce obvious connections, like the idea that there is something ‘sacred’ about a circle considering that there are two circles in the sky… the sun and moon. On the other hand, a number of traditional pre-Christian rituals associated with those sacred circles have distinct similarities, but were geographically isolated from each other.

      It is as if, in some distant and forgotten past, people across the globe had similar ideas come into their heads even though oceans divided them. How else would you explain the notion of Gods and Goddesses throughout time and differing cultures everywhere at once? It was as if a switch got turned on in our brains around the time of the ‘Transition’, when we became aware of our own consciousness and began taking note of the unconscious (dreams, trance states, psychedelics). Suddenly, it seems, we began questioning who we are and why we even exist.

      Jung believed that humans everywhere have the same iconic figures come into dreams and called them archetypes, belonging to the ‘Collective unconscious’, which, to me, is a fascinating answer to your question.

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