|Persian Priests Blessing Mandala|
The mandala art of Anat Bar Shalom, of Mandalamagic1, is truly breath-taking! The meaning of her last name is "child of peace". Anat was born in Beer-Sheva, an ancient town from the bible, capital of the desert of Israel. (I had the honor of visiting Israel just a few years ago and hope to return one day.) At my request she speaks about her art and shares her thoughts about peace below.
|Air Element Butterfly Mandala|
In her words: "I spent long periods living in nature. There, I learned to see the beauty of God's creation and appreciate the symmetry and harmony that exists everywhere around us, starting from the beauty of sunsets, flowers in their awesome shapes, the unbelievable color combination of forests, the colorful ocean and more. These days I'm fully connected to the sacred geometry and I see shapes and color combination in a meditative state of mind. All that's left for me to do is pass it on to the paper or canvas."
|Native American Mandala|
|Cycle of Life Mandala|
The first letters of the six words make the combination of fire in hebrew 3 times (אש), to remind us the need of the fire of life to make this cycle go. Around, we can see 6 pomegranats to symbolize abundance, hearts for love, flowers for growth and more "hidden" things for you to discover...
|Earth Element Mandala|
A mandala is a sanskrit (old indian language) word that means "A sacred circle". Many ancient nations used mandalas for healing throughout the history. Observing or coloring a mandala works on our meditative brain waves and help us relax and calm down.
Anat also offers a wonderful selection of mandalas to color yourself!