Stop by Patheos for the second part of my article on Mandalas in the church.
Day 2 Mary Prayer Cycle – New Video Podcasts! ~ A Love Note from Your Online Abbess
Dearest monks, artists, and pilgrims, Last Spring we created a prayer cycle and audio podcast series to accompany my book Birthing the Holy: Wisdom from Mary to Nurture Creativity and Renewal. Today we continue our release of the companion video podcasts with Day 2 Morning and Evening Prayer. The
In a Hindu scripture, there is also an exact description of passing through 7 gates in a palace to reach God. There is also quite a lot of mention of mandalas as well. It is really interesting.
Thanks for this comment kigen. Yes, there are lots of wonderful nuances which get left out of a brief article for the web, so nice to explore some of those here, perhaps others in more writing. :-)
Christine, loved taking that walk with you into St. Teresa’s mandala-Castle — and it’s so delightful to see Teresa and Hildegard’s imagery presented together so seamlessly! In Tibetan art I’ve seem some architectural mandalas drafted as squares, which I like a lot. So your photo montage really can work as a mandala — as Jesus says, “in my father’s house there are many mansions.,” and Teresa quotes that too, and describes her castle as ” having rooms above and below and on the sides.”