Hildegard of Bingen mandalas

...connecting many diverse cultures, reli­gions,
places and spaces...tran­scending time...
...sacred geometry...labyrinths...fractals and more...

In the course of learning about mandalas and how they relate to Hildegard, I’ve discov­ered so much that I had never known, or even thought about before (at least on a conscious level). That’s why I’ve included other synchro­nous art forms here, such as frac­tals, labyrinths and sacred geometry.
Let us know about yours! If we like it and think it’s appro­priate we’ll list it here — no charge, no strings.
It’s all about connec­tions.  me3 ‑pb

(And please take a look at the ever-growing pin board board below for all sorts of beau­tiful, unusual connections.)

Grace Cathedral Labyrinth

Grace Cathedral is home to not just one but two labyrinths — and to the Modern Labyrinth Movement. Labyrinths have appeared in many cultures since ancient times and in Christian spir­i­tu­ality since the fourth century.  They welcome you to their labyrinths as a walking medi­ta­tion, a spir­i­tual prac­tice or simply an oppor­tu­nity to calm the mind and enjoy peace, quiet and reflec­tion. If you can’t get there in person, the site itself is a lovely experience.

The Labyrinth Society is an international organization whose mission is to support all those who create, maintain and use labyrinths, and to serve the global community by providing education, networking and opportunities to experience transformation. Read more...

A God’s Eye is a yarn weaving and a spir­i­tual object. The Ojo de Dios (Eye of God in Spanish) is woven with yarn and wood, often with several colors. The weaving of an Ojo de Dios is an ancient contem­pla­tive and spir­i­tual prac­tice for many indige­nous peoples in the Americas, and beliefs surrounding them vary with loca­tion and history. Some people believe they were orig­i­nally part of the sophis­ti­cated reli­gion of the Ancient Pueblo Peoples.

One of the best resources I’ve come across is

A non-profit project dedi­cated to promoting peace through art and education.

This site offers all kinds of inter­esting and fun things, including make-our-own mandalas

This Tibetan “cosmic” mandala is from AMIND,

a great resource of free mandalas to color, history, medi­ta­tion music and much more.

make a flake

Consider the Snowflake...
Make your own snowflake online, then save it, print it...
(I made the one above.)

make your own fractals

Make your own fractals

Interesting discus­sion on science​blog​.com.

A fractal is a never-ending pattern. Fractals are infi­nitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feed­back loop. Driven by recur­sion, frac­tals are images of dynamic systems – the pictures of Chaos. Geometrically, they exist in between our familiar dimen­sions. Fractal patterns are extremely familiar, since nature is full of frac­tals. For instance: trees, rivers, coast­lines, moun­tains, clouds, seashells, hurri­canes, etc. ...” -from the Fractal Foundation

“The ‘squaring of the circle’ is one of the many arche­typal motifs which form the basic patterns of our dreams and fantasies. But it is distin­guished by the fact that it is one of the most impor­tant of them from the func­tional point of view. Indeed, it could even be called the arche­type of wholeness.”
-Carl Jung

Consider the
Chambered Nautilus...

The shell, when cut away,
reveals a lining of lustrous nacre
and displays a nearly perfect equian­gular spiral.

”]triskeleThe triskele or triske­lion (triple spiral) is an ancient Celtic symbol related to the sun, after­life and rein­car­na­tion. Learn about them and many more sacred symbols atsymboldictionary

arrow-2For info, fun, free­bies and more, visit our Celtic Connections pages

A Venn diagram or set diagram is a diagram that shows all possible logical rela­tions between a finite collec­tion of different sets. Venn diagrams were conceived around 1880 by John Venn. They are used to teach elemen­tary set theory, as well as illus­trate simple set rela­tion­ships in prob­a­bility, logic, statis­tics, linguis­tics and computer science. wikipedia

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