WHAT IS A MANDALA?
The word mandala means circle or wheel in Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language from the Vedas. A mandala is a representation of the universe; a reminder of the interconnection of all beings, unity and harmony. It's a cosmic diagram which is found everywhere we look in natures dynamics through it's geometry.
Mandalas have been in history of humanity since long ago as a form to remember and find again the origin. The natural movements of nature and creation are in spiral, concentrical. Observe the shape of a cell, and atom, mother's womb, an eye, the spiral in a sunflower, the shape of our solar system.
These are some example of how nature create life and we are part of this. In order for us to remember and return to harmony within we required to go back to the source. Mandalas allow us to reconnect with the spiral of life and be reminded of the simplicity of life.
WHAT IS THE RELATION WITH A GOD'S EYE (Ojo de Dios)?
A God's eye is a weaved mandala They originally come from the Huichol culture in Mexico.
The Huichol believed that crafting an object is a way to get in touch with the spiritual world. For protection from the uncertainties of the future, the Huichol make decorative, ceremonial shields with coloured yarn and sticks. These shields are called God's eyes because through them the Gods will keep a watchful eye over the person.
A God's eye is also weaved as part of a ritual when there is a new born baby. The center of the God's eye is weaved just as the baby is born, then every year it will be weaved one more color section until the baby turns 5 years of age. Then the God'e eye is completed and offered in ceremony as is believed that only then the child will start to be more autonomous.
The world has known the work of the Huicoles for years, and wool God's eye have developed into intricate shapes. This work is by no means a mass production object. It has an spiritual depth that must be understood and respected. Mandalas help us to understand the importance of acquiring self knowledge. This is where the answer for the world suffering is, within.
" I wasn't sure what to expect from the workshop, but I left feeling open, capable, serene and delighted.. and totally stoked with my mandala and new weave skills! A warm and gentle guide, a day with Adriana and her mandala magic will leave you feeling nourished. She is gifted in working with the heart because she is the heart." Carly
"Overall it was a beautiful and nurturing weekend; giving me opportunity to make time for colour and creativity in my life which is not something I do often. Thanks for such a unique weekend and new skill set". Lisa
"I anticipated the workshop as an opportunity to explore my creativity in a nurturing environment - I was not disappointed - the experience was a time of healing, shared with beautiful souls and every one of us created some amazing works of art. A special day." Virginia
"Adriana holds space with sacredness and love. The two-day 'Great Mandala' weaving weekend was a deeply healing process for me, and brought grace and wisdom into a deeply challenging time in my personal journey.
Since the workshop i have ready woven another mandala at home!
Thank you so much for your precious gifts, sister"
"Really enjoy being in a workshop creating something beautiful with other souls, and especially being guided by the wonderful, talented and very spiritual." Prue
Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia