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Mandala (Sacred Symbols)

by Robert Adkinson Author

Explore the many meanings of mandalas in religions around the world and throughout history. These geometric shapes are used to focus the attention and induce trance and meditation, this complex mystic symbol has been a staple of tantric belief, Mesoamerican traditions, medieval Christianity, and 20th-century psychology, long before its recent ubiquity in stress-relief coloring books. This hardcover book is part of the "sacred symbols" series that attempts to unravel the deeper systems of meaning created by humans over the millennia.