|About the Book|
Spiritual traditions throughout the ages have been using mandalas as a tool of contemplation, meditation and transformation. Since Carl Jung used the mandala for therapeutic purposes, it has since established itself as an effective tool in artMoreSpiritual traditions throughout the ages have been using mandalas as a tool of contemplation, meditation and transformation. Since Carl Jung used the mandala for therapeutic purposes, it has since established itself as an effective tool in art therapy. Research has found that coloring and drawing mandalas reduces stress, anxiety and tension, improves focus and can lead to greater self-discovery.Sacred Circles Mandala Coloring Book is the first release in The Mindful Word’s Art Therapy Coloring Book Series. Printed on individual pages to reduce bleed through, the book features 108 mandalas for you to color (32 pages of intricate full-page mandala designs and 18 pages with multiple mandalas printed on them). The book also includes introductions to mandalas and art therapy as well information on how to color mandalas and how to meditate on mandalas.In addition to having 108 mandalas, the book also has 108 pages. Why the focus on 108? It’s a significant number that shows up throughout the universe. In geometry, the number 108 is the natural division of a circle (108=36+72=9x12). In astronomy, the distance between the Earth and the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Sun. The diameter of the Sun is 108 times that of the Earths diameter and the distance between the Earth and the moon is 108 times the diameter of the moon. And it doesnt stop there. There are even more reasons why the number 108 is significant, which is why spiritual traditions revere this number as being so sacred.This book features:108 mandala designs to color (32 pages of single mandalas and 18 pages of multiple mandalas)8.5 x 8.5 inches60 pound (90 gsm) white-colored paperPerfect bound matte cover on 10 pt stockTen percent of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes towards enabling youth in developing countries to access better educational opportunities. This money is being donated to Build to Learn, an initiative started by The Mindful Word.