Coloring the circular designs known as mandalas is a creative activity that brings relaxation, healing, and self-understanding. Susanne Fincher’s first such coloring book, Coloring Mandalas, presented designs organized according to a scheme of twelve archetypal stages that represents a cycle of personal growth. This sequel focuses on a single one of these stages, "Crystallization," which is associated with the completion of a cycle of growth.
Imagine a fully opened rose in a sunny garden, releasing its fragrance as it gently bobs in a summer breeze. This is the feeling of the stage of Crystallization—a time of reaping rewards and benefits from the work we have performed; of realizing and appreciating our achievements; of resting in the pleasure of having fulfilled a personal creative inspiration. Crystallization is also a time of significant spiritual understanding, when our spiritual nature comes together in harmony with our physical nature.
The mandalas in this book aim to:
• Help us understand ourselves and our place in the scheme of things • Evoke a sense of harmony, order, and fulfillment • Provide relaxation and a soothing balance for hectic lifestyles • Uncover meaning in the ongoing stream of human experience • Deepen our meditation • Enable us to experience the spiritual energy that inspired these sacred circles
Susanne F. Fincher is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist based in Atlanta, Georgia, who offers personal growth experiences through creative self-expression in workshops and other events. She is the author of Creating Mandalas and Coloring Mandalas.
Paperback | $18.95
Published by Shambhala Jun 22, 2004| 160 Pages| 10 x 10| ISBN 9781590300862