Essays on mandalas, spirituality and the universe by Peter Patrick Barreda.
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Welcome to mandalaZone…

      Mandalas have been the focus of meditation, contemplation and admiration for years too numerous to count. Since before the dawn of recorded history, humanity’s intimate connection to the mandala has been a vibrant link to our universal ancestry. It is a sacred diagram that displays the structure of the spirit and the interwoven nature of the cosmos. Many have studied their design, their inherent centrality, as a path toward achieving an ideal centrality in their own selves. Such interaction with a mandala is a process of approaching enlightenment. Its elements are the essence of life, the myriad layers of existence, of being, of living, so that each mandala is but one of an infinite number of possible manifestations of the self. Its creation is the gathering of intangibles, the construction of an architecture of peace and order within a swirling, chaotic world. It is a pulse point on the universal collective consciousness. The mandala represents the center of the universe and the outward-expanding awareness of the human experience. It is a quest to rediscover that center, the nucleus, the focal point for all things. The journey’s conclusion, our eventual return to that center, is inevitable—only the path may vary.
      Welcome to mandalaZone. All the images you will see in the gallery are my original, hand-drawn creations. My mandalas are usually based on a structure of four (and multiples thereof), representing the four cardinal points—all contained within the eternal geometry of the circle, the sacred receptacle with no beginning and no end.

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