Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning “circle.” Circles have been used in art and ritual since the beginning of humanity. The circle incorporates such ideas as the ova, the zygote, the globe, the universe, and the magickal circle. Examples of magickal mandalas include John Dee’s wax pentacle in Enochian magick and yantras for visual focal pieces in Hindu and Buddhist meditations.
In this experiential workshop you will make a mandala to symbolize your internal world and align all of your parts with your intentions to manifest your desires for the coming cycle of the wheel of the year. You may want to bring small items to incorporate into your mandala including photos, beads, ephemera (sticks, small stones, shells, feathers, etc.).
Maggi Colwell, MS ATR-BC
Maggi Colwell recognized their deep interest in both creativity and dreams at a young age with an interest in alchemical symbolism, mythology, and surrealism. Maggi received their bachelor's in visual art from Salisbury University in 2003. Maggi now considers art-making a conversation with their soul.
Magickally speaking, Maggi trained with the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, for 12 years, receiving their 3rd degree as legal clergy in 2011. Their studies have included ceremonial magick, hermetic Qabala, tarot, mythology, and astrology. Their book, Ecstasy in Shadow, explores a synthesis of art and science, containing both poetry and a teaching essay on the 27th path of the Qabala. You can find their book here.
Maggi received their Masters in Art Therapy from Florida State University and is a board-certified art therapist. They have a Masters level Dream Pattern Certificate from the Assisi Institute. Maggi lives in Columbus Ohio and works with clients individually in their private practice, Chiron Art Therapy. They also facilitate a weekly dream group online. You can find out more from columbusarttherapy.com
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