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A few nice winter photo's of Zion - happy new spring everyone.
"Simple as a mandala"      regarding mandalas:
We owe the re-introduction of mandalas into modern Western thought to Carl Jung, the Swiss psychoanalyst. In his pioneering exploration of the unconscious through his own art-making, Jung observed the motif of the circle spontaneously appearing.

The circle drawings reflected his inner state at that moment. Familiarity with the philosophical writings of India prompted Jung to adopt the word "mandala" to describe these circle drawings he and his patients made.
In his autobiography, Jung wrote:

"I sketched every morning in a notebook a small circular drawing...
which seemed to correspond to my inner situation at the time....
Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is: the Self, the wholeness of the personality, which if all goes well is
— Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, pp. 195 – 196.

Jung recognized that the urge to make mandalas emerges during moments of intense
personal growth. The…
new Zion mandalas