Mandalas are powerful symbols of the universe we, humankind, perceive it. They have a two-dimensional nature: the earthly and cosmic realms. This dual nature of the universe is a common aspect of cultures throughout the world. To the Celts this represented the ascent and descent of the soul on the Golden Wheel of Life. The outer, the earthly is a pathway leading to the center, the cosmic, the intricate construction of the universe, representing ancestral wisdom and a connection, or divine union with, the universal creator. A well-known example of this pathway or journey is the Quest for the Holy Grail.
The key pattern encircling the mandala symbolizes a maze or pathway leading into the spiral pattern in center, the spiraling energy of the universe. Spirals are one of the most ancient of all symbols, they represent continuous creation, unfolding spiritual growth, and the meditative quest for spiritual fulfillment.
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