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The mandala is a circular representation of the cosmos in its connection with divine powers. It is a symbol of human wholeness and often used as an instrument of contemplation.
c. 1260 - Rose Window, Cathedral of Notre Dame Inspired by the rose window Four squares, American Indian Tibetan thangka painting
Kippah (skull cap) Tibetan tangka, late 14th century Creating in sand Fractal #41 by Thomasz Dziubinski Photography, modern
Sun mask, Northwest coast American Indian Buddhist astrological chart Missal, Germany, 13th century Aztec calendar, 1479
Tibetan mandala, 18th century Krishna dances with sheperdesses, India, 17th century Vishnu, Nepal, 1420 Dali Christ by Paul Heussenstamm, modern
Tree of Death and Life from the Archbishop of Salzburg's missal,1481 Star with arrows, American Indian Leonardo's knot, Italy, circa 1500 Japanese mandala, 17th century
Navaho sand painting By Emma Kuntz, Switzerland, 20th century By Carl Jung, Switzerland, 20th century By Carl Jung, Switzerland, 20th century
By Carl Jung, Switzerland, 20th century By Carl Jung, Switzerland, 20th century The Castle by Carl Jung, Switzerland, 20th century Game of Spheres, 20th century
Fresco, West Bhutan The Sun, wire construction by Richard Lippold, 20th century Burning bush icon, Russia, 18th century The Perfect Man, 2,500 BC
Chinese mirror, Han Dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD) Roman mosaic, 1st century Wheel of Salvation sun dial, Sun Temple, Orissa, India, 13th century Japanese sand mandala
Sand mandala of Kalachakra Yamantaka sand mandala Mountains and Tents, American Indian Womb of the World, Japan, circa 1750
Kaleidoscope, modern, computer generated Kaleidoscope quilt, USA, modern Eyes Mandala by Paul Heussenstamm, modern Mirrored moons, American indian
Aquarius, from a Book of Hours, Italy, circa 1475 By Vaslav Nijinsky, 20th Century By Vaslav Nijinsky, 20th Century Perpetual motion and perpetual rest simultaneously, Rajasthan, India, 17th century
Uttar Pradesh, 1600's The Cosmic Form of Vishnu, Rajasthan, India, 18th century Modern Rose window, Chartres Cathedral, France
Mandala for astronomical computation and meditation,Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India, 18th century Yantras for serial meditation, tangka, Nepal, 19th century Mandalas of the dead, representing deities of the other world, Tibet, 19th century Goddess of Earth and Plenty, Nepal, 16th century
Astrologer's map, Holland, 17th century Chinese mirror #2, Han Dynasty, 206 BC to 220 AD Altar fan, western Europe, 13th century Mount Meru, gilt bronze offering, Northern China, 18th century
Sun wheel, Stone Age, 2.5 to 2 million years ago Nautilus shell Vocal vibration Snow crystal
Drawing of a lotus Dance of Spring, culminating in the union of Gopis with Krishna, Jaipur, India, circa 1800 Adam and Eve, miniature, Florence, Italy Union of Wisdom and Compassion, Tibet
Wheel of life Sound wave Laquerware plate, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2001 Modern celtic mandala
Four seasons, American Indian Healing Presence by Paul Heussenstamm, modern Angels turning the Wheel of Life, miniature, France, 14th century
Mandala of heightened consciousness, Tibet, 19th century Tibetan thangka (Rudin Museum, NYC, USA) Mandala for man-cosmos unity, Nepal, 18th century Varuna mandala-yantra, Varanasi (Benares), India
Unity of cosmic consciousness, Nepal, circa 1700 Diagram of the cosmos, Rajasthan, India, 18th century Hagia Sophia ceiling Chandelier, Brooklyn Heights, New York, USA
Attica stone mosaic Iranian tile The planet Jupiter's south pole Ceiling mandala, Bangkok, Thailand
Mandala with seven-headed naga, Krabi, Thailand Mosaic based on a Native American Medicine Wheel Circle of Life Sand mandala, New York City, USA
Stone, natural mandala, Rajasthan, India Spiral nebula, natural mandala Samye, Tibet, a town built as a mandala in the 8th century