The book contains over 50 mandalas including some outlined for coloring. It can be downloaded for free.
The music contains binaural beats buried in the mix. These tones aid in meditation and dream states. For more information click on the download link.
During exhibitions headsets are available to listen to the music while viewing the artwork. Below are a couple sample songs from the CD.
Root Chakra - Cymatic C~#C
Sacral Chakra - Cymatic D
Solar Plexus - Chakra E
Heart Chakra - Cymatic F
Throat Chakra - Cymatic B
Third Eye Chakra - Cymatic A
Crown Chakra - Cymatic B
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Liturgical and Sacred Arts
Springfield Art Association
"Attempting the Divine"
"Attempting the Divine"
Springfield Art Association
Matthew Schultz is a multimedia artist. His bodies of work cover a wide range including the Mandalas seen here and the Mandalas CD.
Schultz lectures and recently he was the keynote speaker at the Buckminster Fuller exhibition on sacred geometry. He is a college professor and tutor.
The Mandala Retreat
MANDALAS ARE MORE THAN JUST ART
Mandalas are used to center the mind and to focus one's attention during meditation. This practice works both while creating them and while contemplating them. The meditative practice is found to lower the heart rate and calm the nerves.
Mandala therapy has been proven to assist in calming patients undergoing cancer treatment as well as those who are in need of end of life care; patients who have used mandala therapy have reported them effective in pain and anxiety reduction. There is considerable evidence to the positive effects of mandala meditation.
It is my goal to bring this practice to healing centers, hospitals, yoga centers and schools. It is here that the art of the mandala can become more than just a beautiful picture.
MANDALAS IN BUDDHISM AND CHRISTIANITY
Buddhists believe that the sand mandala transmits positive energies to the people who view and create them. When the monks construct a mandala they mediate and chant to invoke the divine beings or deities. The monks ask for the deity's healing blessings. This healing energy then expands to the entire world. Finally, the sand is swept up and dispersed into flowing water. This is a further expression of sharing the mandala's blessing with all things on the planet.
MANDALAS AND CARL JUNG
Psychoanalyst Carl Jung saw the mandala as "a representation of the unconscious self," and believed his paintings of mandalas enabled him to identify emotional states and work towards wholeness in personality.
WHAT IS THE MANDALA EVENT?
The Mandala Event is a multimedia project. At the foundation is a series of fifty, 2-D mandalas created by artist Matthew Schultz. There is a free PDF book available.
The exhibition contains up to 25 select limited-edition prints, framed and signed by the artist. These archival pigment prints range from 24-square-inch to 48-square-inch matted and framed. They are ideal for galleries, yoga centers, hospitals, healing centers, spas, spiritual spaces and homes.
Schultz has also composed an album of music to accompany the exhibition. This new-age music contains binaural beats which are also used in the meditative practice. Portable CD players are available at the show, allowing the audience to choose which songs they wish to listen to while viewing the artwork. By going to the MUSIC button above you can sample some of the songs or download the entire CD.
To find out more about the day events or weekend retreats please click on the RETREATS button above.
WHAT IS A MANDALA?
Mandalas are concentric diagrams and have spiritual and ritual significance in both Buddhism and Hinduism. The term is of Hindu origin and appears in the Rig Veda, but is also used in other Indian religions, particularly Buddhism. In the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism, mandalas have been developed into sand painting. They are also a key part of yoga tantra meditation practices.
In various spiritual and non-spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of aspirants and for establishing a sacred space; and as an aid to meditation and trance induction.
According to the certain psychologists, the mandala’s symbolic nature can help one “to access progressively deeper levels of the unconscious, ultimately assisting the meditator to experience a mystical sense of oneness with the ultimate unity from which the cosmos in all its manifold forms arises.” The psychoanalyst Carl Jung saw the mandala as “a representation of the unconscious self,” and believed his own paintings of mandalas enabled him to identify emotional states and work towards wholeness in personality.
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