Fire, water, and flowers are the basic components of all offerings; additional items are given according to one’s profession and wealth, and the season in which they’re made. No matter what the offering, it must be of the finest ingredients and ritually cleansed before being placed. If you go to the traditional market you will see a lady who sells colorful flowers for offerings

Fire, water, and flowers are the basic components of all offerings; additional items are given according to one’s profession and wealth, and the season in which they’re made. No matter what the offering, it must be of the finest ingredients and ritually cleansed before being placed. If you go to the traditional market you will see a lady who sells colorful flowers for offerings

Richard Shilling's Land Art. I tend to be drawn to the monumental but some of the smaller ephemeral pieces are just lovely!

Richard Shilling's Land Art. I tend to be drawn to the monumental but some of the smaller ephemeral pieces are just lovely!

Red Oak Leaf Fire Star by Richard Shilling. He makes these little creations out of natural materials and then leaves them for people to find. They're beautiful and that sounds fun! I wanna do something like this.

Red Oak Leaf Fire Star by Richard Shilling. He makes these little creations out of natural materials and then leaves them for people to find. They're beautiful and that sounds fun! I wanna do something like this.

In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.

In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.

Fire keeper--lion dance ritual festival of Harada shrine(原田神社 獅子神事祭).

Fire keeper--lion dance ritual festival of Harada shrine(原田神社 獅子神事祭).

The practice of creating mandalas as a sacred art and spiritual science originated many thousands of years ago in India. Mandala in Sanskrit means sacred circle. The original purpose of creating mandalas was as a meditation device to awaken to one's true immortal self, by directing creative energy inwards and upwards through the spine to the "mandala of light", otherwise known as the spiritual eye.

The practice of creating mandalas as a sacred art and spiritual science originated many thousands of years ago in India. Mandala in Sanskrit means sacred circle. The original purpose of creating mandalas was as a meditation device to awaken to one's true immortal self, by directing creative energy inwards and upwards through the spine to the "mandala of light", otherwise known as the spiritual eye.

Pinterest
Search