Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mandalas in Pshychology

Did you know...
The psychologist Carl Jung noticed that mandala images often emerged in dreams and paintings during analysis of his patients. His research led him to the conclusion that mandalas are an archetypal expression of the self and wholeness. Jung would ask his patients to draw mandalas and discovered that they were very powerful tools that could be used to reveal the processes happening in the unconscious. He found that drawing mandalas was also very therapeutic and stimulated a sense of inner harmony in the artist

 Jung’s first mandala



A patient’s drawing of a mandala