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Jesus Mandala


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Mike Croghan

posted July 23, 2009 at 10:40 am

Cool!!! Who’s the artist? Can I get a print?

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posted July 25, 2009 at 1:03 pm

“Oh! Oh! Syncretism! Syncretism! Mandalas are un-Christian! Oh! Oh! Graven images! Graven images! Idolatry! Bad! Bad! My eyes are bleeding! Sinner! Apostate! Of the devil! Not a Real Christian[tm]! Anathema!”
Just supplying the missing knee-jerk hysterical Offended Kristian response.;-)
It’s actually very beautiful and worth meditating upon. Thank you.

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Benjamin Lee

posted July 26, 2009 at 8:47 pm

There are a couple of things I enjoy about this picture. The first is the way it nuances the tradition of using the mandala to meditate on the significance of wholeness with the reality of Christ. Unlike most mandalas, this one is broken. But Christ’s resurrected body is bringing wholeness to the once whole, once broken, now in-the-process-of-being-restored circle of existence.
The other thing I appreciate is that the way the mandala associates this wholeness of life to the entire story of Christ, and not just his death. The mystery of the wholeness of Christ is hidden in the entire organic network of Jesus’ life.
Thanks for passing this along.

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posted July 31, 2009 at 7:18 am

i think this is absolutely beautiful….. i am a quilter and have always wanted to make a quilt depicting the entire life of Christ…. i think this mandala does a terrific job of doing this…… i’d love to have a copy of this to hang in my home….. and i think it would make a beautiful quilt…..

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posted August 1, 2009 at 8:05 pm

According to this MARVELOUS mandala, Christ’s work on Earth is NOT done. The “break” in this mandala supercedes all else that is on it. I must admit I had a hard time finding the “birth” of Jesus – but just went from the Resurrection clockwise – and found it!! Thank you for sharing; I had quite a meditation just looking at it.

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posted November 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I’m a born again spirit filled Christian with no “religious background” whom Jesus saved out of Wicca – white witchcraft and I’ve avoided all things that smack of the demonic. I’m taking an art class and one of the assignments is to do a mandalla which I see as pagan. I’m listening for the voice of the Lord to lead me in what I should create if anything in this class. Any scriptual wisdom would be much welcomed.

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posted October 27, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Who is the artist?
I’d like to print it!

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Linda Carleton

posted November 14, 2013 at 8:23 am

Any idea who painted this. I’m writing a book on Mandala and the Christian journey and would like to include it.

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