Mandala Art Has Psychological Overtones
Nora Vimala Soler Pozzi, architect, fine art photographer, visual artist, yoga therapist and owner of Integral Yoga Center of Richmond, is exhibiting her mandala drawings, inspired by the works of Carl Jung and Joan Miro. The Innerwork Center will host a gallery opening from 6 to 8 p.m. on November 8 and a Mandalas Drawing Workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on December 12.
Jung explored drawing mandalas to help relieve suffering in psychotherapy. He said that the pictures arise quite spontaneously from the unconscious. The aim of the practice is total physical, mental and spiritual healing.
Pozzi says, “Drawing mandalas has always been one of my favorite daily sitting meditation techniques. During the design process, I observe the workings of my mind: impatient to see the product complete, uncomfortable with unfamiliar landscapes, surprised and delighted as the drawing slowly emerges through its own intelligence. All that is required is that I stand out of the way to allow it to happen. In essence, a sacred ritual of communication and communion between the inner world and the materials chosen to express it in the outer world.”
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