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WISEWOMAN FORUM: Creating Mandalas by Sundance Metelsky

  • Sunday, December 04, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom, Eastern Time
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Discussion Group

This program will NOT be recorded.


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Carl Jung said that a mandala symbolizes "a safe refuge of inner reconciliation and wholeness." It is "a synthesis of distinctive elements in a unified scheme representing the basic nature of existence." He also said, "My mandalas were cryptograms concerning the state of the self which was presented to me anew each day…I guarded them like precious pearls….It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the center. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the center, to individuation." In this hands-on workshop, we will learn a bit about mandalas, sacred circle images that offer a window to the psyche. We will then have the opportunity to make our own mandalas, creating from the “child place” - no formal art training required! We will be invited to share about our creations with each other in small breakout rooms and with the larger group as a whole. Please bring:

  • A large plate (at least 10" diameter).
  • Drawing paper that is larger than the plate.
  • A pencil and eraser.
  • Pastels/gelatos/crayons/colored pencils/markers - your preferred drawing medium.
  • Paints and brushes if you prefer to paint.
  • If you wish, bring materials to create a 3-D mandala (e.g., flowers, seeds, stones, sticks, bark, yarn, etc.).
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    Sundance Metelsky learned about Carl Jung in the 1980s when she read the back cover of the Police’s album, Synchronicity. She continued exploring Jung in college and later with the Jung Society of Washington and the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts’ Seminar. She has been walking the shamanic path since 1992 and is currently enrolled in the Foundation for Shamanic Studies’ 3-Year Program of Advanced Initiations and Shamanic Healing. She has a BA in English Literature with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Maryland, and an MA in Liberal Arts from St. John's College Graduate Institute. Sundance enjoys diving the depths and creating art as part of her explorations.

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    Images of mandalas throughout this site were created by Carl Jung's patients between the years 1926 and 1945.
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