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Bigger Circles

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For a really big Mandala that goes beyond A3, you can follow the techniques of the ancient Greeks and use a rope that is fixed in the centre to draw circles. Look at these examples, some of which you can still find today.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][mpc_icon icon=”fa fa-caret-down” icon_color=”#012243″ icon_size=”17″ mpc_tooltip__font_preset=”mpc_preset_1″ mpc_tooltip__font_color=”#012243″ mpc_tooltip__font_size=”16″ mpc_tooltip__font_line_height=”1.5″ mpc_tooltip__font_align=”center” mpc_tooltip__text=”Q2xpY2slMjB0aGUlMjBpbWFnZQ==” mpc_tooltip__background_color=”#f3f3f3″ mpc_tooltip__padding_divider=”true” mpc_tooltip__padding_css=”padding-top:5px;padding-right:10px;padding-bottom:5px;padding-left:10px;”][mpc_flipbox transition_direction=”flip-right” click=”yes” transition_duration=”500″][mpc_flipbox_side title=”Front” tab_id=”1567540462752-101569948619362″][mpc_image image=”9077″ force_fullwidth=”true” image_opacity=”100″ image_inner_border_gap=”0″ effect=”contrast” effect_reverse=”true” image_hover_opacity=”100″][/mpc_flipbox_side][mpc_flipbox_side title=”Back” tab_id=”1567540462807-11569948619362″][mpc_image image=”9078″ force_fullwidth=”true” image_opacity=”100″ image_inner_border_gap=”0″ effect=”none” image_hover_opacity=”100″][/mpc_flipbox_side][/mpc_flipbox][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][vc_empty_space height=”13px”][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1569803171034{margin-right: 2px !important;margin-left: 2px !important;padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;border-radius: 10px !important;}” el_class=”vc_hidden-xs”][vc_column_inner css=”.vc_custom_1569802723253{margin-top: -35px !important;}”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Once you have read all the examples, continue with the next lesson.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][vc_empty_space height=”13px”][vc_column_text]Continue[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1569962901743{margin-right: 2px !important;margin-left: 2px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 40px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][mpc_carousel_anything single_scroll=”true” rows=”1″ cols=”1″ gap=”30″ start_at=”1″ item_odd_background_color=”#ffffff” item_even_background_color=”#ffffff” mpc_navigation__preset=”preset_0″ mpc_navigation__prev_margin_divider=”true” mpc_navigation__next_margin_divider=”true” mpc_navigation__padding_divider=”true”][vc_column_text]

Ancient Greece


The word circle derives from the word κίρκος/κύκλος (kirkos/kuklos), a metathesis of the Homeric Greek κρίκος (krikos), meaning “hoop” or “ring”. The drawing compass itself was not invented until 1597, instead the Greeks used a rope attached to a pencil or stick to draw circles on paper or in sand. [vc_empty_space]

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Stonehenge


Often referred to as the Megalithic era, stone circles appear throughout Europe being as old as 5000 years BC. One of the most famous is Stonehenge, located in Wiltshire, England, two miles (3 km) west of Amesbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around 13 feet (4.0 m) high, seven feet (2.1 m) wide and weighing around 25 tons. [vc_empty_space]

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Mandalas in India


A mandala comes from Sanskrit मण्डल and literally means “circle”. It is a spiritual and ritual geometric configuration of symbols in the Indian religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism or Japanese lifestyle of Shintoism. The term appears in the Rigveda as the name of the sections of the work, and Vedic rituals use mandalas such as the Navagraha mandala to this day.
In various spiritual traditions, mandalas help to focus the attention of practitioners, as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space and as an aid to meditation and trance induction. [vc_empty_space]

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Art


In modern days, we often see Mandalas in artwork, tattoos and other designs. [vc_empty_space]

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