Ceremonial Mandala with the MM2015 circle

by Julie Gibbons on June 9, 2015

great round of mandala stage five

The word mandala literally means "association," "society." ~ Chogyam Trungpa Coming together in circle, occupying the intentional space together - this is one example of the mandala principle - and a key factor behind my inspiration to create these ceremonies. I wish I could gather all 250 members of the Mandala Magic 2015 circle in one room and create ...


Spring Flashback Price

Psyche’s tale is one of the most powerful of the Greek myths in terms of claiming self. Her story is of one huge dragon fight, with her as the innocent and inexperienced youngster of human birth, pitched against one of the most powerful Olympians, Aphrodite. Aphrodite is far from human in proportions - she is a goddess born ...


Gypsy Caravan Getaway

by Julie Gibbons on June 2, 2015

zenaya location

I bet you've dreamed of spending time in a gypsy caravan? The Roulotte Retreat has been on my must do list for a few years now, and when we managed to sneak away for a few days to celebrate Martin's birthday there, I was thrilled and delighted at every turn. I can't do it any justice ...


First Quarter : Mandala Magic 2015

by Julie Gibbons on May 8, 2015

page 1 2015

As we settle into the month of May, I'm still feeling the big internal shifts that have been very present since the Spring Equinox. That being said, things are shaking down and I can already see the effects of this in my external landscape. It's a super interesting process to observe. My personal mandala practice has ...

Win a spot on Spectrum 2015!

by Julie Gibbons on April 21, 2015

spectrum 2015 supplies

A selection of paints and coloured pencils form the bedrock of supplies you'll need for my Spectrum 2015 class. Fancy giving it a go? There's a free giveaway running right now on my Facebook Page for one spot on this six month online holistic creative circle! All you need to do is like the post and ...

Embody the Sacred Mandala of Self

by Julie Gibbons on April 8, 2015

eclipse happening

Lindsay's event was timed to coincide with the March solar eclipse and the Spring Equinox - it was our Eclipse Happening! I booked a flight for this one as soon as I heard from Lindsay what she was planning - a two-day event where we aligned ourselves in space, time and Body! Celestial and seasonal happenings were ...


Art Journal along with me!

by Julie Gibbons on March 9, 2015

the encircled self

Aho, art journalers! Last week I spent some time devising a workshop called The Encircled Self for Hali Karla's SPECTRUM 2015 offering. As usual with my mixed media work, the aim was to create lots of deep meaning behind the piece and I amazed myself at how long I spent engaged in this process. You see, Hali's mission ...


happy baby yoga pose

I'm just back from a couple of days spent down on the east coast of Scotland. I was answering a call to visit the sea - and it was quite insistent - after all, as Terry Tempest Williams says; We are water. We are ocean. We are home.  It was freezing, of course - and we were the only ones ...


Scholarship applications open

by Julie Gibbons on January 13, 2015

Mandala Magic 2015 (artful self discovery)

Important Update : APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! So many scholarship applications were received in just one day, I've had to close the process, to allow me time to go through each one and select the best fit. So sorry to all of you have missed out this time. Thank you to everyone who has applied. Successful applicants ...

A Sacred Art Workshop

by Julie Gibbons on January 6, 2015

tara postcard

I may be wildly out of my depth, but I just booked myself onto a weekend workshop at Samye Ling at the end of February. It's called Drawing the Deity, and I've chosen to work with Tara. All I know is that I'll be learning how to draw Tara in accordance with traditional proportions. It's all part of ...