Mandala Magic 2016

Mandala Magic is a Year-Long Online Art + Journaling Program

which explores the twelve stages of the Great Round of Mandala.

Each month you receive access to a rich and varied treasury of resources that allows you to undertake a guided, meaningful exploration into your selfhood, using the mandala form as your guide. During the twelve months you uncover and connect with your unique collection of (and attraction to) symbols and archetypes  – your personal mythology, revealed and contained in the form of mandala. When you understand this mythical language (that of the psyche itself) your connection with the greatest mystery of all (your very existence) will deepen. From this state, you become truly empowered and will discover that the choices you make in your everyday life are grounded in true psychological freedom. According to Dr Carl Jung, a mandala is the psychological expression of the totality of Self. During this program you will learn how to design, construct  and interpret many different types of mandala – and engage fully in your symbolic life. The project will focus on developing your art journaling process and learning how to communicate with your mandalas and the pages in which they rest.

Who Are You?

  • You are an awakening woman.
  • Being creative is a therapeutic exercise for you.
  • Mandala art attracts and fascinates you.
  • You wish to learn the symbolic language of myth, dreams and archetypes.
  • You many not identify with being an artist, but want to cultivate a creative response to your personal development work.
  • Art therapy as a self help technique appeals to you.
  • You prefer to explore the psychology of self in a creative environment.
  • You know that you’re ready to deepen your art journal practice and would welcome some guidance and group support.

Together We Will

  • Explore the 12 archetypal stages of the Great Round of Mandala.
  • Create (at least) 12 archetypal Mandalas.
  • Develop our mandala knowledge.
  • Activate our unconscious wisdom.
  • Uncover our personal symbology.
  • Reveal the patterns and designs of our emerging Self.
  • Learn how to interpret our creations.
  • Explore the psychology of self.
  • Connect with our intuitive creativity.
  • Establish a monthly art journal practice.
  • Inspire our journey towards wholeness.
  • Participate in a private Facebook group (optional.)
  • Gather together for virtual circle time (optional.)

What You Receive

  • Detailed Getting Started information pack, including supplies list.
  • Monthly welcome videos.
  • Video Introduction to the archetypal stage for the month.
  • Introduction to an aspect of the psychology of self or art therapy.
  • Downloadable Art demonstration videos.
  • Downloadable PDF Guidebook (approx 25 page, full colour) with step-by-step instructions.
  • Alternative mandala exercises + instructions inspired by each stage.
  • Before and after journal prompts for guided reflection.
  • Lovingly crafted sonic mandala (audio playlist) for each stage.
  • Corresponding list of further recommended resources.

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IMPORTANT POINTS FOR YOU TO NOTE

Mandala Magic is a year-long program, which opens for registration once per year and runs from January – December. You can choose to pay for the program in one single payment, or select the monthly payment plan of twelve monthly instalments, beginning from the date of your initial purchase. Single payment is £180 (*approx $272USD). Monthly payments are £15GBP (*approx $24USD) (payable each month x 12*). The cost of MM2016 is listed in £GBP and *all other currency listings are approximate and depend entirely on the daily exchange rate – checkwww.xe.com for currency conversions. All payments are processed by PayPal, who will automatically calculate your local currency. If your PayPal email address is different to the one you want me to send your MM2016 emails to, or you’re lucky enough to have someone gift you the program, please include a message in the ‘instructions for seller’ section on PayPal with the email address you want to register with, or drop me an email with those details asap.
Refund Policy: Before the start of the program (Dec 21st 2015) you can request a refund for any payments made up to 30 days after the date of purchase. Due to the digital nature of the program, no refunds can be given after the start date. Please bear in mind that Mandala Magic 2016 is not a subscription program. This means that when you select the Monthly Payment Plan, you agree to completing twelve payments – thank you! When you register for Mandala Magic 2016  you automatically agree to these terms and conditions. Further terms for participation in the website classroom can be read here. When you sign up, your place in the program is confirmed and you’ll receive a receipt from PayPal. Your confirmation email and further instructions will follow within 7 days. Please contact hello@juliegibbons.com with your PayPal receipt details + email address if you don’t receive your confirmation email within 7 days – thank you!
Mandala Magic 2016

MM2016 Publication Schedule

December 21st : Bonus lesson + Getting Started Information January 10th : Stage One : Void February 8th : Stage Two : Bliss March 9th : Stage Three : Labyrinth/Spiral April 7th : Stage Four : Beginning May 6th : Stage Five : Target June 5th : Stage Six : Dragonfight July 4th : Stage Seven : Squaring the Circle August 2nd : Stage Eight : The Functioning Ego September 1st : Stage Nine : Crystallisation October 1st : Stage Ten : Gates of Death October 30th : Stage Eleven : Fragmentation November 29th : Stage Twelve : Transcendent Ecstasy

YOU DON’T NEED TO BE AN ARTIST!

Don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself an artist – this program is for creative women of all kinds, however experienced – and you do know that you are creative, don’t you? You don’t even need to have a truck load of artist’s supplies to join in and your getting started information pack will contain a list of basic supplies that you’ll need to take full advantage of each of the exercises. That being said, if you do have a truckload of supplies – and know how to use them – you’re going to have a ball! Please do know that this project is not about teaching mixed media art techniques, although I will share my approach and techniques in the demonstration videos. This work is ALL about the process, not the end product and there’s never any requirement to share your mandala creations unless you want to.

WHAT IS THE GREAT ROUND OF MANDALA?

The Archetypal Stages of the Great Round of Mandala is a concept developed by art therapist and founder of the MARI® (Mandala Assessment Research Institute), Joan Kellogg. She developed her studies of Jung’s theories in parallel with her own work as a mandala artist to form the basis of significant psychiatric therapy research. That research resulted in the Great Round of Mandala – an identification of twelve different types of mandala that correspond to a particular stage of life cycle development. The Mandala Magic 2016 programme follows Kellogg’s cycle of twelve archetypal stages, in which all of our life experiences are said to be experienced. As we fulfil our potential towards wholeness, we revolve around the twelve stages of this cycle, meeting our true Self stage-by-stage.

MANDALA MAGIC 2015 IN WORDS + PICTURES

A small sample of contributions from current Mandala Magicians.

I have become far more connected and listening of both my body and my inner being. The course has played a significant role in this and the nurturing and encouraging facilitation from Julie and the other soul sisters on this journey this year has been profound in helping me explore the depths of my being. Jacqui Dunbar

Mandala Magic is a beautiful journey, unique to you and your dance of life. I’ve gained a depth of self-acceptance and appreciation that I did not expect. In addition to the process of The Great Round, I learned so much about mandalas, how they are made, the symbology behind them, and had a lot of fun, too! The depth of understanding that Julie Gibbons has and shares with her students is so generous. She is a delightful teacher, and her videos always put a smile on my face and a make me giggle, too. I highly recommend this course. The price of the year long membership is well worth it. You will not be disappointed. Kathleen Harrington

Mandala Magic truly was magical and transformative for me! I loved learning about each stage, but more importantly I learned so much about myself. MM provided a framework from which I could apply the meaningful content to my own life as transformation tools. Truly enlightening for me and my personal growth. Kristina Priest

It’s been such a magical year attending the Mandala Magic 2015, I have deepened my self discoveries, my soul search, and my creative abilities through the inspiration that Julie has given us as a group, and that we, the members of the group have given each other. My creativity has really blossomed on a personal level. Never have I’ve created more art than this year. The inner urge to draw and paint has blossomed tremendously, I am now an artist in my heart and on a daily basis. Oly Jacobsen

I highly recommend this program for anyone who is looking to spark their creativity and go deeper. This is a no pressure, loving environment. I had some stuff happen in life this year and got a bit behind in the work, but I found that even though I wasn’t “on task” the work I was doing was “on point” for where I was in my life. How wonderful!  There is so much encouragement from Julie and the other participants.  A truly supportive, creative women’s circle. Lisa Bourgon

Spiritual and artistic lessons all beautifully entwined. A joyful journey I look forward to unveiling each month. Kris Briede

This is my third year doing Mandala Magic with Julie. What I can say for certain is that each year has been enlightening, and each lesson timely. I’m constantly amazed at how each mandala teaches me something new about myself and my situation. I find comfort in the container, and I am so honoured to be a part of this gorgeous circle again. Laura Harms

The Mandala Magic course is truly magical! I have learned so much about myself which has led me to a new way of approaching creative blocks, my feelings & my triggers. I have learned to be more aware & actually be more present in my everyday life. Julie has a beautiful, nurturing & calm spirit that has guided us so gently & effectively through each stage. Each month there is a wealth of well organized, thorough & fascinating presentations & resources. I highly recommend this course! Patrica Dattoma

Learning about the Great Round from Julie has been an honour. Julie is a brilliant teacher and the knowledge she had imparted has profoundly impacted every facet of my life. I would especially encourage those who do not consider themselves to be “arty” enough to give this course a chance. I’ve never before considered myself to have any artistic talent and didn’t find any of the activities particularly difficult – yet I have art that I created in each stage that I proudly display on my walls. Rebecca Sjövold

As I dive deeper into Julie’s offerings by participating in Mandala Magic for a second time, I am in awe of the beauty and depth of the work Julie generously offers. Each lesson has woven its way into my life in a profound and healing way, helping me see parts of myself that had been hidden and become a more whole and embodied being on this planet. This is so much more than a mandala creativity course – it is an exploration for the mind, body, heart and spirit. Julie’s dedication and devotion to this work is remarkable and inspiring. She is a gifted facilitator and invites us to show up wherever we are, however we are. It has been such a treat and gift to experience this course a second time. Eleni Livitsanos

Julie Gibbons has a very gentle and spiritual way of teaching the different stages of the Great Round of the Mandala. Her videos are very informational and really help you learn how to create each Mandala from the comfort of your own home. It is fun to leave each month with a beautiful Mandala reflecting the energy of that stage of the Great Round. Colleayn Klaibourne

Mandala Magic has opened up a whole new way of using my creative practice to complement self exploration. Julie is such a generous facilitator. I am so glad I have given myself this gift. Carlene Simmons

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this class designed for?
Mandala Magic 2016 is designed for awakening women who wish to explore the psychology of self using art + journal therapy techniques, realised in mandala form. 
Do I need to be able to draw to complete this class?
You don’t need to be “good at art” to take part in Mandala Magic 2016, although you’ll get the most out of it if you already enjoy creative exercises and have a desire to create drawings and images that carry meaning for you. The program focusses on the process of using art to explore your psyche – and uncover your true nature, so there is no pressure to produce any result other that the one that arises. If you are an artist who wishes to explore the basics of mandala construction and learn more about different theories and the symbolism behind the form, then you’ll be off to a head start and will romp through the content!
What supplies do I need to participate?
You will definitely need a journal, sketchbook or other paper upon which to create your mandalas. You can make it as fancy or ordinary as you like – this is your mandala experience. I prefer to use sketchbooks designed for art, rather than journals designed for writing. These come in a variety of types and sizes – my favourite is a UK size A4 or a US size 12″x9” and I like the books made by Stillman & Birn (Zeta series) and Strathmore. You can use a smaller book or paper, but you’ll find it quite limiting and soon feel the need to expand! You will definitely need a compass, a pencil, a ruler and an eraser. Additionally, you’ll need something to colour in your work. That can be as simple as some basic children’s art supplies – like coloured pencils or felt pens. Although it’s tempting to go out and collect a whole boatload of new shiny supplies, it’s always best to interpret the lessons to make use of the supplies you already have, before you discover what supplies you actually want to work with. You’ll be given a full list of supplies demonstrated throughout the year + where to buy them.
How long will each lesson take?
Depending on your experience, you’ll need to allocate up to two – three hours to watch each of the lessons and complete your own mandala. There is additional reading material for you to enjoy, with recommend resources to follow up with, so you can expand the work if you choose.
Can I join in from my city?
This workshop is delivered to you online, so as long as you have a valid email address and are able to access a computer with internet access, you are able to participate from anywhere in the world. The content will be delivered on my website with a mix of writing and some video, so you will additionally need to be able to stream video and audio. I use Vimeo to host videos, so please make sure you are able to view their videos.
Do I need to attend classes in real time?
The content is hosted on the website for you to access at your own pace. There’s no need to show up at a specific time, so you won’t miss out if you’re in a different time zone, or need to login after your day’s work.
What happens when I register?
  1. Sign up today + receive your PayPal receipt.
  2. Look out for a confirmation email from me within 7 days, with details of next steps.
  3. You’ll be invited to the Getting Started information + Bonus Lesson on 21st December.
  4. The first lesson proper begins January 10th 2016.

Still have questions?

Send me an email using the contact form and I’ll reply as soon as I’m able 🙂

SIGN UP FOR MANDALA MAGIC 2016

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Please sign up for updates for news + updates on other workshops throughout the year!

IMPORTANT POINTS FOR YOU TO NOTE

Mandala Magic is a year-long program, which opens for registration once per year and runs from January – December. You can choose to pay for the program in one single payment, or select the monthly payment plan of twelve monthly instalments, beginning from the date of your initial purchase. Single payment is £180 (*approx $272USD). Monthly payments are £15GBP (*approx $24USD) (payable each month x 12*). The cost of MM2016 is listed in £GBP and *all other currency listings are approximate and depend entirely on the daily exchange rate – checkwww.xe.com for currency conversions. All payments are processed by PayPal, who will automatically calculate your local currency. If your PayPal email address is different to the one you want me to send your MM2016 emails to, or you’re lucky enough to have someone gift you the program, please include a message in the ‘instructions for seller’ section on PayPal with the email address you want to register with, or drop me an email with those details asap.
Refund Policy: Before the start of the program (Dec 21st 2015) you can request a refund for any payments made up to 30 days after the date of purchase. Due to the digital nature of the program, no refunds can be given after the start date. Please bear in mind that Mandala Magic 2016 is not a subscription program. This means that when you select the Monthly Payment Plan, you agree to completing twelve payments – thank you! When you register for Mandala Magic 2016  you automatically agree to these terms and conditions. Further terms for participation in the website classroom can be read here. When you sign up, your place in the program is confirmed and you’ll receive a receipt from PayPal. Your confirmation email and further instructions will follow within 7 days. Please contact hello@juliegibbons.com with your PayPal receipt details + email address if you don’t receive your confirmation email within 7 days – thank you!

55 Comments

  1. Dearest Julie, I know I started this last year on my own, but I dearly wanted to do it with a group. So looking forward to it!

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    • It means so much to have you on board for 2014, Debra! I’ve a feeling this 2014 Circle will be truly magical! xo

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  2. I couldn’t commit to a full year in 2013, so I only did a shorter version of it, but in view of what this brought me in 3 months only, this year I’m in! Thank you Julie for offering a new version of the course this year!

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    • So happy you’re joining in again, Nadine – your light is very welcome in our Group 🙂

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  3. Having just finished the 2013 course, I am very excited to be about to start the brand new version 🙂 I never would have imagined just how much I would learn about myself and what I really want in life! And the biggest gift has been learning how to be truly happy even in the face of adversity – the central core of inner ‘knowing’ that sustains me through everything life throws at me 🙂

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    • And your knowing runs deep, Tamsyn – it’s such a privilege to witness. Thank you 🙂

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  4. I really cannot say enough wonderful things about Julie and this life-changing course. For those of you who think you are not an artist, fear not! There is no judgment here, only the most helpful and gentle of souls who encourage and support one another. This is about self-exploration and expression, not evaluation. My journey through this course revealed a lot to me and has given me the courage to explore even further. As if the course weren’t already lovely enough, I even made some beautiful friends! Please come join us; this is like recess for grown-ups 😉

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    • I can’t imagine our group without you in it, Kristin! Your unquestioning support is invaluable. Thank you 🙂

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  5. It is very special to make connections with those who have the same passions for art , creativity and exploration of psyche in tandem, Julie is a wonderful and compassionate facilitator through this kind of work. Each Mandala I created and journaled around had such an impact on my awareness, even only competing the first 7 months of the 2013 cycle. Being part of the wonderful circle of kindreds and friends added even more so to the experience of sharing our growth, expression and deepening awareness of ourselves, which came in droves.

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    • It’s always a pleasure to be in conversation with you as you engage each of these stages, Mel! Your observations are beautiful – thank you!

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  6. Thanks Julie, this has been a great experience! I feel there is so much more to delve into and so many layers to the mandalas, I will be doing this again. I can’t wait to see what unfolds this year.

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    • Deanna – this year is going to rock – especially because you’re in it 🙂 Thank you!

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  7. I was so blessed to find Julie and her amazing offert which has deepen both my knowledge and experience of Mandalas and of my inner truth… Julie’s generosity in sharing her knowledge and the very high quality and thourougfulness of the material she provides makes this class a profound experience. I highly recommend it!

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    • Your mandala art is exquisite, Isabelle – it’s such a pleasure to travel this journey together <3

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  8. I am unclear as to what the cost is for the year in the US..

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    • Thanks for asking the question about cost in the US regarding Mandala Magic 2014, Patt. Until Wednesday 8th January,tThe cost is £15/mth, which is approximately $24USD/mth. PayPal automatically converts the payment into your local currency.

      I hope that helps, but if you’ve any further questions, please feel free to ask 🙂

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      • Hi Julie,
        So do we pay monthly? or for the whole year in one payment?

      • Thanks for your question, Lee! Registration isn’t open yet, and full details will appear on this page in the next couple of weeks. I run a monthly payment plan to spread the cost out for everyone. Hope that helps! xo

  9. Is this course just for women as I’ve just shared it with the man in my life thinking it would interest him also?

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    • Thanks for your question Joanne. At present the content is set up for women only.

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  10. Hi Julie
    Please let me know if a spot opens up! I have a degree in psychology and love Jung and I’m a newbie art journaler and this class looks perfect for me

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    • hey Mandy – so great to hear from you – thanks for stopping by. There is a chance of a space for you. I’ll email you directly xo

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  11. Looking forward to hearing from you one way or another.

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  12. Julie, this sounds wonderful. I love mandalas and I create them regularly so I would love to join you and be guided into a deeper knowledge of them. Do we get to keep the course content at the end of the year or does it disappear after a certain time?

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    • Lovely to hear from you Christine! There will be an option to download all the PDFs and video lessons, in addition to streaming them on the web. Hope that helps! Answers to these types of FAQs will appear on this page over the next couple of weeks 🙂

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  13. Julie…the mandala course looks amazing. I teach the “art of creating mandalas” workshop here in Los Angeles. I’m going to the Expressive Arts Summit in NYC next month and will be taking Joan’s class on Mandalas. I love your website, art, mandala work/play and blogs…I wish we lived closer!
    Where do you get your ongoing creative inspiration and motivation? I’m struggling with that right now in my work and creative practice….Thank you! Victoria

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    • Victoria! thanks for stopping by 🙂 How cool would it be to hang out and play? As for the creative inspiration, my trouble appears to be just the opposite – I have to forge the biggest practice to try and maintain some space, otherwise the creative downloads just overwhelm… Certainly for me, working through this yearly cycle keeps me focussed on themes, and I’m pretty sure my journey with Alchemical Chocolate™ over the last year has helped, too! Enjoy the Summit!

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  14. Julie, how can I sign up for this magical manual journey?

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    • Oops- my name is Lori not lor- love autocorrect….

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      • We’re open, Lori! 🙂 (did you already see?)

      • I did Julie! Signed up! I am so excited!

  15. I really can’t wait now until registration opens for 2015! Please let me know, I would really hate to miss it!

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    • We’re open, Donna! 🙂 (did you already see?)

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  16. What is the cost and when does registration open for this workshop? Thanks!!!

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    • We’re open Deb! (did you already see?)

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  17. Dear Julie,
    Thanks again for your generosity of spirit. I have mailed you via “snail mail” photocopies of some of my work from the five day class. I am not on Facebook or any social media, so I have resorted to more traditional forms of communication.
    Pat Davis

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