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We have the symbolism of the mandala and we have the basic principle of the mandala. As a basic principle, mandala is that which is contained within everyday life. – ChΓΆgyam Trungpa

Mandala Days 1st Edition

Mandala Days is a twelve month creative program that explores the mandala principle as a gateway to psychological freedom, through the symbol of the mandala.

It’s an evolution of the much-loved Mandala Magic program and is available to individuals of all gender identification as a program of artful self inquiry.

Mandala Days combines personal creative practice with practical application of the mandala principle in an easy to follow format of written information, video communication, creative exercises and visual demonstrations, with added resources to inform and inspire.

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Mandala Days is based on the previous five years of the much-loved Mandala Magic program. With this fresh offering, I’m incorporating much more of my own personal experience over the last four years – a time of profound awakenings and explorations of the psyche.

It would be invaluable to me as I pull together the twelve chapters of Mandala Days if you would comment below, referencing the following options, and tell me what your main interest in mandala practice is;

 

  • Creative gateway for self inquiry.
  • Art therapy for personal healing.
  • Mandala art form study.
  • Creativity as a spiritual practice.
  • Archetypal psychology / depth psychology study.
Paula Revill

Mandala Magic 2017

Julie has created a unique and stunning program. Recommend most highly. I am an admirer of Carl Jung and with Julie’s class, videos, pdfs and supplementary material I have gone deep! Julie is full of charisma, has a soothing voice, exceptional tech support/troubleshooting, prompt response and most importantly the material is amazing. Several participants say this is their 2nd or 3rd time in a row to take the course. Now I understand why!

Lizzie Perkins

Mandala Magic 2017

Mandala Magic might actually be magic, I have been able to emotionally process material that I haven’t thought of for years, but has clearly been holding me back. At 45, I can say I am living my best life ever and Mandala Magic is a key piece of getting me here today.

Jennifer Lewis

Mandala Magic 2017

This is one of the best on line courses I have taken. Julie is one of the most delightful, spiritually aware people I have had the pleasure to learn from. Her monthly prompts and technical lessons are clear, easy to follow, fun and in depth. I would take this course again and again. A wonderful experience!

Judy Gonet

Mandala Magic 2017

144 Comments

  1. Each of the options are interesting but my choice would primarily be the fourth option:
    Creativity as a spiritual practice.

    Maybe because I see it as a container for some of the other options – a gateway for self inquiry and personal healing.

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    • All the topics are connected to one another; but I feel Creativity as a Spiritual Practice would sum it all.

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      • A popular choice, Mariette! Thanks for taking the time to let me know πŸ™‚

    • Creativity as spiritual practice is primary but all topics are worthwhile.
      Julie Gibbons is a wonderful treasure.

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      • Thank you so much for your kind words, Mary < I'll hold them close today! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Anna! A container + a gateway < isn't the mandala such a versatile device! πŸ™‚

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  2. I would say that choices 3 and 4 most closely meet my interests.

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    • I love how your mandala forms have developed so beautifully this last couple of years, Barbara! Thanks so much for your company along the way πŸ™‚

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  3. Choices 3, 4, and 5 are my top choices. Top choice is probably #4.

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    • Creativity as a spiritual practice is definitely a popular option, Dawna – thanks for narrowing it down! πŸ™‚

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  4. For me main interests are 1, 2 and 4. Thank you.

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    • Ah, yes – it’s difficult to choose, isn’t it, Jayi! I wonder what your number one priority would be, if you were forced to pick only one! πŸ™‚

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  5. I would also say I would be interested in a combination of choices 3 and 4.

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    • Thanks for letting me know, Jo! It’s at this point in proceedings I wish I’d been explicit about having folks choose only one option, haha! πŸ™‚

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  6. I would like to grow and evolve in:-
    3. Mandala art form study and 4. Creativity as a spiritual practice.

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    • Thanks for your comment, Ilka! So far, creativity as a spiritual practice is a very popular option! I wonder which you’d pick if asked to select only one of those options! πŸ™‚

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  7. I feel like I’ve already gotten so much about mandala work. I would LOVE to know more about the depth psychology piece!

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    • Thanks for letting me know, Chris! You’ve been doing this work for such a long time now πŸ™‚ Love seeing you engage with it on so many different levels πŸ™‚

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  8. I’m very excited about this new course! All topics have my interest but top 3 are topics are 1,2 and 4.

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    • Thanks for sharing the excitement, Manon πŸ™‚ Appreciating you!

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  9. Choices would be options 4 and 5

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    • Thanks for letting me know, Alison! Probably the most *and* least popular selections. Love it πŸ™‚

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  10. I feel the one that I would be most interested in would be Creativity as a Spiritual Practice.

    Sounds exciting, I can’t wait to hear more.

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    • Appreciate you letting me know, Sarah! You’ve selected a very popular option πŸ™‚

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  11. Mainly 1 and 4 but all of them depending on mood and experiences

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    • Thanks Suzanne! Creativity as a Spiritual Practice is proving extremely popular! πŸ™‚

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  12. I love the added dimension of studying archetypal energies… my choices, in order, are 5, 1 and 4. This is so exciting Julie!

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    • Thanks so much, Isabelle – lovely to see you here!

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  13. Hello there, for me 1/2 (which seem similar?) and 4 and 5! πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks Tara – love the enthusiasm for all options! I wonder which you’d pick if asked to choose only one of those πŸ˜‰

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  14. I’m most interested in:
    Creative gateway for self inquiry.
    Art therapy for personal healing.

    As well as learning some simple techniques to draw and paint and let my creativity go… and a little of journalling too.

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    • Hi Imma! Thanks for letting me know!

      Ref, ‘learning some simple techniques to draw and paint and let my creativity go… and a little of journalling too’ < Did you see Life Book 2018 - looks like a great way to do just that! πŸ™‚

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  15. 3 and 6 for me.
    The history and study of the mandala form through time is fascinating and I gain great insight from studying the psychological side of creating mandala. I transform and become meditative while creating mandala and feel the physiological and psychological benefit for days.

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    • Thanks Rhiannon. So good to hear you receive so much from the mandala! πŸ™‚

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  16. I would say 3 and 5 peak my interest but all of them are intriguing to me –

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    • Ooooh – I like it, Darryl < breaking from the majority πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for sharing. Sending love!

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  17. My first choice would be “creativity as a spiritual practice.” However, all are of interest. I don’t know much about “Archetypal psychology / depth psychology study” and what this offers in the way of self-development so it would be interesting to learn more about this.

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    • Thanks for your comment, Darla. Most helpful to read from that perspective! πŸ™‚

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  18. Difficult choice as they all play together so beautifully… but if I had to choose, I guess I would opt for 1 and 5 and then… 2, 3, 4 πŸ˜‰ Very rich offering

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    • Haha! A woman who wants it all πŸ™‚ Love it, Gena – thanks so much for taking the time to visit (and for your kind support via email) Sending love!

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  19. 3 and 4 for me would be brilliant!

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    • Thanks Jenny! Good to hear πŸ™‚

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  20. 3 4 and 5 interest me.
    Will it be the same cycles based on those Jungian stages as before?

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    • Very popular selections, Suzanne! Thanks for your reply πŸ™‚ I shall pull together more information about Mandala Days very soon, so you can find out all the juicy details …

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  21. I loved the Mandala Magic program and am very interested in hearing more of your newest offering!! I think #1,4 & 5 are most pertinent but all apply-

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    • Love that you loved Mandala Magic, Denise – thank you for letting me know!

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  22. Creative gateway for self inquiry. – Music links to the activities is much appreciated. Mechanism for providing student input would be an enhancement.
    Art therapy for personal healing. Links to the Great Courses for additional information regarding the science and process of healing would be great.

    Creativity as a spiritual practice. Music played during these sessions is inspirational and taps into the inner way of seeing from a spiritual energetic perspective.
    Archetypal psychology / depth psychology study. Links to additional information and an understanding of the personal relevance of archetypal understanding. I would be interested in a Jungian point of view of the current world energies that are seen as a core concept and archetypes that are appearing in cultures and peoples of the world.

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    • Thanks for your reply, Maureen πŸ™‚

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  23. Creativity as a spiritual practice is what interests me the most. Also self healing art therapy.. I am excited to see the expansion of mandala magic. I use mandala creation as a form of meditation.

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    • Thanks Judy! I’m excited for this expansion, too … (if a tad nervous!) πŸ™‚

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  24. For me,
    Creative gateway for self inquiry. – brings me to the table – motivates me from the head, the thinking

    Art therapy for personal healing. – is what happens – motivates me from the heart, the feeling

    Creativity as a spiritual practice. – is what sustains – motivates me from the hands, the doing

    Archetypal psychology / depth psychology study. – is the overarching

    Thankyou for asking!

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    • Great to read your experience, Pattiann! πŸ™‚

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  25. My primary interest in working with mandalas is as a creative practice for self inquiry.

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    • Thanks for showing, Kristen. Appreciate the comment! πŸ™‚

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  26. I like the idea as mandala making as being Creativity as a Spiritual Practice

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  27. #1,3,4—these speak to me and have been what I have most appreciated in the mandala explorations I’ve done.

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    • Thanks for letting me know, Anessa! Appreciate it πŸ™‚

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  28. 1,2&5 interest me most. I would love to know why every time when I draw a mandala , it heals me from sorrow without consciously known.

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    • Thanks, Anne! The mandala offers us so much medicine – in so many different ways … glad you feel the benefit πŸ™‚

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  29. Julie-
    Congrats on this new creative venture!
    All of the options link to one another for me, as part of the tapestry of mandala study through you, as has been my experience with your courses.
    That being said, this is how I see the connections-
    Primarily art therapy for healing through a gateway of self discovery, with the explanation and modelling of mandala as an art form with your videos of you producing your art, and archetypal psychology as a tangential study or an embedded chapter but not the over-riding theme.
    Creativity is inherently a spiritual practice for me so that is woven throughout.
    And I have to add that your instructional videos watching you produce with your lovely, soothing voiceover were meditative for me.
    Hoping all of this helps.
    Can’t wait to see more!!

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    • Thanks so much Laurie – especially for your kind words! Good to know you’ve been enjoying the video demos! πŸ™‚

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  30. 1, 4 and 5 are of the most interest.

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  31. I choose Creativity as spiritual practice. I create mandalas on paper and 3D with mixed media as a process. Sometimes it takes less than half an hour to create a mandala and usually it takes days and weeks of me leaving it, looking at it as I pass by my workstation and returning to it again and again. The process is what feeds me and I feel enriched by looking at them after they are finished as well; they are hanging in my kitchen. All of the other options seem to make their way into this spiritual practice of creating mandalas.

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    • Thanks so much for sharing , Susan! πŸ™‚

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  32. Creativity as a spiritual practice, which then encompasses the others.

    For so long, I thought I wasn’t ‘creative’ or that I could only be creative by following patterns & instructions e.g. in cross-stitch, crochet, origami etc
    Then I did the Mandala Magic course in 2013 and suddenly discovered the truth of Clarissa Pinkola Estes quote that “All you have to do to create is stand out of the way”.

    Although I used Mandalas then (and now!) as a tool for self-inquiry, their true magic for me is in losing myself in the process, just getting my head out of the way and allowing the creativity to flow. Everything else comes from that place, so for me, that is a spiritual practice from my heart, rather than a deliberate study from my head πŸ™‚

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    • Great to see you, Tamsyn – and moving from the heart, well what’s not love? Thanks for commenting! xo

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  33. Hi July,

    All of them! If I really have to choose only one I will have to pick number 5. πŸ™‚

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    • Choosing just one really does help the process, Monica! Thank you for taking the time to comment πŸ™‚

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  34. Sounds fascinating Julie! 1 & 4 feel the most interesting/relevant for me.

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    • Appreciate you letting me know, Lisa! Thank you πŸ™‚

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  35. mandalas for personal healing AND as a spiritual practice in tandem…

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    • Thanks Mir’yam! Appreciate the feedback πŸ™‚

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  36. All the topics sound amazing, but I think mandala art form study and archetypal psychology interest me most.

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    • Thanks for letting me know, Jane. Great to see you! πŸ™‚

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  37. I’m most interested in creativity as a spiritual practice, which for me involves the concepts of self inquiry and healing, and I’m also very interested in archetypal psychology. I know the classes will be wonderful and enlightening. πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks for your confidence, Melody! πŸ™‚ Excited to begin sharing the details soon.

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  38. Fascinating new program!!!
    All these topics are very interesting and I find these five themes are inextricably linked.
    But if I have to make one choice ,I would like to learn more about 4 and 5.

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    • Thanks Chris. I’m looking forward to releasing more details about this latest offering soon πŸ™‚

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  39. I would have to say 3 & 4 are of most interest to me πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks Tracey – a very popular choice! πŸ™‚

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  40. Creative gateway for self inquiry and mandala art form study in that order. I’ve used your Magic class for personal healing so in keeping that in check the self inquiry would be next for me.

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    • Thanks for letting me know, Natalie! πŸ™‚

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  41. It’s difficult to choose just one! Most of my art tends to revolve around going within and healing, so I suppose the second one is always of interest. But I’d love to learn more about archetypal psychology too.

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    • Yes – choosing is always the most difficult aspect of these types of questions – yet, so often very helpful (to us both!) Thanks for taking the time, Kelly πŸ™‚

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  42. If I had to choose only one, it is number 1. However for me, that has encompassed numbers 2 and 4 as well as your guidance has been invaluable in assisting me with healing and spirituality. Thank you Julie for continuing with this really important and valuable work!

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    • Thanks, Susan – so good to know you’ve been receiving so much from the mandala magic! πŸ™‚

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  43. I am interested in the creativity and spirituality aspect of this course. For me any connection to the spirit world is important.

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  44. For me using the mandala is a way to find peace and calm…..coloring mandalas gives me a sense of calm. I look forward to learning much more about the spirit practice of the mandala and expanding the use of mandalas in my life.

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  45. Creativity as spiritual practice; mandala art form study

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    • Definitely the top choice, Anne! Thanks for your feedback πŸ™‚

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  46. CreAtivity as spiritual practice; mandala as art form

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    • Hey Michaela! Great to see you here πŸ™‚ Appreciate you taking the time to comment!

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  47. Definintely self-enquiry and healing. I was going to repeat Mandala Magic next year. This new course is going to be a great next step!!

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  48. My main interest is
    “Archetypal psychology / depth psychology study”
    which goes, in my mind, with “Creative gateway for self inquiry”
    or to put in an other way :
    Creative gateway to depth psychology study ! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks a lot for sharing all these treasures !!

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    • Thank you for the feedback, ValΓ©rie! Appreciating you πŸ™‚

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  49. Certainly, Creativity as a spiritual practice would be my first choice of why I take the mandala classes and secondly would be Archetypal psychology / depth psychology study because there is so much to learn about in this area.
    My introduction mandala with Julie was so profound. I loved all the information shared in every juicy way Julie offered.

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    • Thanks Judy – I appreciate your comment!

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  50. My interest lies in “Creative gateway for self inquiry” – i found when doing Mandala Magic that creating the mandalas was a wonderful way to tap into my thoughts and feelings and gain a different perspective on my past and present. I also like the idea of “Creativity as a spiritual practice”. i am excited to learn more about your new offering.

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    • Yes, I often find the same experience, Caitlin! Thanks for sharing some of your insight here πŸ™‚

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  51. Mandala Art Form Study & Creativity as a Spiritual Practice interest me most of all. Hope this helps.

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    • Thanks Brenee – it’s been super helpful to receive contributions like yours. Definitely a popular selection πŸ™‚

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  52. I’d be interested in all but esp 3 & 5.

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    • Thanks Lesley – appreciate you letting me know πŸ™‚

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  53. One Question – will the new course still follow the basic Mandala cycle? I’ve loved the process of starting the year in the Void and passing through each stage, each month. It’s given my year remarkable form and structure. I was going to repeat Mandala Magic to really get that process engrained. But if the new course follows the cycle, then I’m all in for the new course next year.

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    • Hi Tina! Thanks for stopping by here πŸ™‚ I’ll be pulling together all the info you need to help with your decision very soon xo

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  54. Julie, I would love a course on mainly 3 & 4. The art form itself has been of interest to me for a very long time yet I have not been able to date find a course that addresses specifically this aspect. Creativity as a spiritual practice would fit in well with my spiritual growth journey that I am working on. Thanks so much for this opportunity to study with you again!

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    • Thanks for checking in , Janice! I hear ya and I think you’ll like what’s coming next πŸ™‚ xo

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  55. I use mandala study as both a study of the art form (sacred geometry is my passion) and a form of creative self expression and inquiry…so those topics would be on target for me.

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    • Appreciate your feedback Charlotte! Sacred geometry certainly speaks loudly to many of us πŸ™‚

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  56. Mandala art form study.
    Creativity as a spiritual practice.
    Archetypal psychology / depth psychology study.

    these would be my three with a stronger emphasis on a spiritual practice.

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    • I’m getting quite excited about Mandala Days with this feedback, Jane. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your preferences. xo

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  57. Art and self development

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    • A beautiful combination, Rachael πŸ™‚

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  58. depth psychology (#5) top choice. thought I answered already but couldn’t find my comment.

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  59. A combination of the options is best for me. Creative self inquiry and spiritual practice are rewarding.
    I especially appreciate the reading lists and videos.

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  60. Ah, it’s difficult to choose! πŸ™‚ All the topics are very interesting, but I think mandala art form study and archetypal psychology interest me the most.
    I’m very excited to see the expansion of Mandala Magic.
    Thank you, Julie, for sharing all these treasures !

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    • Thank YOU, Anne πŸ™‚ always useful to hear what’s appealing to others on the path…

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  61. Hi Julie,

    Really excited to hear more about the new Mandala Days! My choices would be 3 and then 1, with the others following on from there.

    Be well.

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    • Thanks Deborah! The excitement is building here…. hoping I can get everything ready to share very soon xo

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  62. Mandala art form study and Creativity as a spiritual practice are the two I am most interested in…..

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    • Appreciate you sharing here, Rachel – I think you’ll like what’s coming next πŸ™‚

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  63. Mine would be: Creative self/inquiry, creativity as spiritual practice; and mandala as art form. I feel I still have so much to learn. I’ve done Mandala Magic twice and am still so behind.

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    • Thanks for sharing Yvonne. Bless you for persisting, even although the feeling is of being behind….. Leaning into what you say, I can feel there’s a point at which the energy will shift for you – when you can relax and find your “yes”. What would it take for that to happen? Can you hear anything from the quiet place within that provides a clue? Sending love to you right here and now xo

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  64. I joined this 12 month adventure as I am fascinated with mandalas and there meanings. Especially the colours, how and why people decorate them the way they do. I have found it to be fun and frustrating at times. Would love to explore more.

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    • Always so much to find in the meaning of a mandala, Tamlyn! Thanks for joining the adventure of discovery. xo

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  65. Creativity as a spiritual practice please!

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    • I hear you loud and clear, Karen – thank you! xo

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  66. All of the above seem important it is really hard to focus on just one. Somehow I also see them as meaning the same. My top choices would be 2,3,4 with four being my focus. After watching the Home conversations I know I need a ritual and Creativity as spiritual practice seems to be the closest fit. Thank you Julie for your part in my journey.

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  67. Hi Julie: I am really interested in mandala as art form – how to draw the mandalas, the sacred geometry aspect of mandalas. The art form itself is a spiritual inquiry for me.

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  68. Hi Julie
    I am drawn to the Mandala Art Form Study and Archetypal Psychology. These topics seem fresh with a growing edge and new structures beyond what many online creativity courses offer. The remaining categories will organically emerge in the act of creating and art is intrinsically therapeutic –so these are my top choices. ( but if I had to choose a 3rd, the 3rd would be art therapy)
    Thanks for everything
    Zan

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  69. My primary interest would be “Mandala art form study”, secondary “Creativity as Spiritual Practice”, and third, “Archetypal psychology / depth psychology study”.
    I’m curious to see what will evolve from your knowledge, creativity and depth, Julie.
    Thank you,
    Anna Maria

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  70. Most definitely Option 2 for me, I’ve had serious health issues for the past year and as a mixed media artist this would be the perfect path for me …. although Options 1, 3, 4, & 5 look just wonderful too … can’t wait am so excited !

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  71. 1 and 5 for me

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  72. Choices three and four most closely meet my needs.

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  73. Being on the spiritual path of Sufism, the creativity, it helps clear the mind to focus on creating a deeper inner soothing comfort in one’s heart. Purification of the Heart.

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  74. I am especially interested in 3 and 5.

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  75. I would say that 1, 2 and 4 would be my initial interests in going into the 2018 Mandala course. Over the years (I’m 61) I’ve used Mandalas in many ways – to focus my mind, help in meditation and bring color and light into my life. 2018 is looking to be a huge year of change for me. Hopefully after passing January 1st in celebration of 3 years of being sober, this course will help me to start opening up to all levels of the world again. I am SO excited to have found you and your courses and can’t wait for the new year long course to start!

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  76. Creativity as a spiritual practice jumps right out at me but I would love elements of the other topics as well!

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  77. For me, it is the first two: Creative gateway for self inquiry and Art therapy for personal healing.
    Journal writing has brought me back to a place I had lost touch with when my writing was an essential part of my life. When i was denied that open option to express myself, I turned to poetry to express what I needed in a way that was abstract and in hindsight, taught me much more in self-reflection later down the line. The mandalas allow me to pull from both those wells and let me express what I don’t have words for at the time many times. Later in reviewing my work I see truths and connections through the process and revealed to me within my work before I found the words, heart and soul gently speaking to my mind from a very intimate and honest perspective. Inquiry and healing go hand in hand as I do my mandala work with you.

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