Mandala Healing Kit
by Judith Cornell
three decades, Judith Cornell, Ph.D. has been pioneering a new method
to help people heal by awakening to their deepest spiritual levels.
She uses sacred art, particularly the mandala, transpersonal psychology,
and raja and kundalini yoga. She is a popular speaker and seminar/retreat
leader. Work with the sacred mandala has been used as a healing
tool in schools after 9/11 and in individual and group settings
with people of diverse spiritual backgrounds.
In The Mandala
Healing Kit, Cornell offers a way to enjoy her teaching in the
privacy of your own home at your own pace. The kit contains all
the tools you will need to start on this inner journey. The 94-page
workbook presents the background of the mandala in India and its
appearance in other spiritual traditions, such as the American Indian
Medicine Wheel and the Jewish Kabbalah. It also lays out 25 exercises
that involve meditation, intention, blessing materials, journaling,
and, of course, drawing.
the kit is a CD with seven tracks to be played during specific exercises.
Some of these are merely soundscapes with chanting to put the person
in a meditative state or to prepare for spiritual drawing. Others
require the listener to participate in the song or chant. Two are
guided meditations. The kit also comes with 15 stencils, seven colored
pencils, a silver gel pen, and small sheets of black paper.
in the workbook provides reading material pertinent to the exercises
in that chapter. The exercises are fully explained before you begin,
and then a list of what you will need for each one is presented.
Each exercise has numbered steps that take you from gathering your
materials through every part of the exercise. There are even simple
suggestions for intentions or prayers. An exercise doesnít just
say draw a mandala that mirrors your inner light, for example. It
has you gather your materials, prepare your paper, visualize, choose
symbols, chant, draw, and then contemplate. There is a lot of work
involved in even one exercise, but it can lead to inner insights.
kit gives participants a complete seminar for a deeper understanding
of their inner selves. I really found The Mandala Healing Kit
to be a perfect tool for doing inner work. There is no guesswork
about what to do or ways to deepen the experience. Itís all there.
And, the kit can be used over and over. Each time the proces s is
begun a new intention can be named.
I would recommend
buying a package of black construction paper and some softer, more
blendable artist-grade colored pencils, since those in the kit are
quite hard. This can be frustrating when working on something that
is supposed to flow from your inner self.
94 pg workbook, 15 stencils, 7 colored pencils, silver gel pen,
Age, self-help, spiritual