Proposed Mandala collection
We arrive at the 12th
house of future designs to come. The auspicious Mandala collection
will be host to further intricate designs in the Lotus Sunrise range.
Since the dawn of time, many shapes and patterns have become
universal. If one takes a closer look at all ancient cultures and civilizations and their art, you will discover
how similar motifs, geometric patterns and designs were used to decorate various objects. The only thing separating
them is the span of time and geographic location.
A mandala is an ancient sacred diagram and was designed for the
use of being a focal point for meditation. It’s known roots stem from Hindu culture. A mandala may employ many
symmetrical shapes and objects, drawing the mind to concentrate upon the geometrical composition, inviting the mind
inward and beyond into a higher plane of reality and consciousness.
In traditional Mandalas, four doors projecting from the middle
of each side of the inner design, (usually a square encompassing a circle), provide passages through which the mind
may enter or exit the center during meditation. Lotus Sunrise plans to create new and different designs for
Mandalas, such as floral, animals, stylized creepers, zodiac symbols and glyphs, using unique geometric shapes and
Inspired by ancient and cosmic idealism and symbols from
universal concepts and beliefs, the Mandala collection will offer anyone a touch of spiritual and earthly order,
just as the number 12 symbolizes.
If you once were, or still are a fan of the 1978-79 series of
the classic sci-fi television show, Battlestar Galactica, you may remember the Galactica’s symbol of an ancient
mandala design adorning the warrior’s uniform jacket sleeves and on the interior walls or banner/flags, throughout
the Galactica ship. The Galactica symbol was made up of a circle enclosing a pattern of opposing
The triangles in this known ancient design, are in fact,
comprising of lotus petals signifying reality unfolding, as it is perceived by focusing or meditating on the
mandala. In turn, the triangles inside show a number pointing upward, which represent the male principle, and those
pointing downward represent the female principle. Together in the same design, the triangles interlock to depict
the continuence of creative activity of the universe or cosmos. Battlestar Galactica used many such tantalizing and
interesting ancient symbols and ideas for the show’s story background and characters, linking their human tribes to
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