Coloring Mandalas 3 invites readers to a creative encounter with the sacred feminine through interactive engagement with mandala designs based on ancient European artifacts, contemporary religious icography, and traditional tantric art. Coloring these circular designs, which symbolize the wholeness of the self, is a relaxing, meditative activity that both adults and children enjoy. Included are 46 designs for coloring, plus 4 blank circles with instructions for drawing your own geometric mandala. Full-color illustrations provide inspiration and reveal the full range of the sacred feminine, from gentle and motherly to fierce and challenging. An introductory essay traces the stream of the sacred feminine from Neolithic sources through modern Asian traditions and the work of contemporary western scholars of psychology and religion. Building on her previous books, Susanne Fincher highlights connections between the archetypal imagery of circles and the Divine as a feminine presence.
Susanne F. Fincher is an art therapist with more than twenty-five years' experience guiding the personal growth of adults. Through her workshops on creativity, people are able to engage their inner resources for insight, healing, and self-expression. Susanne has written several books on mandalas, circular designs that evoke wholeness. She maintains a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia.