Sunday, September 13, 2009
Jews build mandalas too!
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Yesterday I came down from the Slovenian mountain top where I have holled up the last week. I've been there getting some serious creative work done. Movies, paintings, websites and a flurry of new art.
Steve and I stopped in Trieste before heading from Slovenia back to his place. There, where we happened to park, we faced with some old art. A stupendous synagogue with a magnificient star of David rose window blossomed over the square.
You see plenty of mandalic rose windows in Cathedrals. This is the first I have seen on a synagogue.
On the 1mandala site we mention how mandalas are found in all religious traditions and are a universally human phenomenon. Indeed! Here in a beautiful example of refined Jewish spiritual art.
I gladly add this photo to my collection of cross cultural mandala examples.