Mehndi Mandala Blessing Cards
It all began with our customers, henna artists, who became aware of the subtle nature behind the obvious when painting henna. Their customers were wondering the same. Over the next decade of conversations and practice this deck surfaced as a way of communicating and understanding its underlying blessings. Mehndi Mandala Blessing Cards merge the Ancient Arts of Henna Painting, Mandala Construction, Pranic Energy, and Archetypal Symbols.The basics are outlined in a small companion booklets a framework for further study. The instructions show how these subjects are interrelated and make it easy to explore with confidence and insight Mehndi Mandalas are best understood through thoughtful practice and experience.
The deck is comprised of fifty-six symbol cards, three each of the eighteen symbols and two blanks. Their particular meanings are defined int the Symbol Card Dictionary in the booklet. These eighteen symbols were chosen because they relate to the subjects at hand. The blank cars, when sed int he reading, means nothing has been divined in that position. to embellish or enhance a Mandala a glossary of common art symbols has been added. All of the artwork is original water colors by Janet Tierney. This first addition has been printed in an art house and the colors are true and vibrant as a fine art print.
Reading the Cards
During a reading three mandalas are divined. The past Mandala, The Future Mandala and the complete Mandala that combines the two. The Mandalas can be drawn with henna on the client or be made into drawings and paintings.