The Meditation & Mindfulness Series
Herewith my introduction to a my first book in a 3 part series about meditation and mindfulness. As I mentioned in my Spring Equinox post the next three months will see the publication of all three of the books in this series.
The first book is the foundation of the series. It started as a set of oracle cards, but since discovering how much fun writing books were to publish on Amazon KDP I decided that all upcoming projects will likely be book & oracle combinations! Thus, I would like each Amazon book (or at least each series) to have one accompanying MakePlayingCards oracle deck as well.
The Meditation Mandalas Book
I created this series with meditation in mind, but I didn’t want to simply write another ‘how to meditate book’ but instead I wanted to provide some support to the meditation journey by using mandalas as focus tools.
In the book I provide some background information to meditation and what it entails. I follow with a discussion around how one would use mandalas as meditation focus tools, much like the practice of traditional sandpainting by Tibetan monks.
Afterwards the book provides 52 mandalas, one for each week of the year should you wish to use it in this way. Each mandala has its own unique design and have been placed on a colourful and abstract art background. Additionally, each mandala is accompanied by its own message that I wrote to provide you with extra assistance during meditation as you contemplate its meaning. You can find additional information about the book in the links below.
The Weekly Meditation Mandalas Coloring Series
I have ordered the coloring books that accompany the Meditation Messages myself from Amazon as I was curious to see the quality of the print, paper and binding. It was a bit of a wait for them to arrive and once they did literally couldn’t contain myself when I opened the packaging! I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of these books. The covers are vivid and clear, the binding is solid and the printing is crisp – I do prefer thicker paper for coloring, but unfortunately Amazon does not provide this option yet. However, it is easy to account for the thinner paper and they mostly color the same; one just has to be more mindful of not layering color or wetting the paper too much.
I also took a photo of the interior so that you can see the ‘framed’ and ‘zoomed-in’ versions of the same design (i.e., Colouring companion vs. Colouring Patterns).
I am gifting the Colouring companion, whereas I have all kinds of plans with the Colouring Patterns 😉.
The Meditation Mandalas Oracle
As a companion to the Meditation Mandalas, especially if you want a smaller and more travel-friendly option of the focus tools then the oracle deck is just for you!
The oracle cards feature all the meditation mandalas as they appear in the book with the front of the card displaying the mindful message and the back of the card with the colourful mandala design.
I always appreciate any feedback and/or reviews, please let me know in the comments section below (or on Amazon for the books!)
Be on the lookout for second book to be published in the series next month!
- Weekly Meditation Mandalas Colouring Companion: 52 Mindful Pages – 2nd Book in the Meditation & Mindfulness Series!
- Weekly Meditation Mandalas Colouring Patterns: 52 Mindful Pages – 3rd Book in the Meditation & Mindfulness Series!
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