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Mandala of the Minstrel of Light by Lakandiwa Mandala of the Minstrel of Light by Lakandiwa
Mandala of the Minstrel of Light

2012
Metallic Gel Pen on Illustration Board


Colors splash into a rainbow of stories
Tones resound into melodies of truth
Voices intone epics of Love

Peace

1. Acknowledge

My thoughts expand beyond my body
Animate in hues and timbre

To share to others what has been revealed

Peace

2. Release

To you I tell the tales of life
To you I weave the wisdom of the soul
To you I chant the hymns of healing

Call the Oracle of Love
Whose visions
I will render with light

Call the Scribe of Time
Whose knowledge
I will sing in rhyme

Call the Fire Gatherer
Whose brotherhood
I will inspire with wonder

Call the Gate Keeper
Whose secrets
I will illuminate with color

Call the Bridge of Hearts
Whose bonds
We will celebrate in dance

Peace

3. Awaken

We come together
In celebration of life

With all its hues
With all its rhythms

Peace

4. Return

We have painted a New Day
We have written a New World
We have sung a New Life

Peace



*Mandalas of the Spirit Paths

I have long studied mankind's quest for gifts of the spirit . . . as some assume it is the healing gifts, pre-cognance, telepathy, etc. . . . and in the end I discovered the greatest gift is within us and are those relationships with our selves, our fellow man, and the universe . . . and if we do not nurture those relationships, then there is no purpose to our lives . . . these six sacred paths shows us how we relate to our fellow man, in the path to help each other come to ONENESS

Each person is given a gift or a combination of gifts that help them in fulfilling their lifeís purpose Whether they will become healers, teachers or such How they maximize these callings are based on the use of these gifts and interacting with the others with different gifts.
They are called:

The Oracle
The Oracle is gifted with the ability to see beyond the material reality. The oracle can see future possibilities, spiritual and esoteric truths, or even be an empathy who knows what is in manís heart. It is up to the oracle to use this gift of sight beyond, to guide people in their own journeys.

The Fire Gatherer
The Fire Gatherer is gifted with the ability to converge people to a cause or course of action. In a sense, a fire gatherer brings the fires of souls to meet and unite.

The Scribe
The Scribe is gifted with the ability to analyze record or share knowledges that pass them. These knowledges and wisdoms can come through written or oral means. The scribe can be story tellers, historians, and such.

The Bridge
The Bridge is gifted in building or rendering relationships. The bridge is an empathy, who knows how to bind people and build teams.

The Minstrel
The Minstrel is gifted with the ability to creatively share an idea to a large number of people. Whether it is through the arts or the simple gift of gab, the minstrel can effectively communicate wisdoms to any medium of choice.

The Gate Keeper
The Gate Keeper is gifted with ability to open paths for people. These paths may be opportunities or truths of healing, the gate keeper sees these portals to guide others in their own chosen course.
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RealmOfDestiny Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow ! Beautiful work 
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Thank you very much my friend
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AkhetAthyrKA Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Grateful for your Being and the Healing works of immense Inspiration.. I am in complete Awe of your Divine Gifts!! :alphaosiris:
Blessings~ Em Hotep! ~♥ ☥ ♥~
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
greetings Kimberly

We all take different roads to move in the same direction of enlightenment and purpose for our race

We all share the different truths that we discover, and my works are just as much a reflection to the universe's wisdom as yours are

in the end, we are all walking the same path

Salamat (thanks) at samuli (and until then),

Lakan
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Rustypanther Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it. So nice to look at i can get comfortably lost in its intricacy. How do you make them? do you use a grid?
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Thanks Oscar

I usually plot the basic geometric shapes with a pencil guided by a ruler, a compass, and a protractor. Once the basic elements are there, I do rough pencil sketches of other figures, for example a dragon . . . etc.

From then on all details are done freehand with the metallic gel pens
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ChelseaDrouin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Again, wonderful all that you share. Awakes a tingle of uncertainty into the stream of joy.
Its an inspiration to see pure creations dancing in this current in which we all unite with the ability to have glimpses of it now and eternally.
Thank you
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Thank you Chelsea

It is great to see you around DA after a long spell. I am eternally grateful to hear of your connections to the mandalas . . . these always remind me why these visions are meant to be shared
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ChelseaDrouin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
They really are meant to be shared:)
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Stunning and beautiful. Thank You
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The first peace which the most important, is that which comes within the souls of the people when they realize their
relationship with the universe and all it's powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dewells the Great Spirit and that this center is really everywhere, it's within each of us. ~ Black Elk
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