There is a part of our cultural society today that seems so innocent, yet is so disturbing. As a Christian, we should realize this is another sign of the end times we live in. The society today is preparing the average person for the acceptance of a one-world government, a one-world religion and the antichrist in very targeted and subtle ways. One of these ways is targeted towards women.
Go into any Michael’s Craft Store, Hobby Lobby, Barnes and Noble, Walmart and any bookstore and you will see “Adult Coloring Books” encouraging the art of the stress free “mandalas.”
Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of beautiful coloring books out there, but it is the introduction of the “mandalas” to relieve your stress that is dangerous. You ask why?
It seems so very innocent! But, it is societies way of removing Christianity from Western culture and preparing our minds to accept the world’s fourth-largest religion; that of Buddhism. A religion that has over 500 million followers around the world.
This beautiful and colorful circle called the “mandala” is part of most of these adult coloring books?
Wikipedia defines the mandala as a beautiful circle pattern that looks like it would be impossible to draw free hand. It is also a “spiritual and ritual symbol in Indian religions, representing the universe. In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.”
A mandala is used in tantric Buddhism as an aid to meditation. They meditate on the image until they are saturated by it. They believe that you can merge with the deity by meditating on the mandala. “A mandala is also visualized (dhyana) by the yogin whose aim it is to merge with the deity.”
Focusing on mandalas is a spiritual practice where you merge with “deities”–this practice opens the door to demons.
You ask, how is the devil going to get Christians to meditate on mandalas?
No Christian in their right mind would put one in their house and sit and stare at it for an hour, chanting the sacred word!
However, if the enemy can get a Christian to stare at a mandala because they are coloring it, he can have them absentmindedly focus their attention on the image and they will unknowingly open up their subconscious to this image in almost the same way.
“Mandalas may be used to focus attention, as a spiritual teaching tool, to establish a sacred space or as an aid to meditation or trance induction.” (Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hinduism)
According to the article above about “Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hinduism,” a mandala is a key tool to practicing a religious ritual, and it opens people up to trances.
“When completed, a mandala becomes a sacred area that serves as a receptacle for deities and a collection point of universal forces. By mentally entering a mandala and proceeding to its center, a person is symbolically guided through the cosmos to the essence of reality. By constructing a mandala, a monk ritually participates in the Buddha’s teachings.”(ReligionFacts.com)
The mandala itself is a receptacle for “deities” and “universal forces.” It is not just opening a door to the spiritual realm; it is knocking on the door of a false temple.
If the monk constructing the mandala is participating in a spiritual ritual, what are we doing as we mindlessly trace the shape with a colored pencil and try to keep the pattern balanced with our coloring choices. We are also going through the motions, participating in this ritual without even knowing it.
“The process of constructing a mandala is a sacred ritual. It is a meditative, painstaking process that can take days or even weeks to complete. Mandalas are constructed from the center outward, beginning with a dot in the center. With the placement of the center dot, the mandala is consecrated to a particular deity.” (ReligionFacts.com)
We need to be aware of what these images are, because they are not just pretty shapes and designs.
Those are the spiritual roots. But how did they come to get associated with coloring books or relaxation?
Well, Carl Jung was a famous Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist in early 20th Century. He founded the school of analytical psychology. He focused primarily on the study of the integration of the conscious and the unconscious mind.
Jung wrote a book called “Mandala Symbolism.” In this book, he introduced the Eastern mandala practice to Western psychotherapy. He began to have his patients create mandalas, to help him identify their emotional disorders. He didn’t look at their tea leaves or read their palms. But he didn’t just believe this was pure science either. Carl Jung was deeply into the occult. He even published a dissertation about the science behind psychic mediums called, “On the Psychology and Pathology of So-Called Occult Phenomena.” Where he sat in and even participated on séances. (The Portable Jung, by Joseph Campbell).
Jung was also seriously involved in practices of alchemy, astrology, studies in mysticism.
Carl Jung brought the Eastern spiritual ritual of drawing mandalas to Western culture in a “scientific” context.
But how did they end up in our coloring books at Hobby Lobby? Is this purely recreational and relaxing? Is this therapy?
It is a surprising new trend. Even Katie Couric discussed an article about how it has become a craze, and publishers haven’t seen anything like this in 30 years. “Inside the Adult Coloring Book Craze” by Robin Stein.
Is it artistic? Is it therapeutic? Is it stress relieving?
Normal everyday people believe it is just some fun new hobby. But why didn’t they just choose to color with their children, or take an art class? Things that have been around forever?
Why do people want to color in these books with mandalas all over them?
In the article by Stein a mom says,
“I love it,” said Nichole Schmidt, a stay-at-home mom. “It’s very meditative. It gets me away from the kids. And this is my Zen.”
If you go to one of the coloring book websites, they will tell you why coloring mandalas are relaxing–“they are energetically alive and promote well-being.”
Read from this article by Stephen Vrancken called, “Your Introduction to the Healing Powers of Mandala Coloring.”
“About mandala coloring healing
Your Introduction to the Healing Powers of Mandala Coloring Pages
“I awaken to the power of the mandala,
A sacred circle of light and energy,
A pathway to center—to my center and to the universal All,
A channel for healing body, mind, and spirit”
How Do Mandala Coloring Pages Activate the Mandala’s Healing Powers?
Mandalas are used universally to promote healing and other positive states of being. Why? One explanation comes from its very design. The mandala is a circular matrix with a center point—a point from which all things are possible. From this sacred center comes forth infinite possibilities and unlimited potential. When you use your mandala coloring pages, you’re expressing your desires for healing and wellness.
You’re also acknowledging and declaring your own unlimited potential!”
He says, that just by using your coloring book you are expressing your interest in the mandala magic, therefore opening yourself up to spiritual outcomes. So even if you are a Christian, he is saying that you are a willing participant in a spiritual activity and essentially “declaring your own unlimited potential.”
He continues . . .
“You can think of the mandala as being energetically alive, a means of creating a pathway to a desired state of being. What state of being do you desire to create? Maybe you want to experience inner peace or maybe you simply want to use the circular pattern to express your artistry. For whatever purpose you choose to work with the mandala, know that you can achieve it through mandala coloring.
Imagine yourself with your mandala coloring pages in front of you. All you have to do is set your intention and awaken your mandalas by infusing them with color. It’s that simple and that powerful.
Amazing as it sounds, by simply coloring mandalas, you can accomplish the following:
- Relax & enhance your meditation
• Balance your body, your mind, and your spirit
• Make a spiritual connection
• Expand your creativity
• Increase your self-awareness
• Encourage your self-expression
• Just have fun, alone or with your friends”
So now, he has taken the use of mandalas from a spiritual ritual and transformed it into a New Age form of relaxation on a Sunday afternoon with a glass of iced tea.
“How Do You Unlock the Healing Power of the Mandala?
One of the easiest and most effective ways to experience the healing power of the mandala is by using mandala coloring pages. Why are mandala coloring pages such an effective tool for healing? First of all, coloring is fun and relaxing. It’s an enjoyable way to express your creativity. And, it’s an activity you can fully participate in whether you’re 4 or 94 years old.
Do you want more proof on why you too can easily unlock the healing powers within the mandala coloring pages?
- There is no right or wrong way to color a mandala.
• You can color just about anywhere.
• Coloring lifts your spirits and brings out the child in you.
• You can color at your own pace.
• You don’t have to follow any rules when you color.
• Kids and adults alike enjoy coloring.
• You know you’re creating a unique work of art.
• You can share the experience by coloring in groups.
• It’s affordable.
• It activates the intuitive genius within you.”
So, the question is, when it comes to adult coloring books, is it really all about coloring?
Or, is it about spiritual hosts of wickedness sneaking mandalas into our homes and into our subconscious minds?
Is it really about recreation or is it New Age evangelism? It is all about taking God out of our lives and out of our Western culture and replacing it with other world religions. Trying to prepare us for coexistence when society becomes that “One-World Religion.”
Resource: The Last Hiker Blog