Mandalas of Gold

May 19, 2009 by  
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Once in awhile I come across an artist that I simply must rave about.  It goes beyond someone’s artwork inspiring me, beyond appreciation for talent, and into the realm of sensing the deep and profound spiritual “ring” that I hear when viewing their work.

Enneagram pendant gold

Enneagram pendant gold

I speak now of David Wietzman, the creative designer behind KA Gold Jewelry.  My son and I spent an hour last night drooling over the bountiful photographs of his gold and silver designs (with my son constantly saying over each item, “I want that, can I have that?” — and he’s 10). What is so impressive to me, beyond the sheer beauty of the designs and obvious quality of construction, is the depth of knowledge that has been cultivated by the artist over the years.  Each design is the embodiment, in precious metal, of sacred symbols from spiritual tradition.  Having been a long time student of multiple spiritual traditions,  symbolism and Phoenician-based scripts (Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, etc), I can truly say he has done his homework.  And beyond that he has blessed each piece with his rich energy and created valuable works of art.

I Ching pendant gold

I Ching pendant gold

A statement from his website: “[David has] devoted his life to seeking the greater truths from the world’s religions and cultures by studying the fields of Kabbalah, Judaism, Buddhism, eastern spirituality and ancient wisdom…. He understands that sacred geometry and spiritual symbols from around the world tie everything in life together. …..When David achieves a new understanding of a symbol, he shares it with the world through his jewels to empower the wearer and share his knowledge and greater truths.”

Hunab Ku pendant gold

Hunab Ku pendant gold

I share with you here some of my (and my son’s) favorite pieces, but you really must go look for yourself.  Even if you aren’t in the market for jewelry, go look for your own inspiration, and be fed by his special energy.  It is artists like David Weitzman who can help empower us all.

“David’s work transcends cultural, religious, and even language barriers……..David’s jewels aim to unite people in a world that often seeks to divide them. People everywhere share values such as health, love, and a connection with something greater than themselves. David’s designs are meant to inspire the wearers to bring that fulfillment to their lives.”

Mandala Sacred Geometry Designs

October 20, 2008 by  
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By Andy Kahn

The word mandala is of Hindu origin also used in Buddhist practice. In Tibetan Buddhism it has developed into sand mandala pattern. Mandala generally speaking is a term for any geometric symbol that represents the cosmic energy metaphysically or symbolically. Mandala is Sanskrit for circle, polygon, community, connection. Various forms of Mandala design is also used as an aid to meditation and trance induction. Read more