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Here is the rose window of the Sainte Chapelle in Paris. (For another view of the interior, scroll down.)
Listen: Heart Sutra Buddhist Chant: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c9-XaA2f00
Why not post a mandala during the solstice time -- a design that symbolizes balance and harmony in the universe. This is a special time when we are all consciously experiencing the vast rhythms of the solar system together with the spiritual and emotional feelings we share --- in our own way depending on our cultures --- at these pivotal moments in nature's cycles. I love the deep colors of the true medieval stained glass windows ... as well as the effect they have on my mind when I look at them for some time. No wonder mandalas have been used for centuries as doorways to meditation and contemplation in all cultures -- and gates to the heart. From mystical Asian paintings to stone carvings to Native American sand paintings...and Gothic rose windows.
For more description of the Sainte Chapelle on the Ile de la Cite, click on my other photo of the interior below. It will take you to the photo's page and description. And for lovers of medieval stained glass, here is some information:
ROSE WINDOW: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_window
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