Rudolf Steiner’s Use of the Mandala Principle

Aug 26, 2023 3:00PM—5:00PM


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Cost Free ($15 suggested donation)

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The mandala is a sacred artistic technology that has a long tradition and intimate connection to worldwide religions and spirituality throughout history. Rudolf Steiner made remarkable use of the archetypal power of the mandala in many of his works from his graphic designs, paintings, and blackboard drawings, his architecture, in his lectures, his verses, and his indications for meditative practice. This presentation will consider the nature of what a mandala is in affect and how Rudolf Steiner utilized this spiritual dynamic in a myriad of ways, particularly as a platform for visualization and meditation.


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Van James is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, Emerson College (UK), and the Malschule am Goetheanum (CH). He is an international guest tutor at Waldorf teacher training centers and university art departments in Asia, Oceania, and America. He is a mentor for Gradalis Teacher Education, Academy of Himalayan Art and Child Development, and is a regular presenter at Nurturer’Studio. He is a Class Holder in the School of Spiritual Science, a council member of the Visual Art Section of North America, and editor of Pacifica Journal ( He is an active visual artist at Van James YouTube, and an award winning author of numerous books on culture and the arts, including Spirit and Art, The Secret Language of Form, an Ancient Sites of Hawai’i series, Drawing with Hand, Head, and Heart, Painting with Hand, Head, and Heart, Out of the Blue, and Teaching Art History. For more information, click here. He lives in Honolulu, Hawai’i, with his wife.


The event is organized by program committee of Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch.
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