The StarWheel Picto-Koans
You are about to encounter the "Picto-Koans"
matching 108 StarWheel mandalas.
The same hieroglyphic sacred stories are printed
-but in very small size-
on the back of each StarWheel Wisdom Card:
series 1-2-3 viewable at:
StarWheel Wisdom cards
and available at the online store:
On this page, you see and meet the Picto-Koans
in their original design size -
that is 700% larger than on the Wisdom Cards.
And they are the perfect size for coloring fun and wild navigation rides!
Stay tuned for the collection of Picto-Koans in 3D
Check some samples on the 3D StarWheels page
What are Picto-Koans?
Koan (from Japanese ko-an - a public proposition):
"A paradox to be meditated upon that is used to train Zen Buddhist monks
in order to abandon dependence on reason and to gain sudden enlightenment"
In a similar manner, but using pictograph designs instead of words, the StarWheel Picto-Koan designs are intended to speak to the intuitive, imaginative, mystical parts of us and to activate abilities for higher-dimensional iconic communication.
Each Picto-Koan is composed of a modular grid of 9 hieroglyphic units. Usually, the center hieroglyph is a mini-key representing the entire mandala. The other hieros may hint at graphic elements of the mandala image, or they may illustrate the description / keyword. Some spirit teachings implied in the StarWheel may also be extended & complemented by the Picto-Koans.
and can be entered from any direction.
The StarWheel hiero-graphic language is intended to act as a bridge between the direct experience of the mandala image and the alphabetic, more mediated message of the sutra-description. These hieros are a symbolic interface code -a frequency matrix translation- allowing an easier transition between the rational mind "making sense of the mandala" and the Infinite Spirit Self (who IS the mandala maker).
The Picto-Koans are offered in 2D, yet they have a larger presence in 3D. And here you want to go into your psychic interactive mode. Browse through the book and allow yourself to stop at the hieros attracting you: these "familiar hieros" beckoning to you are like large size 3D temple architectures that you are invited to step into and explore, in a multi-sensory vision quest. Feel how your intuitive soul emotions may be pulsed & activated and how to best attune to your personal ways of spirit journey.
A hieroglyph, traditionally, is a doorway into an essential energy process of the conscious universe. Each sign is a resonant fractal of the whole as number, color or form in space, musical note or chord in time, fragrance or dance in space-time. Each unit of the sacred language is a window into, a magical communion with the realms of Mother Nature & Father Sky and all other intelligences the soul is attuned to. Speaking a letter-glyph is experiencing its echoing power throughout creation and dancing its life-story to a full audience. Uttering families of glyph-sounds ("words") is entering the web of infinite dances activated by the ritual yantras, mantras & ceremonies that nurture and guide individual / community life and dreamtime.
The sacred language is vibrationally related to music modes, architecture & social structures, customs, "art", "science", etc... Within the context of a sacred language, no activity is just "worldy", disconnected from the Sacred Hoop of Life, but becomes part of a spiritually creative & imaginative energy-scape: higher / inner "reality".
In these contemporary post-Babel times, most earth languages do not converse any more with the pervading Presence of the Universe. Yet, I believe that the collective cycle is bouncing back from its extremes of ego-individuation & spirit separation: we are now globally called to climb again the ladder of Integration & Oneness. A key to this global hi-D jump is to learn from ancient cultures and to understand the gift of their "language" wisdom:
As the collective consciousness moves into new frequency ranges, it is timely, I believe, to co-recreate a global sacred language: a cosmogonic language of light & pictographic communication -the telethought holograms of pulsating lights, sounds, geometries and body dances that sustain creation codes & spirit telepathy. We are called to gather the remnants of sacredness still alive and, starting from the core-source of Spirit Oneness, to progressively re-birth a sacred Language Mandala in order to sustain the new vibrational grid templates of our emerging global civilization of Love and respect for Life.
The new global sacred language can & will evolve, in an organic way, alongside all other existing types of languages & communications. But grow it will... to weave a common ground of Oneness where humankind can again play at being Infinite...
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