Monday, July 28, 2008


FourSpirals Mandala - (Reflection Series) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2008
source image - shrubbery

When I first read Angeles Arrien's interpretations of the 5 basic shapes, I definitely felt a lot of truth in relation to where I am in my life at the present time. While I have been writing this article, I have also been trying to determine the best way to present the information I read in her book. With 25 different permutations of meaning based on an individual's preference, it would be impossible for me to delve any more deeply on the shapes' significance by ranking and shape than I have. I have decided, though, that if there are any of you out there desiring more knowledge than what I have presented here, I would be willing to answer the first five inquiries sent to my email address.

What is really fascinating about the Preferential Shapes Test is that Arrien has developed a use for it in couples' counseling, as well as business, family, and group applications. The test can be used not only to show areas of conflict, but also to identify the resources each person can use to actualize resolution of conflict. (pp.77-78)

Reverly Mandala -(Reflection Series) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2008
source image - shrubbery

In a couple of days I will offer an exercise based on Arrien's book on how to play with these five shapes. Stay tuned for that final installment!

Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas


The Artful Eye said...

Beautiful Four Spirals, lots of energy, spiral was my first shape. This image reverberates. I love the Revelry too. Always look forward to your posts.

John said...

I see clowns or batman jokers in the bottom one

Top one has energy.

Ann Christine Dennison said...

I see such joy in the Reverly Mandala, joyous faces, flowers, the dark green delving into healing caves inside mother earth. Very beautiful :-)

dianeclancy said...

Hi Sue -

What a generous offer you made ...

It is sort of clear to me what it saying to me too ... very interesting.

I still have my give-away on the blog

~ Diane Clancy