Sri Yantra Print with 8x10" Mat (Black and White)
A yantra is a symbolic representation of a deity. Yantras can be invested with energy: yantras are activated by the use of mantras. The combination of mantra and yantra creates an energy field for a specific purpose. Yantras are a form of sacred geometry. The Sri Yantra is a twelve-thousand-year-old symbol known as the holy wheel. The Sri Yantra represents the union of the divine masculine and feminine. This is symbolized by nine interlaced triangles with upward triangles meeting downward triangles in a kind of star tetrahedron. There are forty-three intersecting triangles organized in nine concentric levels radiating out from the central bindu point. The outer square represents the earth element and forms a stable and solid foundation for the yantra. The square is the power of condensation and manifestation into the world. The four doorways or gates are the thresholds into the outer world. The circle in the center brings focus to the visual form and the mind of the viewer. The lotus petals represent creation and life force. Some view the Sri Yantra as a map of man’s spiritual journey from the outer to the inner along designated circuits. This beautiful, symbolic illustration was created for the book Vocal Medicine by Kathleen Karlsen. Original pen and ink drawing by Rose Karlsen.