Part 1 – Entering the Circle

May 2-5, 2019

Decatur (Atlanta), Georgia

Tuition $590 ($650 after April 1) *

Presenters: Marilyn Clark, Susan Paul Johnson & with select lectures given by Susanne Fincher

Sample schedule for Entering the Circle


2010 Attendees

Mandalas are ancient circular designs that have psychological significance for modern people. Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung saw mandalas as symbols of the urge to fulfill your potential to become a whole person.


Sharing mandalas

The mandalas you create are messages between the unconscious parts of yourself (outside your awareness) and that part of yourself you call “I”. This MANDALA INTENSIVE gives you the tools you need to integrate mandalas into your work as a helping professional and to use mandalas for your own personal growth and spiritual enrichment.

The setting for ENTERING THE CIRCLE: A MANDALA INTENSIVE is Amerson House Spirituality Center. In this lovely setting, you will have opportunities to explore the Archetypal Stages of the Great Round of the Mandala through art, journaling, and meditation.


Each stage has typical mandalas and special lessons for healing and for understanding the cyclical nature of life. Using a variety of media, you will create and interpret your own mandalas for each stage.

Lectures will speak on the history and psychological significance of mandalas and the meaning of color and form in mandalas. Case study presentations will demonstrate the meaning in mandalas. Some material will be presented by our honored guest lecturer, Susanne Fincher.


Participants gather by the medicine wheel on the summer solstice.

To deepen your experience we will provide carefully selected musical background that evokes the 12 archetypal stages being explored.

Free time can be spent in the studio; walking the quiet woodland trails of Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve and other nearby parks; visiting the shops, galleries, and eateries in Decatur or Virginia-Highlands; or enjoying the nearby Carlos Museum of Greek, Roman, and Egyptian antiquities, or Fernbank Museum of Natural History with its amazing dinosaur exhibit and IMAX theatre.


Susanne and Marilyn

Susanne is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist with almost 30 years experience. She is an internationally known authority on the mandala. Her book Creating Mandalas, translated into many languages, has been hailed as “a classic.”

Marilyn Clark LCPC, is a psychotherapist with a specialty in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. She is an exceptional workshop leader and trainer who has worked with people throughout the United States and Europe. Marilyn studied with Joan Kellogg in the use of the mandala as a projective technique and has co-led mandala workshops with Susanne for Journey Into Wholeness and other groups.

Susan Paul Johnson, MBA, PhD is a leadership professional, has a certificate in Expressive Arts, is a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth facilitator, and CMCP graduate.

Paige Scheinberg is a Registered Art Therapist (ATR), wellness professional, and Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT®. She is the founder of SHINE ON Consulting, through which she offers art therapy services and arts-based workshops and trainings for professional and creativity development, wellness, and self-care. Paige is a MCP graduate.

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$590 ($650 if paid after April 1)*

Cancellation Policy: Full refund given before April 1, 50% refund April 2-15, no refund after April 15. $100 processing fee deducted from all refunds. In the event presenters must cancel the Mandala Intensive, any fees paid will be applied to tuition for the next Mandala Intensive, unless participant requests other arrangements in writing.

* Lodging, meals, and transportation are not included.

(See also our Creating Mandalas Certificate Program)