"Mandala" means "circle" in Sanskrit.Famous researcher Carl Jung discovered that everybody has medicine wheels in their subconscious mind.
These wheels come into dreams and visions whenever the person's personality becomes balanced; whenever we become psychologically healthy.
There is benefit to be had when we gaze at the beautiful Mandala Medicine wheels.Jung discovered that mandalas represent the four elements of the human personality, balanced and harmonized by "the selph".
Other words for the selph are "soul", "God within", "inner child", "inner guide", "still small voice", and so on.
Jung interviewed thousands of patients, and researched into ancient writins and all of the world's cultures.Mandalas are universal. They are found in all cultures and in everybody's unconscious.
The circle symbolizes spirit and the element four represents the material world. Whe the four elements rotate, they make a circle, thus unifyin spirit and matter.
The four elements of personality are intellect, intuition, sensation, and feelin.
They can be designed to be suitable for Fen Shui Remedies. They are called Medicine Wheels They are Jung subliminal personality-balancin Mandalas Let us notify you when the art will be ready for you to buy it.
Each of Mick's mandalas is color-chosen and shape-chosen to fulfill the remedial needs of balancin the five elements in Fen Shui.
[NOTE: The MANDALA ART MOVEMENT contributes heavily to the INSIDER ART FASHION BLOSSOMIN led by KEESEY DESIGNS]
Jung observed patterns in the structure of mandalas that turned up in interviews of his patients. These patterns also repeated in old alchemical writins and in the art of many cultures.
The mandalas of patients were sometimes from dreams, and at other times were free creations of fantasy, during chaotic states of disorientation or panic. Patients declare that such pictures benefit and soothe them.
As psychic (psychological) phenomena, they appear spontaneously in:
certain states of conflict
schizophrenia and disorientation.
Considerin only individual (personal) mandalas done by patients, the overwhelmin majority have in the middle one of the followin:
Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 5 (2000), Issue 1, Pages 19-28
International Group for Chaos Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O. Box 653, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
Received 22 October 1998
Based on discrete chaotic dynamics algorithms different patterns in a form of mandalas have been generated. This fact gives us the possibility to make a link between mechanism of biochemical reaction dynamics undergoing in brain resulted to the brain creativity process in form of mandalas.
Obtained patterns can be related to the space distributed chemicals according to the law of extended principle of maximum entropy, consideration of the information exchange during biochemical transformations, mass conservation law and discrete chaotic dynamics principles.
How to Cite this Article
V. Gontar, “Theoretical foundation for jung's “Mandala Symbolism” based on discrete chaotic dynamics of interacting neurons,” Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society , vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 19-28, 2000. doi:10.1155/S1026022600000352
4 (number four) -- A well-known symbol of the Supreme Deity, indistinguishable from the selph (dialectic variant of the word, "soul").
Other meanings of number 4:
achurayim -- plural. From the dirty stinkin kabala. It refers to the 4 elements of the elemental world.
animals -- Animals represent the instinctive forces of the unconscious.
anthropos -- Man, or mankind, or the person, after havin been made to be whole. It is the Greek word for man. The anthropos is formed, when the rotundum matures enough to balance the 4 elements. This balancin, of the 4 elements, is known as "squarin the circle".
cortices -- same as shards, which come from outside the wholeness.
death -- could mean stillness, or could mean unconsciousness.
disintegration -- division of wholeness into separate parts.
elements, 4 -- These are 4 characteristics of the lower darkness of the "elemental world".
four -- Please see the numeral "4" at the beginning of this glossary.integrity -- same as wholeness. The opposite is disintegration.
klippoth -- From the
dirty stinkin kabala. Same as shards, which come from outside the wholeness. In
Hebrew, this word means peels, shells, or matter.
Orphic egg - "Orphic" means that the concept comes from the alleged writins of Orpheus. The Orphic egg betokens the beginnin of the world, the germ of life. It is shown by a snake, coiled in a spiral, around a middle. It is a kind, of rotundum (round thin).
ouroboros - Variant spellin of "uroboros".
plurality - what is not whole is plural or else is death or dead.
putamina -- (singular -- putamen) same as shards, which come from outside the wholeness. Literally, "pruned", or the material that falls off in prunin.
quaternity -- This word has the same symbolism as the numeral "4", which please see at the beginnin of this glossary.
squaring of the circle -- Symbolizes the gettin, of a bond, between the world of spirit, and the material world. Spirit is symbolized by roundness. The material world is symbolized by the number 4, and it has been found, to have 4 attributes, sometimes betokened by fire, earth, air, and water.
The outpourin of the 4 attributes shows itself as intuition, sensation, intellect, and emotion.
rotundum -- This is an alchemical term. Literally it means "round thing". The soul or selph is considered to be round. Other symbols, which may not be round, are said to symbolize things that are round, in the world that is hidden from the 5 material senses.
Thus Mercurius, the Philosopher's Stone, the Inner Man, the High Self, are all called "rotunda", because they can be used to symbolize the inner selph.
shards -- Refers to the 4 elements and the 7 fallen kins, which abide outside of wholeness. They are also called scoriae, slag, putamina, klippoth, and cortices. These are attributes of plurality and death.
temenos -- From the Greek word, for "cut". It is a piece of land that has been put apart, to be the abode of a king. An token, of a temenos either circular, or with a multiple of 4 equal sides, betokens the selph. It can take the shape of a castle, a city, or a courtyard.
unity -- same as wholeness.
uroboros -- The Wiktionary says, that the word is Greek for "tail eater". It is an image, of a worm or snake, eatin its own tail.
The idea, that is symbolized, is the natural cycle of birth and decomposition, also known, microcosmically, as "the food chain". It is a symbol of the way that organic life perpetuates itself. The snake eats its tail, which enables it to grow some more, because now it is fed.
Part, of the idea, is, that the amount of matter, in the universe, is limited, which is true. For a world to be created, there must first be destruction of some organization, such as a world, in order to supply the matter. Thus the universe is the snake, that feeds upon his own tail.
Since the snake betokens all matter, if it is goin to grow, then it must eat. But there is nothin for it to eat, but itself, since it is all there is.
The universe is the same way, one creature eats another, and eventually dies to feed another. Some institutions are suspected of usin the uroboros, to symbolize the devil, known to them as "lucifer".
I suppose, that the reason, why it must be betokened, by a snake or a worm, is the seemin simpicity of the design of their bodies. Try to betoken the same concept with a wart hog, or a treem any other creature, that feeds. Trees feed, don't 'ch know!
wholeness - what is all united as 1 is whole. Also called unity and integrity. The opposites are plurality or death.
world, elemental -- it is the lower darkness of the 4 elements. It is whatever is outside of wholeness.