This is any circle or square within which shapes, objects or other symbols appear.
The mandala can be a square garden with round pond in it—square with circle in, etc. It depicts what we have done with our life, what qualities or balance we have achieved through our own effon or self responsibility. It shows whether we have dared meet the darkness and light in our nature and bnng balance, whether we have found the courage to have our boundaries of thought and viewpoint split asunder by a greater vision or despair, and what we have done with the pieces of wonder and pain we have found. See spiral below in this entry.