Adam Blatner

Words and Images from the Mind of Adam Blatner

Becoming Mandalas

Originally posted on January 23, 2020

Trying to express the dynamic beauty of becoming from the ground of being — what the physicist Rupert Sheldrake said was the “implicate order” of “emergence” — to fully becoming. It consists of translating aesthetic intuitions and perhaps mathematical hypotheses into form. The best structure I’ve found is the “mandala” — a Sanskrit word form the sacred language of ancient India. and used to describe a symmetric and usually round figure (though they could be square or some polygon).

Carl G. Jung, one of the founders of “depth” psychology, also noted the way the mind expresses some intuitions about the sense of Self: unified, central — a wholeness — while the qualities more that express one’s being may be distributed more towards the periphery.

Not only do snowflakes suggest the mandala pattern (in six branches, at sixty-degree angles), but from a trans-dimensional perspective, all the “strings” and “hypo-quarks” that make up the events of our life (as I hypothesize it, along with Fairy Dust, poofle dust, and the imaginary structural building blocks of mind forms or “memes”) are also express-able in mandala-forms.

These forms are—in a sense—alive, interacting with your eyes and minds, your image-i-nation, to dance with them: Turn the figures; discover more subtle patterns; perhaps copy, enlarge, and color them! Create your own! (The process is rather calming and center-ing.)

The mandalas in this book are a product of a mixture of planning and spontaneity, inspiration and the workings of a compass and straight edge, plus the playful sport of the muses. They invite you to color them, make additions, even create new ones! Your responses are part of what makes them seem even more alive.

These circular, somewhat symmetrical diagrams are meant to show one view of the creative subconscious mind, and also to demonstrate the workings of a type of trans-dimensional metaphysics. Each one, in a sense, being a microscopic or telescopic — like picture of a small section of the greater cosmic field, but at our archetypal (implicate) source.


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