"The Boardgame Mandala"
In the evolution of game diagrams and rules boardgames have come to
mirror not only cultural aspects but also the transformations in the
collective psyche. The boardgame portrays the collective psyche in the
form of mandala shapes pertaining to the whole numbers, such as three
and four. The symbolic values of the different geometries and numbers
are recurrent themes in cultural history, and denote different stages
in the progression of consciousness. In particular, the boardgame can
be understood as an equivalent of the vessel in medieval alchemy.
Keywords: mandala, quaternity, trinitarian, Self, alchemy, sacred
game, psychic structure, divination.
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