HW10 due 3/16: Siddhartha

1. Siddhartha–read the first chapter, The Brahmin’s Son.

2. Mandala Project due March 30th

(Do this assignment by Tuesday!) Research and take notes on The Mandala. Be sure to visit this link to get a sense of the process of making a mandala. This is the beginning step of the Mandala Project! 

Mandala notes:

Jung and the mandala:

I had to abandon the idea of the superordinate position of the ego. … I saw that everything, all paths I had been following, all steps I had taken, were leading back to a single point — namely, to the mid-point. It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the centre. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the centre, to individuation.

… I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self I had attained what was for me the ultimate. – C. G. Jung. Memories, Dreams, Reflections.

If we agree that the center of the mandala represents this center of the universe, thus the center of the self (the true self), then what would reside at the center of you…your true self. As seen in many of the examples, much, if not all, of the mandala is abstract expression. Certainly the center of the mandala should be abstract as it is a representation of your Self; yet, as you move beyond the center, closer to the edge, your visual may become more concrete as you are closer to your persona/ego, that which is tangible/material. So how will you represent your true self… We understand that the mandala is an expression of Self at the moment of its (the mandala’s) creation.

Due Friday, March 23rd:

*A full-page blueprint (I understand that it is a work in progress) of your mandala

*You should know what each element of your Mandala will represent (i.e. The interlocking circles will fulfill what roll in your mandala. For Kelly they many represent various stages of her journey; for Kat, perhaps they will serve to represent the layers of her SELF.)

*A “rough” idea of what your center piece will be…the abstract representation of you (at this point in your journey, or your true self as you know it thus far, etc.)

As for dimensions, there is flexibility here: if square 12-16 inches on each side; if circular, appx. 12-16 inches in diameter. Once again, there is flexibility here.  Review the following link to get another sense of the creation process. Note that the structure of the mandala should consist of precise geometric shapes.

How to Draw a Mandala


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