|The rose window at Strasbourg Cathedral. (below) Mandala, Usher 2013.
The mandala describes balance. This is so whatever the pictorial form.
Stephen Gardiner [1922-2007] architect
And it came to pass ... when I was 42 years and 7 months old, that the heavens were opened and a blinding light of exceptional brilliance flowed through my entire brain. And so it kindled my whole heart and breast like a flame, not burning but warming. . . and suddenly I understood the meaning of expositions of the books.
Hildegard of Bingen (1098 - 1179) mystic, abbess, composer, writer, polymath, recounting a vision from 1141
The "squaring of the circle" is one of the many archetypal motifs which form the basic patterns of our dreams and factasies. But it is distinguished by the fact that it is one of the most important of them from the functional point of view. Indeed, it could even be called the archetype of wholeness.
C. G. Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, , founder of analytic psychology