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The Boardgame Mandala

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"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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Mats Winther

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