The mandala is a compact mystical diagram, concentrating spiritual energy; it is an icon of religious experience and, at the same time, a visible manifestation of the godhead. In spite of the underlying modern prejudice that the spiritual traditions of the East are world-rejecting and inward-looking, the mandala has in recent years passed from East to West as a means for inner healing and self-orientation. C G Jung regarded the mandala as a representation of man's need for wholeness, for perfection. Modern psychiatrists have even used it as a therapeutic device in the regeneration of shattered personalities. This short introductory book reveals the secrets of this complex form in all its manifestations: symbol of the universe, image of God and aid to inner peace. This book will help provoke the feelings and visions by which one can arrive at a sense of unity with oneself and with the universe outside.