. . . I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self I had attained what was for me the ultimate, and it became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the center. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the center, to individuation. C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections
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The kolam, or "rangoli" is a traditional mandala, a geometric pattern, that women design in front of their houses during festivities. In Tamil culture is a strong form of expression by the women, who express their feelings in this secret way.