Tuesday, February 2, 2010
THE MANDALA MASK
Many of the figures that we find represented in the Edakkal caves appear to have what might be masks, or head dresses, which link the human to a spirit world. One such mask like head dress seems to be comprised of nine squares, fitted into a kind of magic square, that we find later in Mandala forms. This pattern of nine squares, in which we also find a pattern of crosses, must have indicated possibly a Divine Being, or Creator figure. The mysterious face of this Being is itself a manifestation of the whole structure of the universe.