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Term: Mandala

1.  A Sanskrit word that means “circle.” Mandalas are designs that are usually circular and are constructed around a central point. In Buddhism and Hinduism, mandalas are frequently used for spiritual and meditation purposes, but they can also be used to gain access to your subconscious mind.
SOURCE:  Magical Symbols of Love & Romance, by Richard Webster
2.  Circle. A symbolic representation of the universe which is visualized to enhance spiritual practices.
SOURCE:  Sacred Path of Reiki, by Katalin Koda