short description of the Mandãla's physical construct
ground plan and cross-section — naming and dimensioning the structural elements of the sanctuary
THE MANDALA SPATIAL GEOMETRY
The organism takes the shape of a living caduceus: a serpentine grail pillar unfolding from a raised heart center. Spiraling downward in a steep and PHI-based swirling curve, it comes to form the dorsals of 4 directional serpent guardians. The resulting tetramorphic construct is deployed over a fixed square platform contained inside an ellipsoidal dome-shell.
The Mandãla's essential nature is defined by its very structure and the synthesis of the elements which compose it.
The fixed structural skeleton [EARTH] provides the anchor around which the three other Elements revolve—the circulatory [WATER], respiratory [AIR], and visual memory [FIRE] functions of the entity.
NOTE Dimensions given subject to change as project develops.
Caduceus, World Tree, Fountain of Life
raised at the desert heart of the world
womb-tomb of life everlasting