Finding a Personal Mandala

In my architectural practice, in the 1960s, in Berkeley California I had seen the affects of drug use, so much a part of the social scene of that time. I had employees come and go, not always surviving their experimenting with drugs. I knew, from a one time use of marijuana that my sense perceptions, which affected and distorted my space perceptions and momentarily affected my work, such that I wanted nothing more to do with it. One day, while alone in my office, I went to a large drawing surface on a wall and, without knowing why I was doing it, I drew a large circle. This was my unconscious coming to the fore and with this event I knew this was significant - It would become my Mandala. About this time I was reading Carl B. Boyer’s History of Mathematics. He tells of the inverse geometry of Professor [...]