Faculty 2: Mandala

The Silver Governing Orb

2A window to the soul like an axis to the 4 corners (f1) of the earth (f2). "Look, how the floor of heaven is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold; There's not the smallest orb which thou beholdest . But in his motion like an angel sings ... Such harmony is in immortal souls; But, whilst this muddy vesture of decay doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it."  -Shakespeare The Silver Governing Orb encircles the copper access to join yin and yang as a love lens. From this perspective, Faculty 1 and 2 symbolize the sperm and the egg and represent the embryonic potential of our Essential Self. The coppery sun and the silvery moon combine forces to create a universal whole, through which we can view each of the parts as a manifestation of heaven and earth.