The body's first language is silence.It speaks on a physiological or instinctual level. The transmutation of this energy into conscious understanding is facilitated by symbolism.
The most fundamental form of symbolism is what Jung referred to as the archetype. An archetype is the creative medium through which the unconscious or unformed mind shares itself with the conscious world of time and space.
The archetype does not refer to itself. The emphasis is not placed on the image or the pattern, but the principal form of energy, or instinct, that the motif is organized around.
A submission to these self-existing patterns of energy or mandalas constitutes the spiritual journey. The journey itself is a motif symbolizing the embodiment of the human life cycle.