Shaivism - Concepts and symbols - Templates and archetypes
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Alain Danielou – While the Gods Play
ALL beings issuing from Prakriti, … display comparable characteristics and are organized on the basis of a definite number of archetypes, fundamental mathematical graphs (mudra(s)), or geometric patterns (yantra(s)), according to which all the structures of the universe are formed. However, all beings are not necessarily in similar conditions of materiality, or relative time or space.