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Pankseppian Mandala

MIND EMERGES FROM THE BRAIN

This image is an unfinished model of the BrainMind as I interpret Jaak Panksepp. It represents two of the three levels of vertical/horizontal Mind emerging from Brain.

 

Level 1: The foundation (brainstem)

the unknowing consciouness

instinctual meaning

 

Level 2: The scaffolding

the learning and remembering

experiential meaning

 

Nine participants in the True Self Project filled out the third level with their personal, implicit memories, making a mandala reflecting the universality and uniqueness that each of us manifests in life.

 

Level 3: The pinnacle

the self-reflective consciousness

family and cultural meaning

 

This has become the logo for True Self Project.

 

Any misinterpretation, misstatement or oversimplification of Jaak Panksepp is mine alone.

 

Marythelma Ransom

 

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