Pictographs, cave drawings, hierolyphs, logos, brands, avatars, icons, and symbols. These communicate concepts that we have attached some kind of meaning to. I designed these three mandalas to represent the three-fold human being, first as an individual, then in a partnership, and third, as a community.
First, the one above is the individual, diagrammed as three CIRCLES. Take a bird's eye view. The smallest circle is the HEAD. The second circle is the HEART (think chest). The largest circle represents the HANDS (think arms outstretched as if in an embrace). In Waldorf-speak, they are also referenced as THINKING, FEELING, and DOING.
This second mandala below represents the CONNECTION between partners in a loving relationship. This mandala shows that in partnership, intellect and thoughts (the THINKING) remain the individual's own and are nurtured by the other, love (the FEELING) is exchanged, and the tasks of love (the DOING) are equally shared.
This third mandala below represents COMMUNITY. Here, thoughts and ideas (the THINKING) are balanced, and empathy and compassion (the FEELING) fuel the collaborative tasks of community (the DOING). This shows that individuals make their own contributions in THINKING, FEELING, and DOING toward common goals.