A mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. In common use, "mandala" has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.

Mandala also is the name of the planet that Lyssa Royal's Pleiadian contact Sasha claims to come from. More precisely, Mandala, Sasha's home planet would be 'one of 250 inhabited worlds in the neighborhood of the Pleiades.'