Ghostbusters: The Video GameEdit
The Mandala sometimes appears in Sumerian ritual magic.  Scholars regarded it as a symbol that signifies a path to obtain great power and concluded it was an old constellation.  A mandala is like a spiritual labyrinth,  part of a feeder system required to channel energy to a Destructor Form.  
There are four Mandalas that are located in four sacred places of the Cult of Gozer in New York City. The Mandalas are all different in their structure. Mostly, their existence is related to a powerful ghost being that serves as Mandala nexus. The Mandala used by Shandor is a spiraling system that feeds into each successive node along the line until it reaches a culmination point.  Ghosts are trapped in the system, funneled from node to node and they get stronger and stronger until they reach the end. 
New York City Public LibraryEdit
This Mandala node is located in a twisted, ghostly version of the New York City Public Library. Its nexus and guardian is Azetlor the Destroyer. The Ghostbusters first see the symbol in the Reading Room after returning from the Ghostworld. Egon Spengler notes they seemed to have turned it off.
Natural History MuseumEdit
The Mandala node of the Natural History Museum is located underneath an obelisk. When the Rookie destroys the obelisk, the Mandala revealed a staircase leading underground to a "ghost tunnel" which gathered undead spirits and directed them to a spirit conduit, a location created by Ivo Shandor. The Mandala's nexus, as well as its guardian, is The Chairman.
The Mandala node of the Sedgewick Hotel was guarded by the Spider Witch and her ghostly domain: a twisted, distorted version of the Sedgewick's 12th floor lined with spiderwebs, at the heart of which lay her lair, situated within Room 1221. After defeating the Spider Witch, Egon and the Rookie spotted the mandala symbol on the wall of the Ruby Ballroom.
Stylized Version InformationEdit
According to Tobin's Spirit GuideEdit
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Mandalas are powerful symbols when incorporated into ritual magic. At their base level, a mandala is an abstracted representation of reality, altered to filter in the aspects and beliefs that its designer wants to promote and accentuate. As for the specific use, it all depends on the ritual's ultimate purpose as well as where the mandala is inserted into this process.
Even before modern quantum physics and electrodynamics, these mandala structures were highly efficient methods of channeling and amplifying psychic energy. Like a transistor, different nodes of the mandala can act as force multipliers along their directional paths, amplifying the output of other nodes in intricate concentric spirals. This usually culminates in a single point where the target of the ritual is focused.
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- The Mandala is based on the ancient Sankrit word and spiritual notion in Hindu and Buddhist traditions.
- On page eight of Ghostbusters Issue #8 and page 19 of Ghostbusters Issue #14, the photos of the Mandala from the Realistic Versions appear on Egon's board.
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