Landscape Temple of Europe
Europe takes its name from the myth of Europa and the Bull. A myth is an allegorical story packed with symbolism and many levels of meaning. Moreover, a myth has the ability to stay alive, grow and evolve, and to act as a vehicle or channel for inspiration and higher teachings. When connected to the landscape (as it often is), it is able to convey various insights into and knowledge of that landscape. That is to say, a myth can describe the symbolic form and nature of a landscape as well as its spiritual purpose.
The myth of Europa and the Bull seems to do this in terms of Europe and in the context of our planet as a whole. This appears to be a key to many things, including both planetary and human evolution. It appears to have been known to previous ages and cultures, and is in the process of being rediscovered and worked with in our present times, for the benefit of us all and the whole world.
The mainland of Europe forms the body of the Bull, rising out of the Black Sea, head down and flying towards the west. On its neck and shoulders sits Europa, represented by the lands of Britain, Ireland and Scotland. Scandinavia is believed to signify the wings of the Bull, for the divine or cherubic Bull is winged.
In one scenario, in which the lower chakras follow the River Danube, the major chakras of the European 'Bull' stretch from the Black Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, from Bucharest to Santiago de Compostella. The root is at the mouth of the Danube (Bucharest-Black Sea) and the crown is the ancient land of Galicia, focused by the great pilgrimage centre of Santiago de Compostella. The heart of the Bull is centred on Constance, its throat on Bourges, and its 'eye' or brow on Madrid. Vienna and Belgrade mark the foci of the solar plexus and sacral chakras respectively.
In another scenario that might be called Greater Europe, the major chakras of the European 'Bull' stretch from the Near East to the Atlantic Ocean, from Ephesus to Santiago de Compostella. The Rila Mountains of Bulgaria, birthplace of the Dionysian and Orphic Mysteries, are the focus of the sacral chakra. Ephesus (the root chakra) and Santiago (the crown chakra), both major pilgrimage centres, are the locations of the tombs of the two brothers, John and James, 'sons of Thunder' and apostles of Jesus.
'Europa' is a trinity of three lands known historically as Scotland, Ireland and Britain (i.e. England & Wales). Archetypally, each of these lands is an integral whole, with its own archangel and archetypal pattern that is manifested in the landscape as a wheel of life complete with zodiac, tree of life and chakra system (or systems). Thus there is a trinity of three wheels or circles, whose centres appear to be equidistant from each other. These centres—the ancient sacred heart centres of Scotland, Ireland and Britain—are Dunsinane, Uishneach and High Cross respectively. They are centres not only of circles but also of fourfold, five-fold, six-fold and, doubled, eight-fold, ten-fold and twelvefold divisions or geometric patterns, which are manifested geomantically in the landscape and both recognised and made use of by previous cultures and generations. They continue to affect us powerfully today.
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