The ancients were well acquainted with the forces that sustained and regulated the physical realm and the places where power flows strong.  It was there that they built their cities, temples, pyramids and monuments to harmonise and harness nature’s vital energy.

Many of the stone structures found at the sites were built through the use of sacred geometry and star knowledge; intention, intuition , love and imagination are the keys that can unlock the wisdom stored within them.

I have made friends with many of the worlds sacred places.  Each time I visit, I get to know them a little more. Some are certainly friendlier than others. I am always overwhelmed by their mystery. None of them, however, can match the awe I felt upon seeing the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza.

It is interesting to recall that the Great Pyramid of Egypt (apparently entered in ancient days via secret passageways beneath the Sphinx) is said, in esoteric lore, to have been primarily the place of  spiritual initiation.

Pyra means ‘fire’ and mid means ‘middle’ – hence pyramid meaning ‘the centre of fire’.  You can go inside the pyramid, climbing the grand stairway to the Queens Chamber and on up (crawling) to the Kings Chamber.

In esoterica, the stairway represents the spine, the Queens chamber the heart and the Kings Chamber, the head.

There is a descending passageway to a chamber or pit that is closed to the public but you can peep through the entrance. This is said to be symbolic of the generative system so within ‘the body’ of the pyramid, as within the body of the Yogi, you can discover three main areas of transmutation.

Meditating in the Kings Chamber can be a profound experience. The great energies are still there with the power to expand reality. The magic is alive. 

Silbury Hill is part of the Avebury Stone Circle site in Wiltshire, England. It is the largest man made mound in Europe.

Up close, it can be seen to be stepped like a ziggurat or pyramid. Although illegal I did once climb the mound. Meditating there reminded me of the energies of Giza. I later discovered the dimensions of Silbury Hill cast shadows identical to those of the Great Pyramid. These shadows gauged time for the Ancients.

Tiruvannamalai is regarded as one of the most highly charged places in India. The small town lies at the foot of the sacred Arunachala mountain– abode of Yogis since ancient times.Nearby glistens the vast Arunachaleswar Shiva-Shakti temple, perhaps the greatest in all of India, with its pyramidal towers and 1,000 pillared halls.

The whole edifice is a kind of book in stone, as are the temples of Egypt, encoding  secret teachings of Yoga. The residing deity is Ardhanarishvara, Shiva-Shakti merged as one, symbol of the unified soul.

Within the central courtyard containing a hidden shrine, there is a shivalingam, a stone monolith. It is Shivas defining image of potency and creativity pointing to the stars. Throughout India there are thousands of temples with these oval shaped phallic stones but this one is said to be the primordial lingam, from the dawn of ages. It is believed by Yogis to be associated with an event that spiraled humanity into consciousness.

Although I could not gain access to the stone, the story reminds me of the sound-emitting monolith in the movie 2001. It appears in pivotal scenes of transformation, such as the evolution of the ape-men and the appearance of the star baby and emanates a sound like tinnitus induced by extreme metal guitar! 

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