Notre Dame de Paris
Notre Dame de Paris above with mirror image blow.
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The architecture of Gothic churches (see Notre Dame de Paris above) reflected the three spiritual dimensions. Church steeples pointing to heaven represented the ‘Church Triumphant’, the ground level the ‘Church Militant’ and the church crypt the ‘Church Suffering’. The area below the church where the dead were buried was seen as a mirage or ghost-like nether world.
The crypt, home of the ‘Church Suffering’, was thought to project an illusionary or mirror-like image of the world and this explains important features of Christian architecture. Imagine a church with a large lancet door, observed from the opposite side of a calm lake. Here we could see the magnificent towers and lancet doors pointing upwards, with an exact mirror image below. From this viewpoint we can see the lancet doors are the perfect mandorla. It is a symbolic vulva inviting the church faithful to enter the female body of their church.
(refer Anatomy of a Church – Part 2, Ernest L. Martin, [www.askelm.com])
In my opinion, the ‘church faithful’ entering the cathedrals through lancet shaped doors, is more supporting evidence that our ancients recognised conscious life on earth is part of a Creator Being’s reproductive system.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 22-Apr-19 03:06 by Robert Jameson.