Today The Shift Doctors (Marion Ross, Ph.D. and Tracy Latz, M.D.) have invited as our guest blogger Alex Whitaker (B.Sc.Hons) who is editor of http://ancient-wisdom.co.uk/ – a site that explores in detail various ancient and sacred sites throughout the world and explores the idea of what makes a site sacred. The following article is written by Alex Whitaker. If you have an interest in a specific sacred site, check out his website as he has a wealth of information there!
Sacred Places: The Living Landscape
The modern interpretation of what constitutes a ‘sacred’ site is far removed from that of our earliest ancestors who lived in a world without cars, houses and motorways. Here was a natural landscape in which the rivers, rocks and mountains were all seen as components of a larger, living earth-mother-earth. Remnants of the way our prehistoric ancestors perceived their landscape are still visible in their monuments and art and also through ourselves, if we look deeply enough.
Sacred Spaces: Some of the earliest examples of ‘sacred spaces’ are found deep in the heart of underground cave systems, in which the living Earth itself was both symbolically and physically penetrated. It was within these deep, confined and distant [Read more…] about Sacred Sites : The Living Landscape and What Defines a Sacred Site