VOLUME 3 NUMBER 1
When we examine our own experience as well as the records left
to us in earth and stone, we see that sacred space is not just any
space; itmust be defined by something, and contained by this
definition. It is enclosed by boundaries which are not necessarily
walls and a roof; its boundaries are the boundaries of power--the
limits of the operation of a force contained in it. There are still
such places. But what is the power with which they affect
us? Perhaps it is a magic whose secret has been forgotten, but a
secret still decipherable in the symbolism through which we are
permitted to approach it. How can we find an interior "space," our
own place of possible becoming? What is born, what is worshipped,
what is sacrificed in this temple? What force is generated, and
what instantaneous event or lifelong process could be the destined
result of this causal power? In this epoch of search for oneself,
is there some sort of clue to be found here? Perhaps we are, in
fact, simply and miraculously, places where something could happen.
--from the editorial Focus
AN INDIAN TEMPLE: THE KANDARYA MAHADEO Ananda
An extract from the noted Indian scholar's newly published
HYMM OF MAN
Translated from the Rg Veda by Barbara Stoler
GEOMETRY AT THE SERVICE OF PRAYER: CISTERCIAN MYSTIC
ARCHITECTURE Robert Lawlor
An illumination of St. Bernard's dictum: "No decoration; only
THE SACRED SPACE OF JUDAISM Irving
The exile of the Jews from their holy places.
AS LAKES REFLECT THE SKY Richard
The personal observations of a traveller to many sacred
THE WINDS, THE WATERS, AND THE LIVING
QI Andrew L. March
Perspectives on geomancy in China.
ARCS: THOUGHTS ON SACRED SPACEA
selection of quotations.
THE NAZACA MARKINGS Thomas Bridges
Aerial and speculative views of the mysterious markings on the
FROM THE HEIGHTS OF MACHU
PICCHU Pablo Neruda
COSMOS IN STONE Helene Fleury
Researches into the source of megalithic culture.
IF SHE'S NOT GONE, SHE LIVES THERE
STILLP. L. Travers and Michael Dames discuss their
ongoing fascination with the megaliths of Britain.
TANGENTS: ReviewsUrsula K.
Le Guin on Star Wars and Close Encounters
Karen Laub-Novak on "The Age of Spirituality"
Edward Willinger on "Dance in America"
EPICYCLES: Traditional Stories from
around the WorldTHE ALCHEMIST and
THE PHYSICIAN Jewish
THE HOUSE OF THE DOUBLE AXE Greek
THE FOUR DIRECTIONS Lakota (Native American)
TALES OF A DEMON Indian
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