I sometimes feel like I’m some sort of questing Indiana Jones, but my gold is not physical treasure it’s exploring and trying to comprehend the sacred vibration, resonance and deep symbolism of these places.
I have traveled to many parts of the world, not all (not yet anyway) on a quest to visit sacred temples, and then explore them. I can not help but then analyze, these most sacred and energetic of human and divine places. It is my personal quest to understand the core, archetypal needs of humanity around space and place.
I have explored many temples and temple complexes around the world, including those in countries such as India, Cambodia, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey, Europe and Britain. Many of them iconographic & famous ones, such as: Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Mahabalipuram in India, My Son in Vietnam & Palmyra in Syria, just to name a few of the sacred buildings around the world I have known.
However one, more than any, stands out as extraordinary beyond all others.
The Ancient Vedic Temple of Madurai in central Southern India.
Madurai, the oldest continuously operational temple in the world, is a living place of unbroken worship for over 6000 years. From humble beginnings as a Linga stone in a forest shrine, to now being a sacred Axis Mundi, the epicenter of a thriving city, the entire region of Tamil Nadu, if not of India herself.
Imagine how much love, dedication and pure sacrifice has been poured into the idols, the altars, the waters and the very stones of Madurai. Many temple complexes may have been grander, bigger or even once upon a time more energetic, but Madurai Temple is an ancient living temple, an actual living being, deity imbued & exceptional, in so much as it is constructed and dedicated, most unusually, to both the God and the Goddess in the same temple.
I can personally attest to the incredible and palpable power, peace & extraordinary frequencies that emanate from many sacred building and profound natural landscapes, but of all places Madurai Temple still leaves its sacred mark on me. It opened me. It opened my heart & my soul & filled me with love and appreciation for life & Spirit. It changed me.
I have been invited to give a another presentation at the Dowsers society in Sydney. Its not unitl December, but please put it in your dairy now if you feel to attend, they charge very little for these lectures.
The full short article I wrote for the Dowsing society is here bellow and on my website.
My 2 Day Introduction to Vastu (Which is ancient Indian Vedic Feng Shui) workshop coming up soon November 4th & 5th
In this presentation, I will share my story of Madurai, what I felt and saw as well as exploring and explaining some of the rich archetypal symbolism of the Architecture the *Vastu design, decoration and layout present there.
To visit and know Madurai even virtually, as I will share in my presentation, is to share in the energies and symbolism of the very creation of the earth and the universe itself.
* Vastu is the ancient great, great grandfather of Chinese Feng Shui, Geomanc