Temples of Angkor Wat: The most Famous and Remarkable of all of Cambodia's Ancient Temples The temples of Angkor display a coherent set of architectural and decorative elements. Most of the temples are based on the concept of the "temple mountain", i.e. the architectural representation of the mythical Mount Meru, center of the world and home of the gods. In some cases, the main temple building is shaped as a pyramid, in other cases the roofs of the temple sanctuaries are designed as multi-leveled, stylized mountains. Many are surrounded by a moat, representing the ocean around Mount Meru. Mythical figures such as Naga, the serpent king, and apsara, celestial dancers, adorn most of the temples, whether dedicated to a Hindu god or Buddhist practice. Angkor Wat Temples:
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Irish Witchcraft and Demonology Index Sacred Texts Paganism Celtic Buy this Book at Amazon.com Contents Start Reading Page Index Text [Zipped] Enochian Magick Reference Document Back Home Table of Contents Note: Due to their large size, the illustrations for this document are on separate linked pages. Thanks to Scott M. for the scans he provided. Thanks to Clay Holden and the John Dee Publication Project for cleaned-up scans from Dee's diaries. Thanks also to the many people who made suggestions, whether or not I used them, and to the people who had constructive criticisms of early versions. Dynasty of Priestesses This page is viewed 1738 times Archaeology Magazine Evidence of a powerful female bloodline emerges from the Iron Age necropolis of Orthi Petra at Eleutherna on Crete Earth Mysteries: Stonehenge and the Druids, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire - Earth Mysteries Stonehenge and the Druids, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire After centuries of neglect in the wake of first Roman and then Christian suppression, the Druids were rediscovered during the Renaissance when the revival of interest in ancient Greek and Latin writers brought attention to the works of Pliny, Tacitus, and Julius Caesar and their descriptions of the Celtic world. First in France in the sixteenth century, and then in England, the ancient Celts (or Gauls as they were known in France) and Druids were claimed as historical ancestors. By the seventeenth century, a new romantic image of Druids began to emerge in French and English literature. In England as early as 1624 the Celtic warrior queen Boudicca is credited by Edmond Bolton with building Stonehenge as her monument.
Maya Magee Sutton: Druid Magic Druid Magic Many people today think that hardly anything is known about the spiritual traditions of our Druid ancestors and believe that the knowledge of them is all but lost; but this is not true. The reality is that there is so much information about Druidry, and there are so many new developments in Druidry, as a living spirituality, that we need guides to help us follow this ancient but ever-new tradition. Because Druidry was transmitted mostly by oral tradition, it was effectively destroyed by its Roman and Christian opponents although a few traces have come down to us from Druid hands. There are three main sources of evidence for the reconstruction of Druidry: Celtic stories of Wales, Ireland and Scotland that have survived in folklore and literature although written down centuries after the era they purport to describe; Greek and Roman classical writings, many of which were biased in their views; and material evidence retrieved by archaeology.