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Sacred Center

The Ancient Art of Locating Sanctuaries
by John Michell
Inner Traditions

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Pub Date: 2009
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Pages: 180 pp.
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 inches

ISBN: 9781594772849
TB Code: 1710146
Availability: 190 in stock

In this book John Michell reveals the precise methods by which the ancients located the appropriate centers and adopted them as sanctuaries. The same principles of ritual geography in the siting of Akhenaten’s capital in Egypt and Megalopolis in classical Greece apply also to the traditional centers of small territories and islands. The rediscovery of these sites--such as the spot at the center of Ireland where the Celtic High Kings were installed--sheds new light on the ritualized order of prehistoric societies and the sacred, scientific code on which they were founded. These revelations from the distant past are of great significance in present times, for in them are the secrets of harmony on every scale, from the personal to the universal. Restoring the sacred center to its former place of prominence offers the possibility of a renaissance of human culture, ideally centered upon the image of a perfectly ordered Cosmos.