The Twitter guy is waxing a bit lyrical about a thatched-roof house but the interior is admittedly comfy af.
The cool thing is that, like Rwandan genetics, it’s like a halfway point between Arab sheik and African chief.
You can imagine drinking coffee on the floor in here.
Or visiting a shaman for hoodoo healing.
The interior is like a 3rd-world colonnade. Gives the impression of being in the woods. Big, thick columns suggest older trees, but both young trees and old trees suggest mysticism.
When speaking of groups of similar trees, that is. A single tree usually connotes tribe/family.
Curiously, I haven’t got a mental category for domes yet.
The whole Eye of Sauron in this one is pretty Ahrimanic…and for some reason now I feel like all domes are Ahrimanic.
Places of power/divine sanction
Always figured it was a representation of one-on-one communication with a higher divinity
The god bestows approval on the space under the circle
The cathedral is a particular christian version of this
I seem to recall Jordan Peterson’s dream where he received his messianic calling was in a dome that was also a Cathedral.
I’ll look it up.
But even, say, the Capitol Building in DC has a huge dome
With a painting of George WAshingotn as a god
Hagia Sophia was built like this
And various roman temples as well
“I dreamt one night during this period that I was suspended in midair, clinging to a chandelier, many stories above the ground, directly under the dome of a massive cathedral. The people on the floor below were distant and tiny. There was a great expanse between me and any wall—and even the peak of the dome itself…My dream placed me at the center of Being itself, and there was no
—12 Rules for Life
Obviously the Dome of the Rock fits the bill.
Interestingly, the most holy parts of the dome of the rock are the underground cave
Even weirdo rationalist Buckminster Fuller wasn’t immune.
The original Koanic.
Was about to touch on the sky god/chthonic deity distinction
Suspect it’s partly an exoteric/esoteric thing
Big temples for the public while the mystery cults met in caves (Mithraism being a notbale example of this)
Sure, with the easiest interpretation being conscious/unconscious.
this, of course, implies something interesting about the cave in the dome of the rock
It has a very Alex Jones David Icke vibe.
Muslims are more typically Gnostic than Christians are, but this implies mysticism.
There are a number of Muslim sects that tend towards the mystical
Sufiism, most notably, and nobody really knows what the Druze beleive (except the Druze)
Despite my feelings on Charlton descending into a knockoff William Blake, this is a good definition:
“By contrast, Mysticism is the conviction that the bottom-line source of knowing is subjective and experiential. Personal and subjective is regarded as potentially ultimately real; indeed the primary understanding of reality is subjective, personal, experiential.
In short: Mysticism is a kind of experience; and for ‘the mystic’, Mystical Experience is primary.”
Basically a human reconstruction of the firmament.
This alone is interesting because it’s a subjectivist’s understanding of the thing which symbolizes rational order.
I think that’s the key.
My Pareto-efficient cipher for domes going forward is the mandate of heaven.
That which is at the center of the dome is perceived to be that which is ordained to move all creation.
The bigger the dome, the more powerful the mandate.
Literally “center of the universe”.
Center of the firmament.
Watched by the stars.
Concisely: the dome is that which ordains the Avatar.
very well put
The caves under the Dome of the Rock then would be “that mysticism which is blessed by Allah”.