Sacred Sites in Europe
Enlivened Landscape Paintings by Susan Tower
Susan Tower has been fascinated by sacred sites for over 20 years, and has taken every opportunity to travel to them and paint on location. The blessings and energetic alignments of each site are embedded into her images.
Much of Stonehenge remains a mystery, yet we do know that the ancients used it as an astronomical observatory and calendar. It is also part of several 'great circle' alignments of other sacred sites around the world. In the oracle deck, it will represent: Control panel, Portal, Time Travel, Worldwide Connections
When you walk around Avebury, you can get a feeling of the enormity of the original site. Old maps show a trade-route nearby, and this ancient Goddess site was likely a place of community gatherings and seasonal celebrations honoring the Sacred Feminine. Now, the site also shows the scars of centuries of dishonoring the feminine. Restoring balance to the sacred feminine within all of us is part of this site's re-membering.
Although not ancient by megalithic terms, these sites deserve merit by their historical significance. The renaissance was born in Florence, Italy, with the masterful completion of the Duomo as engineering proof. The Carcassonne Castle was one of the last hold outs for the Christian Cathars in a bloody seige lead by the Roman Catholic Pope Innocent III in 1209. Rennes le Chateau, is a humble and remote chapel in the same general area, that now boasts a temple to Mary Magdaline. Many believe that the Cathars hid significant Christian relics there, ahead of the Pope's armies. The evidence suggests that 'something' was discovered in the early 1900's and then hidden again... This is where the research began for the book, "Holy Blood, Holy Grail", that Dan Brown used to base his popular, "DaVinci Code" novel...