“In the schools of the Mysteries, when aspirants for the higher life were wont to quit the outer world and enter temples or sanctuaries of initiation, prolonged periods were allotted to the practical achievement of what is briefly summarized in our first degree.” [via]
It actually took me a minute to figure out this image even belonged in the pool, but take a closer look. This certainly reminds me of the QuakeEnochianTemple by Michael Arndt, as an experiment to interpret the work of Benjamin Rowe. There’s definitely a long history of creating temples and lodges in virtual space using the newest tools available, whether that’s VRML, Quake or, as this shows, now Minecraft.
Images of your ritual or ritual space, images of sigils or tools, showing off your own library or special volume from the restricted stacks, sacred spaces and places, esoteric artefacts and installations, inspired paintings and people – these and much more are part of the culture and practice of magick.
The Thāthanābaing By Ananda Maitriya. (Allan Bennett)
“they knew that, owing to the lack of that authority, bad characters were taking to the Yellow Robe; who, free from all wholesome discipline, committed evil deeds unchecked in the very Temples of the Master” [via]