"The vast emptiness of this structure suggests a body-shuddering sense of
mysticism. Most historians regard it, as one guide book points out, 'an
enigmatical book made of stone, where we find enclosed in a code the stages
achieved by technical disciplines at the time of Frederick II.' The imaginative
stone canvas stands for an age of superstition when wizards, sorceresses,
alchemists and astrologers held the fate of a society in their chants and in
herb-encrusted apothecary jars. Castel del Monte embodies those esoteric times."
- Castel del Monte
- The 868 Circle -
A modification of the traditional Qabalistic Tree of Life used by Aleister Crowley.
image and concept courtesy of Joshua E Seaver © 1997
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