into the 21st
and the Building
of the Medieval Cathedrals
that it is unfortunate that we use the term “Middle Ages” which conveys an
impression of something in transition and not fully developed rather than what
I regard as a civilization in its own right.
now term the “High Middle Ages” in
posting covers only one such area.
extract from “The Hidden side of Things” C
truth men prayed as they built our great cathedrals, and laid every stone as
though it had been an offering upon an altar. When this was the spirit of the
work, every such stone became a veritable talisman charged with the reverence
and devotion of the builder, and capable of radiating those same waves of
sensation upon others, so as to stir in them similar feelings. The crowds who
came afterwards to worship at the shrine not only felt these radiations, but
themselves strengthened them in turn by the reaction of their own feelings.”
he is rather condescending, Leadbeater makes the point that the devotional
nature of the preparation of the interior of the medieval cathedrals facilitated
spiritual upliftment and communication at all levels
more is this true of the interior decorations of the church. Every touch of the
brush in the colouring of a triptych, every stroke of
the chisel in the sculpture of a statue, was a direct offering to God. Thus the
completed work of art is surrounded by an atmosphere of reverence and love, and
it distinctly sheds these qualities upon the
worshippers. All of them, rich and poor alike, feel something of this effect, even though many of
them may be too ignorant to receive the added stimulus which its artistic
excellence gives to those who are able to appreciate it and to perceive all
that it means.”
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