Delphic Apollo precinct, and landscape, express archetype.
Rennes le Chateau archetypal landscape includes Couiza. It is as complex as in the earlier, adjacent Bains. At Rennes the eternal structure is now identified in subconscious expressions at several levels of scale: in the church domain; church floor plan; and church mural statue group (see other posts). The same applies to cities, including Paris and London (Stoneprint Journals 3, 4). Priest Berenger Sauniere, like Boudet in neighbouring Bains, unknowingly served the global, subconscious agenda of all cultures, each in different styling.
Around Rennes les Bains valley is a ragged oval of higher sites, each characterised by nature, history, buildings and legend, as Bains priest Henri Boudet (1886) noted in puns and riddles. This ‘equator’ of sites makes the Sals basin a concave, lower sphere of waters ‘under the earth’, next to the plateau and knoll of Rennes le Chateau as an upper sphere. The Bains stoneprint diameter is about 3x4km, similar to Jerusalem, Rome, London, Paris and other building sites, but rural.
In the hothouse of culture and legends at Rennes les Bains and Rennes le Chateau, the eternal archetypal structure is camouflaged in an unusually wide range of styling. The structuralist anthropology model of optional recurrent features is identified at several levels of scale. Here is an introduction to Stoneprint Journal 6, and a map of the five points where the subconscious patterns in the two adjacent landscapes converge.
Parliament Square lies on one of London's subconscious axes, and has its own smaller scale stoneprint cycle of features, with their focal points on a smaller subconscious but measurable axial grid, as in all complex built sites. Eleven statues of democratic leaders, express two thirds of a small but dense stoneprint cycle emerging here, probably awaiting five more iconic characters (on the blank axial lines on the map).
Most major symbolic sites in London lie along invisible axial lines. To maintain a sense of sequence, readers may tour chosen sites on each axis, outward or inward in turn; or combine a tour of chosen sites on adjacent axes.
Social groups always re-express a specific structure in every complex building site, including villages, temple fields, campuses and cities. Known elements of the archetypal structure of culture include some of their characteristic features; their peripheral sequence; and spacing of communal... Continue Reading →
Artworks and art galleries rarely become a public socio-political battleground, as in the 2016 -2017 University of Cape Town (UCT) student bonfire, and censorship attempt. Subconscious content in Pippa Skotnes' San-styled window add to the ironies of cultural re-appropriation.
Cape of Good hope early Dutch settlement, later named Cape Town (after Lloydthomas.org. Stoneprint labels and axial grid by Edmond Furter). A Dutch harbour, water source, and vegetable garden on the sea route to India, soon grew into Cape of Good... Continue Reading →