Week 8 Assignment - The Sacred 1 One of such representative places is a symbolic place which is artificially located so that it cannot interact with the

Week 8 Assignment - The Sacred 1 One of such representative...

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The Sacred 1. One of such representative places is a symbolic place which is artificially located so that it cannot interact with the sacred and designed in such a way that in “invites” holiness. An example of such a place can be steam lodge of ceremonial hogan. Such a place shares common characteristics such as total darkness and presence of a fire in the centre. The main intention of this place is to develop the ability to see the inner part of a man, to raise the penetration in the sphere of dreams. 2. By saying “Heaven and earth are threads of one loom” Shakers meant that the earthly and the heavenly life are meant to be lived here, now at this moment, and at the same time should be lived two ways – as if there is an eternity to life it, and as is if one dies tomorrow. By this phrase they show their intention to live the life on the two levels – spiritual and natural - at the same moment. One of the examples of how Shakers tried to live out this belief is present in their architecture. The way they configured their villages and all the buildings in them “served to indicate the pattern of an apocalyptic vision”. I perceived it as an intention for perfection, as an intention to vanish the boarders between the earthly and heavenly life, to create the surrounding which would combine the profanity and the sacredness.

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