A sanctuary devoted to the revival of ancient wisdom
THE VIRTUAL TEMPLE
Once, not so long ago, every community had a temple. A place to access healing and learning.
Sometimes the temples were great libraries, like the Library of Alexandria; sometimes they were mystery schools such as those of Ancient Greece; and if we go further back still, we will find the temples were simply nature itself - the caves of our earliest known ancestors.
Whatever the form, there was always a nucleus of wisdom that was accessible to all peoples, no matter their creed, race, social status or gender. The temples were watched over by shamans, priestesses, mystics and wisdom teachers. And much like the hive of the humble honey bee, the regenerative, cyclical, life-honouring Feminine Principle lay at the heart.
During the major transitions in world views, most of the temples were destroyed. The great libraries were burned. The wisdom teachers were silenced. The temple priestesses were enslaved. The shamans were killed. Systems of domination established and perpetuated themselves across the most recent millennia, and societies lost their centres for healing and learning.
But the human spirit is resilient. And though much of the treasures of the ancient past have been lost, much has also been saved.
The Virtual Temple simulates the temples of the past, providing a sanctuary for the mending of that which is broken, and the finding of that which is lost.