Part of the future plans for the landscaping of the yard is
to design a garden featuring a replica of the Chalice Well
This area might be a sunken garden lined with cobblestones
and incorporated into a water feature in the west yard area
were there was once a summing pool.
Chalice Well in Glastonbury England is a sacred place
steeped in Arthurian Legend. Joseph of Arimathea (who
donated his own tomb for Christ's interment after the
Crucifixion) brought the Chalice from the Last Supper (and
later used by Joseph to catch his blood at the crucifixion)
to Glastonbury and buried it just below
Glastonbury Tor. Shortly
after he had done this, a spring, now know as Chalice Well,
flowed forth and the water that emerged brought eternal
youth to whosoever would drink it. It was this Holy
Grail that later became the subject of the holy quest by
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
The wellspring at Glastonbury is considered to be one of
England's most Holy sites. The well itself dates back over
two thousand years, and was sacred to both early Pagans and
the Christians who later built an abbey on the site. Adding
an addition lay to the legends, it is said that
King Arthur and
his bride Guinevere are buried at Abbey .
Today, the well and the modern gardens surrounding it, have
become a place of pilgrimage, many of whom believe the red,
iron rich water has healing and miraculous properties and
adding to the
with the blood of Christ caught in the Grail.
The cover that
graces the the head of
Chalice Well at Glastonbury, was designed in the
nineteenth century by archaeologist Bligh Bond. Crafted of
wrought iron and wood, it depicts the Vesica Pisces, a
symbol of the divine feminine,
of the inner and outer worlds
and Excalibur, the sword of the legendary King Arthur.
- Square Root of Three - 1.732 : 1 - Vesica Pisces
The Vesica Pisces:
Two Circles share a common radius(AB).
The top half of the Vesica Pisces
is the Gothic Arch - see Chartres
Cathedral. It is the sacred geometric shape of
the Piscean Age.
Gothic arch on the tower on the Glastonbury
Tor. This site was a hermitage and retreat for
early Christian monks
Gothic arch in Gallilee of Glastonbury
Abbey. Note circular Romanesque arches behind in
the Mary Chapel.
The Vesica, also known as the Vesica Piscis, is symbolized as an oval used in mystical art to surround a spiritual figure. This oval represents an opening into the mysteries of higher consciousness through the mother goddess. This form is often seen on the Tarot Card as a doorway to the spiritual world.
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