by Karen Jarldane and Dominique Susani
Hidden in plain sight at Rocamadour are some wonderful energy points to feel and enjoy, and we are taking you on a tour of them!
Earth energies and sacred or solar geometry are the most important ingredients to building a sacred site. In this blog we are showing you the most important ones at Rocamadour, Each of our three visits contained surprises for us, as we deepened our exploration into the hidden energies there. From a mysterious stone cross, to a mosaic star, the goddess latitude, an octagon chapel, and finally, orbs floating over the stone cross in our photos, we have enjoyed our adventures at Rocamadour
But it didn’t come as a big surprise to us as Dominique analyzed the plans of the Chapel of the Lady and Saint Sauveur Basilica, that the solsticial quadrilateral of Rocamadour was used as part of the building design for both places. The fun begins however with the Chapel of the Lady as he began deciphering the solar geometry used by the Templars to design and build it. He found that the Black Madonna and her chapel were also connected to Ephesus and solsticial quadrilateral of that latitude.
It was a common trick to connect the Madonna with the energy of the actual Virgin Mary. After the death of Christ, Mother Mary was sent to live in a town near Ephesus, Turkey to escape persecution. Her home was a small stone house constructed for her by St. John, and she lived out the rest of her days there.
For the Master Builders, Ephesus is the latitude often referred to as the Goddess Latitude. The Temple of Artemis was built on this latitude and was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Artemis was called the Great Mother Goddess and the universal Mother of all life. This great goddess was called by other names in many different cultures, including Cybele of the Phrygians, Astarte of the Phoenicians, Ishtar of the Assyrians and Babylonians, Isis of the Egyptians, and in archaic Canaan she was called Asherah. The Church even capitalized on this Mother Goddess energy by declaring Mary was the Mother of God in Ephesus in 431. From that time on, Mary the Madonna, and the Queen of Heavens has been the divine feminine for Christians and a powerful ally for the faithful.
Probing deeper, Dominique found that St. Sauveur Basilica also used the solsticial quadrilateral measurements from Ephesus and Rocamadour, which is not a surprise with the Templars and the connection to the Madonna as we talked about before. You can also notice the shape of the other little chapel is in the shape of a solsticial quadrilateral of Rocamadour as well in this mandala.
In this next mandala, you can see how complex a mandala and the analysis can get. The octagon and its circle generated by the intersection of mother and father squares contains the basic measure of the basilica – the yellow solsticial quadrilateral of Rocamadour. Besides using the solsticial quadrilateral of Ephesus for the inner walls, you can see they are also connected to the measurement of a hexagon. The distance between the 2 inside columns is a smaller mother square. The cross itself sits on the circle of transformation. There are many other layers within. See if you can find some yourself!!
There are other things to analyze as well. Most importantly are the underground energies used to power the chapel and basilica.
All temples have underground energies connected to the rhythm of the cosmos, mostly the sun and moon, by the geometry of the construction of the building.
The main ones are water veins and faults. In the European Master Builder tradition, faults are the fire energy in the earth. Both of these underground energies lend their power to a sacred site. It is important to have the right configuration of elements or a special quality of energy that the water vein or fault carries with it. For example, not all water veins are sacred, holy or healing. Many sacred sites are built around or over sacred springs because of their particular healing elements and these special qualities are reflected in the design and purpose of the church, temple or other sacred site.
There are also naturally occurring vortexes of energy that are connected with our chakras. When a sacred site is well built, these vortexes and their healing energies become stronger, as we shall see with Dominique’s analysis of these networks of energy.
Vortexes are energy spirals naturally occurring within the earth. They are connected to our chakra system and we can find them everywhere. When we build a sacred site and correct measurements are applied to the structures, the energy of the vortex is purified because the structure now fits with the real frequency of the chakras. The vortexes that were there all the time now have a higher vibration and more healing qualities.
When Dominique and his son, Nicolas started taking a closer look at the underground energies at the Basilica St. Sauveur, they found a big network of water veins and faults. These form the energetic base of the Basilica and allow for the vortexes to emerge and become stronger. You can see these underground energies in the drawing below, the vortexes are marked by colored spirals, the water veins are blue lines and the faults are red lines.
To begin our energetical visit, start with the center of the Basilica. You can see it is important for several different reasons. First, it is the center of the solsticial quadrilateral, making it an important spot energetically. Then it features a crystalline vortex connected to the crown chakra, allowing the opening of our central channel. It is a place of regeneration and its energy is connected to both the stone cross by the altar and the Black Madonna of Rocamadour as you can see by the yellow lines. It is a nice place to stand in and feel these wonderful energies in your own body.
The two columns each have different energies to feel and it is easy to sit down on the base and feel. The back column opens your throat chakra and is turquoise in color and with the front column is green and opens your heart chakra.
The last things to note on our energetic visit to the basilica are the two side chapels on either side of the altar. They are connected to the heart chakra and have green or turquoise vortexes. They are nice to stand in and feel your heart center open.
To complete our underground energy analysis, we will go back to the chapel of the Black Madonna. This is the most famous and visited place of Rocamadour. She is placed appropriately above water as you can see in the plan and she is connected to the stone cross by this water vein. The vortex under the Madonna is purple and is linked to the seventh chakra or crown as you can see by the crowns both the Madonna and Christ child wear! Since the Black Madonna and her purple vortex are within the protected space it is only available to connect with by intention.
Not all high frequency points are activated by underground energy. Some of them are appear after the structure is built because of the good measurements used when designing the site. We have a great example of this in the Notre Dame Chapel. In the center of the chapel is a crystalline vortex, created by two solsticial quadrilaterals. Rocamadour’s solar measurement coincides with the outer walls of the chapel and the inner walls are the measurement of Ephesus, connecting the Black Madonna’s energy to the actual Mother Mary. This central point is available for everyone to feel and enjoy, it is located just in front of the protected space and a little to the left. It is actually kind of a menhir point, because often these points are not really on the water veins or faults, but located in between them. We talk a lot of how underground energies power sacred structures and here we can see, this is not always true. Some of the best feeling points can be found between faults and water veins in a menhir point.
We will conclude our Rocamadour energetic tour in our next and final blog!
We would love to hear of your experiences there. Please leave us comments below!
Karen Jarldane and Dominique Susani
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