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Esoteric Teachings in Churches & Cathedrals

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 08:44 AM

Gargoyles are essentially elaborate, stylized rain gutters. Their mouths provide a spout that lets water drain from the roofs of churches and temples where they typically reside -- which begs the question of why a place of worship would want such eerie statues to adorn its walls.
 
In addition to their functional purpose, gargoyles in Medieval times were thought to ward off evil and to serve as a frightening visual incentive for people to obey church teaching. Over time they became more ornamental but largely continued the 'grotesque' aesthetic most associate with gargoyles.
 
 
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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:16 AM

Look around your own town.  Look up, look down, look all around, never know what kind of gargoyle is watching!

 

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:23 AM

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However we interpret the meaning of the gargoyles and grotesques which inhabit the churches and buildings of the western world, it is quite clear that their significance to the medieval population went well beyond the purely decorative or functional. They were, in effect, the representations in stone of a collective unconscious that transcended generational and national boundaries. Even in the darkest recess at the loftiest height, one can still find oneself face to face with the secret suspicion or innermost fear of medieval men and women. Perhaps because they shared these half-remembered beliefs, the Church elders tolerated this surreal stone terrarium and thus helped preserve its rich, strange heritage to a remarkable degree.

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:29 AM

Ever see what's inside a Chrysler gargoyle?

 

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:29 AM

Very little has been produced on the history or symbolism of these works of art. Books about Gothic and Romanesque church architecture, especially that of France’s Notre-Dame Cathedral, have the greatest amount of detail concerning gargoyle and grotesque carvings but as historic accounts they are superficial at best. As Bill Yenne wrote, “there is no accepted explanation of why they exist as they do.” (1) The Gothic Revival period produced the largest and most varied number of gargoyles and grotesques—as well as the most beautifully carved—however, the origin of the gargoyle dates much earlier. According to Bridaham, “A gargoyle dug up at Alesia dating from 160 AD, shows a plain channel with a human head as spout.”

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 04:33 PM

Babewyns are a race that exist in a dark dominion just beyond that of the human dreamscape.

 


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Posted 26 September 2015 - 05:13 PM

Babewyns are a race that exist in a dark dominion just beyond that of the human dreamscape.

 

Pushing away knowledge is never a good thing.

 

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The Benjamin Franklin Effect

 

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 05:47 PM

Pushing away knowledge is never a good thing.

 

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The Benjamin Franklin Effect

 

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 06:13 PM

 


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Posted 26 September 2015 - 08:06 PM

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The Unexpected Influence of Stories Told at Work
 
Telling and listening to stories are traditional, even ancient, means of passing on wisdom and culture. As the research I’ve discussed suggests, stories can help organizations more effectively communicate both simple and complex knowledge about values, norms, and the solutions to difficult problems. In most organizations, there are plenty of untapped stories that could be told that would change behavior for the better.
 
 
 

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