Man’s very appreciation of the space around him suffered a similar diminution and homogenisation. In antiquity, as Evola described, every direction corresponded to given influences, out of which, for example, came ‘the doctrine of the sacred orientations in the arrangement of the temples’. This continued into the Christian era in ‘the art of the orientation of the cathedrals that was preserved in Europe up to the Middle Ages’. Writing from John Dunn. There were, of course, degrees of sacredness even within the consecrated buildings themselves, which were wholly dependent on spacial arrangements and location.
Extracts from John Dunn's forthcoming book. Details will be posted later this year. See www.drjohndunn.com