26 June 2010

Romantic Castles and Cathedrals

Romanticizing History

Anyone who has traveled Europe is awestruck and stirred to see the wonderful castles and cathedrals that dot the landscape.

And they are to be enjoyed. History is a fascinating journey.

But remember, for Medieval Sacralist society these were the symbols of power. For the Medieval Underground, coming into town to make purchases, meet in a conventicle, or for those who lived in the towns....these weren't beautiful romantic edifices as we see them now.

They were symbols of power....and of the terror and the system which oppressed them. They didn't look at castles and say, "Oh, how wonderful..." No, they looked at it and trembled.

Something to keep in mind......

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