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“The Second Coming of the Christ” is these days something frequently heard from some esoteric organizations and individuals. No one seems to know where this idea came from, unless it is just another form of wishful thinking arising from the public in general. Once examined, the question arises as to which would be the reason for such a remarkable visit. Adepts are busy individuals, and it appears quite unlikely that the Christ would visit us once more without a specific reason. Reason tends to indicate “the Christ” is, in this case, a state rather than the Adept who originated Christianity. This state implies an unfolding of consciousness in those ready for it, and it is expected to happen in our days. There is no reason for Christ, the Master, to once more walk in our midst. He already stated everything he needed to tell us 2,000 years ago. But when we speak of a state, rather than a person, matters begin to jive. This presentation will explain why.
This talk is a continuation of the talk of the sacred temples of South America, especially the incredible architecture, stonework and rituals of the Inca Culture and their most sacred city, Cuzco and most revered Corichanca, the Temple of the Sun. We will also discuss the sacred sites and celestial alignments of early Native American cultures, including the prehistoric site of Mystery Hill in New Hampshire, Serpent Mound in Ohio, the huge site of Cahokia and the Anasazi of the southwest. When creating sacred space, the ircular kiva of the Pueblo, the Hogan of the Navajo, the dome of the Indian stupa, and even the dome of St Peter’s all mimic the celestial sphere. The kiva is the most characteristic feature of Pueblo and Anasazi architecture, their sacred ceremonial places; its design provides a description of the world as it is and a theory of how the world came into being. The microcosm of the kiva was aligned to the four cardinal directions and a place to achieve harmony with the larger world of nature. Marion Dolan is a retired professor of Art History and has lectured around the world.