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Sacred geography - lighthouses

Lighthouses when part of the physical landscape take on the symbolism of the lighthouse and the tower.  

They were a fundamental part of all sacred geography being both a symbol of a source  of considerable wisdom, but also a functional way of guiding people to a place where that wisdom was held.  In effect, although the lighthouse may well have helped sailors find a port, the real purpose was to guide those seeking wisdom into a place of great learning.

W B Yeats – Collected Poems
Alexandria’s was a beacon tower, and Babylon’s
An image of the moving heavens, a log-book of the sun’s journey and the moon’s;

I have provided an observation describing a mythical lighthouse that was also probably real in a sense - thus symbolic and part of the sacred geography of the landscape - the lighthouse at Alexandria.




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