© 2011 Bruce Johnson – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore Newsletter Feb 2011.
by Bruce Johnson
Sacred Mountains are universal symbols of places where religious teachers and prophets participate in Divine Revelation. Allegorically, the cave of the Sacred Mountain corresponds to the Heart of God, as the upper portion of the mountain indicates the Mind of God. Jesus, Mohammed, Moses, and many others have all experienced inspiration on a Sacred Mountain. Sacred Mountains and pyramids are often combined with holy temples of study, worship, and Spiritual Initiation.
Sacred Mountains and pyramids represent the creative principle of nature as it expresses itself on all planes of the universe. The peak of the mountain, like the capstone of the pyramid, is the mystic link between heaven and earth, and is the spiritual source of all physical creation. Divine fire, or akasa, flows downward through six planes of life, becoming increasingly dense and concrete as it moves toward the base of the mountain or pyramid, which symbolizes the physical plane of life. The peak or capstone is the pole of spirit, unity, the soul, and the positive polarity. The base of the mountain or pyramid is the pole of matter, diversity, the human personality, and is negatively polarized.
Sacred Mountains and pyramids share common symbolism with the World Tree. All three are located at the” center of the world”, with the world- axis at their cores. This central axis always points to the Pole Star, around which the universe revolves. The mountain peak or capstone is identical to the root of the World Tree, while the body and base of the mountain or pyramid correspond to the tree’s many branches.
The caves of the Sacred Mountain and the chambers of a pyramid are both sites of the” second birth” and spiritual initiation. They are the wombs, like the alchemist’s furnace, where the lead of human consciousness is transformed to the gold of divine wisdom. The coffer in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid was a type of baptismal fount where the purified initiate was born again into their God-Self. The Ancient Wisdom teaches that Jesus himself was initiated in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid.
Bruce Johnson is the Arvada Ancient Wisdom/Occultism Examiner at www.examiner.com. He has over 30 years of study in the fields of Ancient Wisdom and occultism. He has taught classes on a wide range of topics, from Atlantis to mediums to Zoroaster. He is also a spiritualist minister, with a background in spiritual astrology. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their cat.