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The Mysteries of Chartres Cathedral

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  37 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Is the magnificent Cathedral at Chartres merely a superb example of Gothic architecture-or a living, enduring legacy of ancient knowledge which built not only the Cathedral, but Stonehenge, the Temple of Solomon, and the Pyramids? The Cathedral reverberates with mysteries far older than the Cathedral itself-mysteries reflecting the ageless action of Earth and Cosmos on man ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published January 1st 1983 by Sheed & Ward Ltd (first published January 28th 1980)
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Chas Bayfield
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My goodness! The grail, the Knights of St John, the Black Madonna, it's all in here. I read this back in the 80s and remember it as awesome. All the churches in northern France dedicated to Notre Dame all form the constellation Virgo. Insane!
Geoffrey
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone with an interest in actual mysteries
Shelves: mystery, non-fiction
Readers of history with an interest in factual mysteries will truly enjoy this non-fiction book by Louis Charpentier. I have waited to read this book for a long time.

It took a long time to finish because it is detailed with important information about the famous cathedral and because of delays from my work schedule.

Gothic cathedrals have long been a fascination of mine, so to finally read this book was an utter thrill. Even though published in the 1960's, the author presents critical information
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Bruce
This book really is a tour de force.

My interest is in the underlying sacred geometry of the cathedral, and there is heaps here. The underlying unit of measurement and its derivation, proportions related to musical notes, link with other gothic cathedrals and older sites of geomantic worship, these are just a couple of examples off the top of my head.

The book also has a huge amount of historical material about Knights Templar, the Ark of the Covenant, and theories about who built Chartres and why
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Svetlana Meritt
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
While I was reading this book, I felt like I was entering a hidden world. A world of forgotten sacred knowledge, a world of symbolism, of alchemy, of esotericism...A world when Adepts mingled with ordinary people and conducted the affairs of humanity. "The Mysteries of Chartres Cathedral" reveals all the secret knowledge that went into, not only the building of the Chartres Cathedral, but the gothic architecture in its entirety. This Cathedral is actually a book in stone. The most profound laws ...more
Oswaldo
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Es una Obra de arte, es facinante lo que subyace en la construccion de una Catedral, lo mistico, lo fisico, las matematicas, los lugares escogidos, los puntos energeticos de la tierra, hay hilos invisibles y transformadores entre estas personas que CREARON estas obras de arte y los feligreces que entran en los templos para ser exaltados por siempre.
Inara
Jun 17, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystic-places
Title in English:
The Mysteries of Chartres Cathedral
Esme M
Nov 06, 2010 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Stormy
Dec 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Some interesting, if sensational, theories on the architecture, figures, labyrinth and masonry of this fascinating cathedral.
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Let's see... not that I like demagogy and theorie of conspiracy but this one was rather good!
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