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Sacsayhuamán : Mystic Places & the Mysteries of Life

Photography, Spiritual SignificanceChloë RainComment

The morning of Sept 11th, 2015

On the morning of September 11th, Jessica, Peter, and Estrella—the doggie, and I left early in the morning to be up with the sunrise at Sacsayhuamán : one of the world's greatest mysteries.  

The picture of me, a top a 75ft tall several thousand year old slide? Not sure how it was used in ancient times, but these days, children and playful tourists, like myself, crawl to the top, overlooking a beautiful view of the ancient stone walls all around, and slide down on ours butts and feel the childlike joy.

There are no other walls like these. They are different from Stonehenge, different from the Pyramids of the Egyptians and the Maya, different from any of the other ancient monolithic stone-works.

The Serpent, or “Amaru”. The Serpent due to its nature is in contact with the soil, caves and inner or enclosed spaces, relates to our subconscious state of mind. The Andean Yachac, or Wise man, defined the realm or kingdom represented by the Serpent as Ucku Pacha.

I did a couple of Sun salutations in the dewy grass, saluting the mountains surrounding us covered in fog. Later, Jessica and I sent out three prayers from the center of the stone circle. A beautiful way to honor and start the day.

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