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The Cave of the Ancients lies within the Golden City,
as visualized and painted by Peace Dove, a Lemurian Elder, who followed the path that led here. Paintings like this adorn the walls of the sacred space where myths are told here.

Mircea Eliade, in his book ‘Myth and Reality’ explains that the ‘foremost function of myth is to reveal the examplary models for all human activities – diet or marriage, work or education, art or wisdom.” Hence myth is of no little importance in the alchemist artist who is looking to transmute, transform and reach new heights in creative endeavours.

An African tribe, the Herero consider the stories that relate the beginnings of the different groups of the tribe to be ‘true’ because they report facts taht really take place, while the more or less humorous tales are believed to have no foundation.

Hence in most cultures myths cannot be related to the uninitiated. Usually old teachers communicate the myths during a period of isolation in the bush. Whereas false stories can be told anywhere, and at any time, it is commonly held that myths must not be recited except during a period of sacred time. Hence among the Tibetans the epic songs of the Gesar cycle can only be recited at night and in winter. The recitation is assimilated to a powerful charm. It helps to obtain all sorts of advantages, particularly in hunting and in war.

Before the recitation begins a space is prepared by being powdered with roasted barley powder and then the audience sits around while the bard recites the epic. This can take days.

Preparing the Space 

Before we enter the sacred space within the Cave of the Ancients, the Gatekeeper roasts the barley and carefully grinds it until it is a fine powder. She powders the space, that is a akin to the womb of the great mother and elders file in to sit and listen to stories told by some of their  number.

Tell a sacred Lemurian Myth  

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