“What does it mean to have a sacred place?”


“What does it mean to have a sacred place?”

At the time of his death in October of 1987, Joseph Campbell was the world’s foremost authority on mythology.

A preeminent scholar, writer and teacher at Sarah Lawrence College for almost forty years, he was once asked,
“What does it mean to have a sacred place?”

He replied, 
“This is an absolute necessity for anyone today. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there, but if you have a sacred place and use it, something
eventually will happen.... Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again"

Throughout history, mankind has created sacred sites. Special places to commune with the spirits of the land, animals and plants. Places dedicated to their chosen deities. The energy they invested into these places created spiritual power at these places, and by doing so, the space becomes a temple, or place of meditation and contemplation. A Sacred Space.

Where is your sacred space? Where is your place you go? Where is your sanctuary? By creating a place, and visiting it often, with intent and purpose, you will create your own spiritual sanctuary.

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