An atrium with the obelisk (symbol for the body, red)
A wide area surrounds the consecrated building. This is in contact with the outside world and usually open to the public. The male side, which symbolises creative power, is usually also located here: the obelisk as a phallic symbol.
The shrine, the white marble building (symbol of the soul, white)
Churches or government buildings made of white (or white-black) marble are usually intended as a separate inner area for members. In their "holy halls", for example, the faithful or those in positions of responsibility move about.
The dome over the Blessed Sacrament under the cross (symbol of the Spirit)
In the dome with its vaulting, an oversized female womb can be seen. Above it is enthroned the sign of the Spirit, the cross. A chosen one has the right to enter the sacred space below and create new reality in living matter through his word: the high priest, the pope or the president ...
[S. The Shrine 3-in-1 as a symbol of wholeness and the Great Feminine.]
The Triune Goddess in Gold - Wholeness
In many illustrations (such as the one below), the Virgin Mother shows, strictly speaking, all three phases of the feminine and thus stands as an emblem of female wholeness:
- The Virgin (Madonna)
- Mother (holding the child)
- Great Mother (crown, sceptre, orb; the sceptre as phallic symbol stands for rule in power, see also Three Insignia of Power).
It shines in gold, symbol of eternal life: