As it is impossible to
establish what exactly took place before
the appearance of written accounts, to
express what was then a purely oral
tradition, what you read here can be seen
as an option.
Whether we are dealing with
History or Legend, we must go back to the
most ancient times...
From Dolmen to
In those days, man had already
mastered language and fire. His intellectual sphere
had expanded, but he retained a share of animal
sensitivity that kept him profoundly in touch with
the forces of nature. This symbiosis was destined
to evolve into a sacred science before eventually
being swallowed up by religion.
His knowledge of the vital forces of
Mother Earth would lead him to locate certain sites
rich in cosmic and telluric influences. Careless of
his domestic surroundings, Man invested superhuman
efforts in marking these places. This is the era of
megalithic constructions, of dolmens, menhirs and
stone circles. Beyond his admiration for the
technical and scientific prowess they represent,
modern man is still taken by a strange emotion
before these monuments and the crude but powerful
spirit of the sacred they exhale.
These men were the ancestors of all
the builders of sacred edifices. Their mysterious
knowledge was transmitted orally, updated with each
generation, across the West, the Eastern
Mediterranean and beyond, carried on the ebb and
flow of human migrations. This sacred science
filtered through civilisations, was absorbed by
cults and religions, and strewed the ancient world
with fabulous constructions: Crete, Egypt, Israel,
and Greece etc.