This is the second in the 4-year series of Golden Child Pilgrimages visiting the crossing points of the four landscape temples of Europe that are associated with the myths of Europa and the Bull, Leda and the Swan, and the Rose-Cross. All three myths relate to the planetary purpose of Europe as the throat chakra of the world.
The three myths recount the birth of a Golden Child, variously called Hermes Trismegistus, the Gemini, Christian Rosy Cross, or Mercury (‘True Word’). They describe the spiritual purpose of Europe, which is to ‘speak’ words of wisdom and truth that can inspire and help create a planetary golden age.
The series of pilgrimages is designed as a mystery, composed of four stages or lesser mysteries, to enact out symbolically the rescuing of the heart of this Golden Child from the attack by the Titanic forces that tear its outer form apart. This is an initiatic process that enables the best of the old to be transmuted into an even better form than before, whilst that which is not so good passes away. Mysteries are like prayers: potentised thoughts that can inspire and help bring about better things.
In the landscape symbolism of these myths—the stage on which we play our parts—Europa/Leda is represented in tradition by the British Isles, and the Bull/Swan (Zeus) by mainland Europe. The former is the Rose; the latter is the Cross. Their Golden Child is represented by the Grail Kingdom, but also by good hearts and places everywhere throughout Europe.
This second Golden Child Pilgrimage will take place at and around the crossing point of the Grail Line (the spine of the Grail Kingdom) and the Bull Line (the spine of the Bull of Europe landscape temple). This crossing point is marked by Bourges, the heart of France and centre of France’s vast landscape zodiac. Bourges is the hara of the Grail Kingdom; but at the same time it is also the focus of the throat chakra of the Bull of Europe.