Temples of the Solar Gods

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For instance, Hebrew temples appear to have been built according to the proportions of a human figure with the outer fire altar the feet, the male pillars (father / son) at the perineum, the congregation in the torso, and holy of holies in the head. They were a personification of Yahweh (or El / Amurru) who was a storm/mountain god worshipped as a solar deity living upon the mountain summit (the "rock").

The same configuration can be seen in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican where, like most medieval cathedrals, is organized according to the cross (an unfolded cube) representing Jesus Christ. However, I would propose that the Basilica is also the body of St. Peter (Jew-Pater / Jupiter) who was the Roman sun god. It's easy to see the Throne of St. Peter is his third eye while the entrance to the underground tomb of St. Peter is the solar plexus.* The body of St. Peter is then the entire Basilica corresponding directly to the ancient Hebrew Temple Man template as shown in the illustration.

Such temples are more than just the House of God. They were viewed as the actual body of the god himself and, I suggest, were a physical personification of the god. In the case of Christianity, cathedrals like the Vatican Basilica were both a personification of the vegetation god Sol Invictus / Apollo (Christ son) and his father the Roman sun god Jupiter (St. Peter). Taking an entheogenic communion at the high altar of the Holy of Hollies (ingested in the head of the father-son) then prepared the "Sacrificer" to descend underground (be swallowed) into the Underworld (as the Well of Souls or St. Peter's tomb) to speak with the god.**

* The four pillars of the canopy over the Basilica's tomb entrance depict carved statues of a woman (Venus / Mary) in advancing stages of childbirth symbolizing resurrection.
**The same solar / vegetation god personifications would apply to ancient Egyptian and Vedic temples like those at Luxor and Tamil Nadu.