The Way of the Eternal
A metaphorical landscape representing the various levels of consciousness experienced in, and recognized by, certain Eastern and Western philosophies.
Concentric circles defined by granite retaining walls, decrease in diameter while vertically ascending toward the center of the space in dimensions derived from the golden ratio. Each individual ring represents a specific level of awareness beginning with the Physical (lowest) and terminating at Soul (highest). The Soul region is defined by a 360-degree pedestrian overlook surrounding a fountain of water and light, symbolizing the eternal source of life and creativity.
Each level’s specific quality:
Physical – Duality
Astral – Emotions
Causal – Past Lives/Experiences
Mental – Mind
Etheric – Subconscious
Soul – Pure Spirit
These qualities are suggested figuratively by the landscape treatment and given further meaning by short poetic stanzas.