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The Celtic Art Coracle volume 1 issue 12
Symbolism of the Centre
Fig. 105: Plan of The Palace of the First Emperor

.Fig. 105: Plan of The Palace of the First Emperor       

Chinese tradition tells us how the first emperor designed his palace according to the 3 x 3 square, the central room his shrine (fig. 105. The palace was placed in the centre of the city, which was divided according to the same plan. The province was arranged in like fashion, with the capital at the centre; the country was divided into nine provinces, the middle one being the province of the emperor himself (fig. 106). And according to the ancient Chinese tradition, China was at the navel of the world, a traditional view supported by the Irish, Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, Persians, and Hebrews, who all felt the same about their respective native lands.

In diagrammatic form we have five concentric squares (fig. 107), representing shrine, palace, capital, province, city, world.

Fig. 106: Nested 3x3 square grids

Fig. 106: Nested 3x3 square grids

Fig. 107: Five nested squares

 Fig. 107: Five nested squares

Artwork Copyright Aidan Meehan 1983
 

The Celtic Art Coracle Vol 1
Contents Coracle Press 1983
ISSN 0828-8321 
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10.02.01edition
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