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THE SYMBOLISM OF THE CORONATION

This illustrated lecture will discuss the symbolism of the coronation ceremony and examine its constituent elements.


This illustrated lecture will discuss the arcane symbolism inherent in the coronation ceremony and examine in detail the significance, both religious and otherwise, of its constituent elements. It will thus describe the esoteric implications of the Recognition, the Oath, the Anointing, the Investiture with the Regalia and the Crowning, as performed in this magical and transformative rite, which has been used to create new kings and queens for England (and latterly for a wider sovereignty) virtually unchanged for a thousand years. There will also be a description of the ceremonial layout within Westminster Abbey, a building originally conceived with this particular ceremony in mind by Edward the Confessor, the patron saint of English monarchs. This will include a discussion of the focal area beneath the crossing called the ‘theatre’, and its relationship to the Cosmati Pavement and St Edward’s Shrine, as well as the placement of the Coronation Chair and other seating used in the ceremony.


Speaker(s):

City of London guide Robert Stephenson | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

21 April 2006 at 7:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Research Into Lost Knowledge Organisation
41 Queen's Gate
South Kensington
London
SW7 5HR
020 7602 0173
http://members.aol.com/rilko/
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Organised by:

Research Into Lost Knowledge Organisation
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Tickets:

£7 (Members £5)

Available from:

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Additional Information:

This lecture will follow the AGM (6.45-7.15) but the public warmly welcomed to attend.

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Symbolism

Posted at 6:03 AM on 4 December, 2006 by

Symbolism is much more powerful and meaningful than sometimes what it actually represents. This should be an interesting lecture to see how this point affects it.

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