INTER-SECTION Volume III - Page 26

| Nienke Verstraaten | Upper planes of existence The head of the world. Related to light, places of high altitude and the skies. Place of good fortune. The northern foot of the world Where the sun rises. Where the sky touches the earth. Related to the Cartesian NORTH Left Path Side of darkness and secrets. Of sadness and the dying sun. Relates to the Cartesian WEST The belly of the world Considered the center and circumference of the universe, the world and the (manmade) mountains. The southern foot of the world Where the sun is dark (where the sun sets). Where the sky touches the earth. Related to the Cartesian SOUTH. Right Path Side of light, the sun’s rays and truth. Relates to the Cartesian EAST Lower planes of existence The Seat of the world. Related to the lower world and humidity. To the part of the world that is buried. Figure 2. An illustration based on