Seven pillars

From where did T E Lawrence get the title for his “Seven Pillars of Wisdom”?

Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars…
– Prov. 9:1

Soncino’s Commentary

This word picture of wisdom’s house having seven pillars is indicative of a mansion built around a courtyard, the structure being supported by three pillars on each side and one in the center on the third side facing the open space which was the entrance.”

Three at each side, one in the centre: sounds like seven chakras and the heart chakra?

Note also the seven dwelling places or mansions in Saint Teresa of Avila’s interior castle.


~ by scalambra on July 30, 2009.

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