The Masonic Initiation Wells at Quinta da Regaleira - CVLT Nation
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Art

The Masonic Initiation Wells at Quinta da Regaleira

In the misty forests of Sintra, Portugal, lies a weird and mysterious place called Quinta da Regaleira. It is home to a spectacular palace built in 1904 by a man named António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro, who embedded his fascination with the occult, masonry and alchemy into its walls and wells. Symbols of Rosicrucianism, the Knights Templar and the Masons are hidden throughout its spectacular architecture. The wells are two tunnels dug into the earth, the largest almost 30 meters deep, ending in a tiled floor depicting a compass and Templar cross. A spiral staircase runs down the well walls, with nine levels of 15 steps, signifying the nine levels of Hell from Dante’s Inferno. It’s believed these “initiation wells” were used to perform Mason initiation rites and rituals, although nothing is known for sure about their purpose. From the top of the well, one stares into the pits of the earth; from the bottom, one sees the glimmering sunlight of the surface. Returning to the earth from whence we came, and re-emerging into the light from the cold embrace of darkness. I can only imagine the energy and mystery of being in a place like Quinta da Regaleira! Check out some amazing photos of this historical occult site below.

 

via Urban Ghosts

 

 

Written By

Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

5 Comments

5 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement
Advertisement
Relapse Nothing
Dead Register

If you like this post and want to see more, help keep us going!
  

Sentient 112217
WickedWoman
Black Matter Mastering
Earsplit
Advertisement

You May Also Like

Bizarre

The film Hereditary, which was recently released on video, is scary as shit. I don’t need to quote a well-established critic to back me...

Art

Calling all occult horror fans! After reading just one chapter of our very own Kelly M Hudson‘s latest book called Blood of the Ghastly...

Cvlture

Movies and dark music go hand in hand. The list of bands who take their inspiration from horror films is legion. Doomsters like Electric...

Bizarre

They are Satanists. There is one of them who was a professor in the School of Medicine. In his home he has an oratorium...