Attaining the Unknown
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“I believe in a long, prolonged derangement of the senses to attain the unknown.
Our pale reasoning hides the infinite from us.”
(Jim Morrison – American Poet and Singer, member of The Doors, 1943-1971)
This is the ceiling of the Sas-Bahu temple (mother-in-law and daughter-in-law temple) located in Gwalior, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
This temple, initially dedicated to Vishnu, was built in red sandstone during the rule of the Kachchhapaghatas in the 10th century.
I was alone lying on the ground in the center of the temple, allowing all my senses to be free and for a while I felt that I was attaining something close to what I could name the unknown…
It was a strange and warm sensation provided by the architecture of this sophisticated game of spheres making a passage to the infinite…
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