Examples of Religious Geist:

Religious Buildings: In many religions, the place of worship is perceived as a “house of god,” therefore it must be pleasing in his/her sight. Examples such as the Greek Classical Parthenon, 447-432 BC, or the Hindi Mkandariya Mahadeva Temple, c. 1000, are overwhelming in their scale and magnificence. It is obvious that the societies which commissioned these buildings spared no expense. They were constructed of the most expensive materials and required the latest technologies in carving the stone.


 

BOTH OF THE ABOVE IMAGES NEED TO BE REVERSED – THEY’RE BACKWARDS

Hundreds or thousands of men were employed to not only erect the temples, but also to carve the narrative embellishments which once covered both. Additionally, the buildings needed to be “perfect.” They are symmetrically laid out, all parts are properly placed, and the overall shapes are perfectly box-like (in the Parthenon) or configured like a mountain range (in the Hindi temple). It was genuinely believed that if the place of worship were not pleasing in the sight of the god to be revered, there would be divine retribution, bad luck or destruction.