Learn about The Enigma of Rosslyn Chapel:
That Roslyn Chapel was featured as the final scene of the infamous ‘DaVinci Code’ has its downside. The enigmatic stone rubik is now a pop-trend tourist site, and quiet reverence is much harder to find there. You see to the seeker, the biggest mystery in Scotland was never Loch Ness, it has always been Roslyn.
The famed mystery Chapel looks the part. Roslyn adorns the summit of a rugged mound in the verdant rolling hills of southeast Scotland, looking somewhat like a spired crown.
It lies on a ley, the Rose-Line, thus the name. But much of Roslyn’s lore comes from its over embellished decor, specifically the stone carvings. Appropriately called a tapestry in stone, many of these carvings relate to the symbolism of the Christian Bible, and mysticism of Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, Gnosticism and even the Hopi -Mayans.
These stone carvings as historic art are among the finest period works in Europe on that basis alone. There are dozens of books written about what these unique carvings represent. Yet it is the tangible presence of something greater that tugs deeply at the visiting seekers heart, and defines Roslyn, that was indeed this writer’s experience.