Prince Charles, writing about Chartres Cathedral, claims that:
‘The medieval Christian architects who designed such a breathtaking structure were following the teachings of the mystics of their age and created what seems to me to amount to a profound prayer to all of creation.’
Well, no. When the architects were praying, they would have been praying to the Creator, not the creation.
‘They made a building that offers us the direct experience of what the ancients held to be our true relationship with the world.’
No, they made a building that expresses our true relationship to God.
It’s depressing that this man will one day be king of England, Scotland, Canada and various other places.
An excellent book on ‘sacred geometry’ is Margaret Visser’s The Geometry of Love. Don’t waste your time and money on Prince Charles’ rubbish.