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Temple of Whollyness

Dimensions (rounded to nearest whole number):
Main pyramid – 64’ high
Main Pyramid foot print – 88’x 88’ square
Four corner pyramids base size – 30’x 30’ square and 22’ high at the corners
Overall footprint – 116’x116’ (including side pyramids and shaded enclosed courtyard)

Temple front view rendering

temple front view rendering

Temple interior rendering

temple interior rendering

Temple aerial view rendering

temple aerial view rendering

view from side pyramids into courtyard

view from side pyramids into courtyard

aerial view at angle

aerial view at angle

 looking down through “Eye” at apex of central pyramid

looking down through “Eye” at apex of central pyramid

night time, looking up towards “Eye”

night time, looking up towards “Eye”

inside one of the 4 side pyramids

inside one of the 4 side pyramids

front view, main entrance

front view, main entrance

outside view at an angle

outside view at an angle

 inside central pyramid perspective from corner module

inside central pyramid perspective from corner module

exterior close-up of a side pyramid

exterior close-up of a side pyramid

interior with Inukshuk

interior with Inukshuk

front view angled

front view angled

interior closeup

interior closeup

Inuksuk Sculpture

Well before the organized efforts of building actual structures began, simple rock piles – or stacked rocks – marked trails, as well as places of worship, and have been discovered in cultures around the world. In Hawaiian, a rock cairn is called an ahu which translates to “altar” or “shrine” and the island O’ahu means “gathering place.”

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

At the axis mundi of the Temple, there will be 12 ‘x 12’ Inuksuk altar, “Inukshukis an Inuit word meaning image of a person’s spirit, often used as navigation aids. These structures are composed of stacked rocks in a human form.  Their traditional meaning is ‘you are on the right path.’” The statue will be fabricated out of black igneous basalt stone. For thousands of years, the Black Rock that our city is named after was a welcome sight for weary travelers crossing the arid desert and was a key landmark for settlers on the Emigrant Trail. Our black rock focal point will ground the Temple space and also act as a guidepost for those looking for the right direction and a safe passage through this life.

an Inuit inuksuk with the northern lights

an Inuit inuksuk with the northern lights

Rendering of our 12’ tall Inuksuk stone sculpture

Rendering of our 12’ tall Inuksuk stone sculpture

Artist/Designer/ Sculptor/Fabricator/ /Rock Whisperer: James LaFemina
Artists/Conceptors: Melissa “Syn” Barron and Lightning Clearwater III (Terry Gross)
Natural Stone Supplier/Major Fabrication: American Soil and Stone, Richmond, CA – Francisco and the Crew in the Fabrication shop
Temple Rendering: Kerry Harwood
Graphic Artist/Inuksuk Rendering: Arin Fishkin
Mechanical Engineer: Paul Andres
Consultant: Bill Castellon