The Royal Capital of Mysteries
From the myth of its Egyptian foundation, to the roman square plant “Augusta Taurinorum” as its Latin name states was always considered a prominent location in the esoteric world as it was surrounded by rivers of energy and contained points of immense power with regard to its geo-positioning.
Because of this special positioning, Turin is likened to some areas of Tibet, Africa and some specific places in South America.
The first inhabitants of this city were only the magicians and priests who met during the celebrations of the Summer and Winter Solstices. These characters met, coming even from far away, only in conjunction with the feasts of Solstices. In ancient times it was believed that if particular rituals were not celebrated, especially those of the Solstices, the world would not have been supported and consequently would have collapsed.
The calculation of the precise date was of course done referring to the position of the Sun and therefore to the length of shadows. This village called Turin became sacred because it was mainly inhabited only at two times of the year.
Naturally it was necessary to build solid buildings because they had to serve intact six months later, so they were certainly in stone, as in stone was the large square on which the Rite of Solstice was officiated. The wizards and priests who repeatedly met also established that in this sacred place they should meet peacefully.
These meetings followed one another over time, as the characteristics of the places were modified: the forests that initially covered most of Europe began to thin out and consequently also the habits of the various tribes, which from itinerant became permanent, varied.
The reference point, however, always remained that magical place that would become Turin. In Europe, that cultural base began to be formed which was later called "Celtic". Celtic civilization does not mean so much a great civilization as a line of thought. It was a civilization diversified in various forms, spread throughout Europe and brought, it is said, by Atlantis. vast magical knowledge developed by the most learned among the Celts, they always had as their most important point of reference precisely the meetings in today's Turin.
Turin and the Egyptian connection: -
An expedition sent from Egypt to the Northern Lands arrived one day in Liguria. The Egyptians met and traded with the local populations, until they learned of the important appointment regularly respected twice a year, as in their homeland. And here, the representatives of Egyptian magic met with those of Celtic magic. Thus, from the fusion of two extremely different ways of thinking, a completely new reality was born, enriched by magical knowledge similar in some ways, but very different for others.
it is worth recalling the myth of Eridanus recounted by E. Thesauro in the "Historia dell'Augusta Città di Torino" of 1679 which is linked to the legend of Fetonte, son of the Sun, narrated by Ovid in the "Metamorphoses".
It is said, in the myth, that Eridanus was an Egyptian prince who set sail from his land in search of new goals. After long sailing he landed in Liguria and went north. A great river that reminded him of the Nile blocked his way, and he camped on the banks of it. This settlement was moved under the protection of the god Apis (the bull). Curiously, (but it comes to think: synchronically) it should be noted that from a representation of the bull Apis is in the first room of the Egyptian Museum in Turin. And also, that the second largest museum after Cairo is in Turin.
It is no wonder then that the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy ruled by the Savoia family, Turin, have a particular fascination with esotericism, therefore masonic symbology is constantly melted with the iconic architectures of the historical centre. Belonging to occult geometries it was built exactly at the centre of two triangles uniting the most sacred and powerful towns of
White Magic: Turin, Prague and Lyon to the upmost representants of Black traditions: Turin, San Francisco and London.
The presence of many occult personalities such as Nostradamus, Cagliostro, Nietzsche, Lombroso express only the visible side of this magnetic centre for study and practice of magical arts.
Some of the most significant footprints of the magical heritage of Turin are: - The presence of the Shroud of Christ and the mystics of the Grail - The Alchemists of Turin and the underground tunnels - the Great Mother Temple and Isiah cult renaissances - the Mole of Antonelli as a monument to masonic traditions - the Grand Lodge of the Masonry and their footprints in buildings, monuments and fountains - The Egyptian Museum and its moon cycle of energetic emanations..
If we look with eyes of history we will find the seemingly normal city to come alive again in all its esoteric and magical glory.