In this video I ponder on the ‘bear’, the cave (pit), goddess and ‘connections to the stars’.
The Wentworth Bear Pit was designed by Watson and Pritchett in about 1800, re-using a doorway of about 1630 from the old Wentworth estate. It is built on two levels with an underground chamber and viewing gallery.
Over the upper doorway is a plaque that reads: “There is healing in the garden When one longs for peace and pardon Once past the gate no need to wait for god is in the garden.”
The notion of rising from the pit from a Christian view can also relate to the life after death and ‘light at the end of the tunnel’.
“Who makes the Bear, Orion and the Pleiades, And the chambers of the south” Job 9:9