Buddhism Celebrates the Elements in Stone
The earth spirit is the base foundation of the ascending levels of earth, water, air, fire and the quintessential ethereal spirit.
Tibetan Buddhism has attracted widespread respect in the west as a fundamentally rational religion, based on an objective metaphysical science. These five elements, the core of esoteric knowledge worldwide and the metaphysical science of astrology, are blatantly celebrated in the Tibetan stupa, a symbolic structure built big and ubiquitous.
The stupa pragmatically rearranges the metaphysical order of the elements to place the umbrella, symbolising the air, at the top.