Circle

The system of Druidism embraced every religious and philosophical pursuit which was then known in the island; and had a further tendency to spread liberty, peace, and happiness amongst mankind. The rites bore an undoubted reference to the salvation of Noah and his seven companions in the Ark…

The places of initiation and worship were generally…circular, because a circle was a significant emblem of the universe, governed and preserved by an omnipresent deity, who is described in the writings of Hermes Trismegistus, as a circle whose centre is everywhere, and whose circumference is nowhere…

~from “The History of Initiation, In Twelve Lectures” by George Oliver

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