Moonstone/Sunstone Dyad as Metaphor of Wholeness

One way to understand the symbolism of the Nauvoo Temple is to consider its central duality—the physical and spiritual. Perhaps the most basic symbol of the duality is the timeless dyad of sun and moon—easily seen in the Nauvoo Temple’s pairing of sunstone and moonstone. The enigmatic sunstone of the Nauvoo Temple held, and might once again ascend to a position of prominence in the architecture of a new religion. But what of the moonstone? The sunstone and moonstone were linked together as pedestal and capital of one pilaster—making a balanced construction, one integral whole. What can we learn from these cosmological symbols?

Unsure if there is audio for this session. Maxine Hanks, Linda P. Wilcox