Is there really a fissure under the Dome of the Rock that leads to the navel of the universe? Tradition says so. The hole in the southeast corner (the top of the photo is south) leads to a cave underneath called the Well of Souls. Graham Hancock, in The Sign and the Seal, even speculated on the possibility it once concealed the Ark of the Covenant.
That would have been a physical hole. But what about a spiritual hole? Islamic architectural design in particular is meant to mask a building’s architectural edges in order to emphasize the unseen spiritual reality. Somewhere here in the courtyard outside the mosque of Omar, to the north and east, there is said to be a spiritual hole in the universe that leads directly to Allah. In this spot, a prayer is a thousand times more influential than anywhere else.
I am trying to picture this disturbance in the spiritual realm. Would it look something like a Klein bottle, with a hole in the middle leading to the whole universe? (link to photo credit)
Yes, I was told about this place, and was left there near that spot right at prayer time while my companion went to perform his prayers, after cautioning me not to speak English, as it was during the Intifada and only the Faithful were allowed inside the mosque enclosure.
So what would you do if you found yourself standing alone at the brink of the whole spiritual universe? Would you try interact with it in some way? Would you wish to put something in, take something out, or just take notice?