June 4th 2013
I had the great opportunity to visit this Ossuary!
My mother, my daughter , and my just turned five year old granddaughter took the lovely train from Prague during the flood of last summer out to Sedlec- Kutná Hora to spend the night and check out the famed “bone church.” The weather was damp, drizzling and chilly , rather perfect as we approached the smallish but beautiful old Church. I had never been around human bones and skulls and certainly NOT of this large quantity! I would venture to say that most people have not been around the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people!
As a Medium, and a curious person, I was honestly super intrigued as to what the energy and vibration of this would feel like. Well, as I found to be true for myself in ALL the OLD buildings of the Czech Republic, I instantly felt oddly calmed and peaceful, with little rushes of adrenaline from the pure bliss of being in such surroundings. The human remains were works of art, creatively and purposely designed to be structures of awe. The energy was peaceful, void of all but residual spirit energy here and there and I believe I sensed a monk or two who happened to be wandering through. Spirit folks really do not hang out where their bodies/bones are… would you?
Even my 5 year old granddaughter Lark thought the bones and hollowed out skulls were interesting, not scary. We had given her the facts of what she was looking at. She wanted to laugh and play around in the Ossuary! We all enjoyed this amazing opportunity.
It really makes one realize just how true it is that we are here in these glorious physical bodies, we will all at some point die and leave the body behind, and then have new opportunities out of the body. Our physical world is wonderful, enjoy it, and understand that it does have limitations and the impermanence of the physical is absolute.
The Sedlec Ossuary – Kutná Hora/Sedlec- is about 1 hour from Prague Czech Republic. The ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, whose bones have in many cases been artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel. The ossuary is among the most visited tourist attractions of the Czech Republic, attracting over 200,000 visitors yearly. Apparently humans have an undying fascination with death!
The Cemetery Church of All Saints with the Ossuary
A cistercian monastery was founded near here in the year 1142. After 1400 one of the abbots had a church of All -Saints erected in Gothic style in the middle of the cemetery and under it a chapel destined for the deposition of bones from abolished graves, a task which was begun by a half blind Cistercian monk after the year 1511. The charnel-house was remodelled in Czech Baroque style between 1703 – I710 by the famous Czech architect, of the Italian origin ,Jan Blažej SANTIM-Aichl. The present arrangement of the bones dates from 1870 and is the work of a Czech wood-carver, František RINT.
Learn more here – http://www.ossuary.eu/index.php/en/ossuary