“…landscapes of the holy (are) centers of inspiration where human consciousness is temporarily set free.  The experience of a sacred place and thus sacredness itself is re-entry into a state of wholeness – an introduction to your true origins.” –T.C. McLuhan

“Sacred place…is a construction of the imagination that affirms the independence of the holy.” — Belden C. Lane

“Divining the sacred in loca sacra, in other words, is essentially an initiation into sanctified space that is autonomic in its revelatory capacity.”  –T.C. McLuhan

“In actual fact, the place is never ‘chosen’ by man.  It is merely discovered by him…[T]he sacred place in some way or another reveals itself to him.” –Mircea Eliade