Practical examples are animal sacrifices at the giant cotton silk tree in Umuaja, Delta State, Nigeria and recent burnt Lamb sacrifice by Jews at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
The axis mundi is the center of the world, the point connecting earth and sky or an established line of communication between heaven and earth. It is a ladder reaching from the earth to the sky and a bridge between space and time.
A line of communication was established between Jacob and God. Jacob was the earth, God was the sky (heaven), and the line of communication between them was the axis mundi.
He dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. (Genesis 28:12) "NKJV"He: Jacob.
Ladder: Axis Mundi.
A ladder was set up on the earth: the axis mundi is a ladder connecting heaven (the sky) and the earth.
Angels of God: messengers of God.
God had direct communication with Jacob immediately the axis mundi was set up.
The stood above it and said: “I am the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants. (Genesis 28:13) "NKJV"
The LORD stood above it: God was in the sky (heaven) above.
The land: the earth.
The land on which you lie: Jacob was lying on the earth.
Therefore, God was the sky and Jacob was the earth. A bridge was set up to connect Jacob on earth to God in the sky; the bridge was the ladder - the axis mundi.
The land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendant: God said that Jacob will possess the earth.
Here is God giving the earth to Jacob:
Your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed. (Genesis 28:14) "NKJV"
The west and the east, to the north and the south: the four cardinal points of the earth.
You shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south: Jacob will occupy the four cardinal points of the earth.
From that moment Jacob understood that the four cardinal points are the gates from earth to sky (heaven).
And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!” (Genesis 28:17) "NKJV"Jacob is Israel.
“Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.” (Genesis 32:28) "NKJV"
Therefore, Israel is the gate of heaven, and the four cardinal points are the four sides of Israel. In other words, the earth is Israel, and the four cardinal points of the earth are the four directions of Israel.
Recall that God said, " in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed."
The Axis Mundi is Malkuth (the Tree of Life which sprang out of Yesod). Yesod has the full DNA of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, such that the root of the tree is equal to 10.
The root and the crown of the tree of life are the past and the future respectively. The Axis Mundi is the present where the past and the future meet.
The tree of life is geometrically a tesseract - a four-dimensional space. Traveling from the future to the past, the outer cube is the root and the inner cube is the crown. And traveling from the past to the future, the inner cube is the root and the outer cube is the crown of the tree.
The outer cube was the Holy of Holies and the inner cube was the light inside the Holy of Holies during the time of King Solomon. The Holy of Holies of Solomon's Temple was described as dark and empty because the light wasn't meant to be seen with the naked eye. The Holy of Holies occupied space and the light was time, which means that the inner cube was a cube occupying space in the future.
It also means that Solomon's cube was in equilibrium with another cube in the future. The tesseract is the equilibrium between the two cubes.
The past was earth for the people of the past and the future was their heaven. The future was earth for the people of the future and the past was their heaven.
Consequently, the Axis Mundi is the point of equilibrium or balance between the past and the future.
While Solomon's Holy of Holies was a real cube, the cube in the future was the headstone put in place by Zerubbabel. This means that the fourth dimension of Solomon's cube was a stone. It also means that the light inside the Holy of Holies of Solomon's Temple was the headstone (the keystone) put in place by Zerubbabel.
The headstone was the Holy of Holies of the second Temple and the cube was the Holy of Holies of the first temple. The third Temple is the sum of the first Temple and the second Temple, such that the Holy of Holies of the third Temple is the sum of the Holy of Holies of the first Temple and the Holy of Holies of the second Temple.
In other words, the Holy of Holies of the third Temple is like a tesseract whose inner cube is substituted by a stone.
The stone is the Axis Mundi (the center of the world).
Jerusalem, where Solomon's Temple was, was the city of Zion. Placing the stone into the Holy of Holies of Solomon's Temple is placing a stone in Zion.
The cube is space and the stone is time. Space is represented by a compass. The eight vertices of the cube are the eight directions of the compass. The eight directions are the four cardinal points and the four ordinal points.
The eight directions are the eight symbols or eight Hexagons known as Bagua. A hexagon is an area of intersection of two trigrams. A trigram is a triangle called Tetractys of the Decad. Each trigram is a carrier of bits (binary digits), and there are ten numbers or dots in a trigram (Tetractys). In a trigram, "0" (zero) is "broken" and "1" (one) is "unbroken".
A regular hexagon formed by two intersecting trigrams (triangles) is equal to 1 bit. Bagua is equal to eight bits because it is made up of eight intersecting regular hexagons. This means that Bagua is an octet (8bits) made up of sixteen trigrams.
Bagua is said to have eight trigrams because only the eight vertices of the external cube are visible. The other eight trigrams representing the eight vertices of the inner cube of the tesseract are invisible.
Bagua is the octagon inside a 16-point compass rose where the sixteen directions of the wind rose are the sixteen vertices of the tesseract.
This means that the stone is the Yinyang enthroned in the middle of Bagua. The stone in the middle of the Bagua is the rock and Bagua is the octagon surrounding the rock. The golden dome-shaped roof of Bagua housing the rock is Dome of the Rock.
Therefore, the Bagua is the Holy of Holies of Solomon's Temple (the first temple) and the rock in its middle is the Holy of Holies of Zerubbabel's Temple (the second temple). The rock and Bagua are the Holy of Holies of the third Temple.
Fu Xi Bagua and King Wen Bagua are former heaven and later heaven respectively. This means that Bagua is heaven and Dome of the sanctuary is earthly manifestation of the structure of heaven. This means that Dome of the Rock is the Axis Mundi where earth and sky meet.
Dome of the Rock is the cube which came down from heaven. The cube is the new Jerusalem (the holy city) and the rock is the light inside the cube.
"Jerusalem, the Holy City, coming down out of heaven from God and shining with the glory of God. The city shone like a precious stone, like a Jasper, clear as crystal" (Revelation 21:10-11)
Precious stone: the rock.
Jocob had twelve sons who were the ancestors of the twelve tribes of Israel. Since the earth is Israel, the whole world is the twelve tribes of Israel.
The axis mundi is the new Jerusalem and Israel is the gate into the new Jerusalem. Since Jacob is the sum of his twelve sons, the twelve tribes of Israel are the twelve gates of Israel.
The ladder connecting Jacob (Israel) to God is the wall of the new Jerusalem.
She had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel (Revelation 21:12) "NKJV"
Wall: the bridge or ladder from earth to heaven.
Twelve gates: the twelve sons of Jacob or the twelve tribes of Israel.
All people on earth, irrespective of religious or non-religious affiliations, tribe, nation, race, language, and geographical location, are now the twelve tribes of Israel.
Human population on earth is divided into four groups of three tribes, such that there are three tribes in the north, three tribes in the east, three tribes in the west and three tribes in the south.
Three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. (Revelation 21:13) "NKJV"
Three gates: three tribes.
The twelve tribes of Israel are the twelve hours of the clock. The first twelve hours round the clock is the night sky (sunset to sunrise), and the next twelve hours round the clock is the day sky (sunrise to sunset). This means that the sky where God dwells is time.
Since the earth is space and the sky is time, the axis mundi is space-time.