Jainist Meru Tower Symbolism in Europe

At left is the Jainist concept of the transcendental mountain to heaven named Mount Meru. Next to this is an etching on the sacristy wall of the 15th century Rosslyn chapel which I identified in 2008 as a symbol of Mount Meru. At right, we see this same symbol repeated in a French Christian Cathar stele or tombstone.

Notice the triple tower motifs in each and the pentagram on both the etching and stele. This, I have proposed is a reference to the triple goddess of the magdala (i.e., magdalene) identified primarily with the planet Venus (which has a pentagonal orbital pattern) and more broadly identifying the ancient fertility goddesses associated with Venus, Earth, and Luna. Names for this triple goddess include Mari-Anna-Ishtar, Al-Lat/ Al-Uzza/ Manat, Kore/ Demeter/ Hecate, Hathor/ Nephthys/ Isis, and Parvati/ Lakshmi/ Saraswati. These goddesses were believed to offer rebirth and resurrection into and out of the supernal realm for the dearly departed. They play a prominent role in my upcoming novel The Vajra Sequence.