In the gardens of the Quinta Da Regaleira in Sintra Portugal, you will find the initiation well.  This well was never used a source of water, instead, it was used for ceremonial purposes that included Tarot initiation rites.


With its rippling mountains, dewy forests thick with ferns and lichen, exotic gardens and glittering palaces, Sintra is like a page torn from a fairy tale. Its Unesco World Heritage–listed centre, Sintra-Vila, is dotted with pastel-hued manors folded into luxuriant hills that roll down to the blue Atlantic.


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