Accessibility is definitely a concern as a temple that primarily exists above ground level might easily exclude participants who do not have the physical ability to climb ladders or stairs.
A mechanical elevator will permit participants to lift and lower others who do not have the physical ability to climb ladders or stairs. A governor will prevent the lift from operating too fast, and the energy to raise it would be achieved by human counterweights. Permanent counterweights would ensure the lift naturally rested at the Temple's first level to permit operation without assistance to exit, particularly in the event of an emergency.
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