Intro to Sacred GeometryPosted: May 11, 2010
Sacred Geometry is the science of natural patterns found in all life forms. It is the underlying geometric code that everything in the universe obeys in one form or another. In nature, you can find examples of these patterns in the design of pinecones, flowers and leaves, fruit, shells, wings, trees, DNA molecules and atoms, snowflakes, eyes, etc.
Sacred Geometry is called “sacred” because it is about interconnectedness, the whole, and the harmony that exists in every situation through these patterns. To the Greeks, geometry was considered to be the perfect combination of logic and beauty and was therefore believed to be of divine origin. They thought geometric shapes were manifestations of absolute beauty. Sacred geometric ratios and equations were used in the design and building of ancient temples and monuments like the pyramids in Egypt or the temples in Greece. This is probably why many people feel intense energy in these places.
The golden ratio (proportion, section, mean) is the unique ratio such that the ratio of the whole to the larger portion is the same as the ratio of the larger portion to the smaller portion. This theory goes back to at least 300 BC when Euclid wrote his book “Elements” which explains the ratio (or “phi”).
The golden proportion, or divine proportion, has been used to make things as aesthetically pleasing as they can be, and it has been known to evoke emotions in people. The Golden Rectangle is created by this ratio and you can see that the nautilus shell (Golden Spiral) looks quite a bit like it!
The 5 Platonic solids: Tetrahedron, Cube or (Hexahedron), Octahedron, Dodecahedron and Icosahedron, are models of crystal patterns that occur in mineral formations in many variations. These are the only five regular polyhedra, that is, the only five solids made from the same equilateral, equiangular polygons. To the Greeks, these solids symbolized fire, earth, air, spirit (or ether) and water. All of these solids can be found in Metatrons cube which I’ll talk about in another post.
The circle is at the center of sacred geometry as it symbolizes oneness. With overlapping circles, the sacred geometric “Flower of Life” is created.
Sacred geometry is everywhere around us. It exists in art, architecture, music, nature, ourselves. Oh, and if you’ve ever done psychedelic drugs you may have seen some of these awesome designs in the sky or in your heads! I hope you enjoyed this intro, I’ll write more about the cosmology and mystical aspects of some of these patterns in another post.
Here’s a link to an Intro by Charles Gilchrist. He has tons of videos about Sacred Geometry and he does artwork using the patterns too.
And some others…