If you haven’t noticed, we’re big Mindless fans of Sacred Geometry. This article covers the basics of what it is and why it’s just so damn cool.
What is Sacred Geometry?
Sacred Geometry is found everywhere around us. It’s in the microcosm (the elements, atoms and compounds) and the macrocosm (planetary orbits, galaxies and the universe itself). It’s in the shape of flowers, honeycombs, seashells, insects, animals and even in human proportions.
“Sacred geometry involves sacred universal patterns used in the design of everything in our reality, most often seen in sacred architecture and sacred art. The basic belief is that geometry and mathematical ratios, harmonics and proportion are also found in music, light, cosmology.”
Here’s a great video to show you Sacred Geometry in nature; first in a seashell, then a sunflower and finally a dragonfly wing. We suggest watching in on a big screen in HD – it’s really beautiful.
The history of Sacred Geometry
The first teachers of Sacred Geometry is often said to be Plato and Pythagoras, however they said they too learnt of this from the ancients. Leonardo Da Vinci was a massive student of Sacred Geometry. Many artists, philosophers and elites were interested in the science. It has been intertwined into occultism, illuminati and other secret societies, likely due to the pagan-like symbolism you can draw from it to the nature around us. It’s secrecy and symbolism is as ancient as written history – which in itself is mind boggling.
It’s often said that the interest in sacred geometry began with the Greeks, but all ancient cultures seemed to revere the complexity of geometry in nature. This long list included the Minoans, the Egyptians, Sumerians, Indus valley, Chinese, Phoenicians and of course, the builders of the western European megaliths all of whom left clear geometric fingerprints in their greatest constructions. The Greeks are credited for the platonic solids and much of the taught geometry today, but they were by no means the first to learn about sacred geometry.
With the complexity of Mayan civilisation, they too clearly understood the complexities of these fundamentals.
Beginners Maths (Interestingly Boring)
At the core of all Sacred Geometry, is the number Phi (1.618…), the Golden Ratio (1:Phi) and the Fibonacci Sequence, which is continually adding the sum of a number to itself (below).
“Phi is the basis for the Golden Ratio, Section or Mean. The ratio, or proportion, determined by Phi (1.618 …) was known to the Greeks as the “dividing a line in the extreme and mean ratio” and to Renaissance artists as the “Divine Proportion” It is also called the Golden Section, Golden Ratio and the Golden Mean.”
These three mathematical proponents are all different measurements of the same thing. Let me explain, first with the Fibonacci Sequence.
- 1 + 1 = 2
- 1 + 2 = 3
- 2 + 3 = 5
- 3 + 5 = 8
- 5 + 8 = 13
- 8 + 13 = 21
- 13 + 21 = 34
- 21 + 34 = 55
- 34 + 55 = 89
- 55 + 89 = 144
If you take these numbers, and divide them by their predecessor, you get closer and closer to Phi. For example.
- 2/1 = 2
- 3/2 = 1.5
- 5/3 = 1.666
- 8/5 = 1.6
- 13/8 = 1.625
- 21/13 = 1.615
- 34/21 = 1.619
- 55/34 =1.617
- 89/55 = 1.618
- 144/89 = 1.618
This is Cool! Is That It Though?
If you’re still with me, fantastic. It’s a lot to take in, but once you understand this it can be pretty mind blowing. There’s much more though; this is only one of many concepts in Sacred Geometry. A more fundamental part of this subject is the understanding of creation itself. This deserves its own post, but I’ll cover it quickly.
Sacred Geometry & The Beginning of Life
This story gets a bit more spiritual in nature, only because it can be used to symbolise the beginning of the universe or of life itself. For anything to be created, you need a singularity. One point in a space of nothing. Imagine the Big Bang. There was nothing but a super dense singularity that expanded in seconds into the known universe. Well this is very similar.
The point is in one dimension. In order to create anything, you draw a line from point A to point B. But to create two dimensions, you need a second line. To create three dimensions, you need a third line.
If you rotate these around and explore the space as much as you can, you create a sphere. You’ve successfully created reality; matter and space. Now how do you expand from there? You create another dimension; duplicate exactly what you have again. So from here, you use any point on your sphere’s circumference as a centre point for a second sphere. It forms what’s called a Vesica-pisces.
Now if you continue this practice, you can create many things. You create steps in a fractal system that can scale up to infinity, in steps such as the Seed Of Life and The Flower of Life.
It’s Just Drawn Circles, Right? Nope, It’s Life!
Want to know where this process is replicated in real life? Prepare for a mindgasm.
There’s so much to cover in this topic, it’s hard to cover it all. All we can say is that the more you learn about Sacred Geometry, the more you see it all around you. It becomes recognisable in everything. It’s encoded into nature as an atomic level. It’s well and truly fascinating.
We Recommend Watching:
Here’s the video that blew my mind into tiny little fractal pieces. Now say what you will about Spirit Science but they explain the geometric aspects fairly well. Try to enjoy this video. One of my favourite authors on the subject are Randall Carlson, who heads Sacred Geometry International.