What is Sacred Geometry?

Sacred Geometry describes shapes and patterns that are considered special in various cultures. This sacredness has been attributed to patterns and shapes because so many natural things show these designs.

In ancient times, people seeing these patterns in nature, such as petals in a flower, repeating patterns in fern fronds or spirals in shells, concluded that the universe was designed to follow these shapes. In fact, as we now know, all matter on earth and in the universe is made up of regular patterns. Some of these we can see, such as a leaf or a snowflake under a microscope. Some we can’t, see without special tools, such as harmonic frequencies (e.g. music).

 

(Photos: Sarah Loveland Photography)

Everything from the infinite universe to the tiniest atom is made up of patterns and has a unique energetic vibration. They are used in all our human endeavours from mathematics to art. For example, you may have heard of Fibonacci Sequences, used in maths and demonstrated beautifully in the shape of a flower. Similar ratios can be seen in religious or spiritual mandalas (in fact the word mandala means circle, one of the basic constructs of all sacred geometry, along with triangles and squares). All these principles repeated across “the heavens” and earth, have long been used as spiritual tools for meditation, prayer and manifestation. In all cultures, ancient and modern,  patterns based on simple geometric shapes have been incorporated into sacred and civic buildings and religious art.

 

(Photos: Mo Prowse)

Whether temples, flowers, snowflakes, mosques, music, mandalas or cathedrals, sacred patterns are there to be discovered and enjoyed.
Look out for these patterns and note where you are and how you feel when you see them.

Read More about Fibonacci numbers and flowers here: https://www.popmath.org.uk/rpamaths/rpampages/sunflower.htmlhttps://www.popmath.org.uk/rpamaths/rpampages/sunflower.html

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