20 Feb Sacred Geometry: Building Blocks Of Creation
In the structure of an atom and a solar system, a seashell and a hurricane, the neurons in the brain and the organization of galactic superclusters – the same mathematical relationships and geometric shapes keep recurring at every scale.
Sacred geometry is the belief that these numbers and shapes hold the key to understanding life itself, and the Divine blueprint that underlies everything in the cosmos.
History of Sacred Geometry
The Greeks are often given credit for discovering the fundamental principles of geometry. Pythagoras, Euclid, Archimedes and other Greek names loom large in the history of mathematics. These ancient philosophers elevated the study of numbers, shapes and forms to a religion and an art.
But there is evidence that the study of sacred geometry goes back even further than that…
The Temple of Osiris in Abydos, Egypt for example, contains engravings of the “Flower of Life” that may be as much as 6,000 years old!
This same image (which is one of the most important in sacred geometry) can be found on pottery, sculptures, temples and artwork from around the world, including China, India, Persia, Sumer and Assyria. It can be found in the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci and on the tombs of Templar Knights.
The principles and proportions of sacred geometry were used to build the oldest megaliths on Earth, from the pyramids of Egypt and Mesoamerica, to Stonehenge and the Parthenon. And they are still used today, in the building of modern cathedrals, auditoriums and capitol buildings.
5 Symbols from Sacred Geometry
You will probably recognize these 5 symbols from sacred geometry – even if you didn’t know that’s what they were!
1. The Golden Spiral
Derived from the Golden Ratio (a.k.a. The Divine Proportion), the Golden Spiral is one of the most elegant and beautiful shapes, which appears throughout the natural world. It symbolizes balance, grace, perfection, harmony and eternity.
2. Vesica Pisces
The Vesica Pisces is formed from two overlapping circles. It is a symbol of the Divine Feminine, the Goddess, the yoni, the womb which births creation. It has also been adopted as a sacred symbol by many religions, including Christianity (the familiar fish shape is derived from the Vesica Pisces, which in Latin means “the mouth of the fish”).
3. The Flower of Life
One of the most important and universal symbols of sacred geometry is the Flower of Life.
Made of numerous, evenly-spaced and overlapping circles, this one shape contains many different patterns within it – including the Vesica Pisces, Metatron’s Cube, the Tree of Life, the pattern of embryonic cell division, and many more – and thus it is said to contain all the secrets of the universe.
4. Metatron’s Cube
One of the shapes that can be derived from the Flower of Life is the three-dimensional form known as Metatron’s Cube. The cube contains a blueprint for all geometric shapes, including the five Platonic solids which are the basic building blocks of crystals, minerals, and possibly all solid matter. The cube is considered a sacred symbol in Kabbalah and other schools of metaphysics.
5. The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life (the most important sacred symbol of the Kabbalah) can also be derived from the Flower of Life. The Tree has many different interpretations, and multiple layers of meaning. It is said to be a diagram of Creation and a blueprint for all life, as well as a map of the spiritual path.
Each one of these symbols contains a wealth of knowledge, and any one of them can be used as an object of meditation and study. Not only are they elegant and beautiful, they can each be thought of as a key that can unlock new realms of understanding – of mathematics, geometry, science and spirituality.
Now that you know them, see how many of them you can spot for yourself, in art, architecture, and in the patterns of Nature all around us!
Modern Art with Ancient Meaning Gifts
Our recommendations on a few gifts that captures the symbolism of “THE TREE OF LIFE”
Sacred Geometry Mandala Planter $28 Candle Holder $29