What Is Sacred Geometry?
What Is Sacred Geometry
If we look closely at everything around us, we start to notice patterns. When looking at ancient buildings or in certain books, you’ll also notice a number of mathematical patterns that occur in nature. If you’ve ever wondered about any of these things, you might also be wondering - what is sacred geometry?
In this blog post, we will give you some insights into sacred geometry and the kinds of patterns you’ve probably been seeing all around you - including in our online store. We’ll also give you some examples of different patterns, so you can learn more about them.
What is Sacred Geometry?
As we all probably learned from high school math, geometry is the study of different shapes and patterns and how they relate to mathematics. Understanding how shapes and mathematics work together is helpful in understanding how things work, but they can also give us a deeper insight into the nature of the universe.
Where the word ‘sacred’ comes vis a vis geometry is when certain patterns are studied and revered for the way that they give insight into our lives, as well as potential meaning from a spiritual perspective. Many patterns and symbols are also used in spiritual practices like meditation; for example, the Sri Yantra symbol, which is gazed on during meditation practice.
If you practice yoga, you may have noticed that these kinds of patterns are talked about in writings about yoga; for example, in discussions of the seven basic chakras. Amazingly, there have been experiments done where music is played into water, and geometric patterns can be seen for different sounds.
Sacred Geometry Patterns
There are many different kinds of sacred geometry patterns, like the Merkaba symbol and others.
To give you some basic insights though, many of these patterns are linked to mathematical principles like the Fibonacci sequence, which is also linked to the golden ratio. This refers to the way in which plants and other natural phenomena grow, which you can see in plants like ferns, seashells and even the shape of rivers and mountains from above.
While these kinds of designs might seem very complex, when you break them down, they are actually quite simple. This can be seen with the repetitive use of basic geometrical symbols like triangles, circles, and semi-circles.
To help you understand how this looks in practice, here is a brief overview of some of the more common designs that you might see on some of our clothing designs, like our harem pants:
1. Flower of Life
The flower of life is made up of many interlacing circles. As mentioned above, just looking at this kind of design makes you think about how all things fit together, and that even the essential structure of a flower is linked to basic geometric patterns. This pattern also forms the basis of other sacred geometric designs.
2. Platonic Solids
The world might seem vast and complex, and it is in many ways. However, did you know that all solid matter can be broken down into one of five mathematical shapes? These include the tetrahedron (which represents the element of fire), the octahedron (which symbolizes air), icosahedron (water), hexahedron (earth) and dodecahedron (which represents ether or space).
Hexagrams are made up of interlocking triangles and are very common in a number of religious symbols. The designs that come from increasing the number of interlocking triangles results in a shape that helps us reflect on the relationship between masculine and feminine, as well as the relationship between the earth and the cosmos.
4. Metatron’s Cube
Some designs and patterns also refer to the relationship between humans and celestial beings, such as Metatron’s Cube, which is said to be used by one of the archangels to keep tabs on the relationship between the earth and the divine. This symbol reminds us that we are all here for a purpose and that it is our life's journey to connect with our personal power and use it for the highest good.
The above are just four of infinite examples of sacred geometry, which is a vast topic on its own. After reading this, perhaps you’ll start looking at all kinds of patterns differently. And who knows, maybe from now on, you’ll start to see sacred geometry in everything around you.
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