Sacred geometry is a universal language which describes the inner workings of nature and the universe. It unites all forms of life from the cellular level, and is visible in plants, animals, humans, planets and stars.
Sacred geometry follows the idea that the universe was created according to a geometric plan.
Vesica Piscis – creation of life
According to modern mystic Druvalo Melchizidek, the vesica piscis is the foundation of light, and the fundamental archetype of sacred geometry. At the very beginning of creation a perfect sphere was formed. That sphere recreated itself and the two joined. Each then overlapped so the perimeter of each aligned with the radius of the other. The space between the two is the vesica piscis. Let there be light!
In the Christian tradition the vesica piscis is also a symbol of Christ. You can even see the shape of the Piscean fish if you look close enough.
The golden ratio
The golden ratio (also known as the golden mean, phi ratio, or divine proportion) is where the whole to the larger portion is the same as the ratio of the larger portion to the smaller portion. It links each new generation to its ancestors, preserving the continuity of relationship as the means for retracing its lineage.
The foundation of sacred geometry, at the cellular level, is simply squares and circles. The diameter of the circle is equal to each side of the square. The curved corner is where we find the phi ratio of 1.61803398875…
The Fibonacci sequence is closely related to the golden ratio. The spiral sequence is evident in many things – including the pinecone and sunflower floret. You can also see it in the sequence of leaf patterns.
Platonic solids of Sacred Geometry
There are five platonic solids which form the foundation of sacred geometry: Tetrahedron, cube or (hexahedron), octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron. A Platonic Solid is a 3D shape where each face is the same, and meets perfectly at each vertex (corner). They follow models of crystal patterns occurring in minerals.
Metatron’s Cube, a figure in sacred geometry, is formed from 13 concentric circles with lines from the centre of each circle extending out to the centre of the other 12 circles.
Metatron’s Cube name makes reference to Metatron, an Archangel mentioned in the book of Enoch. Some leading scholars portray Metatron as the means by which humanity was given knowledge of the universe.
This pattern delineated by many of the lines can be created by orthographic projections of the first three Platonic solids: the tetrahedron, cube, and octahedron.
Flower of life
The flower of life (featured image) could be viewed as the master symbol of sacred geometry as it’s comprised of all platonic solids. On the surface is a three-dimensional array of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles. Leonardo da Vinci studied this symbol and is evident in his drawings. In fact the flower of life is seen in ancient art all over the world
By studying the nature of the flower of life and the relationship each circle has with the other, we begin to gain insight into the scientific, philosophical, psychological, aesthetic and mystical laws of the universe.
Sacred geometry in architecture
Sacred geometry can be seen not only in all life forms; many of the world’s iconic architectural structures are also designed in such a way. These include: Notre Dame in Paris, the Parthenon in Greece, and the Taj Mahal in India.
Sacred geometry is all around us if you take the time to look for it. It can be found anywhere – even in the snowflake
Here’s a great video introduction to the world of sacred geometry – enjoy!