What is Sacred Geometry?
Sacred geometry can be defined as the study of forms which repeat in specific patterns. These patterns form a coherent whole. This whole form may point to mathematical, structural or even metaphysical laws in action.
Some examples of sacred geometry can be seen in the most well-known pattern known as the Flower of Life. Within our spiritual practice, we can meditate on the visual patterns created by various forms to enable us to
- create a connection to the creative source, or the greater than self
- meditate on different forms of sacred geometry and notice our internal responses or thoughts
- open our minds to the wider questions about the nature of the structure of the universe.
Something to meditate upon if we really want to go cosmic or zen!
Here’s a Youtube video which is a good example of sacred geometry becoming a meditative tool. It uses the flower of life as the starting point for the meditation.
Sacred Geometry in Nature
The Nautilus shell is one of the most well-known forms of sacred geometry in nature. The Nautilus is a sea creature, a cephalopod which is a distant cousin of squids, octopi, and cuttlefish.
The shell grows in an exact repeatable form, expanding by precise amount when the Nautilus grows inside the shell. The growth of the Nautilus creates a shell which can be described as a logarithmic spiral (mathematically perfect).
Honeybees create honeycombs using a hexagonal growth pattern. How did the honeybees decide on the hexagonal shape, and how do they keep repeating it so easily? This is also a great question to meditate upon.
Sacred Geometry as an aspect of Spiritual Practice
I first connected with sacred geometry when a client gave me a book and a card set as a gift. I learn a lot from my clients!
Ancient geometric forms have long inspired artists. A Yantra is a geometric form which can be used for meditation purposes. These Yantra forms create the basis for mandalas in many spiritual traditions.
A Yantra is more complex than a simple geometric form. Combined with the triple energies of thought, spirit, and action, it becomes a tool to help us grow.
Yantra literally means a machine. A machine is a combination of very purposeful forms.
(To understand this better, think of this example). A computer is a product of our minds. (In order to) multiply 1736 with 13,343, we reach for a calculator – a yantra.
It is not that the calculation is not possible in the mind, but this purposeful form or yantra allows us to use our body in a much better way. Even though you already have the body – the most sophisticated yantra – with you. (With a calculator) it is possible to perform different types of activities better with specific machines for those activities.
One of the original Yantras was the triangle, from which many forms can be created.
Sacred Geometry – just an idea, or the stuff of the Universe?
From the perspective of sacred geometry, this is the really big question.
The ancient Greeks studied the nature of platonic solids extensively (Plato). Platonic solids are significant since they demonstrate a specific mathematical ratio when their shape is surrounded by a sphere (Euclid).
Plato assigned elements to some of the platonic solids in an attempt to understand these seemingly miraculous ratios. This may have been an early intuitive attempt to interpret the nature of matter through geometry.
Definitely a groundbreaking idea, since in modern science we understand that both atoms and molecules are structured in geometric forms and angles.
Because of the nature of the shapes created by platonic solids, Plato connected the cube to the earth element, the octahedron to the element of air, the icosahedron with water, and the tetrahedron with fire.
Ideas, theories, and research into the seemingly magical nature of these shapes continue to this day. We talk about the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water) and refer to the Akashic Records or ‘ether’ as the 5th element. The fifth element in Plato’s time was the dodecahedron, a solid with 12 facets.
Many theories currently abound on Plato’s solids. Some writers in the alternative field, such as David Wilcock, suggest that the nature of matter at the infinitesimal level is geometric in nature and in fact that the tetrahedron is the building block of all matter in the Universe.
The effects of sacred geometry on our consciousness
A few months ago I took part in a meditation retreat in Mount Shasta, CA. One of the meditations we worked with involved a sacred geometric form called a Stargate.
Created by Prageet Harris, the original Stargate was first made out of copper pipes. Since creating several different prototypes, Prageet has been traveling worldwide for nearly 30 years now with a portable version of his Stargate, giving meditative workshops.
I now use the Stargate in some of my Akashic Reading work to help clients open to higher vibrational energies. I don’t know exactly how it works as yet but the results are very interesting and enlightening.
Clients have interesting reactions to the Stargate. Meditating with a smaller model of this form definitely opens the consciousness to different states of mind. It’s also possible to experience powerful visual images as a result of the third eye opening during meditation with the Stargate.
I have a smaller version of the Stargate (extremely portable) and when I show it to clients and we work with it, there are always interesting and enlightening experiences occurring.
The meditations clients experience are blissful, powerful, and inspiring and often involve images of Ascended Masters (such as Quan Yin and the Buddha).
If you have a favorite practice involving Sacred Geometry, feel free to share it with me in the comments below.
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Any further questions, feel free to contact me via the client portal. To have an Akashic Records reading, you must be over 18 years of age.
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