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Introduction To Sacred Geometry
Sun. 15 January 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm AEST
Sacred Geometry has its roots in the study of Nature and the Mathematical principals that are at work within. Many forms observed in nature can be related to geometry; for example, the chambered nautilus grows at a constant rate and so its shell forms a logarithmic spiral to accommodate that growth without changing shape. Also, honeybees construct hexagonal cells to hold their honey. These and other correspondences are sometimes interpreted in terms of sacred geometry and considered to be further proof of the natural significance of geometric forms.
The earliest cultures including the Christians, Hindus, Greeks and Egyptians recognised that there were different patterns or geometric shapes that repeated throughout nature. They also worked out that there was a correlation or connection between the various elements found in the earth and the heavens. These connections or common patterns, known as Sacred Geometry, were mirrored- the same patterns appeared on the earth and the in sky -and were believed by these ancient cultures to exist in all parts of the universe.
They also recognised that these small patterns were representative of the building blocks that were literally the blueprint for everything the universe. A seed, after all, contains all the material needed to become a mighty tree, regardless of the size of the tree. A single cell contains all the elements of the whole body, and the earth and heavens are reflections of each other. This idea, represented by the saying “As above, so below”, summarised this ancient belief.
Modern science has proven that these patterns are, in fact, the very molecular shapes that form the basis of all life in this universe. These shapes or patterns were universal and governed the way in which the world replicated itself. These universal laws or patterns were absolute and static, they did not change or alter over time or space. This is evidenced by the vast number of cultures from around the world that all recognised the sacredness of these specific patterns and geometric shapes.
Patterns and natural laws could be broken down into a variety of different representations. These may include numbers, mathematical formulas and even specific geographic symbols. Since symbols are very visual they are easy to identify throughout historical architecture, art and design. Using these symbols, all based on mathematics, allowed incredibly detailed and precise construction that still inspires wonder and awe today. Think of the pyramids of Egypt and the amazing archeological buildings and temples found throughout South and Central America. Engineers and architects are still not sure how these were constructed thousands of years ago with only rudimentary tools and building methods.
The recurring patterns in nature became Sacred Geometric patterns in these early cultures. The endless and amazing power of the shapes symbolised the continuity of life from birth through to death and beyond.Repeating and using these patterns in building, art and design harnessed their power and gave the symbols meaning.
In this workshop you will learn the basics about Sacred Geometry, we will be following the days of creation, we will also look at the Golden Mean, the flower of life and the fruit of life.