WHAT IS SACRED GEOMETRY?
Why do we call the geometry used in crystal grids sacred? Well that’s because life (and creation itself) is sacred and the geometric shapes of Sacred Geometry are a type of blueprint or code for life, like drawings by an architect for building plans. In other words, sacred geometry is a mathematical formula that creation follows and embodies.
INTRODUCTION TO SACRED GEOMETRY
Sacred Geometry can also be called Secret Geometry because it is often hidden or difficult to notice until one starts to study it more carefully. It can also be called Fundamental Geometry because it represents the building blocks of our universe. Where can we see evidence of this?
The answer is almost everywhere in nature! It can also be found in the architecture of many sacred sites built by mankind. There are countless examples of Sacred and Fundamental Geometry in nature and all point to a definite order behind the manifestation of the physical from non physical, such as the tiny geometric expressions of a snowflake or the double Helix shape of human DNA, and even the sun’s helical orbit around the centre of our galaxy.
SYMBOLS & GEOMETRY IN HISTORY
There is strong evidence that humankind has felt the significance of symbols and geometry since the dawn of time. It’s almost as if something deep within us inherently knows that symbols and sacred geometry contain a link to deeper truths about reality. And we have sought ways to harness this connection primarily through a very natural human expression – our art. You could say art and creativity has served as a link to divinity for us. Crystal grids themselves are a type of artistic expression in terms of the colours, shapes and forms they bring together.
A good example of this connection is the pre-Celtic and Celtic Triskelion shape or Triple Spiral found on a number of Neolithic sites, most notably inside the Newgrange passage tomb in Ireland.
The Flower of Life is another important symbol found engraved on pillars at the Temple of Osiris in Egypt. The pillars themselves date back more than 5000 years. While the exact date of when this powerful geometric pattern was engraved on them isn’t certain, there is strong evidence that points to it having been placed there quite early on in the history of the temple. The ancient people who used these geometric shapes at their sacred sites must have done so with deep intention.
The Platonic Solids provide further examples of Sacred Geometry or Fundamental Geometry. Greek philosopher Plato circa 450BC studied and wrote about the Platonic Solids and believed that they actually represent the fundamental building blocks of life. The solids include the Cube, Tetrahedron, Octahedron, Icosahedron and the Dodecahedron. Plato pointed out a connection between the Platonic solids and the creation of life itself by identifying each Platonic solid with one of the 5 elements of creation. It was a common belief for ancient Greeks that everything in existence is made up of 5 elements: Earth, Fire, Air, Water and Universal Energy (Space/Spirit/Life Force). The yogis of India would refer to Universal Energy as Prana, and in Daoism from China it is called the Dao.