Sacred geometry is the study of shapes (and therefore numbers), from the perspective of their expression of the universal order underlying all of life.
When we look deeply at the world around us, we can see that everything in nature has its own intrinsic geometry, from the smallest micro-organism to the vastest galaxy. Within a world of seemingly endless variety, patterns and shapes are in fact repeated, time and again.
Shapes are a kind of language, which can teach us something of the inherent quality of things. Understanding the qualitative value of shapes and numbers can offer profound and beautiful insights into the mysteries of life.
Geometry in nature is expressed in the petals, leaves, seeds and fruits of plants, the physiology of bodies (including ourselves), the way things grow, move, flow, reproduce and interact. In cycles of life, death and transformation, celestial movement, and the resonance of sound and light. It's there in pretty much everything!
In fact, the more deeply we observe, the more patterns we may notice. Our experience of life and our sense of belonging becomes richer through appreciating these inter-connections between ourselves and the wholeness of nature.
The Circle is a good place to start. We find circles all around us: the sun, moon and planets; the iris of our eyes, the ovum from which we grow, the centre of certain flowers, the seeds and fruits of many plants, a rain drop in water, a bubble of air, a cross section of a tree and so on.
Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is in a circle from childhood to childhood and so it is in everything where power moves’
The circle symbolises 'oneness' - the number One. The qualities of oneness are: wholeness, unity, completion, containment, perfection, simplicity.
showing eightfold geometry
showing hexagonal structure
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circles within circles
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Spiralling into the centre
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