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What Is Sacred Geometry And How Can It Help You?

Updated on February 24, 2011

Finding Out About Sacred Geometry

It is apparent that many ancient cultures, including the Greeks, the Hindus, the Christians, the Egyptians, and otherwise civilisations, understood that we are all fabricated from the same blueprint. We see in nature, humans, and galaxies recurring forms and laws of nature that constantly remind us that we are all part of the same big experiment called life.

We see these laws replicated throughout the ancient world, in temples, and burial sites, and other great monuments, and the precision with which these buildings were constructed show us that they went to great efforts to replicate these laws in their architecture.

What Were They Trying To Achieve?

Since records began, mankind has been acutely aware that we are intimately connected to the world around us. Unlike today, where we are almost entirely disconnected from the planet we live on, and seem to have lost a sense of our place in the galaxy, to ancient civilizations, there was a deep connection to their world and their place in it.

They believed that “As above, so below” – that earth was a reflection of the skies and that the skies were a reflection of the earth. Also that there was within each part a representation of the whole- a single cell is a miniature representative of the whole body, the seed has all the information for the reproduction of a tree and so on. They understood that there was a relationship between each of the various forces in the world, and that central to this relationship were recurring sequences, or laws.

They had understood the connection on a fundamental level that runs throughout the natural world. They appreciated the fact that universal forces governed life, and shaped the universe in which we live.

These forces could be represented in a variety of numbers, formulas and symbols, which they incorporated into their buildings. In fact, many of the huge monuments whose construction still baffle modern architects, can be shown to be built with amazing precision, despite being thousands of years old. Examples would be the pyramids of Egypt and Central and South America.

These repeating patterns that they saw throughout life were understood to be the hidden law of nature. They became revered and thereby sacred because in understanding these patterns, they perceived that they could understand life, and spirituality, and presumably death. By adopting these fundamental patterns or geometric interpretations of life, they were harnessing the continuing cycle of life in all things- from birth, through life, to death.

Most cultures demonstrate geometric patterns in their art, architecture, and spiritual practices. The principles of these patterns became incorporated into the beginnings of the maths and sciences that we recognise today. However, as we have moved away from the deep connection with the earth and planets, we have lost the gifts of intuition and reverence, choosing instead the more rational explanations for life, science and God. Other aspects of Sacred Geometry that have been lost are the more ethereal qualities of energy, consciousness, and holistic resonance.

The Flower of Life

One of the most recognised patterns is the geometric piece called the Flower of Life.

This beautiful structure is one of the strongest sacred geometric shapes in the world. The Flower of Life shape contains a secret shape known as the fruit of life. It consists of 13 spheres that hold many mathematical and geometrical laws. These laws represent the whole universe.

Metatron’s Cube

This is a harmonious structure from Sacred Geometry named after the Archangel Metatron.

The structure of Metatron’s cube comes from joining all the centres of the circles of the shape the “Fruit of Life” which produces the structure of the "Metatron Cube". This shape holds all possible patterns of reality and creation. It is found repeatedly throughout the ancient historic sites of the world.

The Perfect Solids.

Within the structure of Metatron’s cube are five three dimensional, geometric shapes. These shapes are known as ‘The Perfect Solids’. They are the Cube, the Tetrahedron, the Icosahedron, the Dodecahedron, and the Octahedron.

These bodies and their combinations create, among other things, all possible molecular structures, that is, all of reality. The platonic solids are five unique structures that are congruent regular polygons, with the same number of faces meeting at each vertex. Therefore, all the edges are congruent, as are the vertices and the angles. Many religions consider the platonic solids shapes to be holy.

The Nautilus Shell

The Nautilus Shell is one of the known shapes that represent the Golden Mean number. The Golden Mean number is also known as PHI - 1.6180339... The PHI is a number without an arithmetic solution, the digit simply continues for an eternity without repeating itself. The uniqueness of the golden mean is that it can be found in all living forms such as the human skeleton, the shell and the sunflower seed order.

The Golden Mean number is widely used in art, architecture and religious symbols. Artists like Da Vinci and Kandinsky have used the golden mean in their paintings. Researchers have even found that humans will find architecture, artwork, and even a face more beautiful when it has golden mean proportions.

Are There Any Benefits To Wearing Sacred Geometry Shapes?

Over time, certain attributes have been given to certain geometric shapes. Here are a few of the attributes of some of the formations:

The Flower of Life is excellent for healing and it is reported to connect you to your higher self.

The Metatron Cube is a cross cultural, Sacred Geometry symbol for inner peace and spirituality.

The Nautilus Shell is made to help you find the inner beauty and harmony of nature.

The Christ Consciousness shape is the Sacred Geometry symbol for Healing, and it is reported to fill your life with good health, balance, and power.

The Merkaba is a powerful symbol with special healing and protective characteristics.

There are many more shapes and patterns on my site if you are interested in Sacred Geometry Jewellery and how it can help you. It is separated into Sacred Geometry Jewellery for Beauty and Harmony, Healing and Self Balance, Love, and Unity and Oneness. Go here to find out more.

In conclusion then, I have tried to give an easy to follow introduction to Sacred Geometry, and if you are interested in finding out more, there are plenty of fabulous websites on the internet.

Sacred Geometry is an ancient wisdom that has been lost for thousands of years. As we are re-introducing it into our awareness, we can use the knowledge to create art, architecture, heal people, and remember the connection that we used to have with our planet and the universe.

Sacred Geometry embraces art, religion, spiritual practices, architecture, the building blocks of the universe, and a wisdom that will be ours if we look to our ancestors and learn what they could teach us by the records they have left.

Written by Caroline Nettle.

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      Irma Cowthern 6 months ago from Los Angeles,CA

      This article is so powerful.

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      Anan Celeste 2 years ago from California

      Great article! Mathematics although complex is perfect. This ancient representation of life and spirituality is still very compelling.

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      xen 7 years ago

      I am a Templater and use sacred geometry as a vital part of the reconnection of DNA, but I never really understood what the geometry meant or its background. Thank you for a stunningly simple and informative guide, so good I've printed it off.

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      DavePrice 7 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

      Its an excellent beginning to a profound subject - please write more on this!

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      Spiritual Growth 7 years ago from Bristol, England

      Thank you Anaya! I pitched it at my levels of understanding and hoped they were ok for others!

      Love and blessings,


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      Anaya M. Baker 7 years ago from North Carolina

      I'd heard of sacred geometry, but didn't know much about it. Great explanation, easy to digest info without being overly simplistic. Thanks!

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      Spiritual Growth 7 years ago from Bristol, England

      Thank you hudlife and RevLady- I am also really interested in this subject at the moment. Lucky to have found somewhere to share my interests! Sending you both love and blessings, Caroline

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      RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Very interesting hub. Enjoyable reading that offered greater insight into universal spirituality and growth. Thanks for sharing.

      Forever His,

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      hudlife 7 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks for writing such an in depth article. I find things like the golden mean fascinating.