Sacred Geometry ascribes symbolic and sacred meanings to geometric shapes and geometric proportions. Sacred geometry may be understood as a worldview of pattern recognition, a complex system of symbols and structures involving space, time and form. According to this view the basic patterns of existence are perceived as sacred. By connecting with these, a believer contemplates the Great Mysteries, and the Great Design.
By studying sacred geometry patterns, forms and relationships and their connections, insight may be gained into the mysteries - the laws and lore of the Universe.
The word 'Geo-metry' comes from the Greek words Geos meaning 'Earth' and Metron meaning 'To measure', which together translate as the 'Measuring of the Earth' or 'Earthly Measurements'.
Geometric forms and/or ratios were given certain esoteric significance and meanings based on their attributes. These forms were thought to give insight into how the universe works, or at least symbolize some transcendental aspect of the universe. Specifically, the mathematical aspects of these forms means they will always be the way they are, by definition, no matter where or when one is.
Galileo once said, “Mathematics is the alphabet with which God has written the universe.”
Geometric patterns exist all around us – they are the perfect shapes and patterns that form the fundamental templates for life in the universe. From the Flower of Life, Fibonacci sequence to the Golden Ratio of Phi, design patterns can be broken down as a language of numbers (mathematics) that govern our entire visible and invisible world.
Artists, musicians, and philosophers have long evoked the power of sacred geometry in their work, from Leonardo da Vinci to Pythagoras. Leonardo da Vinci was known to have studied the Flower of Life pattern and derived the five platonic solids, as well as the Golden Ratio of Phi, from the symbol. Plato’s solids (platonic shapes) are said to form the basis for every design in the universe, even down to a molecular scale.