Sacred geometry is the study of geometric shapes and proportions that is followed by nature as the fundamental design of everything that exists. Due to the occurrence of these shapes and proportions everywhere in the universe, it is believed that God is the geometer of the world. This is the essence of nature, therefore, it is considered sacred.
Sacred Geometry is the knowledge which bridges the gap between science and spirituality. Studying sacred geometry, you will realize that there is an intelligent pattern behind the universe which confirms the existence of supreme Consciousness. All creation of the universe and all life and matter follows the laws of sacred geometry.
The shapes and proportions I am talking about are not two different things. There is just one proportion that gives birth to every shape that exists in nature. Yes, it is the magical number 1.618 and its the language of supreme god. Everything in existence is precisely designed according to this number. It’s the source of sacred geometry.
The principles of sacred geometry are also mentioned in Hindu Vedas. One of the well-known shapes is Shri Yantra. Many depictions of Indian gods are combined with the design of Shri Yantra in the background, the shape is also available in the market to buy. However, people in India are also not aware of this beautiful design and assume that it has no purpose. For them, it’s just the imagination of the artist.
Shri Yantra consists of nine interlocking triangles that surround a central point known as a bindu. These triangles represent the cosmos and the human body. We will talk about it later, for now, let’s get back to the birth of sacred geometry.
In the past, people realized the power of this fundamental design of the universe and used it in the layout and construction of religious structures such as churches, temples, mosques, religious monuments and arts.
Every shape creates some sort of energy field. Indian and Himalayan spiritual communities often constructed temples and fortifications on design plans of mandala and yantra.
What we know about sacred geometry?
Ancient people studied nature deeply and found the universal pattern that is followed by the nature in the design of everything. The human body, mountains, clouds, plants and trees, animals, water, planets, galaxies, light, sound and every other thing that exist follows the laws of sacred geometry.
Objects that are precisely designed according to sacred geometry are perfect in terms of design and aesthetics. Ancients documented these studies and used this knowledge in art and architecture. Also, the musical scales are designed as per this universal language. This is to make your natural mind resonate with the natural frequencies of the music that captivates you and invoke emotions inside you.
Geometric ratios and geometric figures were often employed in the designs of ancient Egyptian, ancient Indian, Greek, and Roman architecture. After decoding the proportions and patterns hidden in ancient structures, sacred sites, symbols of caves was found and it was confirmed that the knowledge of sacred geometry existed for a long period. Researchers were amazed to figure out how ancients knew about this mysterious knowledge hidden in nature? How can it exist globally if there was no mode of communication?
Today scientists have found out that the sacred geometry is followed not only by the macro world but also by the micro world. The way cells and atoms are designed, the way they multiply, the movement of waves, magnetic and electric fields, growth of hairs, nails etc. all follows the same fundamental laws of sacred geometry.
Psychology shows that our five senses also work in certain traceable patterns. Patterns of emotions can also be traced. Many forms observed in nature are masterpieces of sacred geometry like honeybees construct hexagonal cells.
Vitruvian Man drawing by Leonardo da Vinci depicts the natural proportions according to which the human body is designed. Da Vinci also used sacred geometry in Monalisa Portrait and his other works. Many of the other famous artists also used the aesthetic power of sacred geometry to construct their works.
Sacred geometry and Aesthetics
We all know that nature is the most beautiful thing that happened. As Sadhguru says, No one can imagine a better universe that exists today. There is a breathtaking design that is everywhere. Look at your fingerprints, your palm, your whole body. Look around nature and see the beautiful design. Right now you won’t be able to find a connection between different objects because you are still not fully aware of this fundamental design of nature. That’s what I want to tell you. How nature designs everything with just one fundamental design principle?
In the term universe, Uni means one and verse means different. So, the universe is one thing that is divided into different things within it. That too with only one fundamental design principle I am talking about.
The fundamental design principle
The golden ratio is 1.618 this number is also known as the divine proportion, golden mean, divine ratio etc. This number is followed by the formless god (nothing) to design forms of nature (everything). As you already know by the big bang theory that everything came from nothing.