About Sacred Geometry
Flower of Life
The Flower of Life is a divine universal shape in sacred geometry, formed out of circles of equal diameter which are combined in a specific geometrical order. It is believed to be the most powerful pattern of creation, as all aspects of human kind, the mineral kingdom, animal kingdom, and plant kingdom that are found in our tangible world are believed to have emerged from the Flower of Life. It is expressed that the Flower of Life symbol beholds the Divine energy of creation which helps us to realize our oneness with God, Source, All There Is.
The Flower of Life gives life to many other important symbols used in mythology, mysticism, spiritualism and the Kabbalah. These include the Seed of Life, the Fruit of Life, the Tree of Life and the Egg of Life - all of which have a prominent role in defining the creation of the Universe and life itself.
The Flower of Life has a very important meaning in Kabbalah. It is said that the Flower of Life is the root of the Tree of Life, which explains the Source of life and the meaning of creation on planet Earth and all within the Universe. As taught by many spiritualist, the Flower of Life provides access to the vital Life Force Energy, which can be explored and utilized by anyone who wishes to experience it.
The symbol is often used by Kabbalists to strengthen their connection to the spiritual light of God, Source, and draw the vibrant Life Force Energy from the universe. Focusing one’s attention on the Flower of Life during a peaceful meditation, or by wearing an amulet with the symbol engraved on it promotes correct breathing. The importance of breathing has been emphasized by those who practice yoga since the beginning of time. Simply thinking about the Flower of Life, or drawing this design prompts the body to relax and tune into the Universal vibrations, enhancing deep and correct inhaling of the prana (positively charged air), which sustains life.
Seed of Life
The Seed of Life is a universal symbol of creation. It resides at the heart of the ancient pattern of the Flower of Life. There exists the science of the origin and development of the universe, the infinite intelligence of consciousness, encoded into this sacred geometric seed.
The Seed of Life is formed from a relationship of 6 circles around one of equal diameter. This pattern is the key that unlocks the dynamic fields that reveal the most fundamental shapes of Creation.
Some belief systems see these seven spheres as the seven days in which the Grand Architect of the Universe, God created life.
Begin by drawing your first circle with a compass. Move the point of your compass to the outside, of the first circle and draw your second circle. Now move the point of your compass to a point where these two circles meet on the edge of your first circle. Draw a third circle. Continue drawing the remaining circles around the outside of the central circle until the entire pattern is complete.
This activity will ignite the intuitive intelligence that is within you and you will start to understand the rhythm of creation.
These seven spheres represent our chakras, the colors of the rainbow and even musical scales! They form a foundation upon which the infinite, fractal nature of life can begin to be realized.
Tree of Life
The Tree of Life is a universal symbol found in many mythological and spiritual traditions. The Tree of Life, I feel, is best described by Dion Fortune in her book, The Mystical Qabalah
“It is a glyph, that is to say a composite symbol, which is intended to represent the cosmos in its entirety and the soul of man as related thereto; and the more we study it, the more we see that it is an amazingly adequate representation; we use it as the engineer or the mathematician uses his sliding-rule, to scan and calculate the intricacies of existence, visible and invisible, in external nature or the hidden depth of the soul.”
The Tree of Life is derived from the Flower of Life which is said to be the beginning of all beginnings. The Flower of life has a very important meaning in Kabbalah. It is the root of the Tree of Life, and it explains the source of all life and the meaning of creation on Earth.
The Tree of Life is recognized in all cultures as a symbol of immortality and eternal life, and is considered to be a blueprint of the Universe, the order of the creation of the cosmos, and a path to spiritual illumination.
Fruit of Life
The Fruit of Life symbol, a relatively recent terminology, is composed of 13 circles within the design of the Flower of Life. Although it is said that the Flower of Life is the blueprint of the universe, containing the basis for the design of every atom, molecular structure, life form, and everything that is in existence, the Fruit of Life is in itself a blueprint for Metetrons Cube is identified out of the thirteen circles.
The Fruit of Life is somewhat obscure within the Flower of Life and only becomes noticeable as a structure when one begins connecting the center of each of the thirteen circles to the others with straight lines revealing Metatron’s cube. Once connected you end up with 78 lines in total. (In the Kabalistic tradition, Metatron is the archangel in charge of all the worlds).
By meditating on, drawing and observing the structure of the Fruit of Life within the Flower of Life, it is said you can open the gateway to multiple higher dimensions and worlds. It is also said that the configuration and form of the Fruit of Life allows you to embrace all possible dimensions of the universe.
Sacred Geometry is clearly the language of creation, incorporating shapes, frequency, vibration, symmetry, color and sound to mention but a few of the phenomena surrounding the intrigue that seems to awaken in us as we discern the magic and wonder of it all.
Metatron’s Cube becomes visible when connecting the center of each of the 13 circles of the Fruit of Life to the center of each of the other 12 circles.
Once connected the shape reveals what is referred to as Metatron’s Cube. (In the Kabalistic tradition, Metatron is the archangel in charge of all the worlds).
Within the shape of Metatron’s Cube, we are able to extract views of the Five Platonic Solids, namely the Tetrahedron, Hexahedron, Octahedron, Icosahedron and the Dodecahedron. These five structures are found in all of creation, also in creating color and sound. Metatron’s cube is also considered a holy glyph.
Metatron’s cube is present in the works of the mystics, sages and ancient civilizations, who have revered this holy glyph throughout the ages of time.
Within Metatron’s Cube, in addition to the Platonic Solids, is the Star Tetrahedron and has also been known since ancient times as the ‘Mer-Ka-Ba’ (Merkaba), the divine light vehicle (light body) said to have been used by ascended masters to connect with and reach those in tune with the higher realms. “Mer” means Light. “Ka” means Spirit. “Ba” means Body.
Mer-Ka-Ba means the spirit/body surrounded by counter-rotating fields of light. The two tetrahedrons, rotating in opposite directions, transport spirit/body from one dimension to another, as in the process of ascension.
Vector Equilibrium - Cuboctahedron
I am including this structure for the simple reason that I always questioned what was happening on the inside of the various Platonic Solids as well as the Star Tetrahedron, which became a profound vehicle of exploration for me.
I am not able to articulate the magnificence of this structure so wish to refer to those who have great understanding. My first reference would be Archimedes who identified the Cuboctahedron, one of the thirteen Archimedean Solids. It was Buckminster Fuller who in studying the Cuboctahedron in 1917 gave it the name the Vector Equilibriam. He is quoted as saying "The Vector Equilibrium is the Zero starting point for happenings or non-happenings: it is the empty theater and empty circus and empty universe ready to accommodate any act and any audience". It is said to be the the only geometric form wherein all of the vectors are of equal length. This includes both from its center point out to its circumferential vertices, and the edges, known as vectors, connecting all of those vertices, and thus the Vector Equilibrium is said to represent the perfect condition wherein the motion of energy comes to a state of absolute equilibrium, and therefore absolute stillness and nothingness.
I would like to include a link to Nassim Haramein's explanation of the Vector Equilibrium in YouTube video, whom I feel is a true authority in the understanding on the subject and Sacred geometry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPZnbK0ZRhI
In the Eastern ancient traditions there are references of the Vector Equilibrium with traditional medicine, which map the system of energy meridians in the human body used for acupuncture.
My own experience in drawing and meditating on this structure brings about profound peace and stillness.
I encourage you to study this further and you will observe its relation to the torus and double torus.
Toroidal Field - Torus
The Torus is an energy dynamic that looks like a donut – an
Electromagnetic field. It is a continuous surface in motion with a hole in it. The energy flows in through one end, circulates around the center and exits out the other side.
It can be seen everywhere – in atoms, cells, seeds, flowers, trees, animals, humans, hurricanes, planets, suns, galaxies and even the cosmos as a whole.
One of the energy patterns around the body is in the shape of a torus with the energy flowing through the body and looping around to connect at the head and feet. It is as though the human body resides in the middle position of the electromagnetic field, or Torus, also referred to as the field of Life Force Energy.
Scientist and philosopher, Arthur Young, explained that a Torus is the only energy pattern or dynamic that can sustain itself and is made out of the same substance as its surroundings – like a tornado, a smoke ring in the air, or a whirlpool in water.
It is said that the Torus can define the mechanics of consciousness itself. In essence, stating that consciousness has a geometric quality. The geometric shape used to describe the self-reflexive nature of consciousness is the Torus. The Torus allows a vortex of energy to form, which bends back along itself and re-enters itself. It continuously rotates, flowing back into itself. The energy of a Torus is continually refreshing itself, continually influencing itself.
The Five Platonic Solids
It is said that Pythagoras, a Greek philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer in the 5th Century B.C. learned from Egyptian Sacred Geometry of the Tetrahedron, the Hexahedron, and the Dodecahedron.
Adding the Octahedron and the Icosahedron, the Greek philosopher, Plato, who was born around 430 B.C., wrote about these five solids in a work called Timaeus. Collectively, these five shapes became known as the Platonic Solids, after this ancient Greek philosopher. Plato speculated that these five solids were the shapes of the fundamental components of the physical universe, what he called the “Theory of Everything”.
Some of the oldest examples of the five platonic solids have been unearthed in Scotland and are carved from stone. They date back to Neolithic times, around 2000 B.C.
There are only five solids that can be called platonic solids, namely the Tetrahedron, the Hexahedron or cube, the Octahedron, the Dodecahedron, and the Icosahedron. They are also called regular geometric solids, or polyhedra, and are 3D in shape. The faces of each Platonic Solid are all identical regular polygons. The name of each shape is derived from the number of its faces – 4 (Tetrahedron), 6 (Hexahedron), 8 (Octahedron), 12 (Dodecahedron) and 20 (Icosahedron).
The Platonic Solids form the building blocks of our human bodies, sound, music, nature, DNA, planets, solar systems, stars, galaxies, and the universes. A 3D model of any of the elements in the Periodic Table shows, at the atomic level, a crystalline structure made up of the Platonic Solid shapes. These solids are used in the study of mathematics, medicine, science, astrology, meteorology, and geology, as they form the basis of all structures seen and unseen.
Every element within the Periodic Table is comprised of one or more of these five Platonic Solids.
The Tetrahedron, is also referred to as the Triangular Four Sid- ed Pyramid.
Each of the triangles are equilateral in nature. It thus contains 4 triangular faces, 4 vertices and 6 edges. The word Tetrahedron means “with four planes”. In the case of a Tetrahedron any of the four faces can be considered to be the base.
The Tetrahedron is associated with the Solar Plexus, which is the center for personal power, acceptance, a natural balance between the physical and the spiritual. It represents the powers of manifestation and creation.
The most notable example of the Tetrahedron found in nature is the carbon atom, which forms this pattern, and is the most basic building block of life as we know it.
Every element within the Periodic Table is comprised of one or more of these five Platonic Solids.
The Tetrahedron is associated with the Element Fire.
The Tetrahedron supports the Solar Plexus Chakra.
The Octahedron in the series of the five Platonic Solid shapes, contains 8 faces, 6 vertices and 12 edges. This symmetrical solid, made up of eight triangles, is formed from placing two square based pyramids base to base.
There are several crystals that exhibit this natural occurring formation including, Spinel, Magnetite, and the Diamond to name but a few.
The Octahedron is associated with the Heart Chakra, being the center for love and compassion. The heart center includes the healing and nurturing aspects from within.
The self-reflecting shape of the Octahedron invokes within us awareness into a higher vibration of reflection, compassion and healing.
The Octahedron is associated with the Element - Air.
The Octahedron supports the Heart Chakra and the Throat Chakra.
The Hexahedron, also called the cube, contains 6 square faces, 8 vertices and 12 edges.
Hexahedron shapes can be found in many structures, including the natural formations of many Crystals. Examples of the Hexahedron formation occurring in crystalline growth would be Salt Crystals, Pyrite, and some Fluorites, amongst many others.
The Hexahedron sits flat and is firmly rooted to its position. Meditating on the Hexahedron will aid in grounding one’s energy, maintaining focus, removing tension and easing physical stress.
It grounds one’s energy field to those of the earth and nature.
The Hexahedron is associated with the Element - Earth.
The Hexahedron supports the Root Chakra.
The Icosahedron in the series of the five Platonic Solid shapes contains 20 faces, 12 vertices and 30 edges. This symmetrical solid is made up of 20 equilateral triangles.
Interestingly enough, the Icosahedron and the Dodecahedron both have the same number of edges (30) with the number of faces and vertices being reversed (Dodecahedron has 12 faces and 20 vertices and the Icosahedron has 20 faces and 12 vertices).
The Icosahedron assists in activating and enhancing the creative thought process. The Icosahedron is an amazing tool that teaches one to align with the natural flow, promoting freedom of expression, while amplifying and magnifying creativity and positive change in, through, and around one’s being.
The Icosahedron is associated with the Element - Water.
The Icosahedron supports the Sacral Chakra.
The Dodecahedron in the series of the five Platonic Solid shapes contains 12 faces, 20 vertices and 30 edges. This symmetrical solid is made up of 12 pentagrams.
Interestingly enough, the Dodecahedron and the Icosahedron both have the same number of edges (30) with the number of faces and vertices being reversed (Dodecahedron has 12 faces and 20 vertices and the Icosahedron has 20 faces and 12 vertices).
Plato described the Dodecahedron as the shape “... God used for arranging the constellations on the whole heaven”. Aristotle added a fifth element, “ether”, and postulated that the heavens were made of this element. The Dodecahedron represents the aspects of the Universe (Divine Creation) and is connected with the higher chakras, which hold the energies of meditation, awareness, awakening, higher consciousness, and Spiritual Ascension.
The Dodecahedron is associated with the Element - Ether.
The Dodecahedron supports the Third Eye Chakra, the Crown Chakra and higher chakras.
The Dodecahedron is an expression of life and consciousness, allowing one to expand beyond the physical vibrations of the body and to reconnect with the benevolent higher vibration of one’s true Divine nature.
Merkaba - Star Tetrahedron
The Star Tetrahedron is a sacred geometric shape, also found within Metatron’s cube. It is made up of two Tetrahedrons (three-dimensional equilateral triangles) one inverted through the other. This powerful shape is also referred to as the Merkaba, an ancient symbol. It is principally a three dimensional Star of David. It is an electro-magnetic field that is geometric in nature.
The Mer-Ka-Ba field is extremely complex, involving the five Platonic solids and other sacred polyhedrons. The word Merkaba, derived from ancient Egyptian text, is translated as Mer: light, Ka: spirit, and Ba: body. In Hebrew it means “Heavenly Throne Chariot.” This electro-magnetic field is also referred to as the Vehicle for Ascension.
The Star Tetrahedron/Merkaba is an extremely powerful symbol and tool in assisting one in the ascension process. The combination of two Tetrahedrons - one pointing up to the Sun and heavens, connecting with Divine Life Force Energy from the Universe to the earth plain, and one pointing downwards, drawing Divine Energy from the earth. Both these Universal Energies connect at the Heart Chakra when meditating upon and activating the Merkaba.
The Tetrahedron pointing upwards to the sun and the heavens is male and rotates clockwise, while the Tetrahedron pointing to the center of the Earth is female and rotates counterclockwise.
By meditating on the Merkaba one is able to merge with Source, God, the Divine, All There Is and this is a beautiful reminder to remember that we are, true, loving, and Divine in nature. The awareness and remembering of the Mer-Ka-Ba is unfolding all over the world. This unfoldment is all part of the evolving shift in our DNA.
The Golden Ratio
The Golden Ratio symbolized by the Greek letter φ “Phi”, is a mathematical proportion that occurs every where in nature. Phi is a special sacred number approximately equal to 1.61803... The decimals go on ad infinitum without any discernible pattern to the digits.
We find the golden ratio when we divide a line into two segments so that the longer segment divided by the shorter segment is also equal to the whole length divided by the longer segment as shown in the diagram to the left. This ratio is expressed as, approximately 1.61803.....
A great geometric example of phi is the pentagram resulting from connecting the points of a pentagon, which consists of five lines. Each of the intersecting lines are divided into the Golden Ratio, as in the example to the left:
a/b = a+b/a = 1.61803 = φ “Phi”
Similarly, within the pentagram the Golden Ratio is evident throughout its entire structure, as also shown in the diagram to the left:
A/B = 1.61803 . . .
B/C = 1.61803 . . .
C/D = 1.61803 . . .
The Golden Ratio is also sometimes called the golden section, golden mean, golden number, Divine proportion, Divine section, and golden proportion.
Dating back thousands of years, the Golden Ratio has been revered as the proportion of harmony, perfection and Divinity.
The Golden Ratio & Vesica Pisces
The Vesica Pisces provides a simple way of arriving at the basic patterns and measures of sacred geometry, especially the fundamental ratio of the Golden Section….. These are the ratios, proportions and harmonies found in Nature, in the form of plants, animals, crystals and the human body. They are also present in music and mathematics, and so form the underlying structures of creation.
The Vesica Pisces is a shape that is the intersection of two circles with the same radius, intersecting in such a way that the center of each circle lies on the perimeter of the other. In adding a third circle as in the sequence of drawing the Flower of Life, a third Vesica Pisces emerges. These three circles and corresponding three Vesica Pisces are frequently referred to as the Trinity.
Within this simple structure of the Vesica Pisces, one can extract the Square, Equilateral Triangle, Hexagon, Pentagon and Pentagram, amongst other polygons.
The shape formed where the two circles of the Vesica Pisces intersect is known as the mandorla (the almond shape in the centre) and it represents the womb where the Seed of Life is birthed into the duality and then eventually evolves into the trinity – it is the seed bed of all trigonometry.
Fibonacci Sequence & Golden Spiral
The Golden Ratio within the Fibonacci Sequence, is a sequence that was introduced by the French mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, also known as Leonardo Fibonacci. Leonardo Fibonacci began study of this sequence by posing the following problem in his book, Liber Abaci.
How many pairs of rabbits will be produced in a year, beginning with a single pair, if in every month each pair bears a new pair which becomes productive from the second month on?
The Fibonacci sequence is generated by adding the previous two numbers in the list together to form the next and so on and so on. (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, ...) Divide any number in the Fibonacci sequence by the one before it, for example 144/89, or 34/21, and the answer is always close to 1.618. This is known as the Golden Ratio.
This Golden Section Spiral is obtained when we make a set of rotating squares beginning at 1, that produces a logarithmic spiral. The spiral begins where the two faint lines intersect at 1, and the ratio of the lengths of these two lines equate to the Golden Ratio.
Another most significant example of this special ratio can be found in Deoxyribonucleic Acid, DNA - the Divine Blueprint of all living organisms. The spirals are found extensively in nature and resonate with the innate human spirit. The spiral pattern is found encoded in our DNA, in plants, animals, crystals, aspects of the earth, our Milky Way galaxy and the countless galaxies around us.
Even the Cochlea, the part of the inner ear that converts impulses into electrical signals, has a Nautilus shell spiral shape. A cross section of the Cochlea shows that it forms a Golden Spiral.
The Five Elements
The Five Elements are perfectly harmonious and these same five elements make up every organ and every part of the human body.
The symbol at left shows all the elements in one. The outer circle of circles represents the Ether, the bowl in which they are all mixed. The inner circle represents the motion in the Ether - Air; the diamond - cohesion - Earth; the triangles (Star of David) - expansion - Fire; and the half moon - contraction - Water. The cross in the middle represents the positive and the negative in and through all the Five Elements.
Color: White and Violet
Represented by: Hearing
Color: Blue and Green
Represented by: Touch
Color: White and Green
Represented by: Taste
Color: Red and Orange
Represented by: Sight
Music & Sacred Geometry
Music, Phi and the Fibonacci Sequence.
Musical frequencies are often based on Fibonacci ratios.
Notes in the scale of western music are often based on natural harmonics that are created by ratios of frequencies. Ratios found in the first seven numbers of the Fibonacci series ( 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 ) are related to key frequencies of musical notes.
Fibonacci and phi relationships are often found in the timing of musical compositions. As an example, the climax of songs is often found at roughly the phi point (61.8%) of the song, rather than the middle or end of the song. In a 32 bar song, this would occur in the 20th bar.
It was Pythagoras who first described the fifth interval which has come to be universally recognized for its harmony. The fifth is the interval found in most western and sacred music, and it has a profound balancing effect on the human energy field.
This basic harmonic musical relationship called the fifth, is simply the interval between the first and fifth notes of a major scale. For example, in the key of A the fifth note is E (A=1, B=2, C#=3, D=4, E=5, etc). This interval is so primary and profound in music it is called the “perfect fifth.” The perfect fifth identifies that there is a progression in music that naturally cycles through all 12 keys in a way that is harmonically pleasing to one’s senses, also referred to as the cycle of fifths.
Using the 12-around -1 matrix pattern as a guide, a do-decagon, one can observe two sets of the five Platonic Solids in this structure.
Shri (Sri) Yantra Sacred Geometry
A Shri “Sri” Yantra is a Sacred Geometric Mandala, the origin of which is said to be of ancient Vedic texts, dated as far back as 5,000 BC. It is a type of mandala with geometric patterns of nine interlocking triangles. The center triangle is an equilateral triangle and the center point within this triangle is referred to as the Bindu, representing unity of All There Is. The center Bindu is also said to be representative of the Flower of Life.
The nine triangles are of various sizes and intersect precisely with one another. In the center is the Bindu, inspiring the highest potential, the infinite center from which the Universe expands. The triangles are enclosed by two rows of (8 and 16) petals, representing the lotus of creation and Vital Life Force Energy. The four openings to the rectangles of the outer frame denote sanctity, with the four openings gaining access to the highest regions of the Universe.
The two layers of lotus petals outside the circle are pointing outwards, as if opening to awareness, ultimately enlightenment. It is said they illustrate unfolding of our understanding, awareness of the greater self in Oneness with God, Source, All There Is. The lotus also represents the heart connected with the Crown Chakra.
Shri ‘Sri’ means wealth and prosperity and ‘Yantra’ means instrument. The Shri Yantra is a symbolic representation of aspects of divinity, the creative forces of the Universe. It is an interlocking matrix of Sacred Geometric fractals, comprised of circles, triangles, lotus petals, and floral patterns that invoke atonement to the majestic elegance and harmony of the Universe, Source, God - The Kingdom of Heaven within.