The Esoteric Meaning of Mystical Symbols & The Benefits of Sacred Geometry
April 5, 2014 3 Comments
By: David Weitzman
As plainly as it can be stated, geometry is a branch of mathematics. It is generally described as the study of shapes and patterns and their sizes and positions. For the majority of us, geometry is something we learn while in school only to be forgotten soon after.
What then is Sacred Geometry?
When did “sacred” enter into the picture?
Sacred means something holy or connected to “God”, and just when is any lowly geometric shape ever sacred? To the uninitiated, the very idea may be totally absurd. Sacred Geometry after all is a kind of philosophy not very many people can easily wrap their minds around especially when contemplating about it for the first time.
The Esoteric Meaning and Benefits of Sacred Geometry
Ancient teachings of Sacred Geometry believe that the sacredness of absolutely everything in the universe can be described and explained in terms of geometrical patterns that are handed unto us directly from “God”. The harmony and inter-connectivity of all things and the events that happen around them have a hidden geometry that unfortunately are lost on most people.
Consider the many mysteries behind the seemingly magical structure of crystals; the planets and their orbits around the sun; the many measurements and proportions in the design of the human body; the growth of mighty gigantic oaks from tiny acorns; the shape and number of petals of a flower etc. Anything that describes and explains these mysteries is nothing if not sacred.
How far back in the history of man does Sacred Geometry go?
What use do we have for it in our time?
Are there any real benefits to learning and understanding it other than being able to choose a nice-looking symbol for a logo or a piece of jewelry?
Brief History of Sacred Geometry
Many ancient civilizations demonstrated (a somewhat uncanny) fundamental awareness that humankind’s existence is intimately connected to the world we live in. They recognized the repeating shapes and patterns in almost anything; like geometric fingerprints that point to the universal forces that shaped the universe and all that’s in it. They may not have called it Sacred Geometry but they understood it for what it was.
Across the ages the Minoans, the Egyptians, the Sumerians, the Chinese and the Phoenicians all have used some form of Sacred Geometry way before the ancient Greeks came and introduced it to the world. They all saw the recurring patterns throughout life and understood them to be the laws of nature.
These laws of nature are represented in numbers, symbols and formulas that the ancients put to good use in many of their magnificent monuments whose space-age precision never fail to baffle modern builders. Some of the most famous and globally recognizable examples of these amazing feats of construction are the pyramids of Egypt and the Americas.
Ancient societies believed that by observing nature and understanding the patterns found all around them, they also gain understanding of spirituality, their life and ultimately, death. These patterns eventually found their way from their architecture to their art and spiritual practices. They further developed into the various math and sciences that we know today.
Sacred Geometry in Modern Times
As the times gave way to more modernistic beliefs, societies gradually began to move away from their deep connection to their environment, slowly losing the gift of awareness, intuition and reverence. We are born into an era that chooses “rational” explanations for life. As a result, some aspects of Sacred Geometry are now lost to the majority of our generation. We exist with no real sense of our place in our world, not realizing that Sacred Geometry is very much intertwined into the very fabric of our daily lives.
The human body is designed according to a precise and uniform ratio, Phi (1.618), also known as The Golden Ratio. The ratio of the measurement from the top of the head to the navel and the measurement from the navel to the floor approximates this golden ratio. Each section of our fingers is longer than the preceding section by roughly the ratio of 1: 1.618. The ratio of the length of an eye and the length of our mouth also approximates Phi, etc.
Recurring measurements and patterns are also found all over nature and they have a message for us. If we see flowers with 5 petals, we can be sure they produce edible fruits. If we see 3-fold or 6-fold plants, we know not to eat them as they will most likely be inedible or toxic and will require further processing in order to be used for medicinal purposes.
The laws of Sacred Geometry are also followed in modern-day stealth technologies which harness the mechanics needed to deflect electro-magnetic waves in just the right way in order to avoid detection. Countless contemporary products are designed with the fundamental principles of Sacred Geometry, like the seemingly ordinary wine glass, whose shape actually harnesses positive flow of energies.
Sacred Geometry and Healing
As controversial as it has always been since being introduced by the plant geneticist Dr. Derald Langham in the 1940s, the Genesa Crystal (though not at all a crystal) is widely believed to promote overall well-being, positivity and wellness. The 5 Platonic Solids are incorporated into its design. All organic life is believed to be created from these building blocks. Dr. Langham found that these shapes symbolize the growth patterns that allow life energy to flow. The Genesa crystal eliminates unbalanced energies in the environment, allowing the people there to live more joyful lives, promoting productivity, happiness and healing.
There are many other practices that have stemmed from the basic principles of Sacred Geometry to promote healing; healing of the body; healing of relationships and interactions with other people; healing of spaces in order that all negative energies are eliminated and positive energies are invited in and enhanced.
This ancient wisdom has been lost for thousands of years. It is resurfacing from under the heavy cover of denial we call modern living. We are slowly becoming aware again of that thread of connection to our world that the centuries have allowed to thin to near obscurity. Perhaps with this promising trend of things to come, humankind will once again flourish as the true steward of this earth, promoting balance and effecting the healing of the world that we have brought down to its knees by our unlearned actions. Let us embrace Sacred Geometry and the lessons we will inevitably learn from it about our planet, our spirituality, our life.