Sacred Geometry

An Introduction to the Majesty of Form and the Sanctity of Shape...

Simple shapes pervade all areas of our life and they fold the reality and fabric of our being. Early man has always used shapes to depict his ideas and various forms seem to be used in all areas of the world and in all cultures since the beginning of time. Shapes govern so many things, music, art, architecture, even business etc. In fact when we look around our world everything is created by the patterns of sacred geometry in one form or another.

Everything in the Universe, including us, is constructed in accordance with the laws of Sacred Geometry and revolves around the belief that through geometric form, one can gain an understanding of the nature of the world around us and of the Universe as a whole. This system of philosophy was first recorded in the time of the Ancient Egyptians and continued to find popularity through the middle ages. Its concepts are based in verifiable mathematics, yet they often extend into the realm of spirituality. It appeals to the left and right brain simultaneously; to our creativity and to our logic, and in its own way helps to create balance within us.

Egyptian Myth

thothblueThoth the ibis headed God of Wisdom tells of the “Secrets of the Gods themselves and all that is hidden in the stars”. He is also believed to be the author of the Egyptian book of the dead and the Architect of the Pyramids on the Giza Plateau and author of the Emerald Tablets.  When the Greeks came to Egypt he was believed to be equivalent of their own God Hermes and thus was known as Hermes Trismistiges. The word Thoth means Thought and Time and it was Thoth who is known as the master architect and teacher of the art of sacred geometry who created as a blueprint the patterns of sacred geometry of 12 around 1. Some say he was an Atlantean who came to Egypt at the fall of Atlantis. Some say he was from an advanced civilization from another planet, some say it is all Myth. However the truth is only our own reality and what we chose to believe. 
Platonic Solids
Plato first wrote and coined the phrase Platonic Solids - the shapes that go into the making of sacred geometry, and it appears he received this information from Empedocles who was a student of Pythagoras who had travelled widely in Egypt. In his book, Timaeus (written in approximately 350 BC), Plato first described these solids by linking them to different elements of reality. The tetrahedron, containing four sides is used to represent fire. The cube, containing six sides, represents the earth. The octahedron, containing eight sides, represents the air. The icosahedron, containing twenty sides, represents the water. Finally, the dodecahedron, containing twelve sides, is used to represent the cosmos. The concept of the entire Universe being made up of four basic elements (earth, fire, water, and air) dates back over a hundred years earlier than Plato’s Timaeus, with the work of the Greek philosopher Empedocles, who lived from approximately 493 to 433 BC. He theorized that all matter is made merely of varying combinations and proportions of these elements.

It is possible, however, that this concept also existed long before Empedocles ever wrote about it. He was a disciple of Pythagoras, who had also been greatly influenced by the ancient Egyptians, and Empedocles could have, in theory, gotten his information handed down from either of these sources. However, it was Plato, who was born six years after Empedocles’ death, who would apply a logical formula to assigning the elements to the Platonic Solids, let us assign the cube to earth, for it is the most immobile of the four bodies and most retentive of shape - the least mobile of the remaining figures (icosahedron) to water, the most mobile (tetrahedron) to fire, the intermediate (octahedron) to air. However, this still leaves the dodecahedron, which, according to Plato, the god used for embroidering the constellations on the whole heaven. In this way, the Platonic Solids can be used to represent the entire Universe. Other shapes within sacred geometry continue to expand upon these principles and provide valuable insight into the nature of all things, from mankind to the cosmos.


The Flower Of Life (FOL)
The Flower of Life is a symbol that is considered to be sacred amongTree-of-Life many cultures around the world, both ancient and modern. Within this symbol all the building blocks (Platonic Solids) of the Universe can be found. The symbol can be used as a metaphor to illustrate the ‘bonds’ of all life and spirit within the Universe. Within the FOL, the Platonic Solids are studied in relation to the human body and the nature of consciousness leading the student to not only an intellectual understanding of the Universe, but an experiential awareness of ‘God’ and a feeling of connection to All That Is.

Looking into the window of the FOL challenges us to unify our mind, heart, and spirit. When we can truly see all life woven so intimately, we strengthen the embrace of the divine in our lives and we can transform our world through the vision of universal unity. No one knows exactly how old this symbol really is but it exists in various locations around the planet and we can estimate a minimum age from the middle Osirian temple at Abydos, Egypt. The temple was buried at the time the pharaoh Seti I was constructing the other two temples at Abydos. It is notably different in its construction. The FOL pattern was placed upon the granite siding of this temple. It was not carved into the granite. It seems to have been burned into the granite or somehow drawn on it with incredible precision. The FOL symbol has also been found in Israel, Japan and China. Recently it has been found in India and we heard a report that it was found in Spain as well.

NB. I would like to thank the angels for guiding me to attend Angela McGerr’s Blue Star Mystery School, a couple of years ago and for my introduction to Sacred Geometry.