It feels like we're living in an age of extreme weather events. Every time you turn on the TV, the radio, or just browse the local news there are storms ranging from blizzards to hurricanes all over the world, no matter what season it happens to be. This has always been true to some extent, but the frequency and intensity of such events is ramping up as the cause-and-effect of climate change begins to take hold.
However, there is a way to grasp the sense of what's happening all around us; to understand the math behind what looks like the chaos of weather patterns that have run amok. The study of sacred geometry explains why events like this happen, and can often grant a simple insight that is the basis for our knowledge on this complicated subject, and how both the world and our universe functions.
The basis of sacred geometry is recognizing that nature is not random, and that with time, dedication, and insight it is possible to recognize the patterns that occur and recur in nature. If we apply our minds in order to understand these symbols and shapes, then we can find deeper insights about the world around us.
Some of the most common examples of sacred geometry we see every day include:
- The spiral shape of a conch shell.
- The hexagonal construction of a beehive.
- The construction of ant hills.
Sacred geometry is all around us, though we don't always see it. Even the shape of molecules corresponds to the idea that nature only seems random if someone isn't looking closely enough to discern the patterns right in front of them! If you take the time to examine these shapes, and to understand how they come about, it will give you glimpses behind the curtain that to the uninitiated might seem like magic.
It is through imitating these shapes and methods that humanity has built some of its most impressive works. From the Parthenon in Greece, to the pyramids in Egypt, these constructions embrace the tenets of sacred geometry which has allowed them to stand the test of time all the way into the modern day. While we can now describe in intimate details the physics that make these structures so sound, the fact remains that it was nature who first put these geometries on display for people to learn.
While sacred geometry can be used in architecture, art, and other sciences, does it really provide insight to the weather? Yes, but to be clear, understanding and insight are very different from the ability to predict the weather, much less to control it.
That's where sacred geometry comes in, since it will give us insight into how weather patterns act, and what causes them. For example:
- The spiral patterns of hurricanes often conform to the Golden Ratio, as Jayce Myers points out. This ratio appears all over nature, and is also a major factor in why classical architecture looks the way it does.
- The Gulfstream is a naturally-occurring river within the ocean where warm water moves north from the tropics. As The Tides of God points out, it may look random if you're in the stream itself, but seen from on high there's a definite pattern.
- The patterns in which snowflakes and ice crystals form, when seen at a molecular level is predictable. And despite what the old saying says, there are only so many different, basic shapes that make up a snowflake.
Everything, from the shifting of the tectonic plates beneath our feet, to the way greenhouse gases interact with the atmosphere, can be seen as an extension of sacred geometry. You may need the tools of the modern age to see the shapes and patterns that we can't discern with the naked eye, but the discoveries of the ancient philosophers and mathematicians are no less viable today than they were thousands of years ago when they were first realized and written down.
The important thing to remember regarding sacred geometry is that it is not wholly a spiritual, nor wholly a scientific, approach to the world. Rather, it is a practice that seeks to delve into the natural world, and to hold sacred that which is already there. To hold up the beauty and perfection of nature's creations, and to seek to understand them. By using the sacred shapes as metaphors, it's possible to undergo spiritual journeys, and to see the world in new and different contexts than you would have before.
However, the scientific aspect of sacred geometry shouldn't be understated. That is why if you are going to delve into this particular practice it's important for you to:
- Understand the scientific method: Looking at the world and making empirical observations is extremely important in the pursuit of sacred geometry.
- Fit your beliefs to what you see: Sacred geometry takes the world as it is, not how we want it to be. It is you who needs to understand the universe, not the universe that needs to conform to your expectations.
- Look beneath the surface: The presence of an aspect of sacred geometry is important, but that is just the doorway. In order to understand what it means you need to study it, watch it in motion, and understand how this aspect is representative of the greater order of the universe.
The overarching goal of sacred geometry to glimpse behind the curtain, and to understand how the forces in the world line themselves up. To be able to read the meaning behind all of this code so that you understand what the universe is, and your place in it. The pursuit of sacred geometry is, in many ways, about the journey rather than the destination. Because you cannot rush understanding; it comes in its own time, and when each of us is ready for it.
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