Philosophers have long pointed out that there's a profound difference between the way the world appears and how it really is. Plato's Allegory of the Cave is a famous example. In this parable, people unknowingly watch shadows on a cave wall rather than actual objects. The latest findings in science support the idea that reality is not always what it seems. Quantum entanglement and sacred geometry are two connected principles that can help us understand the mysterious world.
Sacred geometry is based on the belief that mathematics and geometry are fundamental to the nature of the universe. While this idea sounds mystical nowadays, it was widely believed in ancient cultures. Ancient Greek mathematicians such as Pythagoras didn't see numbers and shapes as abstractions but as sacred keys that reveal the true nature of things.
When you look around, you realize that mathematics and geometry are everywhere. You can see sacred geometry in the shapes and patterns frequently found in many plants and animals. Recurring patterns in nature such as ovals, fractals, and spirals provide an important clue that geometry reflects the building blocks of the universe. Some common examples include trees, flowers, seashells, seeds, and many body parts (such as the ears of humans and many other animals).
Throughout history, humans have taken their cue from nature and used sacred geometry principles to create buildings, art, and other structures. Many ancient structures such as temples, churches, and pyramids contain the Golden Ratio. Some famous examples include the Great Pyramid of Giza, The Parthenon, Notre Dame church in Paris, and The Great Mosque of Kairouan in Tunisia.
Many great Renaissance artists such as Leonardo da Vinci used the Golden Ratio in their work. The most famous example is probably da Vinci's painting The Last Supper, where the entire painting, including the positioning of the apostles and Jesus around the table, were painted using precise proportions. There's evidence that the 12 apostles represent the 12 signs of the Zodiac (which, as we'll explore later, is a prime example of sacred geometry).
If you observe the architecture and works of art around you, it becomes apparent that the principles of sacred geometry are to be found everywhere.
Quantum entanglement is the principle that particles can influence one another even if they are separated by great distances. Experiments have shown that the spin of particles that are hundreds of miles (or more) apart can be affected by one another. One of the first theories relating to quantum entanglement was Bell's Theorem, which introduced the idea that the universe is non-local.
The idea that our world is non-local simply means that not all events can be explained in terms of spatial distances. The materialistic view of science assumes that there has to be some kind of link in space for two or more entities to interact. This is our everyday experience. For example, if you throw an object such as a ball or stone, you expect the result to be proportionate to your effort. Furthermore, you wouldn't expect another object, many miles away, to move because of your action. Yet at the quantum level, it's possible for particles to affect one another independent of distance.
Those who believe in things such as psychic abilities, astrology, or remote viewing, of course, will not be surprised by the notion of quantum entanglement. These and other "extraordinary" phenomena actually depend on a non-local universe.
Sacred geometry and quantum entanglement are both extremely helpful for understanding the world. The two are also closely connected.
Scientists and mathematicians are finding close links between geometry and quantum physics. As it turns out, geometry is not only present in objects we can see but also at the quantum level. An article in Quanta magazine discusses a jewel-like geometric object, named an amplituhedron, that explains complex quantum phenomena.
An article in Geometry Matters describes experiments conducted by Nobel Prize in Physics winners that suggest quantum mechanics determines the shape taken by matter. Those with a background in physics may want to explore this connection in greater detail. A good place to start is a paper published on Worldscientific.com, The Geometry of Quantum Potential.
One of the fascinating aspects of quantum physics is that it reveals our universe to be far less solid than scientists previously believed. It turns out that many outcomes at the quantum level are based on probability rather than certainty. More strikingly, outcomes can be altered by perception. The Observer Effect reveals that the behavior of particles changes when someone is watching them.
Another principle that perfectly complements quantum entanglement is Carl Jung's theory of synchronicity, which is defined as an acausal connection between two or more phenomena. Synchronicity can play out in everyday life, such as when you're thinking about someone you haven't seen for a long time and they suddenly phone or email you.
On a larger scale, synchronicity often manifests as patterns. Many ancient systems of divination, from astrology to I-Ching, are based on synchronicity. Astrology is actually based on the Zodiac, which is, in turn, made up of complex geometric relationships. This goes well beyond the simplistic horoscope you might see in a newspaper or popular website. Beyond your sun sign, your astrological chart is made up of aspects, which are based on geometry. A skilled astrologer will look at the aspect (or angle) of different planets at different times. Thus, they'll speak of squares, conjunctions, trines, and oppositions in your chart. These are all based on geometric relationships.
Jung believed that there is a strong connection between astrology and synchronicity, saying that the positions of the planets "reflect the qualities of anything born at that moment." This is an important departure from the popular idea that planets cause things to happen. As Jung put it, "One does not cause the other; they are synchronous, and mirror each other."
Some scientists have proposed that the universe is a hologram. A hologram is a structure where the parts mirror the whole. A holographic universe would have to be synchronistic as everything is connected.
Quantum physics is a field that perplexes even physicists. As the late Nobel prize winner Richard Feynman said, "I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics." Sacred geometry is also quite complex, involving ratios and intricate shapes. However, you don't need a technical background to appreciate how these principles affect your life and the world around you. Here are a few ways to help you do this.
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