The word “sacred” is synonymous with the concept of “divine.” The word “geometry” comes from the Greek words “geos” meaning, (Earth) and “metron” (to measure). Together this translates as the “divine measuring of the earth” or “divine earthly measurements.” Sacred geometry is man’s way of understanding the relationships between nature and the cosmos. Through the power of observation, man used art and science to establish divine order. According to Joseph Campbell in his book The Way of the Power Animals, “When mankind began measuring the movements of the planets and the stars, this led to the realization that the cosmos was mathematically ordered. This shifted the focus from animal and plant messengers to the night sky and the ever dying and self-resurrecting moon and the sun.” The moon and sun traveled in circular patterns that inspired mankind to connect these great cycles with life itself. Man’s desire to understand this connection led to profound insights that formed the foundation and creation of time, calendar systems, astrology, astronomy, math and religious beleif throughout the world. This knowledge of man’s sacred connection to nature was suppressed between 350 to 1500ACE. Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 – 1519) was one of many who dared to reconnect man with their true nature through science and art. Sacred geometry reminds us that humanity created divine order by observing the measurements of earth.
“Geometry will draw the soul toward truth and create the spirit of philosophy” – Plato