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Sacred Geometry 
18th-Apr-2010 12:45 pm
peacocks

This topic fascinates me. This first video is so pretty to watch and gives the basics of how geometry is part of life’s patterns.

But there is so much more to it. I hated math thanks to a bad teacher in gradeschool who didn’t understand how to teach me. One size does not fit all. I didn’t get the beauty of mathematical patterns until my late twenties and can only imagine how knowing it from a younger age might have influenced every aspect of my life. Since discovering mathematical patterns I can honestly say that it provoked a response in my akin to spirituality. When I finally started reading books on sacred geometry, I was, figuratively, in heaven.

I’m intrigued by the way this author has connected a mythos of sacred geometry to the book of Genesis. He does admit to some mistakes in part 2 (a mispronunciation, and 2 additional Archemidian solids that he left out) that don’t detract from the overview.

Even as a child, one of my favorite doodles was connecting circles and points. I think I’ve always known that patterns are a bit of the divine.

Sundays always seem like a good day for contemplation.

Originally published at Stage 3: bohemian. You can comment here or there.

Comments 
18th-Apr-2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
Have you ever read "Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid" by Douglas R. Hofstadter?
18th-Apr-2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
I have! and then I lent it out (and never got it back :( ) but that's ok because I loved it so hard it was starting to lose its pages, so I found a gently used (didn't even look read) hardback copy on Amazon so I have it to read again!!

I dearly love hearing from others who have read it!
18th-Apr-2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
My Pascal tutor* lent me a copy back in '93 or '94, and it blew my mind. I had been playing with Mandelbrot & Julia sets on the mainframes at school, and the inescapable links between numbers and nature and what we think of as art were fascinating.
John thinks I'm flippant when I say "it's all just numbers" when he points out a wonder. I'm not being flippant at all (okay, maybe just a bit) but instead wondering along in my own way.
I love those videos, BTW.

*also the guy who taught me how to build computers and network them together using Novell.
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