Today officially marks my blog’s 4 year anniversary. If it wasn’t for the notification from WordPress, I would have probably never even known about this special occasion. It amuses me to think i randomly started blogging again 25 hours exactly before I received the notification. Coincidence? or Synchronicity? I don’t know. What I do know is that the topic i’m about to share with you couldn’t have a more meaningful standpoint, that too accompanied by it’s rather peculiar timing.
Long story short, it emphasizes the foundation of this great umbrella of knowledge. There are a number of people who are or have recently become aware of this information but the vast majority of the populace haven’t the slightest clue about it and I don’t blame them. Even I came across most of this stuff through my own independent research and study; it wasn’t taught to me from an academic institutionalized standpoint for all of my years in school and college. As much as I would wish to fit it all here in this post, I’m afraid it would have you scrolling down for all eternity because there to so much stuff to cover. So i’m going to continue this topic in a ‘series’ of future posts. And without further ado, let me introduce you to “Sacred Geometry”.
So what the heck is it?
It’s basically a code that everything in the known universe seems to follow. Almost like God’s own fingerprint or ‘signature’, if you will. It’s everywhere in nature, in you and me, in ancient and modern architecture, in art, in atoms, in galaxies. Everywhere ! There is a saying that goes “A fish will swim it’s whole life without ever noticing the presence of the water that wholly surrounds it”. This is true in the case of sacred geometry too. It literally surrounds us all the time and I assume that is one of the many reasons as to why most of us go about our daily lives without ever noticing it. It’s literally “In your face” 24/7, kind of like your nose. You don’t really notice that protruding piece of cartilage that’s there right in between your eyes and it barely affects your visual perception.
To truly understand sacred geometry, one has to first obviously understand geometry; at least on a basic level. Remember what you learnt in kindergarten? The most basic shapes start with the circle, the square and the triangle. From these all other simple shapes can be derived like ovals, hearts, rectangles, crosses and stars. Notice how more shapes are produced as the complexity of geometric shape increases; the star being the most noticeably complex so far. As we dig deeper into the rabbit hole, you will see an increasing number of geometric figures and patterns with amplifying complexities. Simplicity, thus proves to be the ultimate complexity after all.
from Simple TO COMPLEX !
Now lets take it up a notch. All of the previous shapes were 2-Dimensional. They can only be measured by 2 dimensions, length & breadth(width) and both lie in the same plane. Now we move on to the third dimension. Figures in 3-D have the same dimensions as 2-D figures plus an additional dimension. ie Depth (Height). The following shapes are called the Platonic solids. The Tetrahedron, the Cube, the Octahedron, the Dodecahedron and the Icosahedron. They are the basic structures of the 3-D world and increasing their complexities also further results in many more types of 3-D structures. Their dimensions don’t lie in the same plane.
If you’re interested in understanding the geometry of the platonic solids a little more, you can look at as many pictures you want. But if you’re really bored and you find yourself having absolutely no life like me, you can attempt to recreate them yourself with simple playing cards. Here’s an amazing tutorial posted by Cory Poole that explains exactly how to do so (click me).
Moving forward to the next stage, you guessed it; the Fourth Dimension! It’s basically all of the 3-Dimensions + time (reality as it unfolds continuously in the present moment). This is the one in which we are continuously travelling in but our perception limits us to visualizing the 3rd Dimension only. This is what a human being’s normal reality is confined too . Time and space merge as one in the 4th dimension and together they are called space-time. Because they couldn’t come up with a better name.
Can we see in 4-D? I saw Avatar in 4-D but that doesn’t necessarily mean the fourth spacial dimension. Movie theaters have come up with 4-D, 5-D and I’ve even seen a 6-D theater in an amusement park but they are just your regular 3-D imax films with seats that vibrate and have special strobe lighting along with water sprays, fog machines etc. Anything to mimic the natural elements for a more surreal movie experience. You can attempt to imagine a 4-D structure though but what on Earth would it look like?
Remember The Avenger’s movie? Loki, the God of Mischief is sent to retrieve “The Tesseract” or cosmic cube as it is known in the Marvel comic universe. A cosmic cube with powers that transcend the dimensions? ”The Tesseract” is definitely a work of ingenious science fiction. But ‘A’ tesseract does indeed exist. It is simply the name given to the 4 th dimensional version of the cube. If you could see one rotate in front of you, this is what it would look like :
We’ve barely even scratched the surface and i’m already reaching the 1000 word mark! There are many theories of even higher dimensions. But trying to imagine their geometric structures, might cause your imagination to have a core meltdown.
Imagine the biggest meal you’ve ever eaten in your life, whatever it may be. Now imagine eating the same meal in 1/4th the time you originally took. So, if you took 20 min to finish hogging, you would now be required to finish eating the same in 5 minutes. What a disaster ! Not only would you be unable to completely finish your meal in time, you would probably throw up whatever little you managed to eat.We’re all trying to quench our thirst for knowledge. The solution(s) to that primordial universal question , “WHY?”
However, if we proceed irrationally or too quickly, before we can even be able to cognitively absorb understand it all and look at the bigger perspectives; the outcome will be the same .We must learn to be slow yet steady, gentle yet determined.For is it not dripping water that wears away the stone?
Perhaps, if we continue our search for knowledge in a progressively slow, but careful and consistent manner; we too can wear away the enormous stone walls of our ignorance!