# Fibononacci Numbers And The Sacred – Sacred Geometry

zoom 10 – 341th power and the interations approx.one million six eight six,000 = 1,686,000 – just simple amazing.

Happy Fibonacci Day!   – (now that was a few days ago.)

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Today is a pretty good day for the mathematically inclined! All of the numbers in today’s date (8/5/13) are in the Fibonacci sequence. If you use the American ordering of dates, the numbers are in order.

The Fibonacci sequence is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144 etc. Each number is the sum of the previous two numbers, and it continues on to infinity. The ratio between these numbers approximates 1.618034, the golden ratio, and both the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio are expressed throughout nature.

Nature, never ceases to amaze me in setting the Golden/Phi relationship in such perfection of form and beauty..

### Sacred Geometry in Moziacs & Architecture of Temples

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Wikipedia says a fractal is “a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole”.

Fractal architecture is generated by the application of fractal geometric principles to the design of facades and building forms. Here are some examples of  fractal architectural facades. Yannick Joyce, from Belgium’s Ghent University, argues that this type of geometry has been used in architecture for two main reasons:

1. Fractal rhythms, created by midpoint displacement, are used as a creative tool to generate a variety of architectural components, such as planning grids, strip windows, noise abatements etc. Examples can be found throughout architectural history, from Doric entablatures to modern facades.

2. The typical measurement techniques of fractal geometry are used to analyse the structure of buildings. The box counting dimension, for example, is a measure for the recursivity of detail on ever smaller scales. An extract from Joye’s Fractal Architecture Could Be Good for You:

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Pythagoras described geometry as visual music. Music is created by applying laws of frequency and sound in certain ways. States of harmonic resonance are produced when frequencies are combined in ways that are in unison with universal law.

These same laws can be applied to produce visual harmony. Instead of frequency and sound it is angle and shape that are combined to produce visual symphonies that show the harmonic unification of diversity.

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Holographic-Universe-Michael-Talbot

# Sacred Geometry – Metatron’s Cube – Sacred Geometry

## Metatron’s Cube

In sacred geometry, an Archangel known as Metratron oversees the flow of energy in a mystical cube known as Metatron’s Cube, which contains all of the geometric shapes in God’s creation and represents the patterns that make up everything God has made. These duties tie in with Metatron’s work overseeing the Tree of Life in Kabbalah, where Metatron sends creative energy down from the top (the crown) of the tree toward all the parts of creation.

Metatron’s Cube Explained  by Charles Gilchrist,  Artist, Sacred Geometrist and Mathematician

more details.

Metatron is numerically 314 as in Pi (3.14), that relates to the circle and holds secrets of the endless. (Pi has endless number of digits after the decimal point). Here, the Zohar reveals direct connection between Metatron, the circle and the Endless.

Metatron serves as a body for the light of the creator to continue the light to the lower levels. When the Light is not with Metatron then he is ‘mute’, meaning unable to transfer light.

The Zohar refers to the Light as sound and speech is the manifestation. The connection between the Light and the Shechina has the same aspect of sound and speech. God is the life force of everything, he carries the entire existence and without him there is no manifestation or any form of life/existence.

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# East Meets West – Tales From All Traditions

## Maha Kumbh Mela, 2013

The city of Allahabad ( City of God in Persian ) in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state prepares for the Hindu festival of Maha Kumbh Mela, 2013. The ancient name of this city is Prayag and is believed to be the spot where Brahma offered his first sacrifice after creating the world. It is one of four sites of the mass Hindu pilgrimage Kumbh Mela. The Prayag (Allahabad) Kumbh Mela is the largest and holiest of all melas and is believed to be the most auspicious, though the exact origin of the Kumbh Mela is very hard to pinpoint.

The Purna (complete) Kumbh or Maha Kumbh, the biggest and the most auspicious fair, falls once every 12 years, and is always held in Allahabad. The most recent Kumbh Mela was in 2001 in Allahabad and millions of pilgrims took a holy dip in Sangam on the auspicious Mauni Amavasya on the 24th January 2001.

Kumbh Mela derives its name from the immortal – Pot of Nectar – described in ancient Vedic scriptures known as the Puranas. Kumbha in Sanskrit language means ‘pot or pitcher’. Mela means ‘festival’. So ‘Kumbh Mela’ literally means ‘festival of the pot’. Though the festival is a primitive one, it’s origins can be traced back to the ancient event of ‘Sagar Manthan’.

Tens of millions of pilgrims are expected to visit Allahabad to bathe at the Sangam – the merger point of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers. The main bathing date for the 2013 Allahabad Kumbhmela is 10th Feb.2013.

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## The Cathedral du Notre Dame, du Paris

### Overview

For centuries it has witnessed the greatest events in French history: 80 kings, two emperors, five republics – and two world wars.

With her original 13th-Century rose window, the cathedral was pillaged and nearly demolished in revolutionary France. Now her famous gargoyles stand guard against evil spirits.

This great Paris cathedral has seen crusaders and kings praying before battle and She survived. This month sees the start of a year of special events celebrating the landmark 850th anniversary of “Our Lady of Paris”.

### Foundation

The first stone was laid in 1163, though it took a further 180 years to complete. The principles of sacred geometry used in the Cathedral of Chartres took root here too. Yet, as the magnificent structure took form, history was already playing out in her shadow. Crusaders prayed beneath the world’s first flying buttresses as they set off on holy wars.

Within these walls, in 1431, a sickly boy of ten, King Henry VI of England, was crowned King of France.

And in 1804, to the sound of the 8,000 pipes of the cathedral’s Grand Organ, Napoleon was crowned emperor.

### Music

Music is integral to the life of this cathedral – in the archives, medieval manuscripts reveal it always has been. Recently discovered manuscripts of centuries-old music and chants have been made ready.

Fittingly, then, the great sounds of Notre Dame will be at the heart of the anniversary celebrations.

Throughout 2013, three choirs will bring to life some of the earliest sounds of Christianity.

Choir director Sylvain Dieudonne has said that, “in 1163, when they started building the cathedral, Paris became a centre of great intellectual, spiritual and musical development.

“The musical school was hugely influential,” he said. “We know from the manuscripts we have recovered that it influenced music across Europe – in Spain, Italy, Germany and in England.”

### The Festival

The year-long festival would not be complete without a celebration of the architecture. And to mark 850 years, they will be improving the lighting.

The building was not originally designed to include the flying buttresses around the choir and nave, but after the construction began, the thinner walls grew ever higher and stress fractures began to appear as the walls pushed outward. In response, the cathedral’s architects built supports around the outside walls, and later additions continued the pattern.

Today the cathedral stands as a gothic masterpiece.

As this Christmas marks the 850th anniversary of this venerable church, it heralds the start of a year-long celebration of her influence and history in France. For western visitors, this home of Christian traditions will come alive with their performances.

# My Visit To Chartres – Sacred Geometry

http://www.constructingtheuniverse.com/Chartres%20Window.html – the construction of the stained glass windows

The most amazing fact about the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres is that it unites contradictions at one and the same space. Ancient pagan sanctuary with traces of labyrinthine maps to worship the solar cycle similar to Stonehenge transformed into one of the gems of Christian cathedral culture, it is the incarnation of the Sacred, par excellence, whatever the form. Located in the Loire Valley, Chartres Cathedral has been a Christian religious and architectural icon since the eleventh century. This Gothic cathedral has survived wars, revolutions and even fire. Towering church spires, stained multi-coloured glass and the labyrinth will be offered to visitors’ admiration.

The linguistic difference between mazes and labyrinths can be discussed. Most people consider them to be synonyms, but unlike mazes, labyrinths have a single path, no dead ends, and one way in and out. In many world’s religions it symbolizes the journey of the spiritual seeker, the path one must walk in order to grow towards clarity and wisdom.

I spent two days in the splendor of this amazing cathedral, trying to capture with my camera what is simply not possible to capture. Chartres is more about light and vibration than the beauty of its architecture. The Cathedral is huge, its grand pillars and stained glass windows, leaves one in such awe that taking photos is a chore anyway. Chartes is undergoing restoration and cleaning, therefore it is quite impossible to see the entire structure as some areas are hidden from view. The Cathedral is located in the middle of the charming town of Chartres, which in itself is of significant historic value. There is also a school of Sacred Geometry in Chartres, and I have been told that the Cathedral is of special interest to Keith Crithlow, who created some of the sacred geometry designs for the SS Hospital in Puttaparthi.

# Shri Yantra – Sacred Geometry

A saying from the Vedas claims that “Speech is the essence of humanity.” All of what humanity thinks and ultimately becomes is determined by the expression of ideas and actions through speech and its derivative, writing. Everything, the Vedas maintain, comes into being through speech. Ideas remain idealised until they are created through the power of speech. Similarly, The New Testament, Gospel of John, starts “In the beginning was The Word. And the Word  was with God and the Word was God.” Different cultures use language differently. The Buddhist and Hindus have always looked for esoteric sounds that correlate with the universe. The Latin language, also ancient, led to  the Monks creating perfect mantras in the musical composition of the Gregorian chants.

Gregorian chant has been used around the world in the Roman Catholic liturgy for over a thousand years. The chants are most closely associated with the Benedictine order of monks, who would use the chants daily in services and in prayer. The Gregorian tradition superseded the Ambrosian, Gallican, and Mozarabic chants between the eighth and 11th centuries, except in Milan, where the Ambrosian chants are used to this day. The chants formed part of the day to day worship; the choir, clergy and congregation would sing prayers instead of saying them.

## Shri Yantra

The most important of all Tantrik yantras –

The outer triangles are occupied by divinities which represent the subdivided energy-self of the Great Goddess.

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## What is Yantra Art?

Yantras are of geometrical design and traditionally contain the energy of a particular deity as perceived or seen by ancient rishis or enlightened masters. They are visual forms of mantric energy and often contain a mantra associated with it. Yantras are also used for purposes such as to attract harmony, peace, enhance learning and the quality of one’s life, promote healing, and more.

Though drawn in two dimensions, a yantra may represent a three dimensional sacred object. Once such example is the  2D representation of a 3D Maha Meru as shown here in the yantra image. They are made out of metal plates like copper, created on silk fabric or paper, and used for worship and meditation. Even if the yantra art enthusiast is not a meditator, it’s ok. Viewing yantra art itself works through its symbolism subtly on you and your environment infusing it with an uplifting, healing and centering energy. It helps you to connect with the center of your Being to experience more inner peace, bliss and harmony in your life.

In ancient texts, Lord Shiva is supposed to have explained the mystical meaning of the yantra to his consort Goddess Parvati.

Yantras as Meditation and Centering Device

Keeping yantra art like a Sri Yantra is an expression of the Divine Mother Goddess, or a Maha Meru image, a three dimensional representation of the universe, in your home, or on an altar, is auspicious. These images can be used for worship or as meditation and centering devices.

The Meru Chakra or Sri Chakra is a three-dimensional Shri Yantra, the embodiment of Sri Lakshmi (abundance) and Tripura Sundari (beauty).  It is the yantra of Sri Vidya, sacred knowledge of the Goddess. It can also be seen as the unification of Masculine Divine and Feminine Divine:  Shiva and Shakti, Lakshmi and Narayana, Purusha and Prakriti. It can be effectively used for correcting defects of the north (direction of health, fortune, career, and money) and northeast (energetically, the most sacred and important area of any building). When placed in the northeast, it improves the spatial energies of the whole house. Defects in the northeast and north are the most serious, so the Meru Chakra is a valuable corrective tool of Vedic yantra technology. Even if your home or office has been built according to Vastu, the Gold Meru Chakra is a great energetic blessing that enhances
the flow of vibrant energy of health and abundance.

## Yantra and Astrology

Yantra may be used to represent the astronomical position of the planets over a given date and time. It is considered auspicious in Hindu mythology. These yantras are made up on various objects i.e. paper, precious stones, metal plates and alloys. It is believed that constantly concentrating on the representation helps to build fortunes, as planets have their peculiar gravity which governs basic emotions and karma.  These yantras are often made on a particular date and time according to rules defined in the vedas.

A mandala  bought some years ago in Puttaparthi

(I  believe it is the Dalai Lama’s Yantra, although not sure.)

## Mantra

Several aspects must be distinguished in the universal vogue of the sacred formula – a vogue that, on one hand, led to the highest speculations on ‘mystical sounds,’ and on the other, to the Lamaistic prayer wheel. First of all, we must take into consideration the inevitable ’popular success’ of such a method, of the apparent ease with which salvation, or at least merit, could be gained, simply at the cost of repeating magical words, or mantras or dharanis. We shall not dwell on this popularisation and degradation of the spiritual technique; it is a familiar phenomenon in the history of religions, and, in any case, it is not its popular success that will teach us the secret of the mantra-yana. The practical value and philosophic importance of mantras rest upon two orders of facts; first, the yogic function of the phonemes used as “supports” for concentration; second and this is the peculiarly trantric contribution of the elaboration of a Gnostic system and an interiorised liturgy, through revalorisation of the archaic traditions concerning mystical sound.

The dharani, literally, ’she who upholds or encloses,’ was already employed in Vedic times as a ’support’ and ’defence’ for concentration (dharana).

Phonemes discovered during meditation probably expressed states of consciousness ‘cosmic’ in structure and hence difficult to formulate in secular terminology. Experiences of this kind were already known in the Vedic period, although the few documents by which they have been transmitted to us seldom contain more than allusions, particularly in the form of images and symbols. It is a definitely  archaic spiritual technique that here confronts us; some cosmic ecstasies of the shamans are expressed by unintelligible phonetic inventions, which sometimes result in the creation of a secret language. These are experiences, then, that are in some measure bound up with the discovery of language and that, by this ecstatic return to a primordial situation, shatter diurnal consciousness. All of the tantric yogin’s effort is expended upon reawakening this primordial consciousness and rediscovering the state of completeness that preceded language and consciousness of time. In tantrism, the tendency toward a rediscovery of language to the end of a total revalorization of secular experience is shown especially by its employment of secret vocabularies.

The unlimited efficacy of mantras is owing to the fact that they are (or at least, it correctly recited can become) the objects they represent. Each god, for example, and each degree of sanctity have a bija-mantra, a ’mystical sound,’ which is their ’seed’ their ’support; – that is, their very being. By repeating this bija-mantra in accordance with the rules, the practitioner appropriates its ontological essence, concretely and directly assimilates the god, the sate of sanctity, etc. Sometimes an entire metaphysics is concentrated in a mantra.

The entire cosmos, with all its gods, planes, and modes of being, is manifested in a certain number of mantras; the universe is sonorous, just as it is chromatic, formal, substantial etc. A mantra is a ’symbol’ in the archaic sense of the term – it is simultaneously the symbolized ’reality; and the symbolizing ’sign.

There is an occult correspondence between the mantra’s mystical letters and syllables (the mairkas, ’mother’ and the bijas, ’seeds’) and the subtle organs of the human body on the one hand and on the other, between those organs and the divine forces asleep on manifested in the cosmos. By working on the ’symbol’ one awakens all the forces that correspond to it, on the levels of being.

Excerpted from Mircea Eliade, Yoga: Immortality and Freedom, Willard R. Trask tr. Bollingen Series.LV1.

# Experiences with Sai – Keith Critchlow – Sacred Geometry /Sathya Sai Baba Memories

###### The Hospital – Puttaparthi

We’ve already mentioned Keith Critchlow on our Sacred Geometry posts. Here is his own Sai story. The story can be found on other websites and from other sources. We have added it here to complete our sacred geometry series of posts.

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“I am  the principal of the  Royal College of Arts in London and this is where I first met Isaac Tigrett. He came to my office one day and  introduced himself. I did not know who he was. My colleague beckoned to me and said that he was an entrepreneur and a Sai devotee. Tigrett understood my predicament and said, “I am the owner of Hard Rock café.” I was further confused with this statement. I’d never heard of  The Hard Rock Cafe. I did not know how to answer him.  Mr. Tigrett seemed to understand my confusion and came straight  to the point. “There is a saintly person in India. He needs an architect  to help him with his  new hospital. Would you like to help design the hospital?” I was glad to accept the offer. I’d always had an interest in seeing parts of India, also in  meeting  the saints whom I’d read about. I confirmed my willingness to help him and said,  “I am willing to come to India  as long as  my wife can travel.” After a positive reply,  Tigrett organized tickets for both of us to go to India.

First of all, we went to Bangalore and from there we travelled to Prasanthi Nilayam. Later we visited the Poornachandra Auditorium which is a huge building, rather like an aeroplane hanger.  Swami was there with a huge gathering of devotees. I felt embarrassed to be the only person wearing street clothes, as all the others were wearing white ashram clothes. The only other person wearing a coloured garment was Swami. He came over to me and asked, “So, you are the architect!” For the rest of the meeting, I sat on the floor with the other devotees.

The next day Swami called me for an interview. “Swami, I asked,  can  my wife join me?” On hearing an affirmative, I beckoned my wife to join me on the verandah. In the interview room, all the men sit on the right side and women sit on the left side. We did not know  the protocol so my wife sat next to me. Swami looked at us and in a low voice directed us to where to sit. “You are now in India.” he said.  Then Swami turned to me and said. “Come here.” I stood and went over to sit next to him. Swami then asked me quietly  “What do you want?”  I was confused by that remark.  I answered, “Swami, do you want me to be your architect for the Hospital?”

Swami stared at me. Then he repeated the same question again. I was overcome with the love that I felt flowing from him and said, “I want to serve you as an architect.” Until this day, I did not know why I said that! In his presence, I felt moved to say yes – that is how it is with Swami.  Although I am a scholar, my usual  ego-self humbled while in his presence. I politely told him that I would be his servant for life.

Then Swami waved his hand in thin air and created a ring. I had not expected to see him manifest a ring. It took me by surprise. Swami brought the ring close for me to see and then said, “What is there on the ring?” I could not see without my glasses, so I said, “I don’t know what’s on the ring.”  He laughed at my embarrassment, then said, “What is the use of an architect when you are unable to read ?”  I felt a little embarrassed by that remark. I learned that the letters A U M were  encrypted on the ring. Swami circulated the ring for everyone to observe. Then He took the ring and blew on top of it. The ring disappeared and another ring appeared. This time it  was a silver ring with a cross on top. I  recognized the cross without too much ado. Swami took the ring again and blew on the top of  it. This time another ring appeared with a  star and crescent moon on top. Then I realized that this holy man could do anything if he so desired. Then he took myself and my wife inside the small room for a personal interview.

Before I left the interview room, Swami put the ring on my  finger. The symbol now had changed  again to the  AUM. I realised the meaning right away.  I work for the Royal College of Arts which is a centre for Sacred Art. The college is instrumental in teaching religious and sacred geometry from all cultures.

(This story has been retold several times and therefore the wording might be slightly different from the exact words of Mr.Critchlow.)

source:– Keith Critchlow

The K.C. story has been retold by this writer due to errors in the internet version.

# Mandala – Sacred Art – Sacred Geometry

## Mandala Symbolism

In Buddhism, mandalas are rich with symbolism that evokes various aspects of Buddhist teaching and tradition. This is part of what makes the creation of a mandala a sacred act, for as they work, the monks are imparting the Buddha’s teachings.

Outside the square temple are several concentric circles. The outermost circle is usually decorated with stylized scrollwork resembling a ring of fire. This ring of fire symbolizes the process of transformation humans must undergo before being able to enter the sacred territory within. It both bars the unitiated and symbolizes the burning of ignorance.

The next circle inward is a ring of thunderbolt or diamond scepters, which stands for indestructibility and illumination. This is followed by a circle of eight graveyards, representing the eight aspects of human consciousness that bind a person to the cycle of rebirth. Finally, the innermost ring is made of lotus leaves, signifying religious rebirth.

The square structure in the middle of a mandala is a palace for the resident deities and a temple containing the essence of the Buddha. The square temple’s four elaborate gates symbolize a variety of ideas, including:

• The four boundless thoughts: loving-kindness, compassion, sympathy and equanimity
• The four directions: south, north, east and west

Within the square palace or temple are images of deities, which are usually the Five Dyani Buddhas (the Great Buddhas of Wisdom). The iconography of these deities is rich in symbolism in itself. Each of the Dyani Buddhas represents a direction (center, south, north, east and west), cosmic element (like form and consciousness), earthly element (ether, air, water, earth and fire), and a particular type of wisdom. Each Buddha is empowered to overcome a particular evil, such as ignorance, envy or hatred. The Five Dyani Buddhas are generally identical in appearance, but are each represented iconographically with a particular color, mudra (hand gesture), and animal. See the article on the Five Dyani Buddhas for more information.

In the center of the mandala is an image of the chief deity, who is placed over the center dot described above. Because it has no dimensions, the center dot represents the seed or center of the universe.

source:

http://www.religionfacts.com/buddhism/things/mandalas.htm

# Flower Of Life cont. – Sacred Geometry

###### Here you’ll notice the sacred art in the design of the SS Hospital,Puttaparthi

Sacred geometry is a universal language that describes the inner workings of nature and the intrinsic order of the universe. It is the natural sanction that unites all forms of life… from microbes, plants, animals and humans to the motions of the planets and stars.

## Flower of Life

### Introduction

The “Flower of Life” can be found in all major religions of the world. It contains the patterns of creation as they emerged from the “Great Void”. Everything is made from the Creator’s thought. After the creation of the Seed of Life, the same vortex’s motion was continued, creating the next structure known as the Egg of Life.

This structure forms the basis for music, as the distances between the spheres is identical to the distances between the tones and the half tones in music. It is also identical to the cellular structure of the third embryonic division (The first cell divides into two cells, then to four cells then to eight). Thus this same structure as it is further developed, creates the human body and all of the energy systems including the ones used to create the Merkaba. If we continue creating more and more spheres, we will end up with the structure called the Flower of Life.

###### The Flower of Life (left) and the Seed of Life (right).

The flower of life holds a secret symbol created by drawing 13 circles out of the Flower of Life.

By doing this, one can discover the most important and sacred pattern in the universe. This is the source of all that exists; it’s called the Fruit of Life. It contains 13 informational systems. Each one explains another aspect of reality. Thus these systems are able to give us access to everything ranging from the human body to the galaxies. In the first system, for example, it’s possible to create any molecular structure and any living cellular structure that exists in the universe. In short, every living creature.

The most common form of the “Flower of Life” is hexagonal pattern (where the center of each circle is on the circumference of six surrounding circles of the same diameter), made up of 19 complete circles and 36 partial circular arcs, enclosed by a large circle.

The “Seed of Life” is formed from seven circles being placed with sixfold symmetry, forming a pattern of circles and lenses, which acts as a basic component of the Flower of Life’s design.

source: World and Mysteries.com

http://www.floweroflife.org/art-brose.htm

### Connecting Inter-dimensional Beings Through the Acceleration of The Collective Consciousness

One of the greatest and grandest mysteries of the Universe is You ! Science alone can not explain You ! because You are of a higher dimension than this physical world. Only those people who understand the true nature of our Universe can know all the answers. Physical reality is only a condensed form of consciousness.The dimensions we are transcending through now vibrate at a higher frequency. When more people have the consciousness for higher reality we shall become the ones we are waiting for!

Sacred Geometry is a way to get in touch with the divine around and inside ourselves.
It is a way of perceiving the world and the universe as a whole.

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