SACRED (OR COSMIC) GEOMETRY

HISTORY

            Over 5000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians discovered the geometrical properties of the natural world. From this knowledge, a Greek by the name of Pythagoras was able to develop and prove these ancient principles of geometry and mathematics we take for granted today. One of his students was Plato, and he is given credit for a class of basic solid forms known as the platonic solids.

BASIC CONCEPTS

            Sacred geometry is really just the subset of geometry that deals with Platonic solids, Fibonacci numbers and the Phi Ratio. It is primarily the shape of nature defined in geometrical terms. Leonardo Da Vinci is known as one of the greatest masters in the design of artwork and machines using nature as his inspiration. Biomimicry is field that also follows this principle.


PHI RATIO

            The PHI ratio is found all through nature. By measuring the length of one object in relation to a part of the object, one gets the value 1.618.


The PHI Rectangle - also called the Golden Rectangle, used by DaVinci and other Renaissance painters
 

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