I recently visited Sophia, a city in Bulgaria, where I happily ran into friends I had met in Thailand just months before.
Their kindness and amazing company offered a mini tour around some of the most spiritually welcoming spots in Sophia. Such is the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in the heart of the city, that follows architecture revered by the sacred geometry law, amplifying the energetic frequency of its grounding and through its architecture. Thus, known for its highly spiritual landmark, this place is offering quite mystical and healing energy to its visitors.
Returning to Thailand then, I came across various indications about sacred geometry. Such is my friend’s design for a retreat center space, based on a Pyramid shaped structure.
“Ok Mathematics”, I thought; “you got my attention!” Now I am curious to understand what, in fact, is sacred geometry? Mathematicians always believed in scientific facts and in fact, most claim to be atheist as the belief in higher power is not necessarily their perspective. However, not all can be explained, and even in mathematics there are mysteries accepted and labeled by matematicians as universal facts. Such are, the number “pi” and “i”, and furthermore, square roots of 2 and 3, and golden ratios, fractals, spirals, spheres etc. All of these encompass the code of the universe and what is deemed as sacred geometry. It is the geometry of the universe. Everything in this world seems to follow the simple law of these mysterious geometric figures and ambiguous numbers.
“The Code” has also been explored as a cinematic concept, and most recent is the Netflix 3 part documentary that covers exactly this, the mystery of the world in a mathematical equation. Seeing this documentary, surely brought me closer to understanding a world of a matematician, and perhaps their point of view when looking at the world.
From this docuseries, I was most fascinated by the understanding of “fractals”, explained as never-ending patterns. Fractals are infinitely complex, and self- similar patterns across different scales. Such is the space ratios of branches spreading towards, and against the sky. This image (below) is just one idea that explains Jackson Pollock’s astounding art style, referred to most often as drip painting. He was a major figure in the abstract expressionism movement in the 1930’s and 40’s. No one seemed to figure out how he was able to create his seemingly childish paintings with such mathematical precision. Yet, no one was able to imitate his work. My question is, was Mr. Pollock aware that his paintings resembled an essence to the understanding of the worlds mystery? Was he conscious of creating fractals? Suddenly I found myself with an urge to visit a museum featuring his work. Or even simply gazing in the sky, I began to realize possibly where he saw his inspiration.
Jackson Pollock, a recluse, living 1912-1956, died at age 44 in a drunk driving relatead accident. Following the standard of a tortured artist, with heavy forms of addiction, his being alcohol among other things.
Furthermore, the documentary explores bees, and their precise ability to create the perfect shaped octagons each measuring 1.6mm, a number often repetitive in nature.
Even more curious for me, are spirals. Spirals resemble a growth, a way of life. And have been used in religion and spirituality as a very sacred symbol. Mathematically, spirals were discovered or rather labeled, by an Italian matematician Leonardo Fibonacci. Today spirals are mathematically known as the “Fibonacci Sequence”, the unwrapping of a line in specifically ordered geometrical shapes. The beauty of this mathematical discovery is the explanation of life on earth. Everything spirals out. A flower when it blooms, a leaf, a centipede, even a child in the mothers womb.
Spirals then, represent a spiritual and physical growth, a connection to the mystical all around us. Growth from material outward unconscious existence, toward the spiritual inward achievement of collective consciousness. It is a symbol of big concepts, such as creation, consciousness, evolution, life. It represents surrendering, letting go, and releasing of all tightness in life. Spirals bring about sense of change, progress, connectivity and union with cosmic energies.
I personally might be slightly obsessed with spirals as to me, they are the representation of welcoming transformation, life change, opening up to the realms of spirituality, transcending from material to spiritual if you will.
What do geometric figures represent for you? How do you identify with the natural shapes of that which sorround us, that carries out its own weight of energy that shifts ours?