If you Google sacred geometry, you will find all kinds of beautiful mandalas, including the flower of life like the one above, the Fibonacci spiral, the golden mean and other sequences of numbers and symbols. They look pretty and people use them for many different things. But what if I told you there is another sacred geometry, one that can be felt by our body and perceived by our senses? This sacred geometry is connected to the cosmos, the sun, and our planet and it is the beginning of it all.
Let’s explore how sacred geometry began with the two most important things in our life; the earth and the sun. We will start with the sun and its patterns throughout the year. If you ever take the time to notice the sun, you will realize it moves north and south every year.
I once lived in a house where on the equinox the sun shone right into a window and illuminated my bathroom mirror at the end of the hall! It only did this twice a year – at the spring equinox and the fall equinox. Otherwise, the sun moved north or south depending on the time of the year.
This pattern of the sun’s travel influenced how all cultures built their sacred sites. We know the importance that our ancestors placed on aligning their sacred sites to the solstices. The stone circle of Stonehenge is a example of alignment to solstices. Newgrange in Ireland is an example of a passage tomb aligned to the winter solstice sunrise. In Germany, there are many ring ditches that predate Stonehenge by 1000’s of years that line up with the solstice sunrises and sunsets.
But there is a very important missing piece from most of the dialogues of building and measuring sacred sites. This piece relates to the earth and gives the measurement for the building of all sacred sites around the world.
This missing piece is crucial and for modern man began with the studies of Dr. Peyre, a French scientist in the 1930’s. He wrote a thesis and a book about his discovery of a series of nets or grids and their pathologies that surround the earth. These nets are electromagnetic and are connected to the sun and Coriolis effect. This means they are stronger when the sun is out and weaker and are displaced after the sun goes down. He called them solar nets and discovered their energy flow was north to south.
You can actually feel their energy. One of the things I’ve been trained to do is to sense and feel these nets. They are walls of electromagnetic energy in a grid shape that surround the earth. They are called by many different names: Solar nets, Natural nets, Peyre nets, and my favorite; Roads of the Sun by the Hopi Indians. In fact, all cultures recognized them and used them for building from the Neolithic people, Celts, Romans, Greeks, Sumerians, Hindu, Egyptians, Christians to the Native Americans and Mayans to name a few.
This measurement of the earth or grid is the basis of sacred geometry. The size of these solar nets are dependent on where you are on earth and for us, as a modern man, we can use latitude to help determine the size. As you can see in the illustration above, this is what a solar net looks like. It is a square shape that changes in size depending on how far north or south of the equator you are.
The next important part of sacred geometry is the sun and its yearly travels throughout the year. As we know solstices are points during the year where the sun stops it’s travel north or south and reverses direction. If you observe these points and reversal and mark them on the measurement of the solar net, you have created a basic form called a solsticial quadrilateral. This rectangle is the beginning point of all sacred geometry and sacred site-building. It is the missing link and is one of the reasons why sacred sites built with this measurement feel special.
This basic shape makes sacred geometry come alive. It is the combination of the energy of the cosmos with the energy of the earth. Most of us can feel the difference in a structure that is built with it versus one that is not. Sadly most of our homes are lacking this vital energy. We have lost the knowledge of how to build with the measurement of the cosmos and the earth. Part of my life purpose is to bring back this knowledge to the world, so we can start building structures that are in harmony with the natural world once again.
My sacred geometry world is connected to the cosmos and to the earth. It is alive and can be felt not only by humans but also animals, plants, and trees. For me, it is magic and necessary.
I’d love to hear your thoughts! It is a huge topic and you can read much more about the subject in my book: Secrets of Sacred Geometry – Solar Geometry for Health and Life. Until next time, enjoy my Sacred Geometry World!