Sacred Geometry: Understanding the Elements


Sacred Geometry: Understanding the Elements

Sacred geometry has existed in tattoos for as long as the practice has been alive. The key symbols are highly familiarized and have existed in a large number of cultures being traced back over 3,000 years.

Modern academics approaches the study of geometry as the embodiment of rationalism and left brain intellectual processes, which it in fact is. However this neglects the right brain artistic dimension of the subject. Sacred geometry seeks to unite these two ideas.

If you’re looking for tattoo inspiration for your next bit of sacred geometry this article is for you

Seed of Life

The Seed of Life represents the seven days of creation. The creation of a vibrating pattern of space (otherwise known as electromagnetic radiation) is the actual process of creation itself. The Seed of Life serves as a symbol of this process, making something otherwise almost impossible to explain, much easier to grasp.


The Egg of Life

After the creation of the Seed of Life, comes the Egg of Life. The structure forms the base 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 (whereby one cell divides into two cells, then to four cells then to eight).


The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is one of the most notable symbols in sacred geometry. The structure has been familarized as far back as 3,000 years ago in ancient Egypt, as well, the sacred teachings of the Jewish Kabbalah. Like the Seed of Life, the Tree of Life is derived from one source pattern – the Flower of Life.


The Flower of Life

The Flower of Life is a recognizable symbol found in architecture and literature all around the globe. It is said to contain all the patterns of creation. The flower contains a secret symbol that can be created by drawing 13 circles out of the Egg of Life. By doing this, one can discover the most important and sacred pattern in the universe, the source of all that exists; the Fruit of Life.

The symbol has been found in many countries including Egypt , Turkey, Italy, Israel, Austria, Denmark, Bulgaria, India, Spain, Japan and China.


The Fruit of Life

The Fruit of Life is the source of all that exists. It contains 13 informational systems, each one explaining another aspect of reality.  These systems are said to give 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.


Metatron’s Cube

Metatron’s Cube comes out of the Flower of Life. It represents the inner workings of consciousness and the building blocks of our cosmos. Metatron’s Cube is the matrix of everything that exists in our current three dimensional reality.


The Platonic Solids

It’s important to understand the Platonic Solids as they serve as the base of sacred geometry.

There are five Platonic Solids: Cube, Icosadedron, Tetrahedron, Octahedron and Dodecahedron. Plato, equates the five Solids with the five Elements: the Cube with Earth, the Icosahedron with Water, the Tetrahedron with the Fire, the Octahedron with Air, and the Dodecahedron with Ether (the material in which the constellations are made from). Uniquely, one polygon with its shape, size and facets can be transformed into the next polygon by changing it’s placement or by flipping rotation.


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