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geometria sacra

Geometry
Sacred

Man has always tried to graphically represent images and concepts in order to be able to express and pass them on, guided by feelings of creativity and sharing with others.

The natural evolution of these representations gave birth to the more specific symbology contained in Sacred Geometry.

This is built respecting precise measurements and proportions which are the graphic expression of fundamental symbolisms. The sphere, the cube, the tetrahedron and the other "perfect figures" have always been the subject of studies and still today they are part of the symbology that is the basis of many philosophies, religious beliefs, sciences and meditative disciplines.

All matter in our universe interacts with each other following certain patterns and rules, observable and inscribed in these representations that take on more complex, important and profound meanings and concepts.

The graphic design can be read as a moving frequency, like a continuous dance which presents in its essence an inseparable relationship made of Sound - Color - Number: this relationship translates into Music and Harmony.

Sacred Geometry is the graphic visualization that allows to express and share between different cultures, traditions, ways of communicating the same Aesthetic, Metaphysical, Mathematical and Beauty values that each of us interprets and lives in our own way.

geometria sacra
fiore della vita

Flower of Life

Meaning

Symbol of "Beginning", of what life is and of everything. It is the scheme of the genesis in which everything is, and from which everything starts. By joining the centers of each sphere it is possible to draw all5 “Perfect Solids” or “Plato Solids”: the cube, the tetrahedron, the icosahedron, the dodecahedron and the octahedron. These are the two-dimensional display of all the shapes that molecules can take and therefore represent all the configurations that the matter that makes up the universe can have. It is also an image of the models of possible realities and creations that are repeated in all the elements of Nature and in Man, such as the geometry of the sunflower, the Nautilus shell, the snowflakes and that in everything else. The Flower of Life in its precise and regular forms contains the frequency of life and represents its unity, transmitting energy of perfection and harmony. In all cultures the sphere, in its perfection, represents the Whole or the Void, the God, the Cosmic Spirit. The central circle of the Flower, in which the designs of three 8s are formed inside, one horizontal, one vertical and one oblique, concentrates cosmic vibrations and conveys them inside, which in turn radiates the energy received outside harmonizing and amplifying it.

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It consists of a central sphere whose center coincides with the intersection of six spheres built around it. Continuing with this rule and following a hexagonal symmetry we reach the completion of the imageAnd. In total, the circles drawn in full are 19, with the centers arranged on 9 horizontal parallel lines, or viewable on 7 floors arranged in height with the highest represented by the central circle of the Flower and the others arranged in depth. If instead all the circles are counted, even those only partially represented, the count reaches a total of 30 complete circles. In this construction it is possible to see the symbol of the “Vesica Piscis” which is formed by the union of two circles with the same diameter, whose centers are each located on the circumference of the opposite circle. Then a third circle is added, of the same size, which has the center coinciding with the intersection of the first two, thus forming the symbol of the "Tripod of Life". The frame is also part of the image: it is made up of 60 triangles with curved sides, almost forming sails, with the rays being the extension of the 19 main circles.

History

It is one of the oldest symbols, shared by different and distant cultures, through different times and places. Despite these differences, the symbol has never been radically modified and there is a trace of this representation in the Assyrian and Egyptian civilizations. The best known is the one present in the temple of Abydos, in one of the oldest cities of Upper Egypt, which has the original shapes and proportions. Also present throughout the rest of the world starting from China in the "Forbidden City", in Japan represented in various temples, in India in the "Golden Temple" and also in Italy. We have traces of the representation on Etruscan artifacts from the 7th century, and on more recent buildings such as the Church of San Clemente in Rome or the Church of San Fermo Minore in Verona.

albero-della-vita

Tree of Life

Meaning

It contains within it various symbolisms, all of which can be connected to the cosmic concept of Creation and Cyclic Transformation of Nature. The whole design is inscribed in an open circular graphic with the Air flowing between the leaves and the roots, furthermore the play of solids and voids lets the tree breathe which gives us oxygen through chlorophyll synthesis. Observing the image we can highlight the sign of the Ankh, ancient Egyptian key of life, which forms in the center of the design in the trunk and in the main branches in the shape of a "T". The peculiarity is in the circular ring of the Ankh which doubles and is mirrored upwards becoming an 8. The tree with its trunk, branches, crown and roots is the direct representation of Man. Inside the trunk, where the branches cross, is the "Eye" rotated vertically, positioned at the height of the heart of the Man and the Tree, which is called the "Eye of the heart" or " Intelligence of the Heart". The Roots in this case recall the interweaving of Celtic knots, the frames and Leonardesque knots. Furthermore there is a flow of energy that connects the Roots to the Branches like the tree in the Garden of Eden, a symbol of the source of life and nourishment. The branches symbolize the "Heavens" and the roots the Origins of humanity. It is also a symbol of connection between Mother Earth and the Universe, in which the trunk represents the conjunction between the earthly and celestial planes: Man, like the tree, is the son of heaven, when he is a thinker, and of the earth, when he is the producer, and is the synthesis of one and the other, point of intersection and key of connection between all that is below with all that is above.

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The graphic forms of the Tree of Life are many and heterogeneous but the stylization of each type of representation leads, to the maximum simplification, to the formation of two triangles, with the points oriented towards the centre. The major bases of these triangles are one at the bottom and one at the top, almost forming an hourglass.

History

Sharing its origins with the symbol of the "Flower of Life" it is a very ancient symbol, spread all over the world through different cultures and eras. There is a trace of this representation in Celtic and Gaelic civilizations and cultures in which it was called Crann Bethadh. Present since the Sumerian cultures where it was a symbol of divine Creation in the myth of Inanna. She who planted the sacred Huluppu tree. It is also traced in America in the traditions of the ancient Cherokee. The tree of life has been handed down by different cultures in different places but transmits the same values of universal creation.

Il-Cubo-di-Metatron

Metatron's Cube

Meaning

It represents the will, the manifestation of the Divinity or of its will within the matters that belong to our World. Starting from the center, you can see a circle divided into 6 parts by 2 "Phi", one mirrored at the top and one at the bottom. It is the same one that, with curved lines, can be seen in the center of the Flower of Life. Starting from the 2D drawing we arrive at the representation of the Solids in 3 dimensionsensions: the pyramid, the cube, the tetrahedron and the other Perfect Solids. The point that forms in the center with the union of the 6 lines is the vertex of a pyramid with a hexagonal base, but it is also the corner of two cubes, one larger and one smaller. However, these cubes are not empty: inside them there are two high pyramids. Continuing, starting from the six triangles that have the outermost sides of the figure as a basis, it is possible to identify the representation of a Diamond seen from above, and the central point of the drawing becomes its point oriented in depth with respect to the figure. The 5 "Perfect Solids" and their interweaving are the two-dimensional visualization of all the shapes that known molecules can take. They therefore represent all the configurations that the matter that makes up the universe can have, displaying all the possible models of reality and creation.

surveyoretria

Formed by the representation of 13 spheres whose centers are united and connected by precise lines. The meeting of these Lines gives life to the three-dimensional representation of all 5 "Perfect Solids" or "Plato's Solids": the cube, the tetrahedron, the icosahedron, the dodecahedron and the octahedron. Focusing on the structure, they become visible by following the edges that start from the centers of the circumferences. Furthermore, for each of the Solids there is a double representation: a larger one starting from the 6 outermost circles and a smaller scale one with the innermost circles.

History

Very ancient symbol that historically has its origins in the symbol of the "Fruit of Life" and is connected in meaning to a reading of the Tree of Life in which the Archangel Metatron with his counterpart, the Archangel Sandalphon, hold the symbol of the 'Tree from the top and bottom respectively. The ancient origins of the Name start from Jewish oral traditions and the first transcriptions appear in the book of Zohar (book of Splendor) described as the Angel of the Lord. In the Christian tradition the same figure is identifiable in the Old Testament as the Archangel Michael and with the same meanings is also present in some aspects of Islam. It is a symbol of conjunction between man and the Divine, helping all those who are willing to take responsibility for their actions in the realization and achievement of their life task.

tao

Ying & Yang

Meaning

Among some of the most famous and used symbols is the symbolic representation of two different counterparts: "Yin" the black and "Yang" the white. Literally they can be translated from Chinese as "the sunny side of the hill" and "the shady side of the hill". They symbolize two opposing topics such as Day and Night, Black and White, Positive and Negative, Sun and Moon, Fire and Water, Passive and Active, Clear and Dark, Heaven and Earth. These two halves are not only in stark contrast but are also both necessary to allow the formation of the Circle, which is the representation of the Whole, of the Universe, of Perfection. The two smaller spheres that contrast with the half in which they are positioned also have an important aspect. In the light, white part there is a small portion of black, in the dark half vice versa. This symbolizes that there is not complete and mathematical purity in each of the two halves, but there is also a portion of the opposite "Element".

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It is built starting from a circumference with a sinuous line inside. This line is the representation of the two inscribed circles tangent to each other. At the central point of these two internal spheres, two other small spheres are built in turn. If two Yin Yang are mirrored one on top of the other, an 8 will form in the center. The coloring of the two halves is also part of the symbol: on the left there is the light part with its right counterpart which is represented dark. Finally, the small sphere at the top is clear and is in contrast to the small sphere at the bottom which is dark.

History

Symbol dating back to ancient Chinese philosophy, probably born from the observation of the day and night cycle. Two moments in contrast to each other but equally fundamental for the passing of the day and of life. It is the graphic representation of the perfect balance that reigns between opposing forces, in all that is material and spiritual.

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Yantras

Meaning

They are geometrically sinuous and harmonious figures which with their precise and refined shapes convey serenity and positivity. I can be catalysts for the concentration and meditation of those who stop to observe them. They are a symbol of all that is positive. Every single part, line or arc is in perfect harmony with all the others that make up the Yantra. They are designs that are found in Nature. For example by observing the center of the sunflower from above. Or visualizing magnetic fields with iron powder. They convey a sense of movement, going from the center to the outside and then reciprocally from the outside to the centre. It is always possible to find triangles, the basic and fundamental representation present in everything. Some of these are oriented inwards and some are oriented outwards, this gives a sense of movement and alternation, as in a harmonious frequency. Curved lines lead to the development of optics for reading a sphere, a surface that from 2D becomes 3D, like the reflections on the surface of a drop of water. The frame is a square with 4 "T", the Tao, which represents the trinity of Man. The set of these 4 trinity forms the 12: the complete year, the complete man, the cosmic man. These drawings are the mirror of the geometry we have inside.

surveyoretria

Symbol constructed from the central intersection of numerous arcs, developed clockwise and counterclockwise. All curves present have the same radius. There may also be a frame of geometric shape with an open rectangle built on each of the sides to form a T. To this starting graph can also be added series of concentric circles, which have as their radius the distance from the center of the symbol to the arc intersections.

History

They are symbols with precise geometries that have been used for a long time in the fields of dowsing and radionics. They have always had symbol and graphic values Emitters as catalysts for concentration and positivity. Aesthetically harmonious and geometric, they are dynamic symbols which have intense, dynamic and positive frequencies in their rhythms.

sri yantra

Sri Yantra

Meaning

The creation and balance of the universe are represented in the Sri Yantra. The central point, called "Bindu" is the geometric representation of the beginning of creation. Around this point the 4 upward oriented triangles represent 'Shiva' the male essence, balanced harmoniously by the remaining 5 downward oriented triangles representing 'Shakti' the female essence. The 43 smaller triangles that form from the intersections of the 9 main ones represent the "Cosmic Womb", the Universe.
This Yantra considered one of the most powerful Symbols ever has enclosed within it the meaning of harmonious birth and coexistence of male and female duality, evil and good, black and white which, however, is dispersed and integrated into the largest and most inhomogeneous completeness of the universe .

surveyoretria

Composed of 9 triangles inscribed in a circle of which its center is represented. Five triangles point downwards and the remaining four point upwards. It is often represented with one or two crowns of stylized lotus petals, respectively formed by eight and sixteen petals. The nine triangles in turn form another 43 smaller triangles.

History

It belongs to the category of YANTRAs, a Sanskrit word that has the meaning of "means", "instrument capable of promoting", which are in turn part of a wider category: the Mandalas. There is evidence of the oldest Sri Yantra in South India in the Vidyashankara temple at Sringeri in the state of Karnataka, dated to around 2500 years old. Even today it is widely used in India, China and Tibet as a symbol of good luck: it promotes abundance, helps to circumvent and overcome obstacles in achieving desires, catalyst for peace and harmony, promotes material and spiritual growth.

ankh

Ankh

Meaning

Famous for being one of the most widespread symbols in ancient Egypt with the meaning of Life and Eternity, it was often used together with two other symbols in the then common wish: "Life, Prosperity and Health", Ankh - Wedja - Seneb. Also called Key of Life or Ansata Cross, it has come down to us in some variants with slightly modified traits, but always carrying the same energies and values of good wishes, union, well-being and life. The highest part, formed by one of the most recurring figures in Sacred Geometry, is a circular section. The circle represents the Whole, the Perfection, the Completeness, the divine plan. This is placed and joined to the horizontal arm of the Tao which symbolizes the material plane in which man exists. The union of these two parts continues projecting and basing itself on the vertical arm of the T. This last element is "the product of the divine force which vivifies matter" (Giovanni Grasso) and which supports both superior entities. The precise proportion of the Tao assumes great importance: the union of the two extremities of the horizontal axis with the lower point of the vertical axis forms exactly an Equilateral Triangle. The triangle has always been a very important symbol for man, as a triune reality, trinity or connection with the divine. Like all sacred geometries, we can also easily find the Ankh Key in Nature both in the micro and in the macro. A curious example, very close to us, is visible in the "Polygon or Circle of Willis". This is the name given to the arterial anastomosis system which is located at the base of our braincase and is formed by the meeting of some large arteries that closely resemble that of the Ankh key. Another example in Nature is visible in the images of the earth's magnetic field deformed by the solar wind: the field lines thus draw a figure very close to the representation of the Ankh.

surveyoretria

Composed of two main elements, the circle and the Tao, it has a relatively simple geometric construction but its proportions are very precise, and each of its dimensions is created in relation to the others. As Giovanni Grasso writes in his study, "The Power of the Symbol", the entire figure of the Ankh can be inscribed in a Rectangle bearing the perfect Golden Proportion. The horizontal arm of the Key is drawn at a precise height: it is in fact the base of an Equilateral triangle with the main vertex oriented downwards and coinciding with the lower side of the golden rectangle. Above this horizontal axis of the Ankh, we finally find the circular part which conforms its dimensions so as to be completely inscribed in the same rectangle. It thus appears to be slightly flattened and not perfectly round. Another very important thing is the thickness of the two "arms" of the Tao: it is not the same along their entire length but becomes larger moving away from the center of the Key, identified at the meeting point between the circumference and the T.

History

To date, the oldest traces of representations or artifacts with the shape of the Ankh date back to predynastic Egypt, about 5170 years ago. We find it depicted in many Egyptian tombs, of pharaohs and beyond, brought as a gift by various deities with the meaning of eternal life. In writings and painted representations it was also used as a real amulet and instrument, held in the hand with the fingers inserted into the circle of the Ankh. Its traces cross history also in Roman culture where it was represented and used as a symbol of Fertility. It remains a known and widespread symbol even today in many modern and different cultures. Finally, we have traces of its ancient practical use: Ankhs were created with a mirror inserted in the upper circle, the most famous was found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. In fact, in Egyptian culture, life on earth was considered the mirror of the otherworldly life, and the mirror itself was considered an object capable of hiding mystical meanings. For example, during the Lantern Festival held in honor of the goddess Neith, oil lanterns were left lit throughout the night so as to create a mirror image of the Heavens on Earth, reflecting the stars in the sky.

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