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Sacred Geometry and Numbers
God is a great mathematician and mathematics applies to our entire universe.
Geometric patterns can be seen in microscopic DNA and throughout the cosmos in planetary orbits.
Even, fractals or fragmented geometric shapes can be found in nature, ranging from lightning bolts to snow flakes.
So, mankind has historically regarded and incorporated geometry (specifically, "sacred geometry") into religious art,
architecture, music and symbols. In art, sacred geometry can easily be seen in mandalas, yantras and medicine wheels.
In architecture, sacred geometry can be seen in ancient architecture including the pyramids, temples, cathedrals and altars.
In music, sacred geometry and its harmonizing effect can be heard in various mantras, Gregorian chants and healing music.
In Greek culture, Plato assigned 5 geometric figures to represent the elements:
Tetrahedron (with 4 triangular sides) for fire,
Cube (with 6 square sides) for earth,
Octahedron (with 8 triangular sides) for air,
Dodecahedron (with 12 pentagram sides) for ether/spirit,
and Icosahedron (with 20 triangular sides) for water.
These 5 geometric figures are usually referred to as the Platonic Solids" and
are the blueprint for the crystal patterns and their variations in minerals around the world.
Furthermore, there are peculiarities between mathematics and ancient religions being discovered.
For example, archeologists have discovered that ancient churches and other holy sites were built on ley lines,
which are straight lines. These ley lines were often located over "holy" underground streams and
other places with strong magnetic currents.
In many religions, certain numbers are regarded as sacred. While base 10 may not be used throughout the universe and
computers normally use base 16 (hex) or base 8 (octal) in their internal code,
base 10 is the most appropriate for planet Earth and mankind having 10 fingers and 10 toes to count with.
In base 10, some of the sacred numbers include 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,12,90,108,120,144,180,240,252,270,360,....
Note the various numbers that are divisible by 9.
In many of the major Eastern religions, the number 108 (which is divisible by 9) is very sacred.
A full mala necklace has 108 beads to help count the number of times a mantra should be repeated during meditation.
There is also the sacred Phi, which has no exact value (approximate value = 1.61803...) and pi (3.14...).
The Phi ratio is the basis for the Fibonacci sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, etc. ...,
in which the numbers are the sum of the two digits before it (starting with 0 and 1) and
a general rule for plants and animals how to grow.
The number pi is the number of times the radius of a circle fits into the circumference.
Besides the existence of sacred numbers, there is the art of numerology.
Numerology is one of the lesser known, but important metaphysical sciences that can be used for divination.
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