Sacred Geometry In Cathedrals

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Sacred geometry connects natural patterns, designs, and structures to an overall sacred origin. This inseparable relationship between complex solidified values and generalized faithful concepts appears to be the unlikeliest duo. This mysterious relationship proved to be a huge attraction to many mathematicians, including Plato, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Leonardo da Vinci, and Johannes Kepler. However mathematicians today continue to seek evidence that complies with Plato’s cosmology, and “theory of everything”. Evidence lays everywhere we look, from rocks to flowers to human cells. The composition of basic organic forms reveals the very existence of sacred geometry and awaits to be revealed. This introduces an interesting perspective that everything we see as familiar can in one way or another be constructed from sacred geometry, making sacred geometry the blueprint for all creation. From breathtaking works of nature such as snowflakes, to incredible works of man such as cathedrals, their priceless beauty is expressed through solidified mathematical forms and values. Henceforth creating the …show more content…
These cathedrals seem to be reaching for the heavens as a contrast to more traditional english cathedrals which showcase length over height (Ramzy 146). These magnificent structures began to arise in France around the 12th century and continued to grow in popularity until the 16th century (Prina 1). A highly recognizable feature of gothic cathedrals are the use of flying buttresses - exterior structural support with connecting arches. Gothic Cathedral architecture was used to connect the “mathematical nature of the universe” (Ramzy 135) to the divine heavens. Three excellent examples of this include the Sagrada Familia Basilica, the Milan Cathedral, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. I will be analyzing these three well known cathedrals to break down several sacred geometric

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