Sunday, 2 September 2018

Sacred Developments In A New Age


Dear Reader,

It is always marvellous to me how a train of thought leads me to something new or magnifies the topic even more. This past week has been a very good example of that.

In my previous post, I alluded to 'sacred geometry'. Now (for those not familiar with the topic) sacred geometry is an extremely ancient system of design that has given rise to the basis of design of virtually all the genuine temples, mosques and cathedrals in the world. Those buildings - as places of worship to the Almighty - are designed in such a way so as to bring to those premises the full powers of the natural energies of the universe, bringing with them uplifting and healing power - particularly of the soul. Chartres Cathedral is just one magnificent example. 

An example of a practitioner in this method has been Professor Keith Critchlow, a great practitioner of sacred geometry for over half a century. He is a polymath, an artist, lecturer, author, and professor of architecture in England and Professor Emeritus at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts in London. He has designed many great buildings, including the great Sathya Sai Super Speciality Hospital in India, and mosques etc.

It was a friend of Keith Critchlow's - the late John Michell - who highlighted to me the importance of sacred geometry in ancient sites such as Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid through his publications in the 1970s. At that time I did not think it being more than an esoteric yet whimsical notion of little practical purpose in the modern age. But I have been proved to be very wrong.

The topic of sacred geometry has come more and more to the forefront in the last two decades or so. It may not be present in the general public's perception, but it is there, and there is no doubt as to its significance and a pointer to how architecture will develop in the New World that is around the corner.

The 'Flower of Life' geometry - the basis of much.
"What 'New World' is this?", you say.

Only six years ago there was a mild panic when the world became very aware that the Mayan Calendar was to reach its end in December, 2012. People said that it would be the end of the world, but - as always - nothing of that nature occurred. But what did happen is that planet Earth made a spiritual shift of vital importance, and that is taking us - through all the current chaos and crisis - to a New Age. Christians would say this New Age is the second coming of Christ.

In this New Age, man will have a need to reach into a new spiritual dimension and faculties such as sacred geometry will be one of the tools that will bring man into closer alignment with God's creation and the Almighty himself. As it is, in fact, already doing and has been for some time now.

The time is coming closer for us to have to change. And part of that will be to recognise our dependence on Mother Nature - and the whole universe - and we will have to stop treating our world as though it is there for us to play with as we like, which attitude has given rise to all the environmental issues and climate change that is now upon us.

This past week I have suddenly grasped how much has been going on behind the scenes in these last few decades to help us all into this New Age.

I wish everyone well in this venture.

Thank you for reading this.