During my backpacking adventures through Asia and Australia in my early twenties I read an extraordinary book called the ‘the Alchemist’. I was mesmerized by the story. It was about a young boy that went on a journey and went through different stages of self development with the guidance of a old teacher. The book was filled with many philosophical themes.
One of the themes was the quest for enlightenment through the purification of the soul. The idea that all matter, from the simple minerals to complex organisms, had a single goal of attaining a higher state of being through the process of inner purification. The goal of all matter was to grow towards a higher goal of awareness.
I started reading more books on the subject of Alchemy which means a systematic worldview of matter and conscienceness in which the essence of base elements are changed into more enhanced and pure states through an alchemical process. I was fascinated by short phrases of powerful wisdom like:
As above so below
It means the interconnectedness of all matter in the universe embodied by the forms and patterns of ideal sacred geometry.
I started to read more about the geometry of the natural world. How it corresponded in form on different scales. How all was guided by the principles of logical order in different complexities. So during my travel I could see myself on a journey looking for spiritual growth. Searching for knowledge about the universe and my place and of humanity in it. And my quest to find the answers to the mysteries of existence in the universe has never stopped ever since.
This blog is my way of documenting the knowledge I have gained ever since.
14 thoughts on “Why I started studying sacred geometry”
Would like very much read the book”The Alchemist”.
Do you remember who is the author?
Novel by Paulo Coelho
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noun: alchemist; plural noun: alchemists
a person who practices alchemy.
“phosphorus was discovered by German alchemist Hennig Brand in 1669”
a person who transforms or creates something through a seemingly magical process.
“some highly imaginative tax shelters dreamed up by the accounting alchemists”
I follow your site and really enjoy watching you create these patterns. Your explanation is fascinating and adds to your drawings. I am an Australian who loves mandalas and sacred geometry and have studied philosophy at university while raising four boys with my wonderful husband. My practical love of mandalas has been through constructing ojo de dios under the guidance of Jay mohler( JaysMandalas) etsy. His mandalas are beautiful and intricate with a strong spiritual background.Anyway your site has inspired me to try drawing… a bit scary but exciting too. Thanks for your work.
I have spent the past three days watching your tutorials over and over again. I am so in awe of your mastery of geometry, but also fascinated by the beauty of your creations. I am just now studying the concept of mandalas and love how you create them. I am almost 70 years old, but still hold out hope that I can someday create one as moving as the ones you have done.
I found sacred geometry through overcoming my fear of math. Thanks for your tutorials!
I stumbled across you while looking for examples of natures spiral. I like your thinking and would love to read more. Thanks!
LOVE YOUR WORK, THANK YOUFOR INSPIRATION AND GUIDANCE! JANA
Thank you so much, I have found your drawing fascinating! Love them.
I have the illustrated version and also the written story of this book. My best friend, who is an artist in many mediums gave me a link to another site for mandalas and when I asked him why, he said he knew that I was stressed. That was the beginning for me…July 17, 2016. I now watch all of Dearings’ videos and have learned so much more. It has been hot here where I live in Canada and this is a good thing for me to do right now. FYI I will be 69 years old in October and baby brother and father both could draw. Now I feel like a real artist…Thank you Dearing for all your videos
Hi Suzette You’re welcome :)
Hello Dearing, I stumbled across your geometric drawing videos on youtube, in search of what is behind the Islamic mosques extraordinary tile designs as their expression of touching god. I also have always been facinated with natural patterns of growth found in the perfect spiral of a nautilus shell or the way a flower unfolds with symmetry with “instructions from within”. I am so pleased to find that you are not only gifted at drawing, but that you also understand the beautiful implications of sacred geometry, revealing the mystery of form and creation. Thank you! Janet
Would pay money for art if you could help?
The course has eight journals, but it seems the maximum number of journals that can be purchased is six, even as a gold member.