The cosmological aspect of Harmony appears as early as 1000 BC in a Hindu sacred text on Magic, Mind and Spells. The belief system explains where various levels of life correspond to the Tones, (the language of the stars).
The Pythagorean school declared the law of number to be the main law in the universe, audible in the ratios of musical scores, as well as in the inaudible music of celestial bodies – known as the Harmony of the Spheres.
The Harmony of the Spheres incorporates the metaphysical principle that mathematical relations express qualities of tones of energy which manifest in numerical ratios, visual angles, shapes and sounds – all connected within a pattern of divine proportion.
Einstein’s belief in the universal law of harmony within the Evolution of Physics confirms that without belief in the inner harmony of the world, there could be no science. Belief is and always will remain the fundamental motive for all scientific creation.
Subsequently Plato described astronomy and music as the study of sensual recognition – astronomy for the eyes, music for the ears, and both of numerical proportion.
Plato as a creator of both the soul and matter, was often described as a craftsman, a builder, an architect, able to transform the chaotic matter into a harmonious form. Many of the later architectural theorists made reference to this metaphor which sanctioned the use of musical ratios in architecture.
The ancient function of the Architect or Artist was to express in material form, insights into a higher spiritual reality, thus making those insights available to others. With the return of Sacred Architecture we recognise the vital importance of the Arts, and of the Architect as Artist, Musician and Magician.
As Architectural practice drew further away from the Ancient canon of order and proportion, the disconnection of mans instinctive roots and his relationship to the earth, to the sky, to the elements of his materials existence, resulted in a challenged society built on disharmony and discontent, this had an unfortunate effect on his intuition and spiritual awareness.
The dawn of the New Age, will unfold a major shift in society, science, and religion, such a shift will result in an awakening of consciousness and the ancient way of perceiving reality. This will bring about a “Reconnection of the Spirit” effecting the way we connect with ourselves and each other. Architecture will be ecologically aware, relating man to his instinctual roots and being, this will be felt through our intuitive levels of awareness, a freedom of the mind expressed in the order of balance and harmony, reflected within Harmony of the Spheres.
The duty of an Architect had once been to build the temple of man/women, and that temple was the human environment. Every structure that rose upon the face of the earth was designed to reflect the order, the mystery, and the magical powers inherent in the cosmos. Architecture was then the art of connecting mans spiritual consciousness into the fabric of the environment that we create for ourselves in which to work, play and evolve.
The Vesica Piscis
The Vesica Piscis is a shape that is the intersection of two circles with the same radius, intersecting in such a way that the center of each circle lies on the circumference of the other. The name literally means the “bladder of a fish” in Latin. The Vesica Piscis is often equated to polar opposites found within balance and creation.
The Mother of all Forms
The Vesica Piscis is also used as proportioning system in architecture, in particular Gothic architecture. The distinct Feminine curves of Gothic architecture, is evident in parts of the ancient world. This is said to be the work of the original Knights Templar in a time when the divine feminine codes of sacred geometry were anchored into the earth by the guardians of the feminine.
Language of the Stars
At the heart of the Ancient Mysteries lies the source of creation, we are now awakening to and remembering these ancient living traditions, the study of geometry has revealed a language of patterns, size, shape, position, and divine proportion known as the five platonic solids, shapes that activate an inner experience a profound sense of interconnectedness aligning us to the whole, from deep within the subatomic to the galactic levels connecting us through harmonic ratios and sacred spirals in accordance with the elemental flow of life. The Golden mean or Divine Proportion is the original definition of beauty and perfection within ourselves, and thus reflected in nature, art and architecture, symbolism and the world as we know it.
The Golden Ratio, or Divine Proportion
The Golden Ratio, or Divine Proportion, is the spiral of existence, the pattern of creation a biologic and spiritual principle allowing waves of energy to turn around (spiral) and re-enter themselves (implode), creating perfect compression (fractal) that is necessary for a balanced distribution of energy.
Divine Proportion the bond that holds everything together through ratio, resonance, sound and harmony at all levels, from DNA, plants, animals, humans and the solar system, to music, pyramids and hurricanes the golden ratio is in everything.
The Awakening of consciousness sees the ancient way of perceiving reality in its purest form, a “Reconnection of the Spirit” effecting the way we connect with the land, ourselves and others, food and shelter will be ecologically aware, relating man to his instinctual roots and being, this will be felt through our intuitive levels of awareness, expressed in the order of balance and harmony.