What Does Sacred Geometry have to do with Your Body?

I’m not an expert in sacred geometry but I am fascinated by the fact that certain complex mathematical patterns appear repeatedly in nature. They arise in plant life, animal behavior and insect patterns as if by magic.

Now, I’m not one to claim that aliens constructed the pyramids, or that the medieval cathedrals are the work of the Illuminati, but one does have to admit that the idea that nature incorporates certain mathematical sequences into it’s creations is fascinating. It’s no surprise that the phenomenon has fascinated occultists and conspiracy theorists. 

If you happen to have Netflix or access to Amazon Video you can watch a great documentary on sacred geometry called: The Code.

For the purpose of this post I will give a brief, Wikipedia explanation of the phenomenon. Wikipedia explains: 

A Nautilus Shell

“The study of sacred geometry has its roots in the study of nature, and the mathematical principles at work therein.[4] [ … ] for example, the chambered nautilus grows at a constant rate and so its shell forms a logarithmic spiral to accommodate that growth without changing shape.

Also, honeybees construct hexagonal cells to hold their honey. These and other correspondences are [ … ] considered to be further proof of the natural significance of geometric forms.”

Throughout time, scientists, religious figures artist and philosophers have studied sacred geometry in the belief that some great mystery lay within these natural mathematics. 

Medieval Cathedrals often incorporated sacred geometry into their architecture. Egyptian art also puts a heavy emphasis on geometric forms (the pyramids being an obvious example) and their grasp of mathematics has long been considered “mystical” in it’s sophistication. Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man drawings were his attempt to incorporate the principals of sacred geometry into a depiction of the ideal the human body. 

Ideal Body Proportions

Symmetry has long been considered a desirable trait in human features. Studies have shown that even infants are more attracted to symmetrical faces than non-symmetrical ones.

Also, although the “ideal” body changes over time, a low waist-to-hip ratio has been related to attractiveness across time and culture. 

According to Wikipedia: “research shows that a waist-hip ration (WHR) for a female very strongly correlates to the perception of attractiveness. […] Women with a 0.7 WHR (waist circumference that is 70% of the hip) are rated more attractive by men in various cultures” 

The article goes on to state that Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, and the Venus de Milo all share this magic ratio. This number has been associated with fertility (for perhaps it indicates a more fertile woman) and also with health. 

if you are wondering how to calculate your own ration your own waist to hip ratio, I recommend this article from healthline.com:  https://www.healthline.com/health/waist-to-hip-ratio

It is also helpful to remember that while the underlying math may remain constant, the desirable shape and weight of women changes throughout time and is different across cultures.

Furthermore, although I stated earlier that humans generally find symmetrical faces more attractive than less symmetrical ones, when presented with a perfectly symmetrical face (which has to be generated by a computer) people actually have a negative reaction. They find it cold and inhuman-essentially, creepy. 

I think that the quickest route to attaining an “ideal” body is through health, which theoretically gets the body closest to functioning the way that nature intended it to. If nature is powerful and mystical enough to create a perfectly geometric nautilus shell, than optimizing your own physical system is sure to bring you closer to the ideal.

I hope to bring you more info on this subject, and how you can make body geometry work for you as this blog unfolds. Have a magical day!