Sacred Geometry and the Art of Sacred Space Vancouver May 4th and 5th 2019
Join geometer, artist, and educator Ari Lazer as we explore the art and science of the natural world. From seashells to spiral galaxies, the orbits of the planets to the structure of our DNA, we’ll look at all the many places where geometric patterns show up in nature – and what this hidden language of form has to share with us.
From there we’ll pull out our compasses and learn the essentials of this ancient art form: how all the patterns in geometric art spring to life out of the circle. Starting from the Seed of Life, we’ll learn the fundamentals of creating beautiful, living mandalas that enshrine the same patterns as nature.
To begin the day we’ll explore the discoveries of Western science over the past 40 years, and what they tell us about the shapes that matter and energy follow in our world. In lay-person’s terms, we’ll explore what vibrational physics, electro-magnetism, cymatics, DNA, and holography can teach us about how we perceive the world around us, and how nature uses specific patterns to maximize energy efficiency, and create stable systems.
Starting with the circle, we yield a 6-fold geometry instantly. From this initial “Seed of Life” comes all the forms that we could possibly create. We’ll explore the history of the Seed and Flower of Life in ancient traditions, and explore through drawing how this 6-fold pattern gives birth to the torus, the vector equilibrium, and the 5 platonic solids.
3. The Perfect Number Phi-ve
Once we’ve had the opportunity to unpack triangles, squares and hexagons from the Seed of Life, we’ll explore the magic of the pentagon and its Golden Section – the ratio that is at the heart of all living systems. We’ll explore why and how life uses this ratio to grow, and how we can draw it.
4. The Platonic Solids
To close out the first day we’ll investigate the 5 regular geometric forms that are possible in 3 dimensions. Known commonly as the Platonic Solids, these forms structre the bonding of molecules, the orbits of the planets, and the electrical fields around the human body. We’ll explore how the 6-fold pattern of the Flower of Life folds and unfurls to create these objects, building our own in the making.
Day 2: The Art of Sacred Space
Starting from our new understandings of the natural world, we’ll begin to explore how these principles can allow us to create sacred space.
We’ll explore the basics of the earth’s electromagnetic field, and the ancient practice of temple building: how and where the ancients built their temples, why they aligned them the way that they did, and the very measurable effects these principles have on health, healing, and the fertility of the land.
We’ll investigate ancient understandings of number, and what qualities different numbers held. From 1-10 we’ll explore the hidden essence of ancient numbers, as it pertains to the art of sacred space, temple building, and wisdom traditions. So that when it comes to crafting our sacred space we can utilize these principles in a good way.
3. Crystal Gridding – the Art of Living Stone –
From this foundation, we’ll spend our whole afternoon investigating different ways to work with stones and crystals to create coherent energetic fields that inspire, uplift, and energize our world. Through a series of hands-on activities, we’ll build our own small grids, hone our listening, and learn how to create different qualities of energy, just by moving a handful of rocks around!
Course Runs May 4th and 5th, from 11am-5:30pm. in Vancouver, BC.
As the workshop is hands on, participants are asked to bring a blank notebook, or blank paper for drawing on, a drawing compass, a ruler, and some pencils and pens (multiple colours are great).
Course Cost: $295 for the weekend, $245 earlybird rate (until April 20th).
Some student and low-income spots available. If you have any questions, or to apply for the low-income rate, feel free to contact Ari for more info at 778-323-0053, or email: [email protected].