within the ancient art and science of Geometry lies a beautiful and
mysterious system of forms that has fascinated philosophers
and sages from all spiritual traditions since antiquity. In this
particular Foundation Course we invite participants to awaken their
own deeper levels of perception and to access the golden key of Sacred
Geometry to unlock secrets encoded in the sacred symbols of China.
This multifaceted course integrates hands-on geometric drawing with
dynamic multimedia presentations and invites students to explore the
harmonic balance of Heaven and Earth, Form and Emptiness, Science and
Spirituality, Mastery and Mystery, Yin and Yang.
Through this dynamic foundation course you will:
Develop a deeper understanding of the connection between Feng Shui
principles and Sacred Geometry
Gain proficiency in the classical skills of architectural compass
drawing through meditative geometric practices and individual instruction
Draw a series of traditional Chinese geometric patterns and designs
to include in your own portfolio
Explore how these archetypal geometric patterns
and designs can be effectively applied to one’s personal
and professional life.
Just remain at the center of the circle
And let all things take their course. -Lao Tzu
In this course, the content focus is:
the hidden fractal and holographic geometries embedded in the Yin
Yang and how they relate to modern science and principles of design
Exploring the secret of how the Yin Yang is a multidimensional
template (or map) for understanding geomagnetism and other core elements
of Feng Shui
Discovering how the flow of chi integrally relates to the Yin Yang
form through the principles of Sacred Geometry
Investigating how the Yin Yang is intimately related to the resonant
proportions and symmetries of human anatomy
Exploring the mysteries of Squaring the Circle and the harmonics
of balancing Heaven and Earth
Learning advanced construction techniques of the Ba Gua and other
classic geometric symbols of China with architectural compass and
Developing a sensory, kinesthetic 3-D geometric experience of these
primordial patterns and flow-forms
Zooming in on the toroidal and vortex geometries of ancient Chinese
imagery and exploring how they reveal the living geometries of Nature
Day I Circle and Square
path begins with a multi-media glimpse of the rich culture of ancient
China and its cosmology. With Heaven Above, Earth Below,
the deep geometries of Nature and the Universe are discovered embedded
in art, architecture, astronomy, sacred measure, navigation, alchemy,
Throughout this course we explore
the traditions of Taoism. Buddhism, and Confucianism and how the relationship of Human to Cosmos
was an elemental expression of the Chinese culture.
The primary tools of architectural
compass and straight edge are at the heart of geometry. Throughout history, geometers
have been initiated into the meditative art of geometric drawing
as a spiritual practice and a practical skill. In this session we
participate in this ancient tradition through drawing the archetypal
forms of Circle and Square. We
develop our confidence and skill level by progressing to more complex
forms such as The Hexagonal Matrix, the Yin Yang and the Lo Shu Magic
Day II The Octagon and Other Key Geometric Forms
The Tao gives birth to One.
One gives birth to Two.
Two gives birth to Three.
Three gives birth to the Ten Thousand Things. -Lao Tzu
This session begins with a comprehensive
multimedia presentation on Sacred Number, the Lo Pan Compass, the
Ba Gua, the I Ching, the Five Elements and other key geometric patterns
in Chinese cosmology. We
will explore the pentagon and the Five Elements as well as octagonal
geometries and how they all arise from the Yin Yang. Using advanced
compass skills we will construct the Ba Gua and other complex forms
and explore how they are interrelated. We will examine the geometric
aspects of the Lo Pan Compass as well as the Sacred Geometry of the
seasons and cycles of time in Chinese Astronomy.
Day III Yin Yang
Being and Non-Being create each other… -Lao Tzu
Tai Chi, known in the west as the Yin Yang, is a familiar symbol that
embodies the philosophy of non-dualism or complementarity. Its
key principles of polarity and harmony as well as cyclic and wave motion
are reflected throughout the cosmos. We will explore this archetypal
geometric form found throughout Chinese culture through a unique multi-media
presentation and discussion.
By meditatively drawing variations
of the Yin Yang with
tools we will explore the principles and pathways of Fractal, Toroidal,
and Vortex Geometries and how they map the phenomena of Electromagnetism,
Chi, Human Anatomy, and Primordial Chi Kung Geometric Movements.
"Geometry has two great treasures:
one is the theorem of Pythagoras, the other the division of a line
into mean and extreme ratios, that is the Golden Mean. The first way
may be compared to a measure of gold, the second to a precious jewel."
-Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
Day IV Squaring the Circle and Cubing the Sphere
of the oldest puzzles in human history is how to construct a square
and circle that have equal perimeter or area. This problem has fascinated
mathematicians all over the world for centuries leading to the mystery
of pi and representing something that appears logically impossible.
Like a Zen koan, this level of paradox can invite the mind to transcend
the rigidity of logic and arrive at a deeper level of meaning.
Heaven as Circle and Earth as Square, this ancient riddle expresses
an underlying aspect of the whole of Chinese cosmology that points
towards the relationship of Emptiness and Form; Spirit and Matter.
Our multimedia presentation explores how this paradox is woven throughout
Chinese art and architecture.
In truest Taoist fashion, our final
day brings us full circle back to where we began…in Mystery. How can our sacred geometer’s
tools resolve this ancient riddle?
Using a variety of Advanced Geometric construction
techniques, we will demonstrate that: The Tao is filled with infinite
Througout these 4 days we will also be exploring:
Art, Color, & Design
The relationship between Geometric Design & Architecture
The Golden Proportion in Nature, Art and Architecture
We will take a pictorial tour of
key geometric shapes and symmetries
that form the blueprint of our world from the macrocosmos to the microcosmos.
A look at images of the human body and how the golden proportion
is an elemental aspect of our human make-up.
How the laws and principles of geometry surround us in our everyday
geometric shapes and symmetries that occur in Nature, by observing
leaves, blooms, and other natural formations
Get to know the Geometer‚s Tools- exploring
with Compass and Straight Edge
Reflection, Discussion and Time to digest your feelings and thoughts.
Connecting with Geometry as a deep
spiritual pathway to understanding who you are - what is the purpose of “Being Here Now” and
the insights into Universal Philosophy
The Knowledge of which Geometry aims
Is knowledge of the Eternal. Plato, Republic VII, 52
Geometry is One and Eternal,
Shining in the Mind of God.
That share in it accorded to men
Is one of the reasons that Man Is the Image of God.
There was something formless and perfect
Before the Universe was born.
It is serene. Empty.
Solitary. Eternally present.
It is the mother of the Universe.
For lack of a better name,
I call it the Tao.