The study of sacred geometry has its roots in the study of nature, and the mathematical principles at work therein. Many forms observed in nature can be related to geometry; 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 sometimes interpreted in terms of sacred geometry and considered to be further proof of the natural significance of geometric forms.

In permaculture we take many of our design principles from nature.

Geometric ratios, and geometric figures were often employed in the design of ancient Indian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman architecture. Medieval European cathedrals also incorporated symbolic geometry. Indian and Himalayan spiritual communities often constructed temples and fortifications on design plans of mandala and yantra.

Many of the sacred geometry principles of the human body and of ancient architecture were compiled into the Vitruvian drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. 

Jo Gilles from Archisoul architects will lead a workshop on sacred geometry and how to bring this into your own home and garden. Smaller group work will be part of the workshop also.

Cost: $25, $20 members, concessions available. Bookings essential please contact:

Venue:  Collaroy Swim Club upstairs at Collaroy Life Saving Club,  1056 Pittwater Rd. entrance beach side at Collaroy Beach (please note this venue was not damaged by the recent high seas unlike much of Collaroy and Narrabeen).