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When did the name 'Sacred Geometry' first appear ?
January 19, 2013
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There is a long tradition of attributing great significance to the basic geometrical forms, but I suspect that this tradition has only recently acquired the name ‘Sacred Geometry’. Wikipedia has not caught up yet and basically says that Sacred Geometry is the use of geometry in church architecture. Does anyone know where the term was first used ? Care to speculate? Or perhaps quote some arcane Pythagorean text that uses an equivalent ancient Greek term?

December 15, 2013
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After doing a little research I have discovered that I don’t know who started calling it sacred geometry. Although we know that ancient civilizations like the Egyptians just to name one, knew the importance of sacred geometry and how it represents everything in nature as we know it. To call something sacred is to say it is of god. Ancient civilizations understanding the connection of this mathematical art to nature and therefore to god, in their own languages most likely called it sacred. So in the more modern ages when we translated those ancient text into English it read sacred geometry. Maybe the easiest way to find out is to research archaeologists who have deciphered ancient texts referring to sacred geometry. Sorry my text is a little random, have not had coffee yet today.

 

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February 4, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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This doesnt answer the question about when the term was first used but it does look at the oldest references we have for some of the core concepts 

February 7, 2014
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There were civilizations much older than Egypt that showed signs of understanding sacred geometry and also showed more of an advanced civilization. You look at the ancient Mayans/Incas or the Sumerian’s and many others there is evidence that they were more technologically and mathematically advanced than that of Egypt and the other more recent civilizations.

November 18, 2014
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“This doesnt answer the question about when the term was first used but it does look at the oldest references we have for some of the core concepts

Yeah @Tester that video is a good reminder of the origins of geometry, and no doubt it was considered sacred then … but it still seems to me the current English term ‘sacred geometry’ and whatever phrases it evolved from in other languages, is only a couple of hundred years old – maybe less.

The ancient Greeks apparently divided geometry into its practical and its philosophical aspects. I suspect that it was the Masons or Rosicrucians that first called it ‘Sacred Geometry’.

October 9, 2015
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Whew after months of this forum being offline I am finally getting it operational again 🙂

Regarding this question of the origins of the term Sacred Geometry –
It seems that during the renaissance there was a flourishing of interest in the importance of geometry.
Leonardo did 60 geometrical illustrations for De Divina Proportione, a three-volume work by his friend Luca Pacioli.
I strongly suspect that it was around this time that the concept of sacred geometry began to be popularized again.

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