Welcome to the Sacred Geometry Academy
The sacredness of geometry is something to experience.
For millennia geometers have been trying to reconcile the square and the circle, by length or area, trying to bring these two penultimate symbols of straight and curved, rational and transcendental, known and unknowable, together.
Even though it was proven in the 19th century that “squaring the circle” exactly is impossible, that didn’t stop geometers from continuing to find approximations because the drive to square the circle is part of the human soul. It is the desire to reconcile opposites, to find balance within duality and bring order from chaos.
Geometry can be considered from at least three viewpoints. First as a technical exercise mostly serving industrialization. Secondly as a purely mathematical function. Thirdly, and most importantly, as a science of the soul. This has to be performed with the human hand and is fundamental to a deeper understanding of the Platonic wisdom tradition. Geometry is only fully understood by doing it. -Keith Critchlow