Mandala Monday – 10 Photos of Nature’s Sacred Geometrical Mandalas

I am always struck by the stunning ways that nature displays itself and no more so than in examples of sacred geometric forms. According to Wikipedia “Sacred geometry is the geometry used in the design and construction of religious structures such as churchestemplesmosques, religious monumentsaltarstabernacles; as well as for sacred spaces such as temenoisacred grovesvillage greens and holy wells, and the creation of religious art. In sacred geometry, symbolic and sacred meanings are ascribed to certain geometric shapes and certain geometric proportions, according to Paul Calter and others.”

“According to Stephen Skinner, the study of sacred geometry has its roots in the study of nature, and the mathematical principles at work therein.[3] 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.”

Here are a few stunning examples of sacred geometry in plant forms, nature’s sacred geometrical mandalas:

Sunflower

Sunflower

Photo by: Luca Postpischl

 

Lobelia

Lobelia

Photo by: George F. Mobley

 

Pinecone

Pinecone

Photo by: Bokkenpoot

 

Hoya Aldrichii

Hoya Aldrichii

Photo by: John Tann

 

Dahlia

Dahlia

Photo by: amazon2008

 

Lily Pad

Lily Pad

Photo by: imgkid.com

 

Echinacea

Echinacea

Photo by: jlev

 

Camelia

Camelia

Photo Credit: Robbie

 

Aloe

Aloe

Photo by: namraka

 

Cabbage

Cabbage

Photo by: Epochalypse 

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