the Vesica Piscis. Elearning
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Video description: Charles
Gilchrist introduces a root principle of Sacred Geometry, The Vesica Piscis.
The vesica piscis is a shape which is the intersection two circles of the
same radius, intersecting in such a way that the center of each circle lies on
the circumference of the other. The name literally means the bladder of the fish
in Latin. The shape is also called mandorla ("almond" in Italian).
Sacred geometry is geometry used in the design of sacred architecture and
sacred art. The basic belief is that geometry and mathematical ratios, harmonics
and proportion are also found in music, light, cosmology. This value system is
seen as widespread even in prehistory, a cultural universal of the human
condition. It is considered foundational to building sacred structures such as
temples, mosques, megaliths, monuments and churches; sacred spaces such as
altars and tabernacles; meeting places such as sacred groves, village greens and
holy wells and the creation of religious art, iconography and using ""divine""
proportions. Alternatively, sacred geometry based arts may be ephemeral, such as
visualization, sand painting and medicine wheels.