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Name[edit]

Shouldn't it be "geometry" with lower-case?--ZooGuard (talk) 20:03, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Seems, according to that bonkers and awful-looking website linked in the article, Sacred Geometry is its full title. Cow...Hammertime! 20:07, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
Wikipedia suggests otherwise. WéáśéĺóíďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 20:51, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Changes[edit]

If anyone cares, I rearranged the piece to de-emphesize the vague use of "new age". Sacred Geo is not unique to western cultures, nor to middle ages. What new agers do with it, i don't really know, but not one link was to a "new age" page - whatever that means. Also, the "meanings" that were supposedly attributed by "new agers" are in fact meanings that have been attributed for some few thousand years. just saying. :-) Green mowse.pngGodot The ablity to breath is such an overrated ability 16:30, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

I'm thinking maybe it could be rearranged more. The huge paragraphs at the top could be moved into a titled section maybe. I'd also like to have a section dedicated specifically to "new age" stuff, which I've seen so much of (from the "crank magnetism" type people) on youtube. Brianpansky (talk) 19:22, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Platonic Forms[edit]

I made a minor edit expounding on the relationship between sacred geometry and Plato's theory of Forms, which was later removed. The section I am specifically addressing is These forms were thought to give insight into how the universe works, or at least symbolize some transcendental aspect of the universe. Specifically, the mathematical aspects of these forms means they will always be the way they are, by definition, no matter where or when one is. in which I added As described by Plato's theory of Forms.

A transcendental aspect of the universe? I wonder who's metaphysical theory describes just that.

Lets me note that the 5 platonic solids are also found within Sacred geometry (namely, Metatron's cube) which are also a prominent philosophy of (you guessed it!) Plato (Just in case the name platonic solid didn't give it away.)

The mathematical aspect of these forms are essentially what mathematical platonism describes. "The metaphysical view that there are abstract mathematical objects whose existence is independent of us and our language, thought, and practices". This would necessarily emcompass abstract geometric objects as well.

I also think this page would be better categorized under philosophy for the sheer fact that sacred geometry has existed centuries before the New Age movement, and for it philosophical background. ~ Æ 20:54, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Randall Carlson[edit]

Randall Carlson the self-proclaimed "renegade scholar" has been promoting all manner of woo for quite some time and seems to be involved with the Sacred Geometry International website (the owner?).

There doesn't seem to be a shred of criticism or debunking of his pseudo-science anywhere on the net but there's plenty of sites with long interviews. Most recently - http://disinfo.com/2014/05/randall-carlson-joe-rogan-wax-philosophic-atlantis-cosmic-destiny-mankind-cycles-catastrophe/

Randall is well documented on Twitter in his support and promotion of Mike Adams: A dangerous anti-vax and pseudoscience crank.

Conclusion[edit]

Is mathematics ever not science?--"Shut up, Brx." 15:46, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Cathedrals and King Solomon's Temple...[edit]

"were probably utilized sacred geometry" is not grammatical. But how to fix? this (reliable?) suggests something like "were probably knowledgable thanks to what was probably called sacred geometry". Yah!~ --BeKind (talk) 02:28, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

That's an artifact from an edit in mid 2013. Fixed. No idea about reliability of that source. Alec Sanderson (talk) 02:40, 22 November 2015 (UTC)