Everything – from the movement of the cosmos to the dance of a falling leaf to the inner workings of an atom – possesses a harmonious and measurable structure. So it’s not hard to see why so many ancient cultures attributed magical and spiritual symbolism to geometric patterns. Pyramids, spirals, mandalas, crosses and stars comprise just a small sampling of the sacred shapes employed by spiritual systems across the globe.
So, sacred geometry: cool concept, right? And it offers such pretty patterns! But, um…what do you, well, do with it?
Good question, and one asked by many a practically-minded magical practitioner. Certainly one I have asked myself in the past. And since I’ve found a few answers over the years, I thought I’d share some of them with you here.
Restructure Patterns with the Flower of Life
The flower of life (pictured) is a geometric pattern of intersecting circles that may continue infinitely in all directions. It can be visualized within anything (physical, energetic, or situational) in order to create a stronger, healthier, more coherent, and more harmonious structure. Also, because it’s infinitely expansive, it can be employed to expand projects or multiply wealth. Simply visualize the pattern filling anything you choose.
If you’re the calling-on-angels type, you can ask Archangel Metatron (the angelic expert in sacred geometry) to assist. Or, if you have a relationship with the ascended master Merlin (he’s a little choosier than Metatron about who he works with when), you might alternatively ask him for help with employing the flower of life.
Eat a Cinnamon Roll
Whirlpools, tornados, galaxies, seashells, and sunflowers: what do they all have in common? They – like so many other beautiful and powerful natural entities – possess a spiraling shape. (The sunflower’s seeds appear in a spiraling pattern at their center.) It’s no wonder that the spiral has been seen as one of the most powerful sacred geometrical shapes, and associated with such spiritual big guys as the Goddess, the cosmos, and the sun.
And there’s an easy (and delicious!) way to internalize the intense magical power of this shape: eat a cinnamon roll. Even better, send magical energy into a batch of them while they bake, then serve. Magical intentions with which to infuse them might include prosperity, luck, success, activation, blessing, or personal power.
Can I brag for a minute? I liked coloring books before they were cool. Specifically mandala coloring books. The minute I saw one on a bookstore shelf, I could sense that setting an intention and then coloring a mandala would be a powerful magical thing. And it is! In addition to the “coloring book stress relief” that is all the rage, coloring a mandala creates energetic shifts in consciousness and can restructure your whole momentum. Particularly when paired with a highly positive intention, such as “I am powerful,” “I am healed,” or “New avenues of possibility are everywhere for me now.”
(Want to get started on a mandala coloring book today? There’s certainly no shortage of them on Amazon.)
Do the Merkaba Meditation
Are you a magical overachiever? Or, have you been working magic 101 for a while and you’re ready to try something more advanced? The Merkaba Meditation – a detailed visualization involving a number of geometric shapes and number patterns – just might be for you. In addition to providing a deep spiritual and energetic purification, over time it powerfully shifts your vibration so that all your magic and manifestation work becomes noticeably swifter, easier, and more effective.
I first learned about the Merkaba meditation in Christopher Penczak’s excellent book Ascension Magic, where he provides a thorough description of, and guide to, this rather intricate practice. Performing it like a pro doesn’t happen overnight: it’s something you work toward. But if you feel drawn, it’s really worth it!
(Here’s Ascension Magic on Amazon so you can get started with the practice and learn a bunch of other cool stuff while you’re at it.)
Create a Crystal Grid
Crystals themselves are sacred geometry: both their microscopic crystalline structure and their more obvious physical shape. But you can also arrange them into a sacred geometrical pattern (usually a circular one, known as a mandala) for any conceivable magical intention. There are entire books and blog posts about how to do it, and go ahead and read one if you want. Or just set your intention, grab your crystal collection, and then use your intuition to create a geometric work of art that expresses and emanates that intention. Ultimately that’s all there is to it. Optional embellishments to the process would include setting the ambiance with candles, incense, and music, or using other natural items along with your crystals to create your mandala such as flowers, acorns, or pinecones.