Syncretism in Religion: Forms and Color

"Wherever there is matter, there is geometry." Johannes Kepler, German mathematician and astronomer (1571-1630)


6/14/20232 min read

My journey through the intricate connection between art, numbers, and geometry has been a revelatory adventure. Along this journey, I found myself immersed in the fascinating world of syncretism, where I discovered that forms and symbols shared by diverse cultures tell similar stories. In particular, syncretism in religion intrigued me—a historical constant that has kept these symbols and forms alive throughout time.

Sacred geometric patterns, resonating both in art and religion, seem to speak a universal language, one that points towards a common direction despite the various paths it may take. This led me to discover similarities with music, which follows its own patterns and rules and is governed by fractality.

Various ancient traditions and cultures attribute profound symbolic and spiritual meaning to certain geometric forms. These forms represent universal concepts and fundamental principles present in the order of the universe.

For example, the circle symbolizes wholeness, perfection, and eternity. The triangle, on the other hand, can represent the Trinity in many religions, while the square and the cube symbolize stability and materiality. These sacred geometric forms can be found in religions and spiritual traditions around the world, from the architecture of ancient temples to the symbols used in religious rituals.

Interestingly, the relationship between the proportions and geometric patterns of our DNA chain and the principles of sacred geometry suggests a potential connection between science and spirituality.

At the intersection of all these fields, we find that music and color are not far removed from these universal patterns. In our next encounter, we will delve even deeper into the universe of sacred geometry and its presence in all facets of our lives. From the straight and curved lines of our buildings to the abstract shapes in a painting, from the mathematical melodies in music to the encoded sequences in our own DNA, sacred geometry manifests in unimaginable ways. And if we pay attention, we begin to see these connections everywhere, interwoven in the symphony of life itself.


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Alberto Rubio