Sacred geometry has been used in what is sometimes called sacred architecture because of the use
of the Golden Mean and Phi proportions seen throughout nature.
Mandalas are quite useful for a garden setting because they are two dimensional for the most
This Yantra to the left represents the spiritual path and the ascension process
to awakening found at the center. Through the outer gateways, one ascends levels of spiritual
unfoldment and eventually reaches Samadi or enlightenment.
Below is a courtyard that utilizes several forms of symbolism:
The gateway between the steps represents a key that unlocks the passageway
The steps represent ascending and aspiring towards spiritual fulfillment
The pool is in the shape of a cross, denoting the intersection of Heaven and Earth
The water is still allowing it to function as a reflection pool and in turn, reflecting Heaven and the
The centerpoint of the water is balanced by the four concical shrubs, representing triangles, fire and
pointing towards Heaven. Four is symbolic for the earth as it represents a square or rectangle with
four sides, grounding and balanced.
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