Date(s) - Feb 20 2016 - Feb 21 2016
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
The Art of the Compass Returns to Vancouver
How to Draw it? What it is?
Or how nature uses it to create the beautiful world around us?
February 20th and 21st, join artist and educator, Ari Lazer and find out! As Vancouver’s favourite Sacred Geometry class returns!
Through drawing, discussion and meditation, we’ll explore an amazing array of geometric wonder
Sacred Geometry Level I & II – The Shape of Creation – Feb. 20 & 21 in Vancouver, BC
Over the course of 2 days we will dive to the heart of geometry, and discover the hidden proportions of nature. Designed as a perfect introduction for people who are new to the subject, or an enrichment for those who already have a decent foundation – we’ll explore the harmonious framework underlying our physical reality, examining some of the most groundbreaking scientific studies of the last 40 years. From there, we pull out the compass and straightedge – and explore the art of sacred design in a tradition unchanged since ancient times. From beginning with the simple circle we’ll discover the amazing secrets of the flower of life, and how to yield just about any other geometric wonder in a handful of easy steps!
To begin the day we’ll explore the discoveries of western science over the past 40 years, and what they tell us about the shapes that matter and energy follow in our world. In lay-person’s terms, we’ll explore what vibrational physics, electro-magnetism, cymatics, DNA and holography can teach us about how we perceive the world around us, and how nature uses specific patterns to maximize energy efficiency, and create stable systems.
Starting with the circle, we yield a 6 fold geometry instantly. From this initial “Seed of Life” comes all the forms that we could possibly create. We’ll explore the history of the Seed and Flower of Life in ancient traditions, and explore through drawing how this 6 fold pattern gives birth to the torus, the vector equilibrium, and the 5 platonic solids.
3. The Perfect Number Phi-ve
Once we’ve had the opportunity to unpack triangles, squares and hexagons from the Seed of Life, we’ll explore the magic of the pentagon and its Golden Section – the ratio that is at the heart of all living systems. We’ll explore why and how life uses this ratio to grow, and how we can draw it.
4. The Platonic Solids
To close out the first day we’ll investigate the 5 regular geometric forms that are possible in 3 dimensions. Known commonly as the Platonic Solids, these forms structre the bonding of molecules, the orbits of the planets, and the electrical fields around the human body. We’ll explore how the 6 fold pattern of the Flower of Life folds and unfurls to create these objects, building our own in the making.
1. Geometric Meditation
If, as we discover in the first day, our brains, and bodies are designed to interpret the sensations of the outside world through geometric systems, what happens when we imagine geometries around our bodies? You’ll be surprised at how immediate and visceral the response can be. For those who are familiar with the Merkaba meditation, these visualizations are a simple and elegant first step to the more complex Merkaba practice.
2. Phi Ratio, Round 2!
We return to explore the magic of the Golden Ratio, as it relates to the larger platonic solids, the structure of the earth’s magnetic field, and the ancient sacred sites that we find mysteriously (or synchronistically) aligned with the lines of force of the earth’s Unified Vector Grid. We’ll also explore some more compass constructions to unpack the Golden Ratio.
In the 2nd half of day 2 we’ll dive into another magical geometric shape – the Star Cut Diagram, and Malcolm Stewart’s groundbreaking research into the intricate harmonies of an astoundingly simple shape. Out of this one figure come all the proportions we need to create the western musical scale, measure the ratios of the sun, moon, and earth, generate the Golden Section, and much, much more! A truly astounding addition to anyone’s geometric repertoire. Click here to see Stewart giving his own introduction to the topic.
4. Pyramids and Ancient Sacred Sites
We close out our 2nd day by exploring the most truly practical applications of geometry in the modern and ancient world. Why has the Russian Defence department built over 50 large pyramids across their country since 1990? What are the effects of these pyramids on crop health, rates of recovery from illness in Russia’s hospitals, on mitigating the power of winter storms? We’ll also explore how ancient pyramids, dolmens, and mounds could have been used to electrically enhance seeds and maximize crop fertility. A truly fascinating subject for people looking to put geometry to real practical use in our changing world.
** Participants in all workshops are asked to bring a drawing compass (some will be provided if you can’t find one), ruler, a notebook and pencils/pens, as we’ll be actively creating with our hands.
$200 for the weekend, $100 per day. $175 early bird pricing, if registered by Feb. 6th. Some student and low income spots available ($125 for the weekend). Contact us for more info.
If you need help signing up, please call us at 778-323-0053, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be happy to help.