For the Love of Sacred Geometry
with special guest Nathan Wiles
Deepen your connection with and appreciation for sacred geometry and learn how it is interwoven into the design and experience of labyrinths.
Sacred Geometry is reflected in the patterns and proportions of the universe, our bodies and the labyrinth itself. Discover how stepping into a circle instills sacred space and tracing a meandering pathway evokes sacred time. Together we’ll explore how labyrinths combine the archetypal forms of a circle, spiral, and cross with switchbacks, meanders, and alternation to create a centering journey of intrinsic harmony and balance.
We’ll study how sacred geometry is reflected in Classical, Medieval, and Contemporary Labyrinth designs and consider how to best reflect these principles in designing and building labyrinths. A slideshow of exemplary sites and labyrinth artists from around the world will inform and inspire a discussion of the value and potential of sacred geometry for connecting to our inner and outer world.
Special guest Nathan Wiles shares how he uses sacred geometry in the design and installation of labyrinths. He expresses his love of Fibonacci and Lucas numbers and provides examples of sacred geometry patterns on his farm in Vermont. This survey course was recorded live on Zoom in August of 2022. Note: this is a survey course providing an overview of sacred geometry and its relationship to labyrinths. Step by step instructions on drawing sacred geometry or creating designs is not included.
Lars Howlett is a master labyrinth designer and builder creating exact replicas of Classical or Medieval patterns using sacred geometry and firsthand research from historic sites around the world. He is a Veriditas Faculty member and Certified Advanced Facilitator trained by Lauren Artress at Chartres Cathedral and former apprentice to master builder Robert Ferre. For fifteen years, Lars has created labyrinths as interactive art installations, the practice of mindfulnesss and personal transformation. Lars teaches the popular drawing class and construction workshop at Veriditas Summer School each year. Follow his work at www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com and facebook.com/discoverlabyrinths
Start01 - Introduction and Design Tasting (13:40)
Start02 - What is Sacred Geometry? (22:44)
Start03 - Drawing Sacred Geometry & Book Recommendations (24:59)
Start04 - Our World of Sacred Geometry with Nathan Wiles (37:23)
Start05 - Sacred Geometry of Labyrinths (22:44)
Start06 - Creating Labyrinths with Sacred Geometry with Lars & Nathan (24:30)
Start07 - Exemplary Uses of Sacred Design (22:02)
Start08 - Summary & Conclusion (9:39)