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Invoking The Infinite Sacred Geometry Understanding Phi, Numerology, Visionary Pathways and the Divine Blueprint.
A Life Less Ordinary Buddhist Nun Ayya Yeshe talks about daily life in the slums of Nagpur and the Bodhicitta Foundation.
Lia Scallon discusses the release of her new album and how she became the caretaker of the Luminous Pearl.
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WELCOME TO SAGE MAGAZINE Welcome to Sage Magazine…. a dynamic, digital, interactive experience – visually and audibly exhilarating, with a powerful purpose to transcend all feelings of separateness and serve to empower and awaken the ‘soul traveller’ with insights to illuminate our magnificent journey on this breathtaking planet! Sage is a platform for infinite possibility and heightened awareness, where we all have an intention to collectively contribute to harmony and well-being on a global scale, through a willingness to be informed and to share our own personal magic as healers, joy-bringers, teachers and awakeners. As Shayne and I followed a very deep inner knowingness to create the inaugural blueprint for Sage, we saw a very beautiful synergy emerge to highlight the very blueprint of creation, that is Sacred Geometry. Feeling incredibly guided in this process we immediately bonded to the work of visionary artist Francene Hart, felt our spirit ignite and expand to a higher vibrational frequency found in the vocals of Lia Scallon and our hearts truly open and embrace the selfless acts of service in the slums of Nagphur, India by Buddhist nun Ayya Yeshe. Charles Virtue, Ben Lee, Dr Greer, Jeff Warrick, Laurie Baum and Anne Hartley all share their radiant wisdom like the Golden Ratio threads in a tapestry of Oneness. Shayne and I pray peace, healing and togetherness to all the soul travellers who are beacons of light, illuminating the road less travelled with love, compassion and consistent acts of kindness. Blessings of bliss to all of you…..
Editor Tanya Allison | Heart Whispers www.heartwhispers.com.au
Tanya Allison | Shayne Locke | Charles Virtue Anne Hartley | Alison Taafe | Lia Scallon Laurie Baum
Publisher and Art Design Shayne Locke | Liquid Digital Marketing www.liquiddigitalmarketing.com Digital Production Peter Campbell | My Entertainment www.thatsmyentertainment.com
Sponsors Phoenix Distribution Leigh Wood www.phoenixdistribution.com.au
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Lia Scallon The Luminous Pearl
The Life of Ayya Yeshe
Ben Lee Welcome To The Work
2013 predictions With laurie Baum
sacred geometry By Shayne Locke & Tanya AlLison
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sacred geometry ”The world around us is a world of numbers― numbers that spell life and harmony. They are organized by the geometry of figures, all related to one another according to a sublime order, into dynamic symmetry. ” Paul Jacques Grillo - French Architect
The Mechanics of Sacred Geometry Life is an amazing journey that introduces you to people and places that may not seem important at the time. Days, months, years down the track, the seemingly incidental meetings come flooding back into your memory driving home a message or an answer you are looking for. Some time last year whilst out with friends I met a man with an amazing brilliant mind who goes by the name of Jain108. His name sounded like a computer from an Arthur C Clarke novel and his theories from the same source. He was talking about Phi, the Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci Sequence; how equations could be solved using a 2,500 year old Indian system called Vedic Mathematics; how the number 108 appears time and again in everything from mathematical formulas to beads on a Buddhist Mala. He was someone that many would just dismiss as a conspiracy theorist but in fact was a brilliant mind that opens up many to a whole new world, the world of Sacred Geometry. Fast forward six months and during discussions with Lia Scallon on the numerology and sacred geometry of her new album, The Luminous Pearl (a journey that took her halfway around the world) she mentions a phone call with Jain108. It was a light bulb moment. Nothing in this world is coincidental. This was one of the synchronistic moments that shaped the magazine. This was a beautiful example of how we can be forced to examine our paths and understand that sometimes we can be presented with ideas time and again until we have an understanding ourselves.
”Sacred geometry is the blueprint of creation. It is the ”language” of creation/light, which exists at the foundation of all life. Repeating geometric patterns are the basic building blocks of our material world, from our physical bodies, plants, animals, to planets, stars, and even galaxies.” Margo Brooks - geometrywave.com
The Spirituality of Sacred Geometry Of all the articles I have written for this inaugural edition of Sage, this one has confronted and challenged me the most! Although I was not at all surprised that the essence of our first magazine would vibrate with the overall theme of Sacred Geometry, I was a little overwhelmed by how much I struggled to understand much of the left brain information that now flooded my senses. I was frustrated that Shayne seemed to naturally grasp the intellectual and mathematical observations with such grace, did this mean that I was completely devoid of any understanding on this topic? It was not until I asked for guidance during meditation that I realised I intuitively felt on a deep soul level, the blueprint of all creation that is the wisdom of Sacred Geometry.
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sacred geometry The Mechanics (Con’t)
The Spirituality (Con’t)
In writing this article I have tried to explain the more ”leftbrained” view of Sacred Geometry and leave the creative right-brain to Tanya. In fact the term Sacred Geometry is exactly that...the spiritual right and the analytical left... forming a master combination that is the blueprint of all we see in this world around us.
What is truly felt in the very essence of our Being, demonstrates to us an ancestral truth; that all life emerges from the same pattern of creation, from the same source – a source of a creative, intelligent and unconditionally loving energy which some call God or All That Just Is.
Sacred Geometry is just like Alice entering the rabbit hole. How deep you go is up to you. One thing is certain, you will never look at anything around you the same way. The Fibonacci Sequence Early in 2012, I was doing some video work for Julian who was with a company that dealt with currency trading. One of the trading theories was based around the Fibonacci Sequence and ratios. Julian explained how the currency trading market used the ratio to determine when to trade. He said it is all based around the golden ratio. Because all traders are using the ratio, the times to buy and sell become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Fibonacci was a 12th century mathematician who recognised a pattern occurring in nature and developed a sequence to measure the occurrence. The sequence 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, etc. is calculated by adding the previous 2 numbers together. By mapping out the code into squares, a spiral occurs from one corner to the next that is known as the Golden Spiral or Golden Ratio. This pattern appears in nautilus shells, pineapples, ferns, pine cones and even tree branches. It is comforting knowing that although Sacred Geometry has its place in the universe all around us, the divine blueprint is within each of us. Whether it is activated through yoga, meditation, prayer or even sitting on a surf board in the middle of the ocean, getting to know ourselves can release so many possibilities, so many levels of awareness, so much understanding of the Sacred Geometry within all of creation. By Shayne Locke
So whilst I logically struggled a little to digest the Golden Ratio or Phi that exists in everything from atoms, to advertising, to the wholeness and perfection of nature expressed in the Fibonacci sequence, I recognised that intuitively I understood completely the art of placement that is Sacred Geometry. I could clearly see in my previous design and merchandising arena how naturally I embraced the organic shapes and patterns to create a beautiful space. Today I feel very deeply, a powerful knowingness when setting up a crystal grid or preparing a room for meditation – my spiritual right brain awareness understands perfectly the Sacred Geometry in the ‘flower of life’ and the golden Ratio that divinely expresses ‘universal law’ and wholeness in nature. We all connect with harmonious chords of music, with vibrational frequencies of light - the language of light, that is the Divine Voice of the universe and also Sacred Geometry; a radiant communication heard in the sounds of nature, in the chants of Tibetan monks and in the vocals of Lia Scallon – a clear and perfect channel of infinite wisdom that speaks to my spirit with great clarity and beauty. I have always felt the influence and guidance of Archangel Metatron (God in man) and the angel presence of Shekinah (God in woman) – the architects of the Sacred Geometry and guardians of the ‘Tree of Life’. They are the angelic links of divine connection and universal harmony, together re-connecting us to the Oneness, helping us to find happiness through a deep heartfelt love that creates a bridge to the divine source of All That Just Is. By Tanya Alison
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sacred geometry & the golden ratio Apart from Pi, no other number has received so much hype and attention as the Golden Ratio or Phi (Fee) as it is known to its devotees. Best explained by Dan Brown in his book ”The Davinci Code”, his protagonist, Robert Langdon told his class that his favourite number was ”1.618” and ”da Vinci was the first to show that the human body is literally made of building blocks whose proportional ratios always equal phi.” According to history, the theory of the Golden Ratio originated with the Pythagoreans and a few hundred years later it was given a name and description by Euclid of Alexandria, the Father of Geometry. It is evident in nature, art and architecture. Plastic surgeons use the golden ratio to create perfect faces and major corporations pay big dollars to develop logos that are exact measurements of Phi. But the question is why? The answer is simple. The Golden Ratio is a beautiful piece of mathematical theory that makes designs and images feel well proportioned and pleasing to the eye. In fact some design companies such as Huebris (www.huebris.com) openly admit to using Phi in many of their logo designs. It has become an important design tool to boost the aesthetic presence of their work. The Golden Ratio has also been referred to as The Divine Proportion due to its existence in nature. It makes its appearance in many places and is obviously by divine design but what is its purpose and why are so many businesses now using the Golden Ratio in their designs. A scientist from Duke University, Adrian Bejan says “the reason the golden ratio is thought to be the most aesthetically pleasing geometric proportion is because the eye is able to scan an image the fastest when it is shaped as a golden-ratio rectangle.” ”When you look at what so many people have been drawing and building, you see these proportions everywhere,” Bejan said. ”It is well known that the eyes take in information more efficiently when they scan side-to-side, as opposed to up and down. Down through the ages it has been used extensively. From the Egyptian pyramids to the Athenian structures, mathematicians to artists like Leonardo da Vinci. Even Hollywood has explored the Golden Ratio with the Da Vinci Code and now Touch starring Kiefer Sutherland. But surely there is an even greater purpose to Sacred Geometry than just the aesthetics and great TV viewing. Famous German Psychologist, Adolf Zeising, stated that The Golden Ratio is a universal law in which is contained the ground-principle of all formative striving for beauty and completeness in the realms of both nature and art, and which permeates, as a paramount spiritual ideal, all structures, forms and proportions, whether cosmic or individual, organic or inorganic, acoustic or optical; which finds its fullest realization, however, in the human form. As Tanya so aptly puts it in her “right brain view”…it is simply the blueprint for all creation.
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THE importance of NUMBER 108 So how does the Golden Ratio link with the other sacred number 108? In architecture, the most beatiful designs are based on a height-width relationship known as the Golden Rule or Golden Ratio and is acheived by taking two points 108 apart on a circle, joining them with a straight line and comparing that to the circumference of the circle. The Number 108 An article on Sacred Geometry cannot be complete without mentioning the number 108. At first glance the number appears as the basis for the Golden Rule. According to to Ken Holmes of www.khenpo.eu, ”The angle of 108 has a unique property: the ratio between the straight line uniting two points at 108 from each other on a circles circumference (in effect one of the sides of a 10-pointed star) and the radius of that circle equals the Golden Section. So, there is an intimate link between the number 108 and the Golden Section.” Delving deep into the understanding and awareness of the number though has it appearing in more places than first thought. Indian Vedas, treats the Sun as God, and Sun has 12 signs (Zodiac signs). In Yajurveda, the Sun is related with Lord Brahma (the number 9), remember 12 x 9 = 108; therefore for recitation of the mantra or prayer, the number 108 is very sacred. In Buddhism, it becomes the main number of possible experiences. It works like this - there are the six consciousnesses (seeing, hearing, smelling , tasting, physical sensation and mental). These can be either pleasant, unpleasant or neutral so that makes 18 possibilities. There are the three times (past, present and future) in which these can occur, so that makes 3 x 18 = 54. Then they can be either virtuous or non-virtuous = 108. The Mala beads contain 108 beads whilst the sikh mala has 108 knots tied in string. These are occurances that appear within our awareness however the number becomes even more intriguing when you realise that the ancients didn’t know all of the following, but by an incredible ”coincidence”: • the distance between the Earth and the Sun is 108 times the Sun’s diameter, • the distance between the Earth and the Moon is 108 times the Moon’s diameter and also • the diameter of the Sun is 108 times that of the Earth. • Just by coincidence, the radius of the Moon is 108 miles. As the author Stephen Knapp, author of many books on the secret teachings of the Vedas, so aptley puts it: “Could this be the reason the ancient sages considered 108 such a sacred number? If the microcosm (us) mirrors the macrocosm (the solar system), then maybe you could say there are 108 steps between our ordinary human awareness and the divine light at the center of our being. Each time we chant another mantra as our mala beads slip through our fingers, we are taking another step toward our own inner sun.” The links to the right show examples of the Phi used in nature and logos, and the spectacular video by Cristóbal Vila shows us Nature by Numbers. For more information and to be part of an 8 week course on Phi, visit sacredgeometryinternational.com
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The world is evolving from an age of control to an age of possibility; make the shift within yourself right now by embracing...
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11 guideLINES for tHE New Consciousness Guideline 1 The world is limitlessly abundant. Anything you could ever want or dream of, is out there waiting for you. Billions of humans and almost unlimited earthly resources mean all dreams of the heart and mind are based in reality and can be fulfilled. Guideline 2 We are allowed to be happy. Happiness has been the most sought after, yet simultaneously feared aspiration ever known to humanity. Choose it and it will choose you. Guideline 3 Our lives are our responsibility. Every aspect of your life as it is in this moment, is a direct result of every decision you have made up until this moment. If we affirm that every decision we make will be guided and work for a better tomorrow, then it is so. Guideline 4 Take advice cautiously. You can never hope to have a happier life than those whose advice you follow. Learn what you want from others, but know when to let go. Guideline 5 Embrace your humanity. Do not think that working with higher energy means you should be impervious to human emotions. Process all emotions and affirm that only the lessons that serve you will remain, all else will immediately release.
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11 guideLINES for tHE New Consciousness (CONT) Guideline 6 Explore your individuality. Your path is completely unique, do not compare your life to others. No one can keep you from the life you desire unless you give them the power to do so. One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is the freedom to live at your own pace. Guideline 7 Watch your thoughts. There is a fine line between fear and caution, ask yourself ‘why’ you are guided to make the decisions you make. Fear based decisions lead to a fear based reality. When you let yourself know that positive thoughts lead to a positive reality, fear will show its true and pointless face. Guideline 8 Like attracts like. The energy of your thoughts will directly affect the reality around you. Even if you have no idea what you want in life, you know exactly how you want your life to feel. Put that energy out to the world, tell the universe that you choose a life that feels fulfilled. Guideline 9 There is no time like the present. If you are human, you have lessons to learn. If you wait until you are ‘perfect’ to start helping, you may never start. No matter where you are progressively in this moment, someone else in the world aspires to be there, so start sharing what you learn as you learn it, and we can all grow together. Guideline 10 Love is the source. All energy starts and ends in the heart, so send love into the world and it will reciprocate abundantly. When you truly hold yourself in a place of service to the universe, you will be swiftly and easily guided to your unique role. Keep your heart open to the universe and the universe will keep its doors open to you. Guideline 11 Abundance starts within you. If you do not give yourself permission to succeed, no one else will. If you know you are meant to do great things, believe you are capable of them. The world is evolving from an age of control to an age of possibility; make the shift within yourself right now.
Charles Virtue is the eldest son of Dr. Doreen Virtue, creator of the Angel Therapy Practitioner® (ATP) Course and the author of some of the most prominent literature on working with Angels. From early childhood to date, Charles has been in touch with the Angels and their guidance. Charles knew that one day he would be guided to teach this ability to others. We are very excited to have Charles Virtue as a regular contributor to Sage Magazine.