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3. Sacred Geometry
The word “sacred” is synonymous with the concept of “divine.” The word “geometry” comes from the Greek words “geos” meaning, (Earth) and “metron” (to measure). Together this translates as the “divine measuring of the earth” or “divine earthly measurements.” Sacred geometry is man’s way of understanding the relationships between nature and the cosmos. Through the power of observation, man used art and science to establish divine order. According to Joseph Campbell in his book The Way of the P...
Here in the U.S., in Southern Californian Latino communities, the designs created with the fronds are spectacular. One such artisan, profiled in a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, is Esteban Torres who weaves the fronds into various geometric shapes, flowers and, of course, crosses. In the two weeks leading up to Palm Sunday, Torres, his niece and a couple employees bang out around 1,500 palm pieces from his tiny flower shop inside a Santa Ana strip mall. He sells his pieces for $5 to...