Now in its 17th year the Starlight Wellbeing Expo has become the regional hub of natural therapies and wisdom sharing. At the Bangalow A&I Hall this four-day event features talks, demonstrations and workshops with healers and practitioners from around the region.
Jain is an international lecturer on sacred geometry and vedic mathematics. This week he talks to Mandy Nolan talks about the true value of pi in the realm of fractal mathematics.
What is Sacred Geometry?
Sacred Geometry is remembering who we are, or our connection to source, as in the moments of our conception, when spirit came down into matter, the one zygote formed (23 chromosomes from each parent) then mitotically the one became two, and then the two halves splits again forming four cells.
Visualise how these four primal cells pack, like how a greengrocer stacks his or her fruit, three on the triangular base and one on top, forming a pyramid or, correctly, a tetrahedron, is the memory of who we once was, a shape. The four centres of these four spheres formed a tetrahedral shape.
When these four cells split again, they form eight original cells. Visualise eight ping-pong balls and observe how they form a cube, a square of four on the base and a square of four above, forming a star tetrahedron, two inter-penetrating tetrahedrons. This cubic shape is also the atomic structure of the silicon chip (or quartz) that stores memory in our computers, suggesting that the two apparently contradictory worlds of Biology and Technology are geometrically related.
As this doubling sequence of mitosis continues: 1-2-4-8-16-32-64-128-256-512 something else new forms at the 512 division. The stark and ever-increasing population of geometry and cells collapses into a blob and forms a doughnut shape called the torus (Latin for ring) having two holes: one is the mouth (taking things in, implosion) and the other is the anus (taking things out, explosion).
As this blob grows into an embryo then fetus; it obeys a very specific proportion called the Fibonacci Sequence, found in the geometry of crystals and flowers. Thus the lens through which I look out on into the world sees a grand underpinning of mathematics and pattern recognition in the infinite scale of large (universe) and small (atom).
Why have you dedicated your life to the study of such an esoteric science?
My passion has always been the symmetry seen in nature, like the counter-rotating fields seen in pine cones and sunflower florets, and when I see such exquisite order in the outer worlds, in reminds me that this is a mirror for the oftimes confusing episodes in our lives when we do not see clearly the deeper meaning of life.
It appears to be a reminder that there is a greater plan coursing through our petty lives. The symmetry on the outside must be the symmetry on the inside. This is the definition of what fractal means; it doesn’t mean fractionation, rather the opposite.
It means what is on the inside is the same as the outside, a bit like a mother having a baby, the baby is a fractal of the mother, it is a smaller version of the larger version. The DNA has been successfully compressed and, like a seed, ready to grow into the tree. It contains the future.
How are maths and spirituality or mysticism linked?
I see mathematics as a universal language of pattern recognition, that bridges cultures together. Each culture has contributed to the vast realm of mathematics, like the Chinese with their abacus, the South Americans and Incas with their quipu (or strings with knots), the Arabs with their algebra, the Indians with their rapid mental speed mathematics, the English with their electronic calculators etc.
In the history of mathematics, it was the extreme demands of the military to make their weapons, such as cannons and missiles and nuclear bombs, perform better, that led to great advancements in the human scientific mind, but it can also be used to further the higher mind for more peaceful and unifying purposes.
Why is the value of Pi meaningful or important?
Pi is simply the relationship of the circle to the square. It’s best always to start with unity consciousness, thus if the diameter of a circle is one unit, the circumference is a fraction more than three, called Pi or 3.141592. Since Archimedes’s time several thousands of years ago, they used hundreds of little triangular shapes, like tiny triangular slices of a pizza, to measure this mystical circumference, but the logic was fundamental wrong, using linear straight edges to map the curve of life.
Thanks now to computers and a better understand of harmonic or fractal mathematics, I have discovered a geometric proof that is simple and irrefutable, to show that the traditional value of Pi is deficient, as there will always be an area under the curve, giving a larger value called true value of Pi which equals 3.144…
This means that in our lifetime, we are shifting from a disharmonic value of pi (3.141… circle-square = Heaven-Earth) to a new frequency and one that is correct and whole.
The way we see mathematics is always evolving as much as human consciousness is always evolving, but there exist eternal or universal truths that cannot be changed, what we call ‘fixed design’, that which is timeless and true for this planet or any other planet, in this time now or in ten thousand years to come, the truth of mathematics must always remain the same.
Which shapes have more significant meaning? And can you explain a little of what this means?
Some geometric shapes have edge lengths and surface areas that just fit together without any friction, such as the soccer ball, which is made up of 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons. Although its name is scary – truncated icosahedron – its webbing of five-sided (penta) and six-sided (hexa) polygons hints at the geometry of the DNA molecule; if you think of DNA as a spiral staircase and slice through it horizontally, the revealed shape of molecules are penta-hexa.
The other shape that the world has been kicking around for the last century, and not realising how anointed it is, is the rugby ball, which is the three-dimensional shape of two intersecting spheres: if two spheres each touched the other’s centre, the intersecting space in the middle is like an almond shape, and this has great meaning in the world of sacred geometry as the particular mathematical proportions contained within this ‘vesica piscis’ has all the important square root harmonics, like root two, root three and root five, meaning it is the mother of all form.
How could someone use sacred geometry to impact on their normal everyday life?
I would focus on eating healthy and living food, as the sacred geometry of raw organic foods contains all these living geometries; eg when you slice through an apple, transverse cut, and examine the two halves, you will see the anointed five-pointed star or pentacle, which is the ultimate symbol of the divine proportion derived from the Fibonacci Sequence of 1-1-2-3-5-8-13-21-34-55-89-144…
I am a builder by trade, so I would use these number proportions, which are pleasing to the eye, to create structures that embed this ancient knowledge. The reason we are in awe of the Parthenon, that is based on these Fibonacci numbers, is that the external view of the building matches or mirrors the mathematics of our own bodies, which means we are really seeing a part of our self, eg if the length of the whole arm is 21 units, the place where the elbow bends creates two lengths, a shorter one of eight and a longer one of 13 units.
These same numbers are in the Parthenon’s dimensions. Thus beautiful architecture is a reflection of the god within; that’s why it is currently being called bio-architecture.
Do the principles of Sacred Geometry in anyway explain the existence of structures such as the pyramids, which are still thought to be architecturally impossible?
All the sacred mathematics that I know of is embedded in the shape of the Cheops pyramid in Giza, from its height, to square base, edge lengths and midpoints, it is the most important structure in the world that contains Pi and Phi (Fibonacci Sequence). Its position in ancient Egypt marks the place where a geometric grid encases the planet, like a three-dimensional spider web.
At each place where the webs cross or converge, called nodal points, there is an intelligent placing of a natural or man-made architectural wonder, such as Stonehenge, or Uluru, or the Easter Island stone giants, hinting at some grand extra-terrestrial intelligence had engineered the geometrical soccer-ball-like Earth-grid many millennia ago.
Thus by being at a sacred site, such as Byron Bay, the ‘small part’ is connecting to the ‘big part’, amplifying all our thoughts and intentions. Part of my work is to make this sacred mathematics of crystals and flowers available at all levels of basic school education.
What will you be sharing at the Starlight Wellbeing Expo?
I will be focusing on my thesis known as The Art of Number, which is the translation of number into sacred or atomic art. It converts the boring, logical and analytic world of numbers (which is the left-cortex-male-brain), into a more visual and exciting form of art (which is the right-cortex-female-brain).
By combining numbers and art, we are exposing our children to whole-brain learning, making it more fun and challenging for them to discover and unravel the mysteries of creation.
My main lecture will be on Phi-Pi, which sounds like gibberish, so come along to the Starlight Festival and be prepared to be amazed about how simple yet elegant it all is. It broadens one’s mind to learn a new mathematical language, so just listen and filter in whatever may be of interest.
Starlight Wellbeing Expo, Friday–Monday 9.30am–5.30pm. $15/10 admission.