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The Real Introduction To Sacred Geometry

The easiest and most fascinating way to experience Sacred Geometry

is....HANDS ON! That is, making lines and coloring on top of Nature's First
Pattern. There are numerous esoteric secrets and multiple thousands of patterns to
be discovered within Nature's First Pattern and even more in The Glyph Maker.
Start playing with these free Gilchrist graphics and you will be amazed.

For FREE Gilchrist graphics of

Nature's First Pattern and The Glyph Maker,
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"Nature's First Pattern" "The Glyph Maker,"

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Details, Tools and Hints

Nature's First Pattern, is the basic architecture of ALL form.
The entire universe springs from this pattern.

You can find unlimited wonder by playing with these FREE

graphics. Playing is good! With a few simple tools you can start
making your own Mandalas today. These Gilchrist graphics were
designed as a subtle grid which may be added to in endless
ways. Simply save these graphics on your hard drive and print
and/or manipulate copies to your hearts content. They can be
printed in color or gray and white. In all cases they will print in
subtle tones which you may choose to lighten or darken. The
numerous possible patterns are endlessly fascinating and

Making your own Mandala involves coloring and shaping a

sub-pattern you have discovered hidden within the graphic.
Perceiving and hand coloring a possible pattern involves the
allegorical left and right brains. This is the essence of open-eyed
meditation. The creation of Mandalas based on Sacred Geometry
contributes to the integration and synergy of our projective and
receptive energies, a very desirable human potential bringing
many benefits. This is pure Open-Eyed Meditation!

Suggested tools:
#1. A straight edge.
#2. A simple compass with pencil.
#3. A selection of pens with fine tips (colors and black).
#4. A selection of colored pencils.
#5. The additional possibilities are broad. Use your

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Nature's First Pattern
The Glyph Maker

Hints about Nature's First Pattern

Hint #1: Three Lines

There are three straight lines directly connected to any
center of Nature's First Pattern. These lines bisect the pettals and
connect natural center points. The six natural wedges are 60
degrees each.
3 Lines in Nature's First Pattern

The tools required for this investigation: Pen or pencil and a

straight edge. Begin your Mandala by strikeing a line down the
middle of the paper....down the center of the petals. This is a
powerful symbol of duality or pairs of opposites....Twoness. A few
of these poles are the Yin and Yang, Left and Right, Mother Earth
and Father Sky, Man and Woman, East and West, etc. etc.

Notice and look carefully at the concave triangular shapes

naturally formed between the petals. Half of them pushing one
way and the other half pulling in opposition. This is one of the
most beautiful qualities of Nature's First Pattern. Experiance it
through hand coloring. Creating your own Mandala based on this
natural pattern of duality will begin teaching you about Sacred
Geometry. This process is extremely meditative. Let the stillness

Start again with a fresh copy and expand with a new pattern.
Find the six sets of parallel lines. All you need is a staight edge
and a sharp pen or pencil. Experiment and have fun! Enjoy the

Hint #2: Concentric Circles

There are concentric circles expanding from the center of
Nature's First Pattern. This variation is created by adding only
three new circles, expanding in size from the center: 2 petals
wide (first circle), 4 petals wide, 6 petals wide, and 8 petals wide.
Tools required to create expanding circles: Compass with pen or

Concentric Circles in Nature's First Pattern

Begin by placing your copy graphic on a piece of hard

cardboard like the back of a legal pad. This will give your
compass a good perch (no slips) and will also protect your desk,
etc. Place the compass point at the center and carefully strike a
circle one radius larger than the center circle. This is very easy to
do. Notice how the circumference of the new circle bisects the
ends of the six new petals. Now you have two concentric circles.
Continue to expand the circles by expanding the compass one
radius at a time. Enjoy the stillness.

The first circle at the center including its six petals, is called
The Germ Of Life and the second concentric circle is called The
Seed Of Life. The third concentric circle holds the very important
Flower Of Life and the fourth, The Fruit Of Life.

Each of the concentric circles holds fantastic possibilities and

secrets which can be studied indefinitely. For instance, the
second circle is responsible for the famous geometric icon and
archetype commonly known as the "Yin Yang." Check it out! The
fourth circle holds the famous Medatron's Cube (see Gilchrist
Mandalas - Gallery 6).
Hint #3: Concentric Hexagons
The center circle "The Germ Of Life," naturally creates a
Hexagon which concentrically expands as does the first circle,
ala Hint #2. Use your straight edge to create ever expanding
hexagons. Let the stillness happen.

4 Hexigons in Nature's First Pattern

Hint #4: About Time

From any of its infinite centers, "Nature's First Pattern"
naturally divides into twelve equal parts . These 12 equal pies
are 30 degrees each and are the basis of the ancient 12 House
Astrological System. This natural division is also responsible for
our our 12 hour clock and our method of dividing time.
Geometric roots of the Astrological System, and the
divsion of time

Hint #5: The Glyph Maker

The transcendental qualities of Nature's First Pattern are of
critical importance. NFP naturally divides and magnifies into
micro cosmic and macro cosmic infinity. In the graphic entitled
The Glyph Maker, this first natural division and magnification is
illustrated. The original radius has been both halved and
magnified by 1.5 creating an interlocking grid of three
sizes. The Glyph Maker holds an unlimited number of designs. It's
fantastic! There is truly no end to the possibilities. Seek and ye
shall find!

Hint #6: More About The Glyph Maker

Two Circles Of Common
The Glyph Maker - Center Detail

"The Glyph Maker" is an important variation on Nature's First

Pattern, and traces back to the first Two Circles Of Common
Radius and The Vesica Piscis (see image above left). As we have
seen in (Sacred Geometry an Introduction), two equal circles
naturally rotate around points A. and B. creating two new points
(C. and D.). Nature's First Pattern uses Point A, as its center.

From another perspective, these first two circles create a

new center....Point X (see detail image above left). This natural
relationship of the four points found within the Vesica Piscis
creates the cross and two equilateral triangles. In addition, the
30, 60, and 90, degree angles are naturally created within the
Vesica Piscis (see detail image above left).

The Glyph Maker (above Right) uses Point X as its center

with naturaly forming circle patterns in three sizes. The new
smaller (half sized) circle fits perfectly into the original Vesica
Piscis and the largest (one and one half sized) circle perfectly
encloses the first Two Circles Of Common Radius. This never-
ending division and magnification continues naturally and is
intrinsically transcendental (see detail image above right).

This is the reason the Flower Of Life is so particularly

important: Because its architecture is perfectly contained within
the roots of Sacred Geometry, ie. Two Circles of Common Radius
and The Vesica Piscis.

Suggestion: Find the central Flower Of Life within "The Glyph

Maker" and color it....It's FUN!
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Nature's First Pattern
The Glyph Maker

Hint #7: Infinity

With careful cropping, the Free Gilchrist Graphic
Nature's First Pattern can be stepped and repeated
to infinity (sample image below).

Hint #8
The image below illustrates basic circular patterns to be
discovered in the glyph maker
A simple PhotoShop Mandala based on The Glyph Maker
by Charles Gilchrist © 2004