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Sacred geometry

A sacred geometry is a feature of most folk mathematics, many forms of theology, and of some theories of philosophy of mathematics. Typically, such a geometry is deemed to be beyond any algebraic description, and perhaps beyond human comprehension. Geometry as understood in mathematics and as symbolically represented in algebra are thought to be a projection or approximation of the sacred.

Plato's "ideal forms" were one example of this conception. Other examples of sacred geometry include the Kabbalic Tree of Life, the Buddhist Mandala and the Chinese Feng Shui.

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