Sacred geometry refers to universal patterns, ordinarily appearing in sacred architecture and art. It is believed that geometry, mathematical rations and proportions are also found in music and cosmology. This is considered to be a cultural universality.
Sacred geometry can be understood as a universal means of pattern recognition involving space, time and form. As the patterns are a cultural universal, they are understood to be sacred. By connecting to these patterns, a believer can connect and contemplate the nature of sacred design. By studying these patterns, it is thought that insight can be gained into the laws of the universe.
Sacred geometry is employed in building holy buildings, such as places of worship, and in the creation of religious art.