Mathematics and Mythos meet in the symbols and stories of religion and science, offering us ways to approach experience of the Divine without and within.
The myriad forms and processes of Sacred Mathematics are manifestations of the Divine Logos.
The poetic mysteries of Mythos describe paths to the Divine Truth beyond words.
‘Logos’ is the Greek word for ‘word’, as in St. John’s Gospel, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. ‘Logos’ is also the Greek word for ‘ratio’ in mathematics. A ratio is a relationship between two numbers. Sacred mathematics explores the complex unfoldings of these relationships and their intrinsic connection with the Divine.
The classical Greek word ‘mythos’ means both ‘speech’ and ‘the subject matter of the speech’, also ‘story’ and ‘plan’. These days ‘myth’ is often used derogatorily to mean ‘fanciful stories that are not true’. But more and more people now realise that the ancient myths tell deep truths about the human psyche. Scientific explanations are stories about the world around us, which also reveal the natures of the psyches which created them.