By Christina Sarich

The less is more aesthetic of Zen gardens has fascinated the Western and Eastern traveler, alike, but deeper research into Kyoto’s Ryoanji Temple, famous for one of its rock gardens consisting of a mere 15 rocks spread across a rectangular pit of shallow gravel, offers a compelling new reason to visit it.

Interested in understanding why so many tourists were compelled to visit the rock garden, researchers began to measure the site from a mathematical perspective.

What they uncovered is mind-boggling considering that the placement of the rocks in the garden harkens to the 15th century, well before the Mandelbrot set and fractal geometry was likely understood by the occupants of any imperial palace – with the exception of those who practiced deep meditation, for example, and understood Divine Intelligence in ways that mathematicians are just now sorting out.

The researchers used a technique defined as medial-axis transformation to discover that the rock clusters were formed into a fractal pattern – thought to be the secret to divine geometry, and the underlying foundation of all creation.

The axes of symmetry between the rock clusters formed the fractal contour of a tree – which is also based on divine geometry. (Leonardo Da Vinci’s explanation of the fractal tree design also describes why they don’t splinter, even as a tree sprouts new branches. A tree almost always grows so that the total thickness of the branches at a particular height is equal to the thickness of the trunk.)

When the rocks were rearranged in computer simulations, that tree-like structure and its meditative effect were lost. “The people who built the temple didn’t know about fractals,” says Esther Sternberg, “But they understood at some unconscious level that placing the rocks in that way made people feel calm.”

The reason the rock rearrangement caused it to lose its meditative effect, can also reasonably explain why most man-made objects add to our stress, instead of reassure peace. Most design is not centered on divine geometry or medial-axis transformation, unless you look at the highly elevated building and archeological design of ancient temples of advanced civilizations – many of which are just starting to reveal their secrets of consciousness-transformation to modern scientists.

You might say that the very same blueprints which determine how a snowflake or seashell are formed by a Higher Intelligence were reiterated in the installation of a Zen rock garden at Ryoanji. If we are all also part of the intelligence of the Prime Creator, this would explain why the temple is one of the most visited, and the rock gardens cause a gravitational pull.

The diffusion of Mandelbrot’s discovery since the 1970s should not prescribe the use of sacred geometry before Mandelbrot noticed the phenomenon and gave it his name. Hindu temples dated back more than 5000 years are replete with fractal geometry.

Fractals are generally self-similar on multiple scales. So, all fractals have a built-in form of recursion. Sometimes the recursion is visible in how the fractal is constructed. Other times, as in the case of a few rocks, the recursion is not apparent. The affect, nonetheless is the same.

If 15 rocks spread across some sand in Kyoto, Japan can have such a profoundly positive affect on those who observe the, what might an entire city do to its inhabitants when built upon this scientific, geometric premise?

Hindu, Buddhist, South and Central American and even Egyptian temples have been studied as divinely geometrical creations – modeling a fractal universe. The placement of these temples on specific locations across the globe, are also of great significance.

The placement of objects in our world has a profound effect on us. We can either ignore the power of divine geometry – the building blocks of nature – or work in concert with this Great Intelligence to affect human life accordingly.

Views: 146

Replies to This Discussion

I would love to see a city built upon this premise, or even a neighborhood, just to see what effects it has on the inhabitants. Would their stress levels be less? How would it affect their mental state, as in less depression and anxiety? Would their overall health be better than the average person? How would it affect the crime rate in that area? Or social interaction and community relations? Or business? Gives you something to think about.


Have questions?

Need help? Visit our Support Group for help from our friendly Admins and members!

Have you?

Become a Member
Invited Your Friends
Made new Friends
Read/ Written a Blog
Joined/ Created a Group
Read/ Posted a Discussion
Checked out the Chat
Looked at/Posted Videos
Made a donation this month
Followed us on Twitter
Followed us on Facebook


Please consider a donation to help with our continued growth and site costs


Visit The Temple
on Facebook:


Blog Posts

The Rigelean

Posted by Quingu on February 17, 2020 at 5:18pm 0 Comments

The Great Bear (Ursa Major)

Posted by Quingu on February 15, 2020 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Heyoka Woes

Posted by Quingu on February 14, 2020 at 1:00pm 0 Comments


Posted by Quingu on February 14, 2020 at 10:17am 0 Comments

The Horus Agenda

Posted by Quingu on February 13, 2020 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

The Morning Star

Posted by Quingu on February 11, 2020 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

The (El)der Gods

Posted by Quingu on February 11, 2020 at 4:30pm 2 Comments

Draconian Law

Posted by Quingu on February 11, 2020 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

The Lord of Air (Enlil)

Posted by Quingu on February 11, 2020 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

The Chief Seraph

Posted by Quingu on February 10, 2020 at 2:30pm 0 Comments


Posted by Quingu on February 9, 2020 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Path of Souls

Posted by Quingu on February 9, 2020 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Seraphim Woes

Posted by Quingu on February 9, 2020 at 9:52am 0 Comments

The Orion Hybrid

Posted by Quingu on February 6, 2020 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Antares Etiquette

Posted by Quingu on February 5, 2020 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

The Red Dragon

Posted by Quingu on February 5, 2020 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

A Warlock's Temperament

Posted by Quingu on February 4, 2020 at 7:00pm 0 Comments





© 2020   Created by Bryan   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service