Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space
Chartres cathedral in France is one of the most important and popular sacred sites in Western Europe. The Rev. Strachan·s new study examines the spiritual geometry of the church and suggests its significance is connected to an ancient combination of pagan worship, earth energies and the mystical harmony of Christian and Islamic architecture. Highly recommended.
·The Cauldron, August 2003
In this ground-breaking new work, Gordon Strachan explores the magnificent structure of Chartres Cathedral and its influences on the medieval master builders.
Using Chartres as a starting point, Dr. Strachan shows how the origins of the Gothic style·the pointed arch·may lie in Islamic architecture. He goes on to a fascinating and detailed consideration of how a particular architectural space affects us, and how sacred geometry creates sacred space.