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Daniel Docherty recently taught a workshop for Kairos at Dartington Estate, Devon ...

It was a wonderful day and we are looking forward to further course collaborations in the near future.



An introductory course into Sacred Geometry and the Mystery of Seven-fold form.

with Daniel Docherty

10 APRIL 2023

 10 am – 5 pm
Dartington Estate, Lower Close, Totnes, Devon

Click pdf below for details

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2023 began with much aplomb at SAOG Studios as a number of inquisitive and courageous souls turned their gaze heavenward in an attempt to better understand the wondrous and wily ways of Mercury. We will be returning to these extraordinary heavenly patterns during a three-day Patterns of the Planets course (2 - 4 May 2023) at the Chalice Well in Glastonbury this Springtime where the focus will be on the Dance of Mercury, Venus and Earth. {click for details/booking info.}

For details of further Glastonbury courses this May 2023, including a one-day Labyrinths and Lunar Geometry course 5 May 2023 (offered as a whole or in three separate sessions) and a Drawing Mandalas: Sacred Geometry and the Alchemical Art of Marrying Heaven and Earth 8 May 2023 visit the Courses page.

Sacred Avebury with Daniel Docherty and Maria Wheatley

The weekend prior to the Glastonbury week of courses sees Daniel Docherty and Maria Wheatley teaming up once again, post Mysterious Universe (Sept. 2022), for a two-day Sacred Avebury course. It promises to be a wonderful practical introduction to the sacred geometry of stone circles and of this revered sanctuary in particular. During the morning sessions Daniel will guide course participants through the compass/straightedge constructions of a number of  significant patterns while Maria will share of her extensive experience of dowsing the stones and deep knowledge and love of geomancy lore with the group during the afternoon sessions.

Limited places - early booking advised

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Sacred Avebury

Mysterious Universe/Avebury

Daniel Docherty was delighted to present a talk recently at the inaugural Mysterious Universe conference 3 Sept. 2022. It was an inspiring event held in the heart of sacred Avebury. Together with Maria Wheatley, Daniel led a tour of the stones on the Sunday pm (4 Sept.) which included all several dozen of us dancing the eight year Earth and Venus dance/pattern appropriately within the 99 stone sanctuary! The 16th and 17th Sept. 2023 have been set aside for next year's event and if this year is anything to go by it promises to be an excellent weekend ...


Serving the Honey Bee
Monday 3rd - Tuesday 4th April 2023

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Daniel Docherty (SAOG Studios programme director and senior tutor) will be presenting at the forthcoming LEARNING FROM THE BEES CONFERENCE (3, 4 April 2023) to be held at Sheepdrove Organic Farm and Conference Centre, Hungerford, UK.

The event will likely sell out quickly so, if interested, do book early to avoid disappointment ...

SAOG Studios' Summer 2022 Patterns of the Planets course/symposium was full of joy, wonder and revelation. Preparations are already afoot for an expanded 10 - 17 August 2023 conference.

Blank the diary and stay tuned!

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Sacred Art of Geometry Studios in collaboration with The Red Noon

Handmade Watercolour Paints

We are delighted to announce the recent launch of SAOG Studios' handcrafted 'Triskele Paints' in collaboration with The Red Noon ...

We currently have a collection of unique watercolour palettes for sale exclusively through The Red Noon website

These paint sets embody the sacred and loving relationship between place, substance and spirit. Every aspect of our paints are unashamedly unique … Our pigments and paints are prepared in small batches and to order. Subtle variations occur from batch to batch as the minerals and materials we use will inevitably embody distinctive qualities unique to their stories and places of origin. Our ceramic palettes are also all hand crafted from different clays with differing hues and including local foraged clays .

The response to our expanding SAOG Studio shop from recent course participants and 'passers by' has been incredible. And we are delighted, through our collaboration with the Red Noon, to be able to offer our beautiful watercolour paint palettes, worldwide ...

For Red Noon customers see 'terms' pdf here:​

Keeping it Human ...

Existential challenges are the order of the day. The 'Arts' are in danger of going the way of the 'Dodo'.

Cultural initiatives the world over are at best on the ropes, or else down for the count if not already knocked out

The so-called fourth industrial revolution '... characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human ...' (K. Schwab Founder and Exec Chair of WEF) is garnering rapid momentum. It is clearly a driving force behind the chaos, hysteria and confusion of recent years! It is a bleak vision so far as the subtle and sacred arts are concerned. Its aims and objectives - and likely ramifications - warrant further investigation ...

'... There are no unsacred places;

There are only sacred places

and desecrated places ...'

Wendell Berry

(from How to be a Poet)

At SAOG Studios, our primary focus is to renew and deepen our connection to the Sacred. To this end, we recognize the importance of, and deeply value, meeting face-to-face while engaging in the practice and philosophy of the Sacred and Traditional Arts. We are encouraged by, and are very grateful for, the appreciation recent course participants have expressed at being able to attend real 'in person' courses!

Reflections and feedback from recent courses including 'Celtic Pattern, Geometry and Imagination' and 'Geometry of Ancient Egypt'

(with Adam Tetlow); 'Geometry and Architecture' (with Jon Allen); 'Sacred Art of Geometry: an introduction' (with Daniel Docherty); Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern with Dr David Cranswick and Daniel Docherty; Golden Ratio: Jewel of Geometry and Cosmos with Daniel Docherty; Dance of Earth and Venus with Daniel Docherty and Inks and Ochres: an intro. to Foraged Colour ...

'It has been such an amazing week! I have leant so many things about colour and the alchemical process.

I so enjoyed the geometry meditations at the beginning of each day. Both Daniel and David added intriguing stories, poems and information that made the course so unique. I'd recommend to anyone!'

I loved this course!

The tempo was good and there was a good balance between pigment and pattern.

The teaching comes from deep wisdom and knowledge.

SAOG Studios is 360 degree impressions of beauty and mystic knowledge - very stimulating.

You create a soft atmosphere and are very good listeners and teachers.

A great week that brought many elements of life into one.

'Ever grateful for the beautiful weekend with Jon. 

May the light of your wonderful work shine forever'

'Fabulous w.end! Thank you'

'An amazing course ... enjoyed every minute and with Daniel holding the space alongside the inspirational, magical Studio - just brilliant!

Thanks for doing these courses and for bringing people together ... '

'Thank you so much for hosting the last three days of Adam’s Geometry of Ancient Egypt course. His discoveries, or perhaps re-discoveries, were utterly fascinating and as always for me when I come to SAOG Studios an initiation into something magical and meaningful that always strikes many chords within me.'

'Thank you Daniel. I arrived nervous and a bit apprehensive.

I leave inspired and with an inner confidence - even with colour!

So absorbing and meditative, it has taken me out of myself and into another realm.'

'The weekend has been an inspiration. 

We spoke about another reality ... and the space, the materials and the breadth of knowledge and skill that you live is heartfelt.

To have spent time together where what is ancient, sacred, striven for is shared.

What an event! '

'... beyond expectations ...'

'What a wonderful couple of days!

Thanks so much. You hit the "beginners" note perfectly.

So much fascinating information. I really hope to be back for more ...'

'Heartfelt philosophy that resonates with our deepest wish expressed through design, colour and skilled instruction.

Who could not feel gratitude at this sharing.'

The inks and ochres course has been a wonderfully nourishing, joyful and dynamic learning experience for me.

I absolutely enjoyed the experiential interactive and nature-oriented elements of the course.

Thank you so much.

'Absolutely amazing and fantastic. I had a great weekend. I’ve been exploring geometry for just over a year now and this was a wonderful weekend of getting my foundation stones in a better order, sorted and a little more settled. I think it’s always good to revisit the fundamentals. I learnt so much and was reminded of a lot I had forgotten. I feel much more confident in my skills after the weekend. I’ll definitely be back to do another, it helped me put some of the pieces of the puzzle together. For me, it’s essential to remember the sacredness of these images every time I draw a pattern. It’s an adventure and an initiation into something magical and this weekend really brought that home to me. 

As ever Daniel, I’m truly grateful to you ... thank you so much for remaining open ... for holding the light and offering a portal to the divine for those who wish to step through it ... It’s heaven on Earth! '

"I was astounded at how wonderful the sacred geometry weekend was! I had a feeling it would be magical, but we explored far more than I had expected we would, and feel so much more excited and confident in my ability to play with elegantly simple and intricately complex shapes and patterns.

Daniel is a fantastic teacher, with whimsical humour, simple instructions for all levels, excellent baking and coffee-making skills, and so much generosity of spirit and wisdom.

The SAOG studio is warmly inviting, and exquisite with its mix of timeless beauty in the form of books, art and natural art materials, tea and snack selection and large windows with natural light streaming in throughout the day. I would be content to live in such a space.

Who knew numbers and geometry could be so much fun? This weekend has opened my eyes to the awe-inspiring designs of Life and expressions of Love in ways that I didn't know existed!"


'What an amazing weekend!

Full of creativity, learning geometric truths through play, friendship and deep insights.

I’ll be back!'


'The Golden Ratio course has left me filled with awe and wonder at the mysteries of the universe.

I leave with more questions about this enigmatic number than I had when I arrived;

thank you so much for fuelling my curiosity and providing opportunities to create such truly beautiful patterns!

I will most certainly be back for another course!'


'What a wonderful experience.

Not just Sacred Geometry but the catalyst for connecting thoughts and meanings.

Wonderful delivery by Daniel who helped guide us down our own path connected with other participants through our relationship with Phi.

Highly recommend and great fun!'

'I’ve been passionate about sacred geometry for over 20 years and my first visit to SAOG studios exceeded all my expectations. Daniel is amongst the greatest teachers of this ancient art that I have ever encountered.

More than learning how to draw the diagrams the thing I loved most were the deep philosophical, spiritual insights that link this work to the divine source. Daniel is as much a spiritual teacher as he is a sacred geometry ninja!'

'Daniel Docherty is a rare gem as a teacher of sacred geometry.

His courses are interactive and divinely transformative.

Daniel brings a deep wisdom and grace to his teaching.

Daniel’s studio is a spiritual space in which to work.

If you wish to take a deep dive into the magical, alchemical  world of sacred geometry, Daniel is a caring and nurturing master teacher.'

'Thank you so much running such a beautiful Venus workshop -

I am feeling so inspired and so full of awe and wonder.

I go happy now - full of a deeper connection to Sacred Geometry and the great mysterious beings dancing around in the Big Divine - I go home to play with my copper paper now and chant more planetary trails.

You are an exquisite teacher - thank you.

See you on the labyrinth course.'

'Thank you Daniel -

I felt held, supported, nourished and transformed in my confidence and love of this magical heart art.

Your soul is a wealth of wisdom, poetry and artistry.

Our journey with Venus over three days was joyful and full of love.

You are an incredible teacher and I look forward to returning and exploring some more.'

It is with the deepest and most heartfelt appreciation that we note the recent crossing of the threshold of our beloved teacher Keith Critchlow.

May your grace, clarity of vision and unwavering pursuit of wisdom continue to guide and inspire ... 

Obituary below from

Visit this Temenos Academy 'page' for reflections and tributes on the occasion of Keith's 88th birthday ...

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Sacred Art of Geometry Australia

Many thanks to all our Australian friends - old and new - who were able to join us during our March/April 2019 visit. Sacred Art of Geometry tutors, 

Daniel Docherty and Vija Docherty, enjoyed every moment of every course and we are eagerly looking forward to returning asap ... Stay tuned ... Join our mailing list for updates.

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Mandalas of the World

A May 2019 highlight was SAOG Studios first week-long Mandalas of the World course. The constellation of course participants was itself a mandala of the world with locals and Londoners together with students from Brazil, Hawaii, California, Sth Africa and Switzerland. 

A very rich week of sharing interspersed with walks through bluebell woods and wildflower meadows!!

SAOG Studios next week-long Mandalas of the World course: 27 - 31 March 2023

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This course has been a total joy, and it has been full of spiritual and cosmic revelation. The way Daniel teaches perfectly fits the way that I learn best. He treats the material with such reverence and poetic beauty. I feel this week has opened up a path for me, and I feel it will play an important part in my life from now on. I always felt barred from the artistic world, not feeling in any way that I possessed artistic talent but this course has given me access to an artistic passion. I only wish I had been introduced to this way of understanding and practising sacred art earlier! Thank you so much. 

John Wadsworth:

PhD research student at CCCU and author of Your Zodiac Soul: Working with the Twelve Zodiac Gateways to Create Balance, Happiness & Wholeness 

Thank you so much for the magical time spent with you and our fabulous group;  for the oh so special teachings and sharings and for this brilliant glow that surrounds the memory of our time spent together!!!

I’m dreaming geometric shapes every night and am excited to play with my new compass….

Lindka Cierach: Couturier and Fashion Designer - May 20219

‘This course by Daniel and Vija is one of the most enlightening, sacred and open-hearted courses I have ever done. I have not only leaned about "Sacred Art of Geometry" and how to draw mandalas, but an opening into a mystical, magical world that has only just started. This course is a treasure and my soul is nourished.' 

August 2022 course participant


My heart & mind were blown open last week during this journey into the sacred art of geometry. Every night since, I’ve been dreaming in mandalas and waking feeling nourished! Thank you Daniel, it’s a wonderful school.

Louise August 2022 course participant

Thank you both so much for one of the most fascinating and hardest weeks of my life!!  xxx I loved and … struggled with it in equal measure. It was great growth. 

I do want to thank you for your simply magical knowledge and thoughtful and provoking delivery of such a magnificent world.  Your voice has stayed with me in the last few days and more and more I am noticing my noticing.  I say magical as I mean to capture the spirit of it but what I mean is the real wonderful wondrous reality of what you taught.

Zoe August 2022 course participant

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