The golden ratio can be found everywhere you look: In nature, the human body, art, and countless man-made creations. Famously used by the Ancient Greeks, it was discovered that certain shapes were most pleasing to the human eye. However, long before the Greeks, the Ancient Egyptians built the Great Pyramids of Giza using these same proportions. The ratio can be found spanning throughout time, across cultures, and around the globe.
But what exactly is it? In mathematical terms, it occurs when the ratio of two quantities is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of two quantities. This fascinating formula has gone by a number of names over time such as Phi, the Golden Ratio, or the Divine Proportion, but its pattern and application are always consistent.
Let’s take a closer look:
One of the most well-known cases of the golden ratio in architecture can be seen in the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Phidias, a well-known Greek mathematician and sculptor devoted time to studying the divine proportions, which he applied to the facade of the Parthenon, pictured above.
“A pyramid based on Phi varies by only 0.025% from the Great Pyramid’s estimated dimensions.”
Leonardo Da Vinci was well known for incorporating the golden ratio into his work. In the image above, you can see how the golden ratio was used to create a more appealing sensation when viewing the Mona Lisa. Not only does her face contain the golden ratio, but the entirety of the frame as well.
Beyond the Mona Lisa, Da Vinci’s “The Vitruvian Man”, utilizes the golden ratio as well, giving insight to humanity's relationship with nature.
Perhaps the most intriguing appearances of the golden ratio can be found is in the natural world. Take a mathematical approach in your view of nature and you will see leaves, branches, skeletons, gems, and more all contain the golden proportions!
Other instances of the Golden Ratio:
The golden ratio seen in a hurricane on the east coast of the United States.
The arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy and many other spiral galaxies almost perfectly match the golden ratio.
The Golden ratio found in the face of a tiger.
The golden ratio can also be found in the design of functional jewelry created by Pyradyne. The Nuclear Receptor, for example, is a geometrically precise piece of work developed by founder, Dr. Fred Bell, PhD.
As you look across the face of the Receptor, you’ll see a pattern that is formed by not only the positioning, but also the size of different pyramids. This arrangement is called the Fibonacci Curve. Combined with other aspects of design and natural technologies, the Nuclear Receptor may help to filter and protect against harmful frequencies and man-made pollutants, all while bringing positive energy to your life.
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The golden ratio, at first, may seem like a coincidence, but the closer you look, it becomes clear that it has a divine purpose - Showing that all things are intricately connected. Although the full potential and power of the golden ratio are unknown, it undoubtedly contains the blueprints for the universe.
Take this information with open eyes and an open mind, and you will begin to notice more and more ways that the golden ratio plays a role in your life and the world around you.