Friday, 29 July 2016

Digna Love - Sacred Geometry and the Golden Ratio

Digna Love is a certified realm reader and a healer, passionate about angels, stones, alchemy, and sacred geometry.

Sacred geometry attributes metaphoric and sacred significance to certain geometric ratios, figures, and rules. One of such rules is the golden ratio.

                                     Digna Love

The golden ratio is the unique ratio found in various objects and figures such that the ratio of the whole to the larger part of the object is the same as the ratio of the larger part of the object to the smaller part.
Numerically, the golden ratio is equal to 1.6180339887498948482. This number is also known as phi.

It is not known who and when discovered the golden ratio, but the ratio does appear throughout the human history.

The Great Pyramid of Egypt closely follows the golden ratio proportions.

Greek mathematician and sculptor Phidias studies the golden ratio and applied it to the design of his sculptures.

Plato said that the golden ratio is the most binding of all mathematical discoveries and relationships.

Phi appears in petals as a part of the ideal packing arrangement. Each petal in flowers is placed at 0.618 per turn out of a 360-degree circle, thus maximizing the exposure of petals to sunlight.

One can also find phi in the head of a flower. The seeds are usually positioned in the center, moving towards the edge to fill all the space. Sunflower is a perfect example of the spiraling patterns that are based on the golden ratio.

The seed pods on a pinecone are arranged in a similar way. Patterns that are based on the same principles also exist on pineapples and cauliflower.

Born and raised on the island of St. Lucia, Digna Love witnesses a lot of interesting patterns in nature that made her curious about their meanings.