The Golden Ratio ~ There is one thing that ancient Greeks, Renaissance artists, a 17th century astronomer and 21st century architects all have in common .. they all used the Golden Mean, otherwise known as the Golden Ratio, Divine Proportion, or Golden Section. Precisely, this is the number 1.61803399, represented by the Greek letter Phi, and truly unique in its mathematical properties, its prevalence throughout nature, and its ability to achieve a perfect aesthetic composition.
In Leonardo Da Vinci's "Madonna of the Rocks" a Golden Pyramid frames the composition of the figures.
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Modern science has proven that these patterns are the very molecular shapes that form the basis of all life. These shapes or patterns were universal and governed the way in which the world replicated itself. These universal laws or patterns were absolute and static, they did not change or alter over time or space. This is evidenced by the vast number of cultures from around the world that all recognized the sacredness of these specific patterns and geometric shapes. --Caroline Nettle