Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio – a sacred number that links the past to the present

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in which is contained the ground-principle of all formative striving for beauty and completeness in the realms of both nature and art, and which permeates, as a paramount spiritual ideal, all structures, forms and proportions, whether cosmic or individual, organic or inorganic, acoustic or optical; which finds its fullest realization, however, in the human form.

As a result of the unique properties of this golden proportion, many view the ratio as sacred or divine and as a door to a deeper understanding of beauty and spirituality in life, unveiling a hidden harmony or connectedness in so much of what we see.

By April Holloway

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The golden ratio is everywehre in nature and architecture. It is found throught the Great Pyramid of Giza, and throughout a lot of structures in what is now South America. There seems to be something so profound in this number, it has mafe the pyramids in Egypt earthquake proof.

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I have loved this subject for years, and always wanted to study it further - I find it absolutely fascinating!

Thanks for the article and links!

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