S E C R E T O F T H E S P H E R E

"Physicists tell us that the universe is based on mathematics. But this is not entirely true. It’s actually based on proportion. More specifically, the proportion of a sphere. The math is secondary to the primary sa- cred geometry of proportion. Everything in this existence and indeed every law of physics in the universe stems from the sacred geometry of a sphere. The image of the flower of life is found in nearly every ancient civilization dating back over 10,000 years, spanning over twenty countries and—to date—five continents.

In 1486, Leonardo da Vinci completed The Vitruvian Man, his most famous sketch in which he incorporated sacred geometry. This sacred or golden geometry is based on the golden ratio (1.618...) also known as phi. Phi is an ubiquitous ratio found in nature that expands according to the Fibonacci sequence (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21...), where each subsequent number must equal the sum of the prior two. This is the “law of spirals and fractals,” and is the fundamental pattern in which a Nautilus, a pine cone, a sunflower, a tornado, a hurricane, Saturn’s rings, the solar system, and a galaxy form. Phi is also the divine ratio in which all plants, trees, lightning, and rivers branch outward. This divine proportion further governs the way in which your body forms. There’s a phi ratio between the tip of your finger or distal phalange to the intermediate phalange, and from it to the proximal phalange, and from it to the metacarpal. There is a golden phi ratio between your hand to your forearm, and your forearm to your upper arm. This golden ratio of divine proportion consistently repeats itself through all forms of creation."

~ Jason Lincoln Jeffers, The Next Human

C I R C L E S

In this amazing new series we explore the beauty of the hundreds of crop circles that have appeared (usually within minutes) around the globe in the last century. In Circles 1, the circle spiral outwards with steps at various points along the way and you will see that these steps occur at particular angles — the circle is divided into 10 equal segments of 36 degrees each. Starting at the center, you can see that the first section is 3 segments wide. Then there is a step and underneath this step is a small circle. This is the decimal point. The next section is 1 segment wide and then there is another step. The following section is 4 segments wide, and so on until the final number encoded is 3.141592654 or Pi to 8 decimal points.