“A circle is a reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and no end. And if you put several circles together, then you get a spiral.”-Maynard James Keenan.
Our universe, as boundless and infinite as it seems is in fact “glued together” by certain laws. They are intrinsic in nature and form patterns of perpetual propagation that can be measured with the help of mathematical formulas and sequences. The Spiral is probably one of the most well known forms in the midst of the more obvious representations of geometry that occur naturally.
Among the many types, the ones that i’m going to focus on are: the ‘Logarithmic Spirals‘ , under which comes the ‘Golden‘ or ‘Fibonacci‘ Spiral which is nothing more than a special logarithmic spiral . There seems to be a lot of confusion between the two, as most folks often misinterpret one for the other. More often than not, if someone notices a spiral pattern in nature, they automatically assume it’s the Golden Spiral and it’s proportions are that of the Golden ratio ‘Φ’ (Phi : 1.618033….). All while being simultaneously in-cognizant to observe and reflect on the other varieties that exist.
Others acknowledge the many forms of spirals in nature but attach esoteric and mythical meanings to the patterns, which i find quite misleading . Claims like only a certain set of numbers are divine numbers; are nothing but fallacies. In reality, yes there are patterns that nature seems to instinctively follow. But we still haven’t a clue as to why it does so. In some cases of plant life, this geometry however is more than essential for growth. For example: The new emerging branches and leaves of a plant growing in an upward spiral would have an evolutionary benefit compared to other plants that just grew straight regular branches. This is because when new leaves on the plant growing within the spiral geometric form emerge; they alternate and hence the newer leaves don’t block sunlight for the older ones budding below.
Sacred Geometry doesn’t explain the ‘Why‘ part. It tends to focus on the ‘How‘ in strict mathematical terms. It’s still a step in the right direction if you ask me. We’re reaching the culminating point of material consciousness; where we understand the mechanism of things and it’s general functions but we’re clueless as to what the purpose of it all is. In fact, we aren’t even sure if there is a purpose to begin with and we’re ready to argue and kill each other over it.
They say a picture can paint a thousand words. On that note, I put together a small gallery of different types of spirals you might see as you go about living your day to day life. Enjoy!