Can you draw a perfect rectangle which is most pleasing to eyes ? If yes, what proportions will you take?
The question is reasonable and most of you will make a guess according to your taste of aesthetics. There can be many ratios of length and width which can make up the most beautiful and perfect rectangle but the idol ratio will make the most aesthetic rectangle which will suit the taste of everyone. This idol ratio of beauty is known as the golden ratio.
1.618 is The Golden Ratio
If you don’t know anything about the golden ratio or if you are suspicious of golden ratio’s reality then in this blog will certainly clear all your doubts. I will try to reveal the secrets behind and put and end to your questions.
Golden Ratio and Spirituality
The fact is that it is found almost everywhere in nature. The Golden ratio is used by nature to design almost everything and I think no one can raise the question about the beauty of nature. Adhering to science we believe that everything is part of nature and this nature is said to be god itself or created by god.
But wait a second, if you believe there is no god and science doesn’t accept the concept of god or spirit then please read our blog on Science vs Spirituality otherwise, continue with the blog.
Nature is believed to be god itself and this nature brings forth everything designed according to the golden ratio. So, that’s how studying golden ratio invokes the essence of spirituality and makes us realize the complete reality.
Now to reveal the intelligent design of the universe and secrets of god, first, let me explain to you the golden ratio in detail.
What is the golden ratio?
In the figure, you can see that line B is 1.618 times of line A . So, we can say that the proportions of these lines are in the golden ratio.
Throughout history, the ratio which was considered most pleasing to eyes was the golden ratio. Any object which is designed according to golden ratio gets the extra essence of beauty. Due to its aesthetic appeal, it was used by many great artists, architects and designers of past to create the most remarkable and astounding works of art and architecture.
It appears around us in our daily lives, even in our buildings and products. Artists and architects who are aware of the knowledge still use the knowledge of nature but never reveals the secrets to general people read our blog on Illuminati system.
The Golden ratio is the proportion deals with the sort of mathematics of nature. In the world of mathematics, the golden ratio is called “phi”, named by the Greek sculptor Phidias, the architect of Parthenon.
Golden ratio names
This 1.618 was named ‘ the golden ratio’ by the Greeks. The figure is also known by many different names like golden proportion, divine proportion, golden mean, golden section, golden number or Fibonacci number.
This number has been discovered and rediscovered many times it was easy to discover pattern as it exists almost everywhere, that’s why it is known by so many names.
It wasn’t until the 1900’s that American mathematician Mark Barr used the Greek letter phi (Φ) to designate this proportion. By this time this ubiquitous proportion was known as the golden mean, golden section, golden ratio as well as The divine proportion.
Golden ratio definition
“A straight line is said to have been cut in extreme and mean ratio when, as the whole line is to the greater segment, so is the greater to the lesser.”
“The golden ratio, also known as the, is a number often encountered when taking the ratios of distances in simple geometric figures such as the pentagon, pentagram, decagon and dodecahedron.”
Leonardo Da Vinci produced illustrations for a discourse published by Luca Pacioli in 1509 named “De Divina Proportione”, possibly the earliest reference in literature to another of its names, the “Divine Proportion.”
Who discovered golden ratio ?
Leonardo Fibonacci, an Italian born in 1175 AD discovered the series while studying the expansion of rabbits caused by reproduction. He ultimately came up with the series whose two consecutive terms ratio is equal to the golden ratio. However, Fibonacci never mentioned it anywhere which raises a doubt that he was unaware of the case that he discovered golden number.