Why not? Seriously, the spiral — the armature of DNA itself — is ubiquitous in nature, and beautiful in mathematics — almost inexplicably so. This has led to a variety of speculation and theorization, from the inspiring to the genuinely cracked. Does it prove God? Prove there’s no God? Prove that people simply have way too much time on their hands?

Some examples:

“When Drunvalo and Dan Winter introduced me to sacred geometry, I passed through a doorway that held a vast new perspective of reality that caused me to grow internally. As I continued to study I found that I was left with many new tools with which I could work. Yet I felt “stuck” (in a good way) inside a geometric puzzle of reality that I intuitively felt was only a portion of what we are or are capable of becoming.

“I continued exploring with my joy, and found my interest peak around the spiral. The spiral, in conjunction with what I had learned of sacred geometry, helped me take the geometric tools and apply them for myself in order to discover how to begin to feel intimately in touch with the entire holographic and geometric fabric that underlies creation.” The Spiral and the Holographic Matrix, by Ronald Holt

“Humankind has been eternally haunted by the desire to discover the truth behind creation and perhaps this question is the only thing separating us from the non-human animal kingdom. Yet, those who seek the answers without considering non-human animals become lost on their path somewhere along the way. Indigenous societies know this vital connection between Nature and humans and although Western civilization titles them barbaric, the gods they worship and the symbols they choose are within all of us.” A Glimpse of the Spiral as a Symbol for the Transcendental Mystery of God, Paula Vaughan

“Thanks to the inherent beauty of the design, spiral escalators transform an entrance hall into a notable space–adding to the building’s reputation and value.” Spiral Escalators: The World’s First and Sole Manufacturer of Spiral Escalators

“The appeal to designers to use the spiral in various forms, comes from its inherent place in nature and the harmononic resolution it provides. Something about it just feels right. This concepts is the basis of the book The Power of Limits: Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art, and Architecture by Gyorgy Doczi and elements of the spiral as related to the Golden Mean are taught to designers as they pass through art school. It is the basis of a discipline in mathematics and is present as the foundation of some of our most famous architecture throughout history.” EM Design, Erin K. Malone

The Golden mean is a ratio, discovered by the Greeks, that is self-mirroring. It is approximately .6 to 1 … In the 15th century an Italian named Fibonacci discovered that if you add 1 to itself, then 2 to 1, then the sum 3 to 2, and the sum 5 to 3, etc., you end up with a series of numbers 1,1,2,3,5,8,13, etc. The ratios of these, one to another, dance around and approach more and more closely the golden mean of .6 to 1. These ratios describe the most efficient way of packaging spirals about themselves IN TWO DIMENSIONS; you will see them in the center of a sunflower. If you count the spirals going one way and they add up to13, there will be either 8 or 21 spirals going the other way. Moving your perspective in our out to about 2/3rds of the original size will move you to the next level of spirals … [blah, blah, blah] The GOLDEN MEAN gives me hope in this enterprise… it tells us that opposites are not equal, that all does not spiral down to meaninglessness necessarily, as Timothy Leary described to me (what was to him) the Zen view of the world shortly before his death. It tells me that we can see one as greater than the other, and I suspect it is up to us to see hope defeating despair. I suspect it is not “inherent” except inasmuch as we are inherent. Golden Mean

And it goes on… You get the point.

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