The golden ratio spiral is a proportionate code of nature which grows by Fibonacci sequence of numbers and reflects a balance in the geometry of space, time, matter and information. The golden ratio is a building tool which, as a collection of spirals in the form of ether toruses, creates fractal repetitive structures of electro-magnetic energy weaving a gigantic hologram matrix throughout the universe. It is a perfect measure which argues that the whole relates to the part in the same way in which the part relates to the whole.
Two key concepts that explain the essence of life are the concepts of time and space. Movement through time and space, according to one way of thinking, enters the path of circular motion in a close and predictable system. According to another, for the humans, movement has a linear path in an open and unpredictable system. A compromise between these two extreme positions of understanding development is symbolized by a spiral – it attempts to open a close system, to bring it back to almost the same position but also to lead it in a direction of development and movement towards new forms. So, a circle, a spiral and a ray are symbols of understanding progression in time which has its beginning. In this paper, the problem of development is presented through the symbolism of a spiral. In the context of monotheistic religions, the beginning is given by the creation of the world and counting of the days. A spiral is established in time by a cycle of weeks. The second message of the Old Testament comes from the fall into sin. Since then, through knowledge of the good and the evil, the spiral has unwound in two directions, a direction of life and a direction of death, and their battlefield are the Earth and the Being.
Spiral cosmic energy is an umbilical cord that connects the man with the Earth and the Heavens. The classic Book of Change and the DNA use this basic cosmic pattern or a “universal code” to develop their forms and functions. DNA contains genetic material and processes for creation of biological, physical bodies. The classic Book of Change contains principles of philosophical and psychological processes based on which changes and transitional states of mind and spirit occur, in accordance with the principle that the “Heavens/Cosmos and Man are intertwined as One”.
Starting from the point that the spiral is a natural shape, the author studies its expressions in culture. Determined by a circular line which progressively moves away from the centre, the spiral becomes a symbol of human detachment from nature in the process of self-creation. Symbolizing the process of individualization, the spiral denotes a circular determination of initial elements and a linear determination of new creation. Its metaphor also denotes a progressive increase of emotional and aggressive negativity as a challenge to human survival. Spiral spread of hatred and destruction is, however, limited by an opposite growing force. This can in fact justify why in the history, in spite of its forcefulness, the evil has never won and why it can prevail only temporarily in the future.
The process of getting to know yourself (Gnothi s’eaungton) is long lasting; it is also a process of individualization and/or deification. Gradual and troublesome separation of one(Self) from the outer environment and influence (Heidegger’s concept of Self), searching for one(Self) as a Personality – on the way from an individual to personality – could be a little daringly called a spiral path. The spiral (Greek word) is defined as a curve (curved line, bent line, bend) consisting of a sequence of a growing number of bends around a point in a plane. This point can be also denoted as a hub (centre, focal point, core) or an axis, an imagined middle straight line around which a solid body revolves. In mathematics, the spiral is a curve in a plane which circulates indefinitely around a determined point. The spiral hyperbolically (relating to a hyperbole) represents a curve which, on the one side, gets indefinitely closer and closer to the point 0 (asymmetrical point), while on the other, it also determines the curve by the fact that the two, if continued, get closer and closer to each other but never meet. Doesn’t this amazing image of an asymptote remind us of the Man-God relationship?