Make up of the universe
(Note: Some principles, just a few, I feel privileged to have heard and appreciated. They are elevating and the best humans have to offer in this life. The Golden Mean stands for harmony and balance and proportion. While I never was sophisticated enough to use it practically in any work I did, just to know it's there somehow makes me proud that humans are capable of such thought. Somehow it's always there in the background and in the story of a life, my life, it would be mentioned just for its own sake. If the following is a little technical in spots, skim over them until something hits home.)
The Golden Mean
Somehow the Golden Mean has been popping up since my teenage years when learning about its use in Greek architecture, such as the Parthenon, and when reading Leonardo DaVinci’s notes concerning human anatomy and proportion. When studying composition, I learned the focal point of a balanced painting is the point of the Golden Mean. This can be determined by drawing a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner, and from this line, drawing at a right angle, a line that connects to either corner not touched by the diagonal.
If this rectangle is further subdivided, an elliptical shape is formed. This elliptical shape is found in nature, as in the snail on a small scale and as in a hurricane on a large scale. In the last 30 years nautilus weight training has become popular, using elliptical curves instead of straight lines for rotations, which supposedly conform to natural movement and the proportions of the Golden Mean.
The proportion of the Golden Mean is approximately .6 to 1. Each successive joint of a finger, if measured conforms to this. It used to be a useful tool for artists, such as the mural artist Veronese. In the natural world, the bands of a hurricane also conform to these proportions.
When in motion, matter and energy encounter outside resistance plus internal gravitational pulls. Depending upon its makeup, the form of the matter will start to conform to the Golden Mean.
Since movement takes time, it can be said the Golden Mean is the form matter and energy takes when moving through time.
Finally, the Golden Mean describes the shape of movement taken when one dimension bursts into another as with time coming into being out of timelessness. Initial waves of energy emerge from a point and each wave has its own gravitational pull, causing a circular rotation. Eventually directional movement follows which leaves a drag of expanding bands of energy, as in a hurricane. The proportions of such movements are the building blocks of the universe, and naturally we are drawn and attracted to them. While not written in stone, this all seems to be within the realm of possibility.