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Sacred Geometry and the DNA

by Liliana Usvat

Sacred Geometry finds its roots in nature. In the ancient world, Greek and Roman philosophers theorized that Sacred Geometry was the blueprint for life. These scholars believed a god had a geometric plan to create the universe, and it formed the basis of all matter. They argued that specific geometric shapes and proportions have symbolic or spiritual meanings.

Today, scientists have found evidence that Mother Nature does use principles similar to Sacred Geometry. Living organisms and natural objects adhere to universal mathematical constants like Phi (1.618), or the Golden Mean. 

Snowflakes, flowers, and nautilus shells, and other natural constructions conform to the mathematical constant of Phi, or 1.618. Even the helical structure of deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, adheres to this value. In today's Phidle Clothing blog, we'll discuss how DNA conforms to Sacred Geometry principles.

DNA molecules. ... The DNA molecule measures 34 angstroms long by 21 angstroms wide for each full cycle of its double helix spiral. These numbers, 34 and 21, are numbers in the Fibonacci series, and their ratio 1.6190476 closely approximates Phi, 1.6180339.
Fibonacci Sequence:

  • (0,) 1,1,2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144...

Fibonacci Equation:

  • F0=0.
  • F1=1
  • Fn = Fn-1 + Fn-2, for n>1. (Binet's formula)

Binet's formula expresses the "nth" Fibonacci number in terms of "n" and the Golden Ratio. It implies that the ratio of two consecutive Fibonacci numbers approximately equals the Golden Ratio as "n" increases. This formula shows their ratio 1.6190476 almost coincides with the Golden Ratio (Φ) = 1.6180339.

 Is DNA a golden ratio?
What is the spiritual meaning of sacred geometry?

Many teachings have described Sacred Geometry as the blueprint of creation and the genesis, the origin of all form. ... Sacred geometry amplifies our connection to spirit, and creates harmony within ourselves, and between ourselves and the outside world.

Human beings carry a self-replicating hereditary material called deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA. This long molecule has key information about every person's unique genome. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly every cell in a person's body has the same DNA.

DNA was first identified in 1869. Some people mistakenly believe Cambridge University researchers James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick discovered the DNA molecule during the 1950s. This honor actually belongs to Swiss chemist Johannes Friedrich Miescher.

Miescher studied white blood cells and their function. These immune cells defend our bodies from invading bacteria and viruses. The researcher obtained samples from pus-covered bandages at a nearby hospital. The chemist used a salt solution to analyze their cellular components. Miescher added acid to the cell cultures. He noticed that a substance separated in the acidic solution. When Miescher added an alkaline solution to the cell samples, the substance dissolved again.

The substance's properties differed from other proteins. Miescher called it "nuclein." He believed the material came from the cell's nucleus. Miescher didn't realize that he discovered the basis of all life: DNA. The chemist published results from his experiment in 1874. The scientific community didn't appreciate his discovery until years later.

DNA resides in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells. Since cells are small, DNA is packaged tightly in the form of chromosomes.  Scientists call the DNA found in a cell's nucleus, "nuclear DNA." An organism's complete set of nuclear DNA is its genome. You can also find DNA inside mitochondria. These organelles provide energy to our bodies. Researchers call the chromosomal material, "mitochondrial DNA," or "mtDNA."

Nature uses DNA's genetic information to construct, maintain, and reproduce living organisms. DNA also provides instructions about making proteins and amino acids in our bodies. Each species has a unique set of biological instructions. For example, a tiger only produces cubs, a cat always gives birth to kittens, and a human's progeny are babies. Adults pass genetic information to their offspring during the reproductive process.

"Chance favors the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur