Spirograph + Mysticism

Drawing Math

 

I remember the magic of the crayon to paper. The way what came out felt both in and out of my control. I remember trying to draw from my mind’s eye and the thrill of it coming out somewhat realistic. And then the feeling of how much more realistic it could be. But I was definitely hooked! I always knew I would be an artist.

It wasn’t until the Spirograph that I saw a kind of hidden magic revealed. Math was never my strongest suit but I loved Geometry. An intuitive understanding of objects and forms from drawing helped. And lest we forget….the hours playing with the Spirograph!

Games and tools have come a long way since the Spirograph. From simple fractal line tools to elaborate fractal generators used in blockbuster movies.

Science, math, and art are often indistinguishable in our world!

Fractal Universe

We see fractals in trees, circulatory systems, snowflakes, lightning, leaves, rivers, and more.

Fractal definition:

Frac·tal - /ˈfraktəl/ - noun

a curve or geometric figure, each part of which has the same statistical character as the whole. Fractals are useful in modeling structures (such as eroded coastlines or snowflakes) in which similar patterns recur at progressively smaller scales, and in describing partly random or chaotic phenomena such as crystal growth, fluid turbulence, and galaxy formation.

Mandelbrot Set

Benoit B. Mandelbrot, a mathematician at the IBM coined the term fractal to describe phenomena (whose patterns repeat themselves at smaller and smaller scales).

Check out this video animation example of a Mandelbrot Set.

Today fractal patterns are used to expand our knowledge and hone our abilities in everything from architecture, to medicine (ex: bacteria growth, brain waves), to computer science (stunning computer graphics and complex algorithms etc..). 

Here is a documentary from Nova on fractals, Hunting the Hidden Dimension. 

 

“My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents. Yet when I look back I see a pattern.”

~ Benoît B. Mandelbrot

Sacred Geometry + Tool for Healing

From glorious cathedrals, to wireless communications, fractal geometry permeates our physical world.

Sacred geometry exists within our own bodies and in far regions of the universe. Have you ever seen pictures of the structures of our brain cells and the universe side by side? It is astonishing the similarities!

Walking in nature, meditating, star gazing are healing because there is a resonance. There is a connection to source that brings feelings of harmony and peace. It is my belief that fractal patterns, visible or invisible shape our world and our world views.

Though somewhat controversial, I've always enjoyed Rupert Sheldrake's work on morphic resonance.

"Morphic resonance is a process whereby self-organising systems inherit a memory from previous similar systems. In its most general formulation, morphic resonance means that the so-called laws of nature are more like habits."

Karl Jung did groundbreaking work with archetypes, symbols, and the collective unconscious. Check out this link with 4 females mystics who also worked with sacred symbology.

Sacred Geometry is like a blueprint of creation.  If we see forms repeat everywhere in our physical world, why should we think any differently about our repeating thoughts and emotions?  

The patterns in our lives set our course. Awareness of this can bring harmony and balance where chaos and confusion may reign.

Thank you for being in my morphogenic field!

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