Phi in Music Perception

Of all the mysteries of the world, our human ability to recognize and enjoy music must be one of the greatest. How is it we are able to organically measure the degree of dissonance and mentally anticipate the direction of resolution in music harmony? Read More…

Phi in Ancient Religion

From the earliest known scripture in the Rig-Veda, the Divine Proportion has been at the epicenter of virtually all religions. Based on astronomical observations and cosmological interpretations, this ancient text suggests the existence of a transcendental mountain named Mount Meru stretching from the deepest ocean into the furthest space where the gods lived, dancing and singing on its golden summit. The gods themselves were of course personifications of the Sun, Moon and visible planets whose orbital frequencies, patterns and conjunctive resonances with Earth created a kind of celestial music or Music of the Spheres. First described in the Rig-Veda as sruti or “what is heard,” this musical cosmology was based in large part on the golden ratio. Read More…

Phi in Quantum Mechanics

Ever since the early days of quantum physics, atoms have been known to resonate inside a cube instead of a freestanding sphere. This became apparent in the early 20th century when it was discovered atoms with an even number of electrons are more stable than odd numbers and that the most stable have eight electrons orbiting symmetrically in the “L shell” to form the corners of a cube. Read More…

Phi in Harmonic Formation

The ancient Pythagorean theory of harmony known as Musica Universalis says that everything in the universe originated from a single sound. Atoms, planets and people were all believed to have resonated into existence like music. More than just a religious belief, the theory came from studying proportions in planetary cycles, musical scales and the geometry of life. At the center of this harmonic science was the Divine Proportion. Read More…

Phi in Physiology

To find our deepest connection to nature, we need look no further than the geometry of the human body. It is at the apex of creation, reflecting the beauty of the cosmos and embodying the order of its physics. Yet in spite of this self-evident truth, we still have very little understanding about why our bodies are shaped the way they are and how that might be related to perception and human consciousness. Read More…