Harmonic Icons of Antiquity

It seems clear to me that the Greeks were aware of the role torsion spirals played in forming material structure, possibly learned from either or both the Egyptians and Indians. In the last image from Ephesus outside of Kusadasi, Turkey I found a grid of alternating spirals and squares containing a bird and flower, among other life forms. The spirals were all interconnected, trapping the squares and life inside it. This seems to correspond to the Swartzschild model of the quantum lattice where atomic structure and all closed geometric matter forms at the event horizon of tiny black holes in cubic space. I found that the Greeks used this pattern repeatedly as foundational layers in their architecture, as if it was common knowledge that all structure spins out of a field of vortices like this.



Of course, this is the ancient swastika symbol found in the Hindu Vedas and many other cultures around the world, including native American tribes. Note that the Hindu (and Nazi) swastika rotates the other direction while the Greek version (known as a "key") rotates in the opposite direction. The direction is a matter of polarity.

In the next pictures, the half-caduceus carving from Ephesus was near the statue of Nike; whereas, the Vesica Piscis was part of a medieval building in Naples. Note that the top of the carving in Ephesus was a chalice while the Roman version was a full Sumerian caduceus with Hermes' (Mercury) and his wings replacing the chalice symbol. Notice the resemblance between the image of winged Nike and the winged face in the Mandorla. Nike was always associated with the Hermetic caduceus. It is through the overlapping interference region of waves and geometry (the Mandorla or "almond" region) where life emerges - the birth canal. The Neapolitan architect was demonstrating his knowledge of ancient Greek architecture and Hermetic knowledge.

According to our guide, the Nike swoosh symbolizing victory was actually taken from her flowing gown on the left of this carving and not her wings as commonly thought.