The Pentagram as the symbol for Phi
If you take a pentagon and join every point up to every other, you end up creating a pentagram. Now if you take every line in the inscribed
pentagram, and order them from smallest to largest. Every line will be in a golden ratio to the next in size. No other shape has this complete phi
Additionally: If you plot the derived ratio from the Fib. sequence (1/1, 1/2, 2/3, 3/5, 5/8 etc.) you will see that the numbers oscillate (are above,
then below, then above etc) around the actual Golden Ratio of 1.618 (approx). Interestingly, the pentagon you drew with the pentragram in the centre,
now contains an inverted copy of the original pentagon, ready for the same process to continue. Its effectively oscillating visually within the
geometry, much like the Fib. sequence oscillates around the Golden Ratio.
Now hopefully the link between the Golden Ratio and the Pentagram is clear. The Pentagram was a symbol of life itself, as seen by the Eastern Mystics
when they discovered sacred geometry and its relationship with the Universe.
The Dual Serpents
In Mythology, serpents have been revered (East) and feared (West). The serpent as a symbol can be many things, but often speaks of the natural order,
love and life, the earth and water, but first and foremost it is a symbol of Energy. Energy requires polarising, otherwise it is unable to manifest.
This is why almost all animals are male/female. This is why our technologies are based on a circuit of + and -. Our conciousness requires polarising
before we can attach values to ideas. We must know beauty before we can identify ugliness, and pain before we can appreciate pleasure. This is
basically the concept of Heaven and Hell defined psychologically.
Even our DNA shows this pattern, two opposite serpentine forms creating a ladder, which then forms the rungs from opposing letters of AT and CG. Two
pairs of two pairs of two pairs.
For another example of ancient symbol with the same meaning, see the YinYang.
This is a topic in itself, but the nature of duality and the serpent image are, in my view, identical to the message behind Phi and the Pentagram.
My original point is: the Pentagrams message has been lost and suppressed by patriarchal religions bent on achieving 100% power.
Angkor Wat - Churning the Milky Ocean
This beautiful complex is the largest religious sculpture/building in the world. It has a fusion of Buddhist and Hindu iconography. It was built
around the time that Fibonacci was taught by the Hindu mathematicians, and has a story carved into the walls that seems to point to the same
understanding of Universal Harmony and revering the geometry of the Pentagram/Pentagon.
There is a story about the Churning the Milky Ocean. In it the Angels (Devas) and Demons (Asuras) have to work together, pulling the world serpent
around the sacred mountain. The purpose of this is to create favourable conditions for life! The story is about the positive and negative working
together to create life by turning the sky (or spinning the Earth).
Now this isn't remarkable in itself, but the fact there are 54 angels and 54 demons should raise an eyebrow. The whole complex of Angkor is
surrounded by massive entrance paths/bridges, and on each side of each bridge is 54 devas and 54 asuras. The whole complex is a monument to this
knowledge! At the centre of the momument is five huge towers.
Another monument called the Bayon features a number of Buddhist faces, at the centre the number is 54.
Borobudur is a ninth-century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by
three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is
surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa.
[edit on 5-12-2008 by Trojan_libido]