Fractals

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Exploring the Fractal Mind and Fractal Consciousness

“Why is geometry described as ‘cold’ and ‘dry?’ One reason lies in its inability to describe the shape of a cloud, a mountain, a coastline, or a tree. Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line… Nature exhibits not simply a higher degree but an altogether different l... »

Fractals a Part of African Culture

Fractals a Part of African Culture

Fractals are a part of nature, they are a part of us. Undeniably, fractals also form part of different cultures, long before computer generated fractals were discovered – from the architecture of Indian temples that resemble fractal structure to indigenous African villages where fractals are embedded in their architecture, textiles, art and religion. According to Ron Eglash, university profe... »

Mona Lisa Golden Ratio

Digging Deeper into the Golden Ratio

The golden ratio, or the divine section, A+B:(A+B)-B or (A+B)/A, represented by phi and it’s ratio to one. Occurs when the ratio of two numbers equal their sum. As is, as to. Everything follows the pattern that created it, in mathematics, and in nature. The true golden ratio is a ratio applicable for determining the past, present, and future states of any pattern, even outside of numbers. It... »

Fibonacci sequence in a sunflower

Understanding the Fibonacci Sequence and Golden Ratio

The Fibonacci Sequence The Fibonacci sequence is possibly the most simple recurrence relation occurring in nature. It is 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89, 144… each number equals the sum of the two numbers before it, and the difference of the two numbers succeeding it. It is an infinite sequence which goes on forever as it develops. The Golden Ratio/Divine Ratio or Golden Mean - The quotient of ... »

Vishnu temple in Varanasi ganges shows fractal-like patterns

The Fractal Structure of Hindu Temples

Traditionally, temples have been the most prominent religious institution in India and fractals form an integral part of those temples. A single gaze at a temple and you will find fractal-like spires (shikharas) or a tower surrounded by smaller towers, surrounded by still smaller towers, and so on, for eight or more levels. Each part of the facade is designed to look like a miniature reproduction ... »

13-Year Old Replicates Fibonacci Sequence to Harness Solar Power

13-Year Old Replicates Fibonacci Sequence to Harness Solar Power

The future of our planet lies in the hands of our children and when a 13-year old boy, Aidan Dwyer, uncovers the mystery of how trees get enough of sunlight in a crowded forest and applies it to solar energy you know that all is not lost. On a trek through the forest Aidan, from Long Island, New York, pondered on how all the leaves get enough of sunlight and figured out that trees spiral up using ... »

fractals in a flower

Fractals in Nature II

Fractals are the beautiful natural phenomena which are present all around us, if only you care to observe your surroundings. Nature is the perfect place to find fractal patterns, the self-repeating ones that appear the same even when zoomed into. Fractals in nature – from flowers, mountains, vegetables, clouds, insects, fields – continue to amaze us. Here is a small collection of fract... »

fractal design on a leaf

Amazing Fractals found in Nature

Fractals have always captivated me, the intricacy of the patterns which can be infinitely complex in nature and simple at the same time. Its like a fragment of an object that is self-similar to the whole, and when you realize that such fractal patterns or better known as, building blocks of God, are all around us, it will leave you amazed – clouds, trees, plants, mountain ranges, various veg... »

The Fractal Nature of Consciousness

The Fractal Nature of Consciousness

Many of you may know how this blog got the name Fractal Enlightenment, because of this video I came across by Arthur Clarke, Fractals the Color of Infinity. While I watched that I was pleased to find the entire documentary, ‘Fractals the Color of Infinity’ available to watch online. Its time for you to understand the building blocks of God. Another thing, this explains is how we all ar... »

fire storm

Fractal Enlightenment

Fractals, I hope by now you are well aware of the term fractals, we are all fractals. Fractals are the so called building blocks of God. Replicating themselves to form some of the most beautiful patterns the universe has to offer. Bhavika and I both have experienced the presence of fractals in nature. Even more amazing is this picture of the fractal mountains with the moon in the day on our way ho... »

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