Is God a Mathematician


Euclid defined the Divine Proportion because he was interested in the construction of the pentagon and the pentagram. You may know that the pentagram was used as a powerful symbol by the Pythagoreans’, Masons, Gnostics, and Cabalists. If this was the only reason for using the Divine Proportion in Dr. Gopala’s Dream Lottery System, this book would never have been written. The awe, wonder, and mystery derived from this number is really based on the element of surprise. On the one hand, the number is very simple to calculate. On the other hand, it is the foundation for an endless number of complex natural phenomena. Somehow the divine proportion always surprises us, making an appearance in the very simple as well as the very complex.

For example, Adolf Zeising, whose main interests were mathematics and philosophy, found the divine proportion expressed in the arrangement of branches along the stems of plants and of veins in leaves. He extended his research to the skeletons of animals and the branching of their veins and nerves, to the proportions of chemical compounds and the geometry of crystals. In these phenomena he saw the Divine Proportion operating as a universal law. Zeising wrote in 1854:

The {Divine Proportion} is a universal law in which is contained the ground-principle of all formative striving for beauty and completeness in the realms of both nature and art, and which permeates, as a paramount spiritual ideal, all structures, forms and proportions, whether cosmic or individual, organic or inorganic, acoustic or optical; which finds its fullest realization, however, in the human form.

Some of the greatest mathematicians and philosophers of all ages from Pythagoras to Euclid in ancient Greece, from the times of Leonardo Da Vinci to the famous astronomer Johannes Kepler, to present day scientists, have spent countless hours thinking about the properties of the Divine Proportion. But, this fanatical fascination with this irrational number is not confined to mathematicians. Botanists, artist, both ancient and modern, musicians including Debussy and Bartok, historians, psychologists, and even mystics have wondered and debated the appeal and everyday use of the Divine Proportion. In my opinion, it is fair to say that the Divine Proportion has inspired thinkers and seekers of truth in all parts of the world and in all the ages of man like no other number in the history of mankind.

But what exactly makes this number, this simple proportion, so exciting to deserve all this attention from so many prominent minds throughout history? It is possible that the attractiveness stems from the unusual way the number has of cropping up where it is least expected. For example, what would an irrational number like the Divine Proportion have in common with an apple, the fruit that was associated with the tree of knowledge responsible for Mans fall from grace in the Garden of Eden? If you cut the apple through its girth, you will find the seeds arranged in a five pointed pattern or pentagram. Each of the five triangles that make up the corners of the pentagram has the property that the ratio of length of its longer side to the shorter side is equal to the Divine Proportion.

What about a flower, like a rose? A rose by many is a symbol of natural beauty, harmony, and love. Long ago an Indian poet wrote, "Somehow we feel that through a rose the language of love reaches our hearts." If you're inquisitive and wanted to quantify this natural beauty and symmetric harmony, you would dissect it. Upon dissection you would find that the arrangement of the petals is organized according to the Divine Proportion.

Ancient as well as modern thinkers make the argument that the principles behind the Divine Proportion are used to organize creation at a profound level. Take a simple tree for example. All deciduous and coniferous foliage on the planet grow into positions that optimize their exposure to sun, rain, and oxygen. As the plant grows vertically, the stems and branches grow with regular spacing. The leaves and branches do not grow one above the other. This would shield lower leaves from moisture and sunlight. Instead, the growth of the stem to the next stem is characterized by a screw-type arrangement around the branch. This circular arrangement can be found in the scales of pinecones and the seeds growing on a sunflower. This circular screw-type arrangement follows rules derived from the Divine Proportion. It seems like Mother Nature herself used the Divine Proportion as a tool to organize creation and all life we experience around us.

The Divine Proportion also shows up in our own bodies. Each section of our index finger from the tip of the finger to the base of the wrist is larger than the preceding one by 1.618 or the Divine Proportion. Also, our hands are Divinely Proportional to our forearms. If you measure your hand from the tip of the fingers to the wrist it is .618 the length of the tip of the fingers to the elbow.

Over time, countless body measurements have been performed and the Divine Proportion is clearly present in our skeletal makeup. The most famous of these measurements is the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo Da Vinci. In this famous sketch, Leonardo inserts a human form into a Golden Rectangle with the properties of the Divine Proportion and shows that our bodies conform to the organizing principals of the Divine Proportion. Again we see the Divine Proportion as a transcendental principal used to create our bodies, and I would bet our minds as well. This is the connection Dr. Gopala is making when he ties the Divine Proportion and the Lottery Number Sequence to our dreams and desires.

In more modern times, the most surprising place the Divine Proportion crops up is in the physics of black holes in space, a discovery made by Paul Davies of the University of Adelaide in 1989. For readers not familiar with the physics of black holes, they are a region in space from which gravity prevents anything, including light, from escaping. Albert Einstein predicted this phenomenon in his general relativity theory. He predicted that a sufficiently compact mass will deform space-time to form a hole in space or a black hole. Also, around the black hole is a mathematically defined surface called an event horizon that marks the point of no return. That is, if you get close enough to the event horizon you will be pulled into the hole no matter how much energy you apply to get out. The hole is called black because it absorbs light that hits the event horizon reflecting nothing back. Black holes form when very massive stars collapse at the end of their life. After a black hole has formed, it continues to grow by absorbing mass from its surroundings. By absorbing other stars, planets, and merging with other black holes, super massive black holes form. Most scientists believe that at the center of spiral galaxies like our Milky Way there is a supermassive black hole. This is of primary importance to us because the black hole in the center of our galaxy runs the show in our universe. The mass of this black hole controls the spin of the galaxy, the movement of all the masses in the galaxy including our sun and the Earth, the formation and death of stars, and consequently the formation and continued existence of all life in the galaxy.

According to Paul Davies, Black holes and other self-gravitating bodies such as the sun have a negative specific heat. This means they get hotter as they lose heat. Basically, loss of heat takes away gas from a body such as the sun of internal pressure, enabling gravity to squeeze it into a smaller volume. The gas then heats up, for the same reason that the air in a bicycle pump gets hot when it is squeezed.

Mr. Davies goes on to write that, …things are not so simple, however, for a spinning black hole, since there is an outward "centrifugal force" acting to prevent any shrinkage of the hole. The force depends on how fast the structure is spinning. It turns out that at a critical value of the spin, a black hole flips from negative to positive specific heat - that is, from growing hotter as it loses heat to growing colder. What determines the critical value? - The mass of the black hole and the Divine Proportion.

Einstein also proved that at the cusp of a black hole time stands still, that is to say time, does not exist. The only other phenomenon I know of that is unbound by time and space is Transcendental Being. Black holes are the most powerful entities in the known universe and the Divine proportion plays a critical role in their life cycle.

In addition, it has been recently discovered that a subtle energy exists that scientist are just starting to understand. It is called dark energy. It is called dark because it is invisible to our senses. Einstein's famous equation E = MC² again plays a critical role in our understanding the importance of black holes because subtle energies follow the same rules. Einstein's equation says that the larger the mass the more subtle energy it has. It has also been shown that subtle energies affect our consciousness. Black holes emit subtle energies in vast quantities. These subtle energies are rumored to enhance our consciousness allowing us to experience the Source of Thought while we are awake. If this is true, these powerful bodies in the universe may be responsible for all our yogic powers, that is, all our Siddhis. The closer our sun and its planets get to a massive heavenly body, the more yogic powers we obtain. Many new age authors discuss this phenomenon.

For example, Joseph Selbie and David Steinmetz in their book titled The Yugas reveal old texts that document the effect of subtle energies on the human experience. The book describes a 26,000 year cycle that our planetary system goes through taking us closer to another large heavenly body. It states that our star is in a binary relationship with another stellar entity and that as it cycles close to this heavenly body our consciousness increases and is transformed affording super normal abilities. Also, Walter Cruttenden discuses this phenomenon in his book The Lost Star. Clearly, according to these authors and many others, the Divine Proportion plays a critical role in the creation of life as well as our spiritual well being.

What this all means is that the Divine Proportion is at the very foundation of creation itself. If the Source of Thought is the basis of our consciousness, then the Divine Proportion is the number series most apt to tickle and nudge the Source of Thought into delivering abundance to your life. This phenomenon is now called "Stillness in Action" by modern thinkers. It is intimately related to the number sequence you use when you calculate a lottery number based on a dream symbol. It is used directly in the individual Zodiac charts to adjust the dream symbol to the position large heavenly bodies were located at the moment of your birth - more on this later.

Recently, mathematician and author Clifford Pickover wrote in his book The Loom of God: I do not know if God is a mathematician, but mathematics is the loom upon which God weaves the fabric of the universe…..The fact that reality can be described or approximated by simple mathematical expression suggests to me that nature has mathematics at its core.

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