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Fibonacci Garden: Mathematics in the Plant World – New DVD from Michael Schneider
For the past two months I indicated that I would do a more proper review of “Fibonacci Garden: Mathematics in the Plant World“, the latest DVD from Michael S. Schneider, author of the superb book A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science by Michael Schneider (which I often recommend as a companion to Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook.) Earlier this month, I finally finished watching it’s generous content – give your self multiple hours to savor it, since it is packed with lavish visuals, photos and illustrations … I recommend it highly. If you’re a math educator, math historian, prime number theorist, botanist, geneticist, stock market analyst or sacred geometry enthusiast, you won’t regret getting a copy for your collection. Note the ‘golden angle’ (360°/2ø) = 137.507…° which also appears in the Blooms: Strobe-Animated Sculptures which I will describe in more detail in next month’s post. Here is a Fibonacci-inspired composition that Schneider refers to in the video: Béla Bartók – Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, I. Rather than write about his insightful narration and imagery, I’ll let a few screen snaps convey a sense of what the DVD contains. There are hundreds of fascinating slides in this video, covering numerous aspects of how Fibonacci numbers and related sacred geometry topics reach into myriad areas of our lives; here are just a small handful of screen shots – please forgive the hand-held cell-phone photo quality; there’s no distortion or blurriness in the actual video:
In addition to an extensive bibliography at the end of the DVD, here are some of the websites that Michael references:
- Fibonacci Quarterly
- Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section
- US Patent and Trademark Office (search using the words Fibonacci, Golden Ratio and Golden Mean)
- USDA Plant Gallery (countless examples of Fibonacci numbers)
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- an introduction to the EarthStar Globe by colleague Dan Shaw; among other familiar geometric curiosities, he details 62 terrestrial vertices at intersections of the 30 rhombic elements of this unique polyhedron
- ESPL: Dances of the Planets – ‘string art’ and other planetary orbit images inspired by The book, ‘A Little Book of Coincidence‘ by John Martineau, as were my POV-Ray planetary images, available as greeting cards, posters, apparel, calendars and more.
- Sisyphus, Golden Globes, Polytopes, and Rhythmic Cycles – an interview of Bruce Rawles by Dave Cohen
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If you like to color with colored pencils (or other media), make 3-D fold-up geometric art, do stained glass, quilts, geometric arts and/or crafts, or just want an extensive reference/resource of geometric archetypes, patterns and essential line art, you might enjoy a copy of my first book, Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook: Universal Dimensional Patterns.
If your leanings are more metaphysical … and perhaps whimsical 🙂 … you might enjoy my second book, The Geometry Code: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation. It was originally going to have geometry and Hermetic Laws/symbolism as a primary focus, but in 2007, a reawakened interest in the spiritual masterpiece, A Course In Miracles – thanks to Gary Renard – shifted the primary emphasis to an exploration of the two thought fundamental systems we all vacillate between, and how we can gradually shift our mind’s identity to the happy one.
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