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Encyclopedia of the Unexplained

Explore outside the Box! Voices in the Dark, Mysterious Phenomena, UFO's, 2012, and Other Bizarre Events

An Introduction to the Encyclopedia of the Unexplained
Thursday, 4-1-2010

Astronomers have discovered that most of the matter in the universe (around 90%) is not at all the same kind of matter found in the table of elements we experience here on Earth. There is a strange substance all over the universe called "dark matter" detectable only by its gravitational influence on other galaxies and the gravitational lensing of or distortion of light. This fact implies there could be entire galaxies, solar systems and worlds made of this mysterious substance.

For centuries mystics, yogis, masters of astral projection and survivors of the near-death experience peered into non-physical worlds of a most extraordinary nature, size and multitude. All ancient cultures throughout the entire world plainly state there is an afterlife or similar realms of an etherial or heavenly nature beyond the physical.

In addition, apparently out of nowhere, many credible witnesses have experienced mysterious aircraft (unidentified flying objects) come into their field of vision exhibiting utterly extraordinary behavior of a technology far beyond any human capability or even the known laws of physics. In addition to the vast numbers of UFO sightings throughout the history of the world, are the ghosts, hauntings, spiritualist physical mediumship phenomena, and the after-death communications from loved ones that simply cannot be explained within the all too constricting box of conventional science.

Nature never conforms to any particular concept or standard that human beings try to impose on the world around them in their attempts to make sense of reality. One needs to think outside the box continuously because of the infinite variety and complexity of all that interacts with human experience. We are led down a never-ending "rabbit hole" of cosmic surprises and visions of things never before dreamt possible. Old ideas must give way to new concepts, which in turn must do the same if our realization of the unlimited nature of things is to continue to expand.

I can't help but think of the golden mean number, also known as PHI or 1.6180339... which has no arithmetic solution. The digit continues for an eternity without repeating itself. This number is a perfect example of how nature can never fit inside humankind's artificial "box" of arithmetic numbers. Fathomless Mother Nature will always be mysterious because She has no beginning or end in any direction.

The following information on the golden mean is provided as a courtesy of Ka Gold.com:

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." --Albert Einstein

Nautilus - Living Fossil

The Nautilus (in Greek 'sailor') has survived relatively unchanged for 450 million years and is one of the only shells to survive from the Dinosaurs era. This is why the Nautilus is sometimes referred to as a "living fossil". The Nautilus is a nocturnal creature and spends most of its time in the great depths of the ocean. The Nautilus shell, lined with mother-of-pearl, grows into increasingly larger chambers throughout its life and so has become a symbol for expansion and renewal.

Nautilus Shell and Phi

Dating back to Hindu myth, the Nautilus Shell was mentioned as a symbol of many things in the creation. It is also a symbol for the inner beauty of nature. The Nautilus shell is one of the known shapes that represent the golden mean number. The golden mean number is also known as PHI - 1.6180339... The PHI is a number without an arithmetic solution, the digits simply continue for eternity without repeating themselves. The uniqueness of the golden mean is that it can be found in all living forms such as the human skeleton, the shell and the sunflowers seeds order. Plato called this value - "The key for the universe physics."

The Golden Mean number is widely used in art, architecture and religious symbols. Artists like Da Vinci and Kandinsky have used the golden mean in their paintings. The Guggenheim museum, planned by Frank Lloyd Wright, is shaped like the shell.

Researchers found that humans will consider beautiful an art work, architecture and even a face that have the golden mean proportions.

Phi (golden mean) - "The key to the physics of the cosmos" (Plato)

Phi is a constant value which is even more mysterious and profound in its implications than pi. Like pi, phi is a number with no arithmetical solution. The decimals just keep on going into infinity without ever repeating themselves. The unique thing about this number is that it can be found incorporated in all known organic structures. From the bone structure of human beings to the seed pattern of a sunflower to the spiral of a sea shell, the phi proportion is there, underlying all biological structures, seeming to be a geometrical blueprint for life itself.
While it cannot be worked out arithmetically, Phi can be easily obtained with a compass and straightedge.

Finding the Golden Mean

Two simple ways of finding the Golden Section geometrically are as follows:

Method One

If you take two equal squares, side by side, (a 1x2 rectangle), divide one of the squares in half, and with a compass, swing the diagonal down to the base of the other square, the point where the diagonal touches the base will be phi, or 1.6180339+, in relation to the side of the square, which is 1 (This formula also describes exactly the rectangular floor of the King's Chamber).

Method Two

The other method of determining the Golden Section is by dividing a line segment, AB, at a point C, in such a way that the whole line is longer than the first part in the same proportion as the first part being longer than the remainder. AB/AC = AC/CB = 1.6180339 (notice the fractal and holographic nature of this ratio...).

Whoever cultivates the golden mean, avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
(Ancient Roman poet)

Golden Mean in Architecture

The phi ratio is found in the architecture of the Great Pyramid in the triangle formed by the height, half-base, and the apothem, or diagonal. In other words, the basic cross - section of the structure demonstrates the Golden Section. If the half - base is given a value of 1, this gives the value of phi for the apothem, and the square root of phi for the height. The Golden Section shows up again and again in Giza and in much more baffling and tedious ways (Entire volumes have been written on the geometries involved in the pyramids construction).

Ever since the first one was sighted in the 1960s, crop circles have held the fascination and curiosity of the public. Almost always, the appearance of new crop circles gets attention from the media, the scientific community and New Age believers. Crop circles even became the subject of many fictional works, most notably the M. Night Shyamalan movie Signs, which starred Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix.

Man-made or Something Paranormal in Nature?

Nearly everyone is aware that a crop circle is a pattern of circles and other geometric figures created by flattening a field of crop such as rapeseed, rye, wheat, corn or barley. The first crop circles were comprised of simple circles, but the designs have grown more complex ever since, with some patterns following a highly complicated triple Julia set and even the semblance of being three-dimensional. Many crop circles have taken the form of patterns studied in sacred geometry.

But no matter how simple or complex a crop circle pattern is, the underlying question is this: Are crop circles man-made, the result of freakish weather, or something paranormal in nature?

The Roots of the Crop Circle Phenomenon

There exist records of the crop circle phenomenon occurring in England as early as the 1880s. These early records have attributed crop circles to strange storms that left circular patches in fields of grain.

Not a lot has been said about crop circles until nearly a hundred years later. And then, in the 1960s, sightings were reported once more, and this time, crop circles gained more prominence, at least in the media. There were numerous occurrences of this phenomenon all across the globe, not just in England, but also in Canada, Australia, Japan, China and Russia. These crop circles were formed notably near what are considered to be ancient holy ground. Most of these crop circle patterns were found in Southern England, particularly in Wiltshire County.

Upon the prevalent appearances of these crop circles, various theories on how they came to be surfaced. Many held up that crop circles are products of freak weather conditions, such as mini-tornadoes. Some believed that crop circles were created by aliens on disc-shaped UFOs.

The mysticism behind crop circles was ultimately shattered when two men from Southampton, England by the name of Doug Bower and Dave Chorley came forward and claimed that the crop circles that appeared on the fields of Wiltshire County were mostly their doing. They worked in the dead of the night using rope, planking and other readily available materials to create crop circles.

The Debate on Crop Circles Continues

After Bower and Chorley admitted that many recorded instances of crop circles appearing on the fields of Wiltshire were their creation, it was discovered later that 80% of recorded crop circles were man-made. This, however, does not explain the 20% of documented crop circles who did not have any traces of being created by human hands.

This portion of unexplainable crop circles has led many scientists and paranormal scholars to believe that there is another reason behind crop circles. The challenge of finding out the truth behind crop circles eventually resulted in the creation of cereology as a separate area of study focusing on crop circles.

This portion of unexplainable crop circles has led many scientists and paranormal scholars to believe that there is another reason behind crop circles. The challenge of finding out the truth behind crop circles eventually resulted in the creation of cereology as a separate area of study focusing on crop circles.

Famous Crop Circles

Below is a rundown of some of the famous crop circles created since the 1960s.

*The solar system formation, found in Longwood Warren, Hampshire, UK. This formation is interesting because it held a semblance to the planets of the inner solar system, with the obvious absence of the planet Earth.

*The dumbbell formation, first found in Chilcomb Farm in UK. Formed in 1990, this was said to be the earliest of the dumbbell formations, where two circles were connected by a line and flanked with two rectangles at each side.

*The Barbury Castle tetrahedron. Barbury Castle is a Neolithic fort in the United Kingdom. The tetrahedron that appeared in the fields near it in 1991 was considered significant because it depicted one of the sacred hermetic symbols, the symbol of the Trinity.

Golden Spiral Shape - Symbol of Harmony and Beauty

The Golden Spiral structure represents two well known sacred geometry shapes: the golden mean (phi) spiral and the Fibonacci spiral. It is a based on a crop circle shape known as the "Hackpen Hill Formation" and it appeared in an English wheat field in 1999.

The World of Lies - Maya

Phi (Golden Mean) - "The Key to the Physics of the Cosmos" (plato)
Phi is a constant value which is even more mysterious and profound in its implications than pi. Like pi, phi is a number with no arithmetical solution. The decimals just keep on going into infinity without ever repeating themselves. The unique thing about this number is that it can be found incorporated in all known organic structures. From the bone structure of human beings to the seed pattern of a sunflower to the spiral of a sea shell, the phi proportion is there, underlying all biological structures, seeming to be a geometrical blueprint for life itself.
Plato went so far as to call the phi ratio the "key to the physics of the cosmos". Phi is calculated at 1.6180339+..., and while it cannot be worked out arithmetically, it can be easily obtained with a compass and straightedge.

Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Spiral

There is a number sequence, known as the Fibonacci sequence, which bears a special relationship to phi, and to the pyramids at Giza. First postulated by the medieval mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci, this sequence was used to describe the growth patterns of plants. It goes: 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89,144,233, etc. It is made by adding the last two numbers of the sequence to get the next one, as in: 1+1=2, 1+2=3, 2+3=5, 3+5=8, 5+8=13, etc.

This sequence's relationship to phi is that if you divide one term of the sequence into the next one, the result begins to quickly approach the transcendental number 1.6180339+... (I won't make you do the math. Just watch...)
1/1=1 2\1=2 3\2=1.5 5\3=1.66 13/8=1.625
21/13=1.615 34\21=1.619 55\34=1.617 89\55=1.6181
The further you go down the sequence, the closer you get to phi. Of course, you can never actually get to it exactly, since it has no mathematical solution, it just keeps getting closer and closer, to infinity.

The sequence can be graphed out in the form of a spiral, called the Fibonacci Spiral. This spiral is almost identical to the graph of the logarithmic spiral of the phi ratio, known as the Golden Mean Spiral (The difference is that the Fibonacci spiral is a whole number interpretation of the arithmetically impossible Golden Mean spiral, which has no beginning or end. The Fibonacci spiral has a definite beginning).

Fibonacci Spiral and the Pyramids of Giza

Aerial photographs show that the pyramids at Giza are positioned in such a way that they fall on a line which accurately defines a Fibonacci spiral. The spiral passes exactly through the centers of each pyramid.

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