Friday, March 5, 2010

Underlying Order

"My friends, as you can see, the chaos of the world had an underlying order. When the ancients discovered PHI, they were certain they had stumbled across God’s building block for the world, and they worshipped Nature because of that.  And one can understand why. God’s hand is evident in Nature, and even to this day there exist pagan, Mother Earth—revering religions. Many of us celebrate nature the way pagans did, and don’t even know it. May Day is a perfect example, the celebration of spring …the earth coming back to life to produce her bounty. The mysterious magic inherent in Divine Proportion was written at the beginning of time. Man is simply playing by Nature’s rules, and because art is man’s attempt to imitate the beauty of the Creator’s hand, you can imagine we might be seeing a lot of instances of the divine Proportion in art this semester."

- Dan Brown. The DaVinci Code. DoubleDay: New York, 2003. pg 95-96

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