In a previous post it was pointed out that the digital roots of the Fibonacci sequence produce an infinite series of 24 repeating numbers. This post discusses how the 24 repeating numbers relate to the dimension of time. The Fibonacci 24 Repeating Pattern First, the 24-repeating pattern follows an approximate sinusoidal pattern (Figure 1). The 24 repeating digital roots of the F sequence are: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 4, 3, 7, 1, 8, 9, 8, 8, 7, 6, 4, 1, 5, 6, 2, 8, 1, 9. Numbers 7, 8, 2, and 1 are the only numbers not fitting the sinusoidal pattern. Digital roots of the 24-repeating patternFigure 1. The 24-hour day/night cycle also has a 24-repeating sinusoidal pattern, since one day is equal to 24 (2 x 12) hours. The Calendar and the Golden Ratio Second, the modern calendar, which originated in Egypt, is based on four numbers: 12, 30, 60, and 360. There is a logical reason for the use of these numbers. The Egyptians made their calendar and time systems correspond with the dodecahedron and golden ratio. To the Egyptians the golden ratio and number 5 were very sacred. The Egyptians were aware of the 5 platonic solids and considered the dodecahedron with 12 faces, 30 edges, and 60 planar angles on its surface to be very important. Further, a dodecahedron’s faces are pentagons (5 sides). DodecahedronFigure 2. Egyptian Pharaoh Mask (Tutankhamun)Figure 3. The ancient Egyptians were aware that Solar system cycles reveal the same numerical parameters of the dodecahedron (i.e., the cycle lengths of Jupiter, Saturn, and Solar system are 12-years, 30-years, and 60-years). Thus, a profound mathematical relationship exists between the Solar system and dodecahedron. This explains why the Egyptians and Plato chose the dodecahedron as the geometric symbol of the Universe.
The Egyptians were the first to adopt a solar calendar in 4,000 B.C. The solar year was 365 days and divided into 12 months consisting of 30 days. Although the twelve 30 day months equaled 360 days, five holidays were added at the end of the year, thus totaling 365 (365 = 12 x 30 + 5). The Egyptians also divided time into the Hour, Minute, and Second. The unit of hour was chosen so 1-day=24 (2 x 12) hours. Further, 1-hour = 60 minutes, and 1-minute=60 seconds. In fact, the origin of the word hour comes from the Egyptian god Horus. Horus in Egyptian mythology is symbolic of the sun. The word Horizon also comes from Horus. In summary, an intimate connection exists between time and the golden ratio. Firstly, in terms of the 24-repeating sinusoidal pattern, and secondly in terms of the roots of our modern calendar in the 12-sided dodecahedron.
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Prof Prem raj Pushpakaran
1/29/2019 05:31:03 am
Prof Prem raj Pushpakaran writes --let us celebrate Phi Day!!!
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Robert Sacco
6/18/2019 08:04:22 am
It's June 18, which is also written as 6-18. So Happy Phi Day!
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12/4/2019 03:28:25 pm
I was pleased to read your summary of the connection between the golden ratio and 365 days.Thank you.
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jack
3/22/2021 08:12:51 am
As I understand, the Egyptians had no notion of the golden ratio. How could they have besed their calendar on it?
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Dr. Sacco
3/22/2021 08:22:00 am
The Pyramids demonstrate that Egyptians were aware of the golden ratio: the ratio of the slant height of the Great Pyramid to half the base dimension is 1.61804, which is close to the Golden Ratio.
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