Golden Mean Quotes

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“When Coleridge tried to define beauty, he returned always to one deep thought; beauty, he said, is unity in variety! Science is nothing else than the search to discover unity in the wild variety of nature,—or, more exactly, in the variety of our experience. Poetry, painting, the arts are the same search, in Coleridge’s phrase, for unity in variety.”
Bronowski

Virginia Woolf
“All extremes are dangerous. It is best to keep in the middle of the road, in the common ruts, however muddy.”
Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader

“Thus nature provides a system for proportioning the growth of plants that satisfies the three canons of architecture. All modules are isotropic and they are related to the whole structure of the plant through self-similar spirals proportioned by the golden mean.”
Jay Kappraff, Connections: The Geometric Bridge Between Art and Science

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“The Golden Mean is for the weakling, it was not meant for the likes of Alexander the Great, Cyrus, Pharaohs, or Hitlers of the world”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

“Since ancient times artists and architects have seen in the golden mean the most aesthetically satisfying geometric ratio.”
Stephen M. Barr, Modern Physics and Ancient Faith

Aleister Crowley
“There is great danger in this Golden Mean, one of whose main objects is to steer clear of shipwreck, Scylla being as fatal as Charybdis. No, this lofty and equable attitude is worse than wrong unless it derives from striking the balance between two very distant opposites. One of the worst perils of the present time is that, in the reaction against ignorant bigotry, people no longer dare to make up their minds about anything. The very practice, which the A∴A∴ so strongly and persistently advocates, tends to make people feel that any positive attitude or gesture is certainly wrong, whatever may be right. They forget that the opposite may, within the limit of the universe of discourse, amount to nothing.

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Of course, in no case does the Golden Mean advise hesitating, trimming, hedging, compromising; the very object of ensuring an exact balance in your weapon is that its blow may be clean and certain.”
Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears

“You too can make the golden cut, relating the two poles of your being in perfect golden proportion, thus enabling the lower to resonate in tune with the higher, and the inner with the outer. In doing so, you will bring yourself to a point of total integration of all the separate parts of your being, and at the same time, you will bring yourself into resonance with the entire universe....

Nonetheless the universe is divided on exactly these principles as proven by literally thousands of points of circumstantial evidence, including the size, orbital distances, orbital frequencies and other characteristics of planets in our solar system, many characteristics of the sub-atomic dimension such as the fine structure constant, the forms of many plants and the golden mean proportions of the human body, to mention just a few well known examples. However the circumstantial evidence is not that on which we rely, for we have the proof in front of us in the pure mathematical principles of the golden mean.”
Alison Charlotte Primrose, The Lamb Slain With A Golden Cut: Spiritual Enlightenment and the Golden Mean Revelation

“The golden ratio is a reminder of the relatedness of the created world to the perfection of its source and of its potential future evolution.”
Robert Lawlor, Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice

“Thousands of years ago the ancients had an advanced mathematical understanding of universe that is revealed in many sources. There is a consistent link to knowledge of the golden mean, but the way in which the ancients were able to formulate and use this information speaks of a technical grasp of the subject that exceeds what we know about it in the present day.”
Alison Charlotte Primrose, The Lamb Slain With A Golden Cut: Spiritual Enlightenment and the Golden Mean Revelation

“As I explain at some length in 'The Crystal Sun' this particular angle, which we can call the 'golden angle,' is the precise value of the acute angle of of a right-angled 'golden triangle' that embodies the golden mean proportion ....

The Danish art historian Else Kielland established with conclusive and absolutely overwhelming evidence and analysis that this angle was the basis for all Egyptian art and architecture. She did this in her monumental work 'Geometry in Egyptian Art' .....

The King's Chamber inside the Great Pyramid embodies no fewer than eight occurrences of the golden angle, and the coffer in the chamber embodies yet more.”
Robert K.G. Temple, The Sphinx Mystery: The Forgotten Origins of the Sanctuary of Anubis

“It is shown that the golden ratio plays a prominent role in the dimensions of all objects which exhibit five-fold symmetry. It is also showed that among the irrational numbers, the golden ratio is the most irrational and, as a result, has unique applications in number theory, search algorithms, the minimization of functions, network theory, the atomic structure of certain materials and the growth of biological organisms.”
Richard A. Dunlap, The Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Numbers

“Schwaller de Lubicz identifies the Golden Mean as "the fundamental scission," or division of one into two, that creates three things - the original whole and two parts, one in golden proportion to the whole and the other in golden proportion to that.”
Richard Heath , Matrix of Creation: Sacred Geometry in the Realm of the Planets

“The Golden Mean was considered a fundamental constant by the Egyptians and the fundamental division of the whole into two parts.”
Richard Heath, Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization: The Unfolding of History through the Mystery of Number

“In a way, the Phi Triangle of the Golden Mean could be compared to the path of light sent forth from the great All-Seeing Eye of God in the beginning, and which paved the way for the creation of the Universe.”
William Eisen, The English Cabalah Volume 2, The Mysteries of Phi

“The Great Pyramid, that monument to spirituality that the Agashan Teachers hold in such high esteem, is built according to the principles of Pi and Phi.”
William Eisen, The English Cabalah Volume 2, The Mysteries of Phi

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Never melt with the average. You will not improve it.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land