and (c) the golden mean (Phi) proportion.
|Root proportions based on the square.|
By contemplating geometric proportions, an understanding towards the sacred truth can be obtained since geometric proportions are one of the deﬁnitive geometric qualities of life itself. The Holy Quran tells us that man has within himself all what is reﬂected in the universe - the best proportions. Man is the core of God’s creatures; he possesses the most harmonious proportions, reﬂecting of the Divine harmony of being. "We have indeed created man in best of forms" – proportions (Surah At-Tin, 95:4). Leonardo da Vinci illustrated the mathematical proportions of the human body, showing that human being exhibits clearly golden mean proportions in his body based on ratios of 1.618.The Vitruvian Man drawn by Leonardo Da Vinci is based on Vitruvius, who believed that if human proportions could be incorporated into buildings, they would become perfect in their geometry. According to Vitruvius, the distance from ﬁngertip to ﬁngertip should be the same as that from head to toe. The sacred mean rules can be seen in the ratios of body parts throughout the human body. The human body contains in its proportions all the important geometric geodesic measures and functions. The proportions of ideal man are at the center of a circle of invariant cosmic relationships.
|Proportions of Venus’ and Earth’s mean orbits.|