Tuesday, April 17, 2007

161)Learning more geometry from the Maker of the Universe and seeing the 'signs' they may symbolize.

There is a plethora of shapes that make up the many structures in space and a good many of these shapes are found in natural objects and phenomena on earth as well:


The spiral shape of the above galaxy resembles the shape of Hurricane Isabella as well as spiral shapes inside nautilus shells, sunflower seeds and cauliflower.


The helical shape of this nebula resembles that of the DNA master molecule inside the nuclei of cells of living organisms as well as the helical shapes of many proteins, the workhorses of living cells. Some may argue that the helix as a series of linked circles moving forward in one direction can also symbolise the cycles of Prophethood and Imamat that characterise the Ismaili Muslim interpretation of the cosmological paradigm as it pertains to the manifestation of transcendence in creation.


This square-shaped galaxy also has many counterpart square-shaped objects in other parts of the universe.


This hexagonal cloud system over the north pole of Saturn again resembles other hexagonal shapes in the cosmos and here on earth, eg, some types of snowflakes. I blogged about this shape and hinted that well-known esotericists in the Ismaili Muslim tradition might attribute a deeper spiritual significance(relating to the eras of the six great speaking prophets or Natiqs) to this shape on top of one of planet earth's elder sister planets. I blogged about it here:

It has long been inferred that Mathematics shapes and governs the laws around which the cosmos operates. Some humans have skillfully mimicked these mathematical laws in their own creations of structures on earth over the millennia. I blogged about some examples here:


Islam, eminently logical, placing the greatest emphasis on knowledge, purports to understand God's creation:Aga Khan 4.
The God of the Quran is the One whose Ayats(Signs) are the Universe in which we live, move and have our being:Aga Khan 3