MadHatt Posted February 24, 2013 Report Share Posted February 24, 2013 Having recently been struck down by the flu (in the prime of life(thus I may not be making too much sense and use too many parenthesis)) and doing marathons of video games and college work, I was struck by the mention of connections in Scheherazade. Namely the predominance of the lotus flower. For those unaware of it, flowers present a phenomenon known as phyllotaxis. It's basically the idea that the displacement of leaves around a stem occurs in patterns according to the Fibonacci series (which is very much intertwined with the golden ratio). Lotuses are generally offered as an obvious example of this number's application in nature, as are say, fruit sprouts of pineapples, the flowering of an artichoke, sunflowers, DNA, spiral of the ear, the logarithmic spiral of a shell etc. Kepler called it an organization of the cosmos as a whole. Which brings up Mandala and sacred geometry: the flower of life is present in Turkey, India, Egypt, China, England even in ancient times. It's supposed to contain quite, quite, a lot of symbols, magical or alchemical. The complete flower also contains the Kabbalah tree and 3d metatron cube which contains all of the Platonic solids, the building blocks of creation itself. Now, considering what the main plot of the game is so far, the legends it includes and the idea that the golden ratio is the number that can predict everything and is everywhere, I can't help but think that there is a connection to Sadie. If she was represented as the lotus flower and bearer of all knowledge, then she'd hardly even need the apple. Was the plot inspired at all by this or am I taking too many pills at the moment? And I can't help but ask...if Ruddy was so prepared, why didn't he expect the Heisenberg principle to take effect. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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