Fractal Geometry of God

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The fractal is the best available metaphor we have for both the underlying order of the scientific universe, as well as the transcendent manifestation of god. As such it is the perfect candidate to serve as a unifying principle behind a scientific god concept.

This is not to say that the universe IS a fractal in the technical sense of having fractal dimension. There are a variety of natural phenomena that have fractal structures, including galaxies and other big cosmological structures, and these seem to repeat the same dense core with orbital cloud pattern on the subatomic scale as well. While they aren't LITERALLY fractals the concept of simple rules, repeated infinitely, creating common patterns that repeat themselves in infinite variations, is incredibly useful when trying to understand the universe holistically.

The complex, repeating patterns of the fractal can also be seen in sacred art from most cultures. Mandalas exist in each of the Eastern spiritual traditions, while mosques throughout the middle east are decorated in beautiful mosaics that absolutely evoke the fractal.

Mystic visions throughout history have been described by seekers and so often resemble the infinite repeating fractal spirals we are starting to recognize everywhere we look. Psychedelics having made mystic vision available to the masses, there are now millions of people who have seen the fractal visions manifest themselves in ecstatic states of mind. Strong evidence in neurophysiology shows that fractal neural pathways may help our brains organize memories and recognize patterns in nature.

The universe is like a fractal. It's based on simple rules that repeat themselves over and over for infinite periods of time, producing infinitely complex self-organizing order with a common spiral thumbprint pattern that can be seen throughout.

God, being both immanent and transcendent, has both a physical nature (the universe) and an abstract nature (logic and mathematics). The fractal is the ideal representation for those abstract rules and the patterns they create that manifest themselves in the glory of physical creation. God and the Universe may not technically be fractals, but fractals are the closest concept we have to help visualize and understand these infinite concepts with our finite brains.

Sites and Videos Promoting the Idea of a Fractal God

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