Flower Power
At their roots, the fields of chemistry and biochemistry are the domain of sound (although chemists and biochemists would never think in those terms because science has become compartmentalized and specialized, and cross-disciplinary research is not encouraged). However, complex molecular reactions in chemistry and biochemistry are processes involving trillions of inelastic atomic collisions, which are defined as sound. Considered in this light, it becomes obvious why the arrangements of flower petals so strongly resemble Faraday Wave phenomena, popularly known as “cymatics.” There are direct parallels between the processes at work in the arrangement of flower petals (the mechanisms of phyllotaxis), and those that create Faraday Wave patterns/cymatics. This is why many CymaGlyphs (sound patterns) strongly resemble flowers. Stated succinctly: when we gaze at the exquisite beauty of flowers we are gazing at expressions of sound.

Left: A beautiful pentagonal Campanula flower, created by Nature.  Right: a beautiful pentagonal CymaGlyph, created by low frequency sound

The Fibonacci series is closely related to the Golden Ratio of 1: 1.618, which is deeply embedded in all sounds, thus demonstrating that flowers are expressions of sound