“Behold, all things are created and made to bear record of me.”
At 4:28 (MST) on 20 March 2017) was the moment of the Vernal Equinox. Spring sprung upon us! The early morning hours are my best time for meditating. I had the impression that morning the ratio of the height to width of the first printing of the Book of Mormon was in the divine ratio or the Golden mean. The divine ratio is ever-present in nature. Dr. Hugh Nibley, Brigham Young University said, “Measurement is the very essence of creation.”
Since I have a replicated copy of those 5,000 copies that were first printed of Book of Mormon, I got up and measured it, and was delighted to find it right on. I measured this original copy at 190 mm high by 117 mm wide, which ratio is 1.62.
The Golden Mean is replete in nature and can be defined in terms of itself; specifically, it is equal to 1 + it’s reciprocal – usually written as ϕ (the Greek letter phi). So ϕ = 1 + 1/ϕ, and if you solve this equation, ϕ = (1 + square-root of 5 )/2 = 1.618033989…, an irrational number.
This ratio is also found in the angle of rise of the Giza pyramid (51.8 degrees) – it’s rise (606 feet) over half it’s base length is ϕ. “In that day shall there be an alter to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the boarder thereof to the Lord. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt. Isaiah 19:19-20.
Another remarkable measurement of “The golden mean” or proportion in nature is in the Lord’s creation process. For example “The Phi-Proportion Spiral” which is the expanding divisions of space, where each division is 1.618 times larger in proportion than the previous one. We see this expressed in the curl of a rams horn, or the interior of a Nautilus shell.
There are 4 ½ square miles of earth works near Newark, Ohio, mapping out he plan of salvation, and the 606 feet distance shows up there along with the 51.8 degrees: These earth works depict our spirit birth in pre-mortal, that 1/3 of the these spirits did not get bodies as they were cast down to the earth with Satan. These particular earthworks also depict the millennium and that Father’s plan provides for all of His children. Furthermore it profoundly portrays that the earth will be celestialized for the ultimate realms of glory for those who have faith in and follow His Beloved Son.
We are so fortunate to live on and enjoy this beautiful planet. The Creator’s divine hand is in all creation where no detail is insignificant. All creation bears witness of a loving Father and Son. It behooves us all to pay close attention and develop the spiritual eyes to see.
David W Allan