October 7, 2020

The “Golden Ratio” Was Acknowledged By Indigenous Civilizations Before Fibonacci Existed

The “Golden Ratio” is a mathematical phenomena in nature and creation acknowledged by ancient indigenous melanated minds, long before Fibonacci came along.

The Golden Ratio

“The Golden Ratio between two numbers is when the ratio of the sum of the numbers to the larger number is equal to the ratio of the larger number to the smaller number. The golden ratio is approximately 1.6180039887…”

Supreme Mathematic African Ma’at Magic by African Creation Energy

The Golden Ratio is a natural mathematical phenomena, approximately 1.618: 1.

This phenomena is one of the patterns that appears everywhere in nature, it could be considered one example of supreme mathematics that governs the universe. You can find it in humans, animals, plants, weather, and all over the universe. It is everywhere.

It is propagandized that the “Golden Ratio” was discovered by the Greeks whom expressed this phenomena using the “mathematical symbolic notation” of PHI. In reality, we have another scientific discovery of African Origin that is regurgitated by European societies without giving the credit to whom it is due.

You can find evidence of ancient melanated minds being supremely aware of this “Golden Spiral” or “Golden Ratio”, as they would often express this divine formula (and other forms of sacred geometry) in drawings, artifacts and architecture. All of which existed long before Greek society. Let us not forget who the Greeks learned “civilization” from in the first place.

The Golden Ratio is not only a natural phenomena, but a formula used by artists, designers, and photographers to this day.

According to an article titled Using Golden Ratio or Fibonacci Spiral in Design and Photography by Ankush Tripathi:

“Many photographers use the Rule of Thirds as a simplified form of the Ratio. In the Rule of Thirds, you simply divide the frame into one-third sections vertically and horizontally. Important elements are placed at the intersections of the lines. The lines can also be used in the photo itself. Horizons in landscapes are commonly placed on a horizontal one-thirds line.

The size of each rectangle for a traditional Rule of Thirds image is 1: 1: 1.
The Rule of Thirds can be modified slightly to better apply to the Ratio. Instead of placing your vertical and horizontal lines one-third of the way from the edge, change them slightly and divide the frame into golden rectangles. The grid will now consist of two similar vertical and two horizontal lines, but the inner rectangles will be 0.618 the size of the outer rectangles. The grid can then be used just like the traditional Rule of Thirds, but with a closer approximation to the Ratio. So, the size of each rectangle for a Golden Ratio image would be 1: 0.618: 1.”


“The Fibonacci Sequence” – Starting with 0 and 1, each new number in the sequence is simply the sum of the two before it.

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144,  233, 377 . . .”


Leonardo Bonacci also known as Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician from the Republic of Pisa. According to Wikipedia, the name Fibonacci “was made up in 1838 by the Franco-Italian historian Guillaume Libri and is short for filius Bonacci (‘son of Bonacci’)”.

Fibonacci, the man behind the famous “Fibonacci Sequence” that has become synonymous with the golden ratio, was not the pioneer of scientific thought he is promoted to be. He was perhaps the first white man to get very famous for explaining this ancient knowledge discovered by indigenous melanated minds.

An article from goldennumber.net explains, “In the 1202 AD, Leonardo Fibonacci wrote in his book “Liber Abaci” of a simple numerical sequence that is the foundation for an incredible mathematical relationship behind phi.  This sequence was known as early as the 6th century AD by Indian mathematicians, but it was Fibonacci who introduced it to the west after his travels throughout the Mediterranean world and North Africa.”

Ancient Egypt And The Golden Spiral

According to the book Nine To The Ninth Power Of Nine: Supreme Mathematic African Ma’at Magic by African Creation Energy:

“The ancient Egyptians conceptualized a special Logarithmic Growth spiral the increases for every quarter turn called the “Golden Spiral” where the growth factor was related to the “Golden Ratio”. The Golden Ratio between two numbers is when the ratio of the sum of the numbers to the larger number is equal to the ratio of the larger number to the smaller number.

The golden ratio is approximately 1.6180039887… and is written in mathematical symbolic notation by the Greek Letter PHI which is basically a merged 1 and 0 (or I and 0 for “Input and Output” in computer science), and was derived from the Egyptian Ankh Symbol. The golden ratio and golden spiral were considered “Sacred” because they were found in Nature and thus the golden ratio and golden spiral were regularly incorporated in Egyptian Architecture, design, art and blueprints.”

The Golden Ratio In Ancient Mesopotamia

Valerie Vaughan writes in her study titled The Fibonacci Numbers: Connections within the Mathematics and Calendrical Systems of Ancient Mesoamerica:

Why introduce Fibonacci numbers into a discussion of Mayan mathematics? In other words, how did I come to connect the Fibonacci numbers with the mathematics of a culture far removed from Europe? Early in my investigation of leap year calculations, I realized that Fibonacci numbers could be used to produce a good approximation of the true tropical year. One simply alternates addition and subtraction of fractions with a denominator in the Fibonacci series:

365 + 1/2 – 1/3 + 1/5 -1/8 = 365.24166666…

Which just happens to an accurate measurement of the tropical year around 2300 A.D. (assuming the earth keeps on slowing down at its present rate), only 300 years away — not that far into the future, calendrically speaking. Compare this with the current value in use (365.2425), which was an accurate measurement of the tropical year around 500 B.C., about 2500 years ago.

I also noticed that Mesoamerican mathematics-calendrics appeared to be based on continual additive series; i.e., various important numbers were repeatedly added or subtracted, which is the initial concept behind Fibonacci numbers. Because Fibonacci numbers are an additive series, each one can be constructed from combinations of others. The Maya apparently applied the same principle in their system of interlocking cycles.

Their math, astronomy, and calendars were dominated by several numbers from the Fibonacci sequence (in particular, 5, 8, and 13), as well as by numbers that were created by the cumulative addition of the Fibonacci numbers (the all-important Mayan number 20 is the sum of the first six Fibonacci numbers, 1 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 5 + 8).

Jason Williams
Jason Williams

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