The Golden Spiral is a mystical shape that is an absolute in both abstract mathematics and chaotic nature. It was first discovered by Phythagoras, a failed Greek messiah and mathematical cult leader in the 5th century B.C.
The spiral is derived via the golden rectangle, a unique rectangle
which has the golden ratio. When squared, it leaves a smaller rectangle
behind, which has the same golden ratio as the previous rectangle.
The squaring can continue indefinitely with the same result. No other rectangle has this trait.
When you connect a curve through the corners of these concentric rectangles, you have formed the golden spiral.
The Phythagoreans loved this shape for they found it everywhere in nature:
the Nautilus Shell, Ram's horns, milk in coffee, the face of a Sunflower,
your fingerprints, our DNA, and the shape of the Milky Way.