Written for Viewzone by Scott Onstott
Adenine is one of four bases that code for all life in deoxyribonucleic acid. Adenine's molecular structure is based on a hexagonal ring bonded to a pentagonal ring:
DNA Precursors in Space
NASA-funded researchers have evidence that some building blocks of DNA, the molecule that carries the genetic instructions for life, found in meteorites were likely created in space. [source]
Artist concept credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Smith
Dimethyltryptamine is known as the Spirit Molecule because of its psychoactive qualities used for centuries by shamans to access altered states of consciousness. DMT is a naturally occurring compound found in some plants and in trace amounts in every human brain. DMT has a molecular structure based on a hexagonal ring bonded to a pentagonal ring:
Melatonin is secreted by the pinecone shaped pineal gland in the center of the human brain. The core of this molecule is a pentagonal ring bonded to a hexagonal ring. Melatonin is associated with sunlight and enlightenment.
There was a crop circle of this molecule that appeared on July 23rd, 2011 in Wiltshire UK. Look closely, it's a perfect match.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter contributing to feelings of well-being and happiness. It also plays a role in memory and learning.
Hermetic Renaissance Art
Albrecht Durer's Melancholia I is packed with Hermetic symbolism. The hidden controlling geometry is the wedding of hexagon and pentagon in the analysis that Franz Deckwitz presented to John Michell in 1979 and later published in The Dimensions of Paradise.
By the way, the infant at the center of the pentagram above reminds me of L’Enfant who designed the incredible symbolism in the streets and public spaces of Washington DC.
The Sublime Genius of Athanasius Kircher
Athanasius Kircher was an anomalous Jesuit and perhaps the most knowledgable person in the 17th century. Take a close look at the keys in this large image by Kircher and then come back here.
Wisdom for those who have eyes to see.
This little image is a detail from the larger image. Look, what's written in the book? A pentagram and hexagram.
Next up: The Catholic Rosary