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The Bodymindspiritworks logos were rendered from a scan of an ammonite fossil pair.

Ammonites are an extinct group of marine animals of the subclass Ammonoidea in the class Cephalopoda, phylum Mollusca. Ammonites' closest living relative is probably not the modern Nautilus (which they outwardly resemble), but rather the subclass Coleoidea (octopus, squid, and cuttlefish).

Their fossil shells usually take the form of planispirals, although there were some helically-spiraled and non-spiraled forms (known as "heteromorphs"). Their name came from their spiral shape as their fossilized shells somewhat resemble tightly-coiled rams' horns. Pliny the Elder (d. 79 A.D. near Pompeii) called fossils of these animals ammonis cornua ("horns of Ammon") because the Egyptian god Ammon (Amun) was typically depicted wearing ram's horns.

The shape of the ammonite shell (and the shell of all nautiloids) are aesthetically pleasing because they are one of the natural expressions of the Fibonacci spiral, or golden spiral (also observed in galaxies, the unfurling of fern fiddleheads or the arrangement of leaves around a stem for example). A "golden spiral" is easy to construct: 1**2 + 1**2 + . . . + F(n)**2 = F(n) x F(n+1)

The golden spiral is a symbol of beauty and proportional perfection/fit with unlimited room for expansion. The logarithmic proportions of the spiral are consistent throughout, no matter how large the spiral becomes, and the unique spiral can be found throughout the human body and in nature.

Human beings seem to grow and change in a logarithmic spiral expansion toward greater complexity and greater capacity for wisdom and love (expansiveness). When healthy, body, mind and spirit remain balanced, in a proportional fit that is grounded, intelligent, and deeply connected with all of life.

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