Inspiration for Spiraling Suns of Consciousness
My inspiration for the spiraling orbs Jon sees in the field of consciousness came from John Edmark's "Blooms" -- 3D sculptures that animate when spun under the correct shutter speed.
In Edmark's words, "The bloom’s animation effect is achieved by progressive rotations of the golden ratio, phi (ϕ), the same ratio that nature employs to generate the spiral patterns we see in pinecones and sunflowers." If each of us had something like a spiraling orb of consciousness, wouldn't they exhibit the same naturally occurring geometry of fractals and the Fibonacci rule?
Jump ahead in the video below to 2:40. And, imagine this as a round ball, so that it looks the same from any direction. And that it glows with fantastic colors. Trippy.
I'd imagine that these "consciousness blooms" would be unique for each of us - in the same way that no two snowflakes are the same. Here's what Venn's more aggressive orb might look like (the same video above shows it spiking out).