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vor·tex    ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (vôrtks)
n. pl. vor·tex·es or vor·ti·ces (-t-sz)

1. A spiral motion of fluid within a limited area, especially a whirling mass of water or air that sucks everything near it toward its center.
2. A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it: “As happened with so many theater actors, he was swept up in the vortex of Hollywood” (New York Times).

A vortex is a spinning turbulent flow (or any spiral whirling motion) with closed streamlines. The shape of media or mass rotating rapidly around a center forms a vortex. It is a flow involving rotation about an axis (not always oriented vertically though; sometimes possessing a horizontal axis).

The Vortex = The harmonic of the double cycloid spiral curve is based on "PHI". ratio: 1=1:1.618 = PHI: PHI is the specific formative principle expressed mathematically in the ratio: 1=1:1.618, the so called "Fibonacci cycle", better known as: "The Golden Mean". Daniel Winter (U.S.) calls this harmonic : "The only permissive path from matter to energy and back. The Mathematical image of the condition of pure self reference".