Overlapping circles with radiuses of 2, 1, and 1/2

What an amazing thing.  Circles with that particular relationship of radius naturally create this most incredible pattern. In concept this pattern continues infinitely in both breadth and scale. Begin with circles with a radius of 1. They naturally overlap to produce a pattern known as “The Flower of Life”.  Overlay circles with a radius of 1 doubled and then again with a radius of 1 halved and you have a pattern that Charles Gilchrist calls the “Glyphmaker”. This halving and doubling could be repeated without end producing ever larger and smaller variations. Go ahead and click it to see a bigger version and just look at it for a while.

Overlapping circles of three related radiuses
Overlapping circles with radiuses of 2, 1, and 1/2.