I was working with this tutorial:
Unlike what they suggested though, I added some spirals and julians. C: Also played with the weights a bit. Then picked a gradient.
No editing in Photoshop except for adding the watermark at the bottom. This is exactly how it was in Apophysis 7x.15D.
Makes me think of the lotus bloom in a field of gold. Of course, I also just really love the vibrancy and contrast of the colors. <3