In the section on Form and geometry I showed five example geometric shapes. These are called ‘the Platonic solids’. In Euclidean geometry, a Platonic solid is a regular, convex polyhedron. The faces are congruent, regular polygons, with the same number of faces meeting at each vertex. There are exactly five solids which meet those criteria. The names of the five Platonic solids are derived from the number of faces.
Although their names derive from the Greek philosopher Plato, Platonic solids have been known since antiquity. Ornamented models resembling them can be found among the carved stone balls created by the late neolithic people of Scotland. Dice go back to the dawn of civilization. Pythagorus may have been the originator of them within the Greek culture rather than Plato. Pythagorus knew the universe was a mathematical programmed universe. It is just that no one had invented computer languages at that stage so he had no analogy to use to understand this.
The reason that Platonic solids are so important is that they are the building blocks of Form.
- Earth was associated with the cube [has 6 faces]
- Air with the octahedron [has 8 faces]
- Water with the icosahedron [has 20 faces]
- Fire with the tetrahedron [has 4 faces]
- Aether with the dodacahedron [has 12 faces – like the Zodiac]
This superficially appears to make no sense but it depends where the functions of which we have been formed reside – which levels [see Aggregation] . We are constructed from functions and those functions may reside at all sort of levels.
So imagine for a moment a wall full of shelves with building blocks of various shapes each shape of the same type being on one shelf. To make something we take a shape off that shelf [keeping it at the same level] and then put all the shapes together using the template as our guide.
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