The power in the flowers is generated by geometry, the second discipline in the study of the Quadrivium (Number, Geometry, Music, Cosmology). Before that is Number. Can you define a triangle without the certain ‘threeness’ that is embedded in its creation? This trinity develops the first shape in our reality. Maybe this is why the Pythagoreans thought that numbers began at three instead of unity.
Four is the first number that models three dimensions. Think of a tetrahedron with its four points and four sides. Nature always uses the simplest and most efficient numbers and geometries when organizing itself. Geometry exists everywhere. Some of the most beautiful displays of nature’s intelligent design are encoded in the makeup of a flower.
“In ancient Greece the advanced students of the philosopher Pythagoras who were engaged in deep studies of natural science and self-understanding were called “mathematekoi” “those who studied all.” ‘ The word ‘mathema’ signified “learning in general” and was the root of the Old English mathein,”to be aware,” and the Old German munthen, “to awaken.” -Michael S. Schneider
“There is a geometry of art as there is a geometry of life, and, as the Greeks had guessed, they happen to be the same.” -Matila Ghyka
“Nature is not served by rigid laws, but by rhythmical, reciprocal processes. …Nature avails herself of the biodynamic form of motion through which the biological prerequisite for the emergence of life is provided. -Viktor Schauberger
“You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding.”
― Terence McKenna
“The world around us is a world of numbers―numbers that spell life and harmony. They are organized by the geometry of figures, all related to one another according to a sublime order, into dynamic symmetry. Glimpses into this magnificent kingdom form the basis of all our knowledge and it seems that in this domain the ancient civilizations had gone further than modern science.” -Paul Jacques Grillo
The power of the flower is reflected in the cosmos. As above, so below, as below, so above.
“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.” -William Blake