## The Platonic and Pythagorean Solids

The Platonic solids are 3-dimensional forms that nature uses to build herself. The mental construct of reality seen in the form of geometry. There are only five of them, naturally, since it is this (phi)veness that generates life as we know it. The Platonic, Pythagorean, or Perfect Solids: Let’s imagine you are on the inside of a sphere and are asked to make a bunch of different three-dimensional forms using only straight lines that all touch the surface of the sphere. You could make all kinds, an infinite amount actually. But if every line had to be of equal length, and all the shapes made had to be the same, you could only make 5 different ‘perfect solids’. These have been coined the ‘Platonic solids’, for his namesake, Plato. Before his time they called them the Pythagorean solids because Pythagoras taught them in his mystery…