The Dodecad

Dodecahedron Flower of Life

The numbers 1 through 12 are what’s called the Dodecad.  Do means 2.  Decad means 10. These are not just numbers, but qualities of reality and the numerical armature that nature uses to build herself.  There’s twelve hours on the clock, twelve inches in a foot, and twelve signs of the Zodiac.  Have these measures any correlation? Is it all just a big coincidence? “There are too many coincidences for it to be all just coincidence” – unknown This is 99.99% accurate according to NASA in 2014.  Now, NASA has been known to lie… Perhaps they are just playing a trick…

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Flower Power

FLower orange geometry joe dubs

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…

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The Platonic and Pythagorean Solids

Platonic Elements

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…

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The Seven Liberal Arts

Seven Liberal Arts 15

The seven liberal arts are the disciplines of study that the Pythagoreans taught in their mystery schools.  They’re the subjects or skills, that in classical antiquity were considered essential for a free person to cultivate to gain a solid foundation of their physical reality. (Latin: liberalis, “worthy of a free person”) The Trivium is made up of Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric.  But not exactly in the sense of the words.  Grammar is information we gather, the “Who, What, When, and Where”.  Logic is the processing of that data and attempt to make sense of it.  It’s our reason and understanding.  Logic answers”Why”.  Rhetoric is…

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Pythagorean Triples

Pythagorean Triples, Our Moon, and the Economy

You’ve heard of the Pythagorean Theorem. Looking at a triangle, A squared plus B squared equals C squared. But this doesn’t work with all triangles, only specific triangles with specific lengths. The first set of numbers that work for this formula are 3,4 and 5. (3squared=9, 4squared=16, and 5squared equals 25). 9+16=25. Check! This works, so this is the first “Pythagorean Triple”. The second triangle that satisfies the equation is based on lengths of 5,12, and 13. Now if you divide the side of 5, into 2 and 3(The Perfect Fifth in Music Theory), and draw a line as shown(dotted…

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