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The Dodecahedron and the I Ching

The dodecahedron is one of the 5 platonic solids. Held sacred by the pythagoreans and ancient hindus. It is said to represent an idealized form of conciousness because of its regularity, beautiful symmetry and closeness to the sphere.

I believe that I have made a profound discovery in associating it with the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching.

64 Hexagrams and the Dodecahedron

The 50 gates of understanding in the kabbalistic tradition correspond with 50 levels of conciousness from unconcious rock through to an enlightened being. They represent the first 7 sephirof on the tree of life (with each of the 7 containing every other of the 7 sephirof) + Binna the Gate of understanding: 49+1=50.

Note also that number 50 is considered as "the holiest and the most natural of numbers, because it equals to the sum of the squares numbers 9+16+25 constructed on the sacred triangle of Pythagoras (3, 4 and 5) and also to the product of 5 x 10 of the pentad and the decade, numbers of the generating Life and the World-Harmony, the Microcosm and the Macrocosm".

The 50 letters in the sacred Sanskrit alphabet are said to represent the idealized human language containing the full spectrum of vibration in a logical and coherent system. Each letter corresponds with one of the "petals" of the 7 main chakras thus:


The crown chakra has no letter atributed to it.
3rd eye chakra has 2 petals
throat chakra has 16 petals
heart chakra has 12 petals
3rd chakra has 10 petals
2nd chakra has 6 petals
base chakra has 4 petals

In other words 2+16+12+10+6+4=50 petals/letters.

Is any of this connected to the Dodecahedron I hear you ask. I believe so. At first glance the Dodecahedron contains 63 features + the outer sphere.

But what if we discounted the outer sphere as not being part of the dodecahedron proper and took the center to correspond with the letterless crown chakra?

We then have a possible 62 positions to deal with. The 20 points, the thirty edges and the 12 faces. If the inner central point of the dodecahedron corresponds with the primordial silence with no letter attatched to it then perhaps the next most central features ie the 12 sides similarily have no letter atached to them. Perhaps they are connected to some higher system/vibration, unpronouncable by mere man.

So what do we have? an inner 13 which is silent/semi-silent and an outer 50(20+30) which may well correspond to the 50 sanskrit letters, the 50 chakra petals and the 50 gates of understanding. Pretty profound dont you think?

Note that the mid dividing point of the 6 lettered chakras divides the letters neatly into a group of 30(ie 2+16+10) and a group of 20(ie 12+10+4) as if to further verify the connection.

Let us not forget the 64 hexagrams. 20 of them have a balanced ratio of 3 yin and 3 yang lines and 30 have a nearly balanced ratio (ie 15 have 4 yang:2 yin and 15 have 2 yang and 4 yin).

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