Ancient Computing Utilized the Platonic Solids. First: What are the Platonic solids? In three-dimensional space, a Platonic solid is a regular, convex polyhedron. It is constructed by congruent (identical in shape and size) regular (all angles equal and all sides equal) polygonal faces. They have the same number of faces meeting at each vertex. Five solids meet those criteria. That’s it. A 6th cannot be constructed.
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The tetrahedron is the basis of the other four solids. Look at the 1st five numbers. With that knowledge, here is some mathematical fun. 1² x 2² x 3² x 4² x 5² = 14,400. Where is 14,400 significant as an ancient number?
The tetrahedron is the basic unit of the five.
By vertices, its 4 triangles total 720º (4 x 180° per triangle). Then 7 + 2 + 0 = 9.
The solid whose faces contain the most degrees of the 5 is the dodecahedron
With 9 x 720° = 6,480°. (This is exactly 9 x the tetrahedron’with 720° degrees). (9 x 720 = 6480). Its second way is, 6 + 4 + 8 + 0 = 18. Reducing the number by horizontal adding of the smaller numbers, 1 + 8 = 9.
With the remaining three solids: Cube has 2,160°. Each of its 6 squares has 360°. Thus, 6 x 360 = 2160. That is 3 times the 720° of the tetrahedron. Reduce 2160 and we have: 2 + 1 + 6 + 0 = 9.
Icosahedron has 20 triangles. Every triangle has 180°. Thus, 20 x 180 = 360o. That is five times the 720 ° of the basic tetrahedron. Reduce 3600 and we have: 3 + 6 + 0 + 0 = 9
Finally, there’s the octahedron with 8 triangles. 8 x 180° = 1440. That is 2 x the 720° of the tetrahedron. Then 1 + 4 + 4 + 0 = 9.
In content and quality number 9 imbues the regular solids.
Ancient Computing had a Source
- Why was number 9 the limiting number of the Platonic solids in the manner described above? I like to call the nine-boxed digits in the number square below the “stamping mill of the Universe.” Nine is the highest number of the traditional arrangement of the pictured numbers.
- A second mystery: Why are there only 5 possible regular polyhedrons? Because 5 is the core number of the 3 x 3 number square. The infinitely complex Universe is stamped out from this simplest of number squares.
- A third mystery to solve:: Why was a megalithic mile 14,400 feet? How did it relate to King Arthur’s Palace? The answer is simple. Total the number of degrees in the 5 solids. They are listed above. We have, 720 + 1440 + 2160 + 3600 + 6480 = 14,400. Now read the internal link below.
Mesolithic cultures worked with the 3 x 3 number square for ancient computing. Roses hold a primary ancient secret. Again, read this internal link. The high priests of various cultures and countries knew its secrets. Another known entity was how this tiny number square can become infinite. Link is also below. I’m attempting to restore this lost knowledge. My insights all took place on Oquaga Lake. I was the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House for years. I communed with a female Indian spirit from the Lennie Lenape. This numerical square could offer a common vision based on balance. That, in turn, could initiate another Golden Age.