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The Platonic Solids

The platonic solids have been known since antiquity. They are special formations with a high matter of symbolic. They are the only regular 3dimensional solid formations that result from putting together even congruent spaces. Each of the platonic solids can be inscribed in a sphere and is also able to incorporate a sphere within itself.

Through Platon’s (428-348 v.Chr.) natural philosophy literature the platonic solids gained a deeper sense and relevance as an analogy for the elements and the all connective high-order harmonic. In his act Platon defines the creation of the world out of the four elements fire, earth, air and water. Within the four platonic solids tetrahedron, cube, octahedron and icosahedron the 4 elements symbolise themselves. The only platonic solid that can not be created out of triangles is the dodecahedron. The dodecaheron symbolises thereby the all-inclusive universe and respectively the all connecting proportion, the divine harmony.

In geometry there are precisely five platonic solids. The tetrahedron, cube, and octahedron all occur naturally in crystal structures. The five regular polyhedra were discovered by the ancient Greeks. The Pythagoreans knew of the tetrahedron, the cube, and the dodecahedron; the mathematician Theaetetus added the octahedron and the icosahedron. These shapes are also called the Platonic solids, after the ancient Greek philosopher Plato; Plato, who greatly respected Theaetetus' work, speculated that these five solids were the shapes of the fundamental components of the physical universe.

Many ancient civilizations such as Atlantis and Lemuria were well versed in the use of Sacred Geometric Symbols for healing. They understood the relationship of each of the elements to geometrical structures and how energy can be ‘moved’ or 'transmuted' using these sacred structures.

This Clear Quartz Platonic Solids resonate with all colour frequencies and bring clarity in channeling, magnifying or removing energies. Clear quartz doesn’t alter colour, sound, vibrations in any way. Clear Quartz though amplifies or dilutes the energies as intended by the healer.

The tetrahedron has 4 vertices, 6 edges, 4 faces and is corresponding to the fire element.

The cube or hexahedron is historically responding to the EARTH element. It has 8 vertices, 12 edges and 6 faces. Six-sided dices in games are cube-shaped for e.g..

The octahedron features prominently in the philosophy of Plato for whom they are named. The octahedron is historically responding to the AIR element. It has 6 vertices, 12 edges and 8 faces.

The icosahedron is historically responding to the element of water. It has 12 vertices, 30 edges and 20 faces. The dodecahedron and the icosahedron form a dual pair. Dual means that the platonic solid that can be inscribed inside it by connecting the mid-points of the faces.

The dodecahedron is historically responding to the Ether/Universe. It has 20 vertices, 30 edges and 12 faces. 90 different models of dodecahedron with knobbed vertices have been found in a number of archaeological excavations in Europe dating from the Gallo-Roman period in locations ranging from military camps to public bath houses to treasure chests (Schuur).

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