Translation of the Cosmological Language: Platonic Solids
“Philosophy is written in this great book, which is the cosmos, and it is always available for our inspection.”
However, in order to grasp the book, one must first become fluent in the language that it is written in and be able to read the letters that make up the text.
It is written in the language of mathematics, and the letters are triangles, circles, and other geometric shapes; without them, a person would be lost in a dark maze and unable to comprehend a word of it.
Galileo Galilei (1564–1642)
Let’s become a bit more comfortable with the letters that make up the language that the cosmos is written in, seeing as how none of us would knowingly desire to get lost in a dark maze for very long.
The platonic solids are, at their most fundamental level, the fundamental structures that underpin the observable world that we have. The structure of everything from atoms to the orbits of planets is governed by these five forms, and if we want to grasp “this big book, the universe,” then it is in our best interest to study the characters.
To begin, we will make a connection between the five different solids and the five-element theory that is provided by many traditional forms of medicine, including Ayurveda.
Having established that these forms are significant to the human body, we will now investigate the micro- and macro-domains to see whether or not there are any links that can be found that are of any help.
The notion of the body that is used in Ayurveda originates from Sankhya, which is one of the oldest natural philosophies that is being practiced on planet Earth today.
According to one school of thought known as Sankhya, all things formed on this level of existence may be broken down into one of five fundamental constituents. The interactions of earth, water, fire, and air inside the ether are the building blocks of everything, including planets, humans, plants, and the particle matter in the atmosphere.
The densest element is earth, which is the substance that makes up rocks and bones and provides shape and structure. It goes without saying that rivers and seas are made of water, but water also serves as the prototypical model for plasma and mucous. Water is the universal solvent and the dominant archetype for all fluids.
Fire is the only element that can generate heat and is the driving force behind all processes that involve transformation, including digestion. Mobility is a property of air, which is the ingredient that transports ideas, inspiration, and illness across the universe and human bodies.
The term “space” is widely used to refer to ether, also known as Akash. This name is appropriate given that ether can be found everywhere around and inside us.
It is the void, the matrix, the space through which we travel, and the three-dimensional field in which our existence, survival, and metamorphosis occur. The other four components do their dances and get entangled with one another inside the ethereal container.
The Fundamentals of Geometry
The five regular polyhedra that are collectively referred to as the Platonic Solids do a good job of describing the interplay of the five elements.
These three-dimensional forms are the only ones that are entirely symmetrical in each and every direction, with every interior angle and side length being identical to one another. According to Plato, each distinct substance may be equated to a particular element:
The cube is the shape that represents earth; the icosahedron represents water; the tetrahedron represents fire; the octahedron represents air; and the dodecahedron represents ether.
When we examine the structure of the sides of the five platonic solids, we find that three of them are made up of equilateral triangles. These are the icosahedron, the tetrahedron, and the octahedron, which stand for the elements fire, water, and air, respectively.
The cube and the dodecahedron, sometimes known as earth and ether, are the only two exceptions to this rule since they are constructed of squares and pentagons, respectively.
Sacred geometry tells the tale of creation according to the number three, which is considered to be a really magical and catalytic number. The triangle symbolizes this number. The number three is associated with both completion and proliferation.
In this dimension, triumvirates predominate in the forms of the past, present, and future; Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; the starting, the intermediate, and the end; the mother, the father, and the child; space, time, and the observer; Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu; waking, having a dream, and sleep onset; and so on.
Keeping this in mind, one approach to getting an understanding of how components interact with one another is to see them as separate sets of triangles colliding with one another and fusing together to form new sets of triangles.
The three elements of water, fire, and air are always engaged in this dance, combining to form larger triangles and dissipating into smaller and smaller pieces. Is this not a very simplistic explanation of what we mean when we talk about chemistry?
It is thought that Plato himself provided the following illustration in order to bring an abstract doctrine more closely in line with our own experiences. It is generally accepted wisdom that everything hot and spicy must be connected to the fire element, and hence, the tetrahedron.
The tetrahedron is an extremely pointed form with spiky angles; one can easily imagine how painful it would be to have many millions of them in one’s mouth all at once. This hints at the searing heat that comes with eating spicy cuisine.
On the other side, the element water and, thus, the icosahedron are linked to dishes that are more comforting, such as those that are creamy. The icosahedron is extremely similar in shape to a sphere, despite having twenty sides and significantly more rounded angles.
You may imagine that the roundness of this form, in comparison to the tetrahedron, is much more delicate, pleasant, and agreeable to the tongue because of how it feels in your mouth.
The octahedron, which is a representation of air, is nothing more than two tetrahedrons layered one on top of the other. Popcorn and crackers are examples of meals that have a high concentration of the air element, which is thought to be highly dry and harsh and might be difficult to digest according to ayurvedic principles.
If you are ready to tune in and try out the experiment, you will notice that there is a certain intuitive logic to the way that these forms link to our experienced world.
The cube with a square foundation, which represents earth, is located somewhat outside of this process, but it is not completely immune. Since it is the most dense component, it makes perfect sense that each of its sides is composed of not just one triangle, but two (aka a square).
Because the number eight is both a vertical representation of infinity and a perfectly balanced form, implying that what goes up must come down, the eight square sides that make up a cube are symbolic of the endless potential for material production as well as the power of stability.
This is because the number eight is both a perfect balance and an upright infinity sign.
The pentagon with five sides, which is the building block of the dodecahedron, exists entirely outside of the triangle paradigm. It seems to make sense that the ether, which serves as a container for the other components, would not be too sensitive to entanglement given that it performs this function.
Having said that, a pentagon can be formed by five triangles with their points facing inward; however, these triangles do not need to be equilateral. This is an appropriate representation, given that even the ether exists within the realm of the third dimension and is not completely devoid of any physical characteristics.
In general, however, the dodecahedron stands out from the rest of the group. This distinction is warranted, given that the dodecahedron’s function is to provide room for the continuing dance that is largely performed by the other four parts.
Ether’s Capacity for Flowing
When one examines the connections that exist between the platonic solids, one can discover that the icosahedron is the exact opposite of the dodecahedron.
To put this another way, if you were to generate the twelve corners of the watery icosahedron by connecting the centers of each of the twelve pentagons that make up the etheric element, you would end up with the icosahedron seen above.
This is fascinating to think about since, based on what we have been able to see of the ether up to this point, it appears that it does, in fact, behave like a fluid.
To be fair, seeing and quantifying the ether has proved to be fairly challenging up to this point owing to the fact that it permeates everything and is everywhere. How is it possible to gauge something from which there is no possible exit? And if we are unable to quantify it, how can we possibly know for certain that it even exists?
When it comes to the other elements, such as the kinetic mass of earth, the chemical processes made soluble by water, the radiant heat of fire, and the volts of electric wind, we have no issue measuring them.
Due to the fact that they are “constantly available to our attention,” they may be examined with a reasonable amount of ease. However, the almost imperceptible ether is difficult to identify.
The presence of the ether is postulated by Einstein’s theory of relativity, which necessitates the proposition that “physical space possesses physical properties.”
The direct observation of gravitational waves produced by the collision of two black holes has, in fact, only lately provided conclusive evidence that this idea is correct. Scientists working at LIGO were able to detect and analyze genuine ripples in the fabric of space-time in the month of February 2016.
This is really significant news! For our purposes, it proves that huge gravitational forces behave just like water, and it is the last key element of Einstein’s renowned Theory of General Relativity that has to be empirically proved. When two black holes come together, they create waves of gravity that travel through the very fabric of space and time, similar to the way that a stone may agitate the surface of a calm pond.
Taking this into consideration, the study of fluid dynamics may provide us with a wealth of information on the make-up of the ether.
Because water is much simpler to gain access to and observe than ether, we can glean information from the path that water takes down a drain or the path that a hurricane takes in order to gain a better understanding of what is occurring at a more subtle level in either the far reaches of the universe or the most introspective parts of ourselves.
The Transition from the Small to the Large Scale
David Wilcock, in his book The Source Field Investigations, begins to detail the work that Dr. Robert Moon did to investigate how the Platonic Solids regulate the structure of every given atom, properly forecasting the amount of protons that may be found inside it. Page 328 of the book is where he does this.
The cube, which has eight protons, “corresponds to oxygen, which is exceedingly stable and constitutes 62.55% of all the atoms in the Earth’s crust,” according to the theory.
The eight sides of the cube, as Dr. Moon explains it, each represent one of the eight protons. This provides scientific support for the hypothesis that the cube form is connected to the esoteric earth element.
We are able to extrapolate the full periodic table of elements by using this approach, which involves stacking multiple solids one on top of another to produce bigger structures that are less stable. This reinvention of how chemistry works is a really interesting development in the field.
Dr. Moon was a participant in the Manhattan Project, and it’s possible that his model may be valuable in trials involving cold fusion, in addition to a wide variety of other uses that are beyond the author’s present knowledge.
Johannes Kepler, who proposed a model of the solar system based on the Platonic solids all nesting inside one another, was the source of inspiration for Moon’s atomic model. Moon’s model was based on this concept of the solar system. This notion of the orbits of the planets is not simply a beautiful aspiration but also a mathematical fact.
On page 337 of Source Field, Graham Wilcock informs us that “the spacing of planetary orbits in our solar system [can] be properly specified by the Platonic Solids… the planets are clearly being kept in place and propelled through their orbits by the same geometric forces that very likely generate atoms and molecules.”
This is not in any way a novel concept. The idea that the microcosm is fundamentally a mirror of the macrocosm has been put forth by a number of scientists and thinkers in the past. In this particular instance, what makes this assumption so fascinating is the mathematical accuracy with which we can make it.
Wilcock informs us how “the distance between the sphere of Venus and the sphere of Mars is exactly specified by the dodecahedron…” using only one of the numerous instances that can be found in John Martineau’s magical classic, A Little Book of Coincidence.
In this particular instance, “the sphere” refers to the orbit of a certain planet. Then, you can fit a bigger sphere inside of it if you turn this dodecahedron inside out to produce the icosahedron, which happens to be the exact distance that the Earth travels in its orbit.
It is obvious that the term “coincidence” is being used in a tongue-in-cheek manner when discussing such astounding alignments. The work of a divine architect is required to account for such refined designs.
It doesn’t really make much difference whether we refer to this as “God” or “nature.” The fact that we may learn more about ourselves as creators and created things via the study of creation appears to be the most important takeaway.
These geometric figures, known as the Platonic Solids, serve as the alphabetical building blocks for the third dimension. Once we have them as a key, we will be able to decipher a great deal of the mystery surrounding the cosmos that we are able to see.
If these patterns are what regulate the structures of atoms and the orbits of planets, then they must also rule the human form, as the human body is located smack dab in the center of the micro- and macro-forces.
As a practitioner of Ayurveda, I am tremendously motivated to continue investigating the many possibilities for health and wellness that are presented by this conceptual framework. Each of the five elements has a distinct connection to one of the five senses, an organ of action, a color, or a particular chakra. It has come to our attention that they also take on a certain form.
Which aspects of this information are directly applicable to real-world situations? I want to encourage you to investigate these possibilities inside your own mind and body.
Consider these forms in your meditation, and pay attention to any shifts that occur. To get a feel for the solids’ physical properties, try your hand at sketching them, or even better, make models of them out of construction paper so you can see how they look.
I make you a solemn oath that engaging in such activities will enable you to get profound new understandings of the real self and will tangibly alter the way you see the world around you.
Have fun on your travels!