The Platonic Solids: A brief intro to Sacred Geometry

There are only 5 platonic solids and all are  3D shapes  where:

  • each face is the same regular polygon   (closed shape with straight sides)
  • the same number of polygons meet at each vertex (corner)

Example: the Cube is a Platonic Solid

Hexahedron or Cube
  • each face is the same-sized square
  • 3 squares meet at each corner

Why “platonic“?  – Plato  (ancient Greek philosopher) identified them although there is evidence the ancient Egyptians worked with at least 3 of them (for sound healing especially).

Plato connected each platonic solid with an element. Thus they comprise the alchemical dance of the elements and of Creation itself:

http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/jan4/williams.htm

 

 

 

 

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