A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science - Chapter 1: Monad - Wholly One Summary & Analysis

Michael S. Schneider
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Chapter 1: Monad - Wholly One Summary and Analysis

The Circle Draws Us

The appeal of the circle is tied to our desire for oneness with the universe and represents infinity. Man recognizes himself in circles and spheres. A young child relishes drawing circles once he realizes that he can draw a line that connects to itself. To ancient mathematicians and philosophers, the circle symbolized the number "one." The Greek term for the elements of the circle was "Monad." The ancient scholars referred to the Monad as The First, The Foundation and the Immutable Truth and Destiny. The circle represents heaven and enlightenment in religious art.

Important Tips on Using the Geometer's Tools

The three ancient tools of geometry were the compass, straightedge and pencil. The center of the compass represented the eye of God. The legs of the compass represented God's...

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