A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science - Chapter 5: Pentad - Regeneration Summary & Analysis

Michael S. Schneider
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Chapter 5: Pentad - Regeneration Summary and Analysis

Coming to Life

The pentad represents life itself. Five is a common number in man's life. He has five fingers on each hand. Stars, like those on a flag, have five points. Its basic form is the pentagon or the pentagram. Philosophers have viewed the pentagon as the fifth element of nature encompassing the four elements, solids, liquids, gases and fire and bringing them to life.

Seeing Stars

We see stars everywhere. Stars are used on national flags and evoke emotions and patriotism. Stars are also used in company logos which signifies that marketing companies understand the appeal of the form. In ancient times, the star was thought to have the power to ward off evil. The star appears in literature: Goethe's Faust used a pentagram to protect him from evil. An inverted star, called...

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