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# A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science - Chapter Six: Hexad - Structure-Function-Order Summary & Analysis

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## Chapter Six: Hexad - Structure-Function-Order Summary and Analysis

Six Appeal

Hexagonal or six-sided forms are found in nature and in human design. The beehive is an example of nature's utilization of the form. Designer six-sided faucets are man-made hexagons. The Hexad has an intimate relationship with the Monad and the Triad, the circle and triangle as well as other characteristics like balanced structure and unity. The message that the hexad sends is one of structure, function and order.

Multiples of six - twelve, twenty-four, thirty-six - have the same properties as the hexad. The hexagon is a natural foundation for math and art. The Zodiac has twelve signs and it takes travel through all of them for the earth to orbit the sun. There were the Twelve Tribes of Israel. There are many epic tales with twelve parts. The ancient Greeks...

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