A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science - Chapter Eight: Octad - Periodic Renewal Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Eight: Octad - Periodic Renewal Summary and Analysis

The promiscuous eight is the opposite of the virginal seven. It has more divisors than any number of the decad. Eight was thought to represent justice in ancient times. Common sayings with eight are rarer than the other numbers. A figure eight is a skating feat and being behind the eight ball means you're in trouble. Turning the figure eight on its side, the symbol for infinity is displayed. In the days when pirates were on the high seas, they pursued gold also referred to as pieces of eight. References to the number eight are more common in the East. The Chinese honor the Eight Immortal saints, eight symbols of a scholar and eight directions of wind. Buddhism speaks of the Eightfold Path that leads to enlightenment.

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