A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science - Chapter Nine: Ennead - The Horizon Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Nine: Ennead - The Horizon Summary and Analysis

Nine is the largest and penultimate single digit in the Decad. Ancients referred to nine as the end or the "finishing post." The nine is composed of three trinities. Nine was considered by some early religions as thrice blessed. Since nine is the last single digit it is symbolic of the highest achievement attainable by man. Nine is a number seen in folklore and expressions throughout the centuries. It has a mystical aura - a cat has nine lives. The cat runs out of lives and luck when he loses his ninth life. The ultimate punishment in some cultures was the cat-o'-nine-tails. Going the whole nine yards translates to going as far as possible. When we are on cloud nine, we have reached the zenith of happiness. Dressed to the nines...

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