A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science - Chapter 10: Decad - Beyond Number Summary & Analysis

Michael S. Schneider
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Chapter 10: Decad - Beyond Number Summary and Analysis

New Beginnings

Ten takes us to a new place beyond the basic numbers. It represents a recap of the whole. Symbolically, it encapsulates two parents and their seven children. Ten makes a portrait of the whole family. To the ancients, it wasn't a number but the epitome of numbers. It was known since the Golden Age of Greece as the Decad. It was often referred to as the world or as heaven - indicating its power and position. Much of its strength is its connection with the Monad because it is comprised of a 1 and a zero. It creates a natural flow and a unity with the original beginning.

The English word, ten, has a root in the Indo-European word "dekm" which means two hands. Our two hands have ten fingers and are...

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