Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Dodecahedron Leads the Way

                                            The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)
                                       "0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 is known as the?" 
             questioned the Dodecahedron as if testing Mac's knowledge in Math.
             Mac paced around a bit then answered "Fibonacci series."
             The wall began to break even more as if implying that Mac got the right answer.
                                                    Reptiles (M. C. Escher)

                                                                    Contact (1997)
"The IPV pod that transports Ellie Arroway (Jodi Foster) through a network of wormholes in the 1997 film Contact was enclosed in a dodecahedral framework." Wolfram

                                                        Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
                                        Dodecahedron in the sketches of the Time Machine

"What is special about the dodecahedron is that it is the creative link between the cube(4-based matter) and the sphere(infinity/eternity). It is linked astrologically to the sign Leo and its ruler the Sun, and the principle of will or creativity.

The dodecahedron is composed of twelve equally fitting pentagons forming the beginnings of a sphere akin to a soccer ball. Its base, the five-sided pentagon is the last or most complex shape that can form a perfect geometric solid. You cannot form a regular solid using hexagon shapes or higher. The pentagon is the "crowning" (it looks like a crown or papal hat) shape of creation.

Each of the twelve pentagonal faces of our dodecahedron universe is suppopsedly some 30 billion light years wide, containing countless galaxies, star systems, and worlds. These faces are generally "flat"(although somewhat curved) in nature, and each face has its direct polar opposite. I surmise that there are actually ten faces which form the main shape, with two empty polar areas. This would make our universe a HOLLOW entity with an 11th part situated in its inner center and the 12th perhaps orbiting outside of it just like our moon orbits the Earth. The juncture points or sides between each face may constitute hyper "freeways" or paths to get from one face to the other. Each of these faces or segments will of course have its own paths and structural organization. All of this is presently speculation of course, but its a fascinating new concept of our universe and perhaps the whole of creation which even science is seriously considering." librarising.com

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