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Re: [Gnosticism2] Pythagoras, Beans, and Psephizo (corrected)

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  • James Lambert
    Beans as tools for the exploration of number leads to the discovery of triangular numbers. When arranging groups of spheres, the patterns they fall into are
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      Beans as tools for the exploration of number leads to the discovery of
      triangular numbers. When arranging groups of spheres, the patterns they
      fall
      into are dictated by their shape. Three spheres of equal size are going to
      assume the shape of a triangle.

      .....*.....
      ....* *...

      Four spheres brought together in the shape of a square form an unstable
      structure.

      .....* *.....
      .....* *.....

      The spheres naturally maintain a sixty degree relationship with one
      another.
      The power of attraction pulls the square into a diamond shape.

      .....*.....
      ....* *...
      .....*.....

      Hence it follows that triangles are an inherent feature of numerical
      structure while squares are less so. The ratios found in the New Testament
      are built from the first three triangular numbers.

      ...........*..........
      ..........* *........

      ...........*.........
      ..........* *.......
      .........* * *......

      ...........*..........
      ..........* *.........
      .........* * *.......
      ........* * * *.....

      But once again, the value of these numbers stems from the manner which like
      quantities of spheres can be stacked one upon the other.

      Consider the one verse within the Gospels which contains the word PSEPHIZO:

      For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and
      counteth (PSEPHIZO) the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
      Luke 14:28

      Notice what is being built, a tower, which is perfectly in keeping with the
      shape of the structure formed from the spheres.

      Such clues provide us with a window into an alternative system of numerical
      understanding, one not based on axioms, but one built around experience.
      Axioms are 'self-evident' beliefs, while experience supplies one with
      knowledge.

      Consider the classic Platonic dimensional progression. A zero dimensional
      point moves in a straight line generating a one-dimensional object. A line
      moving perpendicular to itself in a plane generates a square, the basic
      object of the second dimension. Move a square perpendicular to itself and
      you form a cube, a three-dimensional object.

      Where are the axioms above? Observe the various imaginary objects. The
      illusionary zero dimensional point, the one dimensional line, and the two
      dimensional square. All are abstractions, without basis in reality and yet
      somehow, from them one arrives at a real object, a cube.

      A progression built up from physical experience begins not with an
      idealized
      concept of an imaginary point but with a single sphere.



      James Lambert
      http://web.telecom.cz/Gnostradamus/
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