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Unformatted text preview: intervals. First [the creator] took one portion from the whole (1 unit) and next a portion double the first (2 unit) a third portion half again as much as the second (3 unit) the fourth portion double the second (4 unit) the fifth three times the third (9 unit) the sixth eight times the first (8 unit) and the seventh 27 tmes the first (27 unit) They give the seven integers; 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 27. These contain the monad, source of all numbers, the first even and first odd, and their squares and cubes. Plato's Lambda Slide 8-72 : Arithmetic Personified as a Woman Lawlor, Robert. Sacred Geometry. NY: Thames & Hudson, 1982. p. 7. These seven numbers can be arranged as two progressions Monad 1 Point First even and odd 2 3 Line Squares 4 9 Plane Cubes 8 27 Solid This is called Plato's Lambda , because it is shaped like the Greek letter lambda....
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