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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: The Square

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    Theme for Contemplation: The Square

    “The Tetraktys is the Formless Square, giving forth the idea of universal order.”

    — Aquarian Almanac

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    • ModeratorTN
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      November 26, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Square

      “Magic squares are like a magic mirror which reflects a ray of the symmetry of the divine norm immanent in all things, in the immeasurable immensity of the cosmos not less than in the mysterious depths of the human mind.”

      — Paul Carus

      “I ever loved to put everything upon the square.”

      —Miquel de Cervantes


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      November 27, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Square

      ” The two principles of temporal things, the pyramis and the cube (form and matter), flow from one fountain; the tetragon on earth, the monad in heaven.”

      — Kabbalah

      “The triad or triangle becomes the Tetraktis, the Sacred Pythagorean number, the perfect Square, and a 6-faced cube on Earth.”

      — H.P. Blavatsky


    • ModeratorTN
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      November 28, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Square

      “Eternity is the archetype and Pattern of Time.”

      — Philo Judaeus

      “To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love

      All pray in their distress;

      And to these virtues of delight

      Return their thankfulness.”

      — William Blake


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      November 29, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Square

      “And light the Sacred Pipe, which is the symbol of Peace, Brotherhood, Council and Prayer, and smoke first to the Great Spirit in Heaven above, then to the four Winds, His messengers, and to Mother Earth, through whom He furnishes us our food.”

      —Oglala Dakota Chant

      “The noblest function of an object is to be contemplated.”

      —Miguel de Unamuno


    • ModeratorTN
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      November 30, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Square

      “I have not kept the square, but that to come

      Shall all be done by the rule.“

      — William Shakespeare

      “We can secure the people’s approval, if we do right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred of it, and no way has been found out of securing that.“

      — Mark Twain


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      December 1, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Square

      “The compass and square produce perfect circles and squares. By the sages, the human relations are perfectly exhibited.”

      — Menicus

      “It is not possible that without numbers anything can be either conceived or known.”

      — Philolaus


    • Grace Cunningham
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      Grace Cunningham

      The diagram for this week is fascinating. Can anyone explain the significance of the cube hidden inside the Tetraktys?


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      December 2, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: The Square
      “There is one Holy Book, the sacred manuscript of Nature.”
      — Sufi Saying
      “Synergetics is energetic geometry since it identifies energy with number.”
      — Buckminster Fuller

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