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A Little Diatribe on the Most Basic Perception of Dimension

A Little Diatribe on the Most Basic Perception of Dimension

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Published by Donald Robinson
This is a very short thing I found by an exploration of bisection of a cube to show some of the quirks of spatial relationship when considered from the perspective of The Golden Mean, The Sacred Cut, The Lost Cubit, Phi, and Pi. Enjoy
This is a very short thing I found by an exploration of bisection of a cube to show some of the quirks of spatial relationship when considered from the perspective of The Golden Mean, The Sacred Cut, The Lost Cubit, Phi, and Pi. Enjoy

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Published by: Donald Robinson on Apr 04, 2010
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 A little Diatribe on the Most Basic Perception of Dimensions.
Ok people, Im going to have a little bit of fun here; and once youve realised the blocksof what Im passing along in your own minds; so will you if you have an artistic bias.This lesson actually owes a big debt of thanks to the late Dr. Israel Regardie, whounveiled the teachings, rites and mysteries of the Golden Dawn (Im guessing the term onlyactually makes a reference to what they of the Quabbalistic Arts consider to be the ability toperceive the Prima Materia which is the Astral Realm. But it takes a slice of numerologicalknowledge to explain something with very visual foundations inside its beating heart.There are three or four concepts that all artists should begin to fully understand theimplications of:Pi (equations for finding the volume of a sphere by taking measurements of its 3 radialcircumferences),Phi (the pyramid builders calculation; involving , two thirds the base equals the height),the Golden Mean (also called Fibonaccis measurement; and basically equates to the fact that if the Earth and the Moon were combined, they would equal 1 unit; but as separates, theEarth is three-fifths, and the Moon is two-fifths; so the Golden Mean ratio is 0.6:1.0, whichmeans that give a number of people a straight line as a straw-poll and they will usually pick apoint closer to being six-tenths of the way along the line, whereas before these experiments,predicted ideas wouldve indicated they thought people would choose to bisect a line half-wayalong; not two-thirds or 66% of the way along. Many people dont know why this ration looksbetter on the eye, but it is the foundation of the Imperial system; rather than the metric imperial is about the hexadecimal (units of sixty), whereas metric is about the dodecimal (unitsof one hundred). Interestingly, if you plotted a line between Earth and the Sun, the Moon occursone-third of the distance, in a direct line; which is partly why an eclipse can hide all of the sunbut the corona).The last concept is one Im not all that familiar with myself; its called the Sacred Cut. Ithink I may be aware of it, but not by name as much as by having figured a few spatialrelationships out on my own.The first part of this little exercise focuses on a cube and its relative planes of symmetryand both bisection and dissection; since the two things are not entirely the same, in relativenature. Other interesting subjects include; the Lost Cubit, and proves that geometry seems amuch more interesting sphere of mathematics than simple arithmetic or anything else metric.First, we will look at the simple construction of the cube as an isometric drawing; whichis pretty interesting on its own. You have to excuse any crudeness I may present in renderingimages; but I do it all freehand. I believe Leonardo da Vinci helped to devise rulers, compasses,set squares, etc. to help artists express their ideas if they didnt have senses as honed as his to beable to use predictive thought  the essential confidence that you are powerful enough to do it on your own without relying on such pieces of mechanical actuation. Well lords and ladies, that isnt me.
First, well describe the cube as it should be easiest to perceive and recreate. The modeis isometric; across the flat and [any appropriate vagary of] diagonal plane [which isappropriate to get the image across in a way that is easily perceived and understood by others].Two parallelograms located directly one above the other and then four lines beginning at theone point of the above square and linking to the corresponding point it lies directly above on thelower.This is an interesting theorem in itself, since my mind free-associates, and equates thetop parallelogram to the Astral Realm, the linking lines to the Realms of Mentation  or thought  , and the lower parallelogram as the Physical Realm; just as in Hindu beliefs the eggs shellequates to the body, the yolk equates to the mind, and the white equates to the soul. But enoughof that stuff for now.As I have indicated on the drawing itself; there are twelve primary sides, eight secondary sides, eight corners, six faces, three planes of dimension. One object; many meanings.But this is only the ideology behind the cubit; the cubit block encloses a pyramid six times if thepyramid has four tri-corner sides and a square base and the centre of the points convergewithin the centre point.The next part of this which will be explored in a moment or so, after the diagrams areapplied; is the bisection and dissection along with what is known as The Sacred Cut. Or, to be alittle less ambiguous since this manages to fuse at least two concepts together; the Diagonal Cut in application across the cube to demonstrate the relationship of spaces. I suppose, to be anymore ambiguous, the point where things converge and diverge could also be called The Book Of Crossroads; although that concept is Greek and rather Bacchanalian in nature and ideology.
Now, we have to start to bisect and dissect the cube as seen; in order to be able to start to understand some of the overlying and underlying spatial relationships in the simple act of partition.Now this small sketch deserves another shown in orthographic (a mode of drawingshowing all sides on one sketch to be able to describe it from the sides, plan, and end elevations)view, to help show the mirrored facets and indicate what I mean, when I say the opposingfactions equal across four sides to describe two shapes in quintet  or eight configurations (fourwith three sides, four with five sides).

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