posted on Oct, 12 2019 @ 03:30 PM
It amounts to misunderstanding Plato to believe that he asserted the Universe was shaped like a dodecahedron. In fact, there has been so much
misinterpretation of his cosmology that a correction is in order here:
according to his Timaeus, the four Platonic solids tetrahedron, octahedron, cube & icosahedron were the shapes of the particles whose mixing in
various proportions created all physical substances. That is the reason they were called the particles of the four basic Elements (note the capital
"E"). The dodecahedron, being the Platonic solid that most resembled the sphere, was regarded as representing the celestrial sphere. It was Aristotle,
however, who first associated this with a fifth Element, Aether, as the source of the first four Elements.
The first four Platonic solids have been shown to embody the root structure of E8xE8, one of the two symmetry groups that physicists Michael Green
and Gary Schwarz found in 1984 described heterotic superstring forces that are free of quantum anomalies. The dodecahedron has been shown to be
isomorphic in its geometry to the recently-discovered Kabbalistic Tree of Life map of all levels of reality. The first four Platonic solids therefore
are the 3-dimensional representation of the 480 roots of E8xE8, the symmetry group that describes anomaly-free interactions of heterotic superstrings
as string-like oscillations in the 6-d Calabi-Yau subspace of the 10-d space-time continuum. The dodecahedron maps all levels of reality, including
the space-time continuum. This can be proved rigorously by making use of a recently discovered 2-d (polygonal) representation of the 3-d Tree of Life.
It has been found to encode all possible replications of the latter that map all possible levels of consciousness, each Tree mapping one level. What
you do is to exploit the one-to-one isomorphism between irreducible bits of geometrical information in the dodecahedron as the apotheosis of the
convex, regular polyhedra and the corresponding bits of information needed to construct the representation of all hyper-dimensional levels of reality.
It is too technical to describe further here.
The implication of this is that the ancient belief that the five Platonic solids embodied the physics of matter (physical universe) and the celestial
sphere symbolising the spiritual cosmos (superphysical universe) was essentially correct, although not as Plato formulated it in his cosmological
treatise. The new mathematical discoveries have confirmed this.