The Quadrivium is a book on the teachings of the Quadrivium itself, referring to the 4 classical liberal arts of Number, Geometry, Music, and
Cosmology. This book is based upon a collection of books known as the wood books. This will be the first installment.
Unity. The One, God. The Great Spirit. Mirror of wonders. The still eternity. Permanence. There are countless names for it.
According to one perspective, one cannot actually speak of the One because to speak of it is to make an object of it, implying separation from it, so
misrepresenting the essence of oneness from the start, a mysterious conundrum.
The One is the limit of all, first before the beginning and last after the end, alpha and omega, the mold that shapes all things and the one thing
shaped by all molds, the origin from which the universe emerges, the universe itself, an the center to which it returns. It is point, seed, and
One is echoed in all things and treats all equally. Its stability among numbers is unique one remaining one when multiplied or divided by itself, and
one of anything is uniquely that one thing. One is alone, all one, and no thing can exist to describe it.
All things are immersed in the shore less ocean of Unity. The quality of oneness permeates everything, and while there is nothing without it, there is
also no thing within it, as even a communication or idea requires parts in relationship. Like light from the Sun or gentle rain the One is
unconditional in its love, yet its majesty and mystery remain veiled, and beyond apprehension, for the One can only be understood by itself. It is
alone, all one, and no thing can exist to describe it. One is simultaneously circle, center, and the purest tone.
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