posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 10:22 AM
There are six sectors with 12 circles per sector, surrounding the central hexagon of six circles with a circle at its centre. This makes a total of
6x12 + 6 + 1 = 79. They consist of 49 circles forming the six radii and 30 circles on the (broken) sides of the hexagon. As shown by theoretical
physicist Dr Stephen Phillips in pioneering research:
when we construct the Kabbalistic Tree of Life (Otz Chiim) from tetractyses, each a triangular array of (1+2+3+4=10) points, the lowest of any set of
overlapping Trees of Life contains 80 points. This means that, starting with a point in 3-dimensional space, 79 more points are needed to construct
the lowest Tree of Life from tetractyses, that is, generate 3-dimensional form from a mathematical point. They consist of the seven points located at
the positions of the seven Sephiroth of Construction and 72 more points. They correspond to the central hexagon of six circles at its corners (the six
Sephiroth of Construction above Malkuth), its central circle (corresponding to Malkuth) and the 72 circles that surround the central hexagon.
What, therefore, I suggest, is being represented here is a polygonal representation of the lowest Tree of Life, which Dr Phillips has proved encodes
mathematical information about the root structure of E8 - the rank-8, exceptional Lie group that plays a central role in the theory of superstrings.
See his website for material and research papers demonstrating this.