The Nature of Reality
The idea of the Tetrakys comes from the Pythagoreans, who considered the symbol sacred, Basically it is just a pyramid of ten dots, four on each side. Nevertheless it is interesting in that it integrates the number four - e.g. the mandala or the quaternity, as presented in many esoteric teachings, in mythology and so on, and the number ten - e.g. the ten sefirot of the Kabbalah
The following diagrams are notes and ideas I scribbled up some years back (November-December 1992), along with the quaternity diagrams and other stuff. At the time I was having a burst of inspiration playing around with correspondences and symbolism. I do not claim that this representations have any validity (nor that they do not...). But I decided that I might as well put them up anyway; maybe someone might get some ideas from them. At the time I presumptously labelled these tetrakys diagrams "neokabbalah" in that they constituted a rearrangement of the ten Kabbalistic sefirot in what I thought might be a more logical arrangement than the standard tree. I am now rather embaressed by this attitude, but it would be too much hassle to go through the diagrams and rub out the word "neo-kabbalah" every time it appears, so I decided to leave it in. Perhaps Tetrakyan Kabbalah would have been a better term. Ah well.
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