Both the icosahedron and the dodecahedron are one of the Platonic Solids of the sacred geometry. But what are the Platonic Solids, and where do they come from?
In short, they’re derived from the centuries old Flower of Life. The Flower of Life is a complex flower like pattern, based upon equal circles. Additionally, the Flower of Life holds many secrets, including the Platonic Solids. And thus the Icosahedron and the Dodecahedron.
But in order to find these solids, we have to unfold the secrets of the Flower of Life.
The first secret, for example, is the Fruit of Life. From the Fruit of Life, Metatron Cube can be derived.
Through the complex lines of the 2D shape of Metatron Cube, other shapes can be formed. In total, five three-dimensional shapes can be formed. All of them have four very interesting characteristics in common.
To sum up:
The best-known platonic solid, is the cube. Firstly, all its faces are a square. Secondly, all of the edges have the same length and thirdly, all the angles between the faces are 90 degree. And last, all its point touch the surface of the sphere.
The other platonic solids are the Tetrahedron, the Octahedron, the Icosahedron and the Dodecahedron.
Unlike the cube, the other shapes are less commonly known.
So how did these shapes got their names? Well, these three-dimensional shapes were first described by the philosopher Plato (hence the name) around 400 BC.
Their names are based on their description in Ancient Greek. In case of the Icosahedron, εἴκοσι (eíkosi), meaning ‘twenty’, and ἕδρα (hédra), meaning ‘seat’.
But the strange thing is, these remarkable shapes are being dug up all over the world. What they’ve discovered is that they’re thousands of years older than Plato.
But what makes them so special in the world of Sacred Geometry? Most importantly, all our matter is built upon these shapes. All molecules and atoms, follow a certain structure. Which makes matter as what it is. Sometimes these shapes are extremely complex, sometimes they’re very basic. And you might guess it already, the most primitive shapes possible, are the Platonic Solids. All other shapes can be derived from the Platonic Solids.
So what does this mean? This means that the Platonic Solids are the blueprint of all matter. They contain every possible molecular connection and structure. Besides that, they also contain all possible geometric laws of this reality and universe we live in. It’s the secret key to Prima Materia; the primitive, shapeless base of all matter which got shaped and became the universe.
The geometry of the Icosahedron is build up of 20 faces, 12 vertices and 30 edges. This symmetrical solid is made of 20 equilateral triangles.
Just like the Icosahedron, the Dodecahedron has 30 edges. But the number of faces and vertices are reversed. The Icosahedron has 20 faces and 12 vertices, but the Dodecahedron has 12 faces and 20 vertices.
This solid represents the element water. Water is all about movement, change and go with the flow. Since it can easily change from gas to a liquid to a solid.
Besides water, it’s also connected to the Sacral Chakra (2nd). This Chakra resonates with emotions, creation and sexuality. Of course, just like the element water, the Sacral Chakra is also connected with all our fluids and liquids of our body.
So what can the icosahedron do for you? It can assist you in many ways. For example, it enhances your creative thought process. Not only that, but also unblocking and removing emotional blockages that cut off the creative energies.
Besides, it will help you to understand the emotions that arise. It allows you to have a clear sight of why you experience certain emotions and helps you to react to it. It’s the perfect healing tool for finding balance and harmony, especially in the areas of fertility and sexuality.
The geometry of the Dodecahedron is build up of 12 faces, 20 vertices and 30 edges.
This solid represents the element Prana or Ether. Prana is also known as the life force energy. It contains all possibilities, the known and the unknown. It helps connecting us to the divine and Gaia.
Besides Prana, the Dodecahedron also resonates with the 5th, 6th and 7th Chakra.
So what can the Dodecahedron do for you? The dodecahedron its key functions are expression, divine creation of life and the highest form of consciousness. It can help you to raise your frequency and to connect with higher dimensions and your higher self. It’s the perfect tool for meditation.
The shape itself, also contains a very high frequency. This not only helps raising your own frequency, but the frequency of the environment as well. Besides, the Dodecahedron has a unique relationship with the Icosahedron.
They are the building blocks of DNA, the blueprint of all life. When you stack these two shapes and connect the corners with a line, a spiral appears with the exact structure as the one of DNA. Read more about this in our Sacred Geometry blog.
We make the Icosa-dodecahedron Pendant of 3D printed brass. This pendant consists of an icosahedron with a small dodecahedron inside.
We deliver this pendant with a linen jewelry pouch and a wax cord string, ready to give it as a gift.
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