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The Tetractys, Ancient Temples and 432

The Tetractys, Ancient Temples and 432

             432 is a Multdimensional Code


 “And philosophers tell us, Kallikles, that communion and friendship and orderliness and temperance and justice bind together heaven and earth and gods and men, and that this universe is therefore called Cosmos or order, not disorder or misrule, my friend.”




The Tetractys is the foundation stone of the Divine Architecture. It held an important mystical meaning to the Pythagoreans who considered it as the base of the structure of the universe in terms of arithmetic, music and geometry. The Tetractys means literally “the number four” and is a triangle composed of 10 points rising upwards, arranged in four rows. The number ten is mathematically known as the fourth “ triangular number” with rows of one, two, three and four points. Each row has an important meaning and brings forward an understanding of the connection between the innermost and the outermost.

The first harmonic number encoded in the Tetractys is 432, a cosmic code which can be read from the base to the top of a step pyramid, such as the ones found in central America. This is another form of pyramid with a flat top (see picture below).



The step pyramids in Central America and Egypt come from the geometry of the Tetractys. A second Tetractys is placed on the top of the first as a fractal forming the second step. The numerical sequence 432 432 … rises from the base upwards.




Step Pyramid of Djoser. Constructed at Saqqara about 4,700 years ago and attributed to Imhotep. The pyramid stood 203 ft tall, with a base of 358 ft x 410 ft and clad in polished white stone.

 kukulkanThe Temple of Kukulkan. A 79-ft -high pyramid in southeastern Mexico with nine layers and a square base with sides measuring 181 ft . There are 4 stairways each with 91 steps making a total of 364 steps, the exact number of days in a lunar year. Added to the base platform, the total comes to 365, the number of days in a solar year.

The harmonic number 432 rises from the base upwards. This is a very important number when tuning instruments to resonate with consciousness. 432 is the gematria value for ‘All things’ (παντα) in Greek. From planetary systems to atoms, everything surrounding us is an embodiment of perfect harmony created by numbers, referred to in music as “ Harmonics”.

The Tetractys representing the organization of space from a two dimensional view.


First row : From a single original point everything is created and brought into existence from nothingness. This could be considered as a state of awareness to that which is about to manifest into creation.

Second row : From a single point two further points are generated defining the first dimension. The possibility of going from one point to another brings the idea of motion into consciousness.

Third row : A line drawn between these three dots defines the second dimension. Structure is formed into consciousness with the possibility of quantification and measurement.

Fourth row : A line drawn between these four dots defines the third dimension where geometry takes form. From this triangle all regular polygons can be generated, such as the square, the pentagon, the hexagon etc.

Other fundamental blocs can be built from the original bloc. The first solid appearing is the projection of the tetrahedron shown in light blue. The red hexagon represents the projection of the octahedron with the green cube projected inside.

The icosahedron and dodecahedron are both dual platonic solids. The icosahedron can be placed inside the dodecahedron and vice versa. One has 20 faces with 12 vertices and the other has 12 faces with 20 vertices.


The rhombic dodecahedron has 4,320 degrees and is made from 12 rhombus. The sum of the four angles of a rhombus is always 360 degrees. The rhombic dodecahedron appears in nature in the structure of the honeycomb cells. At the top is a pyramid made from three blue rhombus closing the end of the cell. The opening is a red hexagon prism at the bottom joining to the top with six green trapezes. Each cell is called “half of a rhombic dodecahedron”.

The sum of the angles is 3,240 degrees, again adding up to 9.

3 + 2 + 4 + 0 = 9

The number 9 is an important pillar in the structure of space-time and acts uniquely in the system of numbers. Below is a table listing some musical notes. Notes are based on a D scale from 144 Hz.



“Music is geometry in time.” Arthur Honegger


© Salah-Eddin Gherbi, From the book The Etheric Particle 216