In 2003 a theory was hypothesized, with substantial foundation, that the universe is a dodecahedron. Dodecahedrons are 12-sided structures and are based on the theory of phi. Therefore, we have a universe shaped by 12 sides. Each side is shaped in the form of a pentagon. Yes, pentagrams. for those afraid of them for whatever erroneous reasons. (Please see our 17 Dec. 2019 post White or Black Magick)
If this is so, then it makes a lot of sense that the ancients considered 12 as an important sacred number. There’s a lot of evidence for that thought in all aspects of life. In Christianity Jesus had 12 deciples, in Judaism there are 12 Tribes, in Islam there are 12 Imams, and in some pagan religions there are 12 Titans and 12 Olympians.
In other aspects of life there are 12 months in a year and it’s interesting that within that are four seasons with three months each. 4 x 3 = 12. There are 12 signs of the Zodiac, the Sumerian number system was based on 12 & 60, there are 12 months in the Jewish calendar, 12 in a dozen, 12 inches in a foot, most people have 12 ribs, there are 12 systems in the body if you count the circulatory system that augments the cardiovascular system, and the list goes on.
So, how does this sacred number integrate with us? Well, everything that we know is in a constant state of vibration. All things are in constant motion. The Universe vibrates at 432 Hz. The Earth at 7.83 Hz and people mostly at 7.5Hz although the range is 3 – 17 Hz. Some theorize that in the last few years human Hz rates have increased up to 25 Hz. And, wouldn’t it figure that the most dangerous vibration for mankind is 7Hz. Every thing around us, whether it seems solid and immobile or not has vibration. And, vibration is energy. Whether we realize it or not, we interact with the Universe and everything within it through the energy of vibration.
Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras determined that each planet in our solar system has it’s own vibration and therefore sound. He referenced this sound to music with each planet’s motion sounding like one of the 12 notes in music, (the white notes: C, D, E, F, G, A, B & the black notes: C-sharp, D-sharp, F-sharp, G-sharp, A-sharp if ascending the scale. If one is descending the scale the black notes become: B-flat, A-flat, G-flat, E-flat, and D-flat).
The Universe is known to be a musical production of vibration. Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku based his String Theory on the harmony of vibrating strings. Albert Einstein said, “Cosmic music resonating through space is the mind of God.”
Regardless if we realize it or not, everything and everyone around us affects us emotionally, physically, and spiritually throughout our daily lives. Just as all of us don’t like the same music, same colors, same clothing, same people, etc. it’s more likely than not because everyone of us needs to be ‘in-sync’ with things surrounding us to feel good on all levels. The more we understand how things around us can make a difference in our lives the better chance we have to change them.