Almine states that the 144 facets are represented by the first 2 waves of Original Ones: the feminine 144 and the masculine 144–two waves that merged.
Question: The 144 faceted polyhedrons that are the masculine and feminine fields…what exactly do they look like? It is easier for me to understand concepts if I can visualize them, like a polyhedron*, for example. I understand that it has to have 144 facets but could you post an image of one on the Diary?
Almine’s Answer: I don’t know how to get an image of that online. Perhaps someone knows how (note from Jan: we’re working on it!) but here’s a description: The masculine, and now the feminine field also, is a sphere consisting of eighteen octahedrons (8 sided shapes)– it looks a bit like a soccer ball.
From each of the eight corners of an eight-sided shape, draw a line to the center spot. Now elongate the eight lines. The center spot will have to lift up (elongate and become like the point of a star) to accommodate that. This gives eight facets in each octahedron (8 multiplied by eighteen equals 144).
*Note: The general definition of a polyhedron can be broken down pretty simply as a solid with flat faces (from the Greek poly, meaning “many” and edron, meaning “face”). An example is a three-dimensional geometric figure like a pyramid or prism. An ocatagon is an 8-side geometric shape, it is also a specific type of polyhedron.
While researching for an image to answer the question of our Diary readers, we found this fascinating website RobertLovesPi and this free (non-copyrighted image): The Final Stellation of the Compound of Five Icosahedra. Remember it is not representative of 8×18 = 144 stellated tips – it is a visual example of a polyhedron with numerous stellations.