Metatron’s Cube and The Platonic
This complex Sacred Geometry structure - ”Metatron’s
Cube”, is derived from the ancient structure of the Flower of
Life. It is named after the Archangel Metatron. Metatron appears in
Jewish tradition, Christian tradition, and in some aspects of Islam.
Metatron is in charge of all of creation and is considered an Archangel
as well as a judge.
Since very ancient times, it has been believed that God created the
entire cosmos according to a specific geometric plan. Sacred Geometry
refers to the geometric shapes, patterns, frequencies, proportions,
ratios and laws that have been observed to underlie the organic life
forms, objects and phenomenon occurring anywhere in the universe.
People have always held the symbols of Sacred Geometry holy and tried
to use them to
understand the divine truths behind all existence. One of these revered
figures is the Metatron’s Cube.
What is Metatron’s Cube
Metatron’s Cube is the name given to a very complex two-dimensional
geometric figure made from 13 circles of the same size, with lines
extending from the center of every circle to the center of all the
other twelve circles. It is considered a geometric variant of the
‘Fruit of Life' symbol that is, in turn, derived from the Flower
of Life, a powerful Sacred Geometry symbol believed to hold all the
patterns of creation.
Metatron’s Cube and the 5 Platonic Solids
Metatron’s Cube is said to contain the five key sacred patterns
or shapes that make up all matter in this universe. Known as the
Platonic Solids, these shapes are Star Tetrahedron, Hexahedron,
Octahedron, Dodecahedron and Icosahedron.
The Platonic Solids are called the perfect solids because in each of
them, every face has equal side length, equal face size and equal
angle. Moreover, all these figures fit perfectly within a sphere.
The five Platonic Solids are regarded as the building blocks of the
universe and equated with the five elements with which everything is
made – fire, earth, air, aether and water.
Star Tetrahedron - Fire
The Star Tetrahedron symbolizes the element of Fire. Made of two
tetrahedrons (triangular pyramids), the Star Tetrahedron is a sharp
figure that corresponds with the sharp and piercing heat of fire. Its
uniform shape also makes it symbolic of harmony, equilibrium, stability
Hexahedron - Earth
The Hexahedron represents the element of Earth. It is shaped as a cube
and with its regular & straight lines, it is symbolic of solidity
and firmness that are the key characteristics of the Earth. Moreover,
the Hexahedron sits flat and firmly rooted, just like the earth.
Octahedron - Air
The Octahedron is symbolic of the element of Air. The Octahedron has a
smooth shape made of eight equilateral triangles which can be equated
with the minuscule components of Air that are so smooth that they can
hardly be felt.
Dodecahedron - Aether
The Dodecahedron is associated with Aether, a unique element of the
heavens, sky or space. Aether is regarded as the fifth crucial element
that combines with the other four classical elements of fire, earth,
air and water to make up everything in the universe.
Icosahedron - Water
The Icosahedron is equated with the element of Water. The Icosahedron
is made of 20 equilateral triangles and is the Platonic Solid with the
maximum number of faces. Its smooth and even figure is seen as an apt
symbol for water that smoothly flows away when one attempts to pick it
As the five essential elements, the five Platonic Solids are considered
very crucial to creation. And, by virtue of having the Platonic Solids
encompassed within itself, the Metatron’s Cube becomes a symbol
of universal unity and inter-connectedness.
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