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55 54 1 One One Universal. 2 Two Forces TaoisT Receptive yin, Active yang. Two Perspectives Universal Subject, Object. Two Polarities GeoGraphy North, South. Two Polarities physics Positive, Negative. Two Principles MeTaphysics Essence, Substance. Two Regents alcheMy Queen, King. Two Sides Left, Right. Two Tribal Types anThropoloGy Settler, Nomad. Two Truths loGic Analytic a priori, Synthetic a posteriori. Two Ways of Knowing reliGion Esoteric, Exoteric. 3 The Great Triad TaoisT Heaven, Man, Earth. The Holy Trinity chrisTian Father, Son, Holy Ghost. Three Alchemical Stages alcheMy Blackening nigredo, Whitening albedo, Reddening rubedo. Three Aspects of Knowledge Greek The Knower, Knowing, The Known. Three Dialectic Phases WesTern Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis. Three Dimensions physical Medial, Lateral, Vertical. Three Fates Greek Spinner Clotho, Measurer Lachesis, Cutter Atropos. Three Furies Greek Avenging Murder Tisiphone, Jealousy Megaera, Unceasing Anger Alecto. Three Generation of Quarks physics Up Down, Charm strange, Top Bottom. Three Graces Greek Splendour Aglaia, Mirth Euphrosyne, Good Cheer Thalia. Three Gunas hindU Fire red, Water white, Earth black. Three Kingdoms Medieval Animal, Vegetable, Mineral. Three Modes asTroloGy Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable. Three Parts of the Atom 20Th c Proton, Neutron, Electron. Three Parts of a Syllogism arisToTle Premise, Universal Principle, Conclusion. Three Primary Colors liGhT Red, Green, Blue. Three Principles alcheMy Sulfur, Mercury, Salt. Three Qualities chrisTian Faith, Hope, Love. Three Regular Tilings GeoMeTry Triangles, Squares, Hexagons. Three Revolutionary Virtues French Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. soMe nuMBers of Things Three Stages hindU Creating Brahma, Sustaining Vishnu, Destroying Shiva. Three Stages of the Soul Jain External, Internal, Supreme. The Trivium Medieval Logic, Rhetoric, Grammar. 4 Four Beautiful Harmonies MUsic Unsion, Octave, Fifth, Fourth. All arise from ratios involving the first four numbers. Four Castes hindU Holy Brahmin, Heroic Kshatriya, Business Vaisya, Servant Shudra. Four Causes arisToTle Formal, Material, Efficient, Final. Four Directions coMMon North, South, East, West. Four Elements WesTern Fire, Earth, Air, Water. Four Forces Modern Electromagnetic, Strong Nuclear, Weak Nuclear, Gravitational. Four Humours WesTern Sanguine, Choleric, Phlegmatic, Melancholic. Four Levels of Psyche JUnG Ego, Shadow, AnimaAnimus, Self. Four Modes of Pysche JUnG Feeling, Thinking, Sensing, Intuiting. Four Noble Truths BUddhisM The Truth, Cause, Cessation and Path to cessation of suffering. Four Seasons WesTern Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. Four Types of Literature WesTern Romance, Tragedy, Irony, Comedy. The Quadrivium WesTern Number, Music, Geometry, Cosmology. 5 Five Animals chinese Scaled, Winged, Naked, Furred, Shelled. Five Directions and Colors chinese East green , South red, Center yellow, West white, North black. Five Elements chinese Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood. Five Elements BUddhisT Void, Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Five Notes chinese Black keys on a piano. Five Orders of Architecture WesTern Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Composite. Five Parts of the Personality eGypTian Name, Shade, Life force Ka, Character Ba, Spirit AkhKaBa. Five Platonic Solids Universal Tetrahedron, Octahedron, Cube, Icosahedron, Dodecahedron. Five Poisons BUddhisT Confusion, Pride, Envy, Hatred, Desire. Five Precepts BUddhisT Respect for Life, Respect for Property, Chastity, Sobriety, Speaking the Truth. Five Senses coMMon Sight, Hearing, Touch, Smell, Taste. Five Sounds chinese Calling, Laughing, Singing, Lamenting, Moaning. Five Smells chinese Goatish, Burning, Fragrant, Rank, Rotten. Five Tastes chinese Sour, Bitter, Sweet, Spicy, Salty. Five Virtues BUddhisT Kindness, Goodness, Respect, Economy, Altruism. Five Virtues chinese Benevolence, Propriety, Good Faith, Righteousness, Knowledge. 6 Six Days of Creation aBrahaMic Light, Firmament, Land Vegetation, Heavenly Bodies, Fish Birds, Animals Man. Six Directions coMMon Up, Down, Left, Right, Front, Back. Six Kingdoms Modern Archaebacteria Bacteria pro karyotes. Protista, Fungi, Plantae Animalia eukaryotes. Six Perfections BUddhisM Giving, Morality, Patience, Energy, Meditation, Wisdom. Six Reactions cheMisTry Synthesis Decomposition, Combustion, Single Double Displacement, AcidBase. Six Realms hindU BUddhisT Gods, Hells, Human, Hungry Ghosts, Demons, Animals. Six Regular Polytopes 4diMensional solids Simplex, Tesseract, 16Cell, 24Cell, 120 Cell, 600cell. 7 Seven Border Geometries Universal There are seven possible kinds of border symmetry. Seven Chakras hindU Root 4 petals, Sacral 6, Solar Plexus 10, Heart 12, Throat 16, Brow 2, Crown 1000. Seven Deadly Sins and their Seven Contrary Virtues chrisTian. Humility against pride, Kindness against envy, Abstinence against gluttony, Chastity against lust, Patience against anger, Liberality against envy, Diligence against sloth. Seven Endocrine Glands Medical Pineal, Pituitary, Thyroid, Thymus, Adrenal, Pancreas, Gonads. Seven Heavenly Bodies and their Days ancienT Moon Mon, Mercury Wed, Venus Fri, Sun Sun, Mars Tues, Jupiter Thurs, Saturn Sat. Seven Liberal Arts WesTern Logic, Rhetoric and Grammar Trivium Number, Music, Geometry, Cosmology Quadrivium. Seven Metals ancienT Silver, Mercury, Copper, Gold, Iron, Tin, Lead. Seven Modes Greek Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Myxolydian, Aeolian, Locrian using just the white keys on a piano, these refer to the sevennote scale starting with C, D, E, F, G, A and B, respectively. Seven Stages of the Soul sUFi Compulsion, Conscience, Inspiration, Tranquility, Submission, Servant, Perfected. Seven Virtues chrisTian Faith, Hope, Charity, Fortitude, Justice, Prudence, Temperance. 8 Eight SemiRegular Tilings GeoMeTry There are eight semi regular tilings in the plane. Eight Immortals TaoisT Youth, Old Age, Poverty, Wealth, The Populace, Nobility, The Masculine, The Feminine. Eight Limbs of Yoga vedic Morality Yama, Observances Niyama, Postures Asanas, Breathing Pranayama, Concentration Dharana, Devotion Dhyana, Union Samadhi. Eight Trigrams ichinG Chien Heaven, Creative, Tui Attraction, achievement, Li Awareness, beauty, Chen Action, movement, Sun Following, Penetration, Kan Danger, Peril, Ken Stop, Rest, Kun Earth, Receptive. Eightfold Path BUddisT Right View, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration. 9 Nine Muses Greek History Clio, Astronomy Urania, Tragedy Melpomene, Comedy Thalia, Dance Terpsichore, Songs to the Gods Polyhymnia, Epic Poetry Calliope, Love Poetry Erato, Lyric Poetry Euterpe. Nine Orders of Angels WesTern Angels, Archangels, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Dominations, Throne, Cherubim, Seraphim. Nine Personalities MiddleeasTern Perfectionist, Giver, Achiever, Tragic Romantic, Observer, Contradictor, Enthusiast, Leader, Mediator. Nine Regular Polyhedra Universal The five Platonic Solids plus the four stellated polyhedra the great, the stellated, and the great stellated dodecahedra, and the great icosacahedron. Nine SemiRegular Tilings Universal Although there are eight standard patterns, one of these has different left and right handed versions, making nine in all. 10 Ten Commandments chrisTianiTy Honour Mother, Father Sabbath. No other gods, Graven images, Blaspheming, Killing, Adultery, Stealing, False witness, Coveting. Ten Levels BUddhisM Joyous, Stainless, Lightmaker, Radiant, Resilient, Turning toward, Fargoing, Unshakeable, Good Mind, Cloud of Dharma. Ten Sephiroth kaBBalah Kether, Chokmah, Binah, Chesed,
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