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Magic Squares

Magic squares, in which the rows and cloumns and diagonals all add up to the same number have facinated magicians

and numerologists for millenia. It seems that one can make a magic square of any size

except 2 x 2, (although the 1 x 1 square consists simply of a box with a 1 in it). The 6 x 6 square totals to the number 666

A 2 x 2 square would seem to equate to Ouranos. This seems intriguingly impossible unless we perhaps try for a multiplicative magic square using quaternions where i2 = j= k2 = i j k = -1

then perhaps   i    j 

                           k   1   

does at least make a square where all rows and colums and diagonals multiply to some version of the 'imaginary' number

√-1, and that may say something about the unobservable and rotational nature of reality.

Either that or I'll just have to attribute Ouranos to eleven in the Grimoire in progress.   


By: Peter Carroll On Monday, 14 February 2011 Comment Comments( 0 ) Hits Views(113782)