PORCELAINia

PLATONICS

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The Earth is the measure for all the other spheres. Circumscribe a Dodecahedron about it, then the surrounding sphere will be that of Mars; circumscribe a Tetrahedron about the sphere of Mars, then the surrounding sphere will be that of Jupiter; circumscribe a Cube about the sphere of Jupiter, then the surrounding sphere will be that of Saturn. Now place an Icosahedron within the sphere of the Earth, then the sphere which is inscribed is that of Venus; then place an Octahedron within the sphere of Venus, and the sphere which is inscribed is that of Mercury. | |

from Johannes Kepler's (1571-1620) Mysterium Cosmographicum (1596) |