There is a small concrete pyramid on the top of a hill on Big Corn Island, Nicaragua. Supposedly, this is a sacred place…the soul of the world…only one of eight places in the world, where the vertices of a flattened cube meet.
Math is not my strength, and especially not geometry. In order to simplify this concept (mainly for me!), a standard cube has eight vertices. A vertex is the point where the lines come together, forming an angle. So, a cube has eight vertices (or corners), six faces, and twelve edges.
A really smart mathematician, Fra Luca Pacolini, demonstrated mathematically, that the four regular solid bodies: the Tetrahedron, the Cube, the Octahedron, and the Icosahedron, correspond respectively to the four elements: fire, earth, water, and air.
Based on the symbolic relationship that exists between the earth and the cube…some very intelligent math people, created a paper cube, placed it over the earth in specific locations that corresponded with the latitude and longitude, and found eight souls of the world, where these vertices connect.
Now, I don’t know how they figured out this complicated mathematical formula, but I do know, that this place deserves to be called the soul of the world…just look at it!!! And, since I am a feeling kind of intuitive gal, I believe that this place is very special. I felt it deep within my soul.
The other seven places in the world where the vertices meet are: Hawaii, Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean, Kalahari Desert in Botswana, Tierra del Fuego in Argentina/Chile, Lake Baikal in Republic of Buryat, Galicia in Spain, and South Island in New Zealand.
Hmmm…this may be fun to explore the other seven souls of the world.
Do you know of a soul of the world? Someplace special, unique, and sacred? Can our planet be defined by symbolic mathematical relationships? Have you ever visited any of the eight vertices of the world? If so, what were your impressions?
For more information: The Soul of the World