angles based on the number 7, these unique MAGNETIC tiles
allow you to easily make your own aesthetically pleasing
designs with repeating and non-repeating patterns. Use
FRACTILES-7 to create starbursts, spirals, butterflies,
beautiful mandalas of infinite complexity, bouquets of
flowers, swarms of fireflies, spaceships, illusions of
3D space, and lots more.
days of the week, seven colors of the rainbow,
seven seas ..... seven dwarves, seven notes of
the musical scale, seven year itch ...... Seventh
Heaven, seven metals of ancient alchemy, seven
planets of ancient astronomy, seven classes of
crystals ..... seven chakras, Seven Aztec Caves
of Initiation, Magnificent Seven, Seven Samurai
..... Seven Voyages of Sinbad, Seventh Seal, Seven
Mysteries of Life ..... Seven Ages of Man, Seven
Wonders of the World.
Heptagon Holes No. 1
has an abiding significance in cultures everywhere.
Seven Muses: History, Poetry, Comedy, Tragedy,
Music, Dance and Astronomy.
Seven Medieval Arts: Grammar, Rhetoric, Logic,
Music, Arithmetic, Geometry, and Astronomy - which
are also called the Seven Liberal Arts because
they are intended to liberate us from a mundane
Bible has thousands of references to seven: Wisdom
hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her
the World's a stage and all the men and women
merely players; They have their exits and their
entrances; And one man in his time plays many
parts, His acts being the seven ages.
Native American Culture: In our every deliberation
we must consider the impact of our decisions on
the next seven generations.
- from the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy.
two, three, four, five, six, seven; All good children
go to heaven.
many societies every seventh year is a "Year of
Release". It is the statute of limitations for
various crimes and debts, slaves are set free
after seven years, planted fields are allowed
to rest, etc.
Greek Mythology, seven is the symbol of the Virgin.
It is not possible to construct a perfect heptagon
or to divide the circle into seven equal portions
using only simple geometer's tools. Hence, seven
is indivisible, unconquerable, and virginal.
delights in the number seven.
-Philo Judaeus, Alexandrian philosopher
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of the information contained here about the number
seven is from "A
Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe" by Michael S. Schneider.This
is a beautifully illustrated and spiritually insightful
book about the numbers one through ten.
Seventh Circuit Labyrinth
This is the classical or seventh circuit labyrinth. Seven circuits refers the seven paths that lead to the center or goal. This is an ancient design and is found in most cultures. It is sometimes dated back more than 4000 years. Also known as the Cretan Labyrinth it is associated with the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. This design was found on Cretan coins.
Labyrinths have most likely always been used in a spiritual manner. They can create a heightened awareness of the human condition and aid psychological and spiritual growth. To build a labyrinth is to create a sacred space. To walk a labyrinth is to imbue it with power and meaning. The more a labyrinth is used the more powerful it becomes as a symbol of transformation.
The classical labyrinth has an association with Christianity. A cross is the starting point used to construct this labyrinth. The cross at the center can become the focus for meditation and the experience of the labyrinth. The classical labyrinth design is found in many churches in Europe.