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**#2 Correspondence between the 1-tree, the 3-d Sri Yantra,
the 2nd-order tetractys, the Lambda Tetractys & the first six enfolded polygons**

Just as the Tree of Life is equivalent to the 2-dimensional Sri Yantra, so the 84 yods up to the
top of the 1-tree are the counterpart of the 84 corners of the 42 triangles in four layers that surround the centre
of the 3-dimensional Sri Yantra. The **48** red yods up to Chesed correspond to the
**48** red & green corners of the triangles in the third & fourth layers; the
**36** black yods above Chesed correspond to the **36** blue & violet
corners of the triangles in the first two layers.

The 84 yods that surround the centre of the 2nd-order tetractys comprise
**48** brown hexagonal yods that belong to the set of seven 1st-order tetractyses expressing the
seven Sephiroth of Construction and **36** green yods either at corners of 1st-order tetractyses
or in 1st-order tetractyses at the three corners of the 2nd-order tetractys.

The sum of the nine integers in the Lambda Tetractys that surround its central integer 6 is 84.
It is the sum of **36** (the sum of the integers at its corners) and
**48** (the sum of the six integers at the corners of a hexagon).

There are 84 yods outside the root edge that lie on the sides of the first six enfolded
polygons. **36** black yods line the sides of the triangle, pentagon & octagon;
**48** red yods line the sides of the square, hexagon & decagon.

The **36**:**48** division displayed by these representations of
holistic systems expresses the metaphysical distinction between the subjective Supernal Triad and the objective
Sephiroth of Construction. See also #29 in **Sacred
geometry/Correspondences**.

The 1-tree has 69 hexagonal yods and 11 corners. Outside it are four hexagonal yods. The
counterparts in the 2nd-order tetractys of these (69+**15**) yods are the 69 hexagonal yods
surrounding its centre and the **15** corners of the ten 1st-order tetractyses. The counterpart
of this 69:**15** pattern in the Lambda Tetractys is the difference between the sum (69) of the
integers 3, 9, 12, 18 & 27 and the sum (**15**) of the integers 1, 2, 4, & 8 on the left side
of the tetractys.

Not only is the 1-tree analogous to the 2nd-order tetractys but so, too, is the Tree of Life, because the ten white corners of its 16 tetractyses and their 60 black, hexagonal yods are the counterparts of the ten white, hexagonal yods at the centres of the tetractyses

and their 60 black, hexagonal yods at the corners of hexagons. Although the correspondences for
the Tree of Life and for the 1-tree are inconsistent with each other, this does not matter, as not all the yods in
the former survive its transformation into the latter, so that this change is not simply a matter of 14 new yods
being added. Some of the yods in the Tree of Life disappear when it becomes the 1-tree — a feature that cannot be
represented merely by considering *more* aspects of a single representation. What is important is that
the 2nd-order tetractys has the flexibility to be equivalent to *both* the Tree of Life and the 1-tree,
although in different ways, as the latter is not simply the former with ten more yods added, e.g., the hexagonal
yods at the centres of the Kether-Chokmah-Tiphareth & Kether-Binah-Tiphareth triangles disappear when the Tree
of Life turns into the 1-tree because the straight line Path joining Kether and Tiphareth in the Tree of Life bends
into the two lines joining Kether to Daath and Daath to Tiphareth in the 1-tree, so that two triangles/tetractyses
disappear and five new triangles/tetractyses appear.

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