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**#43 The holistic parameter 236 in the inner Tree of
Life, the Type B dodecagon, the 2-d Sri Yantra & the disdyakis triacontahedron**

__Inner Tree of Life__236 yods lie on the 83 sides of the (7+7) enfolded polygons
of the inner Tree of Life. They comprise 68 corners outside the root edge and

__Type B dodecagon__

This dodecagon with its 12 sectors turned into Type A triangles consists of 36 triangles with 25 corners & 60
sides. 120 geometrical elements surround its centre, where

120 = 2^{2} + 4^{2} + 6^{2} + 8^{2}.

Two separate Type B dodecagons have 240 geometrical elements surrounding their centres, where
240 = 1×2×3×4×(1+2+3+4). This demonstrates how the integers 1, 2, 3 & 4 express the geometrical composition of
the pair of the 10th regular polygons, where 10 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4. When joined, the two dodecagons have 236
geometrical elements outside their shared edge. They include 22 corners & 46 sides of their 24 sectors, i.e, 68
corners & sides; **168** other geometrical elements (24 corners,
**72** sides & **72** triangles) are needed to turn all their sectors into
Type A triangles.

__2-d Sri Yantra__The table opposite shows that the four sets of triangles that surround
the central triangle of the 2-dimensional Sri Yantra are composed of 236 corners, edges & triangles. The first
number in each of the top three cells in the "Number of corners" column indicates the number of corners of the
violet, blue & green triangles in a set that touch sides of triangles in the next set; the second number
indicates the numbers of corners of these triangles that are linked along the bases of each set, e.g., the eight
violet triangles in the first set have four corners that touch sides of blue triangles and eight linked corners.
There are 68 corners and

__Disdyakis triacontahedron__

Consider a disdyakis triacontahedron orientated so that its vertical axis passes through two opposite A vertices.
Each of the latter is directly above the centre of a Golden Rhombus, the four white corners of which surround the
axis (the diagram shows only one), as do the remaining 56 vertices of the polyhedron. The 12 vertices in its
equatorial plane are the corners of a 12-gon with 12 sides. Above and below it are **168** more
edges. Surrounding the axis, therefore, are, beside the four vertices of the Golden Rhombus at the top, (56+12=68)
geometrical elements that are either vertices or sides of the central 12-gon and **168** other
edges, that is, (68+**168**=236) points & lines.

Here are four sacred geometries that display not only the same number 236 as a measure of their
shapes but also its separation into the numbers 68 and **168**. In each case, the former number
determines the global structure, i.e., corners of polygons/corners & sides of sectors/corners of triangles, and
the latter number (the superstring structural parameter) measures the *extra* geometrical elements
needed to construct the sacred geometry from the 'scaffolding' set by the former number. In the discussion in
#6 of how the holistic parameter 236 manifests in sacred
geometries, it was pointed out that 236 hexagonal yods line the sides of the
**72** tetractyses making up the two joined Type B dodecagons. It is remarkable that both the
geometrical composition and yod population of the two Type B dodecagons should display this parameter. It is
further confirmation of the holistic nature of this regular polygon as the *single*, polygonal
counterpart of the inner Tree of Life. As the tenth regular polygon, the dodecagon when Type B has 176 yods
outside the root edge that surround its centre. They symbolise the 176 points, lines & triangles that make
up the seven enfolded Type A polygons.

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