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**#67 The (192+192)
permutations of the 2nd, 3rd & 4th rows of tetractyses in two hexagons conform to the pattern of
holistic systems**

The two objects in the second row of a tetractys have (2!=2) permutations, the three objects
in the third row has (3!=6) permutations and the four objects in the fourth row have (4!=24) permutations.
The nine objects in the lowest three rows form 32 permutations. An n-gon with tetractyses as its sectors
contains 6n yods surrounding its centre. There are 32 permutations of these yods per sector, so that the
6n yods form 32n permutations. Surrounding the centre of a hexagon (n=6) are **36** yods with
(6×32=192) permutations. ELOHA, the Godname of Geburah with number value **36**, prescribes the 192
permutations of the 18 rows of yods in the hexagon. The four yods lining any side, in particular the
left-hand side that becomes the root edge when it is part of the inner Tree of Life, have 24 permutations.
The 192 permutations consist of these 24 permutations and the
**168** permutations of the 32 yods in the remaining 17 rows.
Similarly, the other hexagon in the inner Tree of Life has **36** yods surrounding its centre with 192
permutations that comprise the 24 permutations of the four yods in its
right-hand side and the **168** permutations of the 32 yods in the
remaining 17 rows. This 24:**168** division is characteristic of holistic systems embodying their
defining parameter 192 (see **The holistic pattern**).
For example, the **64** trigrams making up each diagonal half of the 8×8 array of
**64** hexagrams have 192 lines & broken lines. They consist of the 24 lines &
broken lines in the eight diagonal trigrams and the **168** lines & broken lines in the 56
off-diagonal trigrams. The division manifests uniquely in this polygon because the hexagon is the
*fourth* regular polygon and the Tetrad Principle formulated in Article 1 states that the fourth member of any class of mathematical objects
embodies parameters of holistic systems. The two hexagons have (**36**+**36**=**72**) yods
surrounding their centres with (192+192=384) permutations. This is the number of permutations of the
**36** rows of yods in a dodecagon for the simple reason that this polygon has twice the number of
sectors as a hexagon. The number 384 is another parameter of holistic systems (see #58 & #59; for its musical counterpart, see #60). It is prescribed by the Decad (10) because the dodecagon
is the *tenth* regular polygon.

The hexagon is unique amongst polygons in having permutational properties of its yods that
match the archetypal pattern characterizing holistic systems — or rather, that in each half of such a
system. Only the dodecagon possesses permutational properties that match the *whole* system.
This confirms its holistic character, as discussed in **Power of the
polygons** (see here).

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