THE SQUARE AND THE CIRCLE : THE VITRUVIAN MAN (and NASA CAMS)

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The square and circle shapes are related in Euclid’s 47th problem of “Squaring The Circle,” said to be the primary goal of the Masonic craft. Squaring the circle, however, does not in this case refer to a mathematical problem: it is a spiritual reference to man’s instinctive quest to harmonize our physical and spiritual natures. Since Antiquity, the square has represented the physical body. The circle, on the other hand, has always represented the soul.

Note how da Vinci draws The Vitrivian Man inside a squared circle

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NASA CAMS

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