Monday, November 29, 2010

Chains within chains

Shown above is the mathematical structure called Antoine's Necklace, a looped chain in which every link is itself a chain. In this way it resembles the Great Chain of Being, in which every link (angels, humans, animals, etc) has its own internal hierarchy. As shown in the picture below, the Chain of Being can even loop back on itself, by way of fallen angels:

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