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**Equivalence of the 2nd-order tetractys and the Lambda
Tetractys**

As the Pythagorean representation of holistic systems, the 2nd-order tetractys is equivalent to the Lambda Tetractys in the following way: the former is generated from an underlying triangular array of 91 points (Fig. 19), where

91 = 1^{2} + 2^{2} + 3^{2} + 4^{2} +
5^{2} + 6^{2}.

90 points surround its centre (black yod):

90 = 2^{2} + 3^{2} + 4^{2} + 5^{2} +
6^{2} = 54 + **36**,

Figure 19. The 6: |

where 54 = 2^{2} + 3^{2} + 4^{2} + 5^{2} and
**36** = 6^{2}. The latter measures the green yods either at corners of 1st-order
tetractyses or in those at the corners of the 2nd-order tetractys. In both cases, they symbolize the Supernal Triad
of Kether, Chokmah & Binah. The former number measures the **48** blue hexagonal yods in the
seven 1st-order tetractyses that represent the seven Sephiroth of Construction and the six red hexagonal yods at
the centres of the six inverted 1st-order tetractyses. These six yods do not belong to the 2nd-order tetractys.
They correspond to the number 6 at the centre of the Lambda Tetractys. The **48** blue yods
correspond to the sum of its six integers at the corners of a hexagon. The **36** green yods
correspond to the sum of the integers at the corners of the Lambda Tetractys. This correspondence preserves the
basic correspondence set out here between the 10 yods of the tetractys and the 10 Sephiroth. Notice
that there are **36** yods on the boundary of the 2nd-order tetractys. However, they consist
of 12 corners of 1st-order tetractyses and 24 hexagonal yods, i.e., yods symbolizing *both* the
Sephiroth of the Supernal Triad and the Sephiroth of Construction. They cannot correspond to the sum
(**36**) of the integers at the corners of the Lambda Tetractys because this would not preserve the
basic correspondence between the type of Sephiroth and the type of yod. There is only one correct way in which
the 6:**48**:**36** pattern of the Lambda Tetractys appears in the triangular
array of yods that underlie the 2nd-order tetractys.

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