Musings from a Cosmology of Light #22: The Atom Light-Based Quadrality
The most common classification of the Periodic Table is in fact fourfold — as s-Shell, p-Shell, d-Shell, and f-Shell atoms respectively.
s-Shell atoms, containing the likes of hydrogen and helium, which are instrumental in the process of nuclear fusion that is known to power stars, can be thought of as carriers or a materialization of light’s aspect of power.
p-Shell atoms, containing the likes of silicon and carbon, the former being the basis of computing machinery and the latter of complex life-forms holding mind — even if latent — in its crucible, can be thought of as a materialization of light’s aspect of knowledge. This notion of p-Shell atoms materializing knowledge is further reinforced by the fact that this grouping also has a number of sub-groupings or archetypes such as metals, metalloids, non-metals, noble gas, and halogens, within it.
d-Shell atoms, containing the likes of iron, nickel, copper, zinc, gold, amongst many others — the ‘workhorse’ or industrial-level elements — suggests that this grouping is a materialization of light’s aspect of presence.
f-shell atoms, those with the largest atomic numbers, and containing both the stable lanthanides and radioactive actinides, appears to be an experimentation in collectivity at the atomic level, and hence can be thought of as a materialization of light’s aspect of harmony.
Hence, from a Cosmology of Light point of view, it can be seen that the gamut of atoms as summarized by the Periodic Table not only materializes more of the infinite possibility in light but further, can be entirely classified by the fourfold properties of light hence also giving the collectivity of atoms the status of a light-based quadrality.
The stability of such light-based quadralities will allow the emergence of myriad additional forms of complexity.