## INTRODUCTION TO THE MAGIC SQUARE

FORMULA FOR THE LUO SHU

## Thursday, April 22, 2010

### MAGIC SQUARES AND PRIME NUMBERS

Here we can see an order to the prime numbers in the 19x19 Magic Square.

One can see that the numbers at the end of a column or row will continue in numerical sequence at the beginning of the next column or row. Therefore, a magic square in the Luo Shu format will also describe a three dimensional torus.

Notes of interest:

the number 2, the only even prime number stands alone as the only prime number in its row or column

there are 72 prime numbers in the 19x19 Magic Square
there are 71 odd prime numbers in the square, 71 is a prime number

In this 19x19 Magic Square, the prime numbers will line up with one another in the three dimensional torus shape.

The number 19 is the seventh odd prime number and the center number of 19x19 Magic Square is 181, also a prime number. This is why the 19x19 Magic Square Luo Shu would be a good place to look for an order of prime numbers within the trillions of magic square possiblities.

Magic Squares constructed in the Luo Shu format
offer the most balanced and harmonic way to arrange numbers. These arrangements were meant to assist humankind to evolve and prosper.

Another interesting feature of the 19x19 Magic Square is the triabolo that links this magic square with the 9x9 Magic Square.