********** Magic Circle **********
figure 3: a magic circle created around the 13th century by Fai Young
The sum of the numbers on each circle is always 138. If we take away the central number (i.e. 9), then the sum of the numbers in each straight line is also always 138.
Reference:
Comments by (Keith) Kut Man HUNG:
If we take away the central number, 9, we can reconstruct this magic circle into a magic polyhedron. The top and bottom faces of the polyhedron are regular octagons, just like the innermost and the outermost circles of the above figure. These circles have 8 numbers on them, similar to the corners of an octagon. This polyhedron is of 8 sides. Each side is in the shape of a bulging octagon.
The top octagon is composed of the numbers 10, 22, 7, 30, 2, 18, 25, 24 at its corners (sum = 138). These numbers are the numbers of the innermost circle of figure 3.
The bottom octagon is composed of the numbers 20, 33, 12, 4, 6, 8, 28, 27 at its corners (sum = 138). These numbers are the numbers of the outermost circle of figure 3.
The side octagons (as viewed from one side; the octagon actually is not flat.) are composed of the following numbers: (These numbers are the numbers of 2 adjacent branches of figure 3.)
octagon

numbers

sum

1

20, 16, 23,
10, 22, 13, 1, 33

138

2

33, 1, 13,
22, 7, 19, 31, 12

138

3

12, 31, 19,
7, 30, 14, 21, 4

138

4

4, 21, 14,
30, 2, 29, 32, 6

138

5

6, 32, 29,
2, 18, 26, 17, 8

138

6

8, 17, 26,
18, 25, 11, 5, 28

138

7

28, 5, 11,
25, 24, 3, 15, 27

138

8

27, 15, 3,
24, 10, 23, 16, 20

138

The 4 bisectional octagons (as viewed from above) are composed of the numbers in each straight line (9 is excluded.) of the magic circle. Their sums are 138.
The 4 horizontally dissecting octagons (as viewed from above) are composed of the numbers on each circle of figure 3. Their sums are 138.
In the processing of the above research, I also created two other similar magic circles:
The sum of the numbers on each circle is always 138. If we take away the central number 9, then the sum of the numbers in each straight line is also always 138. And of course, each magic circle can create a magic polyhedron.
written on May 17, 1999
P.S. The above research is to convert a 2dimensional magic figure into a 3dimensional magic diagram. In a 2dimensional magic circle, if we only focus on the outermost circle, the 2 numbers in the directly opposite positions are not connected together. These 2 numbers, however, are connected in a 3dimensional magic diagram. This is similar to us, human beings, living in a 3dimensional world (or 4dimensional if time is included). We cannot pass through wall to go inside a closed room because we are confined to our 3dimensional world. Jesus Christ, however, entered a closed room without breaking the wall or door to meet his disciples (John 20:19 & 26). Jesus Christ must be in control of some extra dimensions, beyond our 3dimensional world (or 4dimensional if time is included).
Reference: "Beyond the Cosmos: The ExtraDimensionality of God/What Recent Discoveries in Astronomy & Physics Reveal About the Nature of God" by Dr. Hugh Ross, Ph.D.
Because God is almighty, so His ability cannot be confined by the limited dimensions in which we are living. Or, even if the universe is composed of n dimensions, and n tends to infinity (n ), then God may exist in at least n + 1 dimensions, so that He can effectively manage the universe. But if this is so, does it mean that God is confined by the n + 1 dimension? Similar to Jesus, due to selfconfinement to our 4dimenional space, he carried difficultly the heavy cross to Golgotha, and the Roman soldier seized a man from Cyrene to carry it for him. Does it mean that Jesus Christ cannot carry the cross easily, or as in the later time, he cannot come down from the cross? This is due to his selfconfinement, selfconfined to our existing 4dimensional world. Back to the first question, God is not confined by the n + 1 dimension, where n tends to infinity (n ). In this way, does it mean that God exist in the n = dimension? This is an abstract concept. We can think in this way, God is not confined by the concept of n dimensions in mathematics or science, and He can act by breaking the logic in mathematics or science. An old question: Can God lift up a stone that He cannot lift?[note] Similar to the above inference, the stone, that cannot be lifted up, is due to God's selfconfinement to the ndimensional space in which the stone exists. He can simply lift it up through the n + 1 (or even larger) dimension. I am pondering about a question: Is there any correlation between eternity and the n = "dimension"? (The above discussion is only my opinion.) written on March 22, 2002 & rewritten on August 23, 2002 [note] The original question is: Can God make a stone so heavy that he cannot lift it?
'With all our thoughts we can't get beyond the visible and physical. No man's heart comprehends eternity.' by German Reformer Martin Luther in 1538'When God entered time and became a man, he who was boundless became bound. Imprisoned in flesh. Restricted by wearyprone muscles and eyelids. For more than three decades, his once limitless reach would be limited to the stretch of an arm, his speed checked to the pace of human feet.' by Max Lucado (excerpt from His Passion by Integrity Publishers)
Written on April 19, 2009. By the same token, we can draw a circle and a dot in one continuous pencil movement on a piece of paper. This circle and the dot are separately located, not connected. How? Please think for a moment before you click for the answer. That means a puzzle which cannot be solved on a 2dimensional plane, can be solved in a 3dimensional environment.

Do you know why Fai Young put a number 9 at the centre of the magic circle? Think for a while and click .
Further, I created the following 45 magic circles. Try to figure out how these magic circles were created. If you still cannot find out the method, please click
(think a bit more time before you click)
Do you want to know what a 6dimensional Magic Cube is? If yes, please click HERE.
After some research on Fai Young's original works, the original related magic circle is as follows: which is equivalent to It says the sum of the numbers along the straight (vertical or horizontal) or tited lines or the circumference equals 147, which means the number 9 at the centre is included in the calculation (138 + 9 = 147). Reference: written on October 1, 2002 
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