I so appreciate the lucidity and clarity of your reply. You expressed a huge amount of wisdom in very few words. I so admire that talent.
Yes, the universe is cyclical and fractal. My cosmology also perceives it as sentient.
Regarding Plato, he wrote more than any other author about Pythagoras -- who studied with Egyptian priests and in every ancient world esoteric center as far east as India. And Plato glowingly described the initiated way of life ("bios pythagorikos") practiced by Pythagoras' "brotherhood" of men and women followers. Most of the authentic sacred geometry, numerology, and spiritual symbolism I've learned was handed down via Pythagorean sources rather than Plato. And all attributed the wisdom to pre-Egyptian insights that were bequeathed as a legacy by a few survivors of a lost civilization.
This is going to be a great AoM month!