Elias discusses the familiar quaternity
of dialectical methods in the order that, as we have seen, had been canonical at least since Proclus: division, definition, demonstration, and analysis, and allows us to understand why they are enumerated in that order: division allows the construction of definitions, which then represent the starting-point for demonstration.
Angelucci, Wordswoth's stolen boat episode in The Prelude, and amplifications and quaternity
in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series.
This "seed of unity has a trinitarian character in Christian alchemy and a triadic character in pagan alchemy" but "according to the other authorities it corresponds to the unity of the four elements and is therefore a quaternity
The turning point in his therapy comes in the form of a dream in which the patient sees a quaternity
or mandala--what Jung calls an archetype of the Deity--and this vision fills the patient with "the most sublime harmony" (80).
The New York Amsterdam News (March 25, 1925): 12; "A Quaternity
of K's" The New York Amsterdam News (February 4, 1925): 16.
Rowling will one day join Shakespeare, Dante, and Dickens, forming "the greatest quaternity
of writers in the history of the world" (154).
Developing thus Jung's idea of Satan as the parallel and rival of the Son and as a concealed quaternity
in the orthodox dogma of the Trinity, Shawcross picks up and runs with Northrop Frye's similar suggestion of a kind of "sibling rivalry" between Satan and the Son of God.
On the other hand, God is not a quaternity
, so far as we know; and if it is true that there are four real relations in God, it is also true that only in thought is one of them distinguishable.