How to Solve Wicked Problems with Meta-Engineering

A Wicked problem is a problem that creates a new (mostly bigger) problem when it is solved.

This blog is about a new foundation of Technology and Science . This foundation is found deep in the Imagination where we create our Reality,

This blog is in honour of Edsger Wiebe Dijkstra who was a short time in 1969 my teacher at Leiden University when Computer Science was still a part of Mathematics.

Edsger Dijkstra never stopped to find the foundation of IT in Mathematics.

Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians (Edsger Wiebe Dijkstra).



An Inter
view with Edsger Wiebe Dijkstra.

If Edsger Dijkstra would live today he would be very happy with Functional Programming (FP). In FP a Program is a Mathematical Function and Data is called a Type. In terms of a “normal” language A Program is a Function is a Verb and Data is a Type is a Noun. A Noun is a nominalization of a Verb. In terms of Time A Function is a Dynamic/ Moving/Movie, A Noun is static is a Photo or a Frame in the Movie. The Difference bewteen FP and “normal” Programlanguages is that FP can be proven just like a mathematical theory.

In this blog you will see that Meta-Mathematics provides the key to a new software-foundation and going one level deeper to a better understanding of Physics.

This blog is about the Art of Making Tools that Support Humans in every step of their Life where Making is Implementing models based on a Vision that rises out of a Collective.

The AUTOMATION PARADOX.

“The more automated machines are, the less we rely on our own skills. But instead of relying less on automation to improve our skills, we instead rely even more on automation.”

Every New Innovation in IT makes us More Dependent on this Innovation .

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King Solomon Solves a Wicked Problem by Introducing a not-Desirable Technical Solution..

Technology (and Science) is (and Politics are)the Cause and the Solution of many Wicked Poblems.

The reason is that Politicians forget to look at Reality and Engineers forget to look at the Users of their systems or forget to look at the Impact of their Systems on society or Nature.

In the end the problem looks Unsolvable and the engineers start with a New (Better?) Approach (technique, method).

Wicked Problems Generate New wicked problems when they are Solved and often end up in a Huge (Social) Conflict between the Stakeholders.

wicked problems are Solved by System Thinking combined with Collaborative Learning. and High Order Cybernetics (Circular Models, Many Iterations and Feedback Loops).

Controlled by a Special Type of Dialoque initially invented by the Physicist David Bohm (chosen by Einstein as his successor) in Cooperation with the Indian Philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti. (initially chosen by the Theosophical Society to become the Maytreya) Written about in the book On Dialoque by David Bohm.

About Mental Space.
Collaborative Learning contains 3 connected Cycles connected in a Cycle. The )sub-cycles) operate in a Social Context, Mental Space and Physical Space. This model is an application of one level of Paths of Change (see Part 2 of this Blog).
The Circular Paths of Change applied to System Development. See Part 2 of this Blog. The Cycle consists of 4 Independent Points of View consists of >12 steps because every connection between two Points of View is Bilateral. Observe that the cycle is a Square and that every Square that is a Point of View can be divided in Cycles. that can be divided in Cycles (etc, etc)that Move With and/or Against the Clock.

In this Blog I Ttry to develop a Circular (Cyclic) Context-Dependent View on Technology.

Wicked Problems involve Many Stakeholders with different Values and Priorities, Issues with Roots that are Complex and Tangled. Problems that are Difficult to come to grips with and that Change with every Attempt to address them.The challenge has No Precedent. There’s Nothing to indicate the Right answer to the problem.Wicked problems can be Solved by Applying Paths of Change (Part 2)

About Dialoque Mapping:

=>List of Chapters.

Part 0: Introduction. This chapter written in a Dualistic Style ends with a Video of a Presentation of Neil Theise about Non-Dual Realism which Could Be the Theme of this Entire post.

Part 1 Managing Complex Engineering Projects using COLLIN.(Collective Intelligence) developed by Engineers of the Technical University Delft. Collin contains a Video of the Geometric Process-Model developed by Theo Lohman. This model has a lot in common with Paths of Change.

If you are Only interested in Managing Complex Engineering projects you can find a very extensive Dissertation about this subject in this part. If you want to know more you can also Contact me.

Part 2 about Change management and Paths of Change.(PoC), a very Old Philosophy highly related to the Research of Carl Jung about the Quaternion.

Paths of Change are fractal Cyclic (CirCular) models that combine many Independent Points of View (Worldviews).

in Part 3 I introduce you to the work of Kent Palmer. He defined Schema Theory as a theoretical Framework for system Design. A Schema is a 2xN-Dimensional Frame

Part 4 Why Meta-Systems, are a Schap (Scape). and why the Future lies behind the HORIZON which is where Infinity(the point we will never reach) is situated.

A scape (in for instance in landscape) is a horizontal (2×2) frame we use to project verything we See (“insight“).

A Meta-System is a scape that contains a scape (ad infinitum). We almost always forget to take the context into account when we design changes with a high impaqt.

About Projective Geometry, Space-Time, the Chronotope and the Philosophy of Bhaktin .

Bhaktin found a Pattern behind all the Books of World Literature he Read when he was imprisoned for lifetime in Stalin’s Gulag Archipel.

Part 5 is about Phenomenology

: a theory about what we as Embodied HUmans are able to See with our Emotions.

Part 6 About Ancient Science of Egypt .

Part 7 About Predicting Dreams and the Role of consciousness in Design.

Designs are not created out of nothing but are Received in our dreams from the Spirits (Gins) that Inspire us.
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A Gini is a Gardian Angel that acts as the Higher Self. The Higher self is able to see the Past and the Future from the Now.

Part 8: About WHoles, holes and Holons.

Part 9; How the Future influences the Past. This is a result of Feynmann Wheeler Absorber Theory

Part 10. about Cycles TechnologyCycles, and Why Synchronization is the cause of Hypes.

In this chapter I show that it is possible to Predict the Future of Technology with a very high Accuracy.

This Cycle was known 1000nds of years ago and used to Predict the Future of Kings and States.

Part 11. about Industries, Meta-Industries,

Why a City is an Organism and why engineers have to become Ecology-managers.

Our Industry is destroying not only Earth but also our particles (CERN) and our Body (with Chemicals). We have to believe in our Biofield.

Part 12: About Creativity and Innovation (TRIZ & ASIT).ASIT is about Thinking In the Box.

Part 13:: About the Philosophy of Technology.

Part 14: About Cybernetics.

Part 15: About Art and Meta-Art. Why Modern Art is a Technology.

PArt 16 About Webs. Who is weaving the web we Live in?

Part 17 ABout Intuition, and Mathematics with many Links about Proof-and Type-theory.

and new developments in Meta-MetaMathematics (The SymbolScape) .

Part 18: About Schema-theory and Duality(Link to Document of Kent Palmer with a personal explanation of his theory.

Part 19: About Magic as a Technology. Do spirits exist? (Link to Presentation about Egyptian Magic).

Part 20: About Rhetorics, the Art of Memory and the relarionship between Rhetorics and Music.

With memory (Akasha) we keep the World Alive.

Part 21: About Architecture in Building and Software.

What is Beauty, What is a Living Building?

About Quality and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

About Lila, Dynamic Quality and Quantum Mechanics.

About Christopher Alexander and the Luminous Ground.

Part 22: Looking for a Theory of everything

Part 23: About Stuff and Things.

Part 24: About the Conformal Bootstrap.

Part 25: Conclusion.

The End: Bookeeping of this Blog.

Part 0: Introduction

I Started Writing this Blog on June 29th 2019.

I have spend Every Day until today to do Research or to write.

The blog shows you how to improve engineering perhaps by doing the Opposite of improving (not-Improving (maintenance, Keeping Alive) or the Opposite of the Opposite (destroying?, getting rid of?, clean up, transforming?) .

Engine-ering (Machineering) is about Making Remaking or Taking Care of something (a Seed?) or someone.

This Blog is still in Development but every part is worthwile.

Start where you want and move around.

This Blog is a Piece of (meta)-Art because It is Writing itself.

If you want to Look at a Summary of this Blog look at the Video Below about the Fundamental Awareness Model of Neil D. Theise and Kafatos.

Summary of the Summary: Everything that goes Wrong makes things Work and every New Theory we Detect is the result of an Observation at the Wrong Scale.

Engineering Innovates by Learning from the Mistakes off Others. We could even innovate by Generating Mistakes that generate Solutions to Problems that do not Exist.

Summary of the Summary of The Summary : Nature and Humans Experiment. (Just like Engineers do).

What looks like a Body at one Scale of Perception is Billions of Cells and Trillions of Molecules on Another Scale.

Life is an Autopoietic Machine which is a Machine organized as a Network of Processes of production of components which realize the network of processes that produce them.

Death caused by a Disaster is needed to invoke an Alternative Path to Improve Life.

We experience our ‘Selves’ as Both a current Set of EMERGING Feelings, Sensations, and Thoughts, as well as a Boundaryless Ocean of Memories and Imagination.

Our Universe is a Conscious Experience which expresses itself in novel ways for the purpose of Enriching Experience.

Non-Dual Conscious Realism ~ Neil Theise:

Part 1 Managing Big Engineering Projects.

Big engineering projects almost always fail (and are therefore highly Innovative).

This blog is written to improve Engineering or to create a new Type of engineering that is in tune with the Spirits of Nature. and founded on the most robust foundation of Science which is mathematics.

Thanks to Kent Palmer this blog will also bring systems-theory in line with the State of the Art in philosophy.

Out of the many documents of Kent Palmer I use you will see that he is trying to Recreate Ssystems-Theory from the Bottom. This Bottom is very old and lies in China, India and Egypt.

Imagining Nothing is Something but Nothing, “the VOID” (currently called the vacuum) , could contain the source of creation we always use when we make something out of nothing. (this is the essence of the Diamond Sutra).

After  a few lines my English Text Starts->

De inspiratie om te gaan schrijven ontstond toen ik door Harm Rozie in contact werd gebracht met ingenieurs die bezig waren met het verbeteren van hun vakgebied onder de noemer (First Time Right).

De reden is dat de meeste technologieprojecten die vaak meer dan een miljard kosten mislukken en dat het er op lijkt dat de aannemers erg veel baat hebben van dit mislukken omdat dan alles nog een keer of meer moet.

-> Part 1 : Collin.Managing Complex Projects

The amount of failing complex technology-projects is increasing.

I got in contact with a group of people connected to the Technical University of Delft who were trying to solve this problem.

One of them is Theo Lohman.

He developed a method called Collin (Collective Intelligence).

Leo Ruijven, wrote a dissertation about Collin (and more) called : A unified framework improving interoperability and symbiosis in the field of Systems Engineering.

Kent Palmer has been busy in the US to solve the same problems in a completely different way.

Kent is building a new engineering theory he calls Schema Theory.

Theo and others have  developed Relatics . Relatics is a tool to support the making of project-documentation.

You can link documents to a common project-datamodel. The idea behind Relatics is that big projects fail because the participants loose oversight.

This can be prohibited  by making standardized documentation.Relatics is a manual tool. You have to make the projectmodel and the  links to the content/documentation by hand.

We (Alchemist BV) have developed a tool that makes a semantic-network  out of the content of a project using text-mining.

This tool can also be used to make a semantic network out of of any software-code.

THis tool is a result of a Big project (called Resolver) I started at ABN AMRO around 1991 to solve our big software integration problems caused by a merger under pressure.

After a long time of search and research all over the world we ended up at the CWI (Center for Mathematics and Informatics) close to our headquarters in Amsterdam where Paul Klint was developing a meta-parser. .

Alchemist is the result of research by Wim Goes to solve the problem that the rules of the parsers (“translators) of software-languages are changing all the time with every new language. or new version of the language.

To become future-proof we needed a general tool.

This tool was developed on top of an advanced text-mining-tools proving that a progam-language is nothing but a specialized human language with the same problems (“dialects”, etc) as human languages have.

Alchemist not only generates a semantic-network but it also detects patterns behind the many pieces of software and contextual textual content a company (or a network of companies) produces.

It shows the implicit progress of the activity of many people who look at the same context with a different view.

Part 2. Paths of Change (PoC)

Paths of Change taken out of the Book the Universal; One by Walter Russell.

I found out that Collin has a lot to do with Paths of Change (Poc) of Will Mcwhinney. The main reason is that PoC contains a widely applicable general framework that has been used for many ages in many cultures.

PoC is a Meta-Theory (or better a Meta-Praxis) that explains many theories (and philosophies).

PoC uses the concept of Worldview, a Sensory definition of a unique perspective at the world you live in. “

look/view” is not the right word because one of the worldviews is called  Sensory.

Poc has a lot in common with the Archetypes of Jung (Sensing, Thinking (Unity, Models, Rules), Feeling (Social, Emotions) and Intuiting (Mythic, Imagination).

The worldviews of PoC are orthogonal which means that the views are independent.

They are a 2×2 combination of Expansion (red) and Contraction (blue) often called the Cosmic Breath.

The most simpe representation of the Cosmic Breath is a two-side arrow (<->).

The four worldviews are independent and are a 2×2 combination of expansion and contraction

PoC is a fractal framework which means that Poc can be applied to  Itself.

Poc is also a clyclic framework which means that the views of the Paths of Change are connected in a cycle (and a meta-cycle (etc.) that moves With (Introvert) and   Against the cClock (Extravert) .

Poc also contains a center. (the cross) that can be seen as a Projection of Consciousness seen as the Observer.

Below a view on a Chinese model called the Five Elements Map.

The four corners of the square of PoC and the center of the Cross add up to Five Perspectives.

The Four + one center Elements come back in many Cultures and in Old and Recent Science.

As you can see the two directions of the movement are called destructive (Against the Clock, Consuming) and generative/ Productive.

The two movements connect and create a Moebius Ring (the number 8 ((infinity) FOR EVER).

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Wicked and other Problems are solved by Making a connection between the Worldviews to create a cyclic Path of Change.

Every 2-combination (called a Game) of Worldviews is a step in a circular Path of Change is named with many names.

For instance Unitary<-> Sensory is called Make (Unity->Sens) or Analyze. (Sens->Unity). Sen-Unity is named the Analytical Game Sensory-Social, the Game of the Market. and Mythic-Social is the GAme that Creates Games.

Combinations of Steps are related to well known Methods. 4-Rotations with or against the Clock are High Level Resolution Paths called Renaissance(Rebirth) or REvitalization.

Later in this Blog you will see that there are many Theories that are easely mapped to PoC.

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Garl Jung called the framework behind his Archetypes a Quaternion, a 4×4-square that contains complementary (“dual“) concepts (Senses/Facts vs Imagination), (Object/Unity) vs/Subject (Social).

Complementary concepts share the void when they are united. They are often called a Paradox.

The Quaternion has a lot in common with the Chinese  Lo Shu Magic square which is the “generator” of the ancient Chinese Cyclic Models.

The Lo-Shu was given to the mythical Emperor Yu before the great Deluge when he was sitting at the Yellow River.

The Lo Shu Magic Square was an important model for time and space and served as a basis for city planning, tomb design, and temple design. The Magic Square was used to designate spaces of political and religious importance.

The Lo Shu Square on the back of a small turtle surrounded by the signs of the Chinese zodiac
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The Turtle is a synbol of Orion a constellation that played an important role in many ancient cultures.

The pyramids of Egypt were oriented at Orion and Sirius (the Dog Star).

The Dogon in Africa who knew a lot about ancient Egypt tell in their creation story about the extraterestials (the Nommos) that came from Sirius B to create life on Earth. They were the first engineers on earth.

Jung got a lot of his ideas out of a very long discussion about the dreams of Wolfgang Pauli, one of the creators of Quantum Mechanics.

A Quaternion is a square. A square can be divided by a line into two Triangels. The mathematical Triangle is highly related to the Spiritual triangel, the trinity .

The Triangel is also a Basic Building Block in Geometry.

The work of Kent Palmer is called Schema Theory.Schema Theory uses Mathematics  as a foundation and shows that the history of mathematics follows the history of Engineering. Both make use of the same ideas/concepts.

To me this is fine because  I am a trained mathematician.

The nice thing with mathematics is that most mathematicians are also philosopher because both need the same concepts to explain what they are looking for or have found.

Kent Palmer uses the concept of the Schema as a central frame to explain what is or was happening in Engineering . A Schema is a 2-dimensional frame.

Part 3: Kent Palmer About Naming SYstems

My Father was born in the center of the Netherlands called “de Veluwe”. His family spoke a different dialect as my mothers family.

Later I met other people with different dialects. I even found out that Science and Banking use their own dialect.

A Dialect is a unique way in which people speak a language that is often highly related to a shared language.

There are many ways to group dialects (Location, Social Class, Profession,.History, culture ..). Dialects can be highly confusing that’s why standardizing terminology is needed when you want to make enduring relationships. 

Bahktin, a Russian Philosopher spent his whole life researching literature.

Bahktin developed the concept of the Chronotope : “the intrinsic connectedness of temporal and spatial relationships that are artistically expressed in literature”.

Bahktin found many cycles (the Wheel of Life) that are explained by Paths of Change.

Bahktin wrote a lot about Systemscapes called a Context. He believed that structuring (Coding) kills a context by destroying its potential:

A context is potentially unfinalized; a code must be finalized. A code is only a technical means of transmitting information; it does not have cognitive, creative significance. Code is deliberately killed context.

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In 1976 At ABN (a big bank) I was asked to take care of the Data and the Terminology of the bank (Data-Management). We used a special database called a Dictionary to store all the definitions of the data and their technical implementations in database, software and manual processes. The model of the Dictonary was called a Meta-Model.

After some time we found out that the meta-model was a self-reference (a fractal) and it all came back to my favorite subject I found when I was trained as a Computer Scientist at the University of Leiden by a group Scientists which included Edsger dijksta .

To teach us we  were given highly difficult problems we had to solve in a very short time using a highly limited computer (1969 CRI Leiden). I found out that the best solutions were Always Fractal.

Later the specifications of the software and the coding  were stored in the same dictionary now called a Repository.

Later I got into contact with many scientists that were highly interested in data and the meaning (semantics) of data.

In my fathers dialect  a  Plank was called a schap. In English Schap is called scape . A plank is a horizontal frame that is used to carry objects.

A LandScape is A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.

A Horizontal Frame can be seen from a Stake. A stake (“paal”) is a pointed foundation hit in the ground.

When you climb  the Stake you can see the Horizon.

When you climb you use a scale.The Horizon is a Horizon-tal Line.calm water with sun and orange skyPerspective (looking thhrough a hole) was invented by Painters in the Renaissance and was transformed into Projective Geometry that was transformed into the Model of Curved Space/Time that was used by Einstein when he developed Special Relativity Theory.

Alfred Durer demonstrates his Perspective Machine.

Vriendschap is called Friendship in English.

A Ship is a Scape. a horizontal frame floating on Water.

A Scape, a view or picture of a scene, has various synonyms: context, situation, environment, ecosystem, medium, milieu,or Gestalt.

In the linked document called Naming Systems Kent Palmer writes bout Meta-Systems, Meta-Systems float above normal Systems.

Meta  means about the thing itself. It’s seeing the thing from a higher perspective.

When you want to get oversight you have to go UP until you see the Horizon. UP is called Abstracting.

An Abstracted System is always simpler than the System itself. This means that Abstracting is leaving “things out”.

When the process of leaving things out is chaotic you will leave the relation between the Meta-System and the System it is about.

If this is the case the total development-process is in a mess.

To save the project or sometimes even the company you have to find all the content produced and reconstruct the genesis of the project to pick up the pieces.

When ABN and AMRO (another big Bank) were fused I was made co-responsible for this process.

To fuse the two banks we needed new technology (called reverse-engineering) to get the meaning out of all the stored content in many sometimes very old libraries called archives.

We even needed tools to extract the meaning out of operational software without source and object in in the state of a load module.

To save the bank we even had to look worldwide for solutions and got into contact with institutions (NASA) that finally pointed back to Scientists in the Netherlands.

This started an ongoing research-relationship until today in which we develop new tools to handle the new content (pictures, movies, ,,)  available and try to reach a higher level of understanding.

An important point to note is that software-engineers especially in highly complex businesses have perhaps solved more problems than the engineers that started the field of system-engineering.  I am sure that Kent Palmer is aware of this point.

Part 4:  Kent Palmer About Meta-Systems

Kent Palmer wrote a document: The Advance of the Systems Engineering Discipline through an understanding of Meta-systems theory.

To write This part I have copied ltext out of the document but have also added pieces of my own thinking/out of my own practice.

Paths of Change (PoC) contains connected Steps that are defined by a World-View. A World is a long period of time. The steps always end at the same step. That is why PoC is called a Cycle.

A world-view is about looking in a special way or at a special direction at a scape.

As we already saw we are looking Up into the sky when we are abstracting. When we have abstracted (made things simpler) we have developed a theory.

When we apply/use the theory we are practising. Practice is about going Down until we are standing with our feed on the ground (earth).

We can also look backwards (the Beginning, Creation, History) or forwards (Future, Horizon).

Systems Engineering can be viewed as a practical discipline and Systems Theory as an academic pursuit.

A dual is a mirror of paired concepts. Theory and practice are duals.Their mirror is the reverse of a  process we call abstracting.

A Mata-System is a dual of a System but it is not necessary that the reverse-process is a mirror.

A System has an environment or ecosystem (” or a Scape) that surrounds it and which it is embedded in. This use of “meta” means beyond (or part of or connected to )  rather than above.

In this case systems can even live (or interact) in their-Scape.

Systems (in terms of theories) can even be tested in their Meta System without going from theory to practice.Perhaps practice does not need theory or practice is ahead of theory.

The only thing we have to detect is the stake we have climbed to see the horizon of the system or what is behind its horizon.

Systems Theory should learn from Systems Engineering. But there are equally many places where the reverse is true.

Systems Theory has no practical side that allows it to generate problems for the academics to solve. But on the other hand Systems Engineering lacks the theoretical foundation that will allow it to ground its practice.

It can appropriate Systems Theory but really it needs not just a Systems Theory but also the inverse of that, a Meta-systems Theory. It will take both of these to ground a robust Systems Engineering practice.

Part 5: Kent Palmer: Emergent Design: Explorations in Systems Phenomenology in Relation to Ontology, Hermeneutics and the Meta-Dialectics of Design

This is a highly complex document with a lot of discussion about subjects most engineers don’t know about. I have taken out of this document what I can use to make a point. I understand that a part of the language is too difficult.Text between “is a citation

Systems Engineering is focused on creating systems as artifacts that are used and operated, which, in turn, change the environment for newer systems that will take their place in the future“.

“These systems are created by a lengthy and involved development process that includes: Requirements Development, Architectural and Sub-system Design, Implementation, Verification, Validation, Integration, and Operation”.

Schemas are templates of pre-understanding of spacetime envelopes that we project onto our experience in order to differentiate objects of different scales in terms of their dimensionality”.

Kent Palmer is desperately trying to find a level of abstraction (a place high in  Sky) to make a distinction between all the ways objects (humans but also animals or perhaps machines) that look or are aware have an understanding of the environment they exist in.

He believes that we live in space/time which is the result of a very long  process of thinking about perspective in painting which is looking through a very small hole at a scape.

In the scape we look at objects he calls envelopes (something filled with something else). In spacetime objects have a location that possibly moves in space and a form that also moves and changes in time. humans make pictures/movies/content of the movement share/ communicate about the content and remember/imagine and make models of the content.

Space/time is a highly dynamic environment.What we make or have made is sometimes stable for some time but the process of making (“engineering”) disappears and is sometimes reconstructed (archeology“) with a lot of imagination involved.

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A schema looks like a method but Kent Palmer calls it a template of pre-understanding.

The richness of nature comes from the variety of schematic organizations (“a ants nest”) that are being projected by different species, while the artificial creation of our human centered environments tends to blot them out and replace them with our own schematizations exclusively, which leads to a lessening of the variety of schematizations that can be realized in the overall natural environment“.

Are Ants engineers?

Ants are genetacally programmmed to repeat the same behavior when they are chemically (Pheromones) triggered.

It looks like organisms that are very different from the human and that don’t use language are able to ceate artifacts that are highly comparable to what human engineers are making. Until now we don’t know how they are doing this.

I believe their creation is guiding them to make a new creation. They live in their own design which forces them to maintain and create old and new designs.

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Kent Palmer makes a difference  between ants and humans by using the concept  of a  Shared  experience. of a lifeworld.

This concept was created by Edmund Hussler around 1936.”The ‘lifeworld is a grand theatre of objects variously arranged in space and time relative to perceiving subjects“.

A “ifeworld means a person’s subjective construction of reality, which he or she forms under the condition of his or her life circumstances“.Slide1

the dimension of a mathematical space (or object) is informally defined as the minimum number of coordinates needed to specify any point within it.

.All experience is organized by Templates of Understanding.

Once a phenomenon has been assigned a template it is possible to begin to come to terms with it by discovering its essence, the categories it belongs to, its unique characteristics, and its significance. If

we reverse this process as we do when we design something new, then the schemas become the anchor of everything we design. . schemas are hidden in normal practice, because the schemas are understood as tacit knowledge.

Part 6:  About the Age of Reason and the Power of the Imagination.
Kent Palmer writes about the many  strange coincidences that happened when he was looking for patterns that could help him to extend General Systems theory.

The same happened to me. It all happened when I got into an unexpected Jump Of my Kundalini.

This happens when (the 7th)and the down chakra (called Trumpets in the Bible) fuse.

This   started a strange process of synchronicity that brought me a lot of information about the theory behind ancient knowledge.

This ancient knowledge returned to the West (Italy) at the Renaissance when the archives of the center of knowledge of the ancient world in Heliopolis (Egypt)(later  Alexandria) were found in Byzantium

Heliopolis was a Scientific center of the World a long time ago and attracted “scientists” sometimes called Magicians  (see Magi) that advised the Rulers of the World that wanted to prevent the world for a new disaster comparable to the Great Flood.

Observe that we now are living in the Age of the Waterbearer. We are now already flooded by images and texts that TAKE all our TIME.

One of the visitors of Heliopolis Plato warned for this time, the time when we would lose the ability to memorize and make use of the Memory Palace we now call the Zodiac.

The most important knowledge to protect  was  the control of the Power of the Mind by the Imagination.

To block this power a counter-movement was organized out of Venice, the financial center of the world. The managers of this movement started to promote Reason as a powerful force.

They decided to use Newton as as an Example of  a briljant Scientist and started to block the thinking of Leibniz that had a lot to do with Alchemy, the Science of Ancient Egypt.

So ABove So Below: The fractal pattern of the Moebius Ring repeats itself, The Cup of the Heart is a Dual Trumpet called  Chakra in India.

This al started the Age of Reason

, The Enlightment, in which the Imagination was transformed into the confusing Fantasy and the warm Emotions of the Heart became a blockage for Cold scientific thinking.

Part 7:  AboutPredicting Dreams and Consciousness

many people feel the power of an .Ancient Religious Place like a Cathedral of the Middle Ages. The catholic powers often reused the power of these ancient places.

A good example is  Chartres which was a holy place of the Druids.

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The Black Virgin of Chartres Cathedral.

The book the Third Reich of Dreams shows that people know what will happen in the Future. 

After Hitler came to power in 1933, Charlotte Beradt, a Berlin-based journalist, began to awaken night after night bathed in perspiration, teeth clenched in terror.

On one of these nights, after dreaming of being hunted “from pillar to post” by storm troopers, a new thought arrived: what if she wasn’t the only one?

What if the things that appeared in her nightmares were also being visited upon other people?

This startling thought set in motion the seeds of a research project. Beradt quietly began to query people about their dream-life. 

She found out that many people dreamed the same dreams and dreamed the concentration camps of the NAZIS long before they were invented.

When people are brought under hypnosis they can be brought back to the past (into their past lifes) and into the Future. The experiments of Helen Wambach showed that people are able to predict a shared future with a high accuracy. 

The best explanation for the fusion of Quantum Mechanics and Relativity Theory is the so called Wheeler Feynman Aborber Theory. This theory shows that it is possible to influence history in the future.

John Wheeler believes that the Universe is a Self-Observing system. Wheeler suggested that reality is created by observers and that: “no phenomenon is a real phenomenon until it is an observed phenomenon.” .

When I was a young child I found out that I was able to Read people.

When you read people you are able to see what is in their mind. 

When I was much older I met highly experienced Advisors that took a training in reading.

We experimented  with collective reading and proved that we could read an organization.

Will McWhinney organized workshops in New Mexico near Taos. We were introduced to many “new” techniques that were developed.

They were called Organizational Dreaming (OD) and Organizational Sculptures (OS).

In OD people agreed to solve a problem by sharing their dreams.

In OS one person used other people to build a balanced structure (“a sculpture“) that represented his problems/ questions.

After a signal of the Sculptor everybody makes a next step en tells the “scluptor” what came up in his or her mind.

This gave remarkable results.

Much later OC came back in the Netherlands as Opstellingen (Constellations).

aerial photography of rock formation  [/New Mexico

The concept Paranormal indicates that science does not believe what abnormal people are capable of.

Is the design of a system known before it was made?

Is it possible to ask the Domus of a City if it wants engineers to develop a new part or let designers destroy an old part?
Acropolis

IPart 8: Is it possible to make a Whole with only Holes? Are holes also Wholes (or Holons)?.

A Holarchy

A holon is an evolving self-organizing structure.

Self-organization or Auto-catalysis or Self-Reproduction (Auto-poiesis) by sustaining the identity is one of the determinating attributes of of life.

Our complete body and mind is reproduced by millions of cooperating parts that contain millions of cooperating parts every moment we live.

The concept Holon was invented by Arthur Koester and taken over by the American Philosopher Ken Wilber.

Wilber has created his own version of Paths of Change in which he defined four types of holes/holons. One of them is the Social Hole a hiding place.

Another is the Independent Self Reliant (Autarkic) Hole (Unity) which is an Identity of its own.

Sensory Holes look like the Iris of the Eye that project the outside world onto the inside world.

The Mythic Hole is a Picture of a Hole: O.

The Aboriginal Dreamtime is about the Beginning of Time.

Creation is believed to be the work of Ancestors who travelled across a formless land, creating sacred sites and significant places of interest in their travels. In this way, “songlines” travelling trails of the Spirit Beings were established all over Australia that are comparable to the ley-lines in the West.

Around 2000 I was asked by Stephen Strong to write an introduction for his book about Aboriginal culture.

Stephen found the parts of an old Egyptian Pyramid including Hieroglyphs that describes an expedition send to Australia.

I believe there was a lot of contact between the Ancient Cultures which shows itself in many shared concepts.

Ayers Rock Australia
aboriginal dreamtime art
A picture about the Dreamtime.

What is nothing?

Nothing in terms of A-A = 0 comes from the Arabian word zfir meaning empty.

Parmenides.made a difference between space (“potential emptyness”) and the void,

In Physics the void is called a singularity.

In Indian Philosophy the void was called a Bindu (a point).

According to Lurianic Kabbalah, the first act of creation, was the Tzimtzum “self “withdrawal” of God to create an “empty space”, to create in.

. When we imagine Emptiness it becomes something.

Forms are Empty, Emptiness is Form: Heart Sutra).

In Dutch (vshowing (tonen) is called weergeven (Giving “weer”). The oppsite of imagining (Sensing) is called waar-nemen *Taking “weer”. When we sense we take something. When we look we give something (our attention).

This observation can also be found in Goethe’s Color Theory and Wittgenstein\s Remarks on Color.

Psychology : Michel Eugene Chevreul 1839.  From an article by Jude Stewart  The Wonderful C
Goethe’s Color Theory. The colors map on PoC.

How to combine combinations.

A formula that contains variables contains holes to fill.

A Tunnel is a (worm)-Hole to Connect

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If Emptness is empty and enpty is O and =>O = 0 (zero) than a lot of emptyness is still 0.

If a system contains only holes the sum of the parts is the same as the system.

When the holes are conncted the sum of the system is the same as the sum of the connections.

A system that is the sum of its connections is a network.

A network that contains holes that connect is a flow-system.

Does emptyness contain matter?.

Emptyness (the vacuum) is a fluctuating production of mattter.

The vacuum looks a lot like the mind producing thoughts when the observer is observing which is called meditation in ancient Indian science.

The Empty Set is a set with zero members. If we are able to remove members out of a set we will get sets with negative numbers of members. These are sets that are missing something (“longing” sets”).

The mathematician John Conway defined a process (a machine) that produces all the numbers there are called a Conway Game and even numbers we did no know about before he defined his process called Surreal Numbers.

Conway’s game of life the members leave the set of numbers,

A Highly Composite Number (HCN) is a positive integer with more divisors than any smaller positive integer. A HCN is a social number.

HCN were invented by Ramanujan a mathematical genius found in India who got his inspirations from Lakshmi the Goddess of Namagiri.

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The HCN are the numbers that define Harmonics . HArmonics shows that the Universe is a (Musical) Wave that produces Overtones (The Music of the Spheres.

To prevent a recurring of the Great Depression the US Government created the Institute for the Cycles lead by Edward Dewey in 1942.

Until today the Istitute researches and predicts every well known Cycle and has found the Cycle-Times of many Economic and related Cycles.

They found that the cycle-times are related to Harmonics in Music.

In ancient Indian Science the Tattvas are an aspect of Reality highly comparable to the Classical Elements and the Worldviews.

The Tattvas are the five modifications of the Great Breath a harmonic wave called the Svara..

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Tatvas Blue is the Moon, in the cener the Cosmic Egg.

Part 9: ABout the Future of Engineering.

Part 10: About Cycles

When you want to predict the future you can make use of cycles.

Every cycle has a unique Cycle-Time and contains (or is part of) other cycles.

There are cycles related to the price of oil but there are also cycles that are related to a country or a Cultural Identity (“western europe”).

There are very short cycles (“Clock-Cyle of your PC) or cycles we are unable to measure.

The longest cycle of Humanity is the Cycle of the Precession of the Equinox.

This cycle was known a very long time ago and could be deduced by observing the recurring of the Pole Star.

Shaman believe that the Hole in the Sky is an entrance to another World (our Parallel Universe). They called this hole Jacobs ladder.

Jacobs ladder was implemented in a Zigurat (a Step-Tower containing 7 steps)) called the Tower of Babel.

The Seven Heavens
Dante and the Tower of Bable.

The Magi’s of Heliopolis knew about the precession-cycle and made sure that the state of Egypt was aligned to the right Star.

This star was also connected to the (secret) Horus)Name of the Pharao.

The system of measurement of space was at that time related to the measurement of time. Every piece of the pyramid represented a step in time.

Daily Time measurement was related to the Sun Cycle. The unit of measurement (foot) was all over the world the same and related to the duration of the Precession Cycle.

The Standard of Measurement of Distance was changed after the French Revolution when the unit became the metre.

The standard of Time became decimal (based on 10 hours in a day) and was measured by a mechanical device, a clock .

The major steps in the Precession Cycle were the movements of the constellations of the Zodiac.

They predicted major changes and the major changes were also implemented in society by rhe Priests.

At this moment we are moving into the Age of Aquarius related to the dominance of “flow systems” (electricity, Internet, Logistics).

flow system

A major detailed analysis can be done with the Economic Kondratiev Cycle.

This cycle with a cycle time of 52 years is divided in “Seasons” where the UP is called Summer and the Down Winter. Kondratiev Winter started at the year 2000.

When I researched the Kondratiev Cycle I discovered that there is a fifth season often called Indian Summer. or Womens Summer, Gypsy Summer, Poor mans summer or Summer of the Geese.

The Goose is a symbol of harmony.The Goose game is an old game that simulates Life.

It is the season of the Center with the “color” white where Winter (Blue) and Summer (Red) are in equilibrium.

The 2nd picture below shows the Bahktin Cycle of (Western) culture with a cycle-time 5x the Kondratiev Cycle Time (= 5×52 = 260).

Cycles always move through the same five steps. The steps carry different names but all have the same focus, tattva (Thatness), worldview, perspective or season.

In the picture below you see how cycles modulate on other cycles. What you also see is different names for the same perspectives of POC and how a Pentacle outside creates a Pentacle inside when the connectors are connected.

Cycles modulate on other cycles and modulate on other cycles etc. The Peaks (UP)and Downs of the Cycle are classified by the Worldviews of Paths of Change (See Colors)..
The Cycle of Erope based on Bahktins design based on his analysis of many “important” parts of literature. The Color of the parts of the Cycle are the Colors of Paths of Change.
PoC projected on Aarde (Earth) using Dutch words. India Geest <-> Spirit, China <-> Geheel Whole. Islam, Samen<->Together, US Red Intensit

in the Picture upside you see how Islam is triggering the US by being extremely social to the people who are part of the same tribe and much more important why China is the (new or old) center of the World.

The new center China was predicted a long time ago in the Dreams of Wolfgang Pauli (the creator of Quantum Physics QF) who were analyzed by Gustav Jung.

Pauli explained JUng that the concepts of QF where given to him by Robert Fludd an old English Alchemist who created the Theater the Globe, which was a model of the Harmonic Universe for the plays of William Shakespeare who probably was Francis Bacon who was the initiator of the Enlightment.

Robert Fludds Model of The Globe The Theater for William Shakespear (Francis Bacon) based on the Harmonic Universe of Kepler.
Atlas carries the Harmonic Universe.of Kepler.

The central set of “harmonies” was the musica universalis or “music of the spheres,” which had been studied by Pythagoras, Ptolemy and many others before Kepler; in fact, soon after publishing Harmonices Mundi, Kepler was embroiled in dispute with Robert Fludd, who had recently published his own harmonic theory.

Part 10.1: About Technology Cycles.

In this part two pictures out of a Powerpoint Presentation are added that are also part of my PDF-document about The history of the Cycles. They proved to me how powerful the theory of the cycles is.

When you know about the cycles the only thing you have to do is fill in the blanks which means mapping the classification to a terminolology/dialect people of your audience understand.

The theory becomes much more interesting when you understand that it is also possible to generate software out of the cycles.

Part 10.2 About-very-long-cycles/

A Picture of The Kondratiev Cycle Modulated on the Bahktin Culture Cycle. Interesting to see is that the Sixties were a conjunction of two phases with the same focus Creativity. In 2040 there is a “white” conjunction.on there levels!
The Technology Cycle moves from Creative technology (text, pictures, ..) to collaborative technology to a global infrastructure (white) named Global Brain.

Part 10.3. 2000 My first Reflection We are controlled by our Own Creation.

Around 2000 I was asked to write a part of a book that was created to celebrate the anniverary of SMO (Stichting Maatschappij en Onderneming), a Think Tank of the Dutch employers.

My part became a reflection of my education (mathematics) and my job (IT-manager at a big bank).

At the end I concluded that Global IT was moving into a new autonomous state.

We are not programming new systems but the systems are programming us.

Just as Frankenstein, the Old Jewish story of the golem, we are fighting our own creation of an artificial human (the Robot).

Part 10.4 About Type Theory and CLEAN:.Software is a Mathematical Function.

In 1985 I met the creators of a new Programmming Language called Clean .

Clean is called a Functional Programming (FP) language and uses a mathematical concept called a type.

FP treats all computation as the evaluation of mathematical functions.

Type theory tries to solve Russels Paradox a philosophical problem that is created when you use something that contains itself. This causes infinity regress.

Type Theory uses Lambda Calculus.

Russels Paradox also happens when you define that systems contain systems, a problem Kent Palmer tries to solve by defining a Meta-System or a Scape.

I decided to introduce CLEAN at ABN AMRO but the introduction failed for the simple reason that most of the IT-people were not mathematicians but trained in Business Administration (Bedrijfskunde).

This was a problem that the famous Dutch Computer scientist Edsger Dijkstra already forsaw in 1969.

The problem shows itself currently in the very low quality of software.

The software-body-immune-system does not work.

It becomes sick when it is attacked by software-viruses.

Clean is not called clean for nothing. It is highly reliable and immune to external attacks.

That is also the reason why FP is successful currently.

CLEAN Has many competitors now. like Erlang, Lexifi and Haskell. Read success-stories here.

Srep 10.5 : About Not-Destructable (Anti-Fragile) Ecologies

Two years ago I have tried to connect the concept of Anti-Fragility of Nassim Taleb to two theories. `

one about Ecologies named Panarchy and (2) about Social Networks (also an Ecology) described in the Relations Theory of Alan Fiske.

I used Paths of Change (PoC) as an intermediairy connecting theory.

In the end I found a well known pattern the Moebius Ring again.

Please read this blog when you want to read a comprehensive (i hope) story.

In the picture below you see three connected moebius rings (called a Panarchy-cycle) in which a PoC-cycle (Yellow-creative), (Blue, Order, (Red, Action), (green, Emotions, Value) takes place.

In every “jump” the cycle-time speeds up or slows down.

. All systems  exist and function at multiple scales of space, time and social organization, and the interactions across scales are fundamentally important in determining the dynamics of the system.

The panarchy framework connects adaptive cycles in a nested hierarchy.

There are potentially multiple connections between phases of the adaptive cycle at one level and phases at another level.

Two significant connections are labeled ‘revolt‘ and ‘remember‘.

The smaller, faster, nested levels invent, experiment and test, while the larger, slower levels stabilize and conserve accumulated memory of system dynamics.

In this way, the slower and larger levels set the conditions within which faster and smaller ones function.

Every level is organized in a four phase cycle of birth, growth and maturation, death and renewal. That cycle is the engine that periodically generates the variability and novelty upon which experimentation depends.

As a consequence of the periodic, but transient phases of destruction  and reorganization the structure and processes can be reorganized.

This reshuffling allows for the establishment of new system configurations and opportunities for the incorporation of exotic and entirely novel entrants into the system.

 The adaptive cycle explicitly introduces mutations and rearrangements as a periodic process within each hierarchical level in a way that partially isolates the resulting experiments, reducing the risk to the integrity of the whole structure.

The theory of Panarchy is a result of long during intensive research by Holling and Gunderson.

Panarchy is based on researching the practice of a natural ecology but because we, humans, are also part of nature (which we often forget)the theory is also applicable to us.

What you see is that we (humans) often revolt (for instance by starting a big fire) and dont believe that the total ecology (including us) moves to a very dangerous state and becomes highly unstable.

What we also dont see is that many ecologies are resilient and move back (“remember“) to an old state (nature restores itself) we dont like because we want to build a lot of stone houses and roads all connecting the houses creating a big city which acts like a big organism.

What we don’t understand is that we are often saved by the bell by the forces of nature.

What we also dont see is that we want to fight nature because we believe that we (engineers) are able to create our own nature.

The big problem is that most engineers don’t take the time to understand nature and that we could accomplish a lot by copying her (is nature a female?).

If you want to be in tune with nature entrain with nature.

To understand what entrain means move to the next step of this part.

Panarchy. Model works on 3 levels of abstraction. The colors are related to PoC. .
Panachy in 3D. The cycle is a Moebius Ring floating in 3D Space where 3 lines (variables) coordinate called connectedness ( Social in PoC), Resilience, a result of two worldviews Mythic(an Event, Idea) and Unity (patterns) and Weath (Values).
Idea Adaptability
The Product Panarchy Cycle.

The interesting part of the Theory of Fiske is that its model looks like Paths of Change and mathematicians have found a relationship between this model and the mathematical theory of scales (“a staircase”) we use to measure our outside world.

The model of Paths of Change (PoC) is with the usual colors is mapped on a spiral. and related to four community-types.

Fiske detected that we measure (“feel“, with our emotions) our social relations with the same tools we measure our outside world we “see” with our senses.

The Human Relations Model of ALan Fiske with PoC colors.
The Hierarchy of Scales
The Scales of Measurement map to the Relationship-types.

Each of the elementary models resembles one of  the classic scale types from measurement theory. 

Communal Sharing resembles a nominal scale.  A nominal scale is classifying things into categories.

Authority Ranking resembles an ordinal scale in which items are ranked.  

Equality Matching resembles an interval scale insofar as one can measure the degree of inequality in a social relationship using equal intervals so as to judge how to correct the imbalance. 

It is by use of such a scale that people in an Equality Matching interaction can specify how much one person owes another. 

However, an interval scale cannot be used to express a ratio because it has no absolute zero point. 

For example, the zero point on the Celsius scale is not absolute so one cannot say that 20 degrees is twice as warm as 10 degrees while on a Kelvin scale because the zero point is absolute one can express ratios. 

Given that Market Pricing is the application of ratios to social interactions, it resembles a ratio scale such as the Kelvin scale. 

One cannot, for example, meaningfully speak of the maximization of utility without presupposing some sort of ratio scale for measuring utility.  Maximization would correspond to 100 percent.

Part 10.6 About Black Swans and Dragon Kings.

Below you see what happens when a major event (‘A Black Swan“) hits a community (or an Eccology).

When the event is not too big the ecology resists the event and stays the same.

An example could be a Dike to resist a flood.

When the ecology is resilient it returns to its old state.

It is also possible that the parts of the ecology (mostly organisms) make a new combination and perform the same process in a different order.

In the last case a completely new combination appears that gives us (the humans) the impression that the ecommubity has innovated.

THis a Powerpoint that contains the Ant-fragile-model trtranslated in PoC (see colors). What is anti-fragile? It is a jump out of a Moebius-pattern where the Fusion takes place of many divers parts comparable to the creation of the multi-cellar organisms for example the Sponge. The pattern is a Moeibius Ring and starts with Green (Social Community) to Blue (Order) and tries to find balance. Read the Blog about Anti-Fragility and you will see how this picture maps to Panarchy and the Model of Fiske.
seasponge
Sponge

Part 10.7 About Synchronization

During my research I detected the work of Didier SOnnete .

Didier found a special type of an Event Taleb calls a Black Swan, a rare and unpredictable outlier event. Didier calls these events Dragon Kings.

Dragon Kings are a result of ynchronization.

Synchronization happens between humans (and animals) when they are focused on the same event.

Humans synchronize when they look at the same event.

When people syschronize they copy their behavior, become the same, and create a hype.

Will McWhinney used the theory of sychronisation he called coupling to write a new book after Paths of Change he called Grammars of Engagement.

Synchronization explains Human Rituals.

When humans take part of rituals they accumulate energy and produce a special sound Randall Collins calls the hum of solidarity.

Interesting point is that this energy stays for seven days (a week) when the ritual starts at the day of Saturn .

Saturn is a center that is surrounded by a ring containing many similar parts.

Have a look below and observe that the Kaaba also called the Cube of Space circulated by many synchronized humans looks like Saturn.

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The Kaaba is the Kube of Space dedicated to Saturn..
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Rituals generate an energy that lasts for seven days.

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Big events like the Big Bang trigger 3 types of systems Spiral (evolition) , Organism /Atopietic) and Dualistic (Order, Chaos).

Part 11: Why Industries are Meta-Systems.

The paper in the link contains the argument that the building construction industry acts as a meta-industry., an ‘industry of industries,’ .

In this part you will see that this meta-industry is really a part of nature that is consuming a lot of nature we call an eology..

The building industry needs a lot of nature, “space” and natural resources to create arficial holes with boundaries (“caves”) to live in.

Houses protect the body but are also a body.

A city is a system that contains connected houses (bodies that are holes connected to holes) that are connected by roads (Transport tubes, lungs). A city looks like an organism. It is a super organism or even better a meta organism.

Is an engineer like the Ant in part 4?

A city is a flow system. Our Lungs are a Flow System.

A River Delta is a Flow System.

Cities grow like organisms. Organisms consume other organisms,

Are engineers who are participating in the building industry participating in the growth of the system or are they in control?.

Remember that I stated the same theory when I wrote about the Software Industry (and hardware is software) in Chapter 10.

Are we in control of Ahriman?

The city of Paris is a flow System.
Flow Systems that move from one  to many always look like a leaf or a tree
Our lungs look like a River Delta.

The energy consumption of organism and the super-organisms including the cities follow the law of kleiber.

Kleiber's law
The law of Kleiber

By 2030, over 60% of the world’s population – nearly five billion people – will be living in an urban area.

between the year 2000 and 2030 new construction (infrastructure as well as building) will double all existing construction.

IPCC predicts that $20T will be spent in energy infrastructure from 2006 to 2030.

This new construction is fueling an unprecedented increase of infrastructure especially in energy generation to support and maintain the new growth.

This additional capacity to generate energy is adding to emissions directly through construction and indirectly through an increase in transportation, and most importantly in affluence with its unbounded consumption patterns.

mexico-city
MexicoCity.

Furthermore, substantial construction will be needed in order to replace what is destroyed or abandoned due to the consequences of world climate change.

Part 12.0 About Innovation and Creativity.

This is a thesis by Roni Horowitz called Creative Problem Solving in Engineering.

Roni created an inovation of TRIZ called ASIT.

ASIT is about transforming the Box people use when they want to think Out of the Box.

ASIT generates the right tension to push the mind to fuse the contradiction a problem represents.

TRIZ was created by the Russian researcher Genrich Altshuller in 1946. He researched patents and found that every innovation solves a specific Contradiction.

TRIZ makes it possible to reuse an innovative solution in a different problem.

TRIZ Connects Contradictions which is a contradiction by itself.

The Thesis of Roni Horowitz contains a lot of historical material about the science of Creativity and Engineering.

It shows that the best way to innovate is Stepwise Improvement until the process completely fails.

When you fail you are open to the story of people who succeeded after a failure.

Roger Shank calls this approach Case=Based-Reasoning.

I found Roger when I was asked by the Dutch Ministry of Education to search for a new approach.

I came back with a plan to produce educatiobal games and found the people who were able to make these games. .

At that time Roger was the founder of the Institute for the Learning Sciences in Chicago. I introduced him to people in the Netherlands. We got funding to build an educaional game based on life stories connected to Addiction.

The science of creativity started when the ex nihilo problem (creating (something out of nothing) was replaced by a proces of tranformation from something into something.

Creative ideas do not come into being out of nothing, but involve the restructuring of known elements.

creativity first seen as a rule-breaker that could not be part of a rule-making practice called science became a process of divine Inspiration that appeared when the scientist was Dreaming (or in Trance) the result of an unknown-part that was already known called the consciousness being an activity of the observer.

The Evolution Theory of Darwin made scientists recognize that complex, highly esthetic and efficient creations can result from relatively Simple Rule-Governed Mechanisms.

This helped freeing researchers from the need to resort to God as a necessary condition for the Act of Creation.

Creation happens when the two parts of a contradiction (called a Bisociation by Koestler) Fuse and produce Positive energy (enthusiasm, enjoyment, originally used as “possesed by a God, probably the Holy Ghost, Spirit, Inspired) .

Gilles Fauconnier & Mark Turner (The Way We Think) called the principle of “bisociation” Conceptual Blending.

The disjunct parts are conneced by an Analogy (something looks like something else) or a Metaphor(mapping, function).

George Lakoff detected that most of the Culture-Independent metaphors are embodied.

They are felt by the felt-sense an Inner Bodily Awareness discovered by Eugene Gendlin that can be used to detect the change that is needed by the Human.Body to keep its state of Autopoiesis (Self-Reproduction)

Thomas Kuhn defined the concept of the paradigm a long lasting Stable Pattern that is used as a foundation of science.

Paradigms change suddenly (a Shift) mostly because of an Event(a Catastrophe).

This shift can be predicted by the Cycles (see Chapter 10). and the theory of Self-organized-criticallity. which uses the mtaphor of the sandpile.

Ideas/Concepts jump over like a virus from Person to Person. The jump occors when people are copying others.Copying occurs when people synchronize.

A jumping idea is called a Meme (invented by Richard Dawkins (RD) based on the concept of a gene (RD wrote the book the Selfish Gene). The concept of the meme is taken over in Internet Marketing

Innovation is always the result of a new combination of old ideas.

According to Leibniz the most important part of science is the mathematical Art of combination called combinatorics.

Frontpiece of the Art of Combination by Leibniz.

Part 13:00 About the Philosophy of Technology.

The Link with the Title Cybernetics for the 21st Century.lcontains an interview with the Hong Kong Philosopher Yuk Hui who is trying to solve the same puzzle Kent Palmer is trying to solve.

Yuk Huy researches recursivity (“fracrals, see pictures below) and is trying to find a new place for Chinese Philosophy.

Yuk Huy is like Kent Palmer interested in Heidegger the creator of Phenomenology, (see chapter 5).

Heidegger believed that technology changes the Greek way of ‘helping something to come into being’ to‘forcing something into being.

Technology is comparable to child-birth and therefore starts with the conception of an idea (concept) which is a fusion of a fe-male egg and a male seed bing a contradiction.

Technology reveals the world as raw material with the danger that , humans will also interpret themselves as raw materials (“human resources”) and become enslaved to their own tools.

Borgmann shows that technology replaces experiences such as milking of a cow, the search for and burning of wood by a device, a heating machine controlled by a service interface that makes it possible to control an invisible mechanistic infrastructure that has replaced an “organistic” world.

The expirience of building a fireplace filled with wood that is collected in the wood transforms in a thermometer that controls a heater that is connected to a tube that produces gas that is connected to a gasfield that is made by drilling in the ground etc etc.

Killing a human is done by a soldier who believes he/she is playing a computer game but is in reality is operating a drone.

According to Borgmann Our Current Technology is transforming Reality into Virtual Reality.

Part 14:0 About Cybernetics, the science of feedback,

Heidegger called Cybernetics the successor of philosophy.

Cybernetics comes from the Greek cybernḗtēs “steersman, governor, pilot,

Cybernetics, the Art of Steering is about having a Goal (Unity in PoC) and taking Action (Sensory) to achieve that goal. Knowing (Sensing) whether you have reached your goal (Evaluate/Social)requires “feedback

Teedback can be divided in positive (amplifies change) and negative feedback (reduces change)..

Cybernetics was started by a group of scientists that were interested in intelligent control systems like the brain (Ashby), the body (Biology Bertalanfy)_ Machines (Wiener) and. economic systems (Forrester, System Dynamics, World Simulations).

Cybernetics, the Art of Steering, moved from its first order (machines, circular causal processes) to the second order (living systems, observer, self reproducing (autopoietic) ) to the thirth order (social systems). and even a fourth order. in which “thinking(cognitive) -machines” (Artificial Intelligence) are introduced.

Cybernetics has a lot in common with the work of Escher.The art of Escher represents a model of the Universe later developed by Roger Pensose. The same model can also be found Islamic Art.

Every step in cybernetic order increases the complexity (amount of parts (wholes) relations and types of connections) of the system and makes the system less understandable although the system appears (emergence) as a whole.

Molecular Machines.operate in the Body.

In the end Cybernetics is the science of machines although the machines, could be build by humans, collaborate with humans work in our human body or even look like Gods.

A Viable System is a Recursive Cybernetic System that copies the Human Being.

Loopings, Recursive Systems.
The Viable Systems Model

The Viable Systems Model. Modeelling with the Viable System Model.

The Brain as  the Meta-System of a Viable System
The Brain/Body as a Viable System.

Chapter 15.0 About ART. and Meta-ART.

Symbolic Forms can be seen in Myths Metaphor and (Abstract (Science & Mathematics) ) Symbols and Concepts and are a part of Art and Science. Ernst Cassirer shares his theories with Joseph Campbell (the Monomyth) and Carl Jung.(Archetypes).

JUngs pupil von Franz wrote about the symbols behind Numbers. Nunez & Lakoff wrote about the Metaphors behind Mathematics.

The Egyptian (and other) Gods represented Concepts. just as the Angels in the Hierarchy of Heavens.

Art is a representation of “reality”. To make the right impression on the right senses (ye, ear, skin, ..) all kinds of techniques (for instance colored points to generate a picture) are used rhat changed in time.

Art was called Techne in Greece. Techne means Craft. Art was called Fine Art being the art developed primarily for aesthetics or beauty,

At the End of Art the artists believed that the only aesthetic Artwork is created by Nature itself or by Coincedence ).

Marcel Duchamp believed that “The Observer Makes the Picture. Duchamps made an end to Fine Art and started other ways to Make something called Meta-Art.

Meta-Art generates possibilities (sometimes made by an algorithm) and makes it possible for the spectator to choose or to guide the process of design to another stage of a needed evolution.

Meta Art was introduced to me by Remco Scha, a friend of Eric Vreedenburgh.

Remco developed an Art Generator that was able to generate all kinds of Styles.

The generator was connected to a configurator that was able to generate possible building-designs.

I used Meta-Art to develop a new Strategy for ABN AMRO.

In this process we used the metaphor of the Medieval City to create a new Architecture based on the idea that every New system is a potential Legacy System.

What we found out is that the Context of the surrounding old systems determines the architecture of the new systems.

The many different architectures in an old city force an architect to create, to copy or to fuse.

The focus on the View of the Observer was the cause of Relativity-theory.

Propositions,  can be related to the Objects to which they Refer, the Subjects who Utter them, or to Other Propositions.

The Theory of the Proposition is Caught in a Circle of Connections. Propositions Make Sense of an Event called a Fact that are a Sense-Act of an Individual translated in a Speech-ACt.  Sense is Produced out of Elements that do not have a Sense.Is Life a Joke?

Interaction Ritual Erving Goffman.

Erving Goffman was the Perfect Observer who found out Why and How People are Framed and How we Deceive Our Selves .

Erving Gffman About the Tole we PLay.

The Speed of the Moving View of the Observer being the Speed of Light became the Limit of Speed just as the Limit of Temperature (0 degree Kelvin) became the limit of movement being the door to the Nothing now called the vacuum.

Perfect Stilness, Just the hissing sound of the popping up Virtual Particles but where do these particle come from? Nothing full op potential still governed by the rules pf Physics that are governed by the rules of Mathematics that are bootstrapped out of botstrapped things that create each-other. The bubbles of the cosmic teapot.

Synestetic Art

At the Royal Academy I was asked to participate in a project aimed at recreating Synestetic (multi-sensory) Art.

Many artists at the Turn of the Century (Edvard Munch, Piet Mondriaan, Paul Klee, René Magritte, Vincent van Gogh), participated in the experiments at that time.

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Mondriaan tried to combine Music (JAZZ) and Painting. This painting contains an improvisation in patterns of color and form.
16:0 About Webs.

DNA contains the code for a configurator of orgamisms. The Human DNA has a lot in common with the DNA of Trees.

Research shows that Trees communicate with otherTtrees and humans (using pheromones) using a network called a Rhizome.
Trees are a symbol of a Hierarchic structure moving UP connected to a Network (Web) going Down.
The Wood-Wide-Web: shows how Trees communicate:

In a Thousand Plateaus of Deleuze and Guatari the rhizome is a metaphor for a body being an assemblage of machines producing desire that organize themselves in non-hierarchical communication and transport network in which each connection leads to another connection.

The First Programmable Device was the Jacquard Loom which could be programmed with punched cards to produce Patterns in Cloth (a Wearable Web) being Woven by Machines.

The World-Wide-Web started as a telecomunication-Network of computers is a result of a Technological Solution to prevent a fallout of the world-wide-communicationnetwork by a big catastrophe (Nuclear-Bomb). Every message is able to reach its destination.

The Citation-list connected to a Scientific Document was mapped by Tim Berners Lee to this Network and became a Semantic network that slowly grows into a Gobal Brain.

Fritjof Capra The Web of Life: To create a theory of living Systems one has to fuse the organic the inorganic, the living the nonliving, mind and matter.

Life is a Connected Patterned process. Life is a Flow of Energy From High (Sun) to Low (organism).

Fritsjof Capra The Web of Life
Leaonard Suskind Why the World is a Hologram.

When you Eliminate everything that is impossible the truth remains.

Leaonard Suskind, a theoretical hysicist, explains how a Volume of Space can be Projected on a lower-dimensional Boundary (A Wall).

Two moving Observers are communicating while one of them moves into a Blackhole and moves too fast for Communication to take place but Information is nNEVER destroyed in our Universe.

Where is the communication stored? in the 2 Dimensional Boundary We Live in.

Physics is a Thought Experiment in which Boundaries are Crossed.

Spiders web

Part 17:0: About Mathematics

Mathematics is about Changing a Perspective on Patterns.

Norman Wildberger A Briljant Teacher of Mathematics:

The History of Mathematics.

When I finished High School in 1969 I started with a new Combination (named S4) of a Master in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in combination with an intensive laboratory training. At that time I did not know that S4 was created to select scientists for Shell Labs in Amsterdam.

To me Chemistry was a CookBook and Mathematics was an Experience of Beauty caused by an Act of Pure Imagination (Seeing).

I decided to go on with Mathematics (and Informatics) and followed every Course I could and had to follow including Philosophy, Signal Theory (in Delft) Numerical Mathematics, Combinatorics, and Psychology (to become a teacher). I became fascinated by Topology. and Language Theory (Chomsky, Compilers).

One of the interesting Combinations of Philosophy and Mathematics was Brouwer. He created a theory called Intuitionistic logic.

Brouwer based his insights on Buddism just like his follower Henk Barendregt.

Brouwer was part of a group of Artists and Scientists including Mondriaan who lived in a Community in the city of Laren based on the book of Walden by David Thoreau.

De hut ‘Vredewacht’, Schapendrift 82 in Blaricum. In 1915 gebouwd door architect Ru Mauve voor Betsy van Hoogstraten, ooit een geliefde van de schrijver Frederik van Eeden Blaricum, 29-05-09. "Hut" aan de Schapendrift 82. Verhaal stichting Dooyenwaard. Foto Leo van Velzen NrcHb.
The house of BrouwerVredewacht” (Waiting for Peace”) . close to the “Hut” of Mondriaan.

Brouwer did not believe in reasoning. He believed that a mathematics that is based on proof will lead to paradox

Brouwer did also not believe in Infinity and the law of the excluded-middle. This law uses Negation and Negation of something that does not exist does not exist.

Brouwer wanted to combine Life, Art, and Mysticism (the title of his dissertation).

At this moment Brouwer is seen as a highly Infuential mathematician.

Many new developments in Science including the Meta-lanuage theory of George Lakoff share the same insight.

When Brouwer became a Professor in Amsterdam and a wel-known Name he got into conflict with the Magister of Mathematics at that time David Hilbert. Hilbert defined a list of 23 unsolved problems in 1900. There are still two problems left that are probably unresolvable.

This video shows that it is possible to solve a highly complex problem by Detecting the Pattern in the process of Solving the problem when the complexity is increased.

Felix Klein defined a comparable list in the so called Erlangen Program in 1872.

The Erlangen Program of Klein Simplified by introducing a different View.

Brouwer started the subject of meta-mathematics that ended with the Self-Refencial proof of Godel that shows that Mathematics is unable to look in its own Mirror. The only thing that is left as a Foundation is PARADOX.

We are Caught in our own Consciousness. The only question is who are We or will be the Others. Are they Gods or Machines of our own Making.

About the Mathematics of PARADOX
About Nominalisation.

Category Theory was invented by S. Eilenberg and S. MacLane in 1945, with the aim of giving a precise, mathematical formulation of the idea of a “Natural Correspondence“.

Eugenia Cheng: Category Theory for Art Students.

Category Theory contains Objects (Noun), and Functors (Verb, Mapping, Function). The nouns live in an Abstract Conceptual World , a Platonic World of `Forms, a Mental and a Physical World. Nouns are fixated (stopped) verbs (a movie) created by nominalising the name of the verb. (A noun is a a Verbing).

A short Seminar about Category Theory related to Topos Theory.

In Category Theory Functions are Mathematical Theories.

Jacob Lurie About Shapes (Topology) and
Transformations of Shapes (Homotopy)
The Universe Speaks in Numbers
About Controlling a Car and Proof Theory.

Part 18.0 : Kent Palmer, Schematization and Non Dual Science

ABout The Perfect forms of Plato .

Protogoras, an early Greek Philosopher, was a teacher of culture (how to Speak and Reason). Protagoras’ss claim is that, “All Things is the Measure of Man meaning that everything is relative to Individual Experience, Judgement, and Interpretation.

According to Plato behind Man there is a World of Forms (abstract Ideas connected to the Mind) that contain the Essence. What we Experience is a Projection of the Forms.

PLato was a promotor of Mathematics and especially Geometry. PLato was also, linked to Pythagoras, an expert in Number Theory.

Aristotle, a pupil of Plato, believed that the only thing that is real, is Matter the Material cause we exprience as Resistance.He also created a Theory (“a Formal Cause) about Causality. By questioning the Cause behind the cause (“a Process“) until Infinity the Primal Agent (Primal Cause), “God” was found.

According to Immanuel Kant the Projection between tReality and The Concepts of the Mind has to be Reasonable (Possible Neccesary Provable (According to the Rules of Logic), Understandable.

According to Heidegger we are only able to understand an outside world with a Mind that is part of a Body that gives us a Reference-Frame. This started the Scientific movement called Embodiment we already saw in the work of the Mathematician Brouwer (Intuitive Logic) the Linguist Lakoff (Metaphors) and the Psychologist Gendlin (Felt Sense).

According to Merleau Ponty we are Entangled with our Twin the Outside World unable to Cut us loose.

According to Samual Todes Our Senses look with Predefined Concepts in Mind. We See what we Want to See. Sometimes we See and don’t understand. When we explore we try to find a favorable Point of View. Sometimes we have to get a better Grip to examine the Object.Sometimes we have to Move (Movement = Emotion, Motivation) to come Closer and see the Details.

When we encounter a particular Object we Classify it with a Familiar Concept (“Looks Like a Chair This is the way of Kant) or we Point at the Object and Utter a Familiar Sound (“Sitting“?).

According to Micheal Taussig Humans are just like Animals experts in copying (Mimesis). Our Aeroplanes look like Birds. We make Pictures and Paintings. We Play with Models of Trains We love to ware the Cloth of Kings and Magisters and want to Look Like a Famous Person. . The Copies are always Inferiror to the Original but also give us the opportunity to Imagine something much Better.

truth” is not a matter of Correspondence, but rather of Coherence.

The School of Athens (Rafael) shows that Plato (Left Pointing UP) and Aristotle (Right, Pointing Down) refer to two Opposing Worlds, the World of the Mind, Forms, Ideas, Concepts) and the World of the Senses (Matter) both connected to a Body.

The French Philosopher Gilles Deleuze is not interested in a Uniform Theory of Everything but in Diffrence in itself. What Lmits are there and What can we Do with all the different Theories Concepts en Experiences. We have to Prevent Repetition of the Same.

The Verification of Science is highly dependent on Technology.

Engineers and Scientists have created many Material Things (Cars, Roads, Trains Weapons, Earoplanes, Electicity, Plastcs) that are polluting or destroying Nature.

The main reason is that Engineers don’t take the Meta-System (Ecology, Context) of their Creation into account.

To find out that is behind/inside Nature we Destroy Nature by Opening the Body (Whole to see the Organs (Parts)), Smashing Particles (CERN, Whole) to find smaller Elementary Particles (Part). Every Time we Dig Deeper or look Higher the same Patterns appear (See Introduction, Fractals).

Part 19: Magic is a Technology.

Part 19.0 : Stephen Skinner: About Egyptian Magic He shows you how to get into a fruitful relationship with high and low Spirits.
About Ecology and the Paranormal. How Spirits of Nature Comunicate with us.
About PAranomal Research for the US Army.

When I was a young boy ghosts appeared in my room. When I was a student many of my friends experimented with a Qui/Ja-board and talked with deceased people who explained many things we could verify in the archives of the City of Leiden. When my Kundaliny was risen I met many “gods” who came in my room. One of them was a beautiful (black) Women (ISIS?). I “helped” the people of OKRA to get in contact with the Spirit of Athens. To me ESP has ben very real and it was a major Drive to Research Physics, Mathematics, Ancient Belief Systems. It also gave the opportunity to meet comparable people all over the World. I also read a lot of books written by Channels like Seth(Jane Roberts) and The Law of One, (the Ra Material) that explain the many Levels off Existence.

Part 20: About RhetoRics and Music.

About Music and Rhetorics.

Rhethorics is the Science of Persuation that was mapped to Music in the Baroque. encouraged by the Catholic Church as a means to cCounter the Simplicity and Austerity of Protestant Architecture, Art and Music.

Rhetorics provides heuristics for understanding, discovering, and developing arguments for Aristotle’s three Persuasive audience appeals: logos, Pathos, and Ethos.

Rhethorics was a major part of the Curriculum of the Medieval University.

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The Curriculum of the Medieval University was based on theModel of the Universe of that time.

An important part of Rhetorics was the Art of Memory in which the Memory was connected to training of the Imagination by remembering a Memory Palace. The Art of Memory was a (secret) training in Magic. When this was discovered the trainee was Burned by the Inquisition.

Part 21: ABout Architecture.

Christopher Alexander: About Patterns in the Architecture of Building Applied to (Software) Patterns in Computer Systems. What is the contribution of Software to the Quality of Life.
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Quality Without a Name.

in his Book The Timeless Way of Building Christopher Alexander’ introduced the “Quality Without a Name.Whether it is in a poem, or a man, or a building full of people, or in a forest, or a city, everything that matters stems from it.  It embodies everything.Yet still this quality cannot be named

Until the rise of the Specialized Architects Architecture was controlled by a Culture controlled concept of Quality and Crafmanschip.

The Builders of the Cathedrals knew how to build (and design) Cathedrals from a Tradition that was handed over from Father to Sun.

The Cathedrals were Memory Palaces that contained all the Wisdom of thousands of years projected on a Geometric Structure with an “index” in the form of a Spiral in the aligned to the setting of the Sun , the Moon and the Galaxy placed on a Cross of Leylines.

Every Point in the spiral pointed to a Story in Stone and Glass.

Spirals in Chathedrals points to windows that contain the appropriate Wisdom Story

In the Nature of Order Alexander writes about Centers. “those particular identified sets, or systems, which Appear within the Larger Whole abecause they have noticeable distinctness, which makes them Separate Out from their Surroundings“. Life is created by small, Incremental changes that Preserve Structure.

In the Luminous Ground Alexander breaks away from the Mechanical Model were buildings or neighborhoods are Assemblages of technically generated, Interchangeable Parts.

He shows that a spiritual, emotional, and personal basis must underlie every Act of Building or Making.

Quality is also the subject of a Book of Robert Pirsig (1974) Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Pirsig was a teacher of Rheorics.

Robert Pirsig was convinced that Quality and Quantum Mechanics are the same issue. He wrote a second book (Lila)) about it and called this type of Quality “Dynamic Quality. Quality is Constrained by the Intellect (Theory) and Social Patterns (Culture) and Bubles Up out of the Vacuum.

Dynamic Quality of Robert Pirsig.

Will be continued. Have a look Here.

Part 22: Kent Palmer: About a Theory of Everyting.

Kent Palmer is trying to include Schema Theory in a new book of Len Troncale about Systems Sciences. In the document above he introduces Robert Rosens book About Life Itself.

A few citations: “In order to be in a position to say what life is, we must spend a great deal of time in understanding what life is not.

Thus, I will be spending a great deal of time with mechanisms and machines, ultimately to reject them, and replace them with something else.

This is in fact the most radical step I shall take, because for the past three centuries, ideas of mechanism and machine have constituted the very essence of the adjective ‘scientific’; a rejection of them thus seems like a rejection of science itself.”

Physics as we know it today is, almost entirely, the science of mechanism, and mechanisms, as I argue, are very special as material systems

Biology involves a class of systems more general than mechanism. 

In fact the relative positions of physics and biology become interchanged; rather than physics being general and biology special, it becomes more the other way around.” (xvii)

My subject matter herein is… a duality,between ‘hard’ science and ‘soft’ science, between quantitative and qualitative, between ‘exact’ and ‘inexact.’ 

This duality is not to be removed by any kind of tactical accommodation, by any superficial effort of conciliation or ecumenicism….  It is thus not a matter of logical argumentation or persuasion that is involved here; it is a matter more akin to religious conversion.

In the sciences this dichotomy between qualitative and quantitative rests on (generally unrecognized) presuppositions about the nature of material reality and on how we obtain knowledge about it.

These presuppositions themselves have formal, mathematical counterparts, which allow us to reflect this scientific dualism into an exactly parallel one that exists within mathematics itself.”

Rosen posits that life is a material system closed to efficient causation. More precisely (and there is a subtle difference here), he claims that “a material system is an organism if, and only if, it is closed to efficient causation.

In arriving at this conclusion, he draws parallels between Aristotle’s three traditional categories of causation — material (Made out of matter, parts) , efficient (By a Process) , (and formal — and three mathematical counterparts axioms (Parts), production rules (process) , and specific algorithms/ programs (Design) .

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It all started with Wolfgang Goethe who wanted to invent the Uhrplant, a model of the Essence of the Plant.

Goethe started the science of Morphogenesis, the science of the Forms. In this post I describe the history from Goethe to Alan Turing.

On Growth and Form by D’arcy Thompson is about the way the genesis of the forms of organisms can be described by structural transformations.

Nicolas Rashevsky, the Teacher of Rosen was inspired by D’arcy Thopnson. He wanted to invent the UhrOrganism. An organism is an organization seen as a set of relationships between functions.

The unity of life is revealed by the fact that one can pass from the representation of one living system to another not by structural transformations, but rather, more generally, by “functional transformations“.

Functions can be replaced by groups of functions—represented as subgraphs in the oriented graph of functions, called a .biotopological mapping.

From this it is a small step to Biological Types connected by Biological Functions. and a uniting Biological Category Theory. resulting in a Universal Biological Turing Machine. We are back to Turing again.

The Modeling Relation 

The Modeling Relation 

Another important book of Robert Rosen is about Anticipatory Systems (AS).

These systems are different from Reactive Systems (RS) are defined by by System Analysis and Dynamic Systems.

A RS changes its State when it has detected a different situation (Context) by its Sensors. A RS needs a Memory to compare the different States.

An AS wants to stay in the Same State by defening a Trajectory that Avoids conflicts.An AS contains a Predictive Model of Itself and its Environment.

An example of an AS is a Clock. A clock does not measure anything. Its Organisation Produces Time and is always On Time.

Part 23: Conclusion.

It is time to conclude although the conclusion was already part of the introduction.

Perhaps the text written in between is a proof although I dont think I neeed a proof to show that current technology is able to destroy earth or is already destroying earth.

This blog contains many stories about the strange ways consciousness is intervening in human activities.

Some people who started to read this blog and saw a picture of an Angel called this blog not-rational/not-scientific/ something a person like me (a mathematician) should not write.

Please re-read the story of Jung and Pauli to see that the un-conscioussness has interfered in the life of a very rational person who seeked help to exlain his dreams.who were highly related to an old medieval Alchemist (Robert Fludd).

Pauli, who’s life was full of strange coincedences was informed by a concrete happening of a Chinese Fludd by a breaking Chinese vase about the Coming Power of the Chinese in our time.

““In April 24, 1948 the foundation of the C.G. Jung institute took place. When Pauli entered the room, a so-called Pauli effect occurred. Without any outer cause a Chinese vase fell onto the floor and the water poured out, resulting in a flood. Symbolically seen, we can say that this psychokinetic event was a Chinese water flood“.

Pauli had begun to deal with the hermetic alchemist Robert Fludd, who wrote his name in Latin as Robertus de Fluctibus. Therefore, we can conclude that these two events belong to a Synchronicity, the psychic (inner) event of it consisting in the tension in Pauli concerning the dispute between Johannes Kepler and Robert Fludd,

Quantum Mechanics is showing the termendous power of the imagination of the mind of Wolfgang Pauli who needed help from a well known Psychiatrist Carl Jung who later needed help of his pupil Anne Marie Louise von Franz to solve the puzzle of Pauli.

The future iof Technology is no only related to the future of Mathematics but also the future of psychology and medicine and both are related to the future of Biophysics.

We will dream the future because the past is caused by the future but is also infuenced by the Future. Our future disasters will haunt us just as the Holocaust haunted the dreams of its victims.

I will not stop but i consider this version as finished.

Plwase come back at this point to learn more about what my dreams tell me.

It is now 25 june 2020 and I am still busy with an important Blog about the Future of the Constitutional State.

Part 24 LINKS

Construction of the Mind.

Why Life exists

ABout Ratio and Magnitude,

About the Battle between Leibniz & Newton

About the Renaissance

About Alchemy

About Heliopolis

About Good Vibrations

About The Indian Science of the Tatvas

About the Roots of Artificial Intelligence

Decoded Secrets of the Mankind’s Prohibited and Forgotten History

About the Precession Cycle

About the Kondratiev Cycle

About Megatiths

History of Writing Systems

Kent Palmer : About the EUropean Dreamtime of Technology

The end: The Book-keeping of this post.

In version 2.4 I have moved all the book-keeping of this post to the end of this post.

.In version 2.3 I have finished Part 12.0, 13.0 en 14.0.

In version 2.2.. I have added Part 12.0 about Innovation and Creativity. Today (20-9-2019) I have opened Part 13.0 About the Philosophy of Technology, Part 14.0 About Cybernetics and Part 15:0 About Meta(-Art.) .

Until part Part 1 this blog contains information that shows you the history of this blog. The blog starts at START BLOG.

I have started version 2.0 by completing a major part which is a comprehensive (with many links ) summary of a blog about anti-fragility. This part I called step 10.2.

In this part you learn about a very important theory about ecologies called Panarchy. I combine this stheory with the work of Alan Fiske about Human Ecologies. The most interesting part is the link of the theory of Alan Fiske with measurement theory.

We measure our relationships with our feelings and our relationships are ordered with the same model Paths of Change (PoC) uses.

PoC is a theory that is thousands of years old.

What is ANTI_FRAGILITY

Out of the Blog about Anti-Fragility also called Resilient, /Robust or even Undestructable I have used a part about entrainment which gives an explanation why processes and humans start to act the same (sychronize) ,

When Humans entrain they cause Hypes or bigger problems like a Depression. Currently a lot of people entrain on becoming rich.

Being rich is an addiction.

Entrainment was detected by an old Dutch Scientist Christiaan Huygens.

Today (14-9-2019), starting with version 2.0 I will spend time to complete Part 11: Why Industries are Meta-Systems.In this part I reuse the blog Why are Cities Organisms which is an application of the Law of Kleiber What I will prove is that Meta-Industries are the cause of the destruction of Earth and that Engineers have to become Ecology-Managers.

Functional {rpgramming is just what Edsger Dijkstra wanted to accomplish, a mathematical pogramlanguage.

About Alchemy and Logic:

When thou hast made the Quadrangle Round, Then is all the Secret found”. George Ripley (d. d 1490).

This blog is about Logic, Alchemy and the relationship between Logic and Alchemy.

Ripley, The alchemist knew that History Repeats itself All the Time. That’s why you know when you are full Circle or when the Square is Round.

Alchemy is the old Egyptian Art of Transformation summarized in the Latin expression Solve (break down in separate elementset Coagula (coming back together (coagulating) in a new, higher form)..

Classic Logic is based on the Square of Opposition of Aristotle. This square was discussed for more than 2000 years. Recently scientists detected that the Square is really a Cube. It misses an extra dimension.

The Square describes  the six oppositions (“dual combinations”) of possibility (“some”, Particular Affirmative), necessity (“all”, Universal Affirmative), not-possibility (“not some”, Particular Negative) and not-necessity (“not all”, Universal Negative).

Geometric Logic is a part of Modal Logic which is a part of Logic.

In Geometric Logic the Linguistic Representations of Logic are mapped to the Graphical Representations of Geometry.

Modal Logic works with the notion that propositions can be mapped to sets of possible worlds.

The idea of possible worlds is attributed to the famous mathematician Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716), who spoke of possible worlds as ideas in the mind of God and argued that our actually created world must be the best of all possible worlds. Possible worlds play an important role in the explanation of Quantum Mechanics.

Alchemy is based on the Square of the Four Elements. The Four Elements are oppositions. The oppositions of Alchemy are related to the oppositions of the Square of Opposition of Aristotle in an orthogonal model. They form an arc of 90 degrees, which makes Alchemy the complex part (imaginary) of Logic.

In his work De Arte Combinatoria Leibniz developed a general theory of science that was based on a fusion between Alchemy and Logic.

The four Elements of Leibniz
The Square of Leibniz

In this blog I will explain Alchemy and Logic and show that Alchemy and Geometric Logic share the same geometry, the Hexagon (the Seal of Solomon), which is a 2D-mapping of the Cube of Space of the Sefer Yetsirah.

Leibniz calculating machine
Drawing of Leibniz’s calculating machine, featured as a folding plate in Miscellanea Berolensia ad incrementum scientiarum (1710), the volume in which he first describes his invention.

About Alchemy

One of the most complicated ancient architectures is the architecture behind Alchemy. The architecture of Alchemy is full of strange concepts and allegories.

Alchemy comes from the Arabic al-khemia meaning the Black Soil of Egypt (or the ((Egyptian) Black Art). Alchemy is the art of transformation.

Alchemy is an ancient science that was practiced all over the world. The most famous teacher was called Hermes Trismegistus in Greece and Thoth in Egypt. The old science of Hermes came back in the Renaissance.

The essence of Alchemy is called REBIS (Res Bina), Double Matter. REBIS is the end product of the alchemical magnum opus or Great Work. It is the Fusion of Spirit and Matter (the Body). Spirit is the Creative Part of the Human.

Double matter is sometimes described as the divine hermaphrodite, a being of both male and female qualities as indicated by the two heads within a single body.

The Great Work is the chemical and personal quest to create Double Matter, the Philosopher’s Stone, Spirit in Matter.

The Stone is the agent of chemical transmutation, and the key ingredient in the creation of the elixir of life, said to heal all diseases, induce longevity and even immortality.

In current Physics  transmutation is proved at room temperature in a proces called Cold Fusion.

In Physics one explanation for the fusion between Quantum Mechanics and Gravity is called the Wheeler Feynman Absorber Theory. In this theory the Future causes the Past and vice-versa. We are always in the Now, the Middle between Past & Future.

The Future and the Past are created by the Intention of the Observer, we call Measurement.

The Philosopher Stone
The Philosopher Stone

The aim of the Great Work is a fusion with the One (the Blazing Star, Saturn, Point) that is divided in the Two (Sun & Moon, Male & Female, Line) and the Four Planets (Square), the 12 (4×4-4) Constellations or more structures based on a power of a power (of a power….)  of 2. The Great Work moves from 2**N, …., Sixteen to Four to Two to One (or from one to two to four) in a Spiraling Spiral Motion.

The One, to which the elements must be reduced, is a little circle in the center of the squared figure (the cross). The cross is the mediator, making peace between the opposition of the planets.

The First Matter is the primordial chaos comparable to what we now call the vacuum, the state of lowest energy. This state contains all possibilities.

It can be looked on as an unorganized state of energy  that is the same for all substances and exists in an invisible state between energy and matter.

The First Matter is the One, the Point in the Middle of the Circle. In current physics a point is called a singularity or a black hole.

Alchemy is about Recombination

Alchemy is about re-combination summarized in the Latin expression Solve (break down in separate elementset Coagula (coming back together (coagulating) in a new, higher form).

Solve and Coagula
Solvite Corpora et Coagulata Spiritus (“dissolve the body and coagulate the spirit”).

Earth (Body) becomes Water (Spirit) by dissolving it in some solvent. Water becomes Air (a moist vapor) by boiling, which further heating turns into Fire (a dry vapor).

Finally Fire becomes Earth by allowing the vapors to condense on a solid material (a stone).

The circulation may repeat if it is done in a reflux condenser, such as the Pelican or kerotakis.

The Pelican is the Symbol of the Heart Chakra the connector between the Upper- and the Lower Triangle of the Body.

Kerotakis
Destillation

According to the early alchemists, the four elements—fire, water, air, and earth—come into existence via the combination of specific qualities, recognized as hot, cold, wet, and dry, being impressed on to the Prime Matter. For example, when hot and dry are impressed on the Prime Matter, we have fire.

(Hot and Cold) and (Wet and Dry) are oppositions. Their fusion is the empty set.

(Hot or Cold) and (Wet or Dry) can be combined -> (Hot, Wet), (Hot, Dry), etc.

The Cold allows substances to get together. The Hot is the power of separation.

Wet things tend to be Flexible (Fluent, Movement, Self, Not-Agency) whereas Dry things are fixed and structured (Agency, Resistance, not-Movement).

When the qualities are changed, the elements themselves are changed. Adding Water to Fire substituting wet for dry; hot and dry becomes hot and wet: steam, or Air.

As you can see in de picture below Hot & Cold and Wet and Dry are Binary Opposites (“lines”) that are voided by the central cross, the point of the Empty Set, The Void (A and not-A -> Empty).

Hot & Dry = Fire, Hot & Wet = Air, Cold & Wet = Water and Cold & Dry = Earth.

There are four types of Trinities the Passion-trinity (Dry, Wet, Warm), the Structure-trinity (Dry, Wet, Cold), the Resistance-trinity  (Warm, Cold, Dry) and the Movement-trinity (Warm, Cold, Wet).

The Square rotates. The wheel of the Square is driven by the four qualities. Wet on the rising side, Hot on the top, Dry on the descending side, and Cold on the bottom.

The start is powerless (Cold). By becoming more flexible (Wet) success and power comes (Heat).  At the top Rigidity (Dry) undermines the system and it falls back to a powerless state.

The Four Triangles
The Four Elements arise out of the Quintessence, The Fifth Element, The Symbol of The Heart Chakra, the Seal of Solomon

The four Elements all share the Triangle of the Holy Trinity. Every Trinity is seen from another perspective.

The two triangels, The Up-triangel and the Down-Triangel, are Opposites that are created out of two triangels that contain two Opposites that are fused. Humans are opposites in opposition.

Humans are FourFold

Humans are part of the Bilateria,  animals with bilateral symmetry.

Humans can be described as a fusion of two mirrored bilateral triangles, the Up-triangel related to the Top of the Body (Mind) and the Bottom-triangel of the lower Body both connected by the Heart. The two triangels and the separate triangels have to be balanced.

The principle of Balancing the two Triangles of Top & Bottom of the Body is represented by the Egyptian Goddess Ma’at who weights the Heart (the connector of Up and Down) of the Dead with her Feather (Nothing).

As you can see the Square of the Cycle of the Four Elements is visible in the picture below. The total picture shows a Hexagram with a Center (The Cross).

The points that are missing in the Square are the top- and the bottom of the two triangels which are the Whole (Up, Heaven) and the not-Whole, Emptiness, the Bottom (Hell).

The Seal of Solomon
The Seal of Solomon

A hexagon is a 2D-projection of a Cube.

The hexagon of Solomon can be transformed into the Cube of Space of the Sefer Yetsirah.

Cube of Space
Cube of Space

Worshippers perform the evening (Isha) prayers at the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah. AFP
Worshippers perform the evening (Isha) prayers at the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah. AFP

The Cube of Space can be transformed into the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life also called the tree of knowledge or world tree  connects heaven and underworld and all forms of creation and is portrayed in various religions and philosophies all over the world.

The Spiral of Alchemy is about the Chemical Transformation of the Body by the Conceptual Transformation of the Mind.

The Tree of Life shows the levels/scales (three) and possible paths of the Opus Magnum, the alchemical journey.

About Truths for a Fact and Truths for a Reason

People have always believed in the fundamental character of binary oppositions like Hot & Cold and Wet & Dry are used in Alchemy.

In this part we move to the Field of Logic. In this case Hot/Cold and Wet/Dry transform into Necessary /Not-Necessary and Possible/not-Possible.

Chemical Wedding (Union of Opposites)
Chemical Wedding (Marriage of Opposites)

Oppositions can be divided in:

  1. Digital oppositions, contradictories, contain mutually exclusive terms (Gender (Male/Female)).
  2. Analogue oppositions, antonyms  or contraries: contain terms that are ordered on the same dimension (Temperature (Minimum->Cold/maximum->Hot)).
Square of Opposition
Square of Opposition

The doctrine of the square of opposition originated with Aristotle in the fourth century BC and has occurred in logic texts ever since.

The logical square is the result of two questions: Can two things be false together? Can two things be true together?

This gives 4 possibilities: no-no: contradiction (A/O, E/I); no-yes: subcontrariety (I/O); yes-no: contrariety (A/E); yes-yes: subalternation (A/I, E/O) better known as implication (A->B).

The four corners of the square represent the four basic forms of propositions recognized in classical logic:

  1. A propositions, or universal affirmatives take the form: All S are P.
  2. E propositions, or universal negations take the form: No S are P.
  3. I propositions, or particular affirmatives take the form: Some S are P.
  4. O propositions, or particular negations take the form: Some S are not P.

The square of opposition was debated for many reasons for more than two thousand years.

One of the discussions is about the difference between possible and necessary. In the so called Master Argument Diodorus proved that the future is as certain and defined as the past. The essence of logic (necessaty) implies the non-existence of freedom (possibility). X is possible if and only if X is necessary.

The term ‘possible’, in Aristotle’s view, is ambiguous. It has two senses known as one-sided possibility and two-sided possibility (or contingency). Being two-sided possible means being neither impossible nor necessary, and being one-sided possible simply means being not impossible.

Leibniz distinguished between necessary Truths for a Reason, which are true for a reason—i.e, their opposite is a contradiction—and contingent truths, (Truth for a Fact) such as the fact that the president of France is François Hollande. A contingent truth cannot be proved logically or mathematically; it is accidental, or historical (based on facts (events)).

About Geometric Logic and n-dimensional “Squares” of Opposition 

Modal Logic is about the fusion of necessity and possibility, contingency.

Logical Hexagon
Logical Hexagon

In Modal Logic the propositions are modelled in a logical hexagon where:

  1. A is interpreted as necessity: the two propositions must be either simultaneously true or simultaneously false. A is a Proof or Law.
  2. E is interpreted as impossibility. E is an Observation that contradicts the Proof of A.
  3. I is interpreted as possibility:  the truth of the propositions depends on the system of logic being considered . I is an Idea implied by the Proof that Contradicts E.
  4. is interpreted as ‘not necessarily’. O contradicts A.
  5. U is interpreted as non-contingency: neither logically necessary nor logically impossible, its truth or falsity can be established only by sensory observation.
  6. is interpreted as contingency: propositions that are neither true under every possible valuation (i.e. tautologies) nor false under every possible valuation (i.e. contradictions). Their truth depends on the truth of the facts that are part of the proposition. Y is a possible proven theory.

The Logical Hexagon has the same geometry as the Seal of Solomon. It contains the Square of Opposition (A,E,I,O).

The Logical Hexagon can be transformed just like the Seal of Solomon to the Cube of Space now called The Cube of Opposition.

The Logical Hexagon is used in many fields of Sciences like Musical Theory or Scientific Discovery.

The Hexagon of Opposition based on Musical Theory
The Hexagon of Opposition is used in Musical Theory

Every opposite can be defined by a string of zero’s and one’s like 1010. An opposite is 0101. This means that there are 2**4/2 = 4×4/2= 16 / 2 = 8 possible opposites. This is called the Octagon of Opposites.

The Octagon contains six reachable and two unreachable points in the Center (0000, 1111), the Empty Set (the Void, the Hole, Contradiction) or its Opposite (The Whole, Tautology).

It is clear that it must be possible to create higher dimensional models based on n-based-logics.

When n becomes very big the geometry will tend to a n-Dim circle in which every point is in opposition to the point at the other side.

The big problem with n-based logics is language. We don’t have the names to articulate the many grades of opposition that are possible.

The other problem is that a negation is not a symmetric operation (A = not-not-A) but a rotation with an angle 360/n.

The n-opposite-geometries are highly related to Simple Non-Abelian Groups (SNAGs). They play an important role in biology.

The last step is to transform the static n-opposite geometries by making n very large (infinite) to a dynamic “opposition field”.

Related Models

In current Psychology Hot & Cold are called Communion and Moist & Dry, Agency. Together they create the so called Interpersonal Circumplex.

Interpersonal Circumplex

The four stages of Learning by Jean Piaget.

The mathematical model behind the theory of Piaget is called the Klein Four Group or Identity/Negation/Reciprocity/Correlation-model.

Piaget
INRC-model of Piaget
INRC-model of Piaget

In the Science of Ecology (Panarchy) Agency & Communion are called Connectedness and Potential. The Panarchy model looks like a Mobius Ring.

A model that describes the Four Perspectives on Security:

Quaternity

The Semiotic Square of Greimas:

Semiotic Square
Semiotic Square

The Chinese Sheng-Cycle: The Chinese Five Element Model is comparable to the Western Four Element model. It contains as a Fifth Element, the Whole-Part-relationship (Earth, Observer State). Emptiness (Nothing, the Tao) is represented by the recursive Pentangle inside.

Tetralemma (Ancient Indian Logic)
Tetralemma (Ancient Indian Logic)

The lesson

When thou hast made the quadrangle round, then is all the secret found“.

When You have moved once through the Cycle you have seen Everything there is to See. The only way to move out of the Cycle is to jump into the wHole in the Middle.

The secret: It is impossible to move though the center because the paths that go through the center are a contradiction or a tautology (I am what I am, JHWH).

We have to move with the Cycle (making the rectangle round (a circle)), around the Singularity (the Hole of the Whole), going Up and going Down all the time.

The only way to solve this problem is to join the opposites by accepting only one thruth-value, by:

  1. Accepting everything (Wu Wei),
  2. Denying everything (Stoics) or
  3. Diminishing the amount of dimensions (“becoming Simple”, “like Children”) by moving up in abstraction (Hot & Cold -> Temperature -> Everything is Energy) to the level of zero dimensions, a point, becoming One with the First Matter (Tao, Vacuum, The Kingdom).

“If we then become children, would we thus enter the kingdom?” Jesus said unto them, “When ye make the two one, and when you make the inside like unto the outside and the outside like unto the inside, and that which is above like unto that which is below, and when ye make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male no longer be male nor the female female; then will ye enter into the kingdom.” (Gospel of Thomas, Logion 22).

LINKS

About the Geometry of Negation

About the Logic of Music

About Wu Wei

About Modal Logic

About the Cube of Opposition

About Logical Geometry

About the Square of Religion

Semiotics for Beginners

About Holonomic Alchemy

About Paths of Change

About the Sheng Cycle

How to use the Square of Opposition as a Research Tool

About the Cube of Space of  Sefer Yetzirah

About Truth of Reason and Truth of Fact

Why Humans are Toolmakers

About Chemical Transformation (Cold Fusion)

About the Ars Generalis Ultima of Ramon Lull (1305)

About the Six Domains of  the Polynomic System of Value

About the Logic of Creation

About Leibniz Calculating Machine

About Zero Dimension 

Why Innovation is Re-Combination

How to Balance the Seal of Solomon

About Interpersonal Theory 

About Panarchy

About the Hexagon of Opposition

About n-based logics

About Flow-Systems

Anti-Fragility and the Square of Opposites

An Introduction to Hexagonal Geometry

 

About Whole and Parts

The Whole of Reality is divided into many overlapping Parts. Most of the Humans look at Wholes and Parts (Smaller Wholes, Contexts) from a Static Perspective but the Whole is also a Dynamic Entity. The Parts are overlapping because many people don’t know how to define the right categories. Overlapping, confusing, part/whole relations are the sole cause of every conflict and war.

The Static and the Dynamic can be divided in two parts. In the first part of the Static we combine the Parts in a different way (Combine, Create). In the second part of the Static we define a Boundary around a part of the parts to protect the Territory (Control). In this case an Outside and an Inside is created.

The Dynamic can be divided in a Causal part (Time) and a Connected Part (Space). In the first part we create a Causal Network in the second part we create a Relationship Network (Social).

The Four (4) Parts of the Two (2) Parts of the Whole can be divided deeper and deeper. The Next division generates sixteen (16) Perspectives.

The big problem is to Name all the Division with a proper Term. Have a look at the Model Below.

     

Static

     
     

Whole

     
             
             
     

Dynamic Whole

     
     

Split/Merge

     
             
             
     

Static

     
     

Parts

     
             
 

Static

     

Dynamic

 

Change

 

Protect

 

Space

 

Time

Create

 

Control

 

Connect

 

Cause

New

 

Boundary

 

Actors

 

Effect

Combinations

     

 

   
             
             
   

Protect

 

Time

   
             
     

Whole

     
             
   

Change

 

Space

   
             
 

Protect

Time

Space

Change

Whole

 

Protect

Control

Plan

Communicate

Brainstorm

Project

 

Time

Test

Cause

Invite

Inspire

Contract

 

Space

Dialogue

Network

Connect

Meeting

Integrate

 

Change

Design

Start

Meeting

Connect

Fuse

 

Whole

Think

Sense

Feel

Imagine

Reflect

 

It becomes much easier when the Names are substituted by Numbers. First we have to create a Number System. We use the same procedure.

We start with the Whole Numbers. They are used to Count. We could also use the Prime Numbers since they are the basic parts of the Whole Number System.

The Rational Numbers are the result of the operation of division. They can be represented by the harmonic series (1,1/2,1/3,1/4,..).

Irrational numbers (Pi, e, phi, sqrt(2)) capture the static relationships, the rules of the whole. They are not numbers because it is impossible to count with them. Irrational numbers can be constructed by combining the parts of the harmonic series;

Imaginary numbers capture the transitions (cyclic change) and transformations (change of form) of dynamic relationships.

     

Whole

     
     

Numbers

     
             
             
     

Dynamic Whole

     
     

Operation

     
     

Split/Merge

     
             
             
     

Primes

     
             
 

Primes

     

Operation

 
         

Split/Merge

 

Create

 

Rules

 

Connect

 

Cause

Imaginary

 

Irrational

 

Multiplication

 

Addition

Numbers

 

Numbers

 

Division

 

Subtraction

             
             
   

Irrational

 

Whole

   
       

Numbers

   
     

Primes

     
             
   

Imaginary

 

Rational

   
             

In the next part we have a look at a very old (5000 BC!!) Universal Rule System of the Whole Numbers. This System is called the Lo Shu. The Lo Shu is a 3×3 Magic Square. Every straight line of three numbers adds up to the number 15. The Magic, Every Sum of Three Amounts to 15, is the General Rule that keeps the Opposites together. It is a very Simple Rule with spectacular consequences.

The 3×3 Magic Square shows a very old wisdom, “Everything Comes in Three“. Two Opposite Forces are always balanced by a third Force, the Mediator.

When we subtract every number of the Lo Shu (Left) with the number in the center (5) a new Magic Square appears (Right) with a zero sum.

This Magic Square shows interesting symmetries:

1. The numbers (8,2), (9,1), (4,6), (3,7) have a zero sum. They are Opposites if we use the number 0 as the Center of the Opposites of the Whole Numbers. In this way we are able to reduce the numbers to five (0,1,2,3,4).

2. The numbers (3,2) and (1,4) add up to 5. They combine in a “strange” 2×2 Magic Quadrant. If we transform this quadrant to a base 0 (by subtracting 1), the Magic 2×2 Quadrant can be transformed into a Binary Quadrant (11,01,10,00) again with interesting symmetries. The basic forces are brought back to two, Expansion and Contraction (Yang and Yin, 0 and 1) with the “0′ in the Middle.

There are many more symmetries to be found in the basic Magic Square of the Universe but it is impossible to explain them all in this small blog. One of the most important symmetries in the Lo Shu is a Cycle. It helps you to travel the many possible combinations on every level.

The Old Chinese Scientists used the Symmetries of the Lo Shu to create a cycle called the Sheng Cycle. This Cycle is the Cycle of the Seasons but also the Cycle of the Body (Acupuncture), the Cycle of the Context (Feng Shui) and the Cycle of Astrology.

Below is a small part of a huge correspondence table that makes it possible to reuse the practice of one field  of Science (Nature, The Seasons) in a completely different practice (Medicine, Psychology).

If You are Angry You are in the Negative State (Counter the Clock) of the Spring State of the Sheng Cycle (called the Insulting Cycle) and you will have problems with your Liver and Gallbladder.

Something, an Idea You cannot Express, wants to Come out to expand in the Summer-State.

Perhaps You Have to start a Design but do you have a Plan?

What is the Whole You are Looking at?

What are the Boundaries?

4

9

2

   

-5

 

-1

4

-3

3

5

7

   

-5

 

-2

0

2

8

1

6

   

-5

 

3

-4

1

                   
                   
                   

Lo Shu

Lo Shu

Step

Name

Season

Feeding

Controlling

Process

Positive

Negative

Number

Number

     

Organs

Organs

 

Emotion

Emotion

3/-2

7/2

1

Wood

Spring

Liver

Gallbladder

Protect

Love

Anger

2/-3

8/3

2

Fire

Summer

Heart

Small Intestine

Time

Joy

Hate

                   

5/0

0/5

3

Earth

Indian

Spleen

Stomach

Balance

Fulfillment

Obsession

                   

1/-4

9/4

4

Metal

Autumn

Lungs

Colon

Space

Hope

Grief

4/-1

6/1

5

Water

Winter

Kidney

Bladder

Change

Will

Fear

Other scientists found many more relationships between the Lo Shu and Physics (Tony Smith), The I Tjing (Chris Lofting), The Tarot, Archetypes (Jung), Myths (Campbell), Historic Cycles (McKenna), Personality Types (MBTI, Enneagram), Left/Right Brain (Chris Lofting) and much more.

How to use all this knowledge

1. Always look at the Outside of the Boundary of the Context you want to analyze. If you cannot divide a Context in an Inside and an Outside you have done something wrong.

2. Always look at the Static AND the Dynamic part of the Context.

3. The Dynamic Part of the Context is related to a Cause/Effect-pattern (Time). Something is happening!

4. Look at the Social Dynamic Part of the Context. Entities, Objects, Roles, Humans are connecting the Time Lines. They are the Relations in your Static Model.

5. Always try to find New Combinations. If the Context is blocked it wants to move to another Time Line. Remove the Blockages!

6. If you want to analyze the Context one step deeper (16/25 perspectives, watch out, can you handle this?) try to make all the combinations that are possible. Use the Table in this Blog or create Your Own table (Fun). Read the PDF of Chris Lofting! Always use the Sheng Cycle!

7. Want to move much deeper? Use the Whole Numbers. Find Patterns (Irrational, Imaginary Numbers) and transform the patterns into Words. Use Fairy Tales, Myths, Archetypes, Music to explain the transformation.

8. Always Move Up in the Sky (Abstract, Fuse, Integrate) and Down to Earth (Implement, Try Out). Try to Unite what You have Divided. Keep an Overview. Reflect.

There is much more to say but I think you have enough food to digest.

LINKS

Chris Lofting, How to Create Sound Categories using the I Tjing

 Tony Smith, About The Lo Shu and Physics

Why God is a Topologist

god_geometry_bigSometimes I am getting very frustrated when I read spiritual books. I am getting frustrated because those books are a very complicated mixture of many other books that are also very complicated mixtures of other books.

The most complicated spiritual books are the books that use mathematical or physical theories to proof they are Right. The main reason is of course that mathematics and physics is complicated stuff to understand.

Mathematics contains the essence of Physics. You have to understand a little bit of mathematics to understand elementary Physics. The essence of Mathematics is Geometry. When you understand Geometry the rest of mathematics is just calculation (Algebra).

Geometry started as a very practical science concerned with navigation in space and the measurement of all kinds of forms. Soon the old scientists discovered interesting and unexplainable patterns. They discovered a hidden, sacred, structure behind reality and started to find ways to proof their intuiton was right.

It was not for nothing that Einstein believed God was a Geometer. Much earlier the Mystic School of Pythagoras tried to find the Sacred Geometry behind the Numbers to understand the Whole. At this moment Geometry has advanced a lot in relation to the old days of Pythagoras and even Einstein. Geometry is now called Topology, the Science of Spaces. In terms of Einstein, God was a Topologist.

To proof the theorems of Geometry the concept of congruency was used. Two figures are congruent if they have the same shape and size, but are in different positions or in more difficult language,  if they can be transformed by a combination of translation, rotation and reflection. When two figures are congruent they are “the same” and when things are “the same” you are able to prove theorems.

During the Renaissance to understand perspective drawing, two things are considered the same if they are both views of the same object. In the Renaissance the perspective, looking from a different angle, was added as a “the sameness”. Circles and ellipses became part of one class.

A “the sameness” has a lot to do with Identities and Wholes. When your view on “the sameness” changes you are able to identify a different whole. The new concept of the Perspective made is possible to “see” the Sun as a persistent object instead of an ever changing object.  

During the Renaissance the Sun became the Center of the Whole. The highly confusing worldview of the Middle Ages where something was the same when it really was the same object in reality slowly faded away. The external world became the world of the Eye, the microscope and the telescope.

Topology changed this view dramatically. In topology, any continuous change which can be continuously undone is allowed. So a circle is the same as a triangle or a square, because you just pull on parts of the circle to make corners and then straighten the sides, to change a circle into a square.

In the View of Topology the Sun is nothing but a small part of an ever expanding and contracting Universe. Topology transformed the external World of the Eye into the Internal World of Moving Water, Waves and the Emotions, the Felt Sense.  Topology is the Science that prepares the Way for the Water Bearer, Aquarius.

Topology is just like Geometry not only the science of space. It is also the science of transformation and transformation is also the essence of spirituality.

The major issue of Topology is the Contraction and Expansion of forms and again the essence of spiritual transformation is the Breath of God, the Holy Spirit. Topology has also a lot to do with Harmony or Symmetry and again Realizing Harmony is one of the major issues in Spirituality.

The interesting part of Topology is that you are able to do research on a huge scientific mathematical domain by exploring just one structure which is a representative of all the other structures.

ouroboros

The first object of interest are the Circle and The Line. It is not possible to transform a Circle into a Line without cutting the Cycle in one Point, Infinity.

In a circular, moving world, Infinity is non existent or every Point of the Circle corresponds with Infinity. 

This is an  interesting insight because  almost nobody doubts about the fact that the space we live is a Circular Rotating Space. In the World of the Circle  The very Small and the very Big are the Same.

 

monster

According to the Physicists our Space is a much stranger Space than a Circular Space.

Our Universe is highly dimensional because the complicated symmetry of our Universe simply does not fit in a lower dimensional space.

The most symmetric object, strangely called the Monster, uses 196,884 dimensions.

We, the Humans, travel a small part of the Monster, because we are not able to see enough perspectives. A perspective is a dimension.

One of the most interesting subjects is Self-Reference. The most simple Self-Referential structure is a Circle.

Topology contains very special Self-Referencial Structures like the Moebius Ring and the Klein-Bottle. The Moebius Ring is a Space without an Outside. It is closed in Its Self. You always travel the same surface.

klein bottle

A Klein Bottle is even stranger. Its surface is Closed in Itself but it has no Inside and no Outside. It simply IS. 

A Moebius Ring exists in our 3-dimensional space.

A Klein Bottle needs 4-dimensional space. The Klein Bottle has a lot in common with a very old concept, the Ouroburos, the Snake who eats Himself. The Snake is a symbol for the Kundalini, the Force of Enlightment.

knotMore complicated topological structures are Knots and to give you a quick insight, the Universe is a Web that was never Woven, a beautiful Veil that is difficult to See when you are travelling a small part of it.

I know this small blog will not help to get an insight but I assure you that when you start to explore Topology You will encounter new Concepts (or Paradigms) that will surprise You.

Topology will  give You a still small but highly extended perspective on the Creation of the One that expanded in so many Harmonic structures.

LINKS

The History of Topology

About our Limited Perspective and the Limits of Reasoning

About the Topology of Art, a Short Introduction to Bahktin

About Free Will, Time and the Monster

About the Moebius Ring and the Klein Bottle in Philosophy

About Self-Reference in Physics

About Knots in Philosophy

About the Klein Bottle

A Very Strange Way to Explain the Current Crisis

I wrote and thought a lot about Time and Time Travel. My investigations made it clear to me that Time Travel must be possible and is also happening. Most people are not aware of the Cyclic Patterns of Time.

They think Time is a Line extending into Infinity. The Cyclic Patterns are moving With the Clock and Counter the Clock. At this moment The Cycles are Reversing in Time. This explains the current Crisis.

The conclusion of my research in Time was that we are traveling through a Vibrating Static Structure, A Fluent Crystal, which contains a huge amount of possible paths. We have Free Choice to travel the many Paths but the Amount of Possible Choices is fixed.

When we are traveling and return at the same point we started our traveling, we have gone through a Cycle.

When you go to work in the morning and return at home in the evening and repeat this sequence day after day you are moving through a very simple cycle. When you Repeat the Same Mistakes all the Time you are moving through a Cycle. When you are Born and Die you are moving through a Cycle called Life.

Cycles can be very complex. They are sometimes so complex that you are not aware you are repeating the same pattern all the time. You are experiencing the Feeling of Freedom of Choice because you are not Observing Your Path.

When you are Capable of Observing Your Path the Cyclic Behavior Ends. You Watch the Cycle but you are not In the Cycle. You are freed from the Cycle when you don’t make a Choice at all. This is what the Chinese Masters call the Tao.

Cycles basically move in two directions. They move With the Clock and Counter the Clock. Our Clocks move With the Clock so we assume that Time is moving With the Clock. When we move Counter the Clock we are moving Back in Time.

Cycles With the Clock, are Positive, Generating, Cycles.

Cycles Counter the Clock , are Negative, Destructive, Cycles.

The direction of a rotation is called Spin.

If we combine two Cycles that are moving With AND Counter the Clock an interesting structure appears. This Structure is called the Moebius Ring and is often used to represent the Symbol of Infinity, the Lemniscate or Ourobouros (A Snake).

The Moebius Ring is a very interesting structure because it does not have an Above and an Under. When you are traveling the Boundary you are always traveling the Same Surface. The Moebius Ring is easily constructed by connecting the two ends of a strip of twisted paper.

To Change the Direction of a Cycle you have to introduce a Twist.

To Travel Time you to have to Twist Time.

The Twist is an interesting concept. One of the Questions you could ask is if You would experience a Twist when it happened. The answer is Yes and No. Yes, when the Twist is an Up or Down Peak (An Event). No, when the Twist is a smooth path.

The most interesting Peak Experience in Life is Death. At that time the Cycle of Life is closed and another Cycle with a different Spin starts. Many cultures believe the Cycle of Death is real. In Western Society many people believe the Cycle of Death is non existent. Scientists are spending a lot of time to prove that the moment of Death is the End of Everything.

History is moving through Cycles. At some point in time many people feel History is Repeating Itself. Most of the time people believe the Cycles are moving into a certain direction. They are moving UP and DOWN. When you look at the Economic Cycles the data show that the Economic Cycles are Moving UP.

In reality the UP Cycle behind the Economic Cycle is another Cycle that is in its UP-state. Behind this Cycle is another (Long-Term) Cycle and another Cycle and …but somewhere the Cycle of Cycles (A Spiral) is Closed in Itself (A Spiraling Spiral). Just like the Moebius Ring there is no Above and Under. We are (Time-)traveling a Boundary that is closed in itself.

I don’t think many people will disagree with the concept of Cycles in History. The Theory of Economic Cycles has proven itself without any Doubt.

I don’t think many people understand that Cycles are moving in two directions. They believe the Cycles are moving With the Clock. If you believe Cycles move With the Clock it is easy to see that the Seasons are a beautiful Metaphor to understand Cyclic Behavior.

But what will happen when the Cycles of History move Counter the Clock???

If we would move through time Counter the Clock History would repeat itself just like History is Repeating Itself when we move With the Clock but the Stages of the Cycle (The Seasons) would show themselves in a Different Order.

If the Cycle With the Clock is an UP Cycle, the Cycle Counter the Clock would be a Down Cycle.

If you read the references in this Blog you will see that Western Culture is (or was) moving Counter The Clock, a CYCLE of DESTRUCTION.

The Cycle of Destruction (Capitalism, Materialism) was seen as a positive Cycle by many People but now they are becoming Aware of Reality. Western Culture is destructing Nature. It is not only destructing Nature but it is also destructing Human Culture.

At a certain point in time the Cycle HAS TO REVERSE. This TWIST is a Peak Experience, a Major Crisis. I hope You now See what is really Happening. We are Reversing the Cycle and the new Cycle is a GENERATING CYCLE. We are really Moving UP into a new state of Consciousnesa. This new state is not the state people who love materialism and capitalism (and War and Destruction and Greed and Control and Desire and …) will like.

LINKS

About The Twist in History

 About the Twist in Literature

About Cyclic Behavior in History

About Cyclic Behavior in History

Using the Seasons to Understand Cycles

 

About Balfour and the End of Time.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz lived between 1646 and 1716. He was a universal scientist and made contributions to mathematics, philosophy, technology and social sciences. Leibniz did not believe Time and Space were real. Current developments in Physics prove that Leibniz was right. We are approaching the End of Time and Space.

The observation that time is a linear chain of events moving from the past to the future is wrong. Our believe-system makes a selection out of an infinite amount of (disconnected) Events.

The events are part of a very complex Framework, a Fluent Crystal, which is slightly out of balance. With every change of the Crystal new Shapes, or Configurations, are formed but the Crystal, the Structure, The Geometry, is not changed.

According to Leibniz Our world is the world which is at the same time the Simplest in hypotheses and the Richest in phenomena. There are many other possible worlds because there is an infinity of possible laws. Some of the laws are proper to one world, others proper to another. Each possible individual of a world includes the laws of its world in its notion.

Monad
Monad

The Universe of Leibniz is filled with Individual Monads (Souls) who are Observing. A Monad is pregnant with the future and laden with the past of his own World. Past and Future are folded up within the Monad.

A Monad is always in the Now. We are part of a Monad and the Monad is part of Us. We are One Mind that is fragmented by a Cosmic Accident. All the Minds contain the Sparkle of the Whole and are desperatly trying to Unite.

Leibniz does not believe in cause and effect (Time). They are a way to explain what we See. The Universe is What it Is. It contains a Pre-Established Harmony. We are a product of Our Senses and the Senses are creating a very Narrow View of the Universe. We Think the Universe is What We See and create Theories that prove that we are Right but all the Theories until now contain a fatal error.

They are proving that Time is Linear and Space is Distance. We are unable to travel Space because we are not able to exceed the limit of Light. The prove of all these theories is based on Infinite Regress and Infinite Regress is a logical mistake. Our Universe is not “Turtles on Turtles“, “Particles all the Way Down”.The Universe is a Fixed Structure and we (the Monads) are exploring this Stucture.

Every monad mirrors the Whole of the Universe in that it expresses every other monad, but no monad has a window through which it could actually receive or supply causal influences. A monad cannot be influenced, there is no way for a monad to be born or destroyed. All Monads are Eternal. They are always Watching the Others. The only thing that changes is the Way they Watch, Their Point of View. The Monads are Alone but they are also Together because Every Monad is an Expression of the Same Principle, Harmony, Beauty or Love, The Fluent Crystal, That IS.

When a Monad is Watching it is capable of having an infinite number and complexity of perceptions. We (our Brain, Our Senses) are not conscious of all these “little perceptions” (Events), as Leibniz calls them. We connect some of them, create a “stream of consciousness” and make up a convincing story. We are constantly filtering our perceptions. The Filter is our Believe System. A huge part of What we See is not Seen but Projected on the Outside World. We See what we want to See.

The main characteristic of Our Universe is Varity. We are constantly generating new Insights of the Whole. Our Universe is a Field that is creating New Exiting Combinations that are Creating New Exiting Combinations. It always Changes because we the Observers are Changing our Point of View.  Our Universe is a Creative Universe.

The independent physicist Julian Barbour used the philosophy of Leibniz to create a completely new vision on our Universe. His vision can be found in his book “the End of Time”.

In a blog I wrote about Seth. Seth is a Monad who uses channeling (an Exchange of Energy) to explain the Physical Universe. Seth shows how we are Creating our Own Reality and what we can do to create the Reality we really want. A few days ago I found Elias. Elias is also a channeling Monad. Elias uses the Concepts of Seth to explain what is Happening at this Moment.

A small citation:

You all notice a change in consciousness of your world. Even those who are unaware notice a changing shift in consciousness“.

“The action of your shift in consciousness encompasses the entirety of your globe. It is not limited to any group, any family, any selectivity of consciousness within this dimension. It is all-encompassing”.

You have chosen, within this dimension, a new experience in creativity. You have chosen, within what you term to be your history, certain actions and experiences for long time periods, in your terms. These have been purposeful for those experiences. You presently move away from your religious era, which has continued for quite some physical time period, into a new awareness in consciousness, to allow you an expanded creativity and allow you to utilize your abilities of essence within physical focus. You are expanding your reality to encompass more of essence and more of your own creative abilities

What Elias is explaining is what Leibniz (and Balbour) are explaining but he explains Much More. He explains Why we are moving into what the Old Scientists called The Golden Age. We are moving into the Golden Age because we are bored by the Way we are looking at the Fluent Crystal.

We have explored every part we are able to See. We are blocked by all the Hierarchical Systems (Religion, Science, Politics, Banking) that are not based on a Solid Foundation. The Foundation of the World is not based on Hierarchy but on Relationship. We want something New. Something that gives US, the Monad of this Possible Universe, the Opportunity to Explore and use OUR Creativity.

The Golden Age will be a time when the Financial System of the Earth will collapse, War, Aging and Sickness will disappear and traveling Time/Space will become possible. The Doors of Perception will open wide and many new parts of the Beautiful Crystal will become visible. The most important potential of the Golden Age will be Unlimited Creativity.

The huge change in Focus on a completely New Part of the Crystal Field will destroy all our current Believe-Systems. This will create an enormous amount of Chaos and Trauma but in the end we will live in something we now would consider Paradise.

LINKS

An Interview with Julian Barbour about the End of Time

An Article of Julian Barbour about the Philosophy of Leibniz

The Philosophy of Leibniz

About the Shift that is happening at this moment, The Website contains all the material of Elias

 

About Pan and Anarchy

The colors in this picture relate Panarchy to the Theory of Change Paths of Change.
3D model of Panarchy
2D model of Panarchy.

In 2002 the book Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems, (Gunderson, L.H and Holling, C.S (eds)) was published. To my knowledge this is one of the most important books of our time.

Panarchy is the first theory that is able to explain the behavior of complex ecosystems. It is an integration of many former theories in economics, biology, ecology, sociology, mathematics, psychology and other sciences.

Have a look at RA to learn more about Panarchy. You will be surprised by the amount of interesting articles and insights.

In this blog I will use long citations: “The world has not collapsed because natural ecological systems have the resilience to experience wide change and still maintain the integrity of their functions.

The world also has not collapsed because of human behavior and creativity. People do learn, however spasmodically. Change and extreme transformations have been part of humanity’s evolutionary history. People’s adaptive capabilities, have made it possible not only to persist passively, but to create and innovate when limits are reached.

The controls determined by each set of biotic structuring processes within terrestrial ecosystems are remarkably robust and the behaviors resulting are remarkably resilient. That robustness comes from functional diversity and spatial heterogeneity in the species and physical variables that mediate the key processes that structure and organize patterns in ecosystems and landscapes.

The stability domains that define the type of system (e.g. forest, savanna, grassland, or shrub steppe) are so large that external disturbances have to be extreme and/or persistent before the system flips irreversibly into another state. Except under extreme climatic conditions, Mother Nature is not basically in a state of delicate balance. If She were, the world would indeed have collapsed long ago“.

The books starts with a description of the five metaphors or world-views that are used to look at Nature. These metaphors are the same metaphors Bhaktin uses to describe the proces of the evolving narratives in human culture.

The World-Views are connected to Mathematical Models that are commonly used in Science to explain an Ecology. The authors show that every model has its consequences. The most beautifull thing they show is that these models are not wrong. They are needed to keep the Cycle of the Ecology running.

What they also show is that a Panarchy-cycle uses a memory when the Ecology is collapsing. Somewhere a small area is preserved. It contains the “seeds” of the new Cycle. We have to look back when we want to move foreward. We also have to look back to learn feom our mistakes. “People do learn, however spasmodically”. Learning is not copying. We have “to create and innovate when limits are reached”.

Somewhere in History the Seeds of the New Cycle are available. A beautifull example is the Sacred Groove. It is a place where very old trees are preserved by the local community. They need the trees to aquire medicine to cure deseases or snake bites.

Because the new Cycle has to be based on Harmony I feel you have to have a look at China. China is not only the Economy Power that is able to destroy the World when it moves on the way it moves. It is also the Culture where Harmony was the basic Concept. When you read my blogs you will see that I use many Chinese Concepts to explain.

The theory is a Self-Referencial (“Fractal”) theory and uses the Moebius Ring as the central concept. You understand why I was flabbergasted when I found Panarchy on the Internet.

The last thing that made me very enthousiastic is the name Panarchy. It is based on the name of the Old Greek God of Joy and Nature, Pan.

Pan was “Goat-legged, enthusiastic, a lover of ectacy, dancing among the stars, weaving the harmony of the Cosmos into playfull song” (The Orphic Hymns). The myth was told in Early Creece that he had left the Earth. It is of a high urgency that we ask Pan to come back. We can only save Mother Nature when we become enthusiastic again to weave Harmony all over the World.

Pan is also the God of Dance and Rythm:

Complex natural systems work in rhythms – with a front-loop phase of slow, incremental growth and accumulation, and a back-loop stage of rapid reorganisation leading to renewal, to, collapse. The front-loop phase is more predictable with higher degrees of certainty.

In both the natural and social worlds, it maximises production and accumulation. The consequence of this is an accumulation and concentration of wealth, but also emergence of greater vulnerability, due to the increasing number of interconnections that link that wealth, and those that bear it, in efforts to sustain it.

Little time and few resources are available for alternatives that explore different visions or opportunities. Emergence and novelty is inhibited. This growing connectedness leads to increasing rigidity in its goal to retain control, and the system becomes ever more tightly bound together. This reduces resilience and the capacity of the system to absorb change, thus increasing the threat of abrupt change.

We can recognise the needs for change but become politically stifled in our capacity to act effectively. Wealth and broadening wealth accumulated to lead to our present vulnerability on a world stage.

We are entering the back loop of re-organisation that entails the collapse of accumulated connections, the release of bound up knowledge and capital. But it also opens a creative potential and the opportunity for ‘creative destruction“.

The World and Our Society is now in the non-predictable back-loop stage of rapid reorganisation, creative destruction, collaps and renewal. It will soon jump back to an early stage where the Seeds of the New Cycle of Creation are Stored.

Because the Long Term Cycle of Earth is now Collapsing we have to look back for a long time to find the Seeds. The most impressive collaps of our World happened when the Great Flood appeared at 3117 BC.

Strangely enough 3117 BC is the start of the Mayan Calendar and the Indian Kali Yuga (“The Dark Age“).  Before that time the Humans lived in the Green Sahara also called Paradise. At that time Pan, the God of Nature,  was still there.

Do we have to move back to Paradise to Start All over Again?

Catching the Light: About Steiner, Goethe and The Placebo Effect

When I was working at ABN-bank I was doing a project to reorganize the Archives of the bank. One of my colleagues was heavily inspired by the work of Rudolph Steiner. He was very busy to create a new type of bank based on his ideas (now The Triodos-Bank). 

 

At the same time I met people that were practicing his ideas in the process of automation and organizational change processes. I loved what they were doing so I started to read his Books. 

 

Steiner came back in my life when I wanted to know more about Colors. I bought the Color Theory of Goethe and I found out that Goethe was the person that inspired Steiner the most. 

 

Goethe and Steiner became a force of Inspiration for Me and my Wife. She started to do Art-courses and I saw that she loved it. She even considered to become an Art-Therapist. We visited the Goetheaneum in Dornach (Zwitserland). We found an Antroposophic general practitioner. She uses Homeopathic medicine. I practiced Eurhythmics and lately I got a treatment to strengthen my “boundaries” where they use the Essential Oil of Flowers.

 

Arthur Zajonc is a well known Professor of Physics. He is also inspired by Rudolph Steiner and Goethe. Many people think the ideas of Steiner are weird and non-scientific but as you see even a professor of Physics knows that what he is saying to the world is of tremendous value. 

 

Arthur Zajonc wrote a beautifull book called “Catching The Light”. The book tries to explain Light.  It uses two perspectives. The perspective of Physics and the perspective of Steiner.

 

Zajonc shows that Science and Spirituality are basically telling the same story. Mind, Spirit and Soul are seeing the same thing but use different words to describe the same phenomenon.

 

 The most interesting part of the book is about the Imagination. Experiments show that we don’t see with our eyes. We see the world through our Imagination. 

 

Experiments in Physics show also that our Imagination (Our Creative Power) is controlling the Material world. Matter (Photons) is doing what the Imagination wants them it to do. We Get what we See.

 

Many people don’t understand the impact of this. They Think we are controlled by an outside Force (Fate) and they don’t realize that everything they are encountering in Life is created by Themselves. They don’t want to see that the Outside World is reflecting their personal creative process. If things go wrong they don’t realize that they want them to go wrong.

 

How can we make things go right? It’s simple. Imagine they are going right. Think positive.

Do you know why Medicine is working? 

Because we Believe its Working. 

I Love the Placebo effect!