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Folding A Circle iIn Half: Part 2. Principles

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Let’s get back to the first fold in the circle (Feb. entry) and talk about the principles behind the parts that determine the interrelationships between those parts and all subsequent folding with a circle. In deciding that the circle is a mathematical symbol representing nothing, and using fragments to draw 2-D constructions to prove abstract formula, we have failed to understand that the circle is both Whole and part. Understanding the circle is Whole allows us to observe what is principle. Principles happen first; they affect all parts and all folds, reconfigurations, and joining of multiple circles. If we do not know what is principle, what comes first, we do not really know comprehensively what we are doing.

The sphere is Whole before all other forms. Compression transforms the sphere to circle. Spherical unity is principle to the nature of the circle; it comes first. It is triunity; a disk in space showing three circle planes. By adding the two edges there are five generalized parts. We can add the inside volume and the external space, seven individualized associations of unity. There are seven observable qualities that happen first in this act of compression and again in decompressing spherical information by folding the circle.

Stating with the WHOLE, there is MOVEMENT that creates DIVISION forming a DUALITY in TRIANGULATION, where there is a CONSISTANCY of all parts to the movement of the Whole, and each part is INNER-DEPENDENT to the Whole.

Every fold in the circle reflects these seven principle qualities. They apply to all aspects of our lives.

Notice the first five observations are about the mechanics. They reveal the manifest functionality of structural order. The last two observations are relational. They give us the most trouble. We are not consciously consistent in developing progressive habits, and we do not like the idea of being dependent on anyone or anything. We have trouble connecting with the inner, the unseen intention of first cause, the absolute pattern that regulates all purposeful evolutionary formation. The degree of clarity about these two qualities has everything to do with how we relate and interact with each other, and the connections we make that give meaning and value to our lives. These ideas about principles are not just a philosophy illustrated by folding a circle. It comes from direct observation about what happens when a sphere is compressed and again when the circle is folded.

Cutting the circle into parts violates the principles and destroys unity causing disruption, and confusion; then breakdown occurs. We are left with separated pieces and must rely on the inconsistency of the human mind and construction methods. Unity can not be constructed; it is a function found only with the Whole. Principles are not a function of parts, but of the Whole. We only have to look at what we have done to this planet and the condition of people’s lives to know there is destruction, lack of clarity, and little understanding of principles or purpose. Humanity lacks knowledge of unity, is confused about the Whole, and has become addicted to fragmented construction using bits and pieces for our own short-sighted pleasure. We are under the illusion that we create unity with parts. Yet we do make extraordinary bigger parts from smaller parts, and incredible smaller and useful parts.

Understanding these principles help us to recognize unity, support the beauty of endless differences and to progressively benefit from such diverse expressions of inner goodness. We lack responsibility to the interconnections between all people for our lack of understanding our dependency on the common source of all being. To better understand what is inclusively principled can help clarify and reconcile the confusion between widely differing forms of social and religions cultures and our individual experience.

The Wholemovement approach to geometry and pattern development differs from traditional understanding based in a mixture of false assumptions, inconsistencies, and an over abundance of self interest. Ask mathematicians what the principles of mathematics are and keep tract of all the different answers you get. We do not have an understanding of what is principle beyond what we think is more important than what somebody else thinks. Folding circles offers a demonstration of principles that are inclusively dynamic to all pattern development of formation, in all fields of study as far as I can tell. Knowing what is principle helps to increase our capacity to a clearer understanding about consistency of appropriate behavior about our place in the universe. The sphere/circle reformation and folding is the only principled, experiential, hands-on activity that demonstrates anything about the idea of a comprehensive and inclusive Whole.



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